February 3, 2016
President Yanick called the meeting to order. 39 members and 2 guests were present.
Participants were asked to share their work from OMQG's recent precision piecing class with Lee Monroe, and share tips they learned from the class.
Marge presented our projected 2016 annual budget, which was approved by the membership.
Last month's winner Tanyia made a special quilt which she included among the other goodies in the basket....
Blog post winners for this month are Diana and Michelle.
- Yanick reminded everyone that membership renewals will be collected next month for 2016. Dues are $50.
- The OMQG exhibit at Mancuso's World Quilt Fest was such a success last month that we have been asked to again have a special exhibit at next year's show. Yanick suggested that the guild consider a theme for our entries, as this was something a number of other guilds exhibiting in the show did.
- Check the blog for a number of exciting quilt shows that are taking place in Florida in the near future.
ONGOING UFO CHALLENGE
The link for this year's challenge is now available on the blog. You can find the survey here or by clicking on the "Challenges" tab.
The prospective slate of new officers for 2016-2017 is as follows:
All officers were elected by a vote of the membership.
Thank you to Zonetta and her committee for conducting the search and the election.
Our annual fabric auction will take place at the April meeting. Marge is collecting donations now, and will do so throughout March. Please add a label to your fabric showing the measurements of any yardage or FQs. Smaller pieces may be collected in bags and sold as one item. Books and notions will also be sold.
Alissa conducted a very helpful demo on a quick method for chain piecing.
Several of our members have appeared, or will be appearing, on various podcast. Frank recently was a guest on Crafty Planner, and the outgoing Board members will be featured soon on Modern Sewciety.
The OMQG Library is now open! Remember, books may only be checked out for one month, and MUST be returned at the next meeting. Please donate any modern quilting books you may be finished with, and also contact Yanick with any suggestions for books you'd like to see the library purchase. Remember to review any Lucky Spools books you check out on Amazon.
SHOW AND TELL
This month's gorgeous blocks......
In closing, Yanick and the outgoing board thanked the membership for a great experience! It's been really fun for all, and great way to get to know more of our members.
Meeting adjourned at 11:30.