June 2017 Meeting Minutes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
June Meeting 2017

  1. Welcome
    1. New Members Review and Visitors
  2. Announcements/Reminders
    1. Date of next meeting: Thursday, July 20
      1. Make and Take
    2. 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.
    3. Board Positions Available
      1. Secretary
    4. Garage sale - June 21 MMQG members only June 22-24 public.         
      1. Info posted on FB, blog and email.
    5. 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 23rd 10am-4pm at Twin Cities Quilting
      4. Signup: On blog and facebook (10 spots)
    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. June 25th - 9a-4p
        • Uptown Heating Lowry Community Center - 514 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis, 55418
      2. July 23rd - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405
      3. August 20th - 9a-3p
        • Uptown Heating Bryn Mawr Community Center - 400 Cedar Lake Road South, Minneapolis, 55405

Successful Stash Sale

The "we cleaned out our stash" sale was a great success!  12 members contributed their treasures (including Lisa and Kristin from their businesses) and 10 members showed up amid rain and cool temperatures to encourage all the buyers to spend money! Many of our members shopped the sale to add someone's else's treasures into our stash! The half price sale on Saturday morning provided the last chance for us to push the total $ raised. Leftovers will be donated to the following:  the MMQG charity stash, a local senior center for making walker bags, a Mpls project that works with immigrants learning to sew or a Mpls project that puts together hygiene packets for girls in Africa.

In summary, total sales were over $2800. 25% of members sales go to the guild plus we had items donated for the sale......so we have $880 to add to our programming budget!

Thank you to everyone that contributed, worked and provided morale support!  WAHOO!

Modern Free Motion Quilting Lecture & Workshop

Join us for our monthly meeting this Thursday, June 15th to hear from Faye Hoch, of Twin Cities Quilting, all about free motion quilting.

Then we have the opportunity to offer members a modern free motion quilting workshop at Faye's shop! Registration (https://squareup.com/store/mmqg) is now open and space is limited (only 10 spots available) so register soon!

Here is a description of the class and a supply list -

Modern Free Motion Quilting
Sunday, July 23, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Registration Fee - $60

This class is for those who’ve learned to free motion quilt but want to improve their skills and move forward in a more meaningful way.  It is meant to inspire you and teach you how to get more satisfying results.  You’ll learn how to imagine and quilt more intricate, sophisticated designs to complement your pieced or appliqué quilts.  You’ll also practice how to vary a theme for many different quilting patterns and results.

Class Supplies:
  • Two quilt sandwiches.  One at 20 x 20.  One at 30 x 45.
  • Make your sandwiches from fusible batting  (I prefer Hobbs 80/20) and solid or solid-like fabrics.  
  • Bring a thread color that contrasts with the fabric colors you use.  Wind a bobbin with the same thread.
  • Make sure your machine is in good working order, that you understand the tension settings you need for the threads you are using and have the free motion foot that you prefer attached.  Most machine manufacturers make more than one foot.  Talk to your representative to make sure you get one that suits your needs.
  • Pen, pencil and blank white paper (copy paper is good) for notes and drawing.
  • Marking pencil

Stash Sale Coming Soon

Our MMQG "We Cleaned Out Our Stash" sale is next week!  We will accept any fabric, textile, yarn or craft item in good condition.  This allows members to get rid of extra items and is a fund raiser for programming expenses.  You will receive 75% of the sale price with the guild retaining 25%.  Please refer to previous blog or Facebook posts for links to sale guidelines and registration sheets.  You may bring items to the guild meeting this week or contact Jan for a pickup or drop off time.

Guild-only presale day - Wednesday, June 21st, 8am-8pm.
Public sale days - Thursday, June 22nd, 8am-8pm
                          Friday, June 23rd, 8am-6pm
Half price day      Saturday, June 24th, 8am-Noon

The sale location is 13170 Flamingo Court in Apple Valley.

We will need volunteers each day next week Monday through Saturday to help set up, work the sale and do cleanup. If you are able to help or have questions, please contact Jan at the meeting or through a Facebook message.
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