Friday, July 13, 2018

June 27, 2018

Old Business
  • Classes:
    • Anabel Wrigley Doodle Quilts, September 30: registration open now for guild members (see email or FB post for link). (NOTE: as of July 13 there are only 2 more spots open - if you are unable to add your name, contact the guild to be put on the waiting list)
      • Expected Student Level of Experience:
        This is the perfect class for experienced and beginner sewers.
      • Class Description of Workshop/Lecture
        This workshop is all about letting go and expressing your color personality through the use of solids. Participants will start by creating a doodle - They will be given 3 opportunities to make the doodle and will then work with their favorite.  We will then focus on color choice and careful tracing and cutting to create the appliqué shapes. As the day goes on, participants will be encouraged to layer shapes on shapes to explore color overlay and to create interesting shapes. Class will then continue with the appliqué sewing and quilting to finish.
    • Giuseppe Ribaudo (aka. Guicy Giuce) - Tiny Piecing class, April 13, 2019,  3-hour class with trunk show, cost TBD, sign-ups closer to the event
    • Please let the Board know if you have any suggestions for national (or otherwise) teachers.  We are looking to have about 2 per year.
  • Retreats: 
    • Fall retreat scheduled for October 5-7 at Creative Passions in Chesaning. We can host 16 attendees (as of this writing, we have 7 spots filled)
    • Spring 2019 retreat - discussion was held as to location and timing as there are a lot of conflicts such as QuiltCon. 
      • A couple of suggestions included:
        • Country Charm Retreats
        • Tecumseh retreat center (Artistry on Evans) 
      • Dorie has volunteered to brainstorm date options
      • Kathy will scope out the Tecumseh location
  • Dye Day:
    • Emily is still willing to host at her house.  She will send date possibilities to Maggie.
  • Sew-Ins
    • Saturday July 7 (this is definitely a 'go')
    • Saturday August 25 (it was noted that this is the same weekend as AQS in Grand Rapids. Maggie still would like to see if we can get a carpool.)
  • Charity Quilts 
    • (this month's block was still Boats, Boats, Boats - continuing on for next month to see if we can get enough for a twin size for Ozone House?)
    • Last Year's QuiltCon quilt was auctioned off at Grillin' and sold for funds for the organization at $405.  Again, thanks to all the guild members who took part in making this quilt!
    • Rossie is finalizing the design ideas for this year's quilt.  She will be letting us know shortly the design choice and tasks.
    • Several members donated quilts they made for charities. 
    • Sheryl made a suggestion that we make Pride Flag quilts for Ozone.  She offered to share some pattern ideas with the group.
    • Reminder that we do have kits, fabric (and batting/backings), and tops that need quilting for our charities. Contact: Jackie McG if you need one of these.
New Business
  • Modern Quilt Guild:  no block study this month. Reminder that QuiltCon registration is open for Nashville, February 21. 
  • Library books available for check out.  Reminder that you do need to be a member to check out books.  Also remember to print your name legibly on the checkout card.
  • Skill school: suggestions were given for future schools
  • Member spotlight: Amy S.  (next month: Dorie)
  • Round Robin
  • Show and share

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