Meeting Recap (November 12, 2022)

11/15/2022 11:55 AM | Anonymous

We got together Saturday for some crafty fun and social time. Check out November's meeting highlights.

Guild Business

  • Details of local and online events:
    • PerennialSTL: Intro to Mesh Embroidery, Saturday 11/19, 10am - 1pm Upcycled Quilt Coat, Wednesday 12/14 & 12/21, 6pm - 9pm

    • Jackman’s: Christmas Stocking, Thursday 11/17, 10:30am - 2:30pm Build Your Own Bargello Quilt, Saturday 11/19, 10:30am - 4:30pm

    • Do you know of some quilty fun? Be sure to share it in our Facebook group or Instagram page.

  • Congratulations to the newly elected board officers!
    • President: Octavia Pitts through 2023
    • Vice President: Jennifer Deck 2023-2024
    • Secretary: Gail Luther through 2023
    • Treasurer: Susan Muszynski 2023-2024
  • Our current membership numbers are 210 guildies. WOW!!
  • Announcements and Reminders:
    • Membership renewal for 2023 is HERE. Dues will remain $40.
    • Hand (Home) Sew Happy Hour is tonight from 6-9PM. This is the last one for the year. ZOOM link.
    • December raffle meeting will take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month-12/17/22 in the Sunset Room. Not the second Saturday and not our normal meeting room. There will NOT be Zoom for this meeting. Please note the change.
    • Tickets for the raffle can be purchased BEFORE the meeting begins.

Kanzashi Flower Folding

We had a chance to mingle with our fellow guild pals while learning how to fold fabric Kanzashi style. After you fold a few petals you can string them together to make a flower. Between chatting with friends and working with our hands, it seemed like everyone had a good time. Thank you to the Programming committee for coming up with a fun activity!

Committee Updates

  • SewMe STL
    • Despite a couple of hiccups, our first SewMe retreat in three years was a success!
    • Save the date for next year's retreat: September 15-17, 2023.
  • Charity Committee
    • The charity committee is still tallying the final count, but a conservative estimate is that our guild produced 200+ quilts to donate to The Women's Safe House. What a beautiful effort from our guild!
  • Swap and Challenge
    • The Fabric Placement challenge has come to an end. Thank you to the committee for bringing this to life.
    • Prize winners for participating: Barb Phelps, Terry Darling, Gail McCarthy, and Megan Smith. Congratulations!

Other Items Covered

  • Fabric Raffle: Thanks to Cotton Cuts we gave away two FQ bundles of Sketchbook by Alexia Marcelle Abegg to Hope Wyss and Robyn Passig. Hooray!
  • Block of the Month Wrap-up: 
    • All of the tutorials for the 2022 Block of the Month are posted on the blog and you still have a chance to win. 
    • Any member who completes their block of the month quilt top by January's meeting will be entered to win a free longarming service from Dottie Vaughn!
    • September and October Block of the Month winners are Kathy Leahy and Carol Schmidt. High fives!
  • Donation: Our membership voted to make a donation to SewHopeSTL to aid in their flood recovery.

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