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!