Tuesday, July 4, 2023

A2MQG Meeting Minutes - June 2023

The June meeting was held at N.E.W. with 17 members attending in person and 2 via Zoom.  We had two guests present.

Membership:  Welcome to our newest member Taryn!

Skill Share: Members shared their favorite quilt tool.  There were some interesting ones ranging from seam rippers to needle organizers. One member had a vintage metal candlestick that she repurposed into a magnetic holder.

Meeting Space: Next meeting will be at Southeast Area Park.  The August meeting and all or most future meetings will be at the Ypsilanti District Library - Superior Room.

Programs: We are planning a Map Making class in October so look for more information on that closer to the date.  Cheryl is also working on getting a local quilter to come to a meeting and give a talk and trunk show.

Round Robin Progress (lots of fun being had - jump in anytime):

Swaps and Challenges:

  • This month was final check-in date for UFOs/WIPs.  There was a lot of participation. Ida got the award for longest in progress (I think it was late 1990's when her quilt was started) but Cheryl M was pretty close to that. Cheryl did win for the most UFOs finished (3) and Jes won the drawing. Thanks all for participating.  You now have 6 months to finish more as we will have another challenge in December.

  • We also had a lot of participation in the Modern Block Challenge.  Participants were given a traditional block and asked to create a modern version. The creation did not have to be a completed quilt. Examples of blocks were Shoo Fly, Broken Dishes and Bear Claw.

  • Our next swap, due at the July meeting, will be a "Smalls" swap.  This swap is for participants to make any small item they wish (examples are: pin cushion, small purse, small stuffy, mini quilt, mug rug).  Items will be exchanged via Yankee Swap.
  • This month's Bring a FQ, Take a FQ was Bold fabrics.  Next month will be Solids.
Charity & Outreach:
  • There are quilts to be quilted - check with Carol.
  • MQG Community Quilt Challenge for QuiltCon - discussion was held on many 12 concepts that were submitted and a vote was held.  The 'winning' design was an original by Rossie H. called Chained.  Maya has agreed to chair the project.  Rossie will get together with her on the pattern and how we can break it up into workable pieces for the guild.
  • The group decided we would like to have interested members donate fabric from their scraps and then sell them to go towards funding the MQG quilt.  More information will be sent out in email.
General information was shared on upcoming shows. There are no sew-ins planned at present and there was no library report. The rest of the meeting was Show and Share and an awesome give-away by Katie of many of her bag creations (thanks Katie!!).

Next meeting will be at Southeast Area Park in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, July 26.

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