Saturday, June 9, 2018

June Meeting Minutes

General Meeting
June 6, 2018 10 am
The Sewing Studio Classroom

President Sarah opened the meeting with announcements. QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville class sign-ups open June 26th. Remember, the July meeting is moved to July 6th, the first Friday due to the holiday and The Sewing Studio's big July 4th sale. 

Orlando Regional History Center has a new temporary exhibit - "Another Year Passes: Orlando After the Pulse Nightclub Massacre" from June 2nd - October 14. This exhibit features images and items collected from Pulse memorial sites and there is a display for Quilts for Pulse, showcasing the 1802 quilts from photos Paula took. Admission to the museum is free from June 10th - 16th.

Welcome Guests and New Members! We love seeing so many new faces!

The Waterhouse Quilt Presentation to Art & History Museums - Maitland
We welcomed guests Mark and Rangsook from the Museum to receive a gift as a thank you for our partnership during Art 31 this year. The members who volunteered at the Waterhouse throughout the month made blocks which were later compiled into this quilt. Sarah presented the quilt and explained the significance of each block. A full blog post with more details will follow.

Rangsook and Mark were delighted with the quilt and were thankful for our participation during the event. They spoke about upcoming events at the Museum with encouragement to attend. 

Officer Reports

President - Sarah
Education Discussion
During our June Board meeting, officers discussed the goals for the Education program:
  • have break even pricing on cost vs class fees
  • Non-member class fees will be 33% higher than member rate
  • Set aside ~$400 from education basket for all guild benefit during a monthly meeting
  • Rename "education basket" to "quilty basket" since collection benefits the guild's overall budget
  • Feel free to ask a board member if you have any questions
Bylaws Update
Board members reviewed bylaws presented by Bylaws Task force and update is in progress.

Community Outreach Update

Marge could not attend the meeting and her report was shared in the June Newsletter.
Many more placemats were made for Meals on Wheels.

Vice President - Paula
Block of the Month
Debbie Z.'s May BOM was won by Rebecca
June BOM is by Pam.

Cre-Active Club
Caroline chose the first number for this year's Cre-Active Club from Uno card and #1 due in August. There is still time to make a list of UFO's you are excited to finish and email them to Caroline. 

The interest groups have been a big hit so far and have already met a few times and have learned new things. Ede and her interest group shared the Skill Builder Modern Sunset BOM progress.

The Bees shared their work during Show and Tell.

Treasurer - Zonetta
Zonetta shared the financial report and the fabric auction income.

Patti could not attend the meeting so Sarah and Alissa gave her report. Messygoat's June 30th, Sourdough as Quilt Starter class still has a few openings. This is now open to non-members. See Zonetta to sign-up.

Melissa Averino's classes on cat faces and people faces is confirmed for Sept 21st and 22nd at Dr. Phillip's Library.

Jane reported that by popular demand and initiated by Dar, a new Sew Day will be in Oviedo July 28 -9:00 to 1:30 and September 29 – 10:30 to 3:00. Hopefully this can be a recurring monthly location.

Quilty Basket
Rene brought back the basket filled with lots of goodies and even one of her special Lego sewing machines!

And Alissa was the lucky winner!

Door Prize Winners - Thanks to Simplicity, Wilton Goods, and Marcus Fabrics

Tools, Tips, and Tricks
Paula and Ede prepared the meeting program featuring members demonstrating a tool, tip, or a trick for quilting.

Yanick demonstrated how to make a small portable ironing stand by using a TV tray and stapling a layer of batting and a layer of fabric to cover the wood top.

Debbie Z. and Debra J. shared a tool to help with seam ripping. Debra J. demonstrated how to use an electric seam ripper.

Debbie Z. also demonstrated how to use magnets and 3M strips to hang a quilt without putting holes in your walls.

Judi shared all of her favorite rulers and fabric cutting tools like this one that is great for squaring.

She also shared a trick to use medical tape on the back of your ruler to prevent it from sliding.


Sharon C. shared her trick for an inexpensive design wall. Use Foamular 150 rigid insulation board found at home improvement stores. It's about $20 for a 4'x8' sheet. Cover with fleece, felt, or batting.

Kate shared a trick to help in pin basting a quilt. Use laminate flooring pieces with foam backing on a table so you aren't damaging your floor or table when pinning.
She also shared a trick to use phone book paper for paper piecing. This free and super thin paper is ease to tear.

Rene showed us how to use comic book boards to neatly store fabric.

Paula shared some of her favorite tools. A tiny ironing board and a Clover iron finger.

Love shared that she hangs finished tops on hangers until she is ready to quilt them and put the binding in a bag to hang with the top. She rolls the binding around a toilet paper tub to then hang around her neck while sewing it on.

Show and Tell

Improv Blue Bees - Ashley

Improv Green Bees - Sarah

Improv Yellow Bees

Improv Yellow Bees

Improv Yellow Bees

Improv Yellow Bees

Queen Bee Says


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