Thursday, February 13, 2020

February 9, 2020, Meeting Minutes

Membership - there were 35 members present this month for the meeting.  This includes 2 new members and 1 guest.   Please remember to wear your name tag at each meeting as we have a lot of new members.  A list of current members and contact info will be emailed to all current members as soon as the 2020 membership forms are in. 
Treasurer - positive bank balance:) 
Committees 
1. Fundraising (Ann) - nothing to report
2. Social Events (Darlene/Cathy R.) - nothing to report
3. Snacks (Judy O.)   Thank you to Mary, Darlene, Laura and Ellie for snacks today.   You will get an email the week before you are signed up to bring snacks as a reminder
4. Bees (Ann) - for the virtual bee - Marge is the queen for February.  
5. Retreat (Vikki)  The annual retreat is May 1-3 at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa.  Final payments are due by March 8 meeting or you can mail your payment.  
6. Swaps/Lotteries/Challenges (Ann) - see below
7. Membership Ambassador (Rosie) - several cards were sent to members this month. 
8. Donations (Cindy) We are working with both Gavers (breast care center) and Second Bridge (foster children/families) this year.  Please bring your completed quilts to any meeting and they will be distributed.  Gavers requests at least 50” x 60” quilts and Second Bridge can be any size - from crib to adult and pillowcases.  Teen boy quilts are a special need.    1 quilt and 12 pillowcases were taken to Second Bridge this month. 
9. Social Media (Vikki/Marge) -nothing to report
10. Photography (Marge) - nothing to report
11. Nominating Committee (Judy O).) - There were a couple of members interested in leadership positions (thank you!) but we are still in need of a programming chair.  Please consider gifting your talents to the guild!  

General Business
The updated bylaws were presented by Julie S and will be voted on at the March meeting.  The main proposals were to change the transition to a calendar year for the board so that the incoming board would serve May 2020 to Dec 2021 to avoid a short 6 month term.  There were also wording changes within the by-laws to present a more positive tone.  It was proposed that the Program Chairperson be a member of the board in order to expedite contracts for speakers, etc.  

OTHER NEWS
#CLMQG2020ColorWheel Challenge  (led by Ann) The second  month was presented today. Remember you can keep OR donate your quilt when finished.  Bring your block to the next meeting and put it up on the wall under your name.  Dont forget to post on Instagram for an extra ticket! 

#CLMQG2020IGufoChallenge (led by Ann).  
Post a set of photos of all your UFOs you want to finish in the 1st half of 2020.  
Add the above hashtag.  Describe each UFO and the stage it is in.  (May require multiple photos)  Photos must be posted by March 1 to qualify.
Then get started sewing and finishing by the June 2020 guild mtg.  
Finished quilts will qualify for prizes when posted under #CLMQG2020FinishedUFOs
Your instagram account must be PUBLIC to be counted for prizes.

UPCOMING MEETINGS 
March 8     12-4 with general meeting at noon.  QUILT OLYMPICS! You just need to show up - dont need to bring anything!
April 19    11-4 with general meeting at 11-12.  Escher workshop from 12-4. Evite will be sent March 1 and please RSVP by March 15.  Members $25 and non members (if space) $50.  Pattern included with the workshop fee. Kits available or fabric requirements will be posted.  There are 24 spots open in the workshop.  
Materials list will be sent to those participating. Fabric requirements are ~ 6 5/8 yds with 23 fabrics in light/med/dark hues (for the lap size quilt).  Kits are available in 5 sizes and in either Kaffe, batik or black/white colorways. 
  Lap (57x62) - $89.95   
  Twin - $115
  Full - $139.95
  Queen - $174.95
  King - $199.95

May 17    12-4 with general meeting at noon.  Board elections.  1-4.  We will also have a member led” workshop - more info to come in March.  
A complete list of the 2020 program schedule is available on the blog.   

General Business
 Vending is open for non-workshop days for a $20 table fee.  You can keep the proceeds that you make by selling your things that you no longer want.  See Cathy R if interested.  

Show n Tell - many beautiful quilts/items were shown.  We have a very talented group!

Door prizes - won by Sharon, Judy O, Mary, Jolie and Tricia - a Quiltfolk calendar and a gift card.  Thank you to Quiltfolk for their generous sponsorship!

Respectfully submitted - Mary

Friday, February 7, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, February 9, 2020 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center. (See map on the right sidebar.)

Please join us on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

The General Meeting will be at held at noon, with the Garage Sale following.

Please bring any items you would like to add to the garage sale to Julie before the meeting. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January 12, 2020, Meeting Minutes

Membership - there were 37 members present this month for the meeting and many stayed for the sew-in.  We are excited to have so many new faces!!  Please remember to wear your name tag at each meeting as we have a lot of new members!  A list of current members and contact info will be emailed to all current members as soon as the 2020 membership forms are in. 
Treasurer - positive bank balance:) A tentative budget for 2020 was presented and discussed.
Committees 
1.       Fundraising (Ann) - requests have been sent to many companies asking for donations to use for prizes and donation quilts.  
2.       Social Events (Darlene/Cathy R.) - thanks for a great holiday party at Galati’s.  Your hard work is appreciated by all!
3.      Snacks (Judy O.)   Thank you to Kathy P, Laura and Karen for snacks today.  A list was passed for 2020 signups.  You will get an email the week before you are signed up as a reminder.
4.      Bees (Ann) - There is 1 spot open in the Virtual Bee - see Ann if interested. Each month participating members will make blocks for that months “queen”.  Rebecca is the queen for January.    
5.      Retreat (Vikki)  The annual retreat is May 1-3, 2020 at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa.  Final payment due at the March 8, 2020 meeting.  An email will go out to participants this month.
6.      Swaps/Lotteries/Challenges (Ann) - see below
7.      Membership Ambassador (Rosie) - several cards were sent to members this month. 
8.      Donations (Cindy) We are working with both Gavers (breast care center) and Second Bridge (foster children/families) this year.  Please bring your completed quilts to any meeting and they will be distributed.  
9.      Social Media (Vikki/Marge)
10.  Photography (Marge)
11.  Nominating Committee (Judy O).) - If you are interested in a board position (or committee position) - see Judy.  Thank you for your interest in furthering the guild for all of us.  

OTHER NEWS
#CLMQG2020ColorWheel Challenge  (led by Ann) The first month was presented today. Remember you can keep OR donate your quilt when finished. Bring your block to the next meeting and put it up on the wall under your name.  Don’t forget to post on Instagram for an extra ticket! 

#CLMQG2020IGufoChallenge (led by Ann).  
1.       Post a set of photos of all your UFO’s you want to finish in the 1st half of 2020.  
2.       Add the above hashtag.  Describe each UFO and the stage it is in.  (May require multiple photos…)  Photos must be posted by March 1 to qualify.
3.       Then get started sewing and finishing by the June 2020 guild mtg.  
4.       Finished quilts will qualify for prizes when posted under #CLMQG2020FinishedUFOs

UPCOMING MEETINGS 
Feb 9     12-4 with general meeting at noon.  Garage Sale!!!   You can donate fabric, precuts, patterns/magazines, kits, notions or other sewing items to the guild and the rest of us can buy them up! The updated bylaws will be presented (prepared by Julie S and Marge) and will be voted on in March.  A copy of the new bylaws will be available on the blog for further review or for those members who are not at the meeting. 
March 8     12-4 with general meeting at noon.  QUILT OLYMPICS!  More info to follow at the February meeting.
April 19     11-4 with general meeting at 11-12.  Escher workshop from 12-4. Evite will be sent March 1 and please RSVP by March 15.  Members $25 and non members (if space) $50.  Pattern included with the workshop fee. Kits available or fabric requirements will be posted.  
  Materials list will be sent to those participating. Fabric requirements are ~ 6 5/8 yds with 23 fabrics in light/med/dark hues (for the lap size quilt).  Kits are available in 5 sizes and in either Kaffe, batik or black/white colorways. 
   Lap (57”x62”) - $89.95   
   Twin - $115
   Full - $139.95
   Queen - $174.95
   King - $199.95

May 17     12-4 with general meeting at noon.  Board elections.  1-4.  We will also have a “member led” workshop - more info to come in Feb/March.  
A complete list of the 2020 program schedule was discussed by Julie S and is available on the blog.   

General Business
Vending is open for non-worshop days for a $20 table fee.  You can keep the proceeds that you make by selling your things that you no longer want.  

Show ’n Tell - many beautiful quilts/items were shown.  We have a very talented group!


Respectfully submitted - Mary 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Sunday, January,12, 2020, Meeting Reminder

Sunday, January,12, 2020 meeting Reminder

Sunday, January 12, 2020 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center. (See map on the right sidebar.)

Please join us on Sunday, January 12, 2020, for an all day Sew-In.  The door/elevator will open at 9:00 and you can join us at anytime.  Stay until 3:45 or for just for a bit.  As a reminder, you are allowed only 10 pins.  We expect an awesome turn out so we will need to sit two to a table.  Don't forget your power cords if using your machine and extension cords.  

The General Meeting will be at held at noon.

Please bring a non perishable lunch (no fridge available) or pop out and grab some grub from one of the local take out places.  

Our annual Garage Sale is set for February.  Julie would LOVE to get a head start pricing and organizing, so if you already have items ear marked for the sale please bring them this month if possible.

The 2020 Membership Form will be passed out at the meeting. As a reminder, dues are $35 and payable with cash or check.  If you are unable to join us, please download a membership form from the Blog.  You can mail it to the PO Box with payment.  

The 2020 Program Schedule will be presented. 

For those that have signed up for the 2020 Challenge, the January's instructions and packets will be handed out.

And more!

We hope you all can make the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing everyone,
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Membership
There were 25 members present this month for the meeting and many were present for the sew-in.  Please remember to wear your name tag at each meeting as we have a lot of new members!

Treasurer
Positive bank balance:) 

Committees

     Bees 

  • Isis led an Accuquilt demo for the Oakwood Hills bee. Thank you Isis!
  • There is only 1 spot left in the 2020 Virtual Bee. This is an activity where one month you will be “queen” and the other members will make blocks (of your choosing) for you. Then the other months you will make blocks for other members. If you are interested - must commit by January 1. Please contact Ann R. for more info or to sign up. This will be a lot of fun!  
  • If you are interested in joining or starting a bee (where members get together, usually in someone’s home) to work on projects - please contact a board member (Laura, Kathy P, Julie W or Mary) who can help you get organized.

      Snacks 

  • Thanks to all that brought snacks today. 
  • Judy O. is the new snack coordinator for 2020. Look for a sign up list to be passed at the next meeting.

     Donations

  • Cindy D. is the new donations coordinator for 2020. 
  • 23 quilts were donated in late October to Gavers. 
  • We are also now accepting donations for Second Bridge. They will take any size quilt from crib on up. They especially appreciate donations for teen boys.

     Retreat 

  • May 1-3, 2020 - You should have sent your $100 deposit to the guild. Look for more details coming in 2020!  See Vikki if questions.   

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2020 - Board Positions

Please remember to thoughtfully consider volunteering for a board position next year (starting in May). 

The current president/ VP will not be returning to the board so these positions are open. 

Plenty of support will be given to those who volunteer. 

We need YOU to make the guild continue to move forward :) 

The job descriptions are on the blog. 

Judy O. is heading up the nominating committee.  
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Other News

#CLMQG2020ColorWheel challenge (led by Ann) - 

  • If you haven’t picked up your pattern book, it will be available at the January meeting. 
  • If you will not be there, please have someone pick it up for you as they will not be mailed out. Remember you can keep OR donate your quilt when finished.

Upcoming Meetings

Dec 8, 2019  @ NOON Holiday Party @ Galatti’s in Cary . 

  • Remember to bring your pincushion (in the special bag that was provided) for the swap. 
  • Please put your name IN the bag so the person knows who made it. 
  • RSVP by Nov 24. Even if you have paid, please respond to the evite so we have an accurate count of who is coming. 
  • If you need to mail your $25 - please send to
  • P.O. Box 15 Crystal Lake IL 60039

January 12, 2020

  • 9:00 am-4:00 pm with the General Meeting at noon. 
  • This will be a general sew-in and the kick off for the #CLMQG2020ColorWheel challenge.

February 9, 2020 

  • 12:00 -4:00  with general meeting at noon. 
  • Garage Sale!!! You can donate fabric, precuts, patterns/magazines, kits, notions or other sewing items to the guild and the rest of us can buy them up! Please bring items to the Dec or Jan meeting for Julie S so she can get them priced and ready to sell in February.

A full 2020 schedule will be distributed at the December meeting/ party.

Door Prizes 


  • (2 collections of fat quarters) were won by Mary and Judy C. 
  • Carrie won the prize for most words found in the word search. Congratulations!

Show ’n Tell 

  • Many beautiful quilts/items were shown. We have a very talented group!

Thank you to Kathy P for vending. Your closets are cleared and now ours are filled up:)

Respectfully submitted - Mary

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, November 10, 2019 is the next CLMQG meeting and program at Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center. (See map on the right sidebar.)

Please join us on Sunday, November 10, 2019, for a all day sew-in, from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.  There will be a “Mental Challenge” with a prize. 

Kathy P. Will be vending.

Our General Meeting will be at held at 11:00 a.m. 

Snacks
The following members signed up to bring snacks this month:
Meg S.
Sue A.
Tricia S.

2020 Retreat
If you are planning on attending the 2020 CLMQG Retreat,  May 1 - 3, 2020, at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, a deposit of $100.00 and your completed form is due at the November Meeting.

Holiday Party
An evite went out for the Holiday Party, which will be held on Sunday, December, 8, 2019 at Galati’s Hideaway in Cary.   The cost is $25.00.  Please RSVP to the evite.  Payment is due by November 24, 2019.  See evite for complete details.

Hope to see everyone on Sunday!