March 2015 meeting minutes

All of you who renewed your membership, thank you! We have a lot of fun things planned this year so watch Facebook, the blog, and plan on coming to the monthly meetings. We still have Swag Bags for those of you who need to renew or want to join the Guild.

2015 Board Introduction

The new board took effect at the beginning of March. The officers for the 2015-2016 year are:

  • President – Tracy Westhoff
  • Treasurer – Kristin Lawson
  • VP - Colby Lowrey
  • Web Coordinator – Sarah Marrone 
  • Secretary – Rebecca LaPlante

THANK YOU ALL FOR VOTING!

2015 Committees

The following members have graciously accepted the following Committee Positions:

  • Brianne Hansen and Erin Salisbury – Garage Sale Spring 2016
  • Marie Parish – Hospitality 
  • Jan Hanenberger-Charity 
  • Event/Speaker – Would love someone to step up and help us out with this one!

For the April meeting–4/16/2015:


Get Inspired Challenge reveal:  Get Inspired – find something that inspires you to make something quilty.

Scrap swap extravaganza: Stuff some of you favorite scraps into a one quart plastic bag, add a short note letting your partner know what you like or dislike (this is totally optional) and write your name on the outside of the bag. Everyone participating will draw a bag and make something for the scrap bag owner adding one additional fabric from their stash. The finished project reveal/swap will be at the July meeting.

Also on the agenda is a quick QuiltCon recap from those who went to Austin this year.

Don't forget your March bee blocks if you are in a hive!

If you have an April birthday, please consider bringing something for the snack/food table to share. March Birthdays – Thank you for bringing refreshments to the last meeting!

Come early to socialize, check out the free table and two bit bags! Donations to the two-bit bags gets you four free tickets to enter. Clear out some space in your sewing area and get your less loved items to someone who will make good use of them.

Low volume strip swap

We had our low volume strip swap! Each member brought in as many low volume strips as they wanted, and left with the same number. It was a great way to get a sampling of some new low volume prints.

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Bee blocks

March's queen bees were Kellye, Vanessa, and Kara.

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Show & Tell


Michelle
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Michelle's back
Tracy
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Tracy's quilt back
Tracy's back
Kellye
Kellye's
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Kellye's back
Lisa
Lisa did not stop moving! 
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More Lisa
Rebecca T.
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Rebecca T.
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Vanessa's
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Vanessa's back
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Brianne's
Mary
Mary's feedsacks
Mary
Mary's Fancy Fox
Andrea
Andrea's
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Caitlin's
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Caitlin's
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Caitlin's
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Caitlin's back
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Rebecca's
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Rebecca's
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Dee's



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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Rozina

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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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Erin

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Andrea

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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!

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