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

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