Meeting Minutes 2017-2018

OMQG MEETING MINUTES - June 25, 2018
Meeting began at 7:20
The Shop of the Month was Simplifi. 

Slideshow re:


  • Meeting schedule for 2017-18 
  • Early membership renewal is available for $35 until the June meeting. Regular fees are $40.
  • Programming for the current year plus whatever is known for 2018-19 (Sept-Nov & May)
  • Review of the annual budget
  • Election of next year’s executive and committee chairs:

    o   President – Samantha Hodorek
§  Moved by Amber Mitchener


§  Seconded by Leslie Stobbart


o   Vice President – Alison Harle

§  Moved by Jenn MacMillan

§  Seconded by MR Charbonneau

There was no vote on the Treasurer position as April will be staying on.

o   Secretary – Mary Gauvreau

§  Moved by Leslie Stobbart

§  Seconded by MR Charbonneau

o   Membership – Stephanie Di Cesare

§  Moved by Jenn MacMillan

§  Seconded by Joanne Vaillancourt

o   Charity Coordinator – no candidates

o   Snack Supervisor – Stacey O’Malley

§  Moved by Laura Piggott

§  Seconded by Frania Granville

o   OMQG Quilt Show Liason for CQA 2019 - Amber Mitchener and Frania Granville

o   Sign-up Coordinator – Tanja Mongeon

§  Moved by Frania Granville

§  Seconded by Jenn Svarckopf
  • QuiltCon Charity quilt 2019 – coordinated by Kirsten and Suzanna. The project will start during the summer.
  • Sew-ins - dates will be decided in the fall. Sip n Sew is scheduled for August 11.
  • There will be a retreat at Gracefield November 16-18. $235/person
  • Sign-ups for refreshments, retreat, jelly roll race, usual suspects – people who want to make quilts when the guild gets requests
  • Renfrew mini swap reveal
  • Round Robin reveal. Quilt tops were shown and returned to their originators.
  • Block of the Month (BOM).  BOM for June was reflections. The winner was Brenda P. 
  • There were 9 door prize winners.
Sew and tell
UFO challenge
Break

Andrea Tsang Jackson (3rd Story Workshop) delivered a presentation of her evolution as a quilter and her collaboration with Pier 21.

Meeting closed at: 9:30

OMQG MEETING MINUTES - April 24, 2018
Meeting began at 7:34
Shop of the month is Simplifi
The guest speaker, Libs Elliott, could not attend tonight due to illness.
Slideshow re:

  • Quilts for Broncos
  • Meeting schedule for 2017-18 
  • Early membership renewal is available until the June meeting
  • Programming for the year
  • Vacant positions on next year's executive
  • QuiltCon Charity quilt 2019
  • Tula Pink – photos from the event
  • Workshops and Sew-ins schedule
  • Sign-ups for UFO, sew-ins. Usual suspects – people who want to make quilts when the guild gets requests
  • 5-minute tip - trimming HSTs
  • Round Robin - pictures of works in progress
  • Block of the Month (BOM). April - Scrap Bin Geese. Winner is Agnes. May’s BOM is anything inspired by Libs Elliott
  • Door prize winners: Terry, Samantha, Michelle, Angie, Kim, Susan S, Brenda, Ami
  • Sew and tell

Break & Round Robin huddle
April gave an Earth Day-inspired talk about green sewing.

  
Meeting closed at: 8:59

OMQG MEETING MINUTES - May 28, 2018
Meeting began at 7:31
There was no shop of the month because this month is the silent auction 

Slideshow re:
  • Meeting schedule for 2017-18 
  • Early membership renewal is available for $35 until the June meeting. Regular fees are $40.
  • Programming for the year
  • Vacant positions on next year's executive were listed
  • QuiltCon Charity quilt 2019 – the team will be led by Kirsten. A co-lead is being sought.
  • Sew-ins & Sip n Sew schedule
  • There will be a retreat at Gracefield November 16-18
  • Sign-ups for UFO, sew-ins. Usual suspects – people who want to make quilts when the guild gets requests
  • 5-minute tip - trimming HSTs revisited
  • Round Robin - pictures of works in progress
  • Block of the Month (BOM).  BOM for May is anything inspired by Libs Elliott. Winner was Leslie.
    • BOM for June will be Reflections, design a block based on the past year. Embroider your name on your block
  • Door prize winners: Angie and two others

Break & Round Robin huddle
Silent auction bidding
Sew and tell was held while the auction bids were tallied.
Meeting closed at: 9:03

OMQG MEETING MINUTES - April 24, 2018
Meeting began at 7:34
Shop of the month is Simplifi
The guest speaker, Libs Elliott, could not attend tonight due to illness.
Slideshow re:

  • Quilts for Broncos
  • Meeting schedule for 2017-18 
  • Early membership renewal is available until the June meeting
  • Programming for the year
  • Vacant positions on next year's executive
  • QuiltCon Charity quilt 2019
  • Tula Pink – photos from the event
  • Workshops and Sew-ins schedule
  • Sign-ups for UFO, sew-ins. Usual suspects – people who want to make quilts when the guild gets requests
  • 5-minute tip - trimming HSTs
  • Round Robin - pictures of works in progress
  • Block of the Month (BOM). April - Scrap Bin Geese. Winner is Agnes. May’s BOM is anything inspired by Libs Elliott
  • Door prize winners: Terry, Samantha, Michelle, Angie, Kim, Susan S, Brenda, Ami
  • Sew and tell

Break & Round Robin huddle
April gave an Earth Day-inspired talk about green sewing.

  
Meeting closed at: 8:59



OMQG MEETING MINUTES - March 26, 2018

Meeting began at 7:31

Shop of the month is Mad About Patchwork

Kirsten talked about the Common Thread Quilt Guild Show that will take place Mother's Day weekend. Weekend passes were offered at a discount to members.
Laura P spoke about creating abstract landscapes and guided us in a sketch exercise.
There was a Round Robin huddle for participants to exchange their kits.
Break, snacks, sign-ups and shop

Slideshow re:

  • Door prizes draw. Winners: Leslie, Nathalie, Karen, Jennifer, Jan
  • Meeting schedule for 2017-18 
  • Programming for the year 
  • Tula Pink’s visit is this weekend. There are a few tickets left 
  • Sew and Tell (part 1) - Tula Pink theme 
  • Workshops and Sew-ins schedule 
  • Sign-ups for workshops, UFO, Sew-ins, Mini swap with Renfrew MQG, Usual suspects – people who want to make quilts when the guild gets requests 
  • Renfrew mini mini swap 
  • 5-minute tip - Amber - binding clips can mark your 1/4 seam allowance 
  • Round Robin has started 
  • MQG Charity quilt challenge 2018 - Reveal. Breanda, one of the creators of the quilt, won a prize from MQG 
  • Selvedge Salvage draw - won by Sam 
  • Block of the Month (BOM).March was Drunkard's Path. Winner was Laura (second initial unknown. not Laura P). BOM for April is Scrap Bin Geese. 
  • Sew and tell (part 2) 


Meeting closed at: 9:06
OMQG MEETING MINUTES - February 26, 2018

Meeting began at 7:32
Shop of the month is Fabrications
Slideshow re:
  • MQG pins and membership cards
  • Tula Pink’s visit in March – The Running Stitch is here to sell tickets. Wendy spoke about the event 
  • Meeting schedule for 2017-18 
  • Programming for the year 
  • Workshops and Sew-ins schedule 
  • Sign-ups for workshops, UFO, Sew-ins, Mini swap with Renfrew MQG, Usual suspects – people who want to make quilts when the guild gets requests 
  • Refrew mini mini swap 
  • 5-minute tip - Deb Tucker’s Wing Clipper 
  • Round Robin 
  • MQG Charity quilt challenge 2018 – reveal 
  • My First Quilt – members showed the first quilts they ever made 
  • Block of the Month (BOM). January/February - Hashtag. Winner(s): Katy and Irene 
  • March’s BOM to be revealed after Stacey’s talk 
  • Door prizes draw. Winners: Paul, Joanne, Brenda, Claude, EP, Maureen, Agnes, Mimi 
  • Sew and Tell 
  • Round Robin Huddle 

Break & Sweet Treat 
Stacey spoke about how to do curved piecing, including making your own templates
March BOM – Drunkard’s Path. 12.5” blocks using bright and low volume fabrics
Meeting closed at: 9:19

OMQG MEETING MINUTES - November 27, 2017
Meeting began at 7:34
Shop of the month is The Running Stitch
Slideshow re:
·        Tula Pink’s visit in March (no news)
·        Meeting schedule for 2017-18
·        Programming for the year
·        Workshops and Sew-ins schedule
·        Retreat at Gracefield photos
·        Sign-ups for workshops, UFO, Ornament exchange, Sew-ins, Round Robin and Mini swap with Renfrew MQG, Usual suspects – people who want to make quilts when the guild gets requests
·        Your blog and Instagram account
·        Round Robin details. By the end of the evening, 16 people had signed up.
·        5-minute tip
·        MQG Charity quilt challenge 2018
·        Block of the Month (BOM). November's BOM is Improv Christmas Tree. Winner(s): Gabby, Allison, Liz, Mary
January’s BOM is Hashtag in blue, green, or turquoise
·        Ornament Exchange with 14 participants
·        Door prizes draw. Winners: Laura and a second person.
Holiday Sew and Tell
Break & Sweet Treat Potluck
Quilting-themed games:
1.     Fibre/textile abbreviations
2.     Name that block
3.     Name that quilt and maker
4.     Modern quilting elements
The winners with 49 points were Kirsten and Stacey
Participant prize was won by Jan
  

Meeting closed at: 9:15

OMQG MEETING MINUTES - October 23, 2017

Meeting began at 7:32.

Shop of the month is Superior Threads with Wendy Foster Birch

Slideshow re:
  • Tula Pink’s visit in March (no news)
  • Meeting schedule for 2017-18
  • Programming for the year
  • Workshops and Sew-ins schedule
  • Retreat at Gracefield Nov 24-26
  • Sign-ups for workshops, refreshments, UFO, Ornament exchange, Sew-ins, Round Robin and Mini swap with Renfrew MQG
  • Your blog and Instagram account
  • Round Robin details
  • 5-minute tip
  • CQA Trend-Tex challenge
  • MQG Mini Swap 2018
  • MQG Charity quilt challenge 2018
  • Block of the Month (BOM). October's is Improv Patchwork Flying Geese. Winners of this month’s blocks were Nicole L and Agnes. November's BOM is Improv Christmas Tree.
  • Quiz question. 6 autumn images were in the presentation. Winner Jennifer S.
  • Door prizes draw. Winners: Gabby, Robert, Andrea, Joanne V and one more person.
Sew and Tell.
Break.
Berene Campbell gave a talk: Finding the gems in my shit pie – How quilting saved my life.

Meeting closed at 9:23.

OMQG MEETING MINUTES - September 25, 2017

Meeting began at 7:33.

There was no shop of the month.

Slideshow re:
  • Welcome to a new season
  • Thank-you outgoing exec
  • Tula Pink’s visit in March
  • Meeting schedule for 2017-18 (will be added as an event to Facebook)
  • Budget information – discussed by April
  • Programming for the year
  • Workshops and sew-ins
  • Retreat
  • Sign-ups
  • Round Robin
  • Block of the Month (BOM). Falling Arrow. Three groups of 17 blocks were up for grabs. Winners: Natalie D, Leslie, Irene
  • Happy birthday to Katy
  • 5-minute tip
  • Quilter’s Planner is being presold by Stephanie at a guild/bulk discount. $56 CDNf or the planner, $63 for the planner and mini planner. Must be paid by the end of the week
  • October BOM is an Improve Patchwork Flying Geese
Sew and Tell.
Door prize draw. Winners: Jenn M, Allison, Natalie P, Dianne.
Break.Krista Hennebury gave a trunk show and spoke about her quilting history.

Meeting closed at: 9:24.

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