Monday, June 12, 2017

May 31, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Thank you Amy S for your great note-taking!

Old Business:

Sew ins were discussed. We have had a drop off in attendance, the membership just seems busy, no one suggested changes of format.
Next two sew ins are June 3, and July 16.

The class with Kathy Schmidt was discussed, and attendees were pleased with what they learned.

Summer retreat is at 12 people, and most have turned in forms. There are a few spots left. Talk to Amy S if you are interested (

The quilt that was going to Food Gatherers for their summer auction has been dropped off.

New Business:

Programs: Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts is doing a class and a joint trunk show in late October for our guild and for DAMQG. The trunk show will be at Schoolcraft college in Livonia. The class location is TBD,but the date is Sunday, October 29. More info will be sent out by Maggie soon.

The AQS show in Grand Rapids will be August 16-19, the guild is thinking of organizing a few caravans/carpools to it on the Saturday, with a side jaunt to Fields Fabrics. An email will be sent to find participants.

Skill share - some discussion of English Paper Piecing, followed by some discussion of paper choice for Foundation Paper Piecing. Vellum is favored by some.

The DAMQG is hosting Heather Givans for a workshop and trunk show. The workshop is $80 for non-members, and on June 17th. The trunk show is the day before. You can register through their site:

The Modern Quilt Guild, stay or go, email has been sent out. Please vote!

MQG Charity Quilt for QuiltCon. Dorie agreed to organize/design it, provided a good number of people would sign up to make 1-2 blocks. Many hands were raised to say they would, so she will update us on that soon.

Charity blocks, a good number of 12.5" churn dashes were turned in, enough for 2 small quilts. They were split into 2 groups to be turned into tops.

For next month, bring in 12.5" (unfinished) Red, White, and Blue blocks, stars were suggested.

Inspiration: Karen brought in a beautiful mini quilt that she received in a swap.

Round Robin: We could use a few more participants. It would be a good way to work on a communal charity quilt! Put together some fabric in a bag, and put yourself in!

Challenge: Many cool curved pieces were shown.

Swaps: Next month is the mini mini swap! Make a finished quilt that finishes at 8" square or less. Amy S. started a hashtag on instagram: #a2mqgminiminiswap if you want to add your teaser pictures to it.

Once your quilt is complete, make sure you put your name on it as its creator, and wrap it, because we will use the yankee swap to swap them! If you can't be there, and still want to participate, you can send your package with a fellow member to act as your agent, or send it in via the blue bin at PCF. (But let Amy S or Emily know if its there (or both, to be on the safe side!))

It was Anna's last meeting before she heads back to Washington state, and we will miss her! Anyone wanting to make blocks for her memory quilt should hook up with her via the Facebook group for details.