2017 Board Nominations

According to our 2017 Bylaws, the duties of the officers are reflected below. If you wish to nominate yourself or another member, please do so through this link or at the January (1/19/17) or February (2/16/17) meetings. Voting will be held a the February meeting, board membership will go into effect at the March meeting.

President Duties
The President shall:
a. Preside at all general and Board meetings.
b. Attend committee meetings as an ex officio member of the committee as
necessary.
c. Coordinate committee activities.
d. Perform other duties as required, as official spokesperson for the Guild.
e. Serve as co-signer with the Treasurer on checks issued by the Guild.

Vice President Duties
The Vice-President shall:
a. In the absence of the President, conduct Guild meetings and/or Board meetings.
b. Assume the responsibilities of the President in the event the President cannot
complete the term of elected office.
c. Oversee membership roster and Guild attendance records.

Secretary Duties
The Secretary shall:
a. Keep minutes of the general meetings or arrange for a substitute in his/her
absence.
b. Post the minutes of the General Meeting and Executive Board meeting on the
Guild website.
c. Keep minutes of the Executive Board meeting or arrange for a substitute in her
absence.
d. Maintain a record of all minutes for the term of office.

Treasurer Duties
The Treasurer shall:
a. Receive and bank all Guild monies.
b. Maintain bookkeeping records of all funds.
c. Disburse funds as authorized.
d. Serve as co-signer with other authorized Officers on checks of the Guild.
e. Make a financial statement available for the members.
f. Provide a financial statement to the Executive Board.

Communication Chair Duties
The Communication Chair shall:
a. Maintain the Guild website and Guild e-mail account
b. Edit website functions as necessary
c. Maintain online photo groups.
d. Conduct correspondence on behalf of guild

Charity Committee Chair Duties
The Charity Committee Chair shall:
a. Organize all Charity projects
b. Organize Charity sew-ins
c. Manage community partnerships
d. Manage donations  

Program Committee Chair Duties
The Program Committee Chair shall:
a. Handles scheduling, contracts, and logistics of all external speakers, teachers, etc.
b. Organizes workshop logistics
c. Manages speaker plan and budget

Welcome Committee Chair Duties
The Welcome Committee Chair shall:
a. Ensure that new and existing members feel welcome at the meeting
b. Provide voice to board on how to incorporate relationship and teamwork into meetings and events

November 2016 Meeting Minutes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
November Meeting 2016


  1. Reminders
    1. Date of next meeting: Thursday, December 15
      1. Sewcial
    2. QuiltCon - Quilt submission deadline Nov. 30th., 2016
    3. Dakota County Star Quilt Show - Modern Vintage Quilt Show (Kathy Lindstrom)
      1. Mary Fons lecture / workshop - March 11
      2. Quilts for show and fundraiser needed by February 1
        • Need non-judged quilts for the show, any category
        • Need small quilts (under 80” in perimeter) for fundraiser auction
  2. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
      1. Arrive 12pm Friday, Leave 3pm Sunday
      2. No nuts, no alcohol
      3. Bring towels, sheets, linens
  3. Committee Updates
    1. Charity Committee (Jan Hanenberger)
      1. Quilt kits available
      2. Low Volume Plus Blocks
      3. 9 Patch Blocks
      4. Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
    2. Speakers/Programs (Jill Scullard)
      1. Denyse Schmidt -
        • Pure Improv Workshop with the MMQG on Sat, April 1, 2017
          1. 20 spots are full - wait list started, PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL
        • St. Cloud Heritage Quilters workshop on Friday, 3/31.  Karen Cyson will share registration details as they become available.
        • Contemporary Quilters one hour lecture on Thursday, 3/30 in the evening at the Textile Center.  More details to come.
  4. Crayon Challenge
    1. Draw up to 3 crayons
    2. Can purchase a mulligan for $5 donation to guild
    3. Can add one fabric
    4. Due April 2017

December Meeting SIgnups

We have several group activities planned for the December meeting! Please sign up below so that we know if you want to take part!

Bring a dish to share!


Secret Santa Signup - Signup closes Nov 18th
- Gift of a combo of fabric, totaling 1 yard
- Any additional gifts/treats limited to $5 total
- Instructions and partners sent out week of Nov 21


October Meeting Minutes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
October Meeting 2016
10/20/16

  1. Welcome
    1. New Members Review and Visitors
  2. Announcements
    1. Reminders
      1. Membership - 60 members
        • More information here
        • $40 annually
        • $5 per meeting for non-members or non-visitors
      2. Date of next meeting: Thursday, November 17
        • Make and Take
          1. Scissor identification fobs
          2. Needle minders
          3. Pattern weights
          4. Gift Card Holders
        • Gift of 1 yard of fabric
        • Can be a combo of fabric, totaling 1 yard
        • Any additional treats limited to $5 total
        • Instructions and partners will be sent out by November meeting
    2. MQ Raffle Quilt [Jude Edling will talk a little bit about this]
    3. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
        • Camp Wapo - Amery, WI
        • November 18-20, 2016
        • $140/MMQG Members - $150/non-members (meals included)
        • Registration is open
          1. Registration open: July 1st – Nov. 30th., 2016
          2. Notification by: December 30, 2016
          3. Cost to enter: $30 per 3 quilts
      1. Dakota County Star Quilters partnership - Kathy Lindstrom
        • Modern Vintage Quilt Show - MMQG invited to participate!
          1. Feb 11 show set up
          2. Feb 14 show starts
          3. Mar 18 show take down
        • Mary Fons lecture / workshop - Mar 11
          1. MMQG can register before general public
        • Guild fundraiser
          1. Sale of fabric, patterns, small goods, etc.
          2. Small quilt (under 80” in perimeter) auction
        • Dates coming
          1. Taking the quilts the first week of February

  1. Committee Updates
    1. Charity Committee (Jan)
      1. Lap Quilt Charity Request - Goal 10 quilts, dimensions to come
      2. Quilt kits available
      3. Low Volume Plus Blocks
      4. 9 Patch Blocks
      5. Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
    2. Welcome/Hospitality (Kara)
    3. Speakers/Programs (Jill)
      1. Denyse Schmidt -
        • Pure Improv Workshop with the MMQG on Sat, April 1, 2017
          1. 20 spots are full - wait list started
        • St Cloud Heritage Quilters workshop on Friday, 3/31.  Karen Cyson will share registration details as they become available.
        • Contemporary Quilters one hour lecture on Thursday, 3/30 in the evening at the Textile Center.  More details to come.
    4. Marketing/Communications (Sarah)
  2. Program: Hand Quilting
  3. Show and Tell
  4. Crayon Challenge
    1. Draw up to 3 crayons
    2. Can purchase a mulligan for $5 donation to guild
    3. Can add one fabric
    4. Due in 2017 - TBD
  5. Sewcial Time
  6. Closing


Registration Open for Annual Out of Town Retreat!

Join us November 18-20 at Camp Wapo in Amery, WI for a weekend of sewing fun!

Follow the link below to fill out the form, once submitted you will be prompted to complete payment processing through our Square store -


More details (building information, what to pack, etc) will be posted soon. In the meantime feel free to email the board at hello [at] mplsmqg.com

Hope to see you at the retreat!
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