We had a great June Guild Meeting at the Bernina Sewing Center of Dallas. Lisa Calle (President) welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced all of the new 2011/2012 Officers. They are Lisa Calle - President, Michelle Kitto - Vice President, Sarah Huecheman - Treasurer, Ellen Lamb - Secretary, Sarah Bogle - Communications, Monica McNeill - Historian, Angie D'Amore - Program Coordinator, Gina Weems - Event Coordinator, Lovetta Ferrante - Charity Coordinator, and Jamie Moilanen - Bee Keeper. There will be a blog post later on to introduce each in a little more depth!
We also looked ahead for the next 6 months. Next month (July) we will reveal the results of our Ugly Fat Quarter Challenge, so don't forget your projects! We will also have a FreeSpirit Habitat Challenge, a retreat, and a summer workshop coming up. On July 23rd at 7PM in White Rock Lake, Monica McNeill will have our first quarterly Quilts & Cocktails, where she will be taking amazing photos of any project you would like for our Guild Yearbook! An announcement will be put up on MeetUp. We will also be starting a Foundations of Quiltings Series next month; each month 5 people will demonstrate/explain a particular quilting term to the guild.
Next, Teri DeBolt of Bernina showed us an amazing demonstration of Zentangles (also known as doodle stitching or thread painting).
We had an amazing Show & Tell (as usual!) and then had door-prizes from Angie @ Retromama (for her 1 year Blog/sewing anniversary), Quilt Asylum and Bernina.
Just a reminder, we need volunteers for the Charity Committee, Bee Leaders, and the 501(c)3 committee. If you would like to help out with any of these, please let an officer know!
Dues for the year are due by July 1. You can pay by PayPal or write a check (you can give it to Sarah, the treasurer, or mail it to the guild PO Box.)
PS - the actual meeting minutes are uploaded to the MeetUp site! Thanks!