Meeting Minutes_May 2, 2018

May 02, 2018 
The Sewing Studio Classroom

This was an abbreviated business meeting because of our fabric auction so Sarah gave most officer reports. Sarah opened the meeting with reminders to sign-up for the next class, Sourdough Quilt Starter, with @messygoat, Elaine Poplin on July 30th. Our cancellation policy: you will be refunded the fee only if your spot can be filled. 

Our new Interest Groups and Bees are underway. You should have received emails from the Bees you've signed up for. There is still time to sign up for other Interest Groups via SignUpGenius. 

Paula was available to take photos of members for our new photo directory.

Treasurer report was given by Sarah.

Members are encouraged to attend the next Board Meeting on May 20th at 1pm, location TBD to learn more about education funds and expenses regarding classes.

Kelly reminded everyone to visit the Guild Library and check out books.

Welcome to our new members: April and Debby M.!

Community Outreach

Sign-ups for Samaritans Village Quilt Groups and Festival of the Trees were started. Contact Marge if interested in participating.

Many placemats for Meals on Wheels were collected. Keep them coming! Remember, we are collecting and delivering these each month.

Guests from Samaritans Village spoke about their mission and services to the community. 
Jenny and Ellen gave a presentation about the pervasiveness of human trafficking in the Central Florida Region. Their faith-based 6 bed facility is the longest term residential program in the area. A typical length of stay for a victim is 12-18 months and they've had someone stay for as long as 22 months. The average age of a human trafficking victim is 12-13 yrs. Samaritan Village is a 24 hour facility that focuses on healing, therapy, skill building and rehabilitation for victims. Residents have a fully scheduled day with counseling sessions, grocery shopping and meal preparation, NA meetings, hobbies, church, and some time to relax. The Samaritan Village annual $300k budget is funded by churches and individual donors and through grant programs. Their secondhand shop, Transitions Resale Boutique (3845b E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803) is run by volunteers and residents and also helps fund their services and facility. 

One of this year's Community Outreach projects is to make twin-sized quilts for each of the 6 members. Contact Marge if interested in participating in the groups making these quilts.

Lynn, with The Sewing Studio, was another guest who demo'd a Juki long-arm. Members where giving the opportunity to test drive the machine. This specific one comes with a 10' frame and is available for $6750.

April's BOM blocks were won by Carla! 


May's BOM was presented by Debbie Z.

The Education Basket was won by Rene M.

Fabric Auction and Social Media Info Stations
The 2nd half of the meeting was dedicated to our Annual Fabric Auction(Sale), a guild fundraiser. There were many piles of fabrics, books, and patterns donated. While the sale was going on members could meet with Rene and Debra for Instagram questions or Ashley and Beth for Facebook questions. It was clearly a hit because several members jointed Instagram during the meeting.


Lunch at Spoleto followed the meeting.

  • May 5, 2018 - Dr. Phillips Sew Day
  • May 7, 2018 - Maitland Library Sew Day
  • May 20, 2018 - Board Meeting
  • June 6, 2018 - Guild Meeting, The Sewing Studio
  • June 11, 2018 - Maitland Library Sew Day
  • June 16, 2018 - Dr. Phillips Sew Day
  • June 30, 2018 - Class with @messygoat Elaine Poplin at Bernina Sewing Center
  • July 6, 2018 - Guild Meeting, The Sewing Studio
  • July 9, 2018 - Maitland Library Sew Day