Our January meeting was special for many reasons.
Firstly, we had the "coronation" of our new President...
Left: Outgoing (and Founding) Prez Adrienne Klenck
Right: Incoming (and Fabulous) Prez Crystal Gammon
Complete with a tiara, and official passing of the gavel and banner to our new President, Crystal Gammon. Thank you Crystal for taking the reins and guiding us in this new year and next!
Then, we had a special surprise thank you presentation for our outgoing President, Adrienne Klenck... many happy tears were shed and a well deserved round of applause erupted for our Adrienne. Sneakily, many of us had been working on a quilt for Adrienne for months. It was a labour of love to assemble many Raspberry Kiss blocks in MMQG colours, a paper pieced logo, get it quilted, and beautifully bound in time for the presentation.
Amanda and Linda present Adrienne with her quilt.
And, I would be a bad kid if I missed this special thank you - Linda Smith. Linda is our outgoing social media princess, and I have assumed the position - I'm Sarah Pettipas and you'll be hearing from me (and others, thank goodness) on our social media outlets. Thank you so kindly for taking our MMQG social media presences to new wild places in the three years you have been at the helm. The lady behind the camera, keyboard and many other places - we would not have the online presence we do, without your efforts!
That was it for outgoing executive thank yous - please stay tuned for a "Meet Your MMQG Executive" post coming right up, soon - we have an amazing team this year, with new and returning peeps.
We heard details of a new executive position called MQG Ambassador, exciting updates on the retreat and Crystal revealed our Executive Challenge. This year, we will be experimenting with Word Play.
We then had a lovely program, where Linda showed us the wonders of String Quilts. A little bit of history, a few techniques, and some finished products. A great learning experience for all. And, an amazing scrap buster.
A great time was had by all! Charlotte Hansen, one of our newbies, won a beautiful gemology calendar donated by Andrea, our MQG Ambassador and boss lady at 3rd Story Workshop. Mary Guilford, returning member and Quilt-Con bound, won a yummy FQ pack from Mad About Patchwork. We do love prizes!
MEGA show and share as well, lots of sewing with reckless abandon happening over the holidays and after, it seems. Thank you especially to newbies for sharing their wares - it takes courage and your projects were stunning!
That's all for now friends, I'll be back to recap our January Sew In (Saturday, January 28th) and our next meeting is February 9th. Can't wait!