October 2014 Meeting Minutes


October 2014 Meeting Minutes, Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
The meeting was held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Textile Center at 7 PM. Below is a summary of the meeting.
Sewing Machine History by Steve Pauling
Steve Pauling, the Bobbin Doctor, gave a fascinating and extremely informative presentation on the history of sewing machines. Steve covered a wide range of topics including the very first machine types, the mechanics of making a stitch, needle types, bobbin systems, and the rise and fall of various sewing machine companies. We all learned quite a bit from Steve's wealth of knowledge on the topic.   
Announcements:
1) Next Meeting--Thursday, November 20, 2014 7 PM Textile Center. Sue Heinz, of Kismet Quilting will give a demonstration on using Elmer's Glue for accurate piecing.
2) December Social-- The December 18th meeting is the annual Holiday Social. We will have a potluck and a secret santa fabric swap. Those who participate in the optional secret santa swap will fill out a form with some basic questions about fabric likes, needs, and wants that will be shared with his/her santa to help pick out just the right fabric. The amount of fabric to be gifted is approximately 1 yard of fabric in any combination of cuts. Sign-ups for the secret santa swap will be sent via email after the November meeting.
3) January Meeting-- The January meeting will feature nominations for the Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving and have questions, feel free to contact an existing board member. It's a great opportunity to get more involved with the Guild. Elections will occur at the February meeting and the new Board term starts in March. We will also have the mystery quilt to reveal for those who participated.
4) Retreat-- The fall out-of-town retreat will be held on November 21-23 (Friday-Sunday) near Amery WI $135 for members, $145 for non-members. We have the large building. Sign-up sheets were available at the meeting and an online form is available here. See the Retreats page for more information and photos of the site. The retreat is now open to other guilds, so space may fill up fast.
5) Get Inspired Challenge-- The spring challenge, "Get Inspired" was announced. The challenge is to quilt or sew an item that is inspired by something else. The reveal will be at the April meeting and participants should bring in their finished project with the original source of inspiration (or photo of). No other rules, or restrictions.
6) Blog Series-- The "show us your space" series has been popular and we are continuing it for those who still want to write about their sewing spaces. We will also start a new Saturday Series featuring holiday gift ideas. We are always looking for volunteer bloggers--no experience necessary! If you didn't sign up at the meeting for a post, you can email the board anytime to request a slot: minneapolismqg [at] gmail [dot] com.
7) 2015 Quilting Bees-- For 2015 we are going to try and set up a few Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild Bees. Each "hive" will ideally have 12 members and participants agree to make 1 or 2 blocks for each month (to be determined by each hive). Each participant will have 1 month to be "queen bee". The queen selects the blocks/pattern and collects the blocks for that month to keep for herself/himself in the end. Those who sign up for this need to be committed to participating each month and bringing their completed blocks to the meeting (or mailing them in if attendance isn't possible). In order to keep the level of difficulty appropriate for members with a range of experience levels, a sign-up list for a "beginner" and "advanced" group was sent around. The sign-up sheet will be available at the December meeting, or you can email the board if interested in participating. The bees will start in January.

 Show and Tell 
Andrea


Andrea


Caitlin


Caitlin


Sharon


Sharon (sorry for the blur)


Kellye


Vivien


Karen C.


Karen C.


Karen C.


Karen C.


Karen C.


Michelle


Tracy


Tracy


Vanessa


Kristin L.


Kristin L.


Kristin L.


Kristin L.


Kristin S.


Jan


Kara


Kara

 

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