October Meeting Minutes

October 21, 2017 3-6:30pm
Desert Oasis Park [Chandler]

  • Welcome
    • Introduction of new members & guests
  • Secretary Report
    • Approval of September 2017 meeting minutes
      • Motion by Holly H
      • Second by Kim J
      • All in favor (literally), no opposed or abstains
    • Sunday, October 29, 10-2 Techshop class to get certified on longarm. Signs ups online on TechShop Chandler class page
    • A few spots have opened up for the Wee-Treat, call or text fairy godmother of wee-treats, Amber, before EOD Sunday or they will be turned back into regular Inn rooms at midnight!
  • President Report
    • November meeting – Mulqueens 1-4pm
      • Holiday project sewing time
    • December meeting –
      • Holiday Potluck at Amber’s house in PV 1-4pm
      • Potluck signups & more info to go out around November meeting
      • This year we will be doing a “dirty Santa” gift exchange … to participate bring a WRAPPED favorite sewing notion (fabric, notions, etc) worth apps $15. We will draw numbers open gifts and have the ability to steal them too! It’s lots of fun you won’t want to miss it!
    • Block Lottery
      • Draw raffle ticket for October winner – Congrats Lori!! 42 blocks!
      • November Block – Ugly Christmas Sweater! Here is a free one, of you may use one you already own… 6″ finished please, Kona White background.
        • If you use the free pattern, you do not have to do the tree and checkerboard – you may fussy-cut something festive for the sweater body!
    • Sip N Sew trying to book first week of Nov, stay tuned
    • Swag bags available for purchase and pick up, $12; still available online
  • Vice President Report
    • Entries for QuiltCon close Nov 30 at midnight!!
    • Be sure to claim your free show pass before the cutoff, even if you don’t think you’re going to go, just in case – it’s a benefit of your membership and you should take advantage of it!
  • Treasurer Report
    • Balance as of last meeting $3208.80
    • Money in: $572.00
    • Money out: $203.88
    • New balance: $3576.92
      • Money in was from one new membership and project bags
      • Money out was from refund of destash tables, Paypal fees, and reimbursement for the pavilion
  • Committee Announcements
    • Block of the Month [Melissa]
      • Present this month’s block – improv pieced arrow, see blog page
    • Swap [Ana]
      • Swap – boxy bags, postponed until November for more participants!
    • Charity [Sharon]
      • Dropped off kits to piece blocks together
      • KITS ARE DUE IN NOVEMBER, no exceptions. A huge thank you to everyone who took one (or a few!)
      • We will need more people to help assemble the quilt, get it quilted, bound, and with a casing for display!
      • Bee [Nancy/Carol]
        • Bee meets after meeting/before workshop
    • Hospitality [Amber]
      • 2 spots open for Wee Treat, book via Amber before EOD Sunday or gone and open to public
  • Door Prize Drawing
    • Prizes/Sponsors this month
      • Thanks very much to Purl Soho for the lovely scrap packs!
    • Winners
      • Lori, Kim, Jen & Kate
  • SHOW & TELL–What makes your piece modern?
  • Swap
  • Vitamin D Bee
  • Photography lecture and session in the park
  • Adjournment
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