October 2017 Minutes

MLMQG October 20017 Minutes

  • Wheelchair charity quilts: At this meeting you did a great job of donating 8 wheelchair quilts for McKay’s in Soap Lake. Jenn and Angie will deliver them Friday.
  • INMOD Quilt retreat: INMOD quilt guild will join us in the spring (specifics TBD) for an event. Perhaps we can meet in Ephrata in order to go to the Fabric Patch.
  • Officers Next Year: It was decided that rather than Virginia remaining president, we will rotate the guild president each month. Virginia will remain the point of contact for business, but each rotating president will lead that month’s meeting. The secretary and treasurer will be exempt from taking a turn as president.
  • NEXT MEETING IS NOV 9! Your $20 dues will be collected at this meeting since we will not meet again before the January registration deadline.
  • Program: Charisma spoke to us about planning quilting. One area of focus was implementing key elements into the design. These include: 1.) Dimension 2.) Movement 3.) Secondary designs 4.) Textures 5.) Life 6.) A story
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September 2017 minutes

MLMQG September 2017

  • Travel Bee
  • Quiltcon 2018 Charity quilt scraps: Congratulations to Lindsey who won the drawing to take the leftover fabric!
  • Program: a color lesson

○ Using your square cut outs: 1. randomly place the 6” squares in a 9 patch 2. Randomly put the 4” squares on top of them 3. Do the same to randomly place the 2” squares on the 4”, only changing the placement if the colors are the same.

○ The challenge is to choose a color combo you don’t like and identify what you don’t like about it. How can you make the color combo appealing by adding a neutral or neutrals to it? Explore using color combos you normally wouldn’t use or like.

  • Sew and tell
  • Instagram: check out some of our members through their user names, and, we would love to add more! Also, follow our guild and others for more online inspiration. #moseslakemqg
  • October announcements:

○ Bring a quilt top that you can plan to quilt during Charisma’s program on quilt planning.

○ Don’t forget that the charity wheelchair quilts are due finished at this meeting! Jenn will deliver them to the nursing home in Soap Lake at 10 am on Oct 20 if you want to join her.

  • Misc. Announcements:

○ We have decided on a program topic for November: Lindsey will lead a discussion on swaps

○ MLMQG is growing! This month we had 4 new people.

○ For the January gift exchange, we will make a mini quilt for the holiday of our choice.

 

August 2017 Minutes

MLMQG August 2017

● Culcita.com is a new online business shipping boxes of modern fabric to enhance your
stash. You can get a discount on your first box using the coupon cards Virginia has. This
is a monthly subscription website for modern fabric bundle boxes such as Tula Pink.
● Travel bee update: the travel bee quilts are looking amazing and are now on the last
round of turns! Great job to those of you involved!
● Wheelchair quilts: Jenn wanted an idea of how many quilts each member will make, due finished at the October guild meeting! Also to consider for the wheelchair quilts:
○ You can use a panel for the top instead of piecing it
○ They need not be modern
○ Maybe 1” wide straps would work well for ease of tying them
○ Use quality fabrics and possibly flannel as the backing for warmth
● QuiltCon 2018 charity quilt update: it looks amazing​ ​and is already quilted. Kathy will
sew the binding on and we will have a hand sewing binding party to get this project done
in time to enter it into the Wenatchee quilt show (TBD).
● Is there anyone who wants to present for our November meeting? There are still some
presentation slots open
● For September meeting, have a 6”, 4”, 2” square cut from 9 different solid fabrics, or
fabrics that read as solid.
● Program highlights:
○ Instagram tutorial and walk through for those people who are new to it or have
never used it.
○ Modern Quilt Guild website (themodernquiltguild.com) where you may want to
especially check out the resources and webinars under the “Community” tab and
the “Fresh Quilting” videos. You can also submit designs to the MQG for the
block of the month

July 2017 minutes

  • Travel bee: the travel bee quilts are looking amazing: keep up the great work, ladies!
  • Scrap quilts: this mini quilt scrap challenge turned out great for those members who participated!
  • Quilt Con 2018 Challenge Update: sew day was decided for August 5 at Virginia’s. Even though it is due in January, we will knock it out well before the holidays.
  • Program: Lindsey talked to us about hand quilting with some beautiful examples.

○ Perle cotton, crochet thread,Sashiko or Auri_l 12 are good picks for this.

○ Marking tools: water soluble blue is safest

○ Needles: Richard Hemming size 2 is great, also Crewel embroidery needles specialty quilt stores

○ Names for further research: Anna Maria Horner, Sarah Fielke, Riane Menardi

  • Sew and Tell:

○ Congratulations to Jennifer Tincher for being published in Make Modern Magazine for her bigfoot design!

● Retreat: There still may be a few spaces open for the retreat in September hosted by the INMOD group

June 2017 Minutes

MLMQG June 2017 Minutes
● Travel Bee: this is continually going well: keep up the good work!
● Sew n tell
● Instagram: if you haven’t seen the MLMQG on Instagram, look it up as MosesLakeMQG.
Also, tag the work you do here to give others a sneak peek at your progress.
● FYI: for those people wondering about good hand quilting threads, Lindsey says she
uses Sishiko, Perle cotton size 8 and Aurifil 12 for this
● QuiltCon 2018: if you want to go, talk to Lindsey as she is going as a volunteer. The
2019 Quiltcon will be much farther away in Nashville, TN.
● QuiltCon 2018 Challenge: We voted to NOT create a sampler for this.
○ We will modernize the Carolina Lily block
○ Please think about how we can modernize this block with the modern palette
○ If you have not done so, watch the webinar about Modern Traditional that Virginia
e-mailed for ideas
○ Once you have some ideas, begin sharing them through e-mail before the next
guild meeting
○ By or during the next meeting we will figure out a design and schedule a sew day
to work on it together

May 2017 Minutes

MLMQG May 2017 Minutes
● Charity Quilt: donated to BIg Bend for May 20 Cellarbration Charity Auction
● ML Christian Church: Shall we make a donation for guild funds as a thank you for using
the room since Jan. 2015?
○ We decided to give $100 donation check to the church
● Charity Quilt for Quilt CON Modern Traditional challenge: We will design this at our June
meeting.
Think of ideas to do this (see MQG 2018 Quilt Con Charity Challenge for details)
● Sew in Day: May 20 at Virginia’s, 10 a.m.
● Travel Bee: These are looking great, keep up the good work!
○ Some of the quilts can already be called finished as some of you have been
working ahead due to varying circumstances.
● INMOD Quilt Guild (Spokane): Inland Northwest MQG
○ We will have a Quilt Crash where our guild crashes their meeting
○ June 17, 2017 at Moran Prairie Library, a sew day for their guild that runs 9am to
          6pm, (we may get there at 10)
○ They are planning their September retreat that we can join
● Program: (Angie) Scraps
○ What do you do to organize your scraps to easily use them?
○ What are some good scrap projects?
○ Scrap bag challenge: Due at the July guild meeting. We traded a bag of scraps
to make any small finished scrap quilt for the person to whom the scraps belong.
You will probably return the scraps with the quilt to the owner (Who needs more
scraps, right?.) You can use your own fabric and do not have to use all that is in
the scrap bag.
○ Did you know that Moda fabrics sells scrap bags of coordinating color to use?
● Charity Wheelchair Quilts: due at the October guild meeting. Jenn sent an e-mail to all
of us with the directions.
● Coming Up:
○ During the next meeting we will plan the Modern Traditional quilt for the Quilt Con
Charity
○ TBD: driving arrangements for those participating in the INMOD Quilt Crash
(June 17)

April 2017 Minutes

April 2017

  • Retreat: we will find out if MLMQG can join the next Basin Piecemakers retreat in October from a Tuesday to Sunday any or all days
  • May sew in will be on the 20th at Virginia’s house or the church.
    • Bring your own lunch
    • Tables provided
    • Two ironing surfaces to share
    • Bring a personal project and/or a charity one to work on
  • Charity lap quilt project: Jenn is coordinating a lap quilt project for McKay’s nursing home on Soaplake.
    • Complete the lap quilts independently
    • Contact Jenn for instructions
    • Finished size 27” x 34”
    • Maybe put flannel on 1 side?
    • Need 20 completed for October 2017
  • Program: Jenn presented “5 Steps to Sewing Perfect Circles” from Nightquilter.com and a fabric box using 2 pieces of 12” squares
  • Sew n’ Tell highlights:
    • Great job on everything you are sewing, ladies!
    • If you have questions about sewing wound clothesline baskets, ask Gretchen as she has done over 80! Also, she has some of her baskets now for sale in a shop.
    • Through June Charisma will be offering edge to edge design quilting for the first 50 quilts at only a penny a square foot! Contact her to (FINALLY) turn all those UFOS into finished art !
    • Online hints: Lyndsey says that Sashiko thread is a nice quilting thread sold at the website French General as well as on www.purlsoho.com   Check out these websites for some interesting patterns and materials!