February meeting minutes

2015 Board Nominations – We have nominations! 
President – Tracy
Treasurer – Kristin L.
VP - Colby
Web Coordinator – Sarah M.
Secretary – Rebecca and Brianne

2015 COMMITTEES – The following members have graciously accepted the following Committee Positions:
Brianne and Erin S. – Garage Sale
Marie P. – Hospitality
Jan - Charity
Event/Speaker – Would love someone to step up and help us out with this one!

2015 Bees – They are up and running!  January Block Recipients are:
Jan Hanenberger/NewBee
Kristin Schwarze OhBee1
Rozina Doss/Sew2Bee2
The fourth group will be named Sew3P-Oh

Blog Posting – Please consider writing a blog post! See Carrie with any questions

March Meeting – Thursday, March 19th - Membership Renewal

1. Please remember to download a membership form from the blog and bring it with cash or a check payable to MPLSMQG for $40.  We do have copies of the form tonight at the sign in table and will have more at the meeting next month.

2. Fabric Swap – if you would like to participate, please bring 6” width of fabric cuts of low volume prints.  You will be taking as many as you bring -- Example: if you bring 5 - 6”width of fabric cuts, you will take home 5 - 6” width of fabric cuts.  See CrazyMomQuilts blog post on low volume if you have questions

Announcements

  • April 11 – 12, 2015 – In Town Sew In @ Millie P’s in beautiful downtown Anoka. 
    • Saturday 9am to midnight and Sunday 9am-7pm.
    • PLEASE REMEMBER TO EMAIL OR MESSAGE KRISTIN L. IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON COMING.  WE NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY SO WE CAN GET THE RIGHT SIZE ROOM BOOKED
  • Get Inspired Challenge Deadline is the 4/16/2015 meeting:  
    • Get Inspired – find something that inspires you to make a quilt.  April 2015 Reveal
  • September 24, 2015 – The River Valley Quilters have invited us to do a show and tell at their guild meeting 
    • When: Thursday, 9/24/15
    • Time:  Meeting starts at 6:45pm.  
    • Where: Woodbury Public Works building off of 494 and Valley Creek Road.  
    • More information will be coming about this event


Guest speaker

Laura Nagel from MN Quilters reviewed the 2015 show classes and lectures. Show date: June 10-14 at the DECC in Duluth MN

Show and Tell

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Kara

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Marie

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Amanda Jean

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Amanda Jean

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Brianne

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David

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David

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Chris

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Chris

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Carol

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Erin

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Andrea

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Carrie

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Spring in-town retreat at Millie P's!

It's time to register for the in-town retreat!

This spring's in-town retreat will be held at Millie P's in Anoka. You can register or ask more questions by emailing Kristin L. at kristin [at] alittlecrispy.com or talking to me at the March meeting. What room we get depends on attendance, and there will be a maximum of 18 or 24 people depending on the room.

Details!

Days/time: 

Saturday April 11, 9 a.m. to midnight (shop hours are 9-5)
Sunday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (shop hours are 11-4)

Locations:

Check in and shop: Millie P's
217 East Main St., Anoka, MN
(763) 421-0367

Retreat center (one block away):
2012 1st Ave (second floor)
Anoka, MN
Retreat center photos

Parking:

Street parking is open on the weekend, or there are various lots about.

Cost:

$10 per day, per person. At this time I think you can register for just one of the days, but I need to double-check that.

Amenities:

Cutting mats, ironing stations, kitchenette with sink, fridge, and microwave. Lots of restaurants nearby.

Perks:

At check-in you will be given a 10% off coupon good for regular priced merchandise for the duration of the retreat.

If you know you're going to go, please register as soon as you can! Hope to see you there!

Plan now for your 2015 summer workshop!

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January 2015 Meeting Minutes



January 2015 Meeting Minutes, Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
The meeting was held on Thursday, January, 15th, 2014 at the Textile Center at 7 PM. 

2015 Board Nominations – Nominations for Guild officers were taken at the meeting. Tracy Westhoff (current President) and Kristin Lawson (current Treasurer) have volunteered to stay on the board in their current positions. The following nominations were made at the January meeting for new board members:
  • Colby Lowry was nominated for Vice President
  • Sarah Marrone was nominated for Web Coordinator
  • Rebecca LaPlante was nominated for Secretary.
All nominees accepted their nominations. Additional nominations can be made by emailing the guild: minneapolismqg [at] gmail [dot] com by February 14th 2015. A vote of the general membership will occur at the February meeting with officers starting their term in March.

2015 Committees- we are looking for members to help chair committees on securing Speakers/Workshops, Community Service Projects, Coordinating Sew-ins, or any other idea that you may have. We are very open to input and assistance from the group! Email the guild if you are interested.

Lee Heinrich Visit and Workshop -- Lee Heinrich, blogger at Freshly Pieced and co-author of Vintage Quilt Revival will be with us for a trunk show on Friday January 30 and all-day workshop on Saturday January 31st. Lee's visit was partially funded by a grant from the Minnesota Quilters. 2015

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Mpls MQG Bees – We have 3 bees that are up and running and Kristin is taking names for a backup list or to start a fourth bee! Hive names have been suggested on the guild's Facebook page.The first round of blocks will be due at the February meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting and are in a hive, please make arrangements to ensure that your blocks get to the "queen bee" in time.

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Get Inspired Challenge-- The spring challenge is "Get Inspired". Simply make something and share with us your source of inspiration. The reveal will be at the April 16th meeting and participants should bring in their finished project with the original source of inspiration (or photo of). No other rules or restrictions. 

2015 Spring In-Town Retreat-- will be held on April 11-12, 2015 at Millie P's in downtown Anoka. Hours of the retreat are Saturday, 9 AM to Midnight and Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM. Registration and payment will be due at the March meeting.

The River Valley Quilters--in Woodbury have invited us to attend an upcoming meeting to bring modern quilts to their show and tell. They offered a few dates for us to choose from and the winning date is September 24th. If you are interested in attending and can bring some quilts to show, please contact a board member. 

Upcoming Meetings:
Thursday, February 19, 2015-- MQ will be here to tell us about the annual quilt show and conference with information on class offerings. The show will be held on June 10-14 at the DECC in Duluth MN.

March 19, 2015-- This is the annual membership renewal meeting. Annual dues are $40. We will also have a "low-volume" fabric swap. Bring one or more strips of fabric 6 inches by WOF (width of fabric) and take home the same number of strips that you bring. This is a great way to diversify your stash since many low volume quilts use a variety of prints. Our own Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts gives a great definition of "low volume" on her blog "Low-volume fabrics have predominately white, light or neutral backgrounds. More often than not the prints are graphic and simple." Craftsy's website also has information on low-volume fabrics for those not familiar with the term.

Mystery Quilt Reveal-- Participants in the 2014 Mpls. MQG Mystery Quilt Along brought their quilts to reveal. Thanks again to Kristin, of A Little Crispy, for designing the quilt and hosting the quilt along throughout 2014!

Tracy

Chris

Sharon

Kristin S.

Kristin L.

Nikol

Maria


Michelle

Marie

Colby

Lisa

Erin

Rozina

Kellye

Carrie

Vanessa

Show and Tell
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Carrie- Marketplace India Charity Quilt

Amanda

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Colby

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Karen

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Caitlin

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Kara

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Erin

Andrea

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Marketplace India Charity Quilt and Quilters


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