Call to order
Oliva called the meeting to order and welcomed the new members and guests.
Round Robin Introductions
Jennifer asked everyone to go around the room and introduce himself or herself, and talk about their hometown, how long they have been quilting and how long they have been a member of the guild. It was great to hear that we had a few of the original members of our guild still in our midst!
Katey provided the treasurer’s report. We will not be posting the accounts balances online. However, any member is welcome to ask for the information and it will be provided at each meeting. 2018 dues of $35 are payable to Katey. We now have the capability to take credit card payments in person via SQUARE. You may pay online from the website via Paypal. (Paypal and Square dues are slightly higher to cover the cost of associated fees.) Cash and personal checks are accepted as well.
Website/Social Media Updates
If you made it this far, you have seen all of the fabulous updates to the new website by Katey. All of the URLs owned by the guild now point to the same place.
Featured Quilter- Each month we plan to feature a quilter from the membership on the site. Check out our first post featuring Brian White! If you would like to nominate someone to be featured (or would like to be featured), please let us know via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Posting- We are looking for volunteers to post an article to the guild site (how-to’s, how I work, quilting space ideas, etc…) If you have something exciting happening in your quilty life please share it.
Ideas or suggestions- This is your guild! If you have any ideas to make the site better, let us know. Most potential members check us out online before joining. Let’s let the world know what a talented and fun group is here in Atlanta.
We have a Instagram account and a Twitter account, that are not currently being utilized but are examining different ways that we can use them to better communicate about the guild.
Upcoming Quilt Shows and Classes
If you have a show or event that you would like the guild to know about please contact Christie (email@example.com) so I can get it added.
Original Sewing and Quilt Expo Duluth, GA Infinite Energy Center March 8, 9 & 10, 2018
Quilters of the Southern Crescent have some openings in their upcoming classes with renowned quilter Mark Sherman. 2 classes are available Fabric Weaving and Machine Applique on February 23rd and 24th. Please contact JudyDaymont@gmail.com if you are interested
January Program- Elisabeth Frolet
If you missed the first 2018 meeting of AMQG, you really missed some serious inspiration by the talented Elisabeth Frolet. Not only did she regale us with a HUGE stack of incredible quilts, but she enlightened us on what it was like beginning her quilting journey in France, where quilting is a relatively new activity.
While we have been quilting since the 1800’s here in America, it was really only introduced to the creative community in France about 30 years ago. As a matter of fact, there were so few sources of quilting information where Elisabeth lived; she started her pieces by copying pictures from one lone book she just happened to find. No patterns, half of the pictures only in black and white, but her imagination brought them to life…and she does it all by hand!