October 29, 2013

October Meeting Recap

-- Upcoming sew in: Nov. 10 from 1-6pm at Sewingly Yours.
-- Triangle Quilt Guild retreat at Wrightsville Beach Nov. 8-10. Contact Lee Monroe if you are interested.
--Member directory: please fill out this short form if you are a member. We will be keeping a directory of all members and contact information, so that it is easier to get in touch. Only include information you wish to disclose to the guild. Here is the link to the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KICfu_9OequbbCU97MJddOAvL57M4Cj03JtIW-vPyUg/viewform
-- Upcoming swaps: name tag swap, this is an open swap between you and your partner. 
--November meeting: this will be our holiday party on Nov. 26. We will also be playing "dirty Santa" or a similar game. If you would like to participate please bring a winter/holiday themed handmade ornament or small gift (wrapped). Shirley Bailey will be speaking about needles and threads. Please bring canned goods/non-parishable food items to be donated to Senior Services, the person who brings the most just might win a prize!
--Dues: we starting accepting dues at our October meeting. If you would like to join or have not yet paid for 2014 bring $25 to the Nov. meeting.
--Feb. meeting: we will be having a guild garage sale! If you have quilt notions, fabric, quilt books, patterns or other sewing/quilting related items you would like to sell bring them to the Feb. meeting. Bring all your items priced and with your name. 50% of the profits will go to the guild and 50% will go to you.
--Dec. meeting cancelled. Holiday party will be at the Nov. meeting.
--1 million pillowcase challenge: we will be accepting the finished pillowcases at the Nov. meeting. If you are interesting in participating or have questions contact Teri.
--National Quilt Guild: We are now members of the National Quilt Guild! All 13 members present at the Oct. meeting voted to join the National Guild.
-- By-Laws Amended: All 13 members voted yes, to change the date of upcoming officer elections to Nov. and upcoming officers will take office in Jan.-Dec. All 13 members also voted yes, for VP to only have to serve for 1yr instead of rolling to president for the second yr. All 13 members also voted yes, to change guild fiscal year to the standard calendar year ( Jan. to Dec.). All 13 members also voted yes, to increase dues from $20 to $25 to account for additional National Guild dues.
--Two of our talented Guild Members, Kim Johnson and Teri Emerson gave trunk shows, displaying their gorgeous quilts.

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