Monday, December 20, 2021

SMQG December 2021 meeting minutes




DECEMBER 4, 2021


JoAnne D, Patty C, Mary O, Barb B, Barbara M, Kate Q, Lou S, Marylee W, Donna C, Colleen H, Paula K, Wendy W, Sasha S, Suzanne W, Carol B

JoAnne, our outgoing President thanked everyone for their efforts and ongoing participation in our guild as she opened her final meeting.  Thank you, JoAnne for keeping us engaged and challenged especially as we all navigated the “new normal” of Zoom meetings. 

At the end of the meeting JoAnne introduced our new President, Patty Crafts.  Patty discussed some ideas she has for this coming year related to our 10 year anniversary, activities, charity, potential workshops.  2022 is looking to be a busy year!  More details to follow. 


Committee Reports:                                                                                    

Treasurer’s report was given. 

Secretary’s report – no updates to report

Reminder to all to send in your 2022 $30.00 dues.  Checks can be sent directly to Barbara M.

Secret Santa swaps – we all enjoyed opening our gifts and learning who our Secret Santa was.  Santa was good to everyone this year! Lots of fun fabrics, tools, thread, gift cards, books, homemade items and organizers were exchanged.


UFO Challenge: Wendy showed us her completed Stars over the Common, a 2017 block of the month from Quilters Common in Wakefield

Show and Tell:  

Patty has been working on a t-shirt quilt, a girl’s quilt and, quilting 3 (kayak with paddle, campfire and a round grill).  Minutes may be updated with more details in the next couple of days.

Suzanne – details of her show and tell will be posted soon.  Minutes will be updated to reflect the change.

Sasha completed a quilted knitting bag with adorable cat fabric


Details on what organizations we will donate to are forthcoming.


Month 12 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). Initially, 2022 meetings will be held remotely via Zoom.  Any changes for 2022 dates and/or location will be announced in advance.

Be sure to mark your calendars:

January 8

February 5

March 5

April 2

May 7

June 4

July 9

August 6

September 10

October 1

November 5

December 3


Board of Directors monthly meeting schedule will be available soon.