"Minutes of Grand Rapids Modern Quilt Guild
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The Executive Board met at 6:00 pm. Those in attendance were Ginger Mileski, Kathy Nelson, Nancy DeMaagd, Michelle Luke, Claire Whitman, Linda Plowman and Becky Brink. Kelly Hubbard was absent and Becky Brink took notes.
Discussed about opening checking account. Will need EIN from Federal and State government in order to open account. Ginger and Nancy will do that before opening account. Account will be opened at Fifth/Third Bank so that it is convenient for future Treasurers. There will be 3 signatures on the account; President, Vice-President and Treasurer.
The by-laws and policies were approved and passed with a few errors corrected from the rough draft.
We discussed needing a Facebook page. Michelle L. will look into that.
The regular meeting began at 7:00pm with 4 additional people present. Due to inclement weather the number present was small.
The Facebook logo will be done by Mary T. and Michelle L.
Everyone needs to be looking for a place to hold our meetings that is centrally located. Somewhere along the East Beltline would be good.
There will be a Sew-In, Monday, February 2nd, at First Congregational Church in Rockford, from 9:30 to 3:00 pm. A mail out will be done to all members to see how many people will attend. If we do not have 10 people we will cancel at church and do it at Stitched Studio. There will be a $5.00 fee for each participant.
We will communicate through the blog in the future, in particular, for canceling meetings or other activities.
We need ideas for Skill School, held at our meetings. Everyone should participate in ideas.
An introductory activity was done by the group so we may all know each other better.
Show and share was done by the group.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:40pm.
The January 26th blog has the agenda for Tuesday's meeting from our president, Ginny M.
Just scroll back to the previous blog if interested.
Doing this blog has really pushed me into blogosphere! I have my usuals and Bloglovin gives me a nice smattering with their annoying sign-up dialog box on each and every one. Somewhere along the journey I came across sewmuchado.com. She has a tutuorial on making a swifter- like replacement from flannel scraps. She's a true seamstress, more than a quilter. She has adorable clothes for small children: stewart plaid children's clothing: suits for boys, dresses I could only dream about for my girls when younger etc. She also has a plethora of home decorating or money saving tutorials. Here are the instructions for the swifter from flannel scraps. I really plan to try this idea as I have several scraps from all the receiving blankets I've been making for gifts these past several years.
Also for those of you that would like to make your card table a castle, she has that pattern too! Enjoy......such clever, clever women we learn about!