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Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild January 2023 Minutes

Submitted by Susan Shuter 01/13/2023
January 12, 2023 – In person meeting at Sew to Speak was called to order with 18 in attendance.
The Ice breaker was led by Dorothy
President’s report:
Membership dues will increase from $35 to $45 for 2023. Members of the Central Ohio MQG are
automatically members of the National MQG at no additional charge. Please send your 2023 dues via
PayPal to the Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild by the February meeting. If you have any questions
regarding dues or payment process, please contact Linda directly.
Treasurer’s Report:
Current balance is $3,000
The Guild has purchased a Square, so we can now accept credit card payments if necessary. There is a
charge for each credit card transaction so we would like to keep this option to a minimum.
Please pay your 2023 $45 membership dues via PayPal by 2/9/23. If you need an alternative to PayPal,
please contact Linda Selby directly to make those arrangements. Discounted rates are available based
on need. Please contact Linda Selby directly for more information.
Membership:
A member survey was emailed on 1/13 that includes a request for updated contact information and
release for sharing photos, etc. Please complete the google docs form when you receive it. We will use
this information for our roster.
Sewing Circles: We will send out a new Sewing Circle survey and invite members to existing circles or
establish new ones based on interests. If you have an idea for a new sewing circle, please feel free to
reach out to Dorothy. Kathy F. suggested a handwork circle at the meeting.
Fund Raising:
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, SWAG bags/ favors and door prizes. There
will be a silent auction with some very nice, themed gift baskets. Postcards to promote the event have
been printed.
Kits to make pin cushions from Nicole Young designs for prizes were distributed at the December
meeting. If you took a kit, please try to have it complete by the January Sew-In. You only need to piece
the top. Two sew-in dates have been scheduled for working on favors and prizes. January 28 at the
Dublin Library 10:30-2:30. And another on February 18 in Hilliard.

If you are a member of another quilt guild and can extend a personal invitation, please contact Patty or Cynthia A. for postcards
to pass out. As part of our order of business Kathy F. motioned to pay the remaining $625 for the rental of the
conservatory for the event. Dorothy seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
Kathy F. also motioned to formally approve the $2,700 down payment for catering which has already
been made. Jeny seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
Programming: Our guest speaker was Heather Kinion who joined us via Zoom. Heather is our Midwest
Regional Representative with the National Modern Quilt Guild.
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. Volunteers are needed for the
project and we ask you plan arrive around 9:30am to set up. We spent part of our time at the meeting
prepping for the project.
Lissa introduced a Color challenge 2023. You should have received an email regarding the challenge on
1/13. Use the Pantone color of the year, Viva Magenta, and the paint chip you pulled at the meeting. (if
you were not at the meeting, Lissa will have paint chips available at the February meeting or contact her
directly). Make whatever project you want using these two colors predominantly in your piece. You may
add other colors and use solids or prints. We will have the Color challenge Show and tell at the June
meeting.
Upcoming programs include: Participation in the 2023 COSI festival in May. A survey was sent to gage
interest in help with this project on May 6.
Nancy Crow has invited us to visit her barn on May 17.
A workshop by Carolina Oneta on May 20. A survey was emailed on 1/13. Please review and if you
would like to attend provide your 1 st and 2 nd choices of which workshop you are most interested in.
The Ohio State Fair. – The guild will again sponsor the Modern Quilting category at the Ohio State Fair
this summer.
Retreat. Lissa is looking into Retreat options for later in the year. More information to come.
Lissa passed out a calendar of events and also emailed a copy to membership.
Show and Tell – We wrapped up the meeting by sharing some of our recent projects.
Calendar:
1/14/2023 – Ohio Craft Museum make & take project 9:30am -12:30pm
1/28 – Sew-in at the Dublin Library 10:30-2:30
2/9 – February meeting at Sew to Speak 6:30pm – “Color Exploration” program
2/18- Sew-in, Hilliard

2/23-2/26 – QuiltCon 2023 in Atlanta, GA
3/9/2023 – March meeting at Sew to Speak, 6:30pm – QuiltCon recap and NQD luncheon plans finalized
3/18/2023 – National Quilt Day event at the Franklin Park Conservatory
4/18/2023 – April meeting – “Sustainability and Quilting” program and review of NQD Luncheon.
5/4/2023 – The Science of Color lecture as part of the COSI Science Festival
5/6/2023 – COSI Science Festival – we will need volunteers to work our booth for part of the day.
5/17/2023 – Guild visit to Nancy Crow’s Barn
5/20/2023 – Carolina Oneto Workshop.
6/8/2023 – Applique program/ Color Challenge Show and Tell

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