Board Member Job Descriptions
- Primary contact for The Guild
- Runs monthly general meetings and meetings of Executive Council
- Prepares meeting agenda in consultation with Executive Council
- Can enter into contractual obligations on behalf of The Guild
- Can use The Guild’s bank debit card, PayPal account or write checks in order to conduct business on behalf of The Guild Approves meeting minutes
- Presents an annual report (year-in-review) to present to the membership at the annual meeting.
VP of Communications
- Responsible for the Marketing committee
- Runs monthly meetings in absence of the President
- In charge of correspondence to The Guild, including any official correspondence via e-mail, Facebook or blog posts.
VP of Events
- Responsible for the Events and the Service committees
- Runs monthly meetings in absence of the President and the VP of Communications.
VP of Programming
- Responsible for the Programming committee
- Runs monthly meetings in absence of the President, the VP of Communications, and the VP of Events.
- Responsible for the Membership committee
- Responsible for maintain Guild Roster on The MQG Website
- Responsible for maintaining Guild financial records via PayPal and Guild checking account.
- Responsible for annual P&L statement/financial report to the Guild and to The MQG
- Responsible for filing any necessary tax returns with the IRS on the Guild’s behalf.
- Responsible for monitoring Guild budget.
- Responsible for the Yearbook Committee
- Runs monthly meetings if President and the VPs are absent
- Keeps records of minutes, including motions made and carried at each general, special or Executive Council meeting.
- Maintains a digital record of official meeting minutes.
- Maintains a master calendar of Guild business and events
- Gives required notice of all meetings in cooperation with VP of Communications
- Supply a year-in-review of Guild activities at the annual meeting. This yearbook will be available in digital format to all members.
- Ensures photos of Guild events are taken, including Meetings, Events, Retreats and Workshops.
Catherine has been sewing as long as she can remember, but didn’t discover quilting until 2011. In the years since she pieced her first quilt, the hobby has snowballed into a full time passion.
The MQG has brought Catherine into an amazing community of makers and taught her so many new things about quilting. She is excited for the opportunity to give back by serving as president this term.
Kim grew up surrounded by quilts; she has always sewn but didn’t get into quilting herself until 2010. Since joining the Austin MQG in 2015, the guild has been essential to her growth in quilting- it has been a huge resource to learning new techniques and inspiring new ideas, and a brought much joy in sharing a common interest with like-minded, quilty folks. Kim would like to give back to the guild that has helped her grow so much.
Danielle Mariani comes from generations of sewists and makers of all things fabric, thread or yarn. Oddly, no one was a quilter in particular. In an attempt to deviate just a bit, she made her first quilt for her father’s 60th birthday in 2001. It consisted of 206 old photos transfered and fussy cut with templates. Wow has the quilting world changed in the last 16 years. Now she enjoys vivid color, and finding ways to incorporate the old with the new and always adding something odd or unexpected to her quilts. In her third year as a AMQG member, she has
seen the best practices of years gone past as well as welcomes the desires of members for meetings to come.
Cynthia made her first quilt back in late 2008 through a charity organization and has not looked back since. “Each quilt I make teaches me that I will never know everything about quilting. I tend to believe that I lean more toward modern quilting as it allows me to think outside of the box, but with a hint of traditional style. So, I like to call it a fusion of modern/traditional. Since service has been made prominent within the guild, it has given me an opportunity to do what I love…giving back through my craft of sewing. I truly enjoy the fellowship among our members with the sew-ins and gatherings, which encourages us to freely get to know each other outside of the monthly meetings. I believe I can help the events team continue our goal of serving and furthering the growth of relationships among the members. I look forward to continuing the TEAM
aspect that we have formed.”
“I love the Modern Quilt Guild! When I retired four years ago I started quilting in earnest. Prior to that I had finished one quilt but it took my 13 years to complete. I love working with color and think quilting is a wonderful creative outlet for me. I can bring energy and organizational skills as secretary for the guild. It is so great to be associated with this energetic, talented group, and I would like to help keep the group going strong.”
James grew up watching his grandmother hand and machine quilt and was constantly threading needles for her. He eventually had to help piece some triangles together but would stab his finger and gave it up.
One summer, James decided he wanted to make a Harry Potter Quilt and looked at some online tutorials to figure out how to do it. He enjoyed the planning out and execution and continued sewing off-and- on over the following years. He enjoys the planning out of a project, the piecing of the top and the satisfaction of putting it all together for a finished product. James loves bright colors (usually blue and green) and how the combinations can brighten up the day. James says, “Being with the guild has been fantastic and I have learned so much. I look forward to continuing to grow and help out in any way that I can.”