August Meeting Recap

General meeting for August

SATURDAY, August 17, 2019, 1PM-3PM

Members for 2019: 87 in good standing (or outstanding!)
August meeting: 34 members signed in
New members (since last meeting): Rachel M. , Mary L., Ana H. (Welcome!)
Guests: 2 signed in, Mary L. (joined online after meeting) and Rachel M. with Kane

We’ve exceeded our charity quilt collection goal before the year is half way through?
Total number as of August meeting: 67 (Applause all around!)
Link to charity quilt instructions for those who’d like to create one.
Barbara is heading up the nominating committee for 2020 board
Diane M. helped with the fat quarter raffle
Joanne won all the yellow fat quarters
Debby S. helped set up the BOM
Dre won all the BOM stash
Kristin won the name tag raffle  

Gwen Marston books: 30+
Gwen Marston solo exhibits: 19 (since 1981!)
Of times ticket number was called for the name tag raffle: 9


  • Education: Member Deborah K delivered a presentation on the late Gwen Marston, which comprised examples of Gwen’s work and contributions to the quilt world. It was very interesting! Many members were inspired by Marston’s work and got sewing. Deborah also showed quilts she’s made inspired by Marston’s work or created during one of Marston’s workshops.

  • Workshop: The Liberated Houses workshop, which will happen in October, has only TWO SPOTS OPEN. Grab yours now. The workshop will be led by member Deborah K and is clearly inspired by Gwen Marston’s work.

  • BOM: We have a new BOM from Catherine inspired by a parking structure and its very Miami paint job. Will it yield as many as the prior month’s paper piecing challenge?

  • QAL: Patti has led another fun QAL called Circling the Brain. Next month we can see all the finished (or WIPs) as the project comes to a close with September’s meeting.

  • Show and Tell:  Members Patti, Charlotte, Judy, and Elizabeth were busy finishing up some awesome quilts! Kristin showed a mini with the three hanging options (rather quickly), but a full blog post can be accessed about them. Plus, the guild will be supplying the hanging supplies, we just need your quilts!

  • QuiltCon charity quilt kits were distributed as well as Me+You fabric challenge bundles. Contact AJ if you need either one.


  • September meeting: Demo TBD

  • September meeting: QAL projects are due

  • October 5 is a workshop called Liberated Houses with Debbie Krajkowski

  • October meeting: Member Spotlight is Brenda Z

  • October meeting: Tonya delivers a Halloween-themed trunk show

  • October meeting: Amish Made Modern challenge quilts are due

  • October meeting: Mini quilts to exhibit will be collected

  • November meeting: extra long sew / meeting day

  • November meeting: Batting test with Debbie K

  • December meeting: extra long sew / meeting day

Shopping for batteries, water, and canned goods,
Kristin Beck, 2019 Secretary