JULY MEETING

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the monthly meeting on July 18th! Laura will be leading the meeting this month, and we are very excited! The theme will be Christmas in July, and it will be a chance to talk about making “quilty” gifts for Christmas and other holidays.
Here’s the Idea: If you have a favorite project that you like to make as a quick and/or easy gift, please bring a sample, plus the pattern for us to see! (Please don’t make copies of patterns for distribution. If it is your own pattern and you’d like to share that’s great!)
Also, bring some holiday-themed fabric for a fabric swap. We will plan to do a fat quarter swap at the meeting! Doesn’t have to be Christmas fabric, any holiday will do!
If you don’t have a sample or fabric, come join us anyways! We’ll do an icebreaker and our usual Show & Tell. And, who knows, there may even be Christmas in July cookies!
We are excited to see you all there!
Merry Quilt-mas to all!

JUNE MEETING

Hey all!
We have a very fun and crafty evening planned for all this Thursday! We know summers are very busy for you all, but would love you to come. We will be doing some scrap art where you bring the scraps and any scissors you may need and we supply the canvas and Mod Podge! It is a great way to bring some new life to some scraps too small to use or too special and you want them on display for all! As usual the meeting will start at 7pm at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, MN. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out. If you have been waiting or unsure of when to check out our meetings this will be a great one you won't want to miss! We cannot wait to see you all there and as always please bring snacks or beverages to share!

Charity Sewing Day - June 1st



Sewing for Charity with the MMQG will happen at Field Trip Quilting this Saturday, June 1 starting at 10 AM. Bring your sewing machine - all other supplies are furnished. There are quilts in every stage, so if you want to just stop by to hang out that's welcome too!

There is space for 10 people to sew. I have two sewing machines at the studio for people to use if you like also. There are nearby cafes for lunch or feel free to bring something. I have a small refrigerator and microwave for use. 

Field Trip is located at 674 Smith Ave. S., St. Paul, MN 55107. If you need further directions or have any questions feel free to email us.

See you on Saturday!

Thanks-
Darci 
MMQG Charity Committee

UPCOMING MMQG EVENTS

Hey all! We have some great upcoming events we would love all of you to be a part of! Please check out the information related to the events below and feel free to join us for any or all of them! If you are not already, we recommend joining the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild group on Facebook to get regular updates on all of our fun meetings and events!

Spring In-Town Retreat
May 3-5, 2019

We are holding an in town retreat at Field Trip Quilting studio in St.Paul! This would be a great opportunity to get away from the house for the day and have some fun being social while getting some projects worked on! At the end of the day you can go home to your own comfortable bed!

We have 12 work spots each day Friday May 3rd through Sunday May 5th. You can just come one day, part of one day, or all three days depending on your schedule. Spots are $10 per person per day and filling fast so you will want to contact us via email ASAP for a spot!

Handwork Gathering at Himalayan Java in St. Paul
May 8, 2019 | 7 - 9pm

This is a fun event where you can come to learn something like knitting, hand quilting, English paper piecing, etc. or just work on a project you already have started! This event is free of charge to join and there will be drinks and snacks available for purchase.

MMQG Monthly Meeting - Guest Speaker Tara Faughnan
May 16, 2019 | 7pm

Join our monthly meeting for a special guest talk from Tara Faughnan! She will be talking all about her design process. She will share ways that she takes an idea and develops it, along with how the roll of scale and color are integral to her process.

You will gain insight into how she handles hitting a wall when working on projects or gets stuck in a creative rut. This will be a night you will not want to miss!

No tickets necessary, non-members pay a $10 fee at the door. As always our meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Textile Center located at 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis.

Charity Sewing Day
June 1, 2019

As a guild we try to find ways to give back to the community by donating quilts, pillowcases, etc. to those in need. Join us for a group sewing day at Field Trip Quilting located at 674 Smith Ave S. in St. Paul. Please bring your finished quilt tops to be donated or projects to work on to donate! We will have some projects loaded up on the longarm if you're interested in trying it out.

It will be a fun day to get some donation worthy items out to those in need! Contact us via email for any additional questions and for space requirements.

Fall Out-of-Town Retreat
October 24-27 2019

We have signups open for our annual fall retreat to be held again at Linden Hill House in Little Falls, MN! It is a fantastic historic home that we all gather at annually to get some serious sewing done! The event will start the evening of Thursday, October 24th and will close out Sunday, October 27th at noon.

There will be a potluck dinner, we all work together to bring goodies on theme, a mini trip to some local quilt shops, and we will even have someone from the historic group managing the house come share her knowledge with us. We welcome both members and non-members for this event as always and spots fill up quickly so you will want to contact us via email or Facebook for additional details and to pay to reserve your spot! Members' fee for this retreat is $160 and non-member fee is $175. We hope to see you there!

APRIL MEETING REMINDER

Hey all! This week is the April meeting at our usual time, 7pm at the Textile Center. Please remember to sign up for a team if you are going to be there! We have sent out sign up forms via email and it is also posted in the Facebook group. If you are interested in joining, but didn't or cannot see either please email us at minneapolismqg@gmail.com with any questions, comments, or concerns!
As we are now moving into the second quarter of 2019 we hope you are all working diligently to move through your MMQG 19 in 19 list! Don't forget to see Sarah at the meetings to get your projects checked off of the list and bring them in for show and tell! We love to see all of the fun projects you are working through and you never know when your new project may just inspire someone else to try something new as well.  We cannot wait to see you all at the meeting this Thursday!

February Meeting - Prep & Take: Map Quilts


Join us this Thursday, February 21 at 7pm for a Prep & Take meeting! We'll be prepping Map Quilts - a fun, fusible applique project.

We will have some map printouts available at the meeting, but you can also bring one (here is a great resource for finding some cool maps https://goo.gl/C4o5sA). You'll want to crop and enlarge a portion of the map to fit on a piece of letter paper (this can be done in Google Docs or Word).

We'll provide the fusible webbing, and will have some fabric available.

You'll want to bring - a piece of background fabric and any other fabric you want to use, scissors for cutting details or an X-acto knife with a cutting mat, and if anyone has an ironing station they'd be willing to bring, we would appreciate it.

By the end of the meeting you'll have a piece prepped for quilting! Hope to see you all there, let me know if you have any questions!

Setting Goals with MMQG's 19 in 19

MMQG wants to help you get through some WIPs you might have, learn that new technique you've been eyeing, finally recover that ironing board, whatever quilty goals you might have. Join us in setting 19 goals for 2019! To join download the Goal Sheet, fill it out, and post a pic here on our Facebook group and/or Instagram (make sure to tag us @mplsmqg) or bring the list to the February meeting for us to keep track of throughout the year. Then throughout the year keep us in the loop on what you’re working on by posting to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #MMQG19in19 or bringing things to meetings. We want this to be enjoyable, so break your goals down into pieces that are doable. Instead of ‘finish Long Time Gone quilt’, break it up to multiple goals, ‘cut out blocks’, ‘piece blocks’, ‘assemble top’ (to be honest, I’d break this one down even further, it’s an intense pattern!). And it’s quilty goals, so that may be finishing quilts, but can also be learning a new technique, trying a new tool, visiting a quilt shop you’ve always wanted to visit, taking a sewing-related class, sewing a garment or a bag, etc. What motivates better than prizes? Well support and encouragement from your fellow quilters, but prizes are pretty cool too. So of course there will be some throughout the year to give you that extra nudge. To be eligible for prizes, make sure you post or hand in your Goal Sheet by Thursday, February 21st. And this is definitely open to non-members (the more the merrier) but due to logistics we need to limit prizes to current MMQG members. We’ll check-in occasionally on Facebook and Instagram, and we hope to see projects at meetings during Show and Tell. If you’re interested in a monthly reminder/motivational email, join the mailing list http://eepurl.com/gez13X

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