September 2022 meeting recap

Submitted by Barb S., Secretary

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Lisa B. with 52 members and 3 guests attending in person.  Twenty members attended by zoom.  We currently have 122 members.   During the social hour  prior to the meeting, members enjoyed the delicious treats provided by Teresa A., Judy O., Katie R., and Connie Jo C.  

The new Board was introduced consisting of Lisa B., President; Pat S., Vice President; Anita T., Treasurer; and Barb S., Secretary.    Betty W. was re-appointed by the Board to serve as Executive Director.

Members were given an ice breaker handout and challenged to “Name that Block”.   Even though several members do traditional quilting as well as modern quilting, it proved to be quite challenging.   The game gave everyone a chance to mingle with members at different tables and those they may not know very well.  Nancy P. gave the answers to the blocks.

The speaker for the evening, Erin Grogan from LoveSewModern was then introduced and presented an informative program, “Find your Quilty Identity”.   She explained the four stages of quilting which most of us can identify with.    A palette builder worksheet was handed out to aid in finding one’s quilting style. Several of our zoom members were able to hold up examples of fabric from their stash that showed their quilting identity.

In addition to the program, Erin explained the quilt coat  workshop she will be having on October 8 and 22nd.   As of the meeting date, there are still a few spots open for the workshop. Members can sign up through our Events and Workshops page – scroll down to the Workshops area.

During the break members were asked to visit the information tables to sign up for various ways they can assist in the coming year.  It takes a village to keep up all of the great activities that we have going on as a quilt guild. Lots of ways to help out – bringing treats to a meeting, sewing for community outreach or community challenge quilts, being on a committee, co-chairing a committee, or becoming a board member.

Survey Prize was won by Lynn H.  The survey answers indicated the things most enjoyed by guild members were (1) speakers; (2) hands on projects; and (3) show and tell.

Fabric Raffle was won by Mary Rose H.

Paula M. gave the final report on a very successful retreat held recently.  She thanked her committee and everyone who helped in any way.   Next years retreat will be September 15-19, 2023 and the co-chairmen will be Nancy P. and Noemi B.

Pat S. reported on the Community Outreach projects. A total of 440 10th Anniversary Improv Log Cabin blocks have been turned in   All but 50 of them are out for completion.   As quilts are completed, they will be delivered to the cancer center.

Thirty heartbeat quilts have been completed and Pat is planning to deliver them to Carle/BroMenn this week.

Pat did ask if anyone would be interested in serving as co-chair of the community outreach committee.  Interested members should contact her or any of the officers.

Nancy P. gave a report on the modern mystery quilt.  The next challenge was presented by zoom on October 3rd at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  The September mystery prize drawing was won by Betty W.

Show and Tell was then enjoyed with several beautiful quilts being displayed.

Meeting was adjourned.

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