Meeting Minutes – October 27, 2011
Terry Van Horne
September meeting minutes were approved.
Our next weekend sew is November 20th at the Sewing Party
Our next guild meeting is on November 22nd
• Our guest speaker for our November meeting will be none other than the founder of the Modern Quilt Guilds herself – Ms. Alissa Height Carlton!!!
• Bring a friend to the meeting to be entered into a raffle for a fun prize!
• There will be CAKE!
OCMQG’s 2011 holiday party!
• Remember, we will hold our party at the Glenwood Park Recreation Center again this year
• Time will be 11:00 – whenever!
• Potluck – bring some tender vittles!!!
• This party will replace our December meeting and sew, so bring your machine and projects to spend a day of food, fun, carols, and swaps!
o Handmade gift swap:
Everyone who’d like to participate can make something (last year, most folks made a pillow or a bag), wrap it, and be entered into the swap.
This is a Yankee Swap meaning that we will choose a name to pick a gift, and they can either “yank” one of the opened gifts that they like, or they can pick one of the unopened gifts.
o Unfinished swap:
Bring a project you just can’t find the gumption to finish, and swap it for another unfinished project
Bring any notion, gift certificate, or fabric and be entered into the raffle
Just a reminder, our new BOQ will be the Acadia
• Here is the link on Ning: http://orangecountymodernquiltguild.ning.com/page/acadia-september-2011-december-2011
• The pictures in the tutorial show the colorway we need to use. The only difference is to use grey sashing between your blocks instead of white.
• Make three bricks. They can be any three; just don’t make all three solid rectangles.
Reminder for the International Quilt Festival
• Visual submissions (photos of your quilt) are due all the way on March 2nd. Think about maybe making & quilting something to enter!
• Possible OCMQG quilt submission? Put that bee in your bonnet and be ready to discuss at the next meeting. There’s time aplenty for us to come up with an idea and submit it.
• The entry must be home made and home quilted.
Complete the Modern Quilt Guild Survey here
We will be doing a yard for yard fabric swap in January. Bring your fat quarters and yardage for a chance to swap with our other members.
Next month’s Fat Quarter swap theme – what are you grateful for? If the fabric reminds you of something you give thanks for, bring it in for a swap!