Monday, March 27, 2017

March 2017 Meeting Minutes

March 2017 Meeting Minutes

There were 17 members in attendance, plus one new member that signed up!

Adam Rateliff provided a financial update of the guild (not included in these minutes as this is public and the financial information is for the guild only, please contact a member of the board if you were not at the meeting and would like more details).

A handout was emailed to the paid members regarding where to find information on the guild.  This information can be found at Where Do I Find Information about EMQG?.

Pat Johnston discussed the table sale we will be having to raise funds for the guild.  The sale will be on June 11th at Our Sewing Room in Springfield. Anyone is allowed to rent a table to sell their stuff, and the Guild will have a table to sell donated items.  Any money raised at the Guild's table will be donated to the Guild.  The rental for OSR is $75 for the day and we will spend approximately $25 on advertising in the newspaper.  Any funds raised of this $100 will go to the Guild bank account.  A sign-up was passed around for volunteers to help with the table sale. For more information, please contact Pat directly.

The meet-up with Corvallis is tentatively scheduled for June 24th.  We are waiting confirmation from the Corvallis Guild's president.  We have suggested a swap with mini quilts this year.

The group for the Charity quilt group met on break to discuss the charity quilt.  

Reminder that membership dues are needed ASAP if you have not paid yet.  

A vote was taken during the meeting regarding the new meeting place (Eugene Garden Club) and it was unanimously approved to move effective April 2017.  The motion was made by Missy Downey and a second was made by Nelda Copsey.

A discussion took place regarding the funds to pay for the Eugene Garden Club based on our current financial situation.  A motion was made by Nela Barrow to use the current funds in the bank account to pay for the rest of this year and the motion was seconded by Missy Downey.  15 attending members approved the motion while two members abstained from the vote.

A drawing was done for the Name Badge and Gail Benton won!

Mindy Reeves shared a handout regarding copyrights and quilt patterns from a lecture she attended in Houston.  Additional handouts are available if you did not get one. Please contact Mindy for additional information.

Bee blocks were turned in and handed out - they are so much fun!

The swap for March was a needle holder.  There were several awesome projects!  Next month's swap is "upscale".  Dig deep into your sewing room and see if you can make something new from something old!

A volunteer was requested for the 2017 retreat and Kim Olsen volunteered.  Pat also mentioned we may look into a mini retreat (two or three days, but at a close location so members would go home at night).  Volunteers will be needed for that if it is decided to proceed.

Starting with the March meeting, raffle tickets will be sold for goodies from Modern Quilt Guild.  Susan Creed won twice!  Congrats, Susan!

Show and Tell was awesome as always!  Here are a few pictures of our amazing work!

Where Do I Find Information about EMQG?

Eugene Modern Quilt Guild
Where do I find information?

“The Blog” / Our Website
“The blog” is the EMQG public-facing website.  Information posted on here can be accessed by anyone and consists of information about our meetings and us as a guild.   If you were to Google EMQG, this is the site that will show first in the results.
Going forward, this will be our main source of communication.  To ensure you get notifications when a new post is made, follow these steps:
1.       Open the website.
2.       On the right-hand side, locate “Follow by Email”. 
3.       To get notifications for new posts, confirm “Posts” is selected.  To get notifications of all comments made on the posts, confirm “All Comments” is selected.
4.       Enter your email address in the box.
5.       Click Submit.
6.       Complete the submission request confirmation pop up box.
7.       In your email confirmation, confirm the subscription request. ** This may be in your Spam or Junk folder. **

The Modern Quilt Guild Website
The Modern Quilt Guild website is an international website that all members of the MQG have access to.  The information on this site is not truly public as the blog above is, but it is public to all other MQG members throughout the world.  There is a Eugene community group that you can subscribe to (to receive emails any time there is a post made there).
To join the Eugene group:
1.       Across the top, select Community > Groups.
2.       Enter “Eugene” in the “Limit to” box.
3.       Click Join Group (orange button).
4.       Click Join.
To subscribe to the MQG emails:
1.       Click Settings (top right-hand corner).
2.       If not highlighted by default, click “Notification settings”.
3.       Select how often you would like to receive emails.
4.       Check “Send email notifications by default”.
5.       If not highlighted by default, click “Groups you follow”.
6.       Check “Send email?”

We are currently working to gain access to the Facebook page.  The admin that created the site is longer a guild or Facebook member so we have run into some difficulties.  This page has not been used since June.  This page is accessible by all members of the Facebook public.
The Instagram account is used to post pictures from the meetings.  If you post pictures from the meeting, please tag us!  Or you can use the hashtag #EMQG for any guild-related pictures or projects you’re working on!  All pictures and hashtags linking to the EMQG are public.
The Flickr account was used in the past to post pictures from the EMQG meetings and projects.  However, this has not been used in several years so it is not a reliable source of communication.

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Beginning April 2017, the EMQG will begin meeting at the Eugene Garden Club at 1645 High St, Eugene, OR.  Please join us at the normal time and date at our new exciting location!