Monday, October 26, 2015

September Meeting Minutes

​September 19, 2015 Meeting
Present:  Lisa, Kim, Jan, Sharon, Pam, Bonnie, Devon, Gayle, Anne, Marija

Our yearly meetings will now be from September thru May - with no official meetings in the Summer due to everyone's busy schedules.  If anyone would like to put something together during the summer, such as shop hop, lunch date, etc.  feel free to announce on the members page & arrange the plans!

Lisa requested a backup VP be appointed in case of her absence and/or to assist.  Bonnie & Jan volunteered.

Christmas Party:
Will be held @ Robi's new home - 12/19/2015 @ 1pm.  Lisa will ask Robi to set up a facebook event and have it include sign up for food.
This years gift exchange (managed thru Elfster) will be an item of your choice, 8-1/2 x 11 " or smaller, such as pouch, pin cushion, mug rug, etc.

NYS Consortium:
Jan will not be attending the next meeting as it is in Utica.  Dues need to be paid by end of October.
They are having a challenge - "lines and angles" - deadline is 1/31/16 - Jan will email info to anyone interested.  Contact Jan for more info.
6/15 - 6/18/2016 there is a Quilt Conference in Toronto - "Canadian Quilter"

We would like to have a resource directory.  If you have a favorite place to shop, store or website - favorite items & good places to get them etc - please share in our resource directory.  Kim will set up in WNYMQG Members Page - under FILES.

Anne Anderson:
Her studio is no longer @ Buffalo Art Studio.
New location is 80 Clinton Street - Tonawanda.  There is no elevator & on 2nd floor.  This is an old school that has been converted into studios, and she has a full size classroom with a sink!!
She has offered to host meetings and/or sew days for us.

Batavia Guild Meeting: (April 2016)
The have advised us the only equipment they have is a large screen & microphone.  Decision was made by those in attendance that we will do an informal trunk show & talk - no equipment needed.​  We will need everyone to submit modern quilt examples so there is a good variety for the trunk show.

Keenan Quilt Show - 11/6 - 11/8/15
Entries are due soon - Lisa will contact them for more info/details

Charity Quilt -
Pam collected "plus" blocks from those participating.
Blocks still due from Robi, Mari, & Lisa
Anne will assemble the quilt top once all blocks are in, Gayle will do backing, and Jan will do binding.

Maine Fiber College 2016
Weekend after Labor Day - Anne will put together info for us.  There is a bunkhouse that can be shared for $20/night..and carpooling is an option/sharing campers etc.
Anne is going - Kim is also going.   

Pam did demonstration on her creative quilt label process.  Videos are on the facebook page.
October Demo - Marija will do hand applique demo.
Future Demos - will discuss @ October meeting for demos/lectures,presentations etc. for the rest of year.

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