Meeting was called to order at 6:37pm with 12 members in attendance.
Thank you to past and present board members for your service.
The Membership and Fundraising positions on the board are still open. Let Barb Kelly know if you’re interested in helping out with either of these areas. Both positions could be shared or done on a project-by-project basis.
Zoom account. The Guild has a paid Zoom account that allows for more than the 40 minutes at a time available on free accounts. This is open for members to use if desired. Please contact Barb through the guild email if you would like to schedule a time for personal use.
Treasurer’s report: Current balance is $4,954. Membership Google form and instructions for dues payment was emailed on January 12. Please fill out the Google form and have your dues paid by February 9. Dues are $35 for the year and includes a membership in the national Modern Quilt Guild. Please send your payment via PayPal. If you have questions or need to pay via another format, please contact Linda. For information on discounted student memberships and discounts based on need, please contact Linda. Your information will remain confidential.
Guild Programming: Lissa has scheduled some great programming for our Guild meetings.
1/13 – Tonight – Virtual workshop on quilt doodling to make a tic tac toe game board and pieces
2/10 – Ann Feitelson will be our guest and will share her Virtual Trunk Show
3/10 – Maggie Marconi will give a virtual presentation on quilt labeling. Send a photo of your favorite label to Maggie. QuiltCon 2022 recap to take the place of show and tell this month.
Zoom Sew-ins will be held the Saturdays after our meetings from 10am-2pm. Barb sent an email with a Zoom link that can be used for each sew-in. Save this link to your calendars for easy access.
Charity project: We will be making pouches to fill with sewing related items to give the 4-H kids at the Ohio State Fair in July. Linda Selby will provide a virtual tutorial at out 4/14 meeting on the Noodlehead Cosmetic Case which we will use for the pattern. Fabric and supplies (including our logo panel) will be available. Lissa will schedule some sew-ins so we can work on these together.
We are looking for small notions to fit inside the bags which are about 9”x7.5”. Our goal is 120 bags. Lissa will send out a list of companies, and ask for volunteers to contact one or two each and ask for donations for these bags. If you know of anyone that might like to include something, please let Lissa know.
Also, please send Show and Tell photos to Lissa no later than the Wednesday evening before our Thursday meetings so she can include your pictures. The Google form that Linda sent this month includes a release if you would like to have your projects posted on our Instagram and/or Facebook pages.
Non-Guild Events of Interest:
Red Rooster Quilts is hosting a quilt challenge using the Kona color of the year, “cosmos”. Quilts must use the Kona Cosmos fabric for at least 50% of the quilt top. Quilts must be no more than 24”x24” and must be quilted and bound. Entries are due by 2/19 and there are prizes for winners. Check out their Facebook or Instagram page for details.
The Columbus Metropolitan Quilters are hosting Quilt Spectacular 2022 on March 25-26 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. There will be door prizes, a silent auction, demos vendors and a raffle.
At the conclusion of the business meeting, several members showed off their completed projects during Show and Tell.
Finally, we watched a Virtual Workshop: Learn Doodle Quilting.
Some members hung around a little after the workshop to sew together informally.
Submitted by Susan Shuter 1/15/2022