If you were out enjoying the unseasonably warm weather and couldn't make it to the November 9 SDMQG meeting, here is what you missed:
1) The Venue Research Committee (Marisa, Ilene, I-Chun, and Pam) have compiled an extensive list of alternate meeting locations. They didn't turn up a place that could beat Quilt in a Day for cost and capacity, so they recommended we stay in our current location for now, and review our options in two years. If you have comments or suggestions, let us know. Otherwise, we will vote on the venue recommendation at the December 14 meeting.
2) The Board of Directors for 2015 were elected by a unanimous vote. Congratulations to:
Chris Broehmer - President
Marisa Thompson - VP Operations
I-Chun Chen - VP Activities
Susan Kephart - Secretary
Angela Greenwald - Treasurer
We also welcome Nancy Littlefield and Jen Collins as Charity Coordinators, and Theresa McLellan and Angela Greenwald as SDBee Coordinators. Special thanks to Jen for also being our new Greeter/Welcoming Committee.
3) Regional Activities are beginning to come together!
The North County Sew-in and meet-up on Oct. 25 was a big success, and a follow up coffeeshop hangout for Sunday Nov. 23 is in the works. Watch this space for more details!
The Central Photo Day in the Park scheduled for Nov. 1 was unfortunately rained out, but will be rescheduled for next year, once the holiday rush is over.
A South/East event at Memory Lane Quilt Shop in El Cajon for an upcoming Saturday is in the works. Watch this space for more details!
4) Who is interested in a Quilting Retreat in 2015? According to our member survey, 92% of you are! Chris is trying to schedule a weekend retreat (Fri am - Sun pm) at the Sisters Retreat Center in Temecula. We are hoping for availability in early Fall (September or October?).
5) I-Chun presented a demo on fussy-cutting to go along with her Polaroid Blocks for the SDBee. Contact her for fabric if you didn't pick up a kit at the meeting. We collected some great blocks for Jen's Scrappy Sampler quilt. The rest will be due at the December 14 meeting. Marisa is still missing a few blocks from her month - check behind your sewing table to see if any are hiding!
There will be no Bee blocks presented at the December meeting - we're taking a holiday break. But Elizabeth is on deck for January. Can't wait to see what she has dreamed up!
6) Charity Quilts: Susan M. gave our first Wonky Star charity quilt a lovely lime green binding, and Susan K. promises to get the quilting on the second one done by the end of the year. The QuiltCon Charity Challenge top is off to Chris for quilting and binding, and should be ready to mail to Texas by the (early!) January deadline. Meanwhile, Nancy curated our Scrap Swap pile (see below) into many ideas for next year's projects!
7) The Vintage Quilt Revival Quilt-along folks met to share tips and tricks for their latest blocks. There are some great-looking projects taking shape!
We asked for your extras for the Scrap Swap, and boy did you provide! Even after everyone had filled their bags to bursting, there were lots of scraps left over charity projects.
At our December 14 meeting, we will be swapping Zipper Pouches with a small gift (~$10)inside. For ideas, check here for some links to pouch patterns and tutorials.
Our December 14 meeting will feature our annual Potluck Lunch! Bring your favorite food or beverage to share.
Bring your irons to the January 11, 2015 meeting - we'll be putting on our science hats and doing some research into which models work best. Old or New? Cheap or Expensive? IR thermometers will be employed...
And if all that wasn't enough, we had a great Sew-and-Tell! Visit our Flickr page to see all the latest projects. There are some lucky babies and newlyweds out there who will be getting some special gifts from their quilter friends!
Our last guild meeting of the year will be held on Sunday December 14, at 11:00 am at Quilt in a Day. Bring your swappable zipper pouch and something yummy for the potluck. Hope to see you all!