Thursday, February 6, 2014

Projects from Sunday's Meeting (February 2014)

1. Nancy (Program Co-Chair) is working with the friends of the Ithaca library to help raffle off our "starry night". We would split the profits with them.

2. We will be making a group quilt for the Ithaca Cancer Resource Center, pieces to be turned in at the April 6 meeting, at the latest, but feel free to bring them for the March meeting if you have them. Each piece will be 10" X ____" (up to 20") - quilted and trimmed. Our theme is the "Emotions of cancer". All quilted blocks are to use use Kona "Coal" and Quilters Dream low loft cotton.  Pat (President) offered to put it all together using her fabulous quilt-as-you-go method with help at the April 6th sew day. Lauree  (Vice President) will present the quilt for a raffle at the May benefit for ICRC.

3. There was some discussion about making a quilt to benefit a local animal shelter. Puppies and kitties were the most discussed theme.  No concrete decisions were made. Will most likely be discussed again at the March meeting or after our cancer benefit quilt is finished.

4. Deb (Program Co-Chair) presented information about local spaces available to rent for a group sew. Several people are checking on,  and will be reporting in  March, on the costs of having our own quilting retreat/day.  We are looking into having a "sew day" for our April Meeting, details to come. A Sweatshop Night Project was also discussed with no final decisions made yet.


IMQG Secretary

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Upcoming National-Level Quilt Shows in 2014

Here's a link to O'Susannah's Quilt shop in Watkins Glen -- scroll down their main page for info on the trip to Quilters Take Manhattan in September.

Here's a link for info on LAST YEAR's Quilters Take Manhattan event. There's no info on the site for the 2014 show yet.

Other national-level shows --

The American Quilter's Society upcoming 2014 shows are in Lancaster, Paducah, Charlotte, Grand Rapids, Chattanooga, and Des Moines. Click here for their website.

Quilts, Inc has upcoming shows (International Quilt Festivals) in Chicago and Houston, with a new stitching show in Portland this year. Click here for their website.

Macuso Management sponsors quilt shows in Virginia, New Jersey, Georgia, Colorado, New Hampshire, Florida, Philadelphia area, two in California. Click here for their website.

Other large shows include the Vermont Quilt Festival in June (click here for the website) and MQX shows (focusing on machine quilting) in New Hampshire, Illinois, and Oregon (click here for the website).

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February IMQG Meeting

I've been a bit behind, but here's the agenda to tomorrow's meeting

1.  Membership to MQG and amendment to the bylaws so that they are compliant to the 501c3 laws

Amendment of the bylaws are for Article 6 only, and are required by the MQG and US law to apply for non-profit status.


Article 6: Dissolution of the IMQG
All money left over when the guild dissolves will be donated to a charity, recipient to be determined by remaining guild members at time of dissolution.


Article 6: Requirements to be exempt as an Organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Section 6.1 The Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, or scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Section 6.2 No part of the net earnings of the IMQG shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in section 7.1 hereof and in article 1 of these Bylaws.
Section 6.3 No substantial part of the activities of the IMQG shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.
Section 6.4 Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the IMQG shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Section 6.5 Upon the dissolution of the IMQG, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the organization is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

2. Discussion of guild projects:
Ugly Duckling Quilt (Deb). 
  (Hospice) (Nancy will bring to the meeting)
  Quilt to raffle ?
  Animal shelter to raffle?

Challenge/ Community Projects:
  Picking a color theme (or not)
  Plus picking a word and make a block to represent the    
    Action words,
    Specific animals
    Fun words

Quilt-As-You-Go Bl

Speakers and/or Members

  Trunk Shows

Show info?

Oh Suzanna's Quilt trip in September in NYC

Quilt Market in May In Pittsburgh

Find place to have a "Group Sew"

Quilt Retreat
  Watson Homestead
  Bridle Creek B & B
  Food and/or food Facilities
  # of people they accommodate 
    Time availability

Sweatshop Night Project
Quilt Days

Starry Night 
  What to do with it?

Book Sale Quilt Raffle Info


  Shows and Exhibits 
    (members and non-members)
  Ideas for bus trips
    (ask Kay Tea)

Future projects:
  To have our own quilt show or join with TCQG's?

3. Show and Tell - continuing talk of what makes quilts modern