The April 26-28, 2019 Spring Retreat was a unique experience for all who attended. It began with concerns expressed about the future of the guild and ended very positively with a plan on moving forward. Please read the notice "Changes for the South Dakota Quilt Guild" for an update on what promoted the changes and how the guild will be moving forward.
Our purpose is to encourage a wider appreciation of quilting,
to raise and maintain standards of design,
individual ideas and expression, and to keep
interest in quilting alive. We do this by promoting
local quilt projects, programs, charitable work, classes
and a biennial quilt show for the public.
We'd love to have you join!
South Dakota Quilters Guild meetings are held around
the state. Meetings are held in April and September
with workshops, show and tell, block exchanges,
trunk shows, demonstrations, good food,
chocolate, and fun.
Annual membership is $20, which includes a newsletter
with SDQG news, articles from local guilds,
a calendar of quilting events, discounted prices
for workshops and more.
Check out the Membership Page for information how to join.
Plans are being made for the Spring Retreat to be held in Pierre April 26-28, 2019. This Retreat will feature Sew On Your Own, Demonstrations, Vendors, and many fun activities.
During the guild business meeting at the retreat a very important vote will be held regarding future retreats and venues so please try to attend. More information and the registration form will be coming in February.
Photos are from the Show and Tell, Scrappy Woven Star Class, Bed Turning by the Huron Area Quilt Guild and the Hardanger Class.
Next Retreat is the Spring Retreat at the AmericInn in Chamberlain April 17-19, 2020
Changes for the
South Dakota Quilt Guild
The SDQG underwent significant changes during the meeting at the Spring Retreat in Pierre April 26-28, 2019. Members were notified of a vote on two proposals that had been presented at the Fall Retreat in 2018. This vote was promoted by declining membership, decrease in attendance at the retreats and rising cost of the venues.
Those proposals were as follows:
Proposal One: The South Dakota Quilters Guild will hold one retreat a year at the same central location.
Proposal Two: The South Dakota Quilters Guild will hold two retreats a year at two central locations with one retreat to be a Sew on Your Own only with demonstrations and the second retreat be Sew on Your Own with one class offered.
Members were allowed to vote absentee with ballots sent out to current members in good standing. Ballots were opened at the Spring Retreat in Pierre. Members present cast their ballots at the business meeting. Seventy-two percent of members voted. Results of an extremely close vote was in favor of Proposal One.
Moving forward the Guild will hold one retreat a year in April at a central location. That location will be determined by members after a report by the executive board. The next retreat will be held at the AmericInn in Chamberlain April 17-19, 2020.
Members present were also presented with a slate of officers to lead the guild forward. They are as follows:
President Laura Kramp
Vice-President Carolyn Halgrimson
Secretary Mary Lou Urban
Treasurer Donna Cole
Appointed to the board were Ardean Vernon as Communications Secretary and Kay Andera and Sonia Schelske as Co-Chairs for Vendors and Facilities.
The meeting ended on a very positive note with members looking forward to exciting new changes and ideas implemented. Members were notified of the results of the vote and received a call for continued membership and support as the guild moves forward.
The South Dakota Quilt Guild is again a sponsor for the South Dakota Public Broadcasting Saturday sewing and quilting programs. Please check out the SDQG ads and support the programs on SDPB