January 2024 Meeting Minutes

January 11, 2024 6:30pm-8:00pm (virtual only, Zoom)

*February guild meeting:

  •  in-person only
  • February 8, 2024 from 3pm-8pm, come and go as your schedule allows
  • will be in memory of our friend and guild member Gwen JeSchoneck
  • activity will be making name tags – Please bring your supplies and your machine. Seats will be limited to 20 for those who would like to sew/bring a machine. You will need to use the Google form to sign up to reserve a spot to sew. See the Google form link that will be sent to your email. More people can attend to visit and socialize! 

*Great Escape 2024:

  •  April 19-21, 2024 
  • Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Madison West (1801 Deming Rd, Middleton)
  • $200 registration fee, includes snacks each day & door prizes 
  • collaborative sewing space
  • attendees are responsible for procuring their own rooms (no block)
  • non-members are welcome to attend
  • sign up is open now on the website: 


Sign up now in our shop on the guild website 

Open to everyone now (members and non-members)

*Blue Bar Quilts Hallway gallery – March 2024

-Guilds are great for inspiring and encouraging one another. Gael, the owner of Blue Bar Quilts, has provided the opportunity for the guild to have a show in the shop hallway during March 2024. Pick out a quilt that you want to show off & include it in our show. Any size will work! Members will receive an email with a link for a Google form to sign up. Please plan to include: the size of the quilt and an artist’s statement detailing your inspiration, technique/materials used, pattern used (if applicable), long-arm quilter used (if applicable). This information will be transcribed to a card to hang with your quilt. Drop off will be at Blue Bar Quilts, date/time to be determined. 

*January 2024 postcard swap 

  • swap with Southern Comforters Quilt Guild in Maryland (one of our member’s former guilds)
  • sign up will occur via a Google form sent to your email, sign ups close January 25th
  • swap partner will be assigned by January 27th
  • postcards should be mailed by February 28th

*Membership Dues

  • It’s that time of year – time to pay your 2024 membership dues!
  • All payment for dues now occurs online.
  • Go to madmodquiltguild.com
  • Click on Shop
  • Select Membership
  • Add to cart
  • Checkout
  • If you have any issues, email madmodquiltguild@gmail.com 

*Meeting Topic: Build your Guild 

Guild members broke out into breakout rooms on Zoom for discussion about all guild meetings and events that occurred last year. Members then joined back together for a large group discussion using these questions and a list of all events from last year to guide the discussion:  

  1. What were 2 or 3 things you really enjoyed from last year?
  2. What were 2 or 3 things we should eliminate/not do again? 
  3. What are 2 or 3 things you would like to add/do in the upcoming year(s)? Who would you like to see our group bring in as speakers? 

Lots of great discussion occurred among members, and we ended the meeting with a fun and robust Zoom show & tell!