May 4, 2011
10 AM - 12 Noon
Sewing Studio in Maitland
Beth conducted the meeting and there were 22 people in attendance.
Welcome to members, new members and guests.
The June BOM will be a block design of the makers choice in blues, a 10.5 inch square unfinished.
The May Block of the Month Drawing for 24 red and white blocks was won by Linda.
The group Veteran's quilt will be donated to a VA nursing home in Orlando. Julia will handle the donation.
Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative - Beth talked about the requirements of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative and how the mini quilts are sold online.
Programs - Alejandrina talked about the possibility of a needle turn applique class. Other options such as a workshop with Valerie Goodwin were discussed. There was a great discussion about what are "modern quilts" and "art quilts." The group consensus was that they would like to participate in a new survey of what members would like to learn, what members would be willing to teach or demo to the group, and what skills/methods does each person want to learn. A survey is to also include questions about how much would a member be willing to pay for a special workshop bringing in someone from out of town to teach. One suggestion was the members provide a demo before Sew Day begins at a small charge and that the fees are saved to help bring in teachers. Alejandrina and Kathryn agreed to work on the survey, and Beth strongly encouraged that everyone was needed to respond to the survey in order for it to be useful to the guild members. We also discussed a field trip to a local long arm shop, and we agreed to wait until fall for the visit due to summer travels.
Treasurers Report- Current Balance of funds with some bills still to be turned in is $1444.93. There had been 23 members with an additional 3 people joining today for a total of 26 paid members.
The Door Prize of Rene's Mug Rug was won by Mary Ann.
Mug Rug Swap - any member who brought a mug rug in a bag could swap with other members.
In the following photos members pose with the mug rug they won in the swap.
Show and Tell