Amber - Sparkle Punch Quilt
Fern - Huge charm quilt - no two squares the same
Heather - Wallhanging for daughter & lap quilt for mother
Lisa - baby quilt & kindle cover
Rachel - in progress table runner
Amanda - apron
Deb - dachshund quilts
Upcoming Dates -
Sept 15 - Jazz up Your Jelly Roll - Jelly Roll Race in the morning
Oct 2 - Next Monthly Meeting
Oct 6 - Sewing Saturday
Oct 27 - Sewing Saturday
Beginning in October, there will be more Sewing Saturday dates added to -prepare for the holidays. It was decided to do 2 Saturdays on, one off. Dates will be added shortly.
The Facebook Group
The group decided that people should attend 3 meetings or Sewing Saturdays before being allowed to join the group. Someone must become a friend of someone already in the group. The group is "secret" which means that only the people in the group can see who is in it or see discussions going on.
Disbanding of the Yahoogroup.
The members discussed options for replacing the yahoo group, which a lot of members have had problems with accessing. It was decided to go with Mail Chimp, a free email service. It was decided that reminders will be sent out a week before an event then the day before. A message informing the group that the minutes were updated on the website will also go through.
It was also decided that people can receive reminders for 6 months before being removed from the email list. Eli will be handling the membership information.
Karen will be handling the Mail Chimp reminder service - update - the email service is up and running.
The yahoo group will be disbanded. A message will go out once the Mail Chimp account is set up.
The guild members also discussed the possibility of beginning to charge dues. Nothing was decided on the issue. It was reported that the Heritage Quilters now charge $35 a year to join. Opening up a bank account and becoming a non profit group will be looked in to. The annual dues amount was not decided on.
Brochures were handed out for the Quilt/Sewing Expo will be in Birmingham on Sept 20-22. We will caravan, meeting at 8am in the Madison Target parking lot. Cass has 2 more seats in her car. Deb has one more seat in her car.
The expo will be in Duluth, Georgia Octo 18--20
There was no demo today however Lisa and Diane both brought free goodies to pass around that were given to them.
Fern will begin her new BOM. To participate in the BOM, you will need 4 fabrics -
Light color - 1 yard
2 Medium colors - 1 1/4 yard each
1 Dark color - 1 1/4 yard.
There will be 20 blocks and they are 12.5" unfinished blocks. It will make a large lap quilt.
The Modern Mystery Quilt is around the corner
6 parts to it. Begins Sept 12