October 24, 2012

october meeting recap...

in case you missed the october meeting, here's what went down...

angie relayed some announcements from gina at the little general.  it's too late for you to do anything about the first (sorry), but there was a charm swap on saturday morning at 9 am at her shop.  she does this every month, so get on her newsletter list and go to one or two or 100.  :)

i'm stealing the second announcement straight from the little general blog, so i don't mess anything up:
The Little General invites you to join her for “Midnight In Paris,” a Grand Opening celebration! October 27th from 7-11, the “alley” in front of the shop will be transformed into a Parisian market street. Festivities will include beer and wine tasting, late night shopping at The Little General, the Painter’s Palate and Nekkid Dave, Camino coffee and baked yummies, live music (and maybe some dancing!?), local artists and handmade goods, and an outdoor screening of the film! This is an event you don’t want to miss!
next.  leanne brendle from the yadkin arts council (i think?) has requested quilts for an upcoming quilt show called "winter heat - not your gramma's quilt"... you know, bright and nontraditional.  they need them by mid-december and will have them until february.  a hanging sleeve is required.  let angie know if you're interested and she can give you the contact info.

we recognized outgoing officers and coordinators.  by recognized, i mean, they (we) got chocolate!!!

and angie already posted it, but we had a little chat about our possible charity for the next year.  if you haven't, please vote on the poll in the right hand sidebar. ---------> Poll is now closed...thanks to all who voted!

we talked a bit about a possible retreat.  locations.  costs.  etcetera.

then, we got on with the fun stuff.  folks exchanged their pin cushions and it was a good time for all.  :).

for the november meeting, colleen challenged us to bring a 12.5" unfinished block that has a square in it.  and green in it.   so, well, do that.  signups are still open (until sunday) for the pouch swap that will be exchanged at the december meeting.  also, at the december meeting (and by meeting, i mean party!!!), we will have a dirty santa homemade ornament exchange (like last year), so be thinking about that.

a reminder that this years dues are due by the november meeting.  $20.  and your membership runs through sept. 30, 2013.

we voted for new officers!!!

angie was voted in for a second term as president.
sarah (me. no longer secretary!!!) is the new vice president.
lee will be taking over the secretarial duties (and boy does she have some big shoes to fill).
and tami will stay on for another term as treasurer.

kim johnson will be the charity coordinator for the year.
and at press time, i don't think the other coordinator jobs have been filled yet.

annndddd... that's that.  thanks for letting me be your secretary.  :)

October 23, 2012

Pouch Swap Signups and Charity Poll

Wow - what a busy few days!

Our Zippered Pouch Swap sign up sheet is up, so if you would like to participate, please complete the form so Colleen can assign you to a partner. Signups are due this Sunday, October 28th.

Also, I'm happy to announce that Kim Johnson has volunteered to be our Charity Coordinator for the upcoming 2012 - 2013 year.  Given the discussion we had at the last meeting, we'd like to know the group's preferences for a charity focus.  The current options are (1) stay with SCAN, (2) stay focused on a children's charity, but not SCAN, (3) change to a Senior Citizen focused charity or (4) some combination of the above or a new suggestion. 

So, - please vote in the charity poll, found in the sidebar on the right side of this page.  If you have a suggestion for a specific charity and/or other idea, please let us know in the comments below.  The poll closes Thursday, November 1st.

And speaking of Coordinators - the Swap Coordinator and (new) Activities Coordinator spots are still open.  Email me at triadmqg@gmail.com if you are interested or would like more info. 

Finally - don't forget that Sew South tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon.  There are several TMQG members who are thinking of going. 

Hope you're having a great week!

October 22, 2012

sew south retreat!!

if you read the ellison lane quilts blog, then you probably already know about this...

but, if you don't, she made a big announcement today that she's organizing/hosting a sewing retreat in charlotte (just a little over an hour away from us!!!) next march.

(there's even a "field trip" to the little general!)

you can find more information on the sew south retreat blog and the tickets go on sale wednesday oct 24th at noon.

October 15, 2012

october meeting!!

hello hello!!!

just a friendly update to let you know that our october meeting is on the horizon...
tuesday. october 16th.  2012.  6pm.  sewingly yours.

if you're reading this on the blog or with a reader, that means it's tomorrow.  if you are an email subscriber, despite my promise to get these posts out a day sooner, i have failed you and the meeting is most likely today.  :)

on the agenda is...

  • (finally) voting for 2012-13 officers. 
  • discussing/deciding 2012-13 charity options.
  • show and tell, as always.
  • and... the PIN CUSHION SWAP!!! (if you participated, bring your pin cushion wrapped or bagged, so your partner will be bursting with anticipation).
well, alrighty then....

see you tomorrow!!! (or today :))