Submitted by Susan Shuter 12/14/2022
December 8, 2022 – Holiday party at Seventh Son Brewery
15 Guild members and guests gathered at Seventh Son Brewery for a holiday party and short business meeting.
We will move our monthly meeting location to Sew to Speak in Worthington beginning January 12.
Anita has offered the space for us to use the 2nd Thursday of each month free of charge.
We have committed to a make & take project for the Ohio Craft Museum on January 14, 2023 as part of our agreement to use their space for our meetings in 2022. Please contact Lissa with any project ideas you may have. They need to be fairly quick and easy so even kids can complete within a short time.
Treasurer’s Report: Current balance is $5,208. The guild took in $2,280 from raffle tickets and National Quilt Day tickets in the past month. Linda will look into getting a device that will allow the guild to take credit card payments in the future.
Membership dues for 2023 will likely be raised to $40 or $45. Members were fine with the small increase noting that it is still relatively low and that to join the national MQG without the benefit of a local guild is $35. Members of the Central Ohio MQG are automatically members of the National MQG at no additional charge.
Community Outreach Quilt is now complete and has been submitted to QuiltCon 2023. Many thanks to all those who participated in making the quilt with special thanks to Catie Gynn who did the quilting for us. Catie is not a current member of the guild, but volunteered her services anyway. Guild member Jeny Marie designed the quilt titled “Lantern Light Play” using the theme of “Color Shift.” Proceeds from the sale of the Community Outreach Quilt will go to the Carrie Steele Pitts home and the Children’s Sickle Cell Disease program at Childrens Health Care of Atlanta. Jeny’s artist statement: “I love to play with color, exploring light, shade, texture, geometry, and shape. My focus is on experimentation, and I feel that there is always some new, unexpected, and exciting possibility out there to learn and be expressive with. This pattern is an interpretation of a lantern’s shimmering, shifting light in that exploration through color, fabric, and design.”
Holiday Raffle Quilt. The winners of the Holiday quilt raffle are 1st prize, the Festive Baubles quilt and two matching pillows; Joanne LaGreca. 2nd prize, the holiday table runner; Craig Peterson and 3rd prize, the holiday themed tote; Susan Shuter. Thanks to all who participated in making prizes and selling tickets. We made $1,776 from the raffle.
National Quilt Day luncheon March 18, 2023 at The Franklin Park Conservatory 11am-4pm. Nicole Young of Lillyella Stitchery will be our guest speaker. Lunch will be catered by Creative Cuisine. Tickets are on sale now at EventBrite for $80 each and there is a 100-person limit. This will include lunch, admission to the conservatory, the program by Nicole Young, goodie bags/ favors and door prizes. There will be a silent auction with some very nice, themed gift baskets. If you have additional ideas for the gift baskets and/or door prizes, please contact Patty or Cynthia Adkins. Postcards to promote the event have been printed and Kate will publicize the event online.
Kits to make pin cushions (FPP butterfly charm pattern by Nicole Young) for prizes were distributed. If you took a kit, please try to have it complete by the January meeting. You only need to piece the top and remove the papers. Two sew-in dates have been scheduled for working on bags, favors, and prizes. January 28 at the Dublin Library 10:30-2:30. Another on February 18 in Hilliard. Details coming at the January meeting. Thanks to Mary Maben for chairing the goodie bag making.
Programming: We have committed to a make & take project for the Ohio Craft Museum on January 14, 2023 10am-noon as part of our agreement to use their space for our meetings. Please contact Lissa with any project ideas you may have. They need to be fairly quick and easy so even kids can complete within a short time. Volunteers will be needed for the project and we ask you plan arrive around 9:30am to set up.
We collected feminine hygiene products and underwear for a donation to I Support The Girls.
Go to IsupportTheGirls.org or their Facebook page, I-Support-the-Girls-Columbus, for more information on this organization.
Kate Schwartz won the bias applique block drawing.
Lissa led a 3 favorite things gift exchange. We each brought 3 of our favorite notion and went home with 3 different notions from other guild members.
Show and Tell – We wrapped up the meeting by sharing some of our recent projects.
2023 Calendar items:
1/12 – January meeting at Sew to Speak
1/14 – Ohio Craft Museum make & take project
1/28 – Sew-in at the Dublin Library 10:30-2:30
2/9 – February meeting at Sew to Speak
2/18- Sew-in, Hilliard
2/23-2/26 – QuiltCon in Atlanta, GA
3/9 – March meeting at Sew to Speak
3/18 – National Quilt Day event at the Franklin Park Conservatory