August 2016 Meeting Minutes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
August Meeting 2016
8/18/16


  1. Welcome
    1. New Members Review and Visitors
  2. Announcements (10 min)
    1. Reminders
      1. Membership - 53 members
        • More information here
        • $40 annually
        • $5 per meeting for non-members or non-visitors going forward
      2. Date of next meeting: Thursday, September 15, School House
        • Ergonomics
        • Big Stitching
        • Heidi Parkes Style Modern Mending
        • Bias Binding
    2. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
      1. Charity Sew-ins
        • Sept 11 - Penn Lake Library 12-5
        • Sept 25 - Penn Lake Library 12-5
      2. Millie P’s Retreat
        • Friday September 30 - Sunday October 2
        • $10 per person, per day.   Come for 1, 2, or 3 days.
          1. Friday-Saturday - 9a-midnight
          2. Sunday 9a-7p
      3. Wapo Retreat - Nov 18-20
        • Signups coming soon
      4. State Fair
        • Post quilts that will be at the State Fair on the FB page
        • 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
        • Updated Nine-Patch Challenge - due 11/30.  See MQG’s Facebook page for information.
      5. MQG - Block of the Month Design Challenge - see their website for details on submitting.
  3. Committee Updates (if applicable)
    1. Charity Committee (Jan)
      1. Orlando MQG Quilt Drive (Bright Hearts)- due August 15th
      2. #Quiltsforpeace (Blue Hearts)- due September meeting
      3. Philando Castille blocks (HRT With a Twist)- due August meeting
      4. Lap Quilt Charity Request - Goal 10 quilts, dimensions to come
      5. Quilt kits available
      6. 9 patches
      7. Low volume plus blocks
      8. Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
    2. Welcome/Hospitality (Kara)
    3. Speakers/Programs (Jill)
      1. Amanda Jean Workshop
        • Sept 10.  9:30-4:30 Curved Piecing
        • Registration on the blog now!  
          1. $40 for members; $50 for non-members;
            1. Plus acrylic templates, $15 - 7in set
            2. 20 people max - first come, first served.  Spots still available!
      2. Denise Schmidt - Pure Improv Workshop
        • Sat, April 1, 2017  
          1. St Cloud workshop on Friday, 3/31
        • 20 spots
        • Will send out an email or a Facebook post shortly!
    4. Marketing/Communications (Sarah)
        • Email
  4. Program: Louise Gray Reveal
    1. Drawings for prizes (one for people who reveal at meeting; one for use of hashtag #louisegraychallenge prior to meeting)
  5. Program: Bobbin Doctor <-- view presentation here!
  6. Show and Tell (20 min)
  7. Sewcial Time
  8. Closing

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