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Next Meeting and Sewing Day - Sunday, February 8, 2015, 11 am - 4 pm, Quilt in A Day, San Marcos

Sunday, October 5, 2014

October 12 Guild Meeting and Sew-In

Polka dots and charity blocks
We need all hands on deck for the next San Diego Modern Quilt Guild meeting because we will be discussing important issues for next year and the future of the guild!

Please join us at 11:00 am, Sunday October 12, 2014 at Quilt in a Day, San Marcos. We will be voting on dues for 2015, and taking nominations for next year's officers. (Elections will be held at the November 9 guild meeting). 

We realize it's a long drive to QiD for some members, so we are asking for volunteers for a committee to find more central locations for future meetings. We also need people to oversee charity projects and help plan regional activities. This is your chance to make the guild better for all!

Our swap this month is Polka dot charm squares. Check the link for who has signed up and how many to bring. Meanwhile, start collecting your scraps for our fall scrap swap in November, and don't forget the zipper-pouch swap in December...

Please bring your charity blocks for the QuiltCon Challenge project so that we can assemble the top during our Sew-In after the business meeting.

Jen will kick off Round 3 of the SDBee - can't wait to see what she's dreamed up this time!

And most importantly, bring your latest projects for Sew and Tell - we love to share your inspiration and creativity!

After the talking is done, the Sew-In will begin. We have Quilt in a Day's spacious, air conditioned classroom until they close at 4:00 pm. Help us with the QuiltCon challenge quilt, or just get some uninterrupted sewing time for your own projects.

Hope to see you then!


  1. I do not think I am alone in being curious as to the results of the survey we took several months ago. I have pondered running for or volunteering for the various needs of the Guild. I stop and think that it would be nice to know the results of the survey to see what the needs are of the members now that we are larger, what are the good aspects that everyone enjoys and things that can be improved on and additionally if I have the skill set that would fit into this group. I do not really know if my personal opinions/ideas fit in with the whole. And I am certainly not privy to any of the inner workings of the board. These things can be gleaned from an open and honest sharing of the survey results with all the members so that each of us can get a better feel for what is needed and how we can improve to meet the general needs of the guild. Thanks

    1. I have responded below. I hindsight, I should have selected "reply" to your comment then posted so that you would be notified. So, instead, I am doing it a bit backwards :)

  2. Hi Ileen!

    Thank you for the feedback. I think the entire guild membership really appreciates any of our members that would be interested in, and make the commitment to, volunteering! It is definitely a decision that requires some thought and consideration. Was there anything specific that you wished to know with regards to the survey results that I can get to you right away? We have been working on putting together a synopsis of the survey (it was 19 pages long! And we did not want to burden everyone with reading it). This synopsis will be sent out to all guild members via email in the next couple of days. The current board also decided that, since the answers to the survey were given under the pretense of anonymity, we did not want to publish the synopsis/survey on our public forums as it may make some of our members uncomfortable to see their responses public.

    In any case, I wanted to get whatever questions you may have immediately answered so that it would allow you plenty of time in your decision making process prior to our nominations meeting. I am unsure as to how, or if, blogger will attach my email address, so I am including it below "in code". Please shoot me an email with any questions you may have.

    I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

    VP Operations, SDMQG
    marisa (dot) thompson [at] gmail (dot) com