Tuesday, November 1, 2022

SMQG November 5th meeting will be held at the Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham, NH from 10am-12pm

SMQG October 2022 meeting minutes

                                                         Seacoast Modern Quit Guild

October 1, 2022

Meeting Minutes

The meeting began at 10:00 a.m. at the Brentwood Library.


Mary O., Brenda S., Wendy W., JoAnne D., Barb B., Donna C., Patty C., Theresa H., Paula K.,  Joyce H. (new member), Nancy P., Lou S., Marylee W.

Patty opened the meeting with a request for a nomination committee. Barb B. volunteered to collect the nominations. The following positions are open for the 2023 year, President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Social Media.  Secretary, Carol B. and Programs, Diane S. remain in their positions.

Patty reminded members that the November meeting will take place at the Stratham Library, and December’s meeting will take place at the Kingston Library. 

Committee updates were discussed as follows:

Treasurer’s Report:

Patty referred to the treasurers report. Barb M. was not able to attend the October meeting therefore, the report will be emailed to the members after the meeting.


Marylee discussed the October challenge which continues with color theory from September and distributed a package for Monologuing.

Marylee discussed the program for December which will be a Yankee Swap. After the discussion it was determined that any member who would like to participate, to either make something fabric/quilt related or purchase a quilt related item that can be $15 to $20.00.  It will be up to each member what they would like to gift at the swap.

Future programs were briefly discussed and Patty reminded members that the survey results were emailed in February of 2022 and resent last week. A copy of the survey results was passed around.  Marylee requested any new members let programs know what they are interested in seeing for 2023.


Patty announced that she will chair the April 27th – 30th retreat. JoAnne Davidson agreed to co-chair.

Raffle Quilt:

The raffle quilt was discussed. Patty requested that anyone who haven’t received their tickets to sell, please notify her and they will be mailed out to them.  Members were asked at the September meeting to sell at least 10 tickets.

Information sharing took place where Mary O spoke about Quilting Arts Magazine which is a great publication and it’s free for 30 days.  Marylee informed us that her local library has a subscription and suggested members check with their local libraries and review it.

Mary O. informed the membership that the Modern Quilt Guild website has virtual classes in October and they can register now for $95.00.  The virtual classes have multiple teachers for example Jo Avery and Karen Lewis.

 Paula K. announced she was collecting signature blocks for the Anniversary Quilt.  She will deliver them to Diane who is working on the layout.

Quilt Con 2023 came up in discussion.  Patty attempted to register the Anniversary Quilt as a community submission because the deadline is October 31st but needed the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild’s password.  It was suggested that the guild secretary could register our submission.

The business meeting closed and under the direction of Brenda S., the members began creating strip quilts for Project Linus.  The sewing session ended with an estimate of 30 completed blocks.

SMQG September 2022 meeting minutes


Seacoast Modern Quit Guild

September 10, 2022

Meeting Minutes


 The meeting began at 10:15 a.m.


Barb B., Donna C., Patty C., Theresa H., Paula K., Barb M., Susan M. (new member), Nancy P., Diane S., Lou S., Sasha S., Marylee W. 

Committee updates were discussed as follows:

Patty C. updated the members on the Board meeting regarding  membership dues.  The board voted to reinstate the $50.00 fee for 2023.

The  raffle quilt ticket sales was discussed.  In order to raise additional funds for the raffle quilt, members were informed that the board voted to have members sell a minimum of 10 tickets each. Tickets were distributed by Barb B.

Patty C. continued to discuss open board positions.  The open positions are open for 2023 – President, Vice President, and potentially the Treasurer’s position.

Barb M. noted the Treasurer’s Report had no major expenses and will report the balance via email.

Patty C. volunteered to chair the Retreat that is scheduled for April 27th to April 30, 2023. 

Workshops & Future Activities were discussed to take place in 2023 to include Fabric Dying, Noodlehead Totes. It was recommended that fabric dying could take place at the retreat or to have it take place instead of a regular meeting.  Due to the fact that not all members attend the retreat the majority of the members wanted the workshop to take place at a regularly scheduled Saturday and not conduct the meeting.  Patty C. asked that Diane and Marylee work on organizing the workshop in January.

Patty C. continued to update the members on the future meeting locations and monthly activities for the balance of 2022.

October’s meeting will take place at the Marty E. Bartlet Library, 22 Dalton Rd, Brentwood, NH.  The monthly activity will a sew in for Charity Quilts. Meeting space is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

November’s meeting will take place at the Wiggin Memorial Library, 10 Bunker Hill Ave, Stratham, NH.  The monthly activity is pending.  The meeting space is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. till noon.

December’s meeting will take place at the Kingston Community Library, 2 Library Ln, Kingston, NH.  The monthly activity is the guild’s holiday party.  The meeting will include a holiday swap and a game of Left, Right, Center.  Patty C. requested that Diane and Marylee come up with ideas for the holiday swap.  The meeting space is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Patty continued on to address the guild’s participation in Quilt Con 2023.  Since the guidelines were issued by the Modern Quilt Guild in June of 2022, and the summer meetings were cancelled, the members felt that the deadlines for submission were not realistic.  It was suggested that a small group of members may want to gather to see if they could pull it together and commitment to the Modern Quilt Guild between September 1st to October 31st, 2022.  Diane S. suggested that we submit our 10 year anniversary quilt and all agreed it was a great idea.

 The Anniversary quilt blocks were collected and Diane S. will work on the layout.

 The members were updated on the request for two memory quilts by a Brian Gleason of Dover NH.  Brian attended our June Board Meeting to explain the request for his nephews who lost their mother unexpectedly. Brian was to get back to Patty C. with limited amount of his sister in-law’s clothing.  As of September 9th, he has not responded to Patty’s email request to coordinate the drop off. Patty stated that creating the quilts for December would now not be realistic.  She will update members when she hears back from Brian.

The meeting continued with the charity fabric that was donated to our guild. There were six full bins to distribute to the guild members.  Patty requested that if you take any fabric that you donate a completed quilt of any size to the Charity Committee. The donated quilt could be with any fabric.  There was a large amount of fabric that was left over. It will be brought to the October meeting for the Charity Sew In.  Donna C. and Theresa H took the remainder of the boxes to bring to the October meeting.

SMQG July and August meetings canceled - have a wonderful summer!