June 2016 Meeting Minutes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
June Meeting 2016
6/16/16

  1. Welcome
  2. Announcements (10 min)
    1. Reminders
      1. Membership - 50 members
        • More information here
        • $40 annually
        • $5 per meeting for non-members or non-visitors going forward
      2. 2017 Raffle Quilt Blocks 
        • Kristin has finished the top, top is at the long-armers 
        • Drawing Kellye Rose won
      1. Scrap Bag Challenge - due at July Meeting
      2. Louise Gray Challenge - due August Meeting
      3. Date of next meeting: Thursday, July 21 Scrap Bag Reveal
    2. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
      1. Trunk Show to White Bear Lake Tuesday - June 21st - 1-3p
        • Redeemer Lutheran Church on 3770 Bellaire Avenue in White Bear Lake
      2. Charity Sew-in   
        • June 26th 12-5   Penn Lake Library, Bloomington at 8800 Penn Ave South
      3. Sewcial Sew-In
        • Saturday, July 16 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm
        • Edina Library off Vernon Avenue
      4. Amanda Jean Workshop
        • Sept 10.  9:30-4:30 Curved Piecing
        • Registration on the blog now!  
          1. $40 for members; $50 for non-members; plus acrylic templates
          2. 20 people max - first come, first served
      5. State Fair
        • Class / Lecture Registration:
          1. Begins June 25 for Individual MQG members
            1. Must become a member by June 20 to get priority registration
        • Quilt submission:
          1. Registration open: July 1st – Nov. 30th., 2016
          2. Notification by: December 30, 2016
          3. Cost to come: ~$30
  3. Committee Updates (if applicable)
    1. Charity Committee (Jan)
      1. Orlando MQG Quilt Drive
      2. Quilt kits available
      3. 9 patches
      4. Low volume plus blocks
      5. Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
      6. Charity Sew in June 26th
    2. Welcome/Hospitality (Kara)
    3. Speakers/Program (Jill)
      1. Update on upcoming speakers
      2. August - Bobbin Doctor, Machine Maintenance
      3. Tula Pink - booked up, not currently taking any more dates
      4. Carolyn Friedlander - on the waitlist
      5. Denise Schmidt - final stages of planning for a workshop
    4. Marketing/Communications (Sarah)
    5. NEED A Sponsorship/Fundraising CHAIR!!!! (TBD)
    1. Instagram: Sarah Marrone
    2. Facebook: Sarah Marrone
    3. Ello: Sarah O’Kern
    4. Blogs: Vanessa Lynch
    5. Online Swaps: Jill Scullard
    6. Flickr: Colby Lowrey
    7. Online Quilting Bees: Colby Lowrey
    8. Add your info/reference the Social Media Shareout to find other people in our guild on any of the discussed platforms
  4. Break
    1. Grab Louise Gray Packs (2 neutrals/2 colors)
    2. Answer question: Describe your favorite project that you have ever worked on and why it is your favorite.
  5. Two Bit Bags
  6. Show and Tell (20 min)
  7. Sewcial Time
  8. Closing

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