January 2015 Meeting Minutes



January 2015 Meeting Minutes, Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
The meeting was held on Thursday, January, 15th, 2014 at the Textile Center at 7 PM. 

2015 Board Nominations – Nominations for Guild officers were taken at the meeting. Tracy Westhoff (current President) and Kristin Lawson (current Treasurer) have volunteered to stay on the board in their current positions. The following nominations were made at the January meeting for new board members:
  • Colby Lowry was nominated for Vice President
  • Sarah Marrone was nominated for Web Coordinator
  • Rebecca LaPlante was nominated for Secretary.
All nominees accepted their nominations. Additional nominations can be made by emailing the guild: minneapolismqg [at] gmail [dot] com by February 14th 2015. A vote of the general membership will occur at the February meeting with officers starting their term in March.

2015 Committees- we are looking for members to help chair committees on securing Speakers/Workshops, Community Service Projects, Coordinating Sew-ins, or any other idea that you may have. We are very open to input and assistance from the group! Email the guild if you are interested.

Lee Heinrich Visit and Workshop -- Lee Heinrich, blogger at Freshly Pieced and co-author of Vintage Quilt Revival will be with us for a trunk show on Friday January 30 and all-day workshop on Saturday January 31st. Lee's visit was partially funded by a grant from the Minnesota Quilters. 2015

OhBee1 hive block
Mpls MQG Bees – We have 3 bees that are up and running and Kristin is taking names for a backup list or to start a fourth bee! Hive names have been suggested on the guild's Facebook page.The first round of blocks will be due at the February meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting and are in a hive, please make arrangements to ensure that your blocks get to the "queen bee" in time.

NewBee hive blocks
Sew2Bee2 hive blocks
Get Inspired Challenge-- The spring challenge is "Get Inspired". Simply make something and share with us your source of inspiration. The reveal will be at the April 16th meeting and participants should bring in their finished project with the original source of inspiration (or photo of). No other rules or restrictions. 

2015 Spring In-Town Retreat-- will be held on April 11-12, 2015 at Millie P's in downtown Anoka. Hours of the retreat are Saturday, 9 AM to Midnight and Sunday 9 AM to 7 PM. Registration and payment will be due at the March meeting.

The River Valley Quilters--in Woodbury have invited us to attend an upcoming meeting to bring modern quilts to their show and tell. They offered a few dates for us to choose from and the winning date is September 24th. If you are interested in attending and can bring some quilts to show, please contact a board member. 

Upcoming Meetings:
Thursday, February 19, 2015-- MQ will be here to tell us about the annual quilt show and conference with information on class offerings. The show will be held on June 10-14 at the DECC in Duluth MN.

March 19, 2015-- This is the annual membership renewal meeting. Annual dues are $40. We will also have a "low-volume" fabric swap. Bring one or more strips of fabric 6 inches by WOF (width of fabric) and take home the same number of strips that you bring. This is a great way to diversify your stash since many low volume quilts use a variety of prints. Our own Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts gives a great definition of "low volume" on her blog "Low-volume fabrics have predominately white, light or neutral backgrounds. More often than not the prints are graphic and simple." Craftsy's website also has information on low-volume fabrics for those not familiar with the term.

Mystery Quilt Reveal-- Participants in the 2014 Mpls. MQG Mystery Quilt Along brought their quilts to reveal. Thanks again to Kristin, of A Little Crispy, for designing the quilt and hosting the quilt along throughout 2014!

Tracy

Chris

Sharon

Kristin S.

Kristin L.

Nikol

Maria


Michelle

Marie

Colby

Lisa

Erin

Rozina

Kellye

Carrie

Vanessa

Show and Tell
Vanessa

Lisa

Carrie- Marketplace India Charity Quilt

Amanda

Amanda

Colby

Colby

Karen

Karen


Karen

Caitlin

Caitlin

Caitlin

Caitlin

Kara

Kara

Kara

Erin

Andrea

Andrea

Andrea

Page

Page

Dee

Dee

Dee

Michelle

Michelle

Marketplace India Charity Quilt and Quilters


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