Wednesday, June 1, 2022

SMQG April 2022 Meeting Minutes



MONTHLY MEETING (via Zoom and in person)

West Newbury, MA Town Hall Annex

APRIL 2, 2022


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

Today, we met at the West Newbury, MA Town Hall Annex.  It was wonderful seeing so many members in person again.  When the meeting concluded several people stayed for our sew-in. 

Possible meeting sites are being looked into.  Stratham, Brentwood, Kingston and Greenland libraries will be contacted.

 Committee Reports:                                                                                    

March minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s report was given. 


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 has booked us at the Franciscans April 27-30, 2023.  Between now and then we’ll pull together the swag that has been collected.

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

Lottery Block raffle winner was chosen – Congratulations, Wendy!  She will receive 20+ blocks and turn them into a beautiful quilt!

Next meeting we’ll play a round of Left, Right, Center.  If you want to play, bring 3 Fat Quarters!

Monthly activities

There’s quite a bit of interest in Color Theory classes.  Colleen will check in with Barb B re: Rebecca Bryant. Brenda S will contact Guicy Guice for pricing and what is offered.

10th Anniversary quilt

Diane has sent out the pattern to the group.  The blocks which can be paper pieced or regular piecing. You can choose to do Signature blocks will be 6”. Pens may be needed for the signature blocks or, they can be embroidered.  Diane has ordered the background fabric.  Cost is $100; the guild will cover the cost.

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 hope to have a variety of display items such as quilts (mini and large), lottery blocks, BoM, scrapbook, posters, photo collage, etc. that reflect our Modern quilting.  Several members have been generous in lending their work for us to show off!  Thank you. 

A few shifts still need to be covered and a call out for a few more quilted items was made.

The Birch Tree quilt will be raffled off.  Tickets will be 1/$5 and 3/$10.  Winning ticket will be drawn on December 3rd.   Wendy has volunteered to create the tickets. 

Quilt Show

Quilter’s Connection is holding a Quilt Show on May 6 (9-5) & 7 (9-4)

St. James Apostolic Armenian Church, Keljik Hall

Show and Tell

Gail C showed us 2 beautiful quilts, one a paper pieced quilt in blues and, “Finding the Silver Lining” (Kristin Callahan), a Quilters Common BoM.

Donna has been working hard on 3 quilts.  One, a colorful quilt made with a free pattern from American Quilting.  It was quilted with a clamshell ruler.  Two smaller quilts were made with Tula Pink fabrics, one in a chevron pattern found on Pinterest (Cluck Cluck Sew) and the other is flying geese in a reverse color palate.  Donna has loaned the smaller quilts for the Maker’s Market.

Barbara M showed her Succulent quilt (Michelle Wilkie) which she is loaning for the Maker’s Market table.

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:

May 7 – West Newbury, MA Town Hall Annex (sew in for the Anniversary Quilt)

June 4

July 9

August 6

September 10

October 1

November 5

December 3

Board of Directors monthly meeting will be announced in advance.  All members will receive a Zoom invite.

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