Twenty-eight members gathered at Crestview Baptist Church for our October Meeting and Sew Day on October 10, 2015. Natalie called the meeting to order at 10:00 am. She began for asking for a moment of silence for those who needed strength and comfort. She then welcomed everyone and introduced one visitor and four new members - Crystal, Roxy, Laurie and Jane introduced themselves.
|There was a lovely display of quilts at our Sew Modern Quilt Lab in September|
Three quilters received a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday and their birthday lollipop to celebrate their special day.
Wendi presented the proposed changes to the by-laws which included adding Past President as a position on the Executive Board, elimination of a position of "Co-Presidents" on the Executive Board, and elimination of the requirement for the guild to maintain liability and Directors and Officers Insurance. After a motion and second, changes to the by-laws were unanimously approved by the members.
Wendi announced that the Executive Board was accepting nominations for officers to serve for the 2016 year. Forms are provided for members to nominate themselves or others to serve the guild in this capacity. Elections will be held in November.
|Susan sharing October Block Lottery blocks (at the August meeting)|
November's block will be a spool block. Use any pattern of any size 6" to 18" to create a spool block. The variations in size and pattern should make for a very modern quilt. More details will be on the blog.
Natalie reminded members that dues are due in November for the 2016 year so that we will have the funds to pay our national dues on time. Dues are still $25 and include membership in the national guild in addition to all the benefits of our local guild - door prizes, block lottery, programs, and association with one another.
|From the archives: Kira's hexi quilt was displayed at the Flying Needles Quilt Show in 2013.|
|Bev's new sewinging machine, made by her partner, Elaine|
Members presented their gifts to their partners in the Anniversary scrap swap. This is the 4th anniversary of our guild. In August, participants each took home a bag of scraps and created something wonderful for their partners.
|Bev sewed for Donna|
|Cindy sewed for Christy|
|Kristy presented the item Eliana sewed for Mandy|
|Natalie presented the item Faye sewed for Eliana|
|Kristy sewed for Laraine|
|Laraine sewed for Suzie|
|Mandy sewed for Pam|
|Susan sewed for Natalie|
|Pam sewed for Cindy|
|Natalie sewed for Betty|
|Betty sewed for Wendi|
|Wendi sewed for Nona|
Natalie and Cindy presented a the program, "15 Minutes of Play," based on the book of that name by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Natalie prepared a wonderful powerpoint presentation and lots of gorgeous samples. Next month's program will be on raw-edge applique.
They presented lots of ideas for "made fabric" to be used in making.
Our lunch was a baked potato bar. Sew Day followed.