Sunday, 20 February 2011

CQA/ACC Board Meeting

Three times a year, the Canadian Quilt Association Board meets to discuss the larger issues facing the Association. We are on the email daily working to keep everything organized and functioning.
Increasingly, our website is the central point for our members to get information and contact us. 
We moved to a new webmaster, reorganized and added new features. We now have on-line forms to: join/renew/update your information, post an event/call for entry, order a rosette, nominate the Teacher of the Year/McMurdie Award; enter your guild for the Agnes Boal Bursary, sponsor an award. There is a photo gallery of our winners of the National Juried Show, Trend-Tex Challenge and guild Rosette winners. Our conferences have a page with links to events, teachers, etc. Our new Professional Membership allows for searches: by name, location and services provided, including certified judges for your quilt show. All contact information is listed.A new project being developed is to spotlight our newsletter on the front page, with links to a summary, an article and information on ordering back issues.Our association serves quilters across Canada, keeping them informed and united to promote quilting.
So ... as I headed east to Calgary, Mount Baker was on the horizon.
From the hotel, Calgary had a dusting of snow.
One day later, we had a snow storm with about 8" of snow - no skyline visible!
Our treasurer, Lynn celebrated her 40th birthday.
We enjoyed an Italian dinner. LtoR: Gayle, Vivian, Cindy, Johanna and Lynn. During the meeting we approved and welcomed Judy Kelly as Membership Director, to become active right away. All positions are voluntary and we sometimes have resignations - as someone is no longer able to serve.
It was a cold and stormy night ....
The trip home caught the sun in the late afternoon, casting long shadows. Below are the Golden Ear Mountains, visible from my back yard. They were named by the natives in the area - they look like wolves ears as the sun casts the golden light on their snow covered peaks.

Our next meeting will be in Loendon Ontario, in conjuction with our convention: Quilt Ontario 2011. 
The Local Organizing Committee is working to make this a very special event for quilters from across Canada as well as international visitors. The National Juried Show is 'the best of the best' and there are lots of very talented teachers. Check out the Quilt Ontario page at:
The LOC has planned several great side trips to explore quilting in and around London, Ontario. It is a beautiful province. After the convention, I'll be heading up to the Georgian Bay area where my family roots are.

1 comment:

margaret said...

That's a great view of the Golden Ears - a new angle for me...