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January Meeting Minutes

note: if you are not receiving meeting minutes in your email, please send an email to centralohiomqg at gmail dot com after paying your dues to make sure you’re up to date on our latest events!

January Meeting Minutes

Date: 1/12/17

Meeting time: 6:30pm

Attendance: 21!!! It was fantastic to see some new faces last night! Please keep inviting people to join us!

Demos:

We have a lot of requests for specific demos, but we need volunteers! If you did not sign up at the meeting to lead a demo and would like to, please let us know.

February demo – Cassandra will teach us how to English Paper Piece (EPP) WITHOUT paper!

Quilts for Pulse Update: 

The Orlando MQG sent us a lovely thank you note for the quilt we sent. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Bylaws: 

Our bylaws need to be revised to provide more clarification and remove any contradictory wording. We are looking for 2-3 members from the group to participate in reviewing the current bylaws and working up the revisions. This project would start in February/March. Let us know if you are interested!

Dues:

We voted to make the 2017 guild year dues to $35. The additional funds will allow us to plan fun and exciting events such as having a speaker. Of the dues approximately $15 of the dues go to the Modern Quilt Guild organization & $20 stay with our local guild.

Please bring your dues to the February meeting, or you may send payment to Cristin Wilson (please email Central Ohio MQG for her address). Checks are preferred. If paying by check, please make it out to Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild.

For the $15 of dues that go to the MQG organization we all receive access to a monthly, block pattern, a monthly quilt pattern, monthly webinars (which are accessible later, too), Show pass for Quilt Con (the vendors & display), a pin, membership card & more.

 

Charity:

Cassandra has reached out to OSU Star House and is awaiting a reply.

QuiltCon Charity Quilt – We are looking for a charity that would want to raffle off the quilt. OSU Star House is one of the charities we have contacted to gauge their interest.

Sew-in: We have booked the Dublin Library for March 25th from 10:30 to 3:15. Additional details to come.

Girl Scout/4H Outreach – We are looking for anyone who has experience working with either of these groups or has contacts with them. Sign-ups were sent around for that as well as donating time to help with any activities.

 

Social Media:

No major updates. If you have any suggestions for content, please contact Nadia.

Instagram: @centralohiomqg

Facebook page: facebook.com/centralohiomqg

Blog: centralohiomqg.wordpress.com

Social Activities:

Heather is hosting a social sew-in on Saturday, March 11th from 9-6. She can host up to 12 people, so make sure to RSVP! If you did not receive the invitation but would like to attend, please contact Heather.

 

QuiltCon Charity Quilt Update:

Our quilt just needs a sleeve and it is ready to ship out! Thank you everyone who worked on this project – it looks amazing! Betsy and Nadia are working on the blog post to submit to the MQG.

 

Bee Blocks:

Heather was the Queen for January and I’m happy to announce that all of her blocks we collected at the meeting!

February’s Queen is Deanne and we will have the information regarding her blocks posted to our website.

3 Favorite Things:

Thank you to everyone who participated in this swap! It’s so fun to see what your favorite things are – thank you for sharing them with us. For those who missed out – don’t worry! We will repeat this popular activity sometime in the future.

Show & Tell:

Thank you everyone for sharing your projects with us! Show and Tell projects are posted to the instagram: @centralohiomqg

Kam mentioned a PICU nurse friend of hers was looking to collect handmade pillowcases for patients. If you would like more details and want to participate, please contact Kam.

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Upcoming Meetings locations:

February – Northern Lights Library

March – Old Worthington Library

April – Old Worthington Library

February Meeting:

To celebrate the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, we are going to have a themed Block Raffle! The blocks should  predominately be pink and/or red and need to be either 9.5″ or 12.5″. Every block you bring earns you a ticket for the raffle. The winner takes home ALL the blocks!

You can bring in an orphan block or make one for the raffle. Here are some links for some fun heart blocks.

http://cluckclucksew.com/2015/01/making-heart-blocks-in-multiple-sizes.html

http://sewsweetness.com/2015/11/my-free-aurifil-mini-pattern-and-free-motion-quilting.html

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