Quilts for Pulse

Our current project is in response to the call from the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild for ‪#‎quiltsforpulse‬. We hope to make and collect 10 ½” heart blocks using the Cluck Cluck Sew Tutorial on making heart blocks in multiple sizes. 

Anyone who would like to contribute blocks can make and mail them to me. An ASAP response would be wonderful and we can include the blocks into our charity sew-in this month. We will forward extra blocks to the Orlando quilt guild by July 10th for the quilts they will be making. Facebook message me if you need my address.

We will be holding a charity sew-in at the PennLake Library on Sunday, June 26th, Noon to 5, at 8800 Penn Ave South in Bloomington. Everyone is welcome to attend. At that time we will construct one or two pulse quilts using the heart blocks. We will also cut, trim, sash, sew, assemble and layer to continue our quilt making!

June 2016 Meeting Minutes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
June Meeting 2016
6/16/16

  1. Welcome
  2. Announcements (10 min)
    1. Reminders
      1. Membership - 50 members
        • More information here
        • $40 annually
        • $5 per meeting for non-members or non-visitors going forward
      2. 2017 Raffle Quilt Blocks 
        • Kristin has finished the top, top is at the long-armers 
        • Drawing Kellye Rose won
      1. Scrap Bag Challenge - due at July Meeting
      2. Louise Gray Challenge - due August Meeting
      3. Date of next meeting: Thursday, July 21 Scrap Bag Reveal
    2. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
      1. Trunk Show to White Bear Lake Tuesday - June 21st - 1-3p
        • Redeemer Lutheran Church on 3770 Bellaire Avenue in White Bear Lake
      2. Charity Sew-in   
        • June 26th 12-5   Penn Lake Library, Bloomington at 8800 Penn Ave South
      3. Sewcial Sew-In
        • Saturday, July 16 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm
        • Edina Library off Vernon Avenue
      4. Amanda Jean Workshop
        • Sept 10.  9:30-4:30 Curved Piecing
        • Registration on the blog now!  
          1. $40 for members; $50 for non-members; plus acrylic templates
          2. 20 people max - first come, first served
      5. State Fair
        • Class / Lecture Registration:
          1. Begins June 25 for Individual MQG members
            1. Must become a member by June 20 to get priority registration
        • Quilt submission:
          1. Registration open: July 1st – Nov. 30th., 2016
          2. Notification by: December 30, 2016
          3. Cost to come: ~$30
  3. Committee Updates (if applicable)
    1. Charity Committee (Jan)
      1. Orlando MQG Quilt Drive
      2. Quilt kits available
      3. 9 patches
      4. Low volume plus blocks
      5. Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
      6. Charity Sew in June 26th
    2. Welcome/Hospitality (Kara)
    3. Speakers/Program (Jill)
      1. Update on upcoming speakers
      2. August - Bobbin Doctor, Machine Maintenance
      3. Tula Pink - booked up, not currently taking any more dates
      4. Carolyn Friedlander - on the waitlist
      5. Denise Schmidt - final stages of planning for a workshop
    4. Marketing/Communications (Sarah)
    5. NEED A Sponsorship/Fundraising CHAIR!!!! (TBD)
    1. Instagram: Sarah Marrone
    2. Facebook: Sarah Marrone
    3. Ello: Sarah O’Kern
    4. Blogs: Vanessa Lynch
    5. Online Swaps: Jill Scullard
    6. Flickr: Colby Lowrey
    7. Online Quilting Bees: Colby Lowrey
    8. Add your info/reference the Social Media Shareout to find other people in our guild on any of the discussed platforms
  4. Break
    1. Grab Louise Gray Packs (2 neutrals/2 colors)
    2. Answer question: Describe your favorite project that you have ever worked on and why it is your favorite.
  5. Two Bit Bags
  6. Show and Tell (20 min)
  7. Sewcial Time
  8. Closing

MMQG Trunk Show for the White Bear Lake Guild

Our guild has been invited to present a Modern Quilting trunk show to the White Bear Lake Guild on June 21st from 1-3 pm at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on 3770 Bellaire Avenue in White Bear Lake. Jan is organizing this presentation and has a few favors to ask:

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1. With your definition of "What is modern quilting?"
2. Would you be able to attend the presentation and help represent our guild?
3. If you are able to attend would you be willing to bring a few of your quilts or projects to share as part of the trunk show?
4. If you are not able to attend would you be willing to lend some items for us to include? You could bring them to our next guild meeting on June 16th or I would gladly pick them up from you. I will also be happy to return them to their owners after the presentation. (Including the quilts used for our exhibit at the MN Quilters Show this week would be awesome!)

Thank you so much for helping represent our guild and our love for modern quilting!

Curved Piecing by Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts

The Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild (MMQG) is excited to host a workshop on Curved Piecing by Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts!

Ever fretted about sewing curves?  Amanda Jean will teach us how to piece curved seams while working on the Running in Circles pattern (Quilt (below) from Amanda Jean's blog)!


Amanda Jean, a member of the MMQG, is a well-known blogger at Crazy Mom Quilts, co-author of Sunday Morning Quilts, fabric designer of the Good Neighbors collection, and an aficionado of piecing with scraps!

When:  
Saturday, September 10, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Where:  
Textile Center (map)

Cost:  
MMQG Members: $40* 
Non-Members: $50*

*Plus approximately $15 for the acrylic templates

Register here! Memberships are also available for purchase, if you would like to take advantage of the workshop discount.

We have spots for 20 participants and the spots are first come/first served. Payments are non-refundable.  Participants will need to bring their own supplies (machine, fabric, etc.).

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Scullard.

See you there!

Charity Committee Update

Hello MMQG! 

Guild members have been busy helping the charity committee and several new projects were introduced this spring! Below is an update on our progress -

Charity Quilt Kits are a big hit.  A kit includes supplies to make a quilt depending on the steps finished so far.  A checklist is included listing the steps completed and the next chores to be done.  You can pick up a kit that matches your favorite quilt tasks.  For example:  the bag may include fabric that needs to be cut into blocks and a suggested pattern. If cutting is a favorite part of quilting, you could cut the blocks, check that step off the list then return the kit for the next person.  Another kit may include a completed quilt top that has been layered and quilted but is ready for the binding and label to be applied.  If those are your favorite steps then we have another match!


Nine Patch Blocks are also popular!  A bin of 3” strips was provided for members to pick fabrics to make nine patch blocks.  Using one dark strip and one light strip, cut nine 3” pieces and sew together into a nine patch block.  It has been fun to see color combinations as blocks are turned in.  We hope to have many blocks completed to make a number of scrappy quilt tops! If you have 3” strips leftover from your latest project and want to make nine patch blocks to donate, that is great too!

Nine Patch Block
Low Volume Plus Blocks are still being collected for a quilt top.

Low Volume Plus Block
Charity Sew-In
A charity sew-in will be held on June 26th, noon – 5pm at the Penn Lake Library in Bloomington at 8800 Penn Avenue South.  Anyone is welcome to come and help cut, sew, layer, make bindings, etc.  Many hands will make work go quickly!

Donations
We continue to take donations to work toward our goal of sharing our skills with the larger community.  We will gladly take any of the following:
  • Fabrics – yardage, leftover precuts, fat quarters, strips 1 ½” or bigger, large scraps
  • Quilt blocks - Orphan, leftover or extra blocks of any size or colors
  • Batting scraps – any size but the bigger the better
  • Bindings – leftovers or bindings made purposely for our use
BIG THANK YOU to all that have donated fabrics, batting, backs, orphan blocks, quilt tops AND COMPLETED QUILTS! Thank you to all that have completed blocks! And another thank you to all that have picked up a quilt kit and completed steps toward the finishing of a quilt.

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