April General Meeting Minutes

GENERAL MEETING
April 3, 2019 10 A.M.
THE SEWING STUDIO CLASSROOM



Welcome and Introduction of Guests/Ice Breaker

Ede N. opens the meeting by welcoming all members and guests.  She also announces that Ashley has given birth to Violet Ruth on March 30th.

Beth S., Member at Large, invites new members to join for lunch in order to get to know each other and ask question about our Guild.  She then follows with the Icebreaker asking members 'How do you quilt? On a long arm, at your home machine, hand quilt, quilt by check, just collect tops?  Surprisingly we do have quite a significant cohort of hand-quilters.


OFFICER REPORTS
PRESIDENT

Riley Blake Fabric for the Riley Blake challenge fabric for those who have registered has been delivered.

Retreat committees needed
We are looking for people to share the effort of organising the fall retreat, look into Spring and 12-h retreat.  You don't have to make the effort all by yourself, but those events won't happen by themselves.

VICE PRESIDENT
Block of the Month
This month BOM has been won by Rosary L.  We can't wait to see what she will be making with these blocks.  Also, Debra J. has brought her finished quilt.  Have you noticed that when you place a 'rectangle' block next to a 'square' one, you get the number 10?!  Very clever.


Sarah and Sharleen present next BOM.  May Block of the Month is Carnation Petal in honour of Mother's Day.



TREASURER
Zonetta G. presents the financial report.

The Directory will be ready soon.  Zonetta reminds members that the directory is for personal use only and should not be shared with anyone outside the Guild.  

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Call for Blocks committee
Kelly E.  announces that Laurie, Julie, Connie (not present at the meeting) have stepped up and will be chairing the Call for Blocks committee.

Laurie and Julie are thanking all the members who contributed blocks for the Heart for Christchurch drive.  One full quilt had been made during the latest Oviedo SewDay, quilted by Dar, and another one has been donated by Mary S.

In addition, some quilt have been sent in response to the flooding in Nebraska.


Laurie and Julie also introduce the new block that is going to be used for Call for Blocks: Road to Tennessee with with background and red or grey for the centre.  The block is very versatile and can create O and X (hugs and kisses).  The choice for this block has been inspired by Teresa Mairal Barreu from Sewn Up Teresa DownUnder.
The committee is still accepting top and finished quilts.

Placemats
Kelly E.  confirms that we are still collecting placemats for Meal on Wheels.  So far 384 placemats have been donated.  Meals On Wheels has only 3 left, so new donations are more than welcome.


Zebra Coalition
Our year-wide charity drive this year is concentrating on making quilts for the Zebra Coalition.  They do need tween-size quilts.  Next month, Heather from the Zebra Coalition will come and present the services the organisation provides to the community. We will then start getting organised and work in teams.

EDUCATION
Michele Willkie is teaching Improv to the Guild on April 6th.

Giucy Giuce will be coming for a workshop on EPP on June 9th.  It is not only a workshop on technique, he will also be speaking about colour placement.  The registrations are starting now:  for members the price is $45 for the class, plus $56 for pattern.

LIBRARY SPOTLIGHT
Aradria presents the 2 books she has selected for this month's spotlight related to the upcoming clubs.

Any good standing members can check up to 2 books at meeting, the books need to be returned at the following meeting.

QUILTY BASKET
Eleanor, last month's winner, has brought an Easter Adult Quilty basket.  She also calls it  "Rip it and Sip it", it is full of quilty goodies, chocolate, wine and a recipe for an adult beverage.  We all expect some feedback on the recipe from Laura B.  who is the lucky winner.


DOOR PRIZES
73 people attended the meeting, and we have 3 winners for our door prizes: Sarah, Kam, Diane (guest).


INTEREST GROUPS WRAP UP
It is the final Show'n'Tell for the Paper Piecing group.

The CreActive Club has also wrapped up for 2018-19.  Yanick has been finished 4 out of the 6 projects she chose   A new UFO club will be rolled out next month.

PROGRAMMING 
Yanick introduces the Small Groups and Interest Groups for 2019-20.  A survey will be sent at the shortly for signings.
From left to right and top to bottom
Melissa H. - A Year of Scrappy Triangles, Alissa L. - Round Robin Quilt Bee, René M. - EPP Sewcial,
Deb Z. and Judi T. - Scan'n'Cut, Sarah L. - Improv Study
Not pictured: Mary S. - Queen Bee Swap, Alejandrina P. - Improv Study, Judy S. - Appliqué, 

Closed groups
Melissa H. will lead the Year of Scrappy Triangles quilt-along.  If you want to participate you will need to sign for Leila Gardunia newsletter.  Melissa will send a monthly email with all the details for the next 10 months.

Alissa L. introduces the Round Robin Quilt Bee.  Don't miss the signings as it is a closed group.

Mary S. is running the Queen Bee Swap.  Again, this is a closed group and it won't be possible to join after it has started. If you sign for the Queen Bee group, you commit to sew a block for each member of the group, to use a free pattern, and to request a block no bigger than 14".

Special interest groups
You can join at any time.  Those groups will meet at SewDays, or will socialise at different times and locations around Orlando.

René M. will be running the EPP Social Club.  She is aiming for a monthly meeting in the Dr Philipps area.  Anyone who would like to organise EPP get together meeting in other part of Orlando is welcome.

Improv study - with Sarah L. you will choose an inspiration source and work from it.  Where as with Alejandrina P., you will focus on a scrap buster project, making small blocks of colour.

Appliqué - Judy S.' preference is hand-appliqué, she will  help you with techniques and tips.  You'll meet at either SewDays and or anywhere else around town.

Paper piecing - Bring your own project to Oviedo or Maitland SewDays and Love S. will be here to guide you.  It's a great group to work on the Year of Scrappy Triangles.

Scan’n’Cut - Debbie Z. and Judi T. will continue their Scan'n'Cut group at Maitland Sew Days and at Judi's home.

The presentation will be on the blog soon with a link for sign-ins.

Thank you very much for Yanick for organising this fantastic programming.


And now
SHOW'N'TELL



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