IEMQG General Meeting
May 20, 2017
Grand Terrace Community Room, Grand Terrace, CA
The meeting was called to order at 2:00 by President Laura Greene. There is a change in the program today, Kim Wingert was supposed to make a presentation but had to cancel due to illness. Laura conducted the “five question game” and Cindy Chrisler won the prize.
Laura announced that QuiltCon has posted the challenge “Emerging Light” on their website. They also have posted the criteria for guilds to enter a charity quilt challenge, if guild members are interested in creating such a quilt.
Citrus Belt Quilters will host a workshop on June 29 with Allyson Allen, who will teach modern quilting techniques. The workshop costs $30 and is open to all. Members who are interested in attending may contact Cindy Chrisler for more information. Cindy will work with Rachel Rogers to get this information posted to the Instagram account and with Jessica to post it on Facebook.
There were 18 members at today’s meeting.
Donna Gaston received 24 blocks for the improve block lotto. Donna Gaston was the winner. The next block, due in July, is a house. The pattern and instructions will be posted online.
Rachel Rogers has reorganized the website and added a blog. She will add other features, such as “spotlights” on members. Members are encouraged to check the website weekly for updates and give input on what they like. Rachel will also post items on Instagram. Jessica Cook manages the guild’s Facebook page. Members should contact Jessica if they have questions about Facebook entries.
Rachel McGee brought pillow case kits to make for Disabled Veterans. She has labels available for community service projects, and members can also purchase the logo to use for labels or name badges. Rachel also has a quilt top and back ready to be quilted. She has acquired about 10 quilt to donate to Disabled Veterans.
The next Sew Day will be on Saturday, June 10 at the Mountain Shadows mobile home park from 9 – 5. Attendees should bring snacks and a lunch.
Aimee French made a presentation on this month’s Spotlight Quilter, Allison Glass. Aimee presented patters and fabrics designed by Allison Glass, and a top she pieced from Allison Glass’s designs. There will be no Spotlight Quilter next month due to the speaker, and in July Angela Walters will be featured.
The Word Challenge quilt will be due at the July meeting. Quilts may be put on display at a campus in the Riverside area (details are pending).
Members are invited to have lunch with Latifa Saafir prior to the next general meeting. If you are interested, you should contact Laura Greene.
After the refreshment break, members shared recent projects during Show and Share.
Candace Kimball conducted the raffle, and winners were Marilyn Simone and Carlene Scott.
Jessica Cook is this month’s Transitioning Quilter. She gave a mini-trunk show of her miniature quits. Members were supposed to make heart blocks but ran out of time. Laura provided patterns, and those who wish to do so may make heart blocks on a dark background with a modern print for the heart itself, and trim to a 5 ½” unfinished block. Laura will use the completed squares to make a larger heart. When finished, the quilt made from the heart blocks will be given to Kim Wingert.
The next meeting will be held on June 3 and feature Latifah Saafir. Guests will be charged $5 at that meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 4:00 PM.