Thursday, October 8, 2020

October 3 2020

Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild met again at Kingston Plains.  9 members attending, six feet or more apart.  Masks were sported by all in a wide variety of colors, of course!

Reports

Bethany gave us a treasurers report.  She has two binders with reports, and procedures to hand on to next year's treasurer.  She also told us that we are paying monthly for Zoom.

Jo Anne reports that the Franciscan House has not responded to her requests for information.  She is not sure if this is related to staff turn over, Covid, or both.  Unless we can plan well in advance retreat 2021 may not happen.

Minutes for September approved.


Meetings

November 7th meeting is planned for Kingston Plains IF the weather holds to the current pleasant temperatures.
Bethany suggested a "Finish It" sew in via Zoom if we cannot meet outside. Bring your current project, Christmas gifts or, Holiday decor to work on as we video chat.  Watch your e-mail for a decision closer to date.

December:  We are still seeking an indoor venue for Decembers Christmas Party.  All members should bring suggestions both paid and free to Marylee.  Gift exchange drawing postponed due to low number of members attending.  Please contact Paula with your list: 3 items, $15 limit, email and street address included.

Nominations
Paula opened the call for nominations for our Officers 2021.

President:   
Vice President:  Jo Anne
Treasurer: Lou
Secretary:

As you can see the list is short two entries.  
Please consider volunteering to lead this great group!  Paula will be hoping to hear from you before the November meeting.

Programs

Our Winter Bird lottery block was won by Bethany!
We decided to send all lottery block funds to Rosie's, a women's shelter.

Kate gave a presentation on Spoonflower.  Her outline, with links, is on the October: Spoonflower tab at top of page.  Please let her know if you would like a print copy, she has extras.


New

We discussed contributing our Orphan blocks to make Charity quilts.  Zoom meetings might make this difficult to do, so we decided that March ish would be the target.  Bethany volunteered to lead this effort.

Marylee had mentioned quilts for California fire victims at the executive meeting. Mailing address: 

CZU Fire Quilts 
c/o Helen Klee PVQA, 
4437 W. Walnut St. Soquel, CA 95073-2126

For more information see their blog CZU

Reminders

Strawberry Banke Sept 2021 Kinship quilt

Urban Forestry Center November 2021  Christmas quilts


Show and Tell

Bethany showed us a lovely quilt she made with a Kate Spain Jellyroll.  And what a great pieced back!







Barbara M shows us her newest challenge: Fabric Collage! Using a photo from a book, raw edge applique, and free motion quilting she is on an adventure!!! And practicing new skills!


Diane shows us her most recent work for SAQA's Earth Elements show.  As usual her work is full of rich color and stunning improv piecing (that she makes look effortless).  She used Spoonflower to make  her drawings of carrots into modern orange fabric.

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Barbara W shows us a table runner she is making for her sister's coffee bar.  She is using a Spinning Star cutting guide (that was terribly camera shy... ) to make the fun pinwheels.



And with a little reminder from Paula Kate remembers to get a photo of her Sample of Spoonflower quilt. Squares derived from a limited color challenge, layout inspired by Carol! 

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See you all November 1st Sun or Zoom! 





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