August Minutes

Before the meeting officially began, there was talk of printing our logo onto fabric at Spoonflower, or the like, to use as labels for our charity quilts.

We began the meeting with introductions and a brief chat about what we're currently working on. A few poor souls have not touched their sewing machines in a month or more. Most of us are looking forward to the beginning of the school year and more sewing time.

Lisa gave the Treasurer's Report:
  • We have opened a checking account and purchased checks.
  • We also signed up to be a sponsor of QuiltCon. Included in the sponsorship are 2 free tickets, a 10% MMQG member discount to the conference and all workshops, and thank yous in the program and on the website.
    • More rooms have been added to the QuiltCon room block. If you are going and have not yet reserved a hotel room, take advantage of the addition quickly, as they will likely sell out again.
Kristin gave the Webmistress's Report:
  • Please remember to sign up for a guest blog post, if you haven't already. The list is located on the members' only site. If you do not have access, please contact Kristin at minneapolismqg (at) gmail (dot) com.
  • All board members have now been highlighted on the blog. Please send in your questionnaires (located on the guild website) to also be included. 

Our President then turned to the upcoming visit of Jacquie Gering:
  • Copies of Quilting Modern are sold out and won't be back in stock until after Jacquie's visit. Nikol is getting placards from the publisher which can be slipped inside books when they are back in stock.
  • The trunk show and book signing will be Friday, September 14.
  • The hexagon workshop will be Saturday, September 15, from 10:00 to 4:00.
    • Registration fee for members is $50, for non-members $85.
    • Flaun will create a registration form using Google Docs and send to members first, then post to the MMQG Facebook page.
The Quilters' Sew-ciety of Rochester is interested in learning about modern quilting. They are interested in paying someone to travel there to lecture or would swap speakers (they have two meetings on the first Monday of the month, 1:00 and 7:00). The group decided we would suggest a group swap on a Friday for a special evening lecture combined with a shop hop the Saturday following.

There was mention of the Twin Cities Suburban Modern Quilt Guild (based in Rogers). I've scoured the interwebs and cannot for the life of me find their active website or the Sew Domestic blog, unfortunately. I obviously didn't take very good notes in this portion of the meeting. So sorry! If you remember what we discussed, please feel free to mention it in the comments and I will update this post.

Remember, we will be doing a Bento Block Swap with the Baltimore MQG. Directions for the block can be found here. Make as many as you like, keeping one of each variety for yourself, and bring them to the October 25 meeting with $1-2 for postage. They will be shipped to the Baltimore guild and the BMQG will send theirs to us for distribution at the November 15 meeting.

Upcoming meetings and events:

  • September 13 - social hour at Sewtropolis! Please bring something to share with the group.
  • September 14 - Jacquie Gering Trunk Show and Book Signing
  • September 15 - Hexagon Workshop with Jacquie Gering
  • October 25 - Bento Block Swap deadline
  • November 15

Vanessa gave her 10-minute tip to avoid puckers on quilt backs, which was later written into a blog post.

The meeting concluded with show and tell.

Nancy's Bento block, before cutting
Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild nametag swap
Karen's nametag for Tina


Vikki's closeup of quilting
Kristin S.'s
Kristin L.'s
Kristin L's back

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