Friday, September 6, 2019

A2MQG Meeting Minutes, August 2019

Ann ArborModern Quilt Guild
August 28, 2019


Classes:
  • Upcoming classes for 2019
    • Erin Harris - Build your own medallion class, Sept 14th - 6 hour class - cost member $75, non-members $85. Sign ups are open and we have 11 people signed up so far. 
      • Enrollment now open to non-members as well 
      • If you planned to pay by check Cheryl will stick around after to collect those
      • Erin will be bringing books for anyone who needs one. 
      • ***please bring 12-½ inch center medallion complete to class (ideas can be found in Erin’s book as well as online or other books)
      • Supply list will be sent to those registered soon.
    • April 2020 - Rossie Hutchinson - improv
    • 04 October 2020 - Latifah Saafir.. She has a lot of great class offerings. 
      • DAMqg will partner with us for the weekend event

 Will be sending survey for instructor interests; 1 vs. 2 workshops/year (to make certain we fill enrollment)

Retreats
  • Winter 2020 retreat - January 24-26 at Creative Passions in Chesaning
    • Sign up will begin August/September as deposit is due in October - cost ~$140
Quilt Show
  • Tara is once again organizing a show for us at the Ford Presidential Library in Ann Arbor. 
    • We have 12 quilts for the show. One more would be a good addition as a backup.
    • Tara needs to receive your quilt by the first week of November - you can give the quilts to Sherri at the October meeting or make arrangements with Tara.
    • The show will be open mid-November through December.  (will be back to you sometime in January - hopefully no surprises!)
  • Dearborn Festival of Quilts Oct 11-12, $5 admission. The deadline to submit a quit is Oct 2 to submit quilt information to go into the book and then Quilt Delivery Oct 7. 
    • May be an option for a group display in future
  • AQS in Grand Rapids - several members attending the August event with positive feedback, including Maria Shell’s class on curves and circles
Sew-ins 
  • AUG - Sunday, Aug 18 - Charity sew-in.  a great turnout. Members expressed interest in having more of these sew-ins.
    • 6 people attended this month
    • 2 quilts tops were completed; Kathy Koch cut out flying geese, quilt kits were put together, quilts organized ready for quilting.
  • SEP - Saturday, Sep 14 - Erin Harris class
  • OCT - Sunday, Oct 13 - SEW TOGETHER
    • Might want to get the pattern and start thinking about supplies soon for the October Sew Together bag class. 
  • NOV - Saturday, Nov 9
  • DEC - Sunday, Dec 8
**Sew-in room access is typically 9-6.  Please remember to bring extension cords as outlets are limited in the rooms.

Charity
  • Jackie Mills has taken over as Charity Chair 
    • Flying geese materials given out to members for completion.  Due back to guild at September 25 meeting
  • MQG Quilt Con charity - at the last meeting it was decided not to make a quilt for Quilt Con since we didn’t have a design at the meeting.  Rossie volunteered to design a quilt and lead the group to insure we continue to participate in the annual event. Rossie will send an update to members.
    • We also discussed making a smaller quilt and basket for Grillin’, perhaps a picnic size or baby quilt.  Some people wondered how to include as many members in the construction if a smaller piece. Further discussion will take place next month.  The quilt basket will be completed to donate in late April/early May. Members are invited to submit a design for the guild to vote on.  
  • September charity block will be precut geese to take and make
    • Thanks to all who donated quilts this month!  
  • Jackie has the quilt labels.  She has them with her if you need any.

Elections/vote/survey  
  • The annual meeting to review bylaws and vote for new board members will now take place in October, allowing for a transition period between out-going/in-coming board.  A voice vote was unanimous.
  • Sherri Potas-Garrett volunteered to run for the Membership Chair, replacing outgoing Jackie Mills.

Other business
  • We are putting together a survey that we will distribute to all members in the coming months to get a sense of what things you are most interested in to help us with planning the next couple of years. 

MQG updates 

  • Quiltcon registration is open! Even if you don’t plan to go, Maggie recommends getting the free floor pass. If you decide later, you will be glad you did it. 
    • Austin Feb 20-23, featuring Victoria Findlay Wolfe
  • New Modern Monthly is out! You can access all of the resources under resources on the member dashboard as well.
  • Webinar: A Graphic Designer’s Guide to Quilt Design and Layout: How to apply design elements and principles to your quilting repertoire  AUGUST 29, 2019 8PM EDT, 4PM PDT
  • Webinar: Improv Hand Quilting with Heidi Parkes - already aired, can find the video on MQG site

Game/Activity/Discussion -  Guess Who
Library Spotlight - The library list is available on the blog. Send note to Kim or via FB page with requested books and Kim will bring to meeting. 
Skill share - Tara animal portrait raw edge applique
Round Robin/Swapenge  - Heather Lentz has taken over as the chair. 
Round robin additions were shared and pieces were exchanged for next month.
August - 2-color challenge - 4 members participated (Pam, Rossie, Mary Jo and Jackie).  Pam won the raffle.
September - Pin cushion swap.  Ann will leave walnut shells at Pink Castle for anyone who needs some to fill their cushion.
October - Secret Stalker swap.  Names were drawn with likes and fabric swatches as start
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