September Meeting Recap-Part I

I am dividing our September meeting recap into two parts--Business and Fun, as Sandi put it.

Sandi opened the meeting welcoming our visitors and thanking Bernina Sew-N-Quilt for hosting us this month. She then got down to business. The first order of business was the selection/election of Officers. Joan announced the slate of Officers as selected by the nominating committee. Sandi opened nominations, for each office, to the floor. There were no nominations from the floor and the Officers as selected were approved and seconded. The 2014 ChattMQG Officers are:

Janet Suber, President
Pam McCallie, Vice President
Melissa Klingensmith, Secretary
Susan Lawson, Treasurer

This is where the meeting got really exciting! A ballot vote was taken for the issue of joining the national Modern Quilt Guild. In a unanimous decision, we voted to become an official Modern Quilt Guild! It is great to see us come together as a guild to make this decision.

Announcements were made regarding our remaining meetings for the year. The October meeting will again be held at Bernina Sew-N-Quilt on the 12th @10:00 a.m. The November meeting will be held on Thursday, November 14th @Spool, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This will be our Holiday Swap Party. We are asking everyone who would like to participate in the swap to bring a small, handmade gift. If you bring a gift, you will go home with a gift! We will also have a door prize drawing. We are asking for small items; fat quarters, mini charms, charm packs, notions, etc., to be donated for the door prize. Everyone who brings an item will have a chance to win. Food and drinks will be provided.

As we gear up for our 2014 program schedule, we are asking for your fabric scraps. We will be using them throughout the new year in various programs, for technique and skill-building activities. Please bring your scraps to our remaining two meetings so we will be ready to sew in January.

We are still in search for a regular meeting location for next year. If you know of any location that will accommodate our guild (25+ attendees), please send us an email--chattmqg@gmail.com.

I think that covers the business portion of our September meeting. A big thanks goes out to Sandi for making this process less painful!

Part II of the September Meeting will be posted later this week, so be sure to check back.

Our Member Monday feature will return next week.

Make it Modern,
Pam