September Meeting Recap

General meeting for August

SATURDAY, September 21, 2019, 1PM-3PM

Members for 2019: 92 in good standing (or outstanding!)
August meeting: 44 members signed in
Guests: 2 - Diya Uberoi (Madhu's daughter) and Tammy Marks from Boca
New members: 2 walk-ins joined, Susan Walsh (friend of Leslie Pope) Key Biscayne and Madhu Uberoi (rejoined from 2017) Boca Raton

We need your input for the 2020 board of directors. Like secretary! It’s open. C’mon, you should do it.
We have Blair Stocker of Wise Craft Handmade teaching our guild in March 2020
It’s like underwear, which is smaller*
Jennifer H has won the nametag raffle (twice this year!)
Melissa won all the blue fat quarters
Abbie won the BOM stash
Monique won the 50/50 raffle And donated her winnings back to the guild. We thank you!

People who learned what a PSL is: 7 It’s a pumpkin spice latte
Members who entered the Stitch Craft challenge: ? Seriously, does anyone know?
Prospective workshop instructors for next year: 3 We want your input!
Ryan’s Case for Smiles ready-to-make kits available (thanks to Susan D.): 50 Did you grab one?


  • Education: Li gave a funny and informative session on how to send you quilt top to a longarmer for the best results. *As an example as to why you need to deliver your backing as a larger piece (6” total on each side, meaning 3” right, left, bottom, and top) than your quilt top, she said: “Why is that Li? Your underwear is smaller than the rest of your clothes.” Maybe you had to be there? But it was the highlight of the meeting to me.

  • BOM: We have a new BOM from Catherine inspired by ice cream cones.

  • QAL: Patti led another fun QAL called Circling the Brain. Everyone showed their finished piece or WIP to great acclaim. Each member received a fabric rose. A raffle drawn deemed Charlotte the QAL Queen replete with sash and brain scepter. Thanks, Patti!

  • Show and Tell:  Members Charlotte, Sherry, Melissa, Kane, Marcia showed some fantastic quilts. Plus, we saw work from members (Dre, Susan, Debby S, and Chris) who attended the strip piecing workshop in Stuart!


  • 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 / 8th anniversary of SFMQG

  • November meeting: Batting test with Debbie K

  • November / December is the Marvelous Modern Minis exhibit. Stay tuned for the reception date.

  • December meeting: extra long sew / meeting day

  • December meeting: Holiday Pincushion Swap

High fives and sweet bindings,
Kristin Beck, 2019 Secretary