November 2020 Meeting Minutes

Speaker: Cheryl Sleboda of Muppin, Inc presented Working Weekly. She is a funny, informative, and inspiring maker! Check her out! Her website is and her Instagram is

Business: We discussed proper use of patterns and class information. Possible resource for Quilt Guild Copyright Policy Information: Just Wanna Quilt. We will not be recording lectures on Zoom because speaking engagements are part of makers’ livelihoods.
Friday Night Sewing w/Emily F.: See Facebook for event and Zoom link. Staying Connected Paper Piecing Project (by Mail) w/Brianna is going well! We are making our blocks and they need to be mailed by December 5.

December Meeting: Social Justice Sewing Academy and the Remembrance Project. Sara Trail from SJSA will speak to us about her work with youth and the memorial quilt project to honor victims of violence.

Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity Initiative: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Action Group: MadMod has not publicly addressed equity and inclusion.Action Items: W are updating bylaws to reflect values, safety, COVID, webmaster, etc. (last updated in 2013).
Susan French moved and Wendy Abel seconded a motion to move the annual meeting that would typically be held in November to the January meeting, during which we will vote on the updated bylaws. Motion carried by all in attendance.

Community Projects: Project Linus w/EileenDana Larson Mosling has made space available at the Madison office of Children’s Hospital Milwaukee as a pick-up site for charities receiving books and blanketsCommunity Service Project: No-sew fleece blankets (accessible, affordable, does not consume much space)
Migrant Mission Quilts w/Bungalow QuiltingQAYG or similar; 72″ SquareDrop off at Electric Needle

Block Lotto: October Log CabinWinner: Becky Fenton won 32 blocks. December is all about Chickens Redux!

Membership dues are coming due: Payable via Paypal or by mailing a check
We continue to maintain our connection with the national/international Modern Quilt Guild due to the benefits available to members (cheaper per person as a guild than as individuals) and to maintain our non-profit status, which simplifies our bookkeeping and accounting.