Friday, February 26, 2016

Link Round-Up for February 26, 2016

Rossie posted about her article for QuiltCon magazine on group improv. Several people from our guild had a hand in these two awesome quilts that were in the show this year; head over to her post to check them out.

Pam L. sewed a few cute blocks for a bee she's in:

Lynn shared another feature quilt from her book, Every Last Piece. This one is called Square Dance.  She's also a designer for the Splendid Sampler and is sewing along with that, and she has been doing some mini finishing and some work with that applique project.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tonight's meeting cancelled/rescheduled!

Tonights A2 Guild Meeting CANCELLED and rescheduled
Due to severe weather warnings tonight's Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for:
Calvary Methodist Church
1415 Miller Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Hope to see you all then!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Link Round Up for February 13, 2016

Debbie G. has her February Charity Challenge post up, with a completed quilt called Butterflies, and the pattern for the next one, Connext.

Lynn is playing with the tiniest little things

Karen made a quilt featuring lots of hearts, "All Ways", using blocks constructed from a Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial.

Pam L. has several new posts, one of which is a completed Round and Round. Also she is looking for strings sewn end to end into long skinny strips, if you are interested in helping her out with scrap diversity.

And finally, Dorie has a pattern included in a newly released book, "Scraps, Inc. Vol. 2", called Chimney Swifts!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

January 27, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Old Business:

  • Riley Blake Challenge - looks like we don't have anyone in the Guild participating. Let the Board know if this is not the case (fabric will be shipped to Guilds only).
  • QuiltCon - Dorie & Rossie attending (anyone else?). Rossie promises to give the Guild quilts in attendance her attention and possibly take photos.
  •  Winter Retreat (Amanda Coulter)
    • Was held at Hankerd Inn on Jan. 14.
    • A good time was had by all!
    • Amanda will send a survey out to ask for feedback and other location options (e.g., St. Johns).
    • Jan (Hankerd) would like to have guilds register for a particular weekend (e.g., 3rd weekend every January)
  • Quilt Show (Ellen Frank) 
    • Ellen would like photos of your quilts since UofM will want to see them to decide on the space. Submission would probably be in February.  Email Ellen as soon as possible with photo, size, brief description and/or any questions you have.
    • Also continue to send her ideas for other locations/venues.

New Business:

  • New Board Officers were elected and new/continuing Volunteer Chair Positions announced
    • President: Amy Diebold
    • Vice-President Programs: Giedra Bowser
    • Vice-President Membership: Jackie Mills
    • Secretary/Webmaster: Kathy Koch
    • Treasurer: Amy Stevenson
    • Librarian: Kim Ulrich
    • Swaps: Emily Schildhouse (and Melissa West)
    • Charities: Karen Burton
    • Retreats: Amanda Coulter
  • ByLaws were reviewed
    • Suggested revision (the Board will discuss and possibly present at a future meeting)
      • Change "Members are allowed access to the Guild Flickr Group."
      • "Members are allowed access to the Guild Social Media Group(s)."
  •  Library Report (Kim U.)
    • New Librarian so no books to preview.  Contact Kim if you want to see any particular ones at next meeting.
  • Member Spotlight - no member spotlight this month
  • Skill School - no skill school this month
  • Swaps (Emily S.)
    • Let Emily know if you have swap ideas.
    • Next Month (Feb) - "Inspired by QuiltCon" Challenge
      • Can be this year or last
      • Anything that inspires you
      • Small - 10x10" or smaller
      • Rossie will bring a prize from QuiltCon
      • We will vote on best at the meeting - (Gentle Readers: if you can't be there we won't hold the voting off, but you can send your quilt-let in with someone else.)
  • Round Robin (Emily S.)
    • Agreed to start this back up again next month
    • Let Emily know if you are participating
    • See on blog for how it works
  • Kathy K brought extra batting from her business to be taken away to be used for whatever (charity quilts, your own projects).
  • Quilt Babies
    • Congrats to Amy Diebold on the birth of her son on Quilt Meeting Day. Wesley Christopher was born on 1/27 at 11:02am, 11lbs 6 oz, 22in.  
    • Also to Karen Burton who's grandbaby was born just in time for her to miss the Winter Retreat
  •  Membership
    • Cards from National MQG will arrive after Jackie files our membership.
    • Members would like to see an updated roster - asking that Jackie sends something out to registered guild members
  • Saturday Sew-Ins (and/or One Day 9am-9pm Retreats)
    •  Still looking for a free or inexpensive place to hold
  •  Other business
    • Amy Stevenson and others offered to bring their die cutters if members want to hang around after the meetings and cut up fabric.  See the Facebook page for her list of dies.

Respectfully submitted,  
Kathy Koch

(Please let me know if you notice any errors or omissions. --kk)