Meeting at the Madison Municipal Complex, Conference room 130
Started late - 6:40
Upcoming Sewing Saturdays - Oct 22, 9 - 5 at Bailey Cove Library. Saturday Nov. 5, 1-5 at Madison Public Library.
Show & Tell
Amanda brought two quilts to show, 50x60ish, one orange and one green.
Sophie brought Glenn's swap box, she did a quilt block with a shoe applique.
Pat brought half square triangles for the charity quilts that Deb had made.
Sherry brought Diane's swap box, and did a quilt block with paper piecing of tea cups.
Glenn brought Sherry's box and did a quilt block with a paper pieced butterfly.
Mary was working on placemats.
Lee brought a Halloween quilt.
Threaded Needle Too discussion of space. Overall positive experience, nice space with tables and a tv for showing webinars, online classes. Threaded needle is open to night meetings, but not on the second Tuesdays. Discussion about 1st and 3rd Tuesdays having conflicts with holidays.
Amanda made a suggestion last month to add a fundraiser position. It was asked what we would do with the money. Amanda suggested that we could rent space for meetings, offer prizes, bring in speakers, or offset retreat costs. We have non-profit status tied to the national guild. We can raise money, but not give it directly to members. Also money could be used to draw in more members.
Amanda made a motion to create. Sophie seconds.
11/11 vote yes to create Fundraiser Chair position.
Pat reminds us we will vote on meeting spaces at the December meeting.
Pat went to Quilt by the Lake and suggested a basket raffle as a fundraising idea.
President - Diane
Vice President - Sherry
Treasurer - Sophie
Secretary / Photographer - Mary
Sherry nominates Amanda for Fundraising Chair.
Nominations were closed.
Discussion about the November meeting. Options include November 8th at Joann's, Third Thursday at the Municipal Building, 1st Thursday at Lowe Mill. Sherry suggested that YellowHammer has a meeting room, but we don't know if they charge. Straight to Ale has a room, but charges and we don't have funds at this time. Threaded Needle is also an option.
A FaceBook Poll was proposed to decide the next meeting location. Amanda will conduct the poll. Sophie will look into Sam & Greg's and YellowHammer, and Sherry will look into Threaded Needle. Diane had penciled us in for November 15th at the Municipal Complex, so it was decided that the next meeting will be at the Madison Municipal Complex and the poll will be for the December meeting. Pat will cancel the November meeting at Joann's.
Dues for 2017 are due by the December for a discounted rate of $20, otherwise the rate will be $24.
A suggestion was made that fundraising money be used for a PO Box, currently mail goes to the treasurer's house. Pat made a point that the Modern Quilt Guild won't take a PO Box.
Sophie did a demo on X-blocks.