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Meeting Minutes, February 2,2011

GUILD MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
10 AM -12 N00N
THE SEWING STUDIO


I.  Welcome and Introduction
     15 people in attendance
     Approval of January Meeting Minutes
     No Treasurer's Report as the Treasurer was unable to attend the meeting.
     There were no birthdays in February so no February Birthday Fat Quarters to distribute.

II. Introduction of Officers for the new Year, March 2011 through February 2012
     President: Rene
     Vice President: Beth
     Secretary: Kathryn
     Treasurer:  Michele
     Membership Coordinator: Julie
     Program Coordinator for Workshops: Alejandrina (If you have suggestions send to Rene who will share with Alejandrina)
     Program Coordinator for Meetings: Rene  (If anyone would like to volunteer for this position     please contact Rene.
     Charity Coordinator: Beth

III. Guild Block of the Month
     We are going to start having Block of the Month beginning with the March meeting.  A block is announced with general guidelines.  Participants put their block or blocks in a drawing.  You get as many  chances to win as the number of blocks you bring to the meeting. Winner takes all blocks.  The first Block of the Month is a 6 inch unfinished cross block on a white back ground.  Information and instructions are already posted on the OMQG website. These are to be brought to the March Meeting.

IV.  Spiderweb Block Demo
     This month's demo was on how to make a spiderweb block and was given by Rene.  A tutorial can be found online at A La Mode.

V.   Other Guild Business
    --Patriotic Blocks were collected as this is the final date for them to be turned on for this donation quilt. We have a total of 27!
    --Robert Kaufman Challenge.  The final reveal for these quilts (finished or quilt tops) is the Sew-cial on March 21st.
    --Alzheimers Quilts-Rene shared her participation in this project and answered questions for others who might be interested in getting involved.  For information go to the website of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.
    --Reminders about other guild quilt shows were given.  Feb. 11 and 12th the Space Coast Quilters host a show in Titusville at the Brevard Community College, March 3 and 4th the Mount Dora Lake County Quilters hold their show in Mount Dora.  March 10-12th there is the Seaside Piecemakers Quilt Show in Melbourne.
    --Next Sew Day is Feb. 26.
    --Sew-cial to be held on Monday, March 21st was discussed.  The Dr. Phillips Branch meeting room has been reserved for 6 to 9 pm.  Input was requested by the group.  Many good suggestions were noted.  Hope, Julie and Kathryn will be heading up the planning for this event.  Plus Julie and Michele will work on fliers.
    --Door prize was won by Sonia!

VI. Show and Tell
     The pictures tell the story...








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