Wednesday, November 8, 2017

November Happenings

Hello ECMQG'rs -
It's hard to believe another four weeks has flown by, but here we are three days before our meeting.
I'm sorry to say November's meeting is another I'll miss.  Once again I'll be watching my two run, this time in Tallahassee for the final XC race of the year.  It's the one they've been running and training for the entire season - FHSAA State Championships - Go Jags!


I know some of us, last-minute sewists that we are, are trying to finish projects before Saturday arrives. 

Here is most of the information you'll need:
Elections.  You must be present to vote.  Wendi has the ballots printed and ready.  Thank you to all who are interested in serving on the Board.  It takes a little bit (sometimes a lot) from each of us (board members and general members) to make the guild successful, inviting, and creative.

2018 Dues. As we've done each year, we'll begin collecting next year's dues. Same amount, $50 ($25 Junior) as 2017.

Loree's bringing the completed Q3 Community Outreach quilt for everyone to see and fondle.  It's being donated to ARC Gateway's Wreath's of Joy Gala and is amazing!  Many thanks to all who made it happen. All arborists are requested to be picture ready (no food in your teeth), as Loree is determined to have a group picture taken.


This annual fundraiser ensures that quality services are available for children and adults with developmental disabilities - now and in the future. ECMQG is pleased to support this event with a silent auction donation of a beautifully crafted quilt for the second year in a row.
  

November's block lottery which Maureen presented will be drawn. ICYMI, instructions can be found here and there are a couple of variations. Bobbi's cheerful yellow geese show the centered version.  


These saturated green-blue geese, from Loree, show the off-set version. Notice her backgrounds are extremely scrappy too. Use what you have, and as ALWAYS, have fun! Your blocks will be beautiful.


October Block Lottery Take Two. I wasn't eligible to win (I've yet to make a top from the wonky flying geese blocks I won earlier.) which means one of you will go home with a pile of awesomely gorgeous selvage blocks! Lucky.




Personally, Wendi is collecting FQs to send to the quilters who lost their stashes in the CA wildfires. She knew some of us would be more than willing to share.  If you'd like to help, bring a FQ to Saturday's meeting.  
  

Our first online auction is set to go live tomorrow night on IG (Instagram.)  Thank you to all of the makers who donated items! We CANNOT do this without you. Please share this meme and ask all of your IG friends to shop!    


Wendi will have the details - bidding, paying, shipping - Saturday morning.  The fb (Facebook) auction will happen AFTER the IG auction closes.

Hospitality Captain Jo is coordinating our Thanksgiving themed potluck. The menu, as of today, is turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. We'll need drinks, a few more side dishes (hot and cold), some finger foods, and another dessert or two.  


Our second annual I-Have-Too-Much-Fabric-and-Crafts Chair Sale begins immediately following lunch, or at 1:00pm, whichever is later. $10 reserves your space (please contact Wendi).

Shop your friend's stash! Remember, you don't want to go home with more fabric than you came with, right? Or do you? (We won't tell, promise!)


Wendi, Roxie, Bobbi, and Natalie will have more information to share with you Saturday morning. Once again I am grateful I can depend on them when I'm absent.

Cindy
ECMQG President 2017

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