November Meeting: Important Announcements

November 8, 2013

The November Guild meeting will be held on the 17th, and will include a few important things.   We encourage members to attend.  New and potential members, as always are warmly welcomed.

Joining the National Modern Quilt Guild

Be sure to be there to learn the details surrounding the upcoming guild-wide vote on joining the national Modern Quilt Guild. During the meeting, a brief presentation of the impact or remaining independent versus becoming a part of the MQG will be discussed.

Meeting attendance is not mandatory, and all guild member will have the opportunity to vote online.   Members having questions about how this potential change will affect our guild will have a chance to listen the presentation, and ask questions of the Board Members.  No voting will take place at this guild meeting, it is simply an opportunity for members to learn more about the issues around the decision whether to join  MQG as a guild.

Workshop Lottery
Also occurring at the November meeting will be the lottery drawing for seats in the Sara Lawson Aragon Bag Workshop Saturday, February 1, 9 am – 4 pm The workshop will be held in Elmhurst, IL.

We are very excited to host this workshop with new author and bag designer Sara Lawson, who blogs at Sew Sweetness. Guidelines for the lottery are posted on Big Tent.   Members wishing to attend the workshop will need to have payment available at the November meeting to participate in the lottery.   Cost is  $55 -CMQG members/$65 non-members.  Catered lunch provided

Members unable to attend the meeting can send their check to Treasurer Sarah Evans, or to the meeting with another member.  If all 24 seats are not filled with current members wishing to attend, non-members will be able to purchase a seat.

And last, but not least, a reminder!

In addition to the display of our Calendar Challenge quilts, our guild will be hosting booth #527 at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo on November 14 through 16 in Tinley Park.  .   Members will be on hand to help answer questions about our guild, and our guild Calendar will be available for sale.  
Members who are able to assist in working our booth are still needed, please check for details/RSVP on Big Tent.

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Photo: Triangles quilt by Erika Mulvenna