Tuesday, March 15, 2022

SMQG March 2022 meeting minutes



MARCH 5, 2022


Patty C, Diane S, Paula K, Barbara W, Barbara M, Brenda S, Lou S, Donna C, Barb B, Gail C, Colleen H, Theresa H, Mary O, Nancy P, Kate Q, Carol B 

Membership to New England Quilt Museum

Our membership to NEQM has been renewed for 2022. 

Committee Reports:                                                                                    

February minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s report was given. 

~We’re looking for some ways to generate income for the guild. Colleen will check with the MQG on rules/guidelines for 501(c)(3) organizations. 


Looking for a Program volunteer coordinator to assist in coordinating program events (i.e. workshops, speakers, etc.).  Please let Patty know if you’d like to volunteer.


Patty spoke with Robert at the Franciscans in Kennebunk for fall dates.  There is no availability for Oct or Nov for the full guild however; we are on a waitlist.  We’ll stay on that list until we know who many spots are available.  In the meantime we’ll reserve for Spring 2023. 

Nancy P mentioned St Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook may be a possible option.  She will send the board contact information. 

There was some discussion around a one day sew-in possibly in May in West Newbury.  Some in-person social time (with masks).  Patty will reach out to our contact to confirm.  An insurance form will likely be required. 

If we have a warming trend for our April 2nd meeting we may try to meet outside in Kingston.  Details will be sorted out well ahead of the meeting. 

Social Media – We’re looking for someone to manage our Facebook and Instagram pages.   Please contact Patty if you’d like to volunteer. 

New business:

Diane S has suggested we do a Lottery Block.  She has sent out a link to the instructions for the Missouri Start Disappearing Pinwheel 2 Churn Dash.  The blocks are $1 each.  Mail your blocks and your money to Diane.  When she has received all of the blocks she’ll pick a name and the blocks go to the winner who will sew them together!

Blocks should be in hot colors (red, orange etc). 

Anniversary quilt – we’ll discuss in more detail in a future meeting.  Diane and Kate are coordinating.

Quilt Con 2023 will be held in Atlanta, GA (February) and 2024 in Raleigh, NC. 

Ukraine humanitarian assistance – there are several quilt organizations that are supporting efforts to bring relief to the Ukrainians.  Here are a few. Their donation efforts may be different but funds will be donated (i.e. purchase patterns or donate directly).  If you know of others, please let the members know.  

~Bernine Cambell (Happy Sew Lucky)

~Pat Sloan

~Quiet Play (Australia)

~Etsy – you can order digital patterns through UK makers 

Bring your favorite – Quilt Podcasts

Some favorite member podcasts are

~Quilt Buzz


~Quilt & Tell – Jenny Doan

~Craft Industry Alliance (small business makers) – Abbey Glassenberg

~Just Wanna Quilt

~Great British Quilter

~Off Kilter Quilter

~Modern Sewciety – Stephanie Kendron *may no longer be online*

~Quilt Folk – Jenny Smith.  Each podcast focuses on 3 different quilters from around the world.

~Textile Talks – a series of webinars on different textiles

~A Quilter’s Life – Sherry & Chelsea McConnell 

Upcoming Maker’s Market

SMQG is participating in the Maker’s Market which is being held on April 8-9 at the Best Western in Hampton, NH. 

We’ve reserved a 4’x8’ table and will be looking for display items such as quilts (mini and large (charity quilt(s)), lottery blocks, BoM, scrapbook, posters, photo collage, etc. that reflect our Modern quilting. 

Carol will be sending out a table coverage sign-up sheet shortly.

We’ll be looking for volunteers to

1.    2 people to cover our table in 2 hour shifts on Friday (12pm-8pm)

2.    2 people to cover our table 2 hour shifts on Saturday (9am-4pm)

3.    Breakdown on Saturday (4pm)


Show and Tell

Gail C showed us her Storm at Sea quilt in water color blues and whites

Brenda showed us a baby quilt with adorable animal fabrics

Colleen also had a baby quilt to show us with sweet ducks and numbers sewn in for baby to show everyone how old he/she is!

Patty is doing a Rachelle Denneny foundation piecing Harmony BoM in Tula Pink fabrics.

Please send Carol all Show & Tell photos so they can be posted to our blog.  Past S&T photos are appreciated as well.  Once we’re back in person pictures will be taken during the meeting.

Future Meeting Dates and Locations:

Regular monthly meetings will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 10am-12pm (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:

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 announced soon. 

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