Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild November 2017 Meeting Notes

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild
November Meeting 2017
11/16/17
    1. Welcome
      1. New Members Review and Visitors
    2. Announcements/Reminders
      1. Date of next meeting: Thursday, December 21st
        1. Holiday Sewcial - bring handwork
        2. Potluck - Sign up HERE
        3. Secret Santa - Sign up HERE
      2. Reminder to bring snacks on your birthday month
      3. Volunteer Positions Needed
        1. Leadership Elections will happen in February
          • Positions that will be open
            • President
            • Secretary
        2. Other Roles Available
          • Welcome Committee Chair (guests/snacks/etc)
          • Special Project Chair (challenges/Block of the Month/etc)
      4. Dakota County Star Quilters Show   February 3 - March 9, 2018 at the  Dakota County Historical Society Museum in S. St Paul (Challenge is to finish UFOs)
        1. Drop off quilts at January meeting, complete the registration form, Colby will take them to the show
          • Returned at March meeting by Jan
        2. Need quilts to display
        3. Need 36 inches square or smaller quilts for silent auction
    3. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
      1. Future Sewcials/Sew-in’s Etc
        1. Lakes Makerie Sew-Ins
          • Wednesdays after the Guild Meeting from 7-9 PM.
          • 2121 W 21st St, Minneapolis, MN 55405
          • No charge + 10% discount for fabric sales
          • Ok to bring treats/drinks
        2. 2018 Retreat (Musser Mansion, Little Falls, MN)
          • November 1-4, 2018
          • 15 spots available
          • $150 total, $50 will save your spot
    4. Committee Updates
      1. Charity Committee (Jan Hanenberger)
        1. Drawing held for people that have worked on charity kits
        2. Quilt kits available
        3. New charity block -half square triangle
        4. Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
        5. Mobile Menders Project/House of Charity (Carrie Federer)
          • Need embroidery supplies, fabric paints
      2. Speakers/Programs (Sarah Vernon)
        1. Heather Jones Workshop ~ April 21, 2018 TBD on details
          • Full Day Workshop $90
          • Signups coming soon
      3. Marketing/Communications (Sarah Marrone)
    5. Show and Tell - lay quilts out after showing them
    6. Break and vote for Upcycle reveal
    7. Upcycle Challenge Awards
      1. Most unique item used
      2. Best Large Item
      3. Best Small Item
      4. Least Followed Rules
    8. Low Volume Swap
      1. You get to take as many 6 x WOF strips as you brought
    9. Sewcial Time

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