October 2019 Meeting

Our Meeting Topic this meeting was Modern Cream of the Crop.  We had a discussion about different modern quilting designs. We broke into 4 groups and discussed what makes a quilt a Best in Show at Quilt Con.  We had some great opinions and opened a lot of different perspectives! Thank you to all

Quilt Con Charity Quilt Con Update – We have a top!  Thank you to everyone that were able to help create over 100 blocks!  We are making progress on the text portion of the quilt and have selected with the word Balance.

Challenge – Remember the Book Challenge is due at the November 21 meeting: to participate please bring a book to donate to someone aged 0 to 24 along with a quilt that expresses that book.  Awesome prizes will be awarded for Best Modern Design, Best Book Theme, and Members’ Choice.  Books and quilts will be donated to our guild’s designated charity, the Orangewood Foundation, for foster youth in our community.   If you are interested in supporting foster youth further, please see https://orangewoodfoundation.org/ways-to-give/ or the service item wish lists attached.

New Officer Elections – Thank you to our nominating committee on their work on their slate of officers and committee chairs (attached).  We will be voting at our November meeting.

Budget Update – We also had a preview of the budget proposed for next year.  We also re-discussed the guest fee after 2 meetings for a flat fee.  We’ll be also voting on both of these at our November meeting.

Holiday Party will be on December 8th from 12 – 5 at Cheryl Higley’s house.  We will be having a Yankee swap of 5 fat quarters.  We will also be having a potluck. We will be sending an Evite will be sent out later.

Show and Tell

Opportunity Quilt – from Brach Cities Guild

Sew In – Nov 10th  last one of the year.  January will be starting a new schedule and our first one will be January 26th

November meeting is moved a week earlier to November 21

Helene and Barbara won last month’s block lotto.  This month’s blocks are improve pieces in fall colors.  Can wait to see how it turns out!

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