September 2016 Meeting Minutes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
September Meeting 2016
9/15/16

  1. Welcome
    1. New Members Review and Visitors
  2. Announcements (10 min)
    1. Reminders
      1. Membership - 58 members
        • More information here
        • $40 annually
        • $5 per meeting for non-members or non-visitors
      2. Date of next meeting: Thursday, October 20
        • Hand Quilting lecture by Cheri Merritt of Glad Creations
        • Launch of Crayon Challenge
          1. Will draw up to 3 crayons
          2. Can add one fabric
          3. Due in 2017 - TBD
    2. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
      1. Charity Sew-ins
        • 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
        • Registration online now.  Plenty of open spots.
        • Registration will close on Monday, Sept 26th
        • Jill will email out information to participants regarding meals, parking, etc. the week before the retreat.
      3. Wapo Retreat - Nov 18-20
        • Signups coming soon
        • 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.
      4. MQG - Block of the Month Design Challenge, Swap, & Quilt Book Submissions - see their website for details on submitting.
      5. 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
  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 - always needed
      7. Low volume plus blocks - always needed
      8. 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)
        • Email newsletter is back up
    5. Financial Update (Andrea - running late but should be at meeting in time for this)
        • Total Guild funds as of today - $5,006
        • 2016 Guild Income - $6,452
          1. Includes membership fees, two bit bag income, garage sale income, workshop/retreat funds collected
        • 2016 Guild Meeting Expenses (so far) - $2,706 (if questions, below are the bulk of our expenses for the year)
          1. $1,741 per year just to the Textile Center = 44 paid members needed
          2. $494 for swag bag production
          3. $471 other misc (tablet, projector, charity supplies)
        • 2016 Workshop/Speaker Expenses - $4,433.  This includes Heidi Parkes, Amanda Jean and full estimated payment for Denyse’s 2017 workshop.  (If questions, below are more details.)
          1. Guild contributed almost $700 to fund workshops that have not reached full attendance.
          2. Guild has paid another $275 to fund two speakers to speak for free at monthly meetings.
          3. The Textile Center now charges $280 for full day rental of workshop space.
        • Difference between expenses and income = +$533 if you exclude what will be paid to Denyse in 2017
  4. Show and Tell (20 min)
  5. Program: Schoolhouse
    1. 10 minutes each session, 2 minutes to rotate
      1. Ergonomics
      2. Big Stitching
      3. Modern Mending
      4. Bias Binding
  6. Sewcial Time
  7. Closing

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