Sunday, January 18, 2015

January Meeting Recap

Greenville Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes - January Meeting

Date: January 10, 2015
Location: Bernina Sewing Center

President-Elect Cheryl Brickey called the meeting to order shortly after 1pm and welcomed everyone to the first meeting of 2015.  Eleven people were in attendance each introducing themselves.

President’s Report from Cheryl Brickey

§  Contact Sheets were distributed to those present for completion to include contact information and social media links.  The information will be distributed among members, if desired, so we my get to know each other better outside the monthly meetings.

§  Plans are underway for our guild to become a member of The Modern Quilt Guild.  Benefits include monthly patterns, fabric challenges, webinars, discounts to national events, guild pin and a website for community.  Paige explained that a SC Nonprofit Corporation has been formed and the Federal Identification number obtained through the IRS.  

The next steps are to formulate our by-laws, open a checking account, collect dues and submit our national application.  June 1st is the target completion date.  It was suggested that in addition to our by-laws we have standing rules.

§ 2015 elections. The floor was opened for nominations.  Marilyn Hagopian agreed to be Co-Secretary to act in Christa’s absence.  No candidates ran opposed so a verbal vote was taken for all positions. All candidates were approved and are as follows:

§  President: Cheryl Brickey
§  Vice President: Debra West
§  Treasurer: Paige Alexander
§  Co-Secretary: Christa Morgan
§  Co-Secretary:  Marilyn Hagopian

§  Committee chairs are open for Charity, Swaps, Drawings and other activities.  Darlene Sanford volunteered for Charity Chair and will lead the guild in choosing a charity and an appropriate project.  St. Jude and Greenville’s Meyer Center were suggested a possible charities.

§  Program suggestions were solicited with a drawing to take place at the conclusion of the program.


§  Landrum Quilters’ biennial quilt show will held June 11, 12 and 13 at the Landrum Middle School.

Show and Share
§  Lucy – various blocks made using the MQG tutorials found on their blog

§  Christa – two modern traditional quilt tops 

Future meetings

§  February’s meeting will be one week earlier, February 7th, due to Valentine’s Day and will take place at the Taylors(Burdette)Branch Library, 316 W. Main St., Taylors, SC 29687.  

The program for February will be paper piecing.  Bring your sewing machines and scraps as we will be working on a Valentine’s themed block.

We will also be having our first swap of 2015 - a quarter-yard fabric swap.  More information about the swap will be sent out in a separate email.  

  • March - QuiltCon Recap
  • April – Big Stitch Hand Quilting with Debbie West

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