October 2019 Meeting Minutes

Thursday Oct 17, 2019

Sarah called the meeting to order around 7pm.

Refreshments: Kristen provided coffee
Treats: Trena and Liz provided a few snacks.

Show and Tell:
Laura – Block of the Month Quilt;
Gail – Hot Air Balloons;

Liz gave us flyers/bookmarks about the Lakes of the Lake Quilt show held on Oct 18 & 19.

Sarah presented us with a great overview of some Social Media sites, Facebook and Instagram. There were many tips and tricks mentioned. Here is a link to the presentation if you want a refresher or missed the meeting: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1W0-SdJkIt97UygtYRHU-gOykiljc10y3jaG6NfMC16Y/edit?fbclid=IwAR31abDqf5gduEwG_rSW_Qat1YtAJIoWaHdtCeA-IrX52x4GnO9Uxj25C2E#slide=id.p. Sarah proposed an IG takeover, the thought was well received.

Darci will be holding a Charity sewing even on November 30th at Field Trip Quilting – 10-4p

Out of town Retreat is happening Oct 24-27th, check facebook for updates on openings.

Keep going on your 19 in 19, only 2 ½ months until we finish!!!

The next meeting will be November 21st.  We will be doing a Make & Take: Printing Fabric by hand.

Meeting concluded 8:40p
Minutes submitted by Trena Johnson, Secretary Oct 19.2019


Looking forward to seeing everyone at the monthly meeting on July 18th! Laura will be leading the meeting this month, and we are very excited! The theme will be Christmas in July, and it will be a chance to talk about making “quilty” gifts for Christmas and other holidays.
Here’s the Idea: If you have a favorite project that you like to make as a quick and/or easy gift, please bring a sample, plus the pattern for us to see! (Please don’t make copies of patterns for distribution. If it is your own pattern and you’d like to share that’s great!)
Also, bring some holiday-themed fabric for a fabric swap. We will plan to do a fat quarter swap at the meeting! Doesn’t have to be Christmas fabric, any holiday will do!
If you don’t have a sample or fabric, come join us anyways! We’ll do an icebreaker and our usual Show & Tell. And, who knows, there may even be Christmas in July cookies!
We are excited to see you all there!
Merry Quilt-mas to all!


Hey all!
We have a very fun and crafty evening planned for all this Thursday! We know summers are very busy for you all, but would love you to come. We will be doing some scrap art where you bring the scraps and any scissors you may need and we supply the canvas and Mod Podge! It is a great way to bring some new life to some scraps too small to use or too special and you want them on display for all! As usual the meeting will start at 7pm at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, MN. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out. If you have been waiting or unsure of when to check out our meetings this will be a great one you won't want to miss! We cannot wait to see you all there and as always please bring snacks or beverages to share!

Charity Sewing Day - June 1st

Sewing for Charity with the MMQG will happen at Field Trip Quilting this Saturday, June 1 starting at 10 AM. Bring your sewing machine - all other supplies are furnished. There are quilts in every stage, so if you want to just stop by to hang out that's welcome too!

There is space for 10 people to sew. I have two sewing machines at the studio for people to use if you like also. There are nearby cafes for lunch or feel free to bring something. I have a small refrigerator and microwave for use. 

Field Trip is located at 674 Smith Ave. S., St. Paul, MN 55107. If you need further directions or have any questions feel free to email us.

See you on Saturday!

MMQG Charity Committee


Hey all! We have some great upcoming events we would love all of you to be a part of! Please check out the information related to the events below and feel free to join us for any or all of them! If you are not already, we recommend joining the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild group on Facebook to get regular updates on all of our fun meetings and events!

Spring In-Town Retreat
May 3-5, 2019

We are holding an in town retreat at Field Trip Quilting studio in St.Paul! This would be a great opportunity to get away from the house for the day and have some fun being social while getting some projects worked on! At the end of the day you can go home to your own comfortable bed!

We have 12 work spots each day Friday May 3rd through Sunday May 5th. You can just come one day, part of one day, or all three days depending on your schedule. Spots are $10 per person per day and filling fast so you will want to contact us via email ASAP for a spot!

Handwork Gathering at Himalayan Java in St. Paul
May 8, 2019 | 7 - 9pm

This is a fun event where you can come to learn something like knitting, hand quilting, English paper piecing, etc. or just work on a project you already have started! This event is free of charge to join and there will be drinks and snacks available for purchase.

MMQG Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker Tara Faughnan
May 16, 2019 | 7pm

Join our monthly meeting for a special guest talk from Tara Faughnan! She will be talking all about her design process. She will share ways that she takes an idea and develops it, along with how the roll of scale and color are integral to her process.

You will gain insight into how she handles hitting a wall when working on projects or gets stuck in a creative rut. This will be a night you will not want to miss!

No tickets necessary, non-members pay a $10 fee at the door. As always our meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Textile Center located at 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis.

Charity Sewing Day
June 1, 2019

As a guild we try to find ways to give back to the community by donating quilts, pillowcases, etc. to those in need. Join us for a group sewing day at Field Trip Quilting located at 674 Smith Ave S. in St. Paul. Please bring your finished quilt tops to be donated or projects to work on to donate! We will have some projects loaded up on the longarm if you're interested in trying it out.

It will be a fun day to get some donation worthy items out to those in need! Contact us via email for any additional questions and for space requirements.

Fall Out-of-Town Retreat
October 24-27 2019

We have signups open for our annual fall retreat to be held again at Linden Hill House in Little Falls, MN! It is a fantastic historic home that we all gather at annually to get some serious sewing done! The event will start the evening of Thursday, October 24th and will close out Sunday, October 27th at noon.

There will be a potluck dinner, we all work together to bring goodies on theme, a mini trip to some local quilt shops, and we will even have someone from the historic group managing the house come share her knowledge with us. We welcome both members and non-members for this event as always and spots fill up quickly so you will want to contact us via email or Facebook for additional details and to pay to reserve your spot! Members' fee for this retreat is $160 and non-member fee is $175. We hope to see you there!
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