The meeting was called to order on February 10th by the president, Octavia Pitts. We had 83 people in attendance. We forgot to count guests but there were at least two who then ended up joining bringing our membership to 193.
With Susan (treasurer) on vacation, we did not have a financial slide this meeting. There will be a financial update in March. For previous financials, they are posted on the website under the Member Resources tab, you will need to log in. Link.
Octavia (president) went through Guild Business, mentioning volunteers are needed for the Sew Me Committee, thanking the Quilt Show Committee for all of their hard work in the lead-up to the show in March, as well as a callout to the David Owen Hastings lecture that was hosted virtually in January that had more than 80 members in attendance.
The Scrap Buster Challenge has officially begun! To be entered in for prizes, please submit an image of your fabric pull on social media with #stlmqgscraps2024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on this challenge can be found here: Link.
The Improv BOM Sampler has also officially started! The tutorial for the first month can be found on the website: Link. First row is to be done by the March meeting; we will be showing the rows during Show & Share every month.
Quilt-Non is happening at Jackmans on February 24th. The sewing machine tables are full, but attendance is still encouraged! Update! We have a cancellation so there is one sewing machine table available as of 2/11.
Lots of events are coming up, we highly recommend checking the website often. This is very easy on the phone app; look for Wild Apricot for Members on your phone’s app store. The 2024 calendar has been updated with the dates that we know about. If we forgot something, let us know. You can email Gail at email@example.com.
Volunteers are needed for the Quilt Show. There are many different ways to volunteer! You can view the volunteers needed and sign up to volunteer here: Link.
A list of the Quilt Show vendors will be posted to the website following their committee meeting 2/12.
Spread the word about the Quilt Show by sharing the Facebook event and posting about it on social media!
Suzanne Galli Koenen’s “Colorplay” is showing at the Webster Groves Public Library during the month of February. Link.
The Green Door Art Gallery in Webster Groves is hosting an exhibit called “Hooked on Fibers” through March 2nd. Link.
Faith Ringgold has an exhibit at the Chicago Contemporary Art Museum until February 25th. Link.
There is an estate sale with all things sewing and crafting on February 17th from 11am-3pm in Pinewood Estates in Wildwood. More information can be found in the Facebook group.
Loose Ends Project is a network of people throughout the country who will finish projects for families if they have a person who has passed or unable to complete projects. Craft individuals can sign up to be that someone to finish projects. Link.
Melissa and Annamaria are hosting a sewing day at Fence STL in Shrewsbury. If interested contact Melissa Eagan or Annamaria Lu for the address.
After the break we heard from our speakers Janice Samson and Carolyn Lesser. They talked us through all things color. We were encouraged to bring a square of neutral fabric and colorful scraps to look at how colors play with one another. For an in-depth look at what they spoke about, please look through the slides!
We raised $250 in the monthly raffle that was generously donated by Cotton Cuts. Fabric Raffle Winners: Carol Schmidt and Janice Samson.
The final thing we did was Show & Share, pictures can be found here: Link.
Meeting was adjourned.
Submitted by Abbie Stolzer (secretary)