Wednesday, September 20, 2023

A2MQG Meeting Minutes - August 2023

Our first meeting at our new location was held on August 30th at Maker Works in Ann Arbor.

Swaps and Challenges:

  • The guild held the postponed from last month "smalls" swap with 6 participants.  Here are a couple of the prizes exchanged:


  • QuiltCon Community Outreach Quilt - Maya and Rossie have been coordinating the effort. To date:
    • all fabrics have been distributed and all tasks assigned
    • blocks need to be completed by September 28 - check your emails on how to get the blocks to Maya
    • Rossie will be coordinating the "build" event (watch your emails for date and location)
  • Finished charity tops were handed out for quilting
  • Members donated fabrics and other quilt-y items for the guild to resell to support our charity projects - most specifically to fund the QuiltCon quilt but any amount over that needed will be used to purchase things like batting and backings for the charity quilts.
  • We are still working on finding a new location for the Timna Tarr Map Making class
    • participating members will need to purchase the class from Timna - we will provide a discount code
    • class will be done with some pre-work and then working on sections together after or while watching portions of the video
  • Members shared some classes they've taken recently
    • GuicyGuice in Grand Rapids
    • Brittany Lloyd
    • Rainy Barn Exhibit in Athens, OH
  • Show and Share 

  • Josh from Maker Works gave a quick talk on their programs and noted that they are having an Open House on September 17.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 27, Maker Works.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Maker Works Open House - September 17, 2023

We hope you can join us at our new location for the Maker Works Open House on Sunday, September 17th.

Maker Works is excited to be celebrating 12 years serving our community! Come join us in this celebration at our Open House September on 17th and we will show you what we have in store!

Drop in any time 2pm - 5pm for exciting demonstrations of new programming, projects, and tools across our individual shops: Wood, Metal, Electronics, Textiles, and Jewelry. Meet and mingle with some of our local makers, members, and staff. Plasma Cutting, Lasers, CNC Machine Embroidery, Wood Carving and more! 

In addition to this, we'll have hosts and information from a few of the monthly gatherings: GoTech, Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild, and Southeast Michigan Woodworkers.

Maker Works is located at 3765 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.