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April 2, 2014 Meeting Minutes

MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 2, 2014
MAITLAND, FLORIDA

1.  WELCOME AND GREETINGS
Introduction of Visitors
There were 28 members and guests in attendance.


2.  RAFFLE BASKET
The April Raffle Basket was presented by Zonetta

and won by Christina.

3.  TREASURER'S REPORT
The monthly Treasurer Report was given by Marge.

4.  THANK YOUS
Yanick offered thanks to past officers and committee chairs.

5.  CURRENT COMMITTEE LEADERS
Yanick announced committee leaders as follows:
-Education: Cara
-Charity: Linda and Beth
-Mentoring:  Michele and Marge
-Bees: Jodi and Sue
-Demos: Debra
-Sunshine: During the meeting Beata volunteered for this position
-Challenge Committee: Please contact Yanick if you are interested in this.

6.  COMMITTEE REPORTS

-EDUCATION
Cara is working on lining up teachers for this year and possibly for 2015.

-CHARITY
OMQG will work with Beta House. Linda presented the first of three projects.  The first is for interested members to each make a baby blanket to donate to Beta House.  Linda will collect the quilts at the May, June and July meetings. The sample quilt that Linda made was 36 by 36 inches.


-BEES
Friday is the deadline to join one of the Bees.  Please contact Jodi.


7.  DEMO
A paper piecing demo, including the joys and challenges of paper piecing, was given by Love.

10.  SHOW AND TELL


















"I Wish I had Made That" was awarded to Maya.

11.  BOM
The April Blocks of the Month

were won by Yvonne.


Debra presented the Wonky Log Cabin Block as the May BOM to be done in White and Black and one other color.


The tutorial by Jacquie Gering is here.

12.  UFO CHALLENGE
Cara introduced the UFO Challenge. Members (who want to participate) are to count all UFOS as of April 2 and report this number to Cara either by email in April or by bringing a written list to the May meeting.  For each UFO completed from now until the December holiday party, members will earn a ticket to be entered as a chance in a prize drawing in December.

13.  AUCTION
Yanick introduced the idea of an auction fund raiser.  More to come on this in the following months.

14. FABRIC CHALLENGE
The Michael Miller fabrics for the Challenge just arrived to Orlando on April 1st.  Members will be able to get their fabric at the May meeting or at one of the Sew Days in April. For those who want to participate in the MQG challenge the final day to upload a photo of your completed quilt is June 23rd.  For the local level challenge there are no rules.  We ask members to bring their completed project to the July Meeting to share with all the OMQG members. More information is available here.


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