April 2018 Meeting Minutes

The April Meeting of the Emerald Coast Modern Quilt Guild was called to order by president Loree promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Flower Power fundraiser – buy a $1 ticket for a tissue paper flower and a chance to win a cake. Cindy was the lucky cake winner
Our guests were introduced:  Megan, Pat’s daughter came visiting with her, and it was good to see Jane and Amy whom we haven’t seen in a while.
  •  Sign up for pot luck, be sure to take a turn at the entrée category
  •  Sign up for Show & Tell and add details
  •  Come to the meeting before 10 a.m. if possible to help set up
  • Our sit and sew for the Strip Piecing quilts will be next month in 
  • May instead of this meeting.
  • Reminder:  Be making auction items.  We had quite a few zippy bags donated from our Valentine swap.  Keep making.
  • Our Tiger Lily (Kona color of the year) challenge is due at the June Meeting.  These bags are NOT a swap, as you will be keeping your own creation.

We discussed Quilter of the Month on our blog and did not come to a conclusion for sure on whether we would do it.  Everyone seems to want others to do it, but not themselves.

Our memorial quilt was delivered to Emerald Coast Hospice for the Celebration of Life ceremony and is now hanging in the front office at their Fort Walton Beach location.

Treasurer’s Report: Linda provided a report. Our monthly fundraisers devised by Loree are fun and successful. We will purchase a roll of batting for guild use.

Door Prize winners for this month are:
Linda, Natalie, Natalie, Linda, Wendi, and Cindy

We received a letter from the guild in Santa Rosa, CA., thanking us for our donation of fat quarters.

We received the Modern Inspirations book which is the exhibit from this past MQG convention and placed it in our library.
We discussed a possible Sew Along from Wendi on the Sew Together Bag.  You can get this pattern from Craftsy for $12.  The group agreed this would be fun, however no time has been decided on yet.

Our May meeting program will be on Handwork by Loree.

We discussed a possible program on Navigating Tech with Wendi.  Possible topics were reviewed: Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, blog, and the MQG website. Most wanted to know more about the MQG website. 

Show and tell:
Natalie showed four The Cube bags she made for the bridal shower and The Tula Pink 100 Modern Quilt Blocks she completed for a shower gift.

Block Lottery—3/4 Log Cabin quilt by Pat. The lottery was won by Loree! Congratulations
May’s Block Lottery was chosen by Laraine and comes from the MQG website. It is called Asymmetry. Colors: All solids: white background, black stripes, one strip a pop of color. A scant ¼” seam is needed for this block.

Laraine presented a program called “Stuff It.” She demonstrated how to finish a pillow top. She also created an ECMQG Pinterest board of ideas. This program was a lead-up to the Holiday Dirty Santa Swap Pillows scheduled for the December meeting.

 Natalie and Loree presented a modern/not modern floral program with examples on cards that were discussed by the group.

Following the meeting was a wonderful lunch and productive sew day!

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