June meeting recap

Hedda chaired the meeting this month and we started pretty promptly. We had 2 guests and 1 new member at this meeting.

Peg popped up to the front for a quick chat about the door prize and snack forms. She thinks only one got around last month, so she has asked for everyone to watch for two … but then we decided to wing it for a while and if you want to bring a door prize and/or snack, go ahead! There is no requirement and there will be no reminder. Just do what’s in your heart.

There was a stack of bags on the front table and MAN, WERE THEY AWESOME! Then the Bag Challenge participants walked around with their bags so we could get a closer look. Good job, everyone!

The donation fabric that we picked up from a grieving friend of a quilter was available for those who wanted some for making charity quilts. There’s a sign-out sheet, so hopefully you’ll bring something to show and tell and check your name off soon.

Andrew of the Focused Edge gave a presentation on sharp things. He took away a bunch of knives and scissors that members wanted sharpened and some have already picked those things up. They are sharp now.

Andrew said:

  • Keep your knives out of the dishwasher
  • Hide your sewing scissors from your family
  • Rust isn’t a sign of poor quality
  • Sewing machine oil works well on scissor pivots
  • A knife-sharpener-person can’t restore a serrated edge
  • Victorinox (Swiss) or Wusthof (German) are Andrew’s choice of knives

Our July meeting will be at the Heritage Park in Mission. We’ll have a potluck picnic in the shelter, which has no walls, but does have a roof and some posts to hold up the roof. The time is a little different – – we’ll meet from 6 to 9. Bring your show-and-tell!

In August, Terry Aske will be coming from the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. She will have an art quilt and modern quilt trunk show.

September is our seventh anniversary. We need a committee for the party. Please speak up on Facebook if you want to get involved. We’ll have our elections in September and this meeting is closed to non-members. We’ll also be talking about the CreativeFestival. Interested in the Program position? After a couple years of awesomeness, Laura will be giving it up to travel more now that she’s retired. The Program position is very rewarding because everyone likes to do things and you’re the one who makes the things happen! The position could be filled by a single person or by a small team. There are things in the works up to next February or so, so you wouldn’t be under immediate pressure.

Sherri is collecting tickets for the cancelled Jacqui Gering show so if you have one, you can give it to her and she’ll get you a refund.

Carolyn won $42 for the 50/50!

We had a trunk sale. Members brought lovely stuff and sold it to other members. Such deals! It was fantastic and almost guilt-free.