February 2024 General Meeting Minutes

  1.  The roster has been sent out.  Members can opt out if they wish.
  2. Vivian led a discussion on Slack.  She went over the advantages of using Slack, especially how it is a private platform that is only accessible by members.  Currently there are 46 members and 24 channels. It can also be used as a means to send messages. The link will be sent out to members of the guild. 
  3. Heidi announced the March meeting activity- how do I quilt this? She explained that members can bring  an unquilted quilt top to the next meeting and then there will be a discussion on quilting options. If you would like to participate, send a photo prior to the meeting so those attending online can see it.
  4. Karen discussed the recent fabric donation made to the guild from a quilter in Pebble beach.  The fabric will be available for guild activities like the retreat and for the charity group.
  5. Next board meeting Feb 20th, everyone is invited.
  6. Ruth discussed the upcoming events.  Regarding  the PVQA show, you need the artist’s permission to post pictures of their work on social media according to the Pvqa . There is a new show at the quilt museum in San Jose by Jonathan Shannon.  There are online classes available put on by Creative Spark.
  7. The next Sew day is Feb 17 at the First Congregational church.
  8. Jen put on a demonstration on how to tie a quilt.
  9. Jean put on a  demonstration on Y seams.
  10. Basket donations for the PVQA show can be brought to Pats house.
  11. Retreat update by Darlene and Lori: The dates are May 2-5, Thursday from 4 pm to Sunday afternoon, the cost will be $405-480 depending on room type. Massages will be available at $115-160.  The same Covid policy will apply as last year: testing prior to arrival, no mask mandate, vaccination required.   Sign ups are on the website with a $60 deposit on PayPal. There will not be any refunds. Let  Darlene know if you any financial hardships.
  12. Lori gave the treasurer update: there is $3292 in the bank account.
  13. Sew and tell:  Jean, Kathy, Susan, Joan, Gayne, Mickey, Laura, Laurel, and Jen shared.

Submitted by Laura Ryle 


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