Call to OrderOur January meeting was called to order on time by our new President, Stephanie Schroer.
We had 5 new members join, 11 visitors, and a "whole lot of people" in attendance.
We started a new "icebreaker" poll that will run during our "mingle" time before the meetings start. A question of the month will be posted and you can text your reply. Our question this month was "What is the most prominent/favorite color in your stash?" Aqua led for most of our mingling time, but at 6:30 the final winner was a 3 way tie between Blue, Turquoise, & Aqua (which Lissa Alexander pointed out during our program, are all somewhat the same). Tied for second were pink, purple, and teal.
Membership Renewal & DirectoryMartha Wolf (Membership) and Chris Simon (Treasurer) oversaw collection of dues as this is a new year! Annual dues are $50 and not only give you the benefit of membership in our local guild, but also the benefits of membership in The Modern Quilt Guild. If you forgot this month, please bring your dues to the next meeting - pay with cash (correct change) or check (made out to the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild).
As requested, Martha is also developing a directory of guild members with contact information, including name, email, and Instagram "handle". Members are given a choice whether to opt out of publication in the directory.
2016 Board Member Introduction
President - Stephanie Schroer
VP Programs - Ellyn Zinsmeister
VP Events - Alice Dutton
VP of Communications - Catherine Dutton
Treasurer - Chris Simon
VP Membership - Martha Wolf
Secretary - Rachel Reid
Committee ReportsSecretary - Our membership chair Martha posted minutes from December 2015 to the website.
Treasurer - Chris presented our current treasury report. National dues will be paid this month, so expect expenses to be higher next meeting.
Community service - Dusty Allendorf is our community service committee chair. Chris Simon donated the 1st quilt top of the year. Joellen Brill donated her completed quilt from the paint chip challenge. Susan Cooksey donated blocks she made after taking Chris' class on Improv at Stitched with Love.
Business#NotGoingtoQuiltConRetreat - last call for signups for this retreat at Sunset Retreat Center February 11-14. Over 30 of your fellow members and friends have signed up already! Find more information here.
Alice Dutton ran our FQ Lottery of modern, high quality quilting cotton. The theme for this month was text prints. Stephanie Schroer, Julia Lewis, & Lisa Lake each won a bundle of 12 FQ's. February's theme will be Red, Pink & White.
Our two quilting bee's collected blocks. There is currently room in Allyson Talbot's group if you are interested in joining. Ellyn's group constructed for Bee Queen Joy Hinkleman, who chose a scrappy spiderweb block.
If you signed up for the Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake challenge online, the fabric will be shipped to the guild. More information will follow.
The UFO challenge is due in February! Get your 3 projects completed & bring them in for show & tell. You'll get a ticket for completions & we will have multiple prizes to raffle.