Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes January 2018

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild 

January Meeting 2018

  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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