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
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
○ 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