Minutes January 13, 2019 Meeting Minutes

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Programming:

BOM – Members showed off their Block #3. Many people got caught up on their blocks over the holidays. Blocks 3 & 4 are both paper-pieced. A couple of tips were given about paper piecing. When you are joining the smaller blocks together to make the final block, Britt found it helpful to lengthen the stitch back to your standard stitch length. A few other people made comments that it was very important to make sure all of your seams match when joining the smaller blocks. It makes joining them together easier. Block #4 is called Giza.

VTMQG in 2019

Review 2018 – Trista spoke about all the wonderful things we as a guild did in 2018!

  • Membership topped out at 59
  • We have members from 5 states and 2 countries
  • Found a new home at Vermont Commons School
  • Held 2 retreats this year Basin Harbor and Bishop Booth Center.
  • Reached 300+ subscribers to our monthly newsletter
  • Held an outdoor quilt show/social at Oakledge Park
  • Exhibited at T. W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier with one quilt sold
  • Held a presence at Vermont Quilt Festival by giving Gallery Talks for the Best of QuiltCon Exhibit
  • The guild donated 5 quilts to the community
  • Participated in the Y Giving Tree Program for the third year in a row
  • Interviewed for Quiltfolk magazine which will be published in April
  • Programming completed two member challenges (Kona COTY and Pixelation) and launched a new BOM program thru Freshly Pieced Modern Quilt Patterns
  • Partnered with CVQG to help with their Bi-Annual Quilt Show

 

Set 2019 goals  

We talked as a group about our goals for 2019. We looked over our poster from the beginning of 2018 and talked about what we did, what we want to do more of, and what else could we be doing. Members were given the opportunity to throw out ideas for 2019. We wrote them all on a new poster and then everyone was given the chance to vote on their favorite ones. Some examples are; Bus/Day Field Trips, Swaps, Social Media Tutorials, Community Quilts, External Speakers/Workshops, Junior Guild, Continuing Education Workshops, etc.

Treasurer’s Report

Dues Reminder – Annual Dues are $40 and they are due at the January Meeting. You may pay with cash, a check (made out to VTMQG), or PayPal. If you choose to pay by PayPal, you will notice the amount due is $1.21 more than our dues. That is only to cover the PayPal fee. You can find all that information and more about the process here.

Budget Vote – Rachael went over the budget in great detail, talking about each line and all the changes that were in place for 2019. The proposed budget was emailed to everyone prior to the meeting. We all voted and the budget passed for 2019.

Retreats

2019 Spring Retreat: May 30-June 2, 2019 at Basin Harbor
Cost:  3 night package – $457
                    2 night package –  $371
Price includes lodging (double occupancy with your own bed), meals, work table, use of Basin Harbor amenities and unlimited amounts of fun and laughter.
Registration is open. Only a few spots remain.

Questions? Email Anya at retreat@vtmqg.com

2019 Fall Retreat: October 18-21 (Fri.-Mon.) at Bishop Booth Center

Next Meeting: February 10, 2019, @ Vermont Common School, S. Burlington