Wednesday, May 17, 2023

A2MQG Meeting Minutes - April 2023

The April meeting was held at N.E.W. with 22 members and one guest attending in person, 1 member and two guests via Zoom.

Programs: We will be hosting Lisa Ruble for "Intro to Improv Piecing" class on Saturday, May 20th.  Class is scheduled to run from 10am until approximately 2:00 with a 1/2 break for lunch.  Attendees may keep working on their project after class. Cost: $70 member ($85 non-members). This class was postponed from April. 

Round Robins: we had a couple more people jump in so we are looking forward to seeing some fun progress in the next month.

Swaps and Challenges:

  • SWAP with Detroit Modern Quilt Guild (DAMQG) took place.  Mini-quilts were swapped and everyone had a great time and were very impressed with the creativity that ensued.

Here are the quilts A2MQG made for their DAMQG partners:

Here are the quilts that we received from DAMQG.  So purty!



  • For other swaps, we continued our bring a FQ, take a FQ.  This month was Low Volume, next month will be Geometric.
  • We also started the Modern Block Challenge.  Participants will take a traditional block and put a modern spin on it.  The "spin" can be anything from using modern fabrics to re-imagining the block entirely, to using the block a made but in a modern setting.  There is no size limit - it can be a block or an entire quilt.  Since this is a challenge, you keep your project which are due in June.  

 Skill School:  Amy S. demo'd English Paper Piecing.


Charity: Some charity tops were handed out for quilting.

Events: (be sure to keep up to date by our google calendar, accessed on our website to the right)

  • Sauder Village, Archibold, OH quilt show - May 3-6
  • Tulip Time Quilt Show, Holland, MI - May 6
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Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 31st at N.E.W.