Denyse Schmidt Pure Improv Workshop

The Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild (MMQG) is thrilled to host Denyse Schmidt for a Pure Improv Workshop in Minneapolis!  Denyse is a world-renowned quilter, textile designer, and author.  


Pure Improv Workshop Description:

"In this workshop, we explore the farthest reaches of improvisational patchwork – and your own creativity – using traditional patterns as a foundation. We begin with fun, fast-paced exercises to become completely familiar with a single quilt pattern. Once we internalize its basic structure, we can apply the principles of improvisation to create spontaneous and uniquely individual expressions of a single theme. Some improvisational piecing experience recommended but not required." 

WHEN:  
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017
  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (Arriving at 10:30 am for set up; 1/2 hour break for lunch - not provided)

WHERE:  Textile Center in Minneapolis

COST:
  • $110 for members of the MMQG.  Not a member?  Join here for $40.
  • $160 for non-members 
REGISTRATION:
  • Opens at 9:00 am on Friday, August 19th for MMQG members.
  • Opens at 9:00 am on Friday, September 2nd for non-members.
  • 20 participants max; first come, first serve.  If the workshop fills and you'd like to be on a waitlist, please contact Jill.

Denyse will also be holding a workshop with the St. Cloud Heritage Quilters on Friday, 3/31/17!  If you have any questions about that, please contact Karen.

Fall In-Town Retreat

Please join the MMQG for our fall in town retreat and spend time sewing with old and new friends!
When
Friday 9/30 - Sunday 10/2
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am - midnight
Sunday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Where
Millie P's Retreat Center in Anoka
Cost
$10 per person, per day (come for 1, 2, or all 3 days, make sure to select all the days you would like to attend when purchasing)
Participants also get a 10% Millie P's discount on the day you attend!
Please register by clicking here.
Space is limited - first come, first served.
If you have any questions, please contact Jill Scullard.
We look forward to seeing you there!

July 2016 Meeting Minutes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
July Meeting 2016
7/21/16

  1. Welcome
    1. New Members Review and Visitors
  2. Announcements (10 min)
    1. Reminders
      1. Membership - 52 members
        • More information here
        • $40 annually
        • $5 per meeting for non-members or non-visitors going forward
      2. Louise Gray Challenge - due August Meeting
      3. Date of next meeting: Thursday, August 18, Bobbin Doctor/Louise Gray Challenge Reveal
    2. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
      1. Amanda Jean Workshop
        • Sept 10.  9:30-4:30 Curved Piecing
        • Registration on the blog now!  
          1. $40 for members; $50 for non-members;
            1. Plus acrylic templates, $15 7in set
            2. 20 people max - first come, first served.  Spots still available!
      2. Charity Sew-in’s
        • Sept 11 - Penn Lake Library 12-5
        • Sept 25 - Penn Lake Library 12-5
      3. Millie P’s Retreat
        • Friday September 30 - Sunday October 2
        • $10 per person, per day.   Come for 1, 2, or 3 days.
          1. Friday-Saturday - 9a-midnight
          2. Sunday 9a-7p
        • Registration coming soon!
      4. Wappo Retreat (November) - weekend before tksgvg
      5. State Fair
        • Registration is open
          1. Registration open: July 1st – Nov. 30th., 2016
          2. Notification by: December 30, 2016
          3. Cost to enter: $30 per 3 quilts
        • Updated Nine-Patch Challenge - due 11/30.  See MQG’s Facebook page for information.
      6. MQG - Block of the Month Design Challenge - see their website for details on submitting.
  3. Committee Updates (if applicable)
    1. Charity Committee (Jan)
      1. Orlando MQG Quilt Drive (Bright Hearts)- due August 15th
      2. #Quiltsforpeace (Blue Hearts)- due September meeting
      3. Philando Castille blocks (HRT With a Twist)- due August meeting
      4. Lap Quilt Charity Request - Goal 10 quilts, dimensions to come
      5. Quilt kits available
      6. 9 patches
      7. Low volume plus blocks
      8. Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
    2. Welcome/Hospitality (Kara)
    3. Speakers/Program (Jill)
      1. August - Bobbin Doctor, Machine Maintenance
      2. Denise Schmidt - Peer Improv Workshop
        • April 1, 2017  
        • 20 spots
        • Will send out an email or a Facebook post shortly!
      3. Weeks Ringle - TBD
    4. Marketing/Communications (Sarah)
  4. Program: Scrap Reveal (45 mins)
    1. Start with one person, whoever they made theirs for will reveal next
  5. Break
    1. Grab Louise Gray Packs (2 neutrals/2 colors)
    2. Remind paid members to pick up their swag bags during the break
    3. Answer question: How would you describe your quilting style?
  6. Two Bit Bags
  7. Show and Tell (20 min)
  8. Sewcial Time
  9. Closing

Quilts for Pulse

Our current project is in response to the call from the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for ‪#‎quiltsforpulse‬. We hope to make and collect 10 ½” heart blocks using the Cluck Cluck Sew Tutorial on making heart blocks in multiple sizes. 

Anyone who would like to contribute blocks can make and mail them to me. An ASAP response would be wonderful and we can include the blocks into our charity sew-in this month. We will forward extra blocks to the Orlando quilt guild by July 10th for the quilts they will be making. Facebook message me if you need my address.

We will be holding a charity sew-in at the PennLake Library on Sunday, June 26th, Noon to 5, at 8800 Penn Ave South in Bloomington. Everyone is welcome to attend. At that time we will construct one or two pulse quilts using the heart blocks. We will also cut, trim, sash, sew, assemble and layer to continue our quilt making!

June 2016 Meeting Minutes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
June Meeting 2016
6/16/16

  1. Welcome
  2. Announcements (10 min)
    1. Reminders
      1. Membership - 50 members
        • More information here
        • $40 annually
        • $5 per meeting for non-members or non-visitors going forward
      2. 2017 Raffle Quilt Blocks 
        • Kristin has finished the top, top is at the long-armers 
        • Drawing Kellye Rose won
      1. Scrap Bag Challenge - due at July Meeting
      2. Louise Gray Challenge - due August Meeting
      3. Date of next meeting: Thursday, July 21 Scrap Bag Reveal
    2. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
      1. Trunk Show to White Bear Lake Tuesday - June 21st - 1-3p
        • Redeemer Lutheran Church on 3770 Bellaire Avenue in White Bear Lake
      2. Charity Sew-in   
        • June 26th 12-5   Penn Lake Library, Bloomington at 8800 Penn Ave South
      3. Sewcial Sew-In
        • Saturday, July 16 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm
        • Edina Library off Vernon Avenue
      4. Amanda Jean Workshop
        • Sept 10.  9:30-4:30 Curved Piecing
        • Registration on the blog now!  
          1. $40 for members; $50 for non-members; plus acrylic templates
          2. 20 people max - first come, first served
      5. State Fair
        • Class / Lecture Registration:
          1. Begins June 25 for Individual MQG members
            1. Must become a member by June 20 to get priority registration
        • Quilt submission:
          1. Registration open: July 1st – Nov. 30th., 2016
          2. Notification by: December 30, 2016
          3. Cost to come: ~$30
  3. Committee Updates (if applicable)
    1. Charity Committee (Jan)
      1. Orlando MQG Quilt Drive
      2. Quilt kits available
      3. 9 patches
      4. Low volume plus blocks
      5. Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
      6. Charity Sew in June 26th
    2. Welcome/Hospitality (Kara)
    3. Speakers/Program (Jill)
      1. Update on upcoming speakers
      2. August - Bobbin Doctor, Machine Maintenance
      3. Tula Pink - booked up, not currently taking any more dates
      4. Carolyn Friedlander - on the waitlist
      5. Denise Schmidt - final stages of planning for a workshop
    4. Marketing/Communications (Sarah)
    5. NEED A Sponsorship/Fundraising CHAIR!!!! (TBD)
    1. Instagram: Sarah Marrone
    2. Facebook: Sarah Marrone
    3. Ello: Sarah O’Kern
    4. Blogs: Vanessa Lynch
    5. Online Swaps: Jill Scullard
    6. Flickr: Colby Lowrey
    7. Online Quilting Bees: Colby Lowrey
    8. Add your info/reference the Social Media Shareout to find other people in our guild on any of the discussed platforms
  4. Break
    1. Grab Louise Gray Packs (2 neutrals/2 colors)
    2. Answer question: Describe your favorite project that you have ever worked on and why it is your favorite.
  5. Two Bit Bags
  6. Show and Tell (20 min)
  7. Sewcial Time
  8. Closing

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