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Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild April 2022 Minutes

Submitted by Susan Shuter 4/19/2022

April 14, 2022 – In-person meeting at the Ohio Craft Museum. Meeting was called to order at 6:35pm with 17 members present. Susan led the ice breaker: introductions/re-introductions.

President’s report:

Members should have received an emailed survey from the National MQG. All members of the Central Ohio MQG are also members of the National MQG.

If you are not receiving Guild emails please let Linda know. She may need to update the email that is on file for you.

Field Trips: Some suggestions on group field trips were discussed. Barb sent out a follow-up survey to assess interest. Plans for a future FART (Fabric Acquisition Road Trip) are in the works. Lissa is looking for ideas for May.

Mary Maben will provide her class on the Noodlehead Maker’s Tote at the main library on 6/4/2022. There is a charge of $40 and you will need to purchase the pattern ahead of time. Mary suggests you have your fabric pieces cut out prior to the class. Please send payment to the Central Ohio MQG via PayPal friends & family and note your name and that you are registering for the Maker’s Tote workshop.

Sewing Circles: We had some interest in setting up small Sewing circles. Barb will reach out to those who expressed an interest to get those set up.

Guild Programming:

Our Outreach quilt submitted to QuiltCon 2022 sold for $350. The proceeds go to The Women of Color Quilters Network and the Navajo Quilt Project.

A budget of $1,500 was approved for Lissa to begin scheduling programming for 2023.

4/23 – We will have a sew-in at the Bexley Library to work on the 4-H pouches. Materials will be provided. Lissa sent a survey to membership calling for volunteers to bring tools such as cutting mats/rotary cutters, irons and ironing boards and batting scraps of 8”x 9.5” each to complete the bags. If each member will commit to making 5 bags, that will help us meet our commitment of 140 bags by the State Fair in July.

5/12 – Guild meeting at the Ohio Craft Museum 6:30pm. Pre-recorded virtual workshop on “Hawaiian applique with a twist”

6/9 – Virtual lecture with Carol Lyle Shaw. The Craft Museum will not be available in June or July so our June meeting will be virtual via Zoom.

Fundraising:

Short term goal: Holiday Raffle Quilt. Please submit your design ideas for the May 12th meeting. We will vote on a design and possible a second smaller project for an additional raffle prize. Design should be throw size, holiday theme with modern quilt design elements.

Longer term goals: National Quilt Day luncheon March 18, 2023 and include other local quilt guilds in the invitation. A good chance for us to meet other quilters, exchange ideas and support each other.  If you would like to help with the planning, please let Patty know.

Treasurer’s report: 26 paid memberships so far in 2022. Current balance is $4500. Please make sure the guild has your correct email address, especially if it is different than the email you use for PayPal.

Secretary’s report: Susan introduced a post-card swap as our 2022 challenge. We have 14 people working on this challenge. We will break out into three groups of 4-5. Each participant will be challenged to make a 4×6 postcard for each other member of their circle. This will give us all an opportunity to play with design and technique without a large investment of time. And, best of all, we will have some keepsake samples of each other’s work at the end! We’ll exchange our post cards at the October 13 meeting. Participants will receive a separate email in the next few days with complete instructions and some resources.

We held a drawing of the participating for a $25 Gift Card from Quilt Beginnings. Congratulations to Kate! The card is being mailed to you. We’ll another drawing later in the year.  

Tonight’s Programming/Charity project. We will be making pouches to fill with sewing related items to give the 4-H quilters at the Ohio State Fair in July. Linda Selby provided a demo on making the Noodlehead Cosmetic Case which we will use for the pattern. Fabric and supplies (including our logo panel) will be available at the 4/23 sew-in. If you would like some kits to work on and cannot attend the 4/23 sew-in, please contact Lissa. The pdf pattern is available for free from the Noodlehead website.

We are still looking for small notions to fit inside the bags which are about 9”x7.5”. Our goal is 140 bags. Lissa has emailed a spreadsheet of potential donators and is asking for volunteers to contact one or two each to ask for donations for the bags. If you know of anyone that might like to include something, please let Lissa know.

Show and Tell: We wrapped up the meeting with a show and tell of members’ work.

Non-Guild Events of interest:

“Daughter of the Thread” is a solo exhibition of the new works by the 2021 Aminah Robinson Fellowship recipient, Wendy Kendrick at the King Arts Complex through May 20.2022. You may have also seen some of Wendy’s work in the Kuumba Connections exhibit at the Ohio Craft Museum in March.

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