IEMQG General Meeting Minutes
October 5, 2019
Riverside Public Library
3581 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Gayle Bennett, President.
Gayle reminded everyone that October is
Breast Cancer Awareness month. Pat
shared a personal story regarding a happenstance exam that uncovered an issue
that was resolved as a result.
Cochella Valley will be displaying their
opportunity quilt at one of our meetings.
We, in turn, will be sharing ours at one of their meetings.
A reminder that we will be meeting next month
at the Casa Blanca Library. This
location has wonderful space, lighting and centralized (street-level)
parking. We’re looking forward to giving
that location a try. We will also have
our holiday party at that location.
Make your final payments (Gayle)
nearly upon us, November 11-13. We have
a couple openings if there are any interested members.
Challenge – Quilts for Road (Gayle)
Gayle’s husband, was here today taking pictures of the quilts. If you missed that, you can still send Gayle
any pictures. We have approximately 42
Review of 2020 (Laura)
is Member University – Laura is doing circles, Christine is doing pick-up stix,
Simone is doing paper piecing
party will be in December
will have Latifah Saafir, a founding member of the MQG for a lecture
Sandra Johnson – Sashiko
be Wendy Knight – Modern quilting techniques
a few items that were donated for fundraising. She reminded everyone about
Mountain Shadows from 9am-1pm for the boutique.
Our table will have various items that members have made for sale; other
tables will be set-up with items for sale. December 4th is the Kris
Kringle Gift Fair in Ontario at the Senior Center. Laura invited members that
may know of free events to speak with her about items that we may have
available to take for sale.
Meeting & Holiday Party (Simone)
will have a gift exchange $10 item(s) limit.
Please bring a wrapped item if you’d like to participate. We will have a
‘Sweet & Savory’ appetizer theme.
Simone shared the sign-up sheet with the room along with a chocolate
treat to inspire everyone to sign-up.
The event sounds like a lot of fun and more information to follow!
Twofer, raw edge applique is our current Block Lotto pattern. The pattern is available on the website and
on Simone’s blog. The pattern is super
easy and has excellent instructions to complete. Simone shared that the blocks have a lot of
versatility and shared some examples of projects using them. Members are asked
to use black/white prints to compete the blocks to lend itself
Jessica shared several beautiful quilts that were recently submitted for donation.
The following fundraising events have
Oct 12th Holiday Boutique at Mountain
Shadows in Highland.
Dec 4th Kris Kringle Holiday Boutique at the
Ontario Senior Center.
Nominations Committee: Present slate for 2020 election (Pat)
Programs – Becky Brekke and Laura
Communications – Elizabeth Eastmond
Secretary – Open
that we are a very collaborative Board and would encourage anyone interested in
participating to let us know. We will provide
support and training, so no real skills are required. We are looking for any nominations from the
floor currently. Pat waited to see if there were any responses from the members
in attendance; no responses were received.
The election will be conducted this year via Survey Monkey again from
October 26 until November 1.
Shares immediately followed the program; members shared their wonderful
(Elizabeth Eastmond – OP Quilt)
Laura gave a
wonderful introduction of Elizabeth. She
began quilting when she was expecting her first baby. She’s made over 200 quilts, various
techniques including machine applique, hand applique, art, improve and modern
and traditional. She’s inspired by her
travels and has been featured in various quilting publications. She teaches at
guilds and her former career was in teaching as well. Elizabeth’s patterns are
available on payhip and blueprint – https://payhip.com/opquilt.
Elizabeth discussed what constitutes a “modern” quilt and gave a brief overview of the modern aesthetic of quilting in the 20th century. She talked about contemporary quilting; something seen in our current time and nowhere else. A multitude of beautiful quilts were shared along with Elizabeth’s quilting journey. Techniques featured include: Contemporary, Improvisation, Minimalistic, Negative Space, Scale, Alternate Gridwork, Graphic Color Palettes.
recommended indexing your quilts, she explained the importance of keeping a
record of what you have made.
Make sure to
check out Elizabeth’s website for a variety of ‘freebies’ and
tutorial/techniques at opquilt.com
the fat quarter and name tag raffles were presented with their prizes.
was adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
In the absence of Becky Brekke, Secretary