Wednesday, February 11, 2015

2014- A retrospective.

EUGENE MODERN QUILT GUILD (EMQG)
2014:  YEAR IN REVIEW

**Officers for 2014:
President: Jennifer F-G.
Presenters/Master of Ceremonies:  Daisy S. and Phylis P.
Secretary:  Missy D., Karen M. alternate
Treasurer:  Madyson J.
Program Director:  Linda D.
Social Media/Photographer:  Shawna H.
Swap Organizer:  Kathleen C.
Bee Organizer: Nelda C.

**Joined the National Modern Quilt Guild in May 2014.  Hard work earlier in 2014 resulted in completing the bylaws for the Eugene Modern Quilt Guild and the membership voted to pass the motion to join the national guild.   The EMQG was also signed up with the state of Oregon for non-profit status, as well as a bank account was opened and a post office box was secured.  Thank you to Madyson J. and Jennifer F-G. for steerheading this work and making it happen.

**A new EMQG logo created by Shawna H. and Madyson J. was chosen and placed on our blog and Facebook page as well as postcards and business cards were printed.

**Booth at the Coburg Quilt Show in July spearheaded by Karen M.  It was our first time having a community booth and it appeared that our presence was well received.  We raffled off the “Urban Chicken” quilt and sold items to help raise funds for the guild, as well as provided a lot of postcards to inform the public of our guild.

**Donation quilt organized by Kelly D.  “Urban Chicken” blocks were made by guild members, Kelly D. pieced the quilt, Shawna H. donated batting, Madyson J. donated the backing fabric, Denise M. quilted it and Jessica B. completed the binding.

**Donation quilt blocks organized by Pat J. currently in the works.  Black/white and color strips make up this block.

**Speakers in 2014.
March:  EMQG member Kim O. presented different ways to make flying geese blocks.

May:  EMQG member Daisy S. spoke about graphic impact and gave suggestions in how to organize your quilts to maximize the “wow” factor.

June:  Guest presenter: Millie from Paramount spoke about basic sewing machine maintenance.

July:  Guest presenter:  Di Barrong, founder of Bags of Love discussed this organization she started and shared flyers and patterns of the butterfly blanket.

August:  yearly outdoor potluck/social meeting

September:  EMQG member Linda D. offered information about labeling your quilt.

November:  Guest presenters: Elizabeth Bamberger, Laura Jaszkowski and Diane English spoke to members about Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc (SAQA).  They shared a “trunk show” of examples of work created by members from all over the world.

December:  year-end social meeting

**Voted in new officers for the 2015 year, effective Jan 1, 2015.
Officers elected:
President:  Madyson J.
Presenters/Master of Ceremonies:  Daisy S. and Phylis P.
Secretary:  Anne R.
Treasurer:  Linda D. (Jennifer F-G. resigned)
Program Director:  Pat J.
Social Media/Photographer:  Jessica B. (Shawna H. resigned)
Swap Organizer:  Karen M. (Jessica B. took over social media/photographer position)
Bee Organizer:  Nelda C.

Thanks Missy for compiling this summary for us!  I am excited for the new things we will accomplish in 2015!

-Jessica



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