Sunday, July 8, 2012

July 8th Meeting and Our Official Guild!!

We have a guild!! Hi, I'm Michelle, the new Social Media Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Modern Quilt Guild. We had our second meeting; but really it was milestone. Today we set bylaws into place as well as elected Guild Leadership. Jodi, of course, is our president, Gina the VP, Lauren is the Treasurer, and Lori is our Secretary. Go girls!

During the business meeting, names and introductions were given, and we recapped the first meeting (at Loom). From there, Jodi discussed plans made since that meeting. Items such as the writing of the bylaws were revealed, as well as its ability to grow and adapt with the Guild. Suggested changes were proposed to "loosen" up the  national branch of the Modern Quilt Guild's definition of modern quilting by a few words. Elections were held (obviously), and next steps were detailed.

We, the leadership, will begin coordinating monthly meetings. We are hoping to alternate Guild-taught workshops with follow-up workshops that hold a related sew in. Stay posted for details...... okay, okay, a sneak peak: (!) In August: a scrap swap and scrap-improvised piecing workshop with Lauren. This will help us to get to know one another, as well as build our stash! Bring a gallon sized plastic bag of scraps to swap. More information, and that exact date to follow. September will be a scrap-improvised piece sew in. October: hand and machine applique with myself and Lori, and a follow up to that will be in November with the Tote Bag Project. The tote bag may or may not have applique as part of its construction.

Membership dues will be determined by leadership and voted on at the August meeting. Until dues are set, meetings will cost $5. (This complies with the bylaws.) The total amount that you have paid to date will be deducted from your total membership dues. These dues will likely be prorated anyway, since it is half way through the year.

Lastly, I have one more bit of information,  a side note, and some photos from our Quiltcon Block Challenge Sew in... I hope you have been paying attention to past posts by Jodi, but if you missed something, you can find more information about the Quiltcon Block Challenge here. Or check out some photos here. Please bear with me as I learn to be the new Social Media Coordinator! (THAT was my side note.)  And now, some photos!

 Our collective blocks made so far.... and some ladies working.... and working...... and Lauren, our Treasurer!

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