Land O’Lakes Quilt Guild
Is the principal executive officer of the Guild and supervises and controls all of the business and affairs of the Guild. Maria presides over regular Guild meetings and schedules and conducts board meetings, which are open to all Guild members. Maria is a longarm quilter and shares her expertise at guilds.
Is responsible for coordinating, arranging and following up on programs, retreats, and workshops. She is a member of the Board and stands in for Maria Hall, President, whenever she is not able to attend the guild meetings. Lori has arranged for programs for the Guild through the next 2 years.
Is responsible for the Block of the Month, fabric and/or ornament exchanges, Door Prizes, Birthday drawing, and the annual Challenge. Cheryl has Committee Members who support her with each of these responsibilities.
Is responsible for greeting all members and guests to the monthly meetings and for making sure all attendees sign in upon arrival. Pat and her Committee Members keep a current, updated list of all members. They also handle keeping track of our small groups or Bees as well as Community Service and Hospitality.
Keeps the minutes of all regular monthly meetings and board meetings. Jennifer also provides a copy of the minutes of every meeting to the President and to the Newsletter Editor as well as keeping updated copies of the bylaws and standing rules
Prepares the annual budget, makes monthly and annual reports to the guild, and handles all banding aspects (receives, deposits and disburses all funds. Suzanne keeps a detailed record of all financial activities.
Collects articles from various board members and committee chairpersons so that she can compile them into a monthly newsletter, which comes via email a week prior to the Guild meeting. Nancy also keeps a pictorial record of each meeting or event and sends out email notices for Guild members.
Maintains the Guild website with updated information about meeting dates and times,upcoming programs or events, and current Guild information. Dianna also shares current Guild calendar events, updates and notices on the LOLQG Facebook page.
Coordinate the making of donation quilts and Christmas Stockings to be shared with Denton CASA as well as the placemats for Seniors in Meals on Wheels. They collect donated batting and fabric from local vendors. They deliver all Community Service items, including toiletries. Community Service is a huge part of our Guild activities.
Keeps track of on-going friendship groups, informs new members and visitors of the Bees; helps new bees get started and keeps the members updated on current group activities and needs through the newsletter and guild meetings.
Prints and distributes the raffle tickets to the Guild members. Submits ideas to the Guild for the locations, such as area guilds, craft shows, and festivals, to sell raffle quilt tickets. Schedules and facilitates the selling of the tickets through Guild members and these events. Maintains a running total of raffle ticket sales each month.
Schedules retreats for Guild members. Marilyn sets up Day Retreats that focus on Guild activities, such as Christmas stockings or donation quilts. Other retreats provide Guild members with longer opportunities to work on individual projects. One such retreat focused on a Mystery Quilt!
Organizes snacks at each Guild meetings, the Pot Luck Dinners, as well as the New Member Social which occurs at least twice a year. At the New Member Social, Pam provides treats and introduces New Members to the Board and Committee members.
Collects news about guild members and submits it to the newsletter editor for publication in the monthly newsletter and on Facebook.
Provides the Guild Members each month with a block that can be made. Marilyn shares directions to the BOM on the web page editor so that it can be accessed easily. She sets up the final showing of completed BOM quilts. This year’s BOM was built around Redwork and its history.
Shares the Guild challenge at the January meeting and encourages Guild members throughout the year to complete that challenge. This year Connie has put this challenge to the members: complete a Charm or Charming Quilt. Guild members will be showing their completed challenge projects at the July meeting.
Coordinates the name tag and birthday drawings each month. They also create themed door prize giveaways each month! They travel to local quilt shops to gather free give-away’s!
Represents LOLQG at monthly TAQG meetings, informs Guild of current TAQG activities and needs, and submits updates to the newsletter editor for publication in the monthly newsletter and on the Guild website/Facebook.
Are responsible for setting up the Show and Tell portion of our monthly meetings. David and Bob also help with the handling of quilts when a speaker needs it.