Minutes · Minutes Monthly Meeting

June 2019 General Meeting Minutes

June 1, 2019
Grand Terrace Community Center
22795 Barton Rd, Grand Terrace, CA 92313

The meeting was called to order at 2:00 p.m. by Gayle Bennett, President.


Gayle welcomed everyone to the IEQMG’s 3rd birthday celebration! Gayle reminisced about the guild’s beginning as a friendship group that eventually turned into the IEMQG shortly thereafter. A few of the founding members are still active in the guild today. 

The November retreat at Vina De Lestonnac is full. However, if you are still interested, there is a waitlist. See Gayle to be added to it.

Gayle announced the meeting location for the next two months will be at the Main Library in Riverside (3581 Mission Inn Ave).

Committee Reports:

Raffles/Fundraising/Exhibits, Laura

A raffle chairperson is needed.  We have someone for next month, but we need someone permanently going forward. Please contact Laura or any board member if interested.

Our quilts are hanging in the Chaffey Museum.  There are over 40 quilts displayed as well as a rocking chair by Alison and a chair by Simone.  We received more quilts than the space allowed, as such quilts were returned from members that submitted multiple projects. Everyone that submitted one project was displayed. Laura phoned members whose extra quilts were not being displayed and had the quilts at the meeting for pick-up.  On Sunday, June 2nd there is an artist’s reception at the museum from 2-4 pm.

We are exhibiting at Road to California in January 2020. The quilts will be displayed in the atrium of the main exhibit hall. The quilts must be a minimum of 72″ long and a maximum of 100″ wide. Quilts must have a 4″ sleeve. A photo of the quilt tops will be required in October. Additional details to follow.

The following fundraising events have been scheduled: 

Oct 12th Holiday Boutique at Mountain Shadows in Highland; 1 table

July 25th local rummage in Rancho Cucamonga; 1 table

Dec 4th Kris Kringle Holiday Boutique at the Ontario Senior Center; 1 table

Opportunity Quilt, Cat

A very enthusiastic Cat, asked for volunteers to donate their time and talents to the first ever IEMQG Opportunity Quilt by making half square triangles (HST).  Cat put together kits with directions for HSTs; see Cat at break or after the meeting to sign up and take a HST kit home with you today. Assembled HSTs are due at the July meeting.

Block Lotto, Simone

Simone showed members several of the volume blocks called The I.E. (The Improv Effect) together to show what they could look like as a quilt.  The blocks will be collected at the July meeting.  The block tutorial is located on both the IEMQG website and Simone’s blog.

Attendance, Ruthann

There were 28 members in attendance and 5 guests.

Programs, Shelley

Shelley introduced our featured speaker, Dora Cary of Orange Dot Quilts.  Dora took us on a journey from herself as a small child in communist Romania in the 70’s through 2008, when she made her first quilt (and became a US citizen). Her schooling and degrees earned in Romania, aided her greatly in becoming a pattern designer. Dora prides herself on making patterns easy and less complicated.  Many of Dora’s techniques are non-traditional, and this led her to start teaching her techniques in 2017.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed her presentation of her quilts as indicated by the oohs and aahs heard many times. Dora ended her presentation with a series of 5 questions about her journey. Winners were recipients of her patterns and goodies.  If you’d like to find out more about Dora and her products, visit orangedotquilts.com

Refreshments (cake!) and shopping immediately followed Dora’s presentation.


Winners of the raffles were presented with their prizes.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Becky Brekke