Saturday, August 27, 2022

David Owen Hastings - "Minimal Design, Maximum Impact", Wed Aug 31st

Guest tickets* are available for the David Owen Hastings Zoom lecture at our guild meeting on Wednesday, August 31st.

Meeting starts at 6:30pm but attendees can gather earlier anytime after 6pm.  There will be a waiting room prior to the meeting.  Tickets are $10 for this one time event.  

We are no longer accepting requests for guest tickets.  Thank you for your interest!

David states: "This talk ties directly into my Modern Abstract Quilts workshop, giving an overview of my process for coming up with simple graphic quilt designs, starting with stitched paper models (called maquettes). I show examples of how to translate an architectural photo into a quilt design, and have many samples of mini quilts I created using this process. The techniques I present are also great for making unique modern quilt block designs. I also talk about walking foot quilting and how to break free from stitch in the ditch."

* This lecture is free to Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild members.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

A2MQG Meeting Minutes, July 2022

The July meeting was held at Ann Arbor's Southeast Area Park.

Secretary/Webmaster: Kathy reminded members to read the minutes (posted here every month - usually shortly after the meeting takes place).

Sew-In's:  Nothing is currently planned over the next couple of months but let the Board know if you would like to host one and we can reserve N.E.W. for that day.

Library: Kim brought some books in to share for members to borrow.  Remember that we have a list of loanable books on the website.


[Correction on the following program dates. Carole is actually in October and David will be August's speaker. Apologies for any confusion.]

  • Retreat:  We are getting ready to send out sign-ups for the January retreat (Jan. 27-29) at Creative Passions. The cost is a bit higher this year - will be $165.  If you also want to go on Thursday, there will be an additional $30 fee.  The retreat also provides manicures/pedicures you can sign up for and there is a quilt shop run by CP in town.

  • Brenda noted that the website is getting better - more of the content has been moved over.
  • The Sessions registration is now open to MQG members (if you are a member of this guild, you are also an MQG member).  Sessions is a new event this year where they are offering virtual lectures over several days, October 13-16. The lectures will be recorded and available for 14 days after the event. Cost is $95 for all classes.

  • QuiltCon registration opens on August 16th at 3pm ET.  The conference will be in Atlanta February 23-26 next year. Rossie Hutchinson shared which classes she will be teaching.

  • Community Outreach Quilt:  Amy S. discussed the project to make the Outreach quilt.  She will be purchasing the fabric and sign-ups will go out asking for volunteers to make blocks and other tasks. Tara and Lana offered to cut and distribute the fabric.
GAAQG:  Reminder that the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild will be having their bi-annual quilt show this next weekend (July 30-31).  Several of our members will have quilts in the show. Brenda plans on putting out an information sheet about our guild.

  • It was shared that Creative Bug offers free crafty classes through many libraries in the area.  Ann Arbor District Library is one of them although you do need to be an Ann Arbor resident.  Kathy shared on FaceBook a list of the local libraries that may offer Creative Bug.
  • Brenda shared the book that she had made through Snapfish which contained photos and information about all the quilts she's made.  She said it cost about $97 which was 50% off.  Members who've used Snapfish said always look for the 50% deals.
  • We had a donation of fabric coordinated by Rossie which was sold to members as a fundraiser for the guild.
Swaps and Challenges:  The guild held a yankee swap for "smalls" (small handmade items such as mug rugs, pincushions, etc.).

Show and Share: Members are having so much fun being able to share quilts in person. There were a ton of quilts to ooh and aah over.

Next Meeting:  August 31st via Zoom