August 2017 Meeting Minutes


Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
August Meeting 2017
8/17/17

  1. Welcome
    1. New Members Review and Visitors
  2. Announcements/Reminders
    1. Date of next meeting: Thursday, September 21st
      1. Schoolhouse
        • Board Basting
        • Tatting
        • EPP
        • Tiny Piecing
    2. October
      1. Stitched 2.0
    3. November
      1. Upcycle Reveal
      2. Low Volume Swap - 6in x Width of Fabric Low Volume fabric, bring as many as you want, can swap for that many
    4. Board Positions Available
      1. Secretary
    5. Upcycle Challenge
      1. 3 Different Items that didn’t start as quilting cotton, can make anything
      2. Use #upcycleMMQG to share
      3. Due at November Meeting
  3. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
    1. MMQG Fall Retreat. Linden Hills Retreat Center, Little Falls, MN
      1. Dates: Oct 12-15
      2. Arrive 3p on 12th, leave by 12p on 15th, Sign up HERE
        • $130 - Members
        • $180 - Non-Members
    2. Sew In’s
      1. August 20th - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
    3. Future Sewcials/Sew-in’s Etc
  4. Committee Updates
    1. Charity Committee (Jan Hanenberger)
      1. Drawing held for people that have worked on charity kits
      2. Quilt kits available
      3. New charity block -half square triangle
      4. Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
      5. 70,273 X’s quilt (Kellye Rose)
      6. Mobile Hem Project (Kellye Rose)
    2. Speakers/Programs (Trish Hoskins/Sarah Vernon)
      1. Heather Jones interest for Spring lecture/workshop
    3. Marketing/Communications (Sarah Marrone)
  5. Show and Tell - lay quilts out after showing them
  6. Break
  7. Program: Anne Ulku - Minneapolis Based Graphic Designer @aulku
  8. Sewcial Time

August's Meeting - From Inspiration to Design


Have you ever wondered how to design modern quilts or been inspired by graphic design, but don't know how to get from inspiration to the end product?
Join us on Thursday, August 17th as we host Anne Ulku, a local Minneapolis graphic designer who will be walking us through how to go from inspiration to building a design.
Check out her work at @aulku on Instagram!

July 2017 Meeting Minutes



Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
July Meeting 2017
7/20/17
  1. Welcome
    1. New Members Review and Visitors
  2. Announcements/Reminders
    1. Date of next meeting: Thursday, August 17
      1. Anne Ulku - Minneapolis Graphic Designer
        • How you can use graphic design elements in quilting
    2. Minnesota State Fair
      1. Online Registration open May 1 - August 8th at 4:30p
      2. Delivery Windows
        • Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        • Sunday, Aug. 13 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        • Monday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    3. Board Positions Available
      1. Secretary
    4. Garage sale Results
      1. $2,800 in sales, $880 to go to the guild!
    5. Upcycle Challenge
      1. 3 Different Items that didn’t start as quilting cotton, can make anything
      2. Use #upcycleMMQG to share
      3. Due at November Meeting
  3. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
    1. Free Motion Quilting Workshop
      1. Faye From  Twin Cities Quilting
      2. Cost: $60
      3. Date and Location: Date July 23rd 10am-4pm at Twin Cities Quilting
      4. Signup: On blog and facebook (10 spots)
    2. MMQG Summer In-Town Retreat
      1. July 28-30th
      2. Four Seasons Quilt Shop - 9708 63rd Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
      3. $45 per person, paid when you arrive (24 people MAX)
      4. Come and go as you please, no deals for just one day
      5. To Register: Call (763) 557-5899
    3. MMQG Fall Retreat. Linden Hills Retreat Center, Little Falls, MN
      1. Dates: Oct 12-15
      2. Arrive 3p on 12th, leave by 12p on 15th
      3. Accepting $50 deposit on facebook and blog link (Square)
        • $130 - Members
        • $180 - Non-Members
    4. Sew In’s
      1. July 23rd - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
      2. August 20th - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
  1. Committee Updates
    1. Charity Committee (Jan)
      1. Quilt kits available
      2. New charity block -half square triangle
      3. Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
      4. 70,273 X’s quilt
    2. Speakers/Programs (Trish/Sarah)
    3. Marketing/Communications (Sarah)
  2. Show and Tell
  3. Break
  4. Program - Make and Take
    1. Key Fobs (Person: TBD)
    2. Sewing Machine Pedal Holder (Person: TBD)
    3. Travel Sewing Kit (Person: TBD)
  5. Sewcial Time

POSITION NEEDED: Secretary (Please let a board member know if you are interested in this position)
Duties:
a. Keep minutes of the general meetings or arrange for a substitute in his/her
absence.
b. Post the minutes of the General Meeting and Executive Board meeting on the
Guild website.
c. Keep minutes of the Executive Board meeting or arrange for a substitute in her
absence.

d. Maintain a record of all minutes for the term of office.

June 2017 Meeting Minutes


Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
June Meeting 2017
6/15/17

  1. Welcome
    1. New Members Review and Visitors
  2. Announcements/Reminders
    1. Date of next meeting: Thursday, July 20
      1. Make and Take
    2. Minnesota State Fair
      1. Online Registration open May 1 - August 8th at 4:30p
      2. Delivery Windows
        • Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        • Sunday, Aug. 13 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        • Monday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    3. Board Positions Available
      1. Secretary
    4. Garage sale - June 21 MMQG members only June 22-24 public.         
      1. Info posted on FB, blog and email.
    5. Upcycle Challenge
      1. 3 Different Items that didn’t start as quilting cotton, can make anything
      2. Use #upcycleMMQG to share
      3. Due at November Meeting
  3. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
    1. Free Motion Quilting Workshop
      1. Faye From  Twin Cities Quilting
      2. Cost: $60
      3. Date and Location: Date July 23rd 10am-4pm at Twin Cities Quilting
      4. Signup: On blog and facebook (10 spots)
    2. MMQG Summer In-Town Retreat
      1. July 28-30th
      2. Four Seasons Quilt Shop - 9708 63rd Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
      3. $45 per person, paid when you arrive (24 people MAX)
      4. Come and go as you please, no deals for just one day
      5. To Register: Call (763) 557-5899
    3. MMQG Fall Retreat. Linden Hills Retreat Center, Little Falls, MN
      1. Dates: Oct 12-15
      2. Arrive 3p on 12th, leave by 12p on 15th
      3. Accepting $50 deposit
        • $130 - Members
        • $180 - Non-Members
    4. Sew In’s
      1. June 25th - 9a-4p
        • Uptown Heating Lowry Community Center - 514 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55418
      2. July 23rd - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
      3. August 20th - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405

Successful Stash Sale

The "we cleaned out our stash" sale was a great success!  12 members contributed their treasures (including Lisa and Kristin from their businesses) and 10 members showed up amid rain and cool temperatures to encourage all the buyers to spend money! Many of our members shopped the sale to add someone's else's treasures into our stash! The half price sale on Saturday morning provided the last chance for us to push the total $ raised. Leftovers will be donated to the following:  the MMQG charity stash, a local senior center for making walker bags, a Mpls project that works with immigrants learning to sew or a Mpls project that puts together hygiene packets for girls in Africa.

In summary, total sales were over $2800. 25% of members sales go to the guild plus we had items donated for the sale......so we have $880 to add to our programming budget!

Thank you to everyone that contributed, worked and provided morale support!  WAHOO!
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