May 2017 Meeting Minutes



Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
May Meeting 2017
5/18/17

  1. Welcome
    1. New Members Review and Visitors
  2. Announcements/Reminders
    1. Membership Renewal
      1. $5 for every meeting until you renew
    2. Date of next meeting: Thursday, June 15
      1. Free Motion Quilting Speaker - Faye Twin Cities Quilting
    3. Dakota County Star Quilt Show - Modern Vintage Quilt Show
      1. Update on sales: $151
    4. Minnesota Quilt Show
      1. June 8-10, 2017 Duluth, MN “A Take on Modern”
      2. Taking quilts today, more info to come on late drop offs
    5. 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.
    6. Board Positions Available
      1. Secretary
    7. Garage sale - June 21 MMQG members only June 22-24 public.         
      1. Info posted on FB, blog and email.
    8. 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 weekend of 22/23, Twin Cities Quilting
      4. Signup: Online this week
    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. May 21st - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Lowry Community Center - 514 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55418
      2. June 25th - 9a-4p
        • Uptown Heating Lowry Community Center - 514 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55418
      3. July 23rd - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
      4. August 20th - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
  4. Committee Updates
    1. Charity Committee (Jan)
      1. Shriner’s Hospital - finished quilts any size
      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
    2. Speakers/Programs (Trish/Sarah)
    3. Marketing/Communications (Sarah)
  5. Show and Tell
  6. Break
  7. Sewcial Time

Minnesota Quilt Show 'A Take on Modern' Drop Off Details

You can  mail quilts to the Minnesota Quilters Office at 253 State Street,  St Paul, MN 55107-1612.  If you mail to Minnesota Quilters, you must include a prepaid shipping return label OR pick up the quilt at the show.  All mailed quilts must be mailed in time to be received Between May 22 and May 27th.

Quilts need to be labeled, have a hanging sleeve, and need to be received in a suitable package
- with the name of the Exhibit, name of quilter, title of the quilt.

If  you call ahead  you may be able to drop them off physically at the office in St Paul.
during that week.   If  you had a big plastic tub with the quilts inside
it in their own bags that would work.

Visitors should call first to verify staff will be present. The building may be locked at times for security reasons.

MN Quilters Office Hours Tue-Fri 10:00-4:30 pm.

Minnesota Quilters, Inc,
253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107-1612

Phone: (651) 224-3572

After May 27, quilts can be delivered to the Show itself -  ending Tuesday June 6th at NOON.  

Pick Up:
Colby Lowrey will be picking up all exhibit quilts the Saturday of the show and will bring them to the June Meeting. If you need your quilt back before the June meeting please email cslowrey@gmail.com to arrange a time to meet Colby to pick up your quilt.



April 2017 Meeting Minutes


Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild

April Meeting 2017 - 4/20/17
  1. Announcements/Reminders
    1. Membership Renewal
      1. $5 for every meeting until you renew
    2. Date of next meeting: Thursday, May 18
      1. Color Theory and Exercises
    3. Minnesota Quilt Show
      1. June 8-10, 2017 Duluth, MN “A Take on Modern”
      2. Entries may be dropped off at the May 4 and 6, 2017 MQ Meetings.
      3. Shipped entries must arrive between May 22 and May 26, 2017 and mailed to:
Kate Eelkema
2973 Cedar Crossing
Minnetonka, MN 55305

      1. Hand delivered entries may be dropped off at the above address until May 30, 2017.
      2. Contact Kate at 612.816.0365 or judged2017@mnquilt.org for directions and to arrange a drop-off time.
    1. 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.
    2. Board Position Available
      1. Secretary
  1. Garage Sale
    1. June 21 MMQG members only
    2. June 22-24 open to public
    3. Watch FB, blog and email for info to bring items to meetings
  2. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
    1. 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, pay when you arrive at shop
    2. 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
    3. Sew In’s
      1. May 21st - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Lowry Community Center - 514 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55418
      2. June 25th - 9a-4p
        • Uptown Heating Lowry Community Center - 514 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55418
      3. July 23rd - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
      4. August 20th - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
  3. Crayon Challenge Reveal
  4. Break and Voting
  5. Speaker - Quilt Judging - Melissa Griggs
  6. Show and Tell
  7. Crayon Challenge Reveal - Awards
  8. Sewcial Time

SORTING........

Sorting, sorting, sorting....and the pile keeps building!  I am getting ready for our June MMQG "I Cleaned Out My Stash Sale" to be held on June 22-24. Presale to MMQG  members on June 21!  For more specific info check out the links in a previous FB post or blog post. This is our major fundraiser for programming expenses. You will receive 75% of the item selling price.
So far I have added fat quarters, fabric scraps, yarn, books, magazines, home dec and quilting yardage, wool pieces, notions and two ironing boards. And there is still more to go!  Gina has cleaned out her sewing stash and added to the pile too!
I will have my van at the next guild meeting so please help fill it up with your items. Or if you have more to bring than you have space to transport, let me know and we can arrange a pickup time.

Sew In April 15th

We have a sew in coming up on Saturday this weekend.  It is 9am-3pm in the Uptown Heating Community Room located at 3554 Bryant Ave South in Minneapolis.  It is a bright red building on the corner of 36th and Bryant, just a bit west of 35W, and there is street parking.  Bring your machine, tools and a project to work on. We would love to have you for hand sewing too.  Bring a bag lunch and we will get lots done. It would be a great opportunity to work your crayon challenge due at the next meeting!
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