BMQG General Meeting, August 11th, Arbutus Public Library
Rose Daley lead the meeting. We had three visitor/new members. As usual, members whose birthday was in August chose fat quarters courtesy of the guild.
Business: By-laws review: Rose and the board have been reviewing and correcting our guild by-laws over the summer. They will be posted on our website later this week and members will vote on them in September.
New committee proposals: We need two to four people to volunteer to work on each of the following committees - please talk to Rose or Daniela for details.
Members Only Workshops
New Member Welcoming
This is Officer Nomination season - we need two or three volunteers to server; each guild office needs at least one new person to serve during the coming year (beginning Jan. 1st).
Education: Marcia announced that the next workshop in November will feature Michelle Wilkie teaching inspiration to improvisation. Signups will open after the September meeting. In March, Timna Tarr will teach Map Making. Heather Kojan will teach in June.
Program: Andee will lead today’s program on Impulse Buys: Hot or Not? She will also share stretching exercises for quilt makers. In September, the new Head Start charity program director will discuss their program for homeless children and we will begin the collection of quilts for this project (including the proposed animal theme quilts). There will also be round-robin demonstrations. In October, there will be a second set of demos and a presentation of the 2017 QuiltCon Best in Show quilt Bling. In November there will be a trunk show/lecture by Michelle Wilkie. In December we will have our holiday party.
Retreat: Daniela reminded members that the dates for retreat are October 3-6; day passes are still available until September 1st.
Members are reminded to get their copy of our Crab Logo pattern from Cindy.
2020 Quilt Bingo: We are beginning to organize and make the major prize quilt projects now with two request - Linda Schiffer is chairing a book block quilt and Daniela is requesting 12.5” house blocks with a white background and green grass base.
Northside Bee: This group will hold its August meeting on the 19th at Bear's Paw - this is a week early due to the store's class schedule.
Sue Hall donated a finished quilt for bingo prize - made from Tula Pink material from the 100 blocks pattern: