Monday, September 15, 2014

Peer Pressure: aka The Blog Post We Didn't Want to Write

Ok everyone...here's the scoop...

This is not a message full of happy, quilty fun.  Really it's a guilt trip. Or an exercise in peer pressure, maybe?

But I'll get straight to the point: the clock is ticking and we don't have enough people who are willing to take on a leadership role in the guild next year.  Two of you have already stepped up to cover the communications coordinator and activities coordinator roles (THANK YOU!), however we still need three more people to take on leadership opportunities.

So, it has come to this. A line has been drawn in the sand...

If we do not have at least three additional members step in to leadership opportunities by the end of this month, the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild will meet for the last time at our October meeting.

Please consider filling one of the open positions. Hopefully our October anniversary party won't also be our farewell.

P.S. The guild bee will continue through January as originally planned. I'm not sure what the logistics will be but I'm hoping I don't have to figure it out!

Monday, September 8, 2014

September Bee Block

Karen's bee block for September can be found on her new website QuiltAuthority.com  It is an original square called Starsearch that leaves some room for improvisation! The finished quilt will look like this:


Friday, August 29, 2014

Upcoming Leadership Opportunities

Happy Friday Everyone!

It was so great to see so many people at our meeting last night (and so many new faces too!). We missed all of you that couldn't make it as well.

One of the big topics on the agenda last night was a discussion about leadership opportunities for the upcoming guild year. Each year at the October meeting, we "pass the gavel" to the next round of leaders, and this year will be the same.  We've formalized the positions available so that each person has a better idea of what would be expected of them.  But before I list the openings, a few reminders:

  • If you can't attend every meeting--that's ok! Family, health, jobs, etc. (you know...life!) always comes first, so if you know you can't make it a few times please don't let that hold you back from volunteering.
  • We'd like to have a single person identified to fill each of the roles listed below, but also keep in mind that you (as the lead person in that role) are free to create committees or have an unofficial "co-chair" to help you out.  In fact, working as a "co-chair" could be a great opportunity for you to learn more about the guild and feel comfortable taking on a leadership role the following year.
If you're interested in becoming a leader, please send an email to columbus.modern.quilt@gmail.com with your name and the position you are interested in.

In the event that we have more than one individual interested in a position, we'll hold "elections" and give all of the guild members an opportunity to vote (an easy, anonmyous online voting platform will be available).

So without further ado, here's the available positions:

Guild Leader
Responsibilities: Sets agenda for each meeting. Secures meeting location(s).  Arranges for outside speakers to attend the meeting (e.g. April Rhodes, Quilt Beginnings).  Oversees all other functions as outlined below.


Guild Secretary
Responsibilities: Takes meeting minutes during each CMQG meeting.  Following each meeting posts those minutes on the CMQG website.

Guild Communications Coordinator/Photographer
Responsibilities: Posts monthly reminders of upcoming meetings, activities at the meeting, what to bring, etc. on the Guild blog and Facebook pages. Increase social media presence of the guild (e.x. Instagram). Includes photography (as applicable) from guild events.

Guild Activities Coordinator
Responsibilities: Plans and organizes guild activities such as: guild bee, quarterly block raffles, etc.

Guild Charity Coordinator
Responsibilities: Plans and organizes guild charity activities including block drives, charity sew-ins, etc.
Please let us know if you have any questions.  We really encourage you to consider taking on a leadership role for the upcoming year.  Our guild continues to grow and improve and adding new ideas to the mix is only going to make it even better!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Reminder

Just a reminder....our monthly meetings resume next week back at our normal time and place (Whetstone Library 6:30pm)

We announced a block raffle back in May for this month. Just in case the sun has been in your eyes and bronzing your skin. This month's raffle is for 12.5 inch wonky log cabin in blues and greens. You can bring up to 2 blocks for entries.

Other goodies to bring
- Bee blocks if you are in the bee group
- Show and tells or projects that you need help with
-Ideas for our October birthday party!


Monday, August 4, 2014

August Bee Block Instructions


Hi everyone, here is the information for the August bee block:


Thanks, and can’t wait to see all the blocks!
Joanna M

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July Meeting and Other Businesss

Hello Everyone--

As a reminder, tomorrow is our monthly meeting and it's another charity sewing night at The James Stitching Sisters Sewing Center! 

Meeting is from 6-9 PM. You can find all of the details in the post from last month's meeting.

Please remember to bring any outstanding bee blocks you owe...I know that Andrea (May) and Ann (June) are still waiting on quite a few. Cristin (July) won't be at the meeting, so you can hold on to that one for now--just remember to bring it in August!

Speaking of August, our next meeting will be on August 28th.  We're back at the Whetstone Library.  Lots of guild business to discuss next time, including planning for a transfer of leadership in the fall. Be ready for a great discussion!

August is Joanna's turn in the Guild Bee and I'm sure she'll have something great for all of us to create, so stay tuned for the next installment of the guild bee.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, June 30, 2014

July's Bee Block Instructions


Its JULY which means its time for another CMQG Bee block!  Cristin has chosen the Circle of Geese paper pieced block via Sometimes Crafter.
Check out her blog post at PearTreeStitching for all the details. If you have any questions leave them in the blog comments section along with your most reachable email address.

Don't forget to post your finished blocks to our Flickr pool!

Thanks so much!