September 16, 2011

What a great meeting!!

Ok, I must admit, I'm still in shock at how many wonderful ladies showed up to our inaugural meeting - 26 in all.  As I was turning off the highway, I stated out loud, "I hope for 10...10 would be great."  Y'all really knocked my socks off!

I'm busy working on a directory and will have it out soon.  I'm also very happy to say that we have more than enough volunteers for the officer positions.  Of course, those at the meeting know that Paige has graciously stepped up to be a Co-President with me.   On top of that we have at three people interested in Secretary and two interested in Treasurer!  I'll get names out soon so we can vote at the next meeting.  Also, Colleen has agreed to be our first Swap Coordinator and I'm sure she's already brewing up some fabulous ideas for us.  :)

And speaking of Colleen... she has a fabulous write up about our meeting on her website, with pictures!

I'm already so inspired by this group that I can hardly stand it.  We have a great mix of newbies and veteran quilters (one who has only been quilting a couple of months!!), a great mix of ages, and people from coast-to-coast ... and even one from Poland!  I can't wait to see the wonderful things we will do together!

Go ahead and mark your calendar for our next meeting on October 11th at 6 pm and keep watching here for more announcements.

Have a great weekend!!!

September 9, 2011

Four days...

...well, if you don't count today.   I never quite know exactly how to count days.

Regardless... we meet on Tuesday!!!

I hope you are spreading the word and inviting all your quilty friends.  I would love to see us fill up the room at Sewingly Yours!

In the meantime, here are some things to think about that we will be discussing on Tuesday:
  • Officers - We need people to step up and help run the ship.  Preferably a President, Vice Pres, Secretary and Treasurer.  I'll have specific duties outlined at the meeting, which we can discuss and edit.  I'm thinking one-year terms for all positions (also open for discussion).
  • Snacks - Do we even want to bother?  If we do, should it come out of dues or do we rotate volunteers?
  • Swaps - To steal the title from Quilt Dad (a Triangle MQG member), we need a Swap Swami.  Someone to organize swaps on a regular basis.
  • Internet - We need an Internet Queen (or King) to manage things like this website, a flickr group, e-mail lists, and other miscellaneous things that may come up. 
I'll have more at the meeting, but these are the big ones I know we need right away.  I hope you'll consider using your talents to make this a strong group.  Please don't assume someone else will do it.  This is your chance!

See you next week!