MLMQG October 2017 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
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
- 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
○ 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
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
○ By or during the next meeting we will figure out a design and schedule a sew day
to work on it together