June meeting

Join us at 7pm on June 21st at the Textile Center for an Electric Quilt 8 Overview with Kari Schell.

Electric Quilt has released EQ8, the first major release of their software in 7 years. This lecture will provide you valuable information on whether Electric Quilt 8 is for you. It will include an overview of the most frequently used features with Electric Quilt 8. You will see how to use blocks from the library and put them into a setting of your choice. You will see how the coloring tools work which will allow you to audition your fabric options before you make your first cut. With a few minor changes, you can modify a design so the quilt will actually fit on your bed. And you will see the types of information and instructions that can be printed directly from the program such as yardage charts, foundation patterns and rotary cutting charts.

This meeting is free for MMQG members and $5 for visitors. 

May meeting reminder

MMQG May Meeting
May 17th 2018 at the Textile Center (3000 University Ave SE)
6:30pm Social Time | 7pm Meeting Starts

Join us for the Stitched - Solids Challenge!
We need some help with equipment for the meeting. If you are able to bring a sewing machine, an ironing station, and/or a cutting station, please sign up below so that we will have enough resources for every team!

Remember to bring a fat quarter of ugly fabric
Bring a fat quarter of the ugliest fabric that you're willing to part with. We are collecting ugly fabric for an upcoming challenge. Rules and dates to be announced soon!

Spring In-Town Retreat

Come and Go as you please: Set up your machine and supplies, sew sew sew, go home and sleep in your own bed, return the next day and continue sewing!

Millie P’s Quilt Shop
219 East Main Street
Anoka, Minnesota

Pearl & Myrtle’s Retreat Center
(one block from Millie P’s)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 4, 5, 6, 2018
9:00am until the last quilter leaves

$10 per person per day
Come for one or all three days!
Space is limited to 18 attendees per day
Members and non-members are welcome!

Contact Rebecca at (651)263-4504 or Jan at (612)720-2844 to register and to be put on the confirmed list.

An email will be sent to all confirmed attendees the week of the retreat with more detailed information about arrival, the facility, potluck meals, snacks and parking.

March meeting

Please join us this Thursday March 15th at the Textile Center. Doors open for social time at 6:30pm and the meeting starts at 7pm. We'll be doing a mini barn quilt make-and-take. 

Note that parking instructions for the Textile Center have changed!

Do park: 

Do NOT park:
  • in the lot next to the Textile Center (behind Best Care)
  • in the lot next to Best Care (formerly Nano Systems)

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild Minutes - February 2018

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild 
February Meeting 2018
  1. Welcome
  2. New Members Review and Visitors
  3. Announcements/Reminders
    • Date of next meeting: Thursday, March 15th
      • Make and Take
    • Reminder to bring snacks on your birthday month
    • Dakota County Star Quilters Show February 3 - March 9, 2018 at the Dakota County Historical Society Museum in S. St Paul (Challenge is to finish UFOs)
      • Return Options:
      • Returned at March MplsMQG Meeting by Jan
    • Minnesota Quilter’s Annual Quilt Show June 14-16 St. Cloud, MN
    • Minnesota State Fair
      • New Modern Awards
      • Best Modern Quilt (small)
      • Best Modern Quilt (large)
      • Best Use of Negative Space
      • Best Improvisational Work
      • Best Use of Solids
      • Best Modern Interpretation of Traditionalism
      • Entry dates not available yet
  4. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
    • Heather Jones Workshop
      • April 21, 2018 3112 W 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55418
      • Cost: $80 Sign up HERE
      • From Inspiration to Design
      • No sewing
      • Description: Bring your inspiration to life as you create a one of a kind unique quilt pattern. Work with Heather to create a quilt pattern that is inspired by something you have seen: an old building, a water tower, the sunset, etc. In this class, we’ll be using a photograph of your inspiration as a starting point and will create a quilt design based on that inspiration. Heather will guide you through the process of sketching, designing pattern pieces, calculating yardage and construction methods, creating a color palette, and fabric selection. You’ll leave the class with a complete pattern that is ready to be constructed in your home studio.
    • 2018 Retreat (Musser Mansion, Little Falls, MN)
      • November 1-4, 2018
      • 15 spots left
      • $150 total
      • To save spot give $50 check to Rebecca
  5. Committee Updates
    • Charity Committee (Jan Hanenberger)
      • Drawing held for people that have worked on charity kits
      • New charity block -Shuffle Quilt Block
      • Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
      • Mobile Menders Project/House of Charity (Carrie Federer)
      • Need embroidery supplies, fabric paints
    • Speakers/Programs (Sarah Vernon)
    • Marketing/Communications (Sarah Marrone)
  6. Elections
    • President - Sarah Marrone
    • Vice President - Kellye Rose
    • Secretary - Trena Johnson
    • Treasurer - Andrea Salisbury
    • Charity Chair - Jan Hanenberger
    • Communications Chair - Carrie Federer
    • Programs Chair - Sarah Vernon
    • Retreat Chair - Rebecca LaPlante
  7. Show and Tell - lay quilts out after showing them
  8. Program - Scrap Management
  9. Scrap Swap
  10. Sewcial Time
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