Wednesday, June 1, 2022

SMQG May 2022 Meeting Minutes


MONTHLY MEETING (via Zoom and in person)

West Newbury, MA Town Hall Annex

MAY 7, 2022


Patty C, Brenda S, Diane S, Paula K, Barbara M, Marylee W, JoAnne D, Theresa H, Colleen H

Committee Reports                                                                                     

April minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s report was given. 

Birch tree lottery quilt: Wendy has the layout of the tickets

Maker’s Market

This event was very successful.  Many lottery tickets were sold.  Several people wanted to buy quilts and other items on display!  3 people left email addresses for possible membership to the guild.

10th Anniversary quilt

Worked on today during our sew-in. We need 4 more people to do a 12 1/2” block by September and, to have the quilt completed by December.

Colleen: Thank you to Diane for putting together the packages for Anniversary quilt

& mailing same


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.

Future Meetings

Meeting locations have been mostly confirmed.

June 4 Brentwood library

July 9 Stratham Library

Aug. 6 Kingston Library

Sept. 10 Pending (Andover?) *possibly a day activity*

Oct. 1 Brentwood Library

Nov. 5 Stratham Library

Dec. 3 Kingston Library

The dates and location will be added/adjusted to our website prior to every 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

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

Monthly activities

The Board met to talk about activities for upcoming meetings.

June – Left Right Center (LRC).  If you want to play, bring 3 fat quarters

July – we have the Stratham Library from 9-12. 

August – Kingston Library closes at 1PM. 9:30-12:30. Arrive early to set up

Suggestions made are:

1.   ~Ellen Miller - couture embellishments

2.    ~Braiding fabric

3.    ~Color theory

4.    ~Trapunto kits $30

5.    ~Kerin Ferrin – she teaches tuffet classes and has the kits

6.    ~Funky leaves wall hanging

7.    ~Barbara Mahoney suggested we dive into the expertise of our members for workshops

8.    ~Discussion on fabric dying Dianne previously taught. This can be messy and we would need access to water.

9.    ~MaryLee takes art classes at the Methodist Church in Portsmouth. Cost to rent the church is around $200. MaryLee will look into renting the space for September

1   ~Noodle head bag class - Barb Mahoney would be our instructor. 

11 ~Lynn Koolish conducts workshops and lectures on fiber art, dying of fabrics, Improv, mixed media Painting on fabric. Have a look at her website

 If we move forward with a day activity we may include the Maine guild.

Old Business

Guicy Guice - trying to reach.

We were approached by someone asking whether the guild could make memory quilts for 2 young girls who lost their mother. The girl’s uncle agreed to be responsible for backing, batting and any expenses because the guild could not incur the costs. 

This will be on a volunteer basis.  If you would like to be part of this project please contact Patty.

Show & Tell

Challenge Pop Art Pets was part of Diane's Show & Tell.  The challenge was in Fiber Art magazine. 

Barbara M showed us her aqua blues quilt.

Theresa spoke about a fabric dying class she previously participated in. The idea of fabric dying was discussed for the September meeting. Theresa will look for her class materials

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:

June 4 – Brentwood Library

July 9 – Stratham Library

August 6 – Kingston Library

September 10 – Pending

October 1 – Brentwood Library

November 5 – Stratham Library

December 3 – Kingston Library

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

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