Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 10, 2015 Meeting Minutes

** Photos from this meeting have been posted here on Facebook. You do not need to be a Facebook user to view these photos. **

1.  We had 28 people in attendance at our meeting on Saturday, January 10, 2015. We currently have 36 members. Our guild will need to pay $550 in dues to the MQG by January 15th.

2.  Treasurer’s Report: Bank balance information is provided at each meeting but will no longer be documented here due to the public nature of this website. The Executive Board is working on a budget; ask Shelley if you would like to see it.

3.  Upcoming Meetings:
  • SATURDAYJanuary 242015 ~ Charity Sew-in for breast cancer comfort quilts from 9 am – 5 pm. This will be held at St Paul UCC, 485 Woodstock St,Crystal Lake. Bring your lunch, sewing machine and supplies. The chairs are not padded, so you might want to bring a cushion to sit on. Park behind the church and go in the lower door. 
  • February 8, 2015 ~ 1 – 4 pm ~ "Quilt As You Go" demo with Sharon; "Glue Basting Your Quilt Sandwich" with Mary; and Sale Table. Bring donations for the sale table (more details published about this later); cash only for purchases. The money will go to our summer picnic and winter holiday party funds.
  • March 8, 2015 ~ 1-4 pm ~ A Different Box of Crayons trunk show, presentation, and vending
  • April 12, 2015, time TBD, Executive Board nominations
  • May 3 or 17, 2015, date tentative, Executive Board Elections
  • Summer 2015 (tentative) mini quilt tutorial program with Nicole from Modern Handcraft
  • October 11, 2015, time TBD, lecture and trunk show with Jeni Baker from In Color Order
  • March 6, 2016, time and location TBD, Weeks Ringle from Modern Quilt Studio Chicago will be presenting a color lecture and/or workshop
4.  Committee Updates
  • Swap Committee: Terri announced details for a new swap. Please see this post for details. 
  • Bees : The Cary and Crystal Lake bees are at full capacity. Email Anuschka if you would like to join the Lake Zurich bee or start a new bee: anuschkamatthews (at) hotmail (dot) com
  • Sewcial Committee

  1. Cathy and her committee are planning our summer picnic. Let Cathy know if you would like to help with the planning at cathyr330 (at) comcast (dot) net.
  2. Trisha is now handling the treat signups for our monthly meetings.
  • Charity Committee: Kelly delivered four more quilts to Lynn, our liaison at CentegraLynn would love to come to one of our meetings to meet everybody. She told Kelly that patients are getting younger and younger. Quilts should be a minimum of 45” X 60”. Although there are no color parameters, it is preferred NOT to have all-pink quilts. Please use 100% cotton, quilt-shop quality fabric. 

5.  Upcoming Quilt Shows: 
  • February 19 – 22, 2015, QuiltCon 2015 in Austin, TX.
  • March 26 – 28, 2015, IQF Chicago at theRosemont Convention Center in Rosemont, IL
  • April 9 – 12, Sewing Expo at the Renaissance in Schaumburg, IL
6.  New Business: 
  • UFO Challenge: you can register for this challenge any month between now and September. You pay $2 for each quilt that you register; all money raised goes to prizes for the challenge. We have raised $44 so far. Vikki has volunteered to be the box custodian.  Read this post for more details on the challenge.
  • Door prize incentive tickets: starting today, Lorrie will be giving tickets to members for various things (bringing treats, bringing show and tell, etc.) and a door prize will be given out at the end of each meeting. Tickets will be given for different reasons at each meeting. 
  • Wendy has volunteered for the position of MQG Digital LiaisonUpdates begin February.
  • CLMQG Shop Hop – The Executive Board is looking into hosting a guild shop hop, with a target date in May. We are focusing on quilt shops in the Madison area and southern WI.

7.  Several members brought quilts for show and tell. 

8.  We enjoyed a full day of sewing.

Recorded by Jill Smalley, Secretary

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