Big Things Happening in September!

Big happenings at the September meeting!  Are you ready?  Here’s the scoop!

Vote on amended By-Laws.  
Please read our updated By-Laws and email any comments or corrections to  Be ready to discuss them and vote to adopt them at the meeting.

    • Added Requirements needed in order to prepare for joining the national Modern Quilt Guild such as…
      • The Requirements to be exempt as an Organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
      • Updated fiscal calendar to coincide with the national Modern Quilt Guild.
    • Updated officer responsibilities and other general items to better reflect our vision.
Special Election For Treasurer
As discussed in the August meeting we are in need of a Treasurer for the 2014 fiscal year.  The officers have decided to hold a special election immediately so all things Treasurer related are created in the 2014 Treasurers name.  Cindy Anderson, our current Treasurer will remain an active officer through the end of the year to assist in this transition.  Thank you Cindy!!  

We have one Nominee for Treasurer – Gael Boyd.  Gael Boyd is currently actively involved with the Madison Knitters’ Guild as a board member and is a member of Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists. Most relevant to us, Gael founded a quilt guild in New Hampshire in 2004, applied for the 501c3 status and was the initial treasurer for the group! Awesome!

With these two puzzle pieces in place, we are finally ready to commit to joining the Modern Quilt Guild in January! (We can finally stop talking about it and do it!) To do so, we will be handing out membership forms and collecting $25 annual dues to be paid November 2013.

By joining the (national) Modern Quilt Guild we will enjoy…

  • Access to their online community
  • Opportunities to participate in inter-guild swaps and challenges
  • Discounted fees to enter MQG quilt shows
  • Discounted rates on conferences and events
  • Priority and early-bird registration on conference and event admissions
  • Discounts and special offers with MQG sponsors and affiliated companies
  • Membership Card
  • Pin
  • Blog Button
  • 10% discount on online MQG merchandise purchases and more!
  • 5013(c) Status
  • Continuing to call ourselves “The Madison Modern Quilt Guild”
  • Promotion of our guild on the Modern Quild Guilds Website

2014 New Meeting Location – Once we’re officially a membership orientated group we can no longer utilize free library meeting rooms.  Stitchers Crossing has graciously offered their space, once monthly on Thursdays!!  How much would you love to meet while being surrounded with beautiful modern fabrics and notions?  We will work towards finalizing our 2014 meeting space and dates by the September meeting

Fun Stuff  We will be looking for volunteers for our 2013 November/December Quilt Show.  
Also, in addition to our regular show and tell we have…

Looking forward to seeing you at the next meeting Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:30pm until 8:45pm at the Sequoya Library.