There seemed to be a lot going on at this meeting. I took notes, but they're kind of confusing to me now. Joanna reported we had 69 paid members. One new member joined tonight. Lauren, Elizabeth, Lynn and Amy? won door prizes.
We all voted on our favorite name tag. Last month's challenge was to make a new one and wear it. Many did. Kelly's was the favorite.
We had a report from those that went to QUILTCON. Everyone who couldn't be there really appreciated the pics. All agreed the lectures were incredible and offered their opinions on the best. We're still looking into alternate locations for our meeting.
We had some volunteers for committee heads. Say thanks to Ellen who will be running retreats and Evelyn who will be heading up swaps and challenges.
Next month will be our spring retreat. Final payments were due but there were still openings. See Sarah R if you want to go.
There was a drawing for those who are participating in the Fancy Forest Quiltalong. Bunnies were due this month. Next is owls. After owls the QAL will take a break to allow others to catch up. During the break, some will be working on the Legendary pillow/quilt block.
Jen reported she received 135 NICU blankets for Threads of Love during Feb-Mar. The Quilt Shop in Castroville sponsored that challenge. She will continue to accept donations all year. There's a blog post with instructions. Apr-May Charity challenge is for Days for Girls bags for hygiene items. Watch Facebook for charity sew-ins. This one is sponsored by Mesquite Bean. There's a blog post with instructions.
Jen reminded everyone they could donate quilt tops to be finished for charities. If you have some hanging around and want to declutter, she will take what you go.
Rebecca talked about the President's challenge. She brought in the art that inspired her and her interpreted quilt. For April, she'd like everyone to bring in their inspiration for the challenge. Quilts aren't due until August.
These were the blocks for this month's BOM. Mary Ruth won the blocks.
This is next month's BOM. Loretta had the corner fabrics on hand and the instructions will be posted on Facebook. You can see below what a quilt can look like made from this block.
We had a great presentation but I'll post that separately. Hope to see you at next month's meeting.