February Meeting - Prep & Take: Map Quilts


Join us this Thursday, February 21 at 7pm for a Prep & Take meeting! We'll be prepping Map Quilts - a fun, fusible applique project.

We will have some map printouts available at the meeting, but you can also bring one (here is a great resource for finding some cool maps https://goo.gl/C4o5sA). You'll want to crop and enlarge a portion of the map to fit on a piece of letter paper (this can be done in Google Docs or Word).

We'll provide the fusible webbing, and will have some fabric available.

You'll want to bring - a piece of background fabric and any other fabric you want to use, scissors for cutting details or an X-acto knife with a cutting mat, and if anyone has an ironing station they'd be willing to bring, we would appreciate it.

By the end of the meeting you'll have a piece prepped for quilting! Hope to see you all there, let me know if you have any questions!

Setting Goals with MMQG's 19 in 19

MMQG wants to help you get through some WIPs you might have, learn that new technique you've been eyeing, finally recover that ironing board, whatever quilty goals you might have. Join us in setting 19 goals for 2019! To join download the Goal Sheet, fill it out, and post a pic here on our Facebook group and/or Instagram (make sure to tag us @mplsmqg) or bring the list to the February meeting for us to keep track of throughout the year. Then throughout the year keep us in the loop on what you’re working on by posting to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #MMQG19in19 or bringing things to meetings. We want this to be enjoyable, so break your goals down into pieces that are doable. Instead of ‘finish Long Time Gone quilt’, break it up to multiple goals, ‘cut out blocks’, ‘piece blocks’, ‘assemble top’ (to be honest, I’d break this one down even further, it’s an intense pattern!). And it’s quilty goals, so that may be finishing quilts, but can also be learning a new technique, trying a new tool, visiting a quilt shop you’ve always wanted to visit, taking a sewing-related class, sewing a garment or a bag, etc. What motivates better than prizes? Well support and encouragement from your fellow quilters, but prizes are pretty cool too. So of course there will be some throughout the year to give you that extra nudge. To be eligible for prizes, make sure you post or hand in your Goal Sheet by Thursday, February 21st. And this is definitely open to non-members (the more the merrier) but due to logistics we need to limit prizes to current MMQG members. We’ll check-in occasionally on Facebook and Instagram, and we hope to see projects at meetings during Show and Tell. If you’re interested in a monthly reminder/motivational email, join the mailing list http://eepurl.com/gez13X

September Meeting

Please join us Thursday September 20th for our annual Schoolhouse meeting! We'll be making pet collars, EPP ornaments, origami boxes and reusable fabric food wraps.

Doors open at 6:30pm for social time and the meeting starts at 7pm.

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!
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