September 2018 Anniversary Meeting Minutes

ECMQG general meeting minutes                                  September 8, 2018
The September Anniversary meeting was called to order at a bit after 10:00.
We celebrated our Anniversary with Quilting Terminology Bingo. There were several nice prizes for the winners, including a “fill your card” last round for the Grand Prize, a basket of sewing goodies, Linda was the lucky winner. Members used buttons from their button boxes as markers for bingo. We saw lots of pretty, interesting buttons.
Door prize tickets were given to members based on their attendance to our monthly meeting.
Linda purchased a special Anniversary cake with the ECMQG logo.
Old Business
Reminder to member to arrive early to help set up our meeting space.
Any and all spending must be approved by the board before bringing in receipts for reimbursement.
We are looking for charity organizations for the upcoming year, 2019. Discussed for next year were, The Emerald Coast Hospice in the 1st quarter and possibly ARC Gateway , a Christmas Quilt in the 4th quarter.
Quilt of Honor quilts are still being completed.
Linda gave a Treasurer’s report. She is going to inquire about how we might bring down the cost of our D&O insurance.
New Business
Nominations for the executive board will be due at the October meeting.
The guild voted at the meeting to change the responsibilities of the Secretary. It was decided that a committee will be formed to relieve the secretary of some of the responsibility, this includes social media. A vote will be taken in two weeks through Survey Monkey, look for it in your email from ECMQG.
Upcoming possible programs for 2019 were discussed: 
  • Jelly Roll rugs, at sit and sew.
  • Labels for quilts, this October (cancelled due to move)
  • Franken Batting
  • Curved Blocks
  • Sew Together Bag
  • Binding a quilt (Nov.)
  • facing a quilt
  • Ruler work on a DOM
  • pineapple blocks
  • thread painting
  • Quick Curve Ruler possibly taught by Michelle from Chalkboard quilts.

Online Auction items are due at the next meeting, October 13.
Auction dates are November 1-15.
Block Lottery, Maureen’s black and white half square triangles were very popular, there were 47 blocks that were divided between two winners, Roxie and Maureen.
Roxie introduced her green and yellow green slice and insert with a white strip block. She provided written instructions and will provide instructions for a blog tutorial to Loree and Natalie.
Our Anniversary Scrap Swap/ Color Challenge was a success. It is always so exciting to see the talent shine in our group. The creativity with the color challenge was amazing!
Door prizes were won by Laraine, Linda, Bobbi, Laraine, Cindy, Loree, Linda
Show and Tell
  • Jelly Roll Rugs by Roxie and Laraine
  • Pillow Covers and Arm Chair Pin Cushions by Natalie (auction items)
  • In the Hoop Zippy by Lisa
  • Block Lottery quilt top by Faye.
  • Marsha showed the start of her quilting on the popsicle charity quilt.

The meeting was followed by Lunch, Bingo and Sit & Sew.

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