IEMQG Board Meeting Minutes
October 22, 2019
JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts, Ontario, CA 91764
The meeting was called to order at 6:11 pm by Gayle, with
the following members in attendance: Gayle, Jennifer, Judy, Laura, Pat and
Treasurer, Gayle for Cat
Bank balance will be updated at the next
Upcoming Sale/Craft Fair Events:
Highland – We brought in approximately $130 for this event. Good selling items
were jar grabbers, traditional bibs, baby quilts and dog scarves. We thought
we’d have more sales but probably not an event we would participate in next
Kris Kringle Craft Fair, Ontario – Scheduled for
Wednesday, December 4th, Gayle, Laura and Pat will work this event.
Opportunity Quilt Discussion, Gayle for Cat
Cat has the quilt blocks on her design wall and
Pat helped to design it. They worked on a new arrangement for five hours but
they still feel it’s a work in progress. We revisited our aggressive time line
of completion by the Christmas party. It was decided that we would like to
consider a more reasonable completion time of possibly January or February
2020. One suggestion was to raffle the Opportunity Quilt after Road to
California in January 2021. Our initial thoughts of having the Opportunity
Quilt done in time for Road in order to display
and sell tickets for our raffle quilt, does not seem like it will come to
fruition as the only day that may be available is Sunday, which is usually a
low attendance day and that we will not have a raffle permit in time. The
permit process became more complicated than originally thought.
Ticket update: Simone has
gotten two quotes and is waiting for one more. Further discussion tabled until
The Coachella Valley Quilt Guild will be
bringing their Opportunity Quilt called “Rio
de Flores” (River of Flowers) to our November meeting. And in turn we will
plan to take ours to one of their meetings next year.
A possibility for
displaying the Opportunity Quilt and selling raffle tickets could be at the Ontario
Museum of History and Art for their October festival. Per Leslie Matamoras,
booths are free to non-profit groups. We could take advantage of having a booth
to sell raffle tickets, promote the Guild, even donate quilts to sell for the
Guild. We could focus on donating mini quilts, lap quilts, framed quilts, etc.
Programs slate through next year:
November: Membership University
December: Christmas Party
January: Latifah Saafir, ‘How Many Ways to Sew a
February: Simone Bradford, Color Theory
March: Laura Greene, Perfect Bindings
April: Mini Quilt Challenge
May: Jennifer Adams, Transitional Quilter
June: Sandra Johnson, ‘How the Heck Do I Quilt
July: Dark due to the Fourth of July
August: Quilt Vendor Presentation (Wonderfil?
The Batty Lady?)
September: Then and Now
October: Wendy Knight
November: Member University
December: Christmas Party
Laura & Becky, Co-VP
Elizabeth, VP of Communication
Laura reached out to St.
Marks Church for a potential workshop location. They charge $100 to rent out
The next Sit and Sew will
be on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Quilter’s Cocoon in Riverside.
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Jennifer trained Elizabeth
for two hours on the website operations and duties.
Judy passed out both the Membership and
Hospitality Chairperson duties, as there were several overlapping tasks. We
made changes to both sets of duties and Judy will update them as discussed.
Becky will also update the Secretarial duties. Jen to post the new membership
forms on the website. 2020 membership forms will be available at the November
Pat needs approximately 11 fat quarters for the
name tag raffle for next year.
We are not in agreement if we need a dedicated
raffle chairperson. We are in agreement that we need better table and ticket organization
of this position and a dedicated spot at the meeting. For the November meeting
Jennifer will man the raffle table. She will also put together a small raffle
for a trial run as it was agreed that smaller raffles seem to be more popular
than the larger raffle basket. Also discussed was the possibility of foregoing
raffles this coming year.
Christmas Party, Jennifer for Simone
Christmas party will be Saturday, December 7th
from 2-4, board members to help with set up starting at 12:30 pm and tear down
immediately following the meeting.
Pat will purchase the table centerpieces and
Judy will assist with providing the tablecloths. Motion to allocate a maximum
of $30 for centerpieces by Jennifer, motion seconded by Gayle. Motion passed.
Jennifer will provide coffee/tea, cups, and sugar. Becky will provide plates,
napkins and forks. Simone will bring the Big Box of Questions Game and run the Notion
Exchange (maximum of $10).
We decided on sewing related items would make
great decorations for the food table. There will be an announcement for these
items at the next meeting.
Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds
Gayle confirmed that Cat paid next year’s SCCQG
dues. Unfortunately, dues will be going up next year. The October meeting topic
Social Media Marketing Strategies. The presenter opened
it up for questions at the beginning of the meeting, which turned out to be a
mistake as too many questions were asked and not enough time for the lecture
topic to be fully explored.
The SCCQG has Road to California challenge called, “Call for Quilts
– Challenge 2020: Honoring Road to California”. You
are challenged to create a quilt that is inspired by this wonderful quilt
festival and features a technique that was learned in a Road to California
workshop or uses a pattern/book and/or fabric purchased from a vendor at
Road to California during the years 1995 – 2019. Exhibit entries are limited … continue reading