IEMQG General Meeting Agenda
February 2, 2019
Mountain Shadows Community Clubhouse
4040 Piedmont Drive, Highland, CA 92346
The meeting was called to order at 2:01 pm by Gayle Bennett, President.
Gayle explained that the meeting today would follow a different format than usual. Program first, followed by the business meeting, then back to Program to finish up.
Regarding last month’s Road to California, no word, as of yet on the winners of the Guild Challenge.
Program Part 1 – Lynn Hanna:
Lynn, began by explaining what to expect in our afternoon of creative exploration through the utilization of painting and music. Lynn promised painting would be the easiest part. We would be blindfolded so that we could paint with inspiration. Also, being blindfolded would alleviate any pressure we might have to create something specific. Adding to the mix, we would paint to music to bring out our creative spirit. Everyone paired up with a partner. We had our choice of a variety of paint colors, we were to choose at least two. On each table were sheets of paper that we drew into 3 vertical sections. The first group started painting when the music began and stopped when the music ended. We painted two more times to the music until both sections were completed. The second group began painting once the first group finished in the same manner. The painted sheets were set aside to dry and the business meeting began.
April Challenge Quilt – Gayle
The April challenge quilt is to be inspired by your favorite board game. We are fortunate to have Linda Rasmussen curate the quilt entries once again. This year, if you prefer not to have your quilt curated, you just need to indicate this on the sign in sheet at the April meeting. Any size quilts are allowed from a mini to full size quilt.
Exhibits – Laura
Bring quilts in March for the Upland Library exhibit, which will run from March 3 – March 31. Drop off quilts at the March general meeting and pick up at the April general meeting. The quilts will be hanging from the 2nd floor of the library for Women’s History Month. Modern and larger sized quilts are encouraged. Quilts will need a sleeve, no exceptions. See the website for quilt sleeve instructions.
As part of the Women’s History Month, Laura will be presenting, ‘Visionary Women: Resolving Life’s Issues and Story Quilts’ on March 5 from 6pm -7:15pm. If you have a quilt that tells a story of an event in your life, please contact Laura as she may use your story and quilt in her presentation.
Laura will contact the library regarding advertising of the exhibit.
Chaffey Art Museum
The exhibit at the Chaffey Art Museum is called ‘Splashes of Colors and Shapes’ and will run from May 23 – July 20. There will be plenty of space dedicated to this exhibit and as such we will need many quilts. We would like to use the board game challenge quilts. Modern quilts only, if there is any question if your quilt is modern or not, please send a picture to Laura for confirmation. There will be four (4) pedestals available for objects. If you are interested Laura will have forms available at the March general meeting.
Membership – Ruthann
23 members were in attendance.
2 new members joined the Guild.
3 new guests were in attendance.
Charity – Jessica for Rachel
Paradise Fire Victims – they have been returning quilts as they have enough. However, if you’ve made a quilt already, please bring in and we will donate to one of our three (3) charities.
Break – Visit & Snacks
Alisa awarded a prize to the raffle winner and Pat awarded a prize to the name tag winner.
Show & Share
Carlene, Pat, Debbie, Lynn, Cheryl, Debi, Laura and Jessica all brought in items to show and share with the group.
Fundraiser – Jessica and Laura
Jessica and Laura showed coasters, dog leashes, mug rugs, and jar grabbers that would be easy to make and sell at our boutiques this fall. So far, we are planning in participating at the Riverside Convention Center on Black Friday and at the Redlands Art Walk. There was discussion on doing a trial boutique in September.
Block Lotto – Ruthann for Simone
Ruthann reminded everyone that Block Lotto is next month. Instructions and pattern are on the website. There is one entry per block. If your number is called, you will win all the blocks. Technique for this block lotto is raw edge finish. Block lotto is every other month this year.
Program Part II – Lynn Hanna
Everyone retrieved their painted sheets and Lynn finished her presentation. Lynn asked the group to pick one or two pieces of their sheets that they liked best. Then we used the two (2) 90 degree cardstock angles to hone in on these areas, outline them in pencil, and cut them out. Once they were cut out, we pinned the shapes to the portable design wall. The intent was for each person to discuss why they chose the particular piece, but due to the inclement weather, the meeting ended in order for everyone to safely get home.
Announcements & Adjournment
Next meeting is Saturday, March 2, 2019 – location TBA (Grand Terrace has another event in our regular room).
Meeting adjourned at 4:00 pm.