Thursday, November 11, 2021

SMQG November 2021 meeting minutes




NOVEMBER 6, 2021


JoAnne D, Patty C, Mary O, Barb B, Katherine F, Barbara M, Robin L, Theresa H, Kate Q, Lou S, Marylee W, Diane S, Donna C, Colleen H, Paula K, Suzanne W, Carol B

Committee Reports:                                                                                    

Treasurer’s report was given. 

Secretary’s report – no updates to report

 Retreat: No updates  


Voting for 2022 Board of Directors was today.  The following people were elected:

President – Patty C

Co-Vice Presidents – Barb B & Colleen H

Treasurer – Barbara M

Secretary – Carol B


December meeting will be our final meeting for the year.  It will be via Zoom and as we did last year our Secret Santa gifts will be sent by USPS.  Please let JoAnne know if you want to participate.  She and Barbara M will pick names and send emails to each person.  Limit is $20.00. 


Those of you participating can send you “wish list” of 3 sewing/quilting items to JoAnne (  She’ll send a reminder out to everyone in a week or so.  We’re less than a month away.  Mail is trending slower these days so please make sure you mail in time to arrive for our Dec 4 meeting.   **suggestion for keeping Secret Santa a secret, use your own return address on the package**

 The joint Board (current and future) met on 11/9 and agreed to keep the 2022 dues at $30.00


UFO Challenge: The completion due date for the next round of the UFO challenge is quickly approaching! Entries will be presented in December’s meeting.  As we did in October, please send in your quilt photos a week before our Dec 4 meeting.  They will be posted and sent out to the group for voting.

Prizes will be awarded on the completed UFOs in 3 categories:

1.    Oldest

2.    Use of Color

3.    People’s Choice


For those who signed up, Carolina Oneto’s Organic Shapes workshop was today following our meeting from 10-12:30.  Carolina is a very talented and inspirational quilter and, an excellent teacher.  Prior to the workshop she provided detailed written instructions on creating organic shapes, basic and variants (overlapping and stacking).  During the workshop she demonstrated the “how-to’s”, put us in breakout rooms and we went to work, with her checking in on us every few minutes.  Her detailed tutorial and explanation made for quite an enjoyable session for all with some very creative results.  


Month 11 of our Piece & Love Block of the Month by modern quilt designer Sherry Shish is now available on our page of her website.  Everyone has received the details on accessing it but if you need it resent let JoAnne know.

Reminder: Do not share the pattern with anyone.  It is meant to be used by members, only.

Future Meeting Dates and Locations:

Regular monthly meetings will be held on the first Saturday of each month (adjusted for holiday weekends). All 2021 meetings held remotely via Zoom.  Any changes for 2022 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Be sure to mark your calendars:

December 4 – Secret Santa & UFO Challenge (#2)


Board of Directors meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7p.m. via Zoom.