Saturday, December 4, 2010

December Minutes - Sort of

Hey all,
I really didn’t think we were going to have a meeting – thought it would be more of a party and show and tell, so I did not bring pencil, paper, or my favorite, the lap top…so I am doing the minutes from memory…which these days is like a sieve so forgive any omissions and oversights.  I will be prepared in January. 
First I know we would all like to thank Annette for hosting the Christmas party.  We enjoyed seeing her home, it truly reflects her creativity.  We also enjoyed the quilt turning. 
We started the meeting with show and tell.    

Mary Ann showed a table runner made with the tube quilt technique.   

Watana showed a t-shirt quilt made for her daughter’s beau.  

Watana also showed a Christmas quilt made with a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.    

CC showed her block of the month quilt.   

Sandi and the charity group gave a presentation on the block for the exchange club quilt.  

 Sandi also helped Sharon Lofton with her block of the month presentation.    

JoAnn then turned the meeting over to the new president, Julia Graber. 

Julia led with a discussion of goals for our guild.  Two of the goals are to line up a nationally known teacher and to make the meetings more productive, by having projects set up and ready to go as soon as the meeting is adjourned.    A lively discussion was held on the subject of a nationally known teacher and it was decided to form a committee.  The committee will research various teachers, topics of learning, availability and costs and bring a recommendation to the guild.  I am sure that all the committee members;   Watana, Sandi, and Mary Ann ,  would like to hear from you on suggestions and teachers that you would like to have come to Columbus.
                It was also requested that we do some lessons or workshops for beginning quilters.  Judy has agreed to give a short beginner lesson.
                 Judy announced that she will be running for president elect of MQA in the next state election.    Congratulations.
                There will be no meeting on the first as the RAC will be closed for New Years day.  Our next meeting will be January 15.  We are planning to have a 5th Saturday workshop on January 29 and another workshop day on February  5. 
                January is our month to pay dues.  Dues are $15.00 a year.  Please bring them to the January meeting.  
Pictures from Annettes quilt turning!