A great group of 30 women gathered for our first guild meeting of 2016. I think we were all glad that the snow and ice melted away and didn't interfere with our meeting!
After welcoming several visitors, we got right to business and discussed the following:
Weather Policy - We decided that going by the CMS school closure decisions may not make sense for whether or not we cancel a guild meeting so, in the event of inclement weather a decision will be made by the leadership about whether or not to hold a meeting and that decision will be communicated ASAP to the members and the wider public via our email list (for members) and website, facebook page, and instagram. (links below).
Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild website and blog: http://charlottemodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/
Email list - If you are a member, please make sure your email address is current. You should receive an email by Friday, February 29 to test our list. If you do not receive an email, contact us via the guild email address: email@example.com
QUILTCON east - The quilting convention for the Modern Quilt Guild is coming east in 2017! This years QUILTCON is in Pasadena from February 18-21, but next year, it'll be on our side of the country in Savannah, Georgia. If you are interested in attending QUILTCON east, check out the website. If you think you are going to attend, hotels near the convention center will fill up fast. You can make a reservation now using the QUILTCON east reservation system and will receive a special rate for convention attendees. Yours truly just made a reservation for a room for four and I'm excited already about attending for the first time ever! Lecture and workshop offerings will be posted on June 1 and course registration for Modern Quilt Guild members begins June 25. Spots fill up fast so mark your calendars now : )
QUILTCON east - http://www.quiltconeast.com/
Hotel reservations for QUILTCON east - http://www.quiltconeast.com/about/hotels/
Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild labels for charity quilts - Our group has donated a number of quilts to charities in our city. In addition, last month we donated placemats to Friendship Trays. It was suggested that we have labels printed for our charity quilts. Certainly every quilt should have a label and this would let others know about our guild. Great idea!
Springs Creative Company Tour - Program committee member, Dee, shared some of the ideas that the program committee is working on for 2016, including a tour for guild members to the Springs Creative Company factory in Rock Hill. We decided that a Thursday during the day is the best time for a tour. More information to come as this gets organized.
Springs Creative - http://springscreative.com/
In addition, we may try to plan a trip to the thread company, YLI, also in Rock Hill. https://www.facebook.com/ylicorp
Finally, from our Swap Captains, here is info for our February meeting:
Paper Piecing Swap
Practice all that you learned at our last meeting! Choose a paper piecing pattern and turn it into something to swap at our next meeting. You could make a mug rug, pot holder, needle case – you pick what you want to make! Turn your practicing into something fun to share!
Secret Sister Swap
Sara has emailed everyone the name of her secret sister for the next three months. For each meeting, please bring something small in a plain brown lunch bag marked with your secret sister’s name. I can be something you make or something you buy (examples from the past: a new name tag, chocolates, fat quarters) Be creative!
If you signed up for a secret sister and did not receive an email from Sara, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whew! This is a loooong blog post full of info! I'll save the pictures from the meeting for the next post. Stay tuned ...