IEMQG General Meeting Minutes
May 4, 2019
Riverside Public Library
3581 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
The meeting was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Gayle Bennett, President.
Gayle proudly announced that our guild won one of the Road 2 California guild participation challenge! She assured us the prize money will be put to good use. She also informed us about the Seven Sisters Quilt Show on June 29th-30th in San Luis Obispo. For more information be sure to go to http://www.sevensistersquiltshow.org/
Gayle reminded members that with your paid membership to the guild, you also become a member of the national MQG. Be on the lookout for an email from them with details on how register on their website. One of the perks of membership is the access to the free pattern library. Be sure to check it out.
Gayle was excited to inform the membership that we nabbed a spot at the Vina De Lestonnac Retreat in Temecula for this year’s retreat! The retreat will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11th, 12th and 13th, starting at 10 am on Monday and ending at 2 pm on Wednesday. We will be able to accommodate approximately 22 quilters. Prices for the retreat are as follows: Single room; $386.00;
Double room: $286.00; Triple room: $236.00; and Day Commuters: $33 per day includes lunch (add $18 to stay for dinner). A $100.00 deposit is due at the time of sign up, which can be paid via PayPal, check or cash. Additional details to follow in the coming months.
After the meeting, Gayle invited members to attend the Executive Board meeting at Shelley’s home.
June 1st: Our birthday meeting! There will be cake and lots of treats. The featured presentation will be given by Dora Cary of Orange Dot Quilts. The meeting location for this event will be in Grand Terrace.
July 6th: Transitional speaker will be Christine.
August 3rd: The featured presentation will be given by, Aurifil Ambassador, Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef.
We are still in need of charity quilts for adults, seniors, teens, and children. We have new IEMQG quilt labels. See Rachel for a label and please attach them to your donated quilts.
Laura announced she had made up more quilt kits for either a charity quilts or craft fair item. She also had fabric for a flash sale. She also brought in post card flyers for the Chaffey Museum Exhibit on May 23rd and encouraged everyone to take a stack and share. If you didn’t bring in your quilt to show at the exhibit, you can still drop them off at the museum on May 18th and 19th.
If anyone has any issues registering with the MQG, please contact Ruthann.
Block Lotto, Simone
Simone showed members examples of low volume blocks called The I.E. (The Improv Effect) for the Block Lotto for May/June and to be collected at the July meeting. The block tutorial will be located on both the IEMQG website and Simone’s blog.
After a short break, Kim superbly presented “Community and Creativity, a History of Women and Quilting”. Kim gave a short biography of herself: daughter for an antique dealer; lover of all things old; Art History major; ‘American Patchwork’ was the title of her thesis. Kim took us on a quilting journey through the centuries starting in the 17th century to current time. It was amazing to hear how quilting has transformed the lives of women throughout the ages. Kim taught us to see how quilting became more than just making quilts for bed covers; it was a way to express social concerns, record personal accounts and make political statements. A huge thanks to Kim for an outstanding presentation.
Show and Shares immediately followed Kim’s presentation; 7 members shared their wonderful creations.
Winners of the Block Lotto, fat quarter, and name tag raffles were presented with their prizes.
Attendance: There were 24 members in attendance and 5 guests.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.