AAQG 12.05.2017 Board Meeting

Members present: Linda Schlenker, Ramona Tapper, Ginger Green, Beth Hromyak, Carol Westercamp, Jean Taft, Cecilie Vogt, Terri Henkel, Louise Whitlow, Janet DeJager and Terri Henkels.

Linda called the meeting to order and last months were handed out, a motion to approve by Jean Taft and seconded by Louise.

Debbie was unable to attend but had sent along a message of what had been done for the potluck next month. The Directors at large discussed what needed to be purchased for the event. Be sure to bring serving utensils for your dish as well as a beverage.

There was some discussion on having the board minutes available to the members. The minutes are posted on our website at www.aaqg.net within a week of the meeting. A few hard copies will be available at the sign in table; please don’t take these if you have access to a computer. Members are welcome to attend the meetings as they are open to the public. The minutes are also posted after the regular meeting so everyone can see what was discussed.

The printed copies of the directory will be available at the December meeting- this will not be the directory with your photos. The photo directory will be available on line- our communication person is handling that- and there are still some photos that she needs to keep this current.

The directors at large won’t be having a new Keep It Sew Simple block in December, but will have copies of the first 2 blocks. This will resume again in January.

Update on the April Retreat- the check has been sent in to reserve the dates. With the passing of Kevin, our sewing machine tech the retreat gals are looking for a replacement. He will be a hard guy to replace as he has helped us for a long time.

Quilt show update- there will be the first meeting the 3rd Monday in December (12.18.17)at the church to discuss coordinator positions. Everyone is welcome to attend! Janet would like to have kits available for sale at the show for Christmas items (baby quilts, wall hangings, or table runners). These need to be quilt shop quality so whatever doesn’t sell at the show can be made for the Santa North Pole Village craft show in November. Something new this year will be vendor led classes. This will be up to the vendor to promote the class at the show; in return we will promote the shop that is sponsoring the class. Watch for more details as this unfolds.

Janet is getting estimates on not having the drapes behind the quilts at the show, this may save some money but how would it look to see back of quilt against another back of a quilt. She also mentioned that the cost of the pipe and drape is almost the same as renting the venue where the quilt show is held.

We need your quilt stories, says the communication department. We need your support to post items on our facebook page to get the word out there about our group. You are welcome to share a story and not have your name attached to it – just see Carol for details on that. We all have a story and others would love to hear it!

The fundraising position is open – this could be a group or an individual. See Linda for details how you can help the group with this.

There was quite a lengthy discussion on show and tell. The question was is it for members only or can a guest come and show quilts? If a guest shows quilts should it be their work or should it be work they have done for someone else. Are they showing it to advance their business?

Louise motioned for the meeting to adjourn and Janet seconded the motion.

Piecefully submitted,

Ramona Tapper