Sunday, November 26, 2023

Highlights from the November 4, 2023 Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

Ava called the meeting to order at 1:10 p.m.

Barbara Stroup shared that there are two workshops scheduled for 2024:

• Jan 13 from 12:30 to 4 pm (starts promptly at 1) is EQ8 taught by Cheryl Brickey.

    o Cheryl Brickey shared that this Q8 lesson will focus on Serendipity – “Happy Accidents.”
• Feb 3 from 8am to noon – Pat Merkle, Free Motion Quilting (bring lunch and meeting to follow)

    o Practice doodling and bring extension table if you have one

Dec meeting will be our Holiday Luncheon and annual auction. Lunch is provided. Remember to bring your auction donations. Raffle tickets will be $1.
Ruth indicated that she will not be bringing entire library to our December meeting. She will, however, have a bucket up front so that members can return books that have been checked out.

 Programs for the new year:

January: Pat Merkle will share the Quilt As You Go method
February: We will feature our new members with mini trunk shows
March: TBD
April: Scott Murkin (@quiltdoc16) will be doing a Trunk Show and talking about his 2024 QuiltCon experience. He will have his quilts back from the show.

Darlene Sanford shared that the dues for 2024 are due by Jan 1. This is to enable the Membership Committee to be able to get everyone entered into the National Modern Quilt Guild in a timely manner.

Jill shared that the correct number of members is currently 71. There were 37 members in attendance for
November meeting and 4 guests: Diane Kent, Cindy Brothers, Anna Bowes and Donna Boylan.

There was a sign up sheet to RSVP for the Holiday Luncheon.

A drawing was done for those who wore name tags and two prizes were given out.

A “Master” directory went around the room. Members were to indicate if their information was accurate.
New members were to list their names on a separate sheet that was with the booklet.

Duski from Philanthropy introduced a new program. It is entitled Project Library and its purpose is to get more philanthropy quilts completed. Duski will bring quilts in various stages of completion in hopes that members will check out for a month and further the completion of a specific quilt. For example, some need to be pieced, some quilted, some need binding attached. 
You do not have to complete quilt from start to finish – just do a portion and return to the library at the subsequent meeting. Each month you are to return the quilt you checked out prior month.

Marilyn Hagopian is the Chairman of Quiltfest Mancusco. Marilyn shared with us requirements to enter your quilt in the show:
• No size restrictions
• Provide a value
• If value over $1,000 you need a certified appraisal
• Everything needs a sleeve

It was also mentioned that as attendance was low for last year’s show there’s a possibility that if not better
this year, this will likely be the final Quiltfest in Greenville. (Show Dates April18 – 20, 2024).

With regard to QuiltCon – it will be in Raleigh, NC from February 22 to 25, 2024. For more information, go to We have more information at the guild after the first of the new year.

Sandy Helsel, part of the nominating committee, announced the slate of officers and committee chairs running for next year:

• President – Ava Moore
• Vice-President – Programs – Michelle Giles and Dawn Bianco
• Secretary – Sherry Eisenstein and Michelle Becham
• Treasurer – Dawn Holter
• Membership – Linda Cassell and Teresa Mellinson
• Social Media – Dagmar Theodore
• Philanthropy – Cindy Lange and Duski Coleman
• Library – Ruth Freyer

There was no one in opposition of the slate and hands were raised to select the nominees.

Ava showed our 2024 Outreach Quilt. Anita Wilbur quilted and Meg Latimar attached the binding. A big
thank you to the Design team of Ruth Freyer, Meg Latimar, and Duski Coleman. And a shout out to those who came and helped out with the sew-in dates, as well as a special thanks to Marietta’s Quilt & Sew for use of the classroom and discounted fabrics for the quilt.

Show and Share:

After a short break, Cheryl Brickey presented a trunk show of quilts from her newest book Just Two Charm
Packs Quilts. Cheryl showed us different colorways for some of the quilts. Various quilts were made by some of our guild members. These quilts are larger than those in the prior book Just One Charm Pack Quilts.

Respectfully submitted,

Dawn Holter


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