IEMQG General Meeting Minutes
September 1, 2018
Grand Terrace Community Center
22795 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313
The meeting was called to order at 2:05 p.m. by Laura Greene, President.
Welcome – Warm-up
The Warm-up statement was “Emotions drive the completion of my quilts.” Attendees grouped under the sign that best represented their response to that question – Strongly Agree, Agree, Slightly Disagree, and Strongly Disagree. After a few minutes of discussing the topic in the various groups, Laura awarded the door prize to the person who had the closest birthday.
Laura announced that she will nominate committee chairpersons. Anyone interested in one of those positions should let Laura know. The following committee chairperson positions are open: Block Lotto, Charity, Social Media, Welcome/Hospitality, and Upcycle Sale.
Candy Scott is head of the nominating committee. The committee will have one month to gather nominations, so members should let them know if they are interested in any of the board positions, which are President, Treasurer, Vice President of Communications, Vice President of Programs, and Secretary. The committee has a list of job descriptions, and those are also posted on our guild website so that members can look there to see what the various positions entail.
Cat Wallace, VP of Programs reminded us of the Upcycle Event to be held October 6 from 10 – 4 at the Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Community clubhouse. There will be lots of great things to purchase, a bake sale, and fellowship. There will be no business meeting at this event, and no show and share. Ginger suggested that we display some modern quilts at this event so that visitors can see what our guild is about. Cat asked that people share ideas for what they would like to do at the holiday party, which will be December 1 at Mountain Shadows. The November 3 meeting will be another Member University. Laura Green will introduce the new MQG website. Tricia Williams will demonstrate the Accuquilt Go! fabric cutter. Donna Gaston will show us a machine binding method, and Cat Wallace will do a presentation on Quick Curve Rulers.
Gayle Bennett, Treasurer reminded us that September 17 is the deadline to submit quilts to be displayed at the Ontario Museum of History and Art. They need about 30 quilts and so far only two have been submitted. To enter a quilt for this display, fill out the online entry form, which can be found on our website, and include two digital photos of your quilt – one showing the full quilt and one showing detail. The maximum size of the quilts is 48” wide by 54” long, and they must have a 4” sleeve. No mulit-panel quilts will be accepted. The deadline for entries is 3:00 p.m. on September 17. You can enter a quilt that is not yet finished, but they must be complete by September 30. Quilts will be dropped off on Friday, November 30 – the museum is close to Gayle’s work, so she will try to arrange to deliver the quilts. They will be displayed December 13 – December 30 and can be picked up January 11.
SCCQG is looking for modern quilts to be displayed at Road to California. They want new quilts that have not been widely shown, and no kit quilts. Our website will have a link to the entry form.
Hospitality – Amy French and Alison Cutler signed up to provide refreshments at our next meeting, but since that will be the Upcycle Event, Pat will ask them if they will work the bake sale instead. Evie Reinstra and Christine Sharp are scheduled to bring refreshments to the November meeting.
Upcyle Event – Jenn Adams, filling in for Becky Brekke, asked for volunteers to help out at our Upcycle Sale on October 6. She passed around a clipboard for sign ups. On September 29, the board will be meeting at Becky’s house to price all of the upcycle items and prepare them to display at the sale. Anyone is welcome to help out.
Jenn Adams, VP Communications – The MQG website has changed to a new server, so it is necessary for everyone to create a new login. Jen described some of the new information that is now available on the MQG website.
After a short break, Laura Green showed the new Block Lotto, which is Triangles for Fun. The instructions for the improv pieced block will be on the website. Everyone who participates in block lotto gets entered into a drawing for a prize which will be awarded at our holiday party. You get one entry for each block that you make.
Each quilter talked about her challenge piece, then Linda Rasmussen gave a quick and very helpful critique of each one. There were twelve song challenge pieces submitted and they were enjoyed by all.
Raffles – Tricia Williams (in Alison Howe’s absence) presented the raffle winner with a set of fat quarters. Pat Klassen presented the name tag raffle winner with her prize.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.