Jean (President) opened the meeting at 7:00 sharp.
Membership Update – Sherri
Currently have 74 full members with one guest tonight.
Refugee Quilts Update – Barb
We delivered 76 quilts to Abbotsford Community Services this week. The staff there are going to distribute them and were just thrilled to accept them. This group put together almost 80 quilts since March – what a great accomplishment!
Burn Camp Pillowcases – Tracey
Tracey is collecting pillowcases for Burn Camp – we need about 30 more for boys and girls. This is a week-long camp for kids between the ages of 6 to 18. It’s organized so they can have their medical needs met and have fun in a safe environment. Tracey will still be collecting pillowcases at the July Meeting. But please let her know if you are making any – so that she knows how many are still needed.
Holmgren House – Laura
This is a 10-bed hospice which is newly opened in Abbotsford. We have been asked to make happy, bright quilts for the patient rooms. Looking for quilts approximately 60 by 90 inches – small twin size. We are hoping to deliver them in September. They have kindly offered us their community room to use for sew-ins as well.
Anniversary Party Committee Call for Volunteers – Marilyn
We are planning an anniversary party for our Sept 8 meeting. Food, fun and door prizes. The committee will meet once in person to brainstorm and them hopefully work by email after that. The first two volunteers to join the committee will get a free Latifah Saafir quilt pattern! Please speak to Marilyn.
Portland Meet-Up – Jean
This year the Portland Modern Quilt Guild is hosting the meet-up for the Pacific Northwest area. This event happens every summer and moves to different areas each year. There is more information on the group Facebook page under events.
Call for Volunteers – Jean
It takes lots and lots of volunteers to make the guild run. We are starting to post more information on the group Facebook page. There are jobs big and small for everyone who is interested in helping.
Workshop Update – Laura
Next workshop is June 18. Cynthia is teaching an improvisational quilting working at University. The doors open about 9 am, the workshop begins at 10 am. Still a few spots available but please speak to Laura tonight.
July Meeting Update – Laura
The July meeting will be a potluck in Mission Heritage Park. We will be doing a mug rug exchange – if you’d like to join in, just bring a mug rug. We have invited the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild to attend. Please bring your chair, utensils, a cup and food. Last year we had beautiful weather and it was a very enjoyable meeting.
Modern Quilt Guild Charity Quilt Display – Jean
Every year the Modern Quilt Guild invites their member guilds to each create a charity quilt to be displayed at Quiltcon. This year they have set a palette with an exact list of colours and the theme is ‘scale’. We need to decide whether we want to do it and we will need a team leader if we go ahead. We will start a thread on the Facebook page for everyone to brainstorm.
Coffee Klatch Update – Jean
Anyone can organize a coffee klatch. If you know somewhere good for coffee please speak to Jean or Darlene.
Show & Tell
Please look at Debbie`s photos to see some of the amazing work our members shared this evening!
The remainder of the meeting was taking up with the ‘trunk sale’- shopping and freebies for everyone!