May Meeting Minutes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
May Meeting 2016
5/19/16

  1. Welcome
    1. New Members Review and Visitors
  2. Announcements
    1. Reminders
      1. Minnesota Modern Exhibit
        • Quilts due at May meeting
      2. Membership
        • Online this year link is blog/email/FB page
        • $40 annually
        • Pay through Paypal
      3. 2017 Raffle Quilt Blocks
        • 6 blocks
        • Instructions in email from Kristin Lawson
        • Due at May meeting - talk to Kristin if you will be late
      4. Scrap Swap - due in July
      5. Date of next meeting: Thursday, June 16
        • Activity:  Social Media and Quilting
      6. Garage Sale Payment - See Andrea Salisbury
    2. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
      1. Sew-B-Q
        • Sunday, May 22 12-3p
        • Lisa has invited us to her house to have a Sew-B-Q - i.e. doing some handwork while BBQing, BYOB/F
        • 4433 Aldrich Ave South Minneapolis
      2. Minnesota Quilt Show Field Trip
        • June 11th
        • Will meet at 12pm at the MMQG Charity Quilt
        • Watch facebook group for rides
      3. Trunk Show to White Bear Lake Tuesday - June 21st - 1-3p - Contact Jan.Hanenberger if interested
      4. Charity Sew-in   
        • June 26th 12-5p 
        • Penn Lake Library, Bloomington at 8800 Penn Ave South
      5. Sewcial Sew-In
        • Saturday, July 16 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm
        • Edina Library off Vernon Avenue
      6. Scrap bag challenge due at July Meeting
      7. Amanda Jean Workshop - Sept 10.  9:30-4:30 Curved Piecing
      8. State Fair Entries
      9. QuiltCon submissions due in November, more details to come
  3. Committee Updates (if applicable)
    1. Charity Committee (Jan Hanenberger)
    2. Speakers/Programs (Jill Scullard)
      1. Feedback - Results of Survey
        • Get some big names for a couple of years out
        • In town - 2
        • Out of town - 1
        • Workshops - 2
        • Sharing of wisdom
  4. Speaker: Alexandra Gray from Louise Gray Quilts
    1. Launch of the Louise Gray Challenge
      1. Inspired by Louise Gray’s design aesthetic www.louisegray.com
      2. Less than 12x12 inches
      3. Use only the fabrics provided
      4. Due at August meeting
  5. Break
  6. Two Bit Bags
  7. Show and Tell
  8. Sewcial Time
  9. Closing

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