September Meeting

Please join us Thursday September 20th for our annual Schoolhouse meeting! We'll be making pet collars, EPP ornaments, origami boxes and reusable fabric food wraps.

Doors open at 6:30pm for social time and the meeting starts at 7pm.

June meeting

Join us at 7pm on June 21st at the Textile Center for an Electric Quilt 8 Overview with Kari Schell.

Electric Quilt has released EQ8, the first major release of their software in 7 years. This lecture will provide you valuable information on whether Electric Quilt 8 is for you. It will include an overview of the most frequently used features with Electric Quilt 8. You will see how to use blocks from the library and put them into a setting of your choice. You will see how the coloring tools work which will allow you to audition your fabric options before you make your first cut. With a few minor changes, you can modify a design so the quilt will actually fit on your bed. And you will see the types of information and instructions that can be printed directly from the program such as yardage charts, foundation patterns and rotary cutting charts.


This meeting is free for MMQG members and $5 for visitors. 

May meeting reminder


MMQG May Meeting
May 17th 2018 at the Textile Center (3000 University Ave SE)
6:30pm Social Time | 7pm Meeting Starts

Join us for the Stitched - Solids Challenge!
We need some help with equipment for the meeting. If you are able to bring a sewing machine, an ironing station, and/or a cutting station, please sign up below so that we will have enough resources for every team!


 
Remember to bring a fat quarter of ugly fabric
Bring a fat quarter of the ugliest fabric that you're willing to part with. We are collecting ugly fabric for an upcoming challenge. Rules and dates to be announced soon!

Spring In-Town Retreat

Come and Go as you please: Set up your machine and supplies, sew sew sew, go home and sleep in your own bed, return the next day and continue sewing!

Location:
Millie P’s Quilt Shop
219 East Main Street
Anoka, Minnesota

Pearl & Myrtle’s Retreat Center
(one block from Millie P’s)

When:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 4, 5, 6, 2018
9:00am until the last quilter leaves

Cost:
$10 per person per day
Come for one or all three days!
Space is limited to 18 attendees per day
Members and non-members are welcome!

Register:
Contact Rebecca at (651)263-4504 or Jan at (612)720-2844 to register and to be put on the confirmed list.

An email will be sent to all confirmed attendees the week of the retreat with more detailed information about arrival, the facility, potluck meals, snacks and parking.

March meeting

Please join us this Thursday March 15th at the Textile Center. Doors open for social time at 6:30pm and the meeting starts at 7pm. We'll be doing a mini barn quilt make-and-take. 

Note that parking instructions for the Textile Center have changed!

Do park: 

Do NOT park:
  • in the lot next to the Textile Center (behind Best Care)
  • in the lot next to Best Care (formerly Nano Systems)

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild Minutes - February 2018



Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild 
February Meeting 2018
2/15/18
  1. Welcome
  2. New Members Review and Visitors
  3. Announcements/Reminders
    • Date of next meeting: Thursday, March 15th
      • Make and Take
    • Reminder to bring snacks on your birthday month
    • 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)
      • Return Options:
      • Returned at March MplsMQG Meeting by Jan
    • Minnesota Quilter’s Annual Quilt Show June 14-16 St. Cloud, MN
    • Minnesota State Fair
      • New Modern Awards
      • Best Modern Quilt (small)
      • Best Modern Quilt (large)
      • Best Use of Negative Space
      • Best Improvisational Work
      • Best Use of Solids
      • Best Modern Interpretation of Traditionalism
      • Entry dates not available yet
  4. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
    • Heather Jones Workshop
      • April 21, 2018 3112 W 28th St Minneapolis, MN 55418
      • Cost: $80 Sign up HERE
      • From Inspiration to Design
      • No sewing
      • Description: Bring your inspiration to life as you create a one of a kind unique quilt pattern. Work with Heather to create a quilt pattern that is inspired by something you have seen: an old building, a water tower, the sunset, etc. In this class, we’ll be using a photograph of your inspiration as a starting point and will create a quilt design based on that inspiration. Heather will guide you through the process of sketching, designing pattern pieces, calculating yardage and construction methods, creating a color palette, and fabric selection. You’ll leave the class with a complete pattern that is ready to be constructed in your home studio.
    • 2018 Retreat (Musser Mansion, Little Falls, MN)
      • November 1-4, 2018
      • 15 spots left
      • $150 total
      • To save spot give $50 check to Rebecca
  5. Committee Updates
    • Charity Committee (Jan Hanenberger)
      • Drawing held for people that have worked on charity kits
      • New charity block -Shuffle Quilt Block
      • Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
      • Mobile Menders Project/House of Charity (Carrie Federer)
      • Need embroidery supplies, fabric paints
    • Speakers/Programs (Sarah Vernon)
    • Marketing/Communications (Sarah Marrone)
  6. Elections
    • President - Sarah Marrone
    • Vice President - Kellye Rose
    • Secretary - Trena Johnson
    • Treasurer - Andrea Salisbury
    • Charity Chair - Jan Hanenberger
    • Communications Chair - Carrie Federer
    • Programs Chair - Sarah Vernon
    • Retreat Chair - Rebecca LaPlante
  7. Show and Tell - lay quilts out after showing them
  8. Program - Scrap Management
  9. Scrap Swap
  10. Sewcial Time

Heather Jones Workshop

From Inspiration to Design with Heather Jones
Saturday, April 21, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM



Bring your inspiration to life as you create a one of a kind unique quilt pattern. Work with Heather to create a quilt pattern that is inspired by something you have seen: an old building, a water tower, the sunset, etc.

In this class, we’ll be using a photograph of your inspiration as a starting point and will create a quilt design based on that inspiration. Heather will guide you through the process of sketching, designing pattern pieces, calculating yardage and construction methods, creating a color palette, and fabric selection. You’ll leave the class with a complete pattern that is ready to be constructed in your home studio.

 Students will
-learn how to translate visual inspiration into sketchbook drawings
-learn how to design a block or quilt based on their inspiration
-learn how to calculate yardage for pattern pieces
-create their own unique quilt pattern

Location:
3112 W 28th St
Minneapolis MN 55416-4384

This is just off the Kennilworth Bike Path in Minneapolis, near Lake Bde Maka Ska, Uptown/Lake Street and Cedar Lake. Because of the location and no need to bring a sewing machine, this presents a rare opportunity to bike to a quilt workshop. There is also ample parking and a park across the street. Make sure to plan accordingly for lunch, as there aren't many options nearby.

Cost:
MMQG Members:  $80 for one workshop
Non-Members:  $100 for one workshop

Register here (www.squareup.com/store/mmqg)! Memberships are also available for purchase here, if you'd like to take advantage of the workshop discounts. 

We have spots for 20 participants, and spots are first come/first served. Participants will need to bring their own supplies (supply list will be available soon).

To learn more about Heather take a look at her website.

If you have any questions, please reach out to to any of the board members at a meeting or by email.

Hope to see you at the workshop!

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes January 2018

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild 

January Meeting 2018
1/18/18

  1. Welcome 
    • New Members Review and Visitors 
  2. Announcements/Reminders 
    • Date of next meeting: Thursday, February 15th 
    • Scrap Management and Fabric Organization 
    • Bring scraps to swap 
    • Reminder to bring snacks on your birthday month 
  3. Volunteer Positions Needed 
    • Leadership Elections will happen in February 
    • Positions that will be open 
    • President (can be split into Co-Presidents) 
    • Secretary 
    • Other Roles Available 
    • Welcome Committee Chair (guests/snacks/etc) 
    • Special Project Chair (challenges/Block of the Month/etc) 
    • Come early to set up, stay late to take down 
  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) 
    • Need quilts to display 
    • Need 36 inches square or smaller quilts for silent auction 
    • Submission Options: 
    • Drop off quilts at January meeting, complete the registration form, Colby will take them to the show 
    • Bring your quilts and registration forms to the Dakota County History Museum, 130 3rd Avenue North, South Saint Paul, on either Thursday, February 8, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., or Friday, February 9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
    • Return Options:
      • Returned at March MplsMQG Meeting by Jan
  5. Minnesota Quilter’s Annual Quilt Show June 14-16 St. Cloud, MN
  6. Minnesota State Fair
    • Working with them to get a Mpls MQG sponsored category
    • Entry dates not available yet
  7. 2018 Membership
    • Rolling membership, $40 a year
    • Fill out online membership form to be included in emails
    • Renewal month is by your sign in information
  8. Sew in’s/Retreats/Etc.
    • 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
    • 2018 Retreat (Musser Mansion, Little Falls, MN)
      • November 1-4, 2018
      • 15 spots left
      • $150 total
      • To save spot give $50 check to Rebecca
  9. Committee Updates
    • Charity Committee (Jan Hanenberger)
    • Drawing held for people that have worked on charity kits
    • New charity block -Shuffle Quilt Block
    • Always need donations of scraps/batting/blocks
    • Mobile Menders Project/House of Charity (Carrie Federer)
    • Need embroidery supplies, fabric paints
  10. Speakers/Programs (Sarah Vernon)
    • Heather Jones Workshop ~ April 21, 2018 Location TBD
      • From Inspiration to Design
      • No sewing
      • Description: Bring your inspiration to life as you create a one of a kind unique quilt pattern. Work with Heather to create a quilt pattern that is inspired by something you have seen: an old building, a water tower, the sunset, etc. In this class, we’ll be using a photograph of your inspiration as a starting point and will create a quilt design based on that inspiration. Heather will guide you through the process of sketching, designing pattern pieces, calculating yardage and construction methods, creating a color palette, and fabric selection. You’ll leave the class with a complete pattern that is ready to be constructed in your home studio.
    • Full Day Workshop $90 
    • Signups coming soon
  11. Marketing/Communications (Sarah Marrone)
  12. Show and Tell - lay quilts out after showing them
  13. Program - Goals and Quilt Planning
  14. Sewcial Time

Quilt Show

The Dakota County Star Quilters has invited MMQG members to once again participate in their annual quilt show.  Several members exhibited last year and even won a few ribbons! This is an opportunity to share our creativity and passion for modern quilts.

The quilt show is held February 13 - March 13, 2018 at the Historical Museum in South St. Paul. All show information can be found at www.dcsq.org including the quilt registration sheet needed for every quilt entered. The registration form needs to be included when you turn your quilt in or may be mailed to the DCSQ member listed on the website by February 2nd if you plan to drop off the quilt yourself. Quilts need to have a hanging sleeve, though it can be a pinned sleeve. A label with your name and MMQG on the back is also suggested.

We will be collecting quilts for the show at our next meeting on January 18th. Please bring your quilt(s) in some type of bag for protection and easy transport. Colby will be delivering the quilts to the museum on one of the drop off dates.  Or you may drop off quilts yourself; dates are on the website.  Jan will be assisting on take down day and will pick up the quilts then return them at the next MMQG meeting on March 15.

We have also been invited to participate in the silent quilt auction.  Any type of quilted item less than 36x36 will work.  MMQG will receive a majority portion of the proceeds from this auction to go toward our operating expenses. These quilts also will be collected at the January meeting. A label is also suggested for these; a registration form is not needed.

DCSQ is also hosting a speaker and holding a workshop if you are interested.  All information is on their website.

Please list questions on the MMQG Facebook post.
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