Monday, December 21, 2015

October 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes of the meeting of 6th of October 2015

The meeting was called to order by President Sarah Huechteman on time.

43 members and 4 guest was in attendance.

Committee Reports
Welcomed and performed introductions of guests.  Advised that all the minutes have been posted to the blog.

Treasury report was given by Chris.

Elections for new board will occur in December.  We need a nominating committee.  1 person to head up and 2 people to help.  President’s position will be open.  See Sarah if interested.

Community sew day will be Sunday October 18, 1 pm to 4 pm, here at Stitched with Love.

Charity blocks and charity quilts were collected. Goal of 15 charity quilts for the year has been made. We accept blocks, fabrics, quilt tops, finished quilts, etc.  Charity quilt kits were made and offered up for people to take home to complete.   Deborah won the charity drawing. Quilt tops were made at the sew day and looking for volunteers to machine quilt them.  If you bring back a quilted quilt, you get a prize.  You do not have to bind.  Quilt kits are also available if you want to piece tops.  If you have completed quilts you want to donate, we will accept those as well.  

Little bundles of fabric have been made to make charity blocks using an improve technique.  We will combine all the blocks and then make a charity quilt.  You may add solids to the fabric if you would like.  12 in finished blocks please.

19 people arrived for retreat.  Jelly roll race occurred.  Everyone had a great time, another retreat in February on Valentines weekend.  Will invite Dallas, Fort Worth, OKC guilds.  Will still occur @ sunset retreat.  If interested, contact Alice Dutton.
New Business
Catherine is running the bi-monthly member spot light.  If you want to be spotlighted, go to People will be randomly selected.

Modern Halloween fat quarters were collected. Three drawings occurred.  Each month we will have a theme for fat quarters.  Anyone who wants to participate in the fat quarter lotto brings a fat quarter for the lot and receives a ticket.  Drawings are held to win the lot of fat quarters.  Next month’s theme is Stripes.

Swapping of Halloween Totes occurred.

Martha Wolf did a presentation.  “Done is Better Than Perfect”

There is an “oath” to sign and commit to completing WIPs.  Challenge is to complete some WIPs, and for every project you complete, bring in Feb and for every completed project, you will be entered into a drawing.

Bring your Modern Quilt Guild Challenge projects to the November meeting so we can vote on our favorite.  Prizes available.

Fort Worth guild has contacted us about Sherry Lynn Wood.  Author of Improve Handbook for Modern Quilters.  We can possibly book her for our group depending on cost in February.

Show and tell occurred

Door Prize drawings occurred

Birthday certificates were handed out.

Stitched with Love is looking for new instructors.

Jessie is looking for volunteers to do demo night.

Stitch school at Stitched With Love.  One Saturday a month.  A discussion around certain quilting aspects.

Next Meeting at 6:30 on November 3rd

Meeting was adjourned timely.

Things to bring to November Meeting:
·      Any fabric to be donated to community service
·      Community Service blocks. 
·      Quilted community service quilt
·      Bee Blocks
·      Striped fat quarter(s) for the lottery

·      WIP Challenge Oath

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