March 2024 Meeting Recap

03/13/2024 8:41 AM | Gail Luther (Administrator)


Octavia (President) opens the monthly meeting at 10:05am on March 9th, 2024. We had 94 people in attendance, with several new members and guests also with us.

We recapped QuiltCon and QuiltNon, both went well for those who attended!

An update on April’s guild happenings: 

  • April’s guest workshop speaker has been injured, she is having surgery next week and will not be able to travel in April. Her sessions will be rescheduled for next year. 

  • April 13th (second Saturday of April), we will be having a free, virtual meeting. Our regional MQG rep, Sarah Ruiz, will be talking about the larger organization as a whole. She will be open to any questions you may have!

The improv block of the month’s instructional video will be posted next week on the website. Videos can be found here: Link. When you have each month’s row completed, take a picture, post to Instagram, tag the guild (@stlmqg) and use the hashtag (#stlmqgbom24)!

The charity committee planned to meet during break to discuss details of the upcoming charity goal of this year.


  • January 2024 balance - $19,835.86

  • February 2024 - $15,245.57

  • Profit/Loss balance sheets are posted on website: Link

Upcoming Events: 

  • March 20: Hand stitchers - Buder Library

  • March 22: Quilt Show set up

  • March 23-24: Quilt Show

  • March 26: Hand Sew Happy Hour

  • April 3: Hand Stitchers - Buder Library

  • April 13: Virtual Meeting with guest speaker Sarah Ruiz

  • August 16-18: Carolina Oneto Virtual Trunk Show & Workshops

  • October 4-6: Sew Me STL

The Swap & Challenge Committee presented our first Swap of 2024. March through May, we will be working on Lunch Bags using the colors of the STL MQG logo. Link

Lunch Bag Swap Details:

The March meeting was the last call for collecting quilts for the Quilt Show. The committee is in FULL swing getting everything ready for the show in just two short weeks.

Please look at the slides for a full list of vendors that will be at the show; we have 15 this year!

We are still looking for volunteers for all types of jobs for the show! If you haven’t signed up yet, please do so with the link below! Times are available for Friday (set-up), Saturday (show), and Sunday (show & take-down). Signup Genius: Link 

Important things to remember as a Quilt Show Volunteer!

  • Hydrate!

  • Bring lunch, concessions will not be available.

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. If you have one of our new guild shirts, wear it!

  • Wear your name tag.

  • Park in the back of parking lot during the show to make sure our guests have easy access.

  • Go to the Guild Booth prior to your shift to check in.

A reminder that we need at least 2,000 paying guests to attend to break even on the show. Talk and share all things Quilt Show for the next two weeks!

And a BIG THANK YOU to our Quilt Show Committee!

Next up in big news for the guild is our Sew Me STL retreat! After the Quilt Show, start thinking about volunteering to help put on Sew Me this year! Meetings will start once a month in April.

For the raffle, Cotton Cuts donated 2 Allison Glass fabric bundles. Thank you Cotton Cuts!

Today’s activity: Making Traditional Modern Part 1 by Susan Muszynski, Part 2 by Lila Gardenia coming in May! Susan took us through building our own blocks with paper and then seeing how color can transform them!

Winners for the BOM & Scrap Buster challenges were picked.

Meeting concluded and some of us went to Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster!

Pictures from meeting and show & share

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