September 2017 Minutes

Call to Order by President Sherre

Secretary’s Minutes for previous month read and accepted

Treasurer’s Report

We have a balance of $402.25 (Aprox.) $40 petty cash held by Brandy B

Standing Committee Reports

Charity                              Chairman Eileen D

The Valerie Fund has been recently contacted and they are in good shape for now.  Eileen reports that our current inventory of fabric hoped to be used for our charity sewing projects is less than adequate.  She reports that she will begin canvassing sewing fabric companies again for fabric donations.

Fund Raising                    Chairman (temp Brandy 😎

The monthly 50/50 and auction are popular and beneficial to our balance.

MQG                                  Chairman Diane C

Dues due to the MOMA guild have been moved to October of the year so that we can have enough money in the account to pay our owed membership dues by Jan of the following year.

Amount will be $40 for current members and $50 for new members.

Annual participation in the making of a quilt for charity to be submitted to the annual Mama guild conference contest is in process.  Members have brought in their most recent square requests.  The guild will gather at the October 14 monthly Sew In to begin sewing together the front and back of the JSMQG Shore Bird quilt.

There will also be a 24×24” mini quilt challenge as well as 2nd annual swap.

Programs                          Chairman Deb H

The 2017 ½ square Triangle project is going quite well.  There will be no scheduled program for this month.  June showed her ½ square project in Show N Tell. The October topic will be done by Michelle.

Sew Ins                              Chairman Brandy B

Brandy was asked to check on the status of being able to use the PAY PAL account for registration for said Sew Ins.  This allows us to have a better idea of how many people will attend as well as to enable us to pay the church for the use of the room.

Members who participated in the September Sew In hosted by Eileen were happy to show everyone their completed Sew Demented Sew Together Bag.  Eileen did a great job and participants enjoyed the day and look forward to another.

Social Networking          Chairman Shannon S

Shannon happily reported that new people are visiting the guild’s Instagram page as well as actively tagging.

The use of this media however was not successful for our attempt at auctioning off the Mini Quilts.

Old Business

Ocean Grove quilts

Deb reports that she was able to hand  off the quilts for distribution to the minister of the sponsoring church in Ocean Grove.

Insurance

Phyllis inquired as to well or not the guild has been successful in getting insurance.  There was no answer to this inquiry.

New Business

Membership

President Sherre introduced our newest member, Pam Hastings.  Pam gave a brief history about herself.

Quilt Project Sharing

Each person did the following:

Hung quilt for display and photo

Fabric Used

Inspiration

Answered Questions

Monthly Program

This month Eileen had the members make portable diaper bags for recent hurricane survivors in Houston.  The bags will be sent to the Houston Diaper Bank.  Members donated fabrics.  Natalie used her serger and flannel fabrics to make reusable baby wipes to add to our donation.

Meeting adjourned at 9 pm

Members Present

Sheree M, Brandy B, June M, Phyllis G, Arlene B, Pam H, Eileen D, Jennifer S,  Deb L, Shannon S