May 2017 Meeting Minutes



Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
May Meeting 2017
5/18/17

  1. Welcome
    1. New Members Review and Visitors
  2. Announcements/Reminders
    1. Membership Renewal
      1. $5 for every meeting until you renew
    2. Date of next meeting: Thursday, June 15
      1. Free Motion Quilting Speaker - Faye Twin Cities Quilting
    3. Dakota County Star Quilt Show - Modern Vintage Quilt Show
      1. Update on sales: $151
    4. Minnesota Quilt Show
      1. June 8-10, 2017 Duluth, MN “A Take on Modern”
      2. Taking quilts today, more info to come on late drop offs
    5. Minnesota State Fair
      1. Online Registration open May 1 - August 8th at 4:30p
      2. Delivery Windows
        • Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        • Sunday, Aug. 13 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        • Monday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    6. Board Positions Available
      1. Secretary
    7. Garage sale - June 21 MMQG members only June 22-24 public.         
      1. Info posted on FB, blog and email.
    8. Upcycle Challenge
      1. 3 Different Items that didn’t start as quilting cotton, can make anything
      2. Use #upcycleMMQG to share
      3. Due at November Meeting
  3. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
    1. Free Motion Quilting Workshop
      1. Faye From  Twin Cities Quilting
      2. Cost: $60
      3. Date and Location: Date July weekend of 22/23, Twin Cities Quilting
      4. Signup: Online this week
    2. MMQG Summer In-Town Retreat
      1. July 28-30th
      2. Four Seasons Quilt Shop - 9708 63rd Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
      3. $45 per person, paid when you arrive (24 people MAX)
      4. Come and go as you please, no deals for just one day
      5. To Register: Call (763) 557-5899
    3. MMQG Fall Retreat. Linden Hills Retreat Center, Little Falls, MN
      1. Dates: Oct 12-15
      2. Arrive 3p on 12th, leave by 12p on 15th
      3. Accepting $50 deposit
        • $130 - Members
        • $180 - Non-Members
    4. Sew In’s
      1. May 21st - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Lowry Community Center - 514 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55418
      2. June 25th - 9a-4p
        • Uptown Heating Lowry Community Center - 514 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55418
      3. July 23rd - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
      4. August 20th - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
  4. Committee Updates
    1. Charity Committee (Jan)
      1. Shriner’s Hospital - finished quilts any size
      2. Quilt kits available
      3. New charity block -half square triangle
      4. Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
      5. 70,273 X’s quilt
    2. Speakers/Programs (Trish/Sarah)
    3. Marketing/Communications (Sarah)
  5. Show and Tell
  6. Break
  7. Sewcial Time

Minnesota Quilt Show 'A Take on Modern' Drop Off Details

You can  mail quilts to the Minnesota Quilters Office at 253 State Street,  St Paul, MN 55107-1612.  If you mail to Minnesota Quilters, you must include a prepaid shipping return label OR pick up the quilt at the show.  All mailed quilts must be mailed in time to be received Between May 22 and May 27th.

Quilts need to be labeled, have a hanging sleeve, and need to be received in a suitable package
- with the name of the Exhibit, name of quilter, title of the quilt.

If  you call ahead  you may be able to drop them off physically at the office in St Paul.
during that week.   If  you had a big plastic tub with the quilts inside
it in their own bags that would work.

Visitors should call first to verify staff will be present. The building may be locked at times for security reasons.

MN Quilters Office Hours Tue-Fri 10:00-4:30 pm.

Minnesota Quilters, Inc,
253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107-1612

Phone: (651) 224-3572

After May 27, quilts can be delivered to the Show itself -  ending Tuesday June 6th at NOON.  

Pick Up:
Colby Lowrey will be picking up all exhibit quilts the Saturday of the show and will bring them to the June Meeting. If you need your quilt back before the June meeting please email cslowrey@gmail.com to arrange a time to meet Colby to pick up your quilt.



April 2017 Meeting Minutes


Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild

April Meeting 2017 - 4/20/17
  1. Announcements/Reminders
    1. Membership Renewal
      1. $5 for every meeting until you renew
    2. Date of next meeting: Thursday, May 18
      1. Color Theory and Exercises
    3. Minnesota Quilt Show
      1. June 8-10, 2017 Duluth, MN “A Take on Modern”
      2. Entries may be dropped off at the May 4 and 6, 2017 MQ Meetings.
      3. Shipped entries must arrive between May 22 and May 26, 2017 and mailed to:
Kate Eelkema
2973 Cedar Crossing
Minnetonka, MN 55305

      1. Hand delivered entries may be dropped off at the above address until May 30, 2017.
      2. Contact Kate at 612.816.0365 or judged2017@mnquilt.org for directions and to arrange a drop-off time.
    1. Minnesota State Fair
      1. Online Registration open May 1 - August 8th at 4:30p
      2. Delivery Windows
        • Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        • Sunday, Aug. 13 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
        • Monday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    2. Board Position Available
      1. Secretary
  1. Garage Sale
    1. June 21 MMQG members only
    2. June 22-24 open to public
    3. Watch FB, blog and email for info to bring items to meetings
  2. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
    1. MMQG Summer In-Town Retreat
      1. July 28-30th
      2. Four Seasons Quilt Shop - 9708 63rd Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
      3. $45 per person, paid when you arrive (24 people MAX)
      4. Come and go as you please, no deals for just one day
      5. To Register: Call (763) 557-5899, pay when you arrive at shop
    2. MMQG Fall Retreat. Linden Hills Retreat Center, Little Falls, MN
      1. Dates: Oct 12-15
      2. Arrive 3p on 12th, leave by 12p on 15th
      3. Accepting $50 deposit
        • $130 - Members
        • $180 - Non-Members
    3. Sew In’s
      1. May 21st - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Lowry Community Center - 514 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55418
      2. June 25th - 9a-4p
        • Uptown Heating Lowry Community Center - 514 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55418
      3. July 23rd - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
      4. August 20th - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
  3. Crayon Challenge Reveal
  4. Break and Voting
  5. Speaker - Quilt Judging - Melissa Griggs
  6. Show and Tell
  7. Crayon Challenge Reveal - Awards
  8. Sewcial Time

SORTING........

Sorting, sorting, sorting....and the pile keeps building!  I am getting ready for our June MMQG "I Cleaned Out My Stash Sale" to be held on June 22-24. Presale to MMQG  members on June 21!  For more specific info check out the links in a previous FB post or blog post. This is our major fundraiser for programming expenses. You will receive 75% of the item selling price.
So far I have added fat quarters, fabric scraps, yarn, books, magazines, home dec and quilting yardage, wool pieces, notions and two ironing boards. And there is still more to go!  Gina has cleaned out her sewing stash and added to the pile too!
I will have my van at the next guild meeting so please help fill it up with your items. Or if you have more to bring than you have space to transport, let me know and we can arrange a pickup time.

Sew In April 15th

We have a sew in coming up on Saturday this weekend.  It is 9am-3pm in the Uptown Heating Community Room located at 3554 Bryant Ave South in Minneapolis.  It is a bright red building on the corner of 36th and Bryant, just a bit west of 35W, and there is street parking.  Bring your machine, tools and a project to work on. We would love to have you for hand sewing too.  Bring a bag lunch and we will get lots done. It would be a great opportunity to work your crayon challenge due at the next meeting!

MMQG 2017 Garage Sale Information

Our annual MMQG garage sale will be held in June.  See the links below for the sale information:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B96o-0oIp3mNRGxOLUNMOEo4S3M

and registration form:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B96o-0oIp3mNYmlUUjY3aTVjbUk

Information will be sent to local guilds, garage sale forums, MQ and other interested parties so that we can reach a large audience. Volunteers will be needed for set up, garage sale days and cleanup. There will be a pre-sale date with extended hours for our guild members only to shop and get early bargains.

If you have any questions, please contact me at the guild meeting or send me a private message.

Signage for 2017 Minnesota Quilters Show and Conference

If you are submitting a quilt to be displayed as part of the "A Take on Modern" special exhibit at the 2017 Minnesota Quilters Show and Conference, signage information is needed no later than April 5th

Your signage must be submitted in digital text format. You can use Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Open Office, Notepad or Notepad ++, or any other program that will produce digital text. You can use a text program (Word, Writer, etc.) or a spreadsheet program, but your information must be in a text digital format. Scanned documents and signage information on paper are not going to be accepted this year.

We will be submitting all signage information together so email yours to minneapolismqg@gmail.com by April 5th.

Information needed -

  • Quilt Maker(s)
  • Quilter (if different from Quilt Maker)
  • City and State
  • Quilt Title
  • Quilt Dimensions (Length x width)
  • Date of Completion
  • Brief Description (25 words or less)
  • Value of the Quilt-for insurance purposes

Digs Shopping Day!

Digs has been gracious enough to invite us to their shop on Feb 28th, from 5-8p to come and explore their new fabric lines! 10% of all fabric sales made during that time will be donated to the MMQG! Please come by and support us and of course get some new fabric while you are at it!



SEW-IN REMINDER

There will be a MMQG sew-in on Sunday, January 22nd.  Noon - 5 at the PennLake Library located at 8800 Penn Avenue South in Bloomington.  All are welcome for any amount of time you are able. Bring any type of project you would like to work on.  Charity tops will be available for layering and quilting if you are interested.  A demo of spray basting will be a part of the day.  Maybe even some free motion quilting!  See you there!

Denyse Schmidt Lecture & Quilt Show

Minnesota Contemporary Quilters Presents:
Denyse Schmidt Lecture & Quilt Show

Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:00pm Social Hour | 7:00pm Lecture

Designer, quilter, and author Denyse Schmidt shares the peaks and pitfalls of her journey as an acclaimed artist and entrepreneur in a compelling, humorous, visually rich, and inspiring narrative.

View more information and register for the event here.  (A background article on Denyse Schmidt)

CHARITY SEW-IN DATES

We have two charity sew-ins planned for the first part of 2017! Our dates will be Sunday, January 22nd and Sunday, March 19th. Both will be held at the PennLake Library in Bloomington on 8800 Penn Avenue South from Noon - 5pm.

We have been very busy gatherers and quilters!  Thank you to everyone for all the fabric and block donations, quilt kits taken home and worked on, batting scraps saved and brought to the meeting. There are now many blocks to be made into quilt tops, batting pieces sewn into full bats, completed tops ready to be layered with backs,  and even a quilt or two ready to be quilted. There is something for everyone no matter your favorite step! Many hands (and machines) can make the work go quickly.  Our stash of completed quilts is growing. Soon we will be making decisions of communities to receive our donated quilts!

Please join us at one or both of the charity sew-ins for whatever time works into your schedule!

SPRING RETREAT

The Dakota County Star Quilters has graciously extended an invitation for us to join them for their spring guild retreat on May 19-22, 2017 at White’s Wildwood Retreat in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.  I toured this retreat location with the DCSQ retreat chair, Pat, and it is lovely, especially the Lodge that we will be staying, eating and quilting in!  Wildwood’s website is www.wwretreat.com and the pictures show how truly beautiful it is!  Please check the website out for all the amenities!

From the DCSQ member newsletter:  It's about a 1 ½ hour drive from the twin cities.  The facility is set in the rolling hills and wooded countryside of Chippewa Falls, WI.  It is an absolutely beautiful property, built by the owners for craft retreats. It is a well thought out property (with space designs and needs kept in mind) and exceptionally well maintained. The lower and main level have driveways to each door, so no stairs to navigate from the outside for unloading. (There are stairs on the inside.) Meals can be on your own, or group planned; however you wish. The retreat will start at 3:30pm on Friday, and end at 3pm on Monday. Come for whatever portion of the weekend works for you! Space is limited to the first 20 who register and will cost $165 per person (due at the time of registration.) The registration form will be on the guild website shortly at www.dcsq.org Registration deadline is March 29, 2017. If the retreat is not filled by this date, the retreat will be cancelled with your fee refunded. Assuming the retreat proceeds, there are no refunds. If you need to cancel, you may find another woman to take your spot (shared bedrooms.)”

The registration form is now available on the DCSQ website.  Use the menu on the top and go to the retreat section.  Print and complete the form and mail with a check to Pat at the address listed.  Please also list that you are a MMQG member next to your name.

If you have any questions, please email either Pat at tpbasch@hotmail.com with DCSQ or Jan at janquilter@charter.net with MMQG

MMQG + Dakota County Star Quilters in Modern Vintage

We have some great events coming up with the Dakota County Star Quilters!  See below for all the details -

Quilt Show - Modern Vintage
February 14 through March 11
South St. Paul Historical Society

Show hours:
Wednesday:  9am - 5pm
Thursday:     9am - 8pm
Friday:          9am - 5pm
Saturday:      10am - 3pm

There is not cost for admittance but a $5 donation to the South St. Paul Historical Society would be appreciated.


A boutique is open for visitors to shop at.  Beautiful quilts, and plenty of fabric is available for purchase.  


Donate a Small Quilt (<80 inches square) to Raise Money for the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild!
There is also a small quilt auction that visitors can bid on during the run of the show. We split the proceeds with the Dakota County Star Quilters, so please feel free to donate any small quilts to help raise money for programs in the coming year!


DCSQ have invited us to showcase our quilts in this show - we'll be the 'modern' in 'Modern Vintage!'  
Please bring quilts you'd like to display (any size or pattern is welcome) to Kathy Lindstrom at our January MMQG meeting.  We'd love to have a lot of representation of all the hard work you do!  The requirements for this show are the same as the MQ show - e.g. they should have a hanging sleeve.  There is a registration form on their website for you to fill out and drop off with your quilt.


Mary Fons Lectures & Workshop:
Saturday, March 11
9am Lecture - "You Call That a Quilt?" Quilt Styles in America: Traditional, Contemporary, Studio/Art, and Modern
You'll never look at quilts the same way again. We examine the four different styles of quilts in America in all their fascinating glory. A "show-stopper" in terms of information given and "ooh-ahh" quilts to admire.

11am Lecture - 10 Things I Know About Quilting (and Life) NEW!
Mary's all grown-up. For the past eight years, Mary's been learning, teaching, failing/succeeding, creating video, designing fabric, recording TV shows, creating podcasts, lecturing, traveling, and of course, making quilts. She's learned a few things about making patchwork and teaching it -- and she's learned about life, too. Full of quilt making tips and inspiration, this funny/touching lecture is a favorite.

1pm Workshop - A Quilt Called Whisper
The Thousand Pyramid quilt is both modern and traditional. We'll learn to use the Fons & Porter 60-Degree Pyramid Ruler to cut our triangles; we'll also discuss how contrast still matters in monochrome quilts like "Whisper." Intermediate.
Fill out this form to register for Mary's events.

Hope to see you at the show and workshop!
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