Saturday, August 31, 2013

August Meeting Notes

Welcome to new members Joanna M, Joanna K and Melissa!

-  Seat Belt Cover Swap- The group swapped fabrics for the Seatbelt Cover Swap.  Projects are due in our September Meeting.
-  Holiday Sew In - June and Kathy G are putting together a fun Sew In day scheduled for November 2!  Sign ups will take place in the September and October Meetings.  The cost is $5 to help offset food costs. 
- CMQG Survey Results - Nicole reviewed some of the highlights from the survey we sent out to the group.  The survey provided some great ideas and insight on how we can improve our Guild.
-  MQG Guild Membership - We have not made a decision whether we are going to join the MQG as a guild or not.  Please continue to review the documentation Stacey sent out in email in August and bring your questions and suggestions to our meetings.
-  Leadership Opportunities - We announced in the meeting that Dana, Abbe and Stacey would like to scale back their leadership duties for the group and allow for members to step into those leadership roles.  We would like to target a transition to the new leadership team by our October meeting.  If you are interested in being more involved in the Guild and couldn't attend our last meeting, please email us your interest at:
Our Guild is turning 3 in October!   Planning will begin for our 3rd Birthday party - food, games and maybe a few giveaways!  Stay tuned!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Our next meeting is this Thursday, August 15th from 7 - 9 PM at Quilt Trends!
Agenda Topics:
- Seat Belt Cover Swap - Bring in a baggie of scraps to trade with another member to make this cute and quick project!  Ann will pass out sewing instructions and a template to use for the swap.  We are swapping fabric this meeting and the project is due in September. 
- All Day Sew In -  Signs up will begin for the All Day Sew in retreat on November 2.  Kathy G and June will give us the details.  Bring $5 to reserve your spot.
- Volunteer Opportunity - The James Stitching Sisters organization is moving their Sewing Center this weekend.  They need help packing up all the fabric, sewing supplies and quilts in preparation for their move.  More details will be provided at the meeting.
-  Guild Planning -  Let's take a few to discuss and ask questions about the National Modern Quilt Guild membership information.  We would also like to discuss the future of our Guild, Leadership opportunities and we can start planning for our Guild's upcoming 3rd Birthday party in October!
- Show n Tell - Bring in a item for Show n Tell or a work in progress that you need feedback on.
If you haven't taken our survey yet, please take a few minutes to do so before the meeting.  Thanks!

See you Thursday!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

July 2013 Meeting Notes

Thanks Barb for taking notes! 

August: The ‘Do We or Don’t We’ Meeting 

James Stitching Sisters – Kathy G. is leading two challenges for this great organization. One if for pieced tops with backing and the other is for quilting and binding. There will be fabric drawings and two sewing machines as prizes. Woo hoo! Be sure to see Kathy G. with any questions. 

All Day Sew In - Kathy F. with Keller Williams Realty has generously offered her office as a spot for a sew in. (Some of you may remember that we met there for our monthly meeting once last year.) Be sure to mark your calendar for November 2 from 9:00 – 5:00. (That’s  9 AM to 5 PM, by the way.)There will be a sign up sheet at the September meeting. 

Sewing Retreat – The “First Annual #OHcraft Sew-In” takes place a Hueston Woods Lodge and Conference Center near Oxford, Ohio in November.  Registration is now closed, but congrats to those of you lucky enough to get registered.

At the time of our meeting, some Giant Eagle grocery stores had a 2 pack of $30 JoAnn gift cards for $50. Put that with a 40% off coupon and you could go to town! 

MQG?? The remainder of the meeting was spent discussing whether we want to become an honest to goodness  official Modern Quilt Guild next year with dues, officers and all the goodies that come with it. Check your email boxes if you haven’t already take the survey that Stacy sent out to get feedback from our membership on the ‘do we or don’t we’ question. Here is the survey:

See you next week!