Monday, February 10, 2020

General Meeting Minutes - February 2020

Ede opens the meeting, Beth introduces guests and new members.

Beth wants you to meet new friends according to your zodiac sign.  She calls members to stand according to their sign and explains which other zodiac personalities would be a good match.  The description of the zodiac signs brings some laughter amongst the assistance.  Could her predictions be true?

Block of the Month
Alejandrina presents the last block of our #10yearinthemaking BOM.  The instructions are on the blog (HERE).  She makes us promise to use only our little tiny pieces of scrap.  Bring your block to March meeting for a change to win them all.
Also, if you have been making blocks all year long and kept one of each for you, we would love to see what you made with them.

New year, new challenge
Yanick encourages members to participate to the New Year challenge: remember the book/pattern you bought a while ago but you never had the opportunity to do anything from it?  Pick a project and start sewing, hopefully it will bring back your sojo.  And for our March meeting, bring the book/pattern and the project, finished or not.  There will be some prizes.

Virtual Sewing Room Tour
This will be a year-long opportunity to share the space you're working in.  If you wish to participate, please record 1-2 minutes video (no sound) and send it the the Guild email address (  Today, Wendy's and Sarah shared their video.
Isn’t that fun? Please keep sending your video.

Last month income was generated by the Quilty Basket, and expenses went to the purchase of new books.
Zonetta and Kathy are collecting dues for membership renewal and new membership.  Paula is taking pictures for the roster at the end of the meeting.
Payment for Membership can be sent by mail too.  Here the link to the form, the Kathy's mailing address can be found on last year roster.  If you have any doubt, send us an email as her address cannot be shared here.

We have secured the Bernina Sewing Center for Timna Tarr workshop, on April 25th.  Timna is bringing all the fabric necessary for the class.  Marge is circulating a registration sheet, the class cost is $53.  There's a $45 fee for the kit, which will be collected on the day of the class.

Community Outreach
This is the final Show'n'Tell for the Zebra coalition drive.  We aimed to deliver 25 quilts to the Zebra Coalition and we have exceeded this goal.

The Festival of Trees raffle generated $4000 overall (so not our quilt only), and we are very pleased to have able to help raising donations for the museum.

Period to date we have delivered over 500 placemats to Meals on Wheels.
Please check newsletter for all the details.

We have some leftover batting which can be use for placemats, please pick some up.

We are collecting the Tree blocks for the Wollongong MQG at the back of the room.

Also, Kelly confirms that our Quiltcon quilt has arrived in Austin.  If you're going to QuiltCon, please take some picture of it displayed. 

Jeanne is presenting a Certificat of Appreciation to the Quilt for our participation to the Annual Quilting and Fabric Art exhibition at the Lake Mary Museum.

Election committee - Aradria, Leslie, Marie
Ede - president
Debra - vice president
Secretary - Paula
Kathy - treasure
Sue - Community outreach
Marge - education
Love - member at large
As the board runs unopposed, we have a slate voting: 59 votes on favor.

Aradria presents 3 new books that are now available in our library:
Simple Geometric Quilting by Laura Preston
That Handmade Touch by Svetlana Sotak - you should check her IG account.

Quilty basket
Deb presents a Valentine's inspired Quilty basket.  It is stocked with pre-cut, traveling size tools (mini iron board, scissors), pins, Missouri Star book...
Sue is this month's winner.  Kathy, Alejandrina and Diane are the lucky door prizes winners.

Year end Wrap up and Members Speed Trunk Show 
Yanick asks members to come and show quilts, projects they created from the Interest Groups (check the Show'n'Tell video for more).

And finally, Show'n'Tell for all the other beautiful quilts.


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