Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 2018 meeting recap!

Hello and welcome to 2018! Our first meeting of the year was on January 10th.

First, I'd like to remind everyone registration for the spring retreat March 9-11 at Hyatt House is open to CJMQG members. To register, send your check directly to Neva (see the News section of Bigtent). Registration will be open to nonmembers by the end of January. Retreats are super fun and we hope to see you there!

January is when we hold our annual board elections. We elected co-presidents Jamee Pemberton and Janneke Van der Ree, Secretary Lee Burnham, and Treasurer Christine Johnston! Congratulations and thank you for stepping up!

The last blocks for 2017's round of the Guild Bee were paper pieced kite tails for Sue S.
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This was the first month of our Modern Free Motion Quilting Quilt-A-Long - the #modernfmqqal! We had tons of participants at our meeting and are delighted to see how many people are following along online. January's theme was loops.
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For Show and Tell we saw a few beautiful things:
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This meeting's Show and Tell was a little uncharacteristically light.. But only because it was time for the SECRET QUILTER GIFT EXCHANGE, which is so much fun. Each person opens their gift, and we all try to guess who made it!
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See you next month!