This month’s meeting led by Laura (in Barbara’s absence) focused on revisiting favorite quilts from previous shows. Several members submitted photos of their favorite quilts. Laura shared two videos:
“The Best of QuiltCon 2020”: Discussion followed about the quilting, the lines and the shapes that express emotions in quilts. Discussion about the purpose of quilts: Is it to make something pleasing or to express an idea, feeling or emotion. What do you do when making a quilt?
The Best of QuiltCon 2018″: Discussion about the colors used and your favorite color palette followed.
Laura shared, “Abstract Design in American Quilts at 50: Journey to Japan Virtual Gallery Walk Through”: Discussion about the similarity and differences in quilts from Japan compared to local work followed. Some people like to read the title and artist statement to get a better understanding of the maker’s intent. Some people just make quilts and realize the quilt is reflecting an idea or feeling they are felling as they work. Gayle puts a bit of fabric from previous quilts she has made in every new quilt, to link the connections together. Mary thinks each person will react differently to the same image in a quilt and that is the one of the wonderful things about art. Lively and insightful discussions followed.
International Quilt Museum (IQM): As a member of the IEMQG you have access to the online resources at the IQM in Lincoln, Nebraska. Go to the website and input the following information, User: iemodernquiltguild@iemqguild and Password: Qui1ts!
Survey Results: Laura shared a summary of the recent survey that 20 members responded to. Members identified benefits of having in-person meetings, zoom meetings, and a combination. There was not a majority consensus on the kind of meetings we should have in the future. Members appreciate high quality teachers, amount to pay for the classes varied. Members were split on selling items no longer used but were more positive about purchasing other’s items to fundraise for the guild. Three-quarters of our members agreed to work on a community quilt for QuiltCon. Laura took an informal poll on an in-person meeting time as the board is considering changing from 2 pm to 10 am. There was much discussion about times, dates, and ability to participate if things change. The board will look at sending out another formal survey to all members, with closed-ended questions, before deciding about future meeting times/dates. The survey results are as follows.
SHOW AND SHARE – The board has unanimously reversed an earlier decision to only share Modern Quilts at Show and Share. Moving forward, please submit any quilt you are working on regardless of the type, to help us get to know each other through our work and to celebrate the wonderful creations we each make. Show and Share quilt photos can be submitted anytime to the firstname.lastname@example.org. Quilts that arrive by the Monday preceding the general meeting will be included in that general meeting. Photos that arrive after that will be held until the next general meeting.
MEET & EAT – The next Meet & Eat is scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2021. We’ll be meeting from 9 am – 1 pm. Bring your lunch, a chair, show and shares, community group quilt triangles and join your quilty friends at the SSgt. Salvador J. LaraCasa Blanca Library.
We are going to test this as a hybrid meeting, and here is the zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85403466552?pwd=WHpnaGZ1KzlQVm9SZU9hZFYyN2RpZz09
OCTOBER GUILD MEETING & SAMPLER PLATTER –
October General Meeting, October 2, 10 – 11 am, Zoom (Note time change!). Churn Dash challenge due (send picture of your quilt the Monday prior to the meeting to email@example.com. You should still have plenty of time to finish your churn dash featuring alternate gridwork and negative space. Can’t wait to see what you all create!
Sampler Platter, October 2, from 12 – 3, zoom (hence time change above), email with link and PDF file for presentations will be sent prior to meeting. Platter continues Sunday, October 3, noon to 3 as well. The Sampler Platter is 15-minute lessons by well know quilt instructors from around the world. Attend as many as you like courtesy of the IEMQG (we paid for members to be able to attend).
RETREAT AT VINA – We have two openings. If interested, let Barbara know ASAP.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE – We are in need two volunteers from the general membership to join Laura and Patti on the committee. Nominating committee will recommend candidates for President, Programs, Communications, Treasurer, Secretary, Charity, and possibly other positions. If you are interested, please contact Laura or Patti.
SPOTLIGHT QUILTERS FOR UPCOMING MEETINGS – Who would you like to see spotlighted? A quilt Con favorite instructor, a You-tuber, Blogger, favorite author? Let Laura know if you have someone in mind you would like to know more about. Would you like to give a 10–15-minute summary of a quilter at one of our Zoom meetings? Let Laura know.
See you all next month!!