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November 2019 General Meeting Minutes

IEMQG General Meeting Minutes
November 2, 2019
SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library

The meeting was called to order at 2:04 p.m. by Gayle Bennett, President.

Welcome – Gayle

Gayle thanked everyone for joining us at our new location, the Casa Blanca library in Riverside. The meeting room is slightly smaller than anticipated but it should work out for us.

Road to California Atrium Exhibit

The flash drive with quilt photos and list of the guild’s quilts to be exhibited has been turned in to Lisa at Road to California. Lisa said the variety looked good. We are looking to see our quilts hanging at Road.

Committee Reports

Programs, Laura


Christmas Party!! The theme this year is Sweet & Savory. There is a signup sheet for members to either bring a savory or sweet treat. We will be playing the Big Box of Questions and doing a notions exchange.  For the notion exchange, please bring a $10 wrapped sewing notion for this game. Also, we are looking for sewing related decorations for the food tables. At the Christmas party we will have a couple brief announcements but no formal business portion. Please plan on attending for a jolly good time. The location will be at the Casa Blanca library, from 2-4 pm on December 7th.


Latifah Saafir Lecture, “How Many Ways to Sew a Curve?”.

Sit and Sew on January 18, from 10 am – 4 pm at Quilter’s Cocoon in Riverside.

Atrium Exhibit at Road To California, January 23-26. Note, we’d like to win the guild attendance challenge again this year, so be sure to log in as IEMQG members on the tablets located in the main hall of the convention center.


Color Theory with Simone. We have purchased color wheels to follow along during Simone’s lecture.

Block Lotto, Simone

There were 30 submissions for block lotto! Simone showed the block lotto black and white submissions for the Tipsy Twofer. The lucky winner of this month’s block lotto went to Kelley!

Charity, Gayle for Rachel

We have wool batting in crib/lap size if you need it for charity quilts you are working on. We still have a few quilt kits available. Please see Gayle for either.

Patty, with Coachella Valley Quilt Guild is here with their 2019 Opportunity Quilt, “Rio de Flores” to sell raffle tickets. In turn, we will be displaying our Opportunity Quilt and selling raffle tickets at their guild next year.

IEMQG Officer Elections, Judy

Judy announced the new Executive Board Slate for the 2020 year.

President: Gayle

Co-VP of Programs: Laura and Becky

VP of Communications: Elizabeth

Treasurer: Candy

Secretary: Jennifer

Social and Refreshment Break

Program – Member University

Gayle demonstrated mitered borders.

Laura demonstrated circles of emotion.

Simone demonstrated paper piecing.

Christine demonstrated her slice and dice technique.

Thank you to all the ladies for their wonderful presentations; we learned so much today!

Show and Share

3 members shared their latest quilt creations.


Winners of the mystery bag, basket and name tag raffles were presented with their prizes.

Fundraising, Laura

We brought in $151 at the Mountain Shadows boutique and an impromptu garage sale in October.  Laura has a lot of fabric yet to sell and if you are aware of a boutique or are planning a garage sale, please contact Laura.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Becky Brekke