Wednesday, November 29, 2017

October 25, 2017

Apologies in the delay in posting guild members!

Old Business
  • Amanda Jean class - trunk show will be Friday October 27 - all are invited (free to members, $10 non-members). Maggie is coordinating lunch with Amanda in Ypsilanti on Sunday.
  • MQG Charity quilt - ready for the binder.  Congrats to everyone who worked on this quilt - it looks awesome!
  • MQG mini-swap - anyone who wants to participate (you do not need to be going to QuiltCon), today is the last day.  This is a "known partner" swap.
  • Sew-ins - November 4, December 3 (remember to sign up at
New Business
  • Our website is undergoing changes - we have a new URL ( and Kathy is continuing on working on other enhancements.  NOTE: The old URL will redirect to the new if you have it bookmarked.
  • Classes (thank you Maggie!)
    • Made by Rae class - scheduled for Saturday, January 13 at NEW.  Will be the Ruby pattern, 6 hour class (9:00am - 4:00pm) for $65 (members). Price includes pattern, muslin, and tracing paper. 
    • Joe Cunningham class is set for April. More details to follow.
    • Guild will be coordinating another class with DAM with Annabelle Wrigley near the end of the year.
    • Another class in the works is By Annie.  More details to follow. 
  •  Sewing Retreat 2018 - set for March 2-4 at Howell nature center. Will be in a different building this time. We are looking for at least 15 attendees but Amy S notes that there are less beds so it is probable that some people will be needing to take the top bunk.  Meals will be catered.
  • Charity quilts
    • There are kits available. Remember that you don't need to complete the entire kit, you can work on just a block or more.
    • Several members made pillowcases to donate to Ozone House.  Jackie McGregor provided prizes.
    • Baby quilts - we originally thought they would be donated to Ronald McDonald house but we found out that wasn't local so the quilts will go to Mott. 
    • Kim quilted up the group charity quilt (thank you Kim!)
  • Dues are due.  $42.00 by PayPal. Discount if you pay by check $40.
  •  Elections 2018 - nominations now, Amy D will not be running again for president.  Maggie has agreed to run for that position which leaves open VP Programs.  We also will be setting up a Programs Committee to assist (Laura volunteered to be on the committee).  Anyone else interested in ANY position should contact the board.
  • Library - Kim brought several books highlighting Xmas ornaments to prepare for next month's swap.
  • Skill Share - Label ideas
    • Spoonflower printing - they have a template and they don't fade
    • Print labels on an inkjet printer on muslin
    • Hand embroider - can even do much details with poem
    • Put label information on a hanging corner
    • Machine embroidery
    • Thermofax printing - Rossie gave a demo on how to create a printed label. She orders a new thermofax each year with the date (year) on it.  Costs about $10 on Etsy.  She has found it works with any fabric paint. Use a black and white photoshop image that is not too detailed, foam brush (trimming tip off works best), hold on screen, PUSH the paint across the screen, air dry, press with dry iron before you wash the quilt to set the paint, clean the screen with soap and water.
  • In honor of Halloween, quilting horror stories were shared.  Eeek!
  • Halloween yankee swap ensued. 
  • Show and Share
  • Round Robin

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