Friday, May 22, 2015

IMQG May 3, 2015 Minutes

Change in Leadership!  Lauree Myler has stepped down as President, and Kim Stone has moved up from Vice President to President. Cheryl Moore accepted the nomination and was unanimously voted in as Vice President.  She will begin serving as VP in August.

1.  Open Sewing Day:  The guild is having our first Open Sewing Day!  HUGE thanks to Naomi and Pat for arranging everything. 

WHERE:              The Varna Community Center (943 Dryden Road/Rt 366)
WHEN:                 Saturday June 6th from 9am to 6pm
BRING:                Sewing machine and supplies, extension cords, lunch/beverages
WHO:                   Here is who has signed up so far:  Cheryl Moore, Diana Sinton, Nancy Watters, Mari Townsend, Jayne Port, Betty-Ann Juraska, Filomena LaClair, Mary Geri, Marion Tobey, Val Leftwich, Sarah Demo, Pat Merkle, Naomi Ramon, Kim Stone 
JOIN US:             There’s plenty of room for more folks, so if you want to come just email Kim (elizabeth.stone@cortland.edu) and she will add you to the list.  
SUPPLIES:         So far, Sarah, Pat, Kim and Naomi have volunteered to bring irons, ironing boards, and cutting mats.  If anyone else can bring any of these things, let Kim know.    
NOTE: OUR JUNE GUILD MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE DURING THIS SEWING DAY.  We will break from 12-2 for lunch and the meeting. THERE IS NO GUILD MEETING ON SUNDAY JUNE 7TH!!

2.  IMQG Goes to a Quilt Show:  Instead of having our June meeting on Sunday, June 7th, many members are planning to attend The Genesee Valley Quilt Fest at the Gordon Field House of the Rochester Institute of Technology (Sunday hours are 9am-4pm).  Price is $10 for the day ($8 if you are 65 or older).  We can plan carpooling at the Saturday SewIn.  Hope to see LOTS of fellow IMQGers there!

3.  Blox Made Modern Challenge: The DUE DATE for these is our July 5th meeting.  REMINDER---use at least one piece of Roboto fabric, and the finished size of the quilt should be 24” wide by whatever length you choose.

4.  IMQG Logo Contest: We have two winners!!  Out of the six designs submitted, we decided to combine the entries submitted by Cheryl Moore and Pat Merkle.  Thanks to Bonnie Scott for taking charge of this, and thanks to Bonnie and Quilters’ Corner for the prizes.

5.  Group Quilt Challenge:  After a short discussion we decided to wait until we get more details from National MQG before making design plans. 
UPDATE:  On May 9th the MQG sent emails to all members, announcing the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge for QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena. Take a look at the details of the challenge on the MQG website; we will discuss it at our June meeting.  Sign up NOW for the free Michael Miller fabric as there is a limited amount.

6.  Dyeing Workshop:  Instead of a Hilary Gifford workshop we are exploring a workshop run by several of our own guild members.  We will try to finalize this at the June meeting.

SHOW and TELL

DON’T FORGET!!!  Our June meeting is Saturday, June 6th (12-2) at the Varna Community Center

Upcoming Quilt Shows
-- Genesee Valley Quilt Fest, Gordon Field, RIT—June 5-7
--Bricks and Blocks- Everson Museum, enter by May 1
 --AQS QuiltWeek-Syracuse (the Oncenter)—Jul 29-Aug 1
--O’Susanna’s Quilt Show-Watkins Glen—Aug 23
--Juried Modern Quilt Show-Wellsboro, PA—Sep 6-27 enter byJuly 15

--Tompkins County Quilters Guild-TC3 Fieldhouse, Dryden, NY-—Oct 3-4  Enter online by July 28TCQG.org

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 http://www.osusannahsquiltshop.com/

Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center – Juried Modern Quilt Show September 2015 http://gmeinerartscenter.com/juried-modern-quilt-show/

Tompkins County Quilt Guild  Show : Traditions and Beyond -  October 2,3, & 4, 2015 http://www.tcqg.org


February Meeting Minutes

IMQG MEETING NOTES                                                                  FEBRUARY 1, 2015

KIM STONE, PRESIDENT OF VICES PRESIDING

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

OLD BUSINESS:
  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
NEW BUSINESS:
  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: cmoore49@twcny.rr.com
  3. Bonnie Scott: spring clean out sewers (not sewers, those who sew) sale in Odessa, NY. Bonnie will let us know more.
  4. UPCOMING QUILT SHOWS:
-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 TCQG.org 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       
6.   QUILT CHALLENGE
BLOX MADE MODERN
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?
Email: ITHACAMQG@gmail.com
Instagram: ITHACAMQG
Blog: IMQG.blogspot.com


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: https://nycc.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eXIFFXmgatLDBIN


4. Inspirational Modern Quilts—NOTE: You can either post an image on the Facebook page, email a picture to Pat to post (leadgeek@gmail.com), 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
Flickr
Quilters Corner thank you
Swap with Cache Valley MQG
Quiltcon Charity Quilt Update
Survey
Added Items
Show-n-Tell
Can't wait to see you all and see what 2015 brings for our guild!
--cheers
Lauree

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