Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September Meeting Notes

Once again, it was a great meeting!

Minutes of the Board Meeting will be available on the Ning Forum (members only) soon.

Board Positions
Volunteers are needed to run for Board positions. The guild is as wonderful as it is because we all do a little bit. Many hands make light work and we don't want to burn out any of our fabulous volunteers.

Positions Available:
  • President: run meetings, create meeting agendas, make the guild what you want, delegate to and encourage other volunteers .
  • Asst. Treasurer: provide backup to Claire
Board members are available to answer questions.

How will you contribute?

Opportunity quilt
Make sure you talk to Amanda about your free tickets.

Volunteers still needed for white glove duty and to sell tickets at PIQF. Check the information on the blog and the Ning and talk to Amanda. Remember that you need to fill your spot if you end up not being able to volunteer.

Next Charity Sew Day will be on November 7 at Peggy's Community Room. Look for details on the Ning.

Some larger quilts need to be quilted. See Peggy or Michelle.

NO MEETING IN OCTOBER. We will all be at PIQF. If someone wants to organize a get together there, please do so, otherwise stop by the table.

Next meeting will be in November on November 21.

Quilty Happenings

On Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2-4pm, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles presented Fiber Sunday in Pacific Grove! Join fellow fiber enthusiasts to see and learn more about recent acquisitions including quilts by Michael James, Jane Sassaman, fiber art by Flo Oy Wong and more. Shown by Curator of Collections Nancy Bavor. Location: Back Porch Fabrics at 157 Grand Avenue, Pacific Grove. Please RSVP to Debbie Aguirre at 408-971-0323 or debbie@sjquiltmuseum.org
Quilting in the Garden is at the end of this month on September 26 and 27, 2015 at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane - Livermore, CA 94550 - (925) 447-0280

Modern Patchwork is partnering with MQG to produce a magazine. Proposals and articles are due by September 29, 2015. More information is available on the MQG blog.

The Pacific International Quilt Festival is coming October 15-18, 2015. Have you gotten your badge yet? I ordered mine and got a 'nice' letter saying they wouldn't mail it to me this year, that I would have to visit the registration desk. New Quilts of Northern California is a juried exhibit (purported to be an annual favorite) at PIQF. NCQC says you can view the work of Northern California’s most well-known and upcoming quilt makers. This amazing exhibition of recent works is presented by the Northern California Quilt Council and curated by NCQC Board members. 

The Monterey Guild is having a thread painting workshop with Barbara Shapell on October 3,4. Cost is $120.

Judy B. Dales' solo show "Ahead of the Curve" is currently on exhibiti at the Shelburne Museum through October 31. There is an article about getting an exhibit in a museum on the SDA Vermont blog.

Quilting in the Garden, September 26-27 in Livermore.

Artistry in Fashion, Canada College, September 26

November 30: last day to enter quilts into QuiltCon

Improv Round Robin
This guild wide round robin started at the meeting with some sewists adding to starts and others taking pieces home to work on.
The above is just one of a number of great starts.

Small Groups
  • Handwork: no report
  • Tula Pink City Sampler: no report
Start a new group; there are no limits on who can start something.

The low volume challenge projects will now be due at the November meeting.

Winter Extravaganza Swap 
Joy-Lily took names and requests and will send out assignments soon.

Gifts will be due at the December meeting. Contact Joy-Lily if you cannot attend the December meeting so that your gift can be given out there. It is a disappointment not to receive something at the meeting if you have brought a gift.

Some ideas for projects were posted at the meeting, but there are numerous other sources, including the One Yard Wonder book and a list on the Flamingo Toes blog.

Los Altos Library Exhibit 

Peggy is organizing this event again. The exhibit will be in January. You need to fill out the entry form and return it by November 30. Theme is Improv. Quilts should be 50"w x 60" l max.

New Members 

Welcome Marilyn!

See you at PIQF!!!

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