June 13, 2019 – Meeting Recap

  • It was a lovely, warm evening with 40 members and 1 guest in attendance!
  • For the first time in our history, it wasn’t cold & raining on TRUNK SALE night and we could have it outside in the parking lot!  We didn’t follow our usual meeting timeline and held the Trunk Sale first.
  • Coffee & treats were ready to go while some visited and some got their SOCIAL MEDIA QUESTIONS answered.  Thank you so much to all the COACHES for patiently sharing tips and insight into navigating Facebook, Instagram and our website.  It was pretty cute to see Johanna use FaceTime for the first time and call her husband who happened to be in Edmonton!
  • Monique, the manager of ABBOTSFORD VICTIM SERVICES came and gave a brief description of what they do with the quilts we donate.  Joanne had 21 community quilts packed up and ready to send with her – 7 adult size, 7 kids size and 7 baby size.  Thank you to Joanne & Katherine for organizing us and to all of you that have had a part in making community quilts.
  • Our MODERN MINI LOG CABIN exhibit on May 30th at the Abbotsford Wine & Art Walk was well received.  We used a display rack built by Ron Isaak to hang the minis which looked great and worked well. Jennifer McEwen from Downtown Abbotsford Business Association said we are welcome back any time.  The exhibit was also appreciated at Tabor Court Assisted Living on June 7 and they also invited us to come back sometime.
  • A road trip to the WHATCOM MUSEUM in BELLINGHAM is being planned for Sunday, July 14 and Saturday, July 27, to see the Modern Quilt Exhibit and take in a lecture.  Details under the Events tab on our Facebook page.
  • Next COFFEE KLATCH is July 6 and will meet at IKEA for breakfast and then go to Fabricanna.
  • Karla gave us an update on NOMINATIONS for guild volunteer positions for next year.  We are still looking for a Vice President, Programs, Anniversary Party (Sept), Christmas Party, Swaps & Challenges, 50/50 Assistant, and Sew In Assistant.  Do any of those interest you? Is this the year you can take a turn at a volunteer position in the guild?  You get the most out of the guild when you get involved.  And keep in mind, volunteers are given the opportunity to go to Green Lake for a retreat!
  • We have 3 SUMMER CHALLENGES on the go.  All are due at the September Guild meeting, September 12.  The minis and the bags will be on exhibit at the Abbotsford Wine & Art Walk on September 19.
    • SUMMER CHALLENGE #1 – Canadian MQG Mini Quilt Swap  Click here to sign up before July 15.  Theme is GEOMETRY. Let Laura Miron know if you sign up.
    • SUMMER CHALLENGE #2 – UPCYCLED “H” BAG from Orange Dot Quilts. Check Facebook Files for details.  See Marilyn or Joanne with your questions.
    • SUMMER CHALLENGE #3 – WORKSHOP UFO CHALLENGE. Finish what you started at a workshop. Every finish is an entry for a prize.  Registration form on Facebook Files.  See Laura Miron with your questions.
  • Terry Aske CIRCLES, CIRCLES, CIRCLES WORKSHOP coming up on Saturday, October 19, $55.  See Laura More to register.
  • Lorna Shapiro 2 day workshop, QUILT DESIGN 101 – coming next spring.  Details TBA.
  • SHOW & TELL began with the mini modern log cabins hanging on the display and followed with a great lineup of inspiring finishes.  Check Facebook for photos.
  • Thank you to Laura Shaw for filling in as PHOTOGRAPHER for Nancy.
  • The 50/50 DRAW was won by Judy Cruickshank with a $20 pot.  We were distracted by the Trunk Sale and change in our meeting routine, so fewer of us bought tickets.  Eileen says we can make up for it next month.
  • The MEET UP & SWAP with VMQG on Saturday was a great success.  About 30 of the 50 participants were in attendance to meet their swap partner and exchange minis.  Lots of good connections made with a very inspiring Show & Tell.  Check our FVMQG Instagram account for photos.
  • July guild meeting is on July 11, 2019 and is our annual SUMMER PICNIC at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission.  Potluck picnic at 6:30.  Bring food to share and your own plate, cutlery & drinks, and lawn chairs. An evening of visiting and Show & Tell and enjoying the park.

Submitted by: Marilyn I.

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