IEMQG Board Meeting
December 18, 2017
Marie Calendar’s restaurant, Ontario, CA
Present: Laura Greene, President; Gayle Bennett, Treasurer; Cindy Chrisler, Secretary; Cat Wallace; Pat Klassen, Candace Kimball, Tricia Williams, and Jennifer Adams. Rachel McGee, Jessica Cook, Donna Gaston, and Rachel Rogers were unable to attend. The meeting was called to order at 6:40.
Programs: The December general meeting/baked potato bar potluck was a lot of fun. Pat Klassen won the fat quarters in the LRC game. Cat handed out a program plan for the year. For the January speaker, Cat, Gayle and Pat will bring quilts for evaluation, and Lynn Hanna will be asked to bring a recent quilt she made that was rejected (gasp!) by QuiltCon. Cat has not confirmed Natalie Barnes for June, although she has penciled us in. The topic of color wheels was discussed for a future program. Cindy suggested that the guild purchase color wheels (price range about $2 each) for members. Cat will research pricing and get back to the guild. Members will be asked to bring any modern quilt to the March meeting, which will be used in a display at the Upland Library for the month of March 2018. Quilts will be returned at the April meeting. The library has requested that we provide a speaker for that month, and the suggested topic was how women use quilting to establish a small business.
The guild needs to find an alternative site for the November and December meetings, and they conflict with other city activities. The community room at Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Park is an alternative.
VP Communications: Jennifer has revamped and updated the website. It is now more user-friendly. She can send a blast to members through the website via email. She submitted a report outlining changes and proposed improvements. Board members who have visited the website are very pleased with her work and the updates. The Facebook page may need to become a closed group. There have been postings on that page by non- IEMQG people.
Treasurer: Gayle reported that the guild has $xxxx in the checking account. MQG dues ($xxx) have been paid but the charge has not shown up yet. Twenty-one members have renewed so far. The guild has paid insurance fees to SCCQG, and a certificate of insurance will be sent directly to the City of Grand Terrace.
Membership: Tricia handed out a roster, but the last five people who renewed or joined are not listed.
Block Lotto: Shelley Wardrop will take over Block Lotto.
Charity: no report
Secretary: no report
Raffle: Candace got a call from Candy Scott, who donated a lot of modern fat quarters to use for our monthly raffle. The Quick Cut will be raffled off in January. Sales have not met expectations and even after the demonstration, there has been little interest.
Hospitality: Pat has refreshments for January but could use another volunteer for February.
The next Sit and Sew will be on February 11 at the Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Park in Highland from 9 – 5. Participants are asked to bring snacks or side dishes, and they will order pizza.
Laura attended a Modern Quilt Guild roundtable. We can request a “meet up” with our regional representative, Greg Stuart, during Quilt Con; however, board members that have attended previous meetups were not impressed.
MQG has a new book out available through the website, and it is easier to view their webinars with recent updates to their web page.
IEMQG has been entered into the Road to California attendance contest. Each guild that participates has its members register at Road. The guild that has the highest percentage of members attend wins a prize.
The next meeting is scheduled for 1/22/18, at the Joann’s in Ontario at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20.
Cindy Chrisler, Secretary