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!

March 2017 Minutes

March 2017
● Charity Quilt: Big Bend Auction is May 20, Angie will continue to contact
someone there for specifics
● Retreat: Lutherhaven is booked up, maybe there is an opening in another center
such as Soaplake
● Travel Bee: the starts look wonderful! If anyone finishes theirs early, contact
Katrina to give it to her to work on as there may be some time coming up that she will
not be able to quilt.
● Quilt Con discussion: Lindsey has volunteered at each Quilt Cons so has a lot of
insight into that. Thank you, Lindsey for sharing your bag of convention goodies with us!
● Program: Virginia guided us in designing quilt blocks by first drawing and coloring
a block on a square of graph paper. We then cut out the block then cut it up and
reconstructed it on white paper taping it down to our liking (no rules in doing so!) Voilà:
we designed a modern quilt!
Other insights:
● Great job ladies on your sew and tell! Amazing work that you do!
● Also mentioned, check out quiltersplanner.com for free block tutorials, printables
and inspirations.
● Stay tuned for information on an upcoming sew-in activity in the near future

November 2016 Minutes

November 2016 Minutes

  • Dues were paid
  • Charity quilt – Angie says Big Bend is a good possibility
  • Retreat – Haven’t heard back yet
  • Program – we looked at the disappearing nine patch with a modern twist
  • Sew n Tell

October 2016 minutes

In attendance: Carol (new), Linda (new), Angie, Gretchen, Kay, Carole, Kathy, friend, Virginia

  • Creative Speed Challenge – we saw Charisma’s and Virginia’s and it was explained what we did. (Polly and Sally – please bring yours next time)
  • Wenatchee exchange charity quilt –  several places were suggested Project Linus, New Hope, Soroptomist and PEO. Angie will look into it and bring info back to November meeting for final decision. Polly won the second quilt (half log cabin)! Yea Polly!
  • 2017 program sign-up – a few more people signed up. We have 6 months with no one signed up.
  • Retreat – looking at Camp Lutherhaven, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in March, May or October 2017. Still waiting for confirmation which dates are open. She is checking against other calendar. 2 nights/5 meals $150 or 2 nights/4 meals $137 Friday am to Sunday afternoon. Looks like we have at  least 6 people interested. Will let you know when I have actual dates.
  • Basin Piecemakers prep: October 25, 7 pm. The list was sent out of Modern quilting terms that we will explain with our quilts.
  • Program: Carole explained a technique she learned from Joe Cunningham. Fantasy 4-patch. Very interesting simple process that makes for a complicated quilt. She shared 2 completed quilts and one in progress. I know those that weren’t there would have enjoyed this one!
  • Reminders:
    • November meeting on 2nd Thursday the 10th
    • Dues $20 due at Nov. meeting
    • NO meeting in December
    •  January party – exchange gift a container made from fabric, bag, basket, etc. 6 pm at Virginia’s home. Third Thursday, 19th.
    • New Travel Bee beginning in January – contact Charisma for information