June Mtg Recap & NEWS

Last night we had a great meeting. A bunch of new faces and we had a fun time sharing projects, stories and ideas. A big thanks to everyone who showed up.  From the looks of it we are getting a nice membership built up.  Which is perfect!

A few meetings ago Vanessa discussed the details about formally joining the Modern Quilt Guild as a local chapter since the national organization is requiring formal membership in order to be associated with the Modern Quilt Guild going forward. 


Some of you asked for a list of benefits we would receive for formally joining the national guild. Here is the list taken directly from the MQG’s Membership Information Packet:

Guild and Individual Members will receive the following benefits:
-discounted entry fees for MQG quilt shows
-discounted rates on conferences and events
-priority and early bird registration for conferences and events
-discounts and special offers with MQG sponsors, legal fees and affiliated
companies
-permission to use the Modern Quilt Guild logo
-access to MQG Leaders only newsletter and forum
-opportunities to participate in interguild swaps and challenges
-involvement in MQG fabric challenges
-membership cards
-official member blog button
-membership pins
-10% discount on online MQG merchandise purchases

Before we can submit the appropriate paperwork to join MQG there is a lot of work that needs to be done. We are hoping to get a few volunteers to assist us with this process. If you are interested in helping Vanessa gather and create the documents the guild needs to submit please email her at: craftygemini{at}gmail{dot}com. 

To give you an idea of the type of things we need to get together for our membership application see pic of checklist below. 

Thank you for helping take Gainesville Modern Quilters to the next level!

July 2013 meeting: Next month’s meeting will be on Wednesday, July 3rd (the day before Independence Day) at 7:00PM.  We decided to do another UFO challenge based on the interest at this month’s meeting. So, expect another post with all the details about that soon. 
 

Now I’ll leave you with the pictures Vanessa took at the June 2013 meeting.

Brigit’s modern quilts are for sale in her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brigitgail

Brigit’s modern quilts are for sale in her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brigitgail

Brigit’s modern quilts are for sale in her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brigitgail

Brigit’s modern quilts are for sale in her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brigitgail

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