Sunday, June 1, 2014

Last Month's Minutes - thanks Terri

*Michael Moore fabric challenge
    - more fabric has arrived, a few members got extra pieces. If you would                   like a bit more please contact Pat. (
    - July 25, 2014 is the new deadline for the Michael Miller fabric challenge.
    - if you need help taking and posting a photo of your project bring it to the July 6, 2014, meeting
    - save your scraps, we may incorporate them into a future guild project

* we now have 39 members

*  ideas were shared for a new group project, including a block exchange and a monthly challenge
    - a scrap block swap will be the new project, other guild members will  make a block from your scraps and return them to you
    - Karla will fine tuned the guidelines for us.  She expects to email them to each of us by 5-14-14
    - sign-up at the June 1, 2014 meeting

Guidelines for the scrap block swap:
You provide a small bag of your scraps of fabric to each of your group members, and each group member creates for you a unique block for your project.

Each group member also will give you a small bag of scraps, and you will make each of them a unique block for their project. 

     Groups of 6 or 12 members will be forming, so you can commit to making the number of blocks that fits with your life.  (In 6-person groups you commit to making 5 blocks, and in 12-person groups you commit to making 11 blocks.)
     The general deadline will be the December IMQG meeting, but groups can change their deadline by consensus.
     You can sign-up at the June meeting, or you can e-mail me to join a group.

Guidelines for the quilt blocks:
     12.5” unfinished
      Pieced but not quilted 

Guidelines for the bags of fabric:
     Write your name on the outside of the bags
     Depending on your group choice you will be putting together 5 or 11 bags. (Remember to keep some fabric for yourself if you want to add your own  block to your project.)
     Each bag will contain at least the equivalent of a fat quarter of fabric
     Include a written note with any special instructions such as:
o      Do you want group members to use only the fabrics that you provided in the bag?
o      Can a group member add to your fabrics from their own stash?
o      Do you want group members to sign their names to the blocks?

* Book show and tell at the June meeting.
    - Bring your favorite quilting book to show the group
    - bring any quilts made from the book for show & tell

* August 3, 2014 meeting will be held at Pat’s lakeside house
    -dish to pass, bring a chair and water shoes
    - Pat will share directions (again) at the June meeting