October Meeting Minutes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
October Meeting 2016

  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!

Scraptastic Swap Check-In

If you participated in the last Scraptastic Swap please take a minute to let the board know what your status is.  There are a few loose ends and we don't want anyone to have a bad swap experience!

1.  If you haven't given your partner her swap item, please be considerate and complete it for the October meeting.  If you're unable to, let your partner or the board know.

2.  If you haven't received a swap item, please let us know. We want to make sure everyone who made an item receives something!  If need be, we will find Angels to fill in!

Thank you!

New MMQG Charity Quilt Block

New MMQG Charity Quilt Block

Anyone tired of making 9-Patches?  Need a new challenge in your quilt making?  Want something quick to get those creative juices flowing? Need a small project to satisfy the sewing urge this month?

We have a new charity quilt block for the fall season!  Wonky Cross Blocks are quick, simple, challenging and yet satisfying.  And these blocks are a great use for strips of black and gray Kona that was donated by Louise Gray earlier this year.  On the charity table at the October meeting there will be a display and supplies to pick up, make at home and return to the next meeting.  Or if you would like, check the quick instructions below and make a few blocks using your own stash of leftover fabrics.

Thank you to everyone who has sewed, donated , encouraged, and applauded our charity efforts!  We are making progress toward a small stash of quilts so we are ready when requests are received.

PS - Yes, you can still make and donate 9-patches if that is your specialty!

Wonky Cross Block

  1. Cut fabric into 8 inch blocks.  Cut the cross pieces in various widths, ranging from ¾ inch to 1 ½ inches. For these blocks we will use gray or black Kona as the cross pieces and begin with the scraps provided to us by Louise Gray.
  2. To make a wonky block, make a vertical cut through one of the 8 inch blocks.  Use a ruler to make your straight cut. Vary the angle that you cut on subsequent blocks in order to achieve the wonky look from block to block.
  3. Insert one of the cross pieces, sewing it to each side of the vertical cut.
  4. Press the seams open.
  5. Make a horizontal cut through the block, again using the ruler.  Also again vary the angle of the cut made in further blocks.
  6. Insert the second cross piece, sewing to one side.  Carefully match and sew to the second side, checking to make sure the cross pieces line up correctly.  (Hint:  draw a line on the back side of the cross piece already attached which will extend the seam line across that piece. Pin the two pieces together by placing a pin through the line at the ¼ inch stich line and the seam you will be stitching to.  Check the placement on the right side and adjust as necessary so that the two parts of the inserted cross piece match as they go across the block.)  
  7. Press the seams open.
  8. Trim the block to 8 inches square.

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