Thursday, November 7, 2013
Jeanne opened the meeting by discussing the National Quilt Association (NQA) Spotlight notification. They are accepting applications for members to be in the Spotlight, and for NQA Chapters to appear in the Spotlight section of their web site. Several of us have been in the member spotlight in the past, but we have not entered our Chapter, so this is something we can do in 2014.
The upcoming Craft Fair in Cody would like handmade items donated for the Animal Shelter's spay and neuter clinic. Contact Jan Hoar about your donation firstname.lastname@example.org
For next year's TAGY programs it has been decided we will do a small Monthly Fiber Challenge which will help us grow and learn new techniques. It was suggested they be 12 inches square, so they will be uniform, and they can later be donated to the SAQA benefit auction if desired. Bring ideas for themes to the Christmas Party meeting, and we will have a drawing to assign one theme per month. Also bring a handmade gift for exchange (voluntary) with the theme of Season. Interpret this any way you wish. Also bring some food to share. We will meet at the Cody Courthouse Annex at noon on December 1st.
Since the Old Town Challenge is due in February, it was decided we will have another challenge that will be due in September, in time for the Yellowstone Quilt Fest (YQF). This will be a Tactile Challenge, 18" x 24", vertical orientation. We will discuss this more at future meetings.
Kathy L mentioned one of her photos will appear on the cover of Pinnacle Bank's calendar.
Kathy L gave an inspiring program on design. This was especially fun and showed many of us a new way of thinking about our work. Kathy gave us each a word and asked us to analyze the word in three different ways: Theme (physical appearance); Analogy (emotion); and Canon (rules or law). We all shared our thoughts and it was a fun exercise. This will benefit for our Monthly Fiber Challenge in 2014.
The biannual Sacred Threads exhibit was mentioned. More info, including Calls for Entry, can be found on their website here .