Saturday, February 28, 2015

March 2015 Meeting Agenda

March Agenda

1. IMQG Logo Ideas - can be hand drawn
2. Modern quilt design inspiration - bring pictures from online or from magazine (there is confusion whether or not this should be for the March or April meeting) Bring them if you got them
3. Demo on paper-piecing from Lauree!!!!
4. Pictures from QuiltCon - way too cool for words!
5. Update on Starry Night quilt and Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
6. Survey Report - click here
7. Old Business - ongoing challenges, contests, etc
8. New Business - ideas for the rest of the year from co-program chairs
9. Show-n-Tell

Reminder: April's meeting will be the SECOND Sunday in April due to Easter. Date: April 12th.

Upcoming Shows in Region

Corning Quilt Guild March 21 (9-5) and March 22 (11-4) Corning Country Club

Genesee Valley Quilt Guild June 5 – 7, 2015 RIT

Oh Susannah’s presents Quilts, Vines, and Finger lakes Wines - August 22 &23, 2015

Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center – Juried Modern Quilt Show September 2015

Tompkins County Quilt Guild  Show : Traditions and Beyond -  October 2,3, & 4, 2015

February Meeting Minutes

IMQG MEETING NOTES                                                                  FEBRUARY 1, 2015


  1. Breach of protocol: Angie R. shows her amazing quilts, leaves to beat the storm

  1. Technology: some difficulties in accessing all avenues, officers will meet and work out glitches
  2. IMQG Logo-any ideas to update, modernize (No)
How about a contest-Bonnie S. offers 4 of her beautiful buttons, and maybe more from Guild.  Bonnie (Grand Duchess of Contests) offers to be in charge, will roll out details in April.
  1. To access email addresses of IMQG members, go to IMQG blog
  2. Assignment: find quilts that look “Modern”, will hold off till April, no projector for use this month. Bring photos, magazines, books, etc. to view and discuss what is modern and why
  3. April again: blog posting demonstration
  4. Meeting minutes to be posted soon after meeting to keep all members informed
  5. DEMONSTRATION BY PAT M.: How to put anything into a quilt (inset). Pat will provide written instructions
  6. Donating Starry Night to Schweinfurth Art Center, suggest raffle to benefit scholarship fund in memory of Barbara
  7. Thank you for Quilter’s Corner staff: Lauree purchased gift certificate to Panera, did not present it yet.
  8. Dues are due ($25) if you have not paid yet, Sarah thinks about 25 members, Sarah will clean up email list for members only
  1. Retreat at Watson Homestead March 13-15, 2015, $129.60. Contact Bonnie Scott if you are interested
  2. Retreat at Casowasco Retreat Center March 19-22, cost varies from $166 to $222. Contact Cheryl Moore for More info:
  3. Bonnie Scott: spring clean out sewers (not sewers, those who sew) sale in Odessa, NY. Bonnie will let us know more.
-Modern Quilt Show in Wellsboro PA, Sept. 6-27. Juried show, Entries due by July 15. Check past Facebook posting from Anya for more info.
-O’Susanna’s Quilt Shop show in Watkins Glen in August, Check O’Susanna’s Quilt Shop website for info.
-Tompkins County Quilters Guild Traditions and Beyond Show first weekend in October. Check for more info.
-Other venues for displaying quilts: Quilters Corner, Sarah’s Patisserie, Gimme Coffee, First Fridays in Ithaca.
      5. Survey results: Pat will share online       
Group Challenge
Traditional Block made modern
24” horizontal dimension, vertical dimension up to you
Must be quilted by the maker
Must use some fabric from Charity Group Challenge-Cheryl will bring fabric to next meeting-colors are teal, white, light gray, robin’s egg blue, lime green, tiny bit of magenta
Deadline is June 2015   

Show and tell to wrap up the meeting

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February IMQG Agenda

1. IMQG technology options—any questions?
Instagram: ITHACAMQG

Facebook: Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild
Twitter: ?

2. New IMQG Logo—look at posted designs, we will vote on one in March

3. Program Survey Results—Pat and Naomi will present these (You can still take the survey here:

4. Inspirational Modern Quilts—NOTE: You can either post an image on the Facebook page, email a picture to Pat to post (, or bring a picture to show in the meeting on Sunday.

5. Demonstration on inserting circles and other shapes—Pat will lead this

Old Business
1. Donation of “Starry Night” to the Scweinfurth in memory of Barbara Feldman
2. IMQG thank-you gift certificate (%50 from Panera) to Quilters’ Corner
3. Block Swap: Finsh up your blocks and/or return the fabric to the respective owners

New Business

Show and Tell

Friday, January 2, 2015

First Meeting of 2015...

Happy New Year everyone!
Just a friendly reminder that we are having our monthly meeting on Sunday, January 4 at 1pm @ Quilters Corner!
Agenda Items Include:
IQMG Gmail account
IQMG instagram account
Quilters Corner thank you
Swap with Cache Valley MQG
Quiltcon Charity Quilt Update
Added Items
Can't wait to see you all and see what 2015 brings for our guild!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Coming to the End of the First "Official" Year of IMQG

WOW, hard to believe that this is the end of the first "official" year of IMQG, second year in existence. I'm so proud of this guild. We collaborated on two charity quilts, the Cancer Resource Center quilt (that earned around $600 for CRC) and the QuiltCon Children's Charity Challenge quilt this year.
Cancer Resource Quilt

QuiltCon Charity Challenge Quilt

New officers have been elected for the coming year.

Lauree Myler - President
Kim Stone - Vice President (or as Kim likes to say - president of vices)
Sarah Demo - Treasurer
Terry Fendya - Secretary
Pat Merkle - Co-Program Chair
Naomi Raimon - Co-Program Chair

Fun stuff is being planned for the upcoming year, so stay tuned.

Christmas Party tomorrow!   Yummy Treats - Bonnie Scott will provide, but please bring a treat if you wish to share. If you would like to participate: Christmas Present Exchange - bring a wrapped present under $10

1. ANNUAL DUES are due - $25.00 (checks may be made out to Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild or IMQG)
2. Finishing Up the Block Exchange 
3. Update on the QuiltCon Charity Challenge Quilt 
4. Show and Tell

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Pat Merkle
President IMQG

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November IMQG Meeting Agenda

It's that time of year to vote for officers of IMQG
President Lauree Myler, 
Vice President Kim Stone, 
Treasurer Sarah Demo, 
Secretary Terri Fendya, 
Program CoChairs Pat Merkle/Naomi Raimon

Scrap bag/block exchange - hopefully everyone has given out all of their bags of scraps, now we just have to get them all finished. Can't wait to see what everyone will make with them

How to resize a quilt block pattern - a short exercise to take the confusion out of resizing (smaller or larger).

What is trending in Modern Quilting: update from Cyndi Larson Slothower, fresh from Quilt Market

MQG Charity Challenge Quilt  -- what happened at the first design meeting. (see note below, if you would like to participate in the creation).

Halloween Postcard - show and tell - seen several of them on our FaceBook page. AMAZING!

Show and Tell
Note: Anyone wishing to work on the MQG Charity quilt, please join us at Noon to cut fabric and talk about the next steps.