July 2016 Minutes


July 10, Meeting convened at 2:05 PM at the Garcia Cultural Center for the Arts, San Bernardino, CA

Presented by Gayle Bennett and Michele Nichols (Laura West Kong, President, was unexpectedly called out of town so she was absent)

37 in attendance (10 new member)

Kathleen Herring is in rehab for a broken ankle at Fountain of Carlotta. You are welcome to email her a short note for a quick recovery.

QuitCon reservations are being accepted. QuiltCon is February 23-26 in Savannah, GA. MQG members get free entrance to the show.

IEMQG members asked about national MQG membership. Laura is submitting our names to the organization. MQG Headquarters will email each member to welcome you when you are registered.

The Ontario Museum has free quilt submissions which are being accepted until August 15. The submissions are non-judged and non-juried.

A magnetic bulletin board is needed for the meetings, so Linda Raycraft has volunteered to donate her magnetic bulletin board.

The LA Quilt Show, presented by the Fowler Museum, is at Crafted in the Port of LA at Ports O’ Call on August 13-14. Entries are being accepted until July 31 for $20. Entries are non-judged and non-juried. Admission is $15 at the door and $10 if purchased online before August 12.

Road to California has class submission online.

The July Sand and Surf Flying Geese Chevron Block Lotto pieces were collected as you entered. You should have entered your name for each block you brought. 25 blocks were entered, and Marilyn Samoa won! Congratulations! This is her first win in 20 years.)

Silver fat quarters were given to each new member. The goal is to make a modern quilt and bring it to the September meeting. You choose the size and design. Be creative and modern.

Gayle has the membership list. Check with her to make sure your email is correct on the list.

The Executive Board has been established for this year:

  • President-Laura West Kong
  • 1st VP of Programs Michelle Nichols
  • 2nd VP of Communications-Megan Mills and Justin Mandell
  • Treasurer-Gayle Bennett
  • Secretary-Laura Greene

Gayle is asking for people to be thinking about volunteering for the Board for 2017 since nominations will come up in October. We also need other committee volunteers for Block Challenge, Charity, Community Service, QuitCon Charity Quilt committees. Pat Klassen is the Greeter (Thanks, Pat).

The bank account has been started at Chase Bank by Gayle Bennett and Laura West Kong. The Tax ID has been taken care of also.

The bylaws should be ready by September. The budget is in progress.

Minutes will be posted on the website.

Volunteers are still needed in this new, small guild. Don’t feel intimidated! This is an opportunity to make your mark in this group. You get out this guild what you put into it.

We will have a survey to find out what you want. For example, we need to know what community service you would like to do. You should be happy.

The Executive Board meeting is to be determined by the Board before leaving today, so there is a short meeting at the end of this meeting.

Nominations for the 2017 Executive Board will be in October for a vote in November.

What other questions do you have?

  • How do we get young people?
  • Which charities do we want to work with?
  • Do we want an education committee?
  • Let’s have the people interested in charity and education meet during the break. (Gayle, Linda, Rachel, Kathy met and Gayle took notes)

Raffle numbers were drawn: Mary Bruno won a bag of fat quarters. Kathy Lahti won a charm pack. Maria Kenly won batiks from Beyond the Reef. Linda Raycot and Debbie Gardner won Northcott fat quarter packs.

The group activity was organized with 6 people at each table.  Each group was to make a modern quilt from paper, scissors, and tape. People talked, got to know each other, laughed, and created paper quilts which were shown off.

At the August meeting our presenter will be Sue, owner of Needle in a Fabric Stash from Temecula.

At the September meeting we will be presenting our Kona Silver challenge.

At the October meeting Leah Kabaker, from the LAMQG, will tell us about modern quilting

Show and Tell

Adjournment at 3:50.


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