Thursday, May 4, 2017

April Meeting Minutes and May Agenda

Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes
April 2, 2017
1. Introductions and question of the Month? What is your favorite, most productive time for quilting?

2. Announcements/Updates: Elmira show, 4/21-4/23, cards are in the foyer of QC.; Sujata Shaw, 4/11, lecture at LifeLong; Quilt show in Manlius next weekend at ToePath quilt store. Next sew-in day is May 6, at Karen's center in Horseheads, need irons, ironing boards, cutting boards, Witches Stitches in Big Flats, 10-5, bring your own food or go out. If you bring your MQG card to Joann's you might get a 10% discount.

a. Quilts /21/from the TCQG Trunk Show will be returned and report on the show: Pat did an awesome job of preparing PP and lecture, they wondered why we didn't stay for their show (too late for travelers); good questions about what is modern, used our handouts, asked them to say what makes a quilt modern; they are a very diverse group, not strictly traditional. There was a lot of complementary comment

b. Discussion on Raffling Troutline. Sell tickets for 180 Rules for raffling: (100), no checks, show the quilt, all this comes from the gaming commission; questions raised: is their a parent organization that could raffle; donate and let them raffle; let them know how much it costs to make it; donate it this time and be prepared for the next quiltcon competition; are we in the market for raising funds or making quilts for groups, find out what groups (non-profit) do fund raising events, people who know organizations who would do raffle send info to Pat who will post them on our facebood page, list it for sale in guild show with a price tag and if it sells then donate that money. First option, find an organization who would raffle it, second option is to sell it and donate the money.

c. Other announcements TBD Our guild logo is done, the group voted to have a mold made ($80) so we can each by a pin with the logo. UFO – update book next time because not here for this meeting.

3. Calendar of Activities—more folks to sign up? August and September openings for Transforming Tradition.

4. Transforming Tradition Projects -Jayne brought a pink and green traditional: suggestions: quilt it, dye it, cut it up and use negative space; diagonal cuts

5. Demo 101; easy flying geese, Cheryl, Connecting geese

6. Tool of the Month – Bonnie, Deb Tucker's V block, she used the tool on her flower from the flower project.

7. UFOs and Show and Tell: Bonnie, break down areas, her proce ss. Jayne: quilt made from blocks made by a group of 3rd graders and mug rugs; Cheryl – Christmas quilt that shse quilted from the back; Meri – traditional (just a little crabby) that she is selling at the small quilt sale, Sujata Shaws rail fence with aboriginal fabric; Marion showed a top that was foundation pieced back in the '80's; Mary showed a quick curve ruler wedding ring quilt; Val showed a piece that she was commissioned to make with animal batiks, part of a quilt using the curved ruler, and a quilt called The Spark; Pat showed her son-in-laws t-shit quilt, with minky on the back

May Meeting Agenda
May 7, 2017

  1. Introductions and question of the Month—TBD?    

  1. Announcements/Updates

  1. Calendar of Activities—more folks to sign up?

  1. Transforming Tradition Projects - Sharon

  1. Demo 101 - Reverse Applique' - Karen

  1. Tool of the Month - Hexie - Sharon

  1. UFOs and Show and Tell

Friday, March 31, 2017

March 2017 IMQG Meeting Minutes and Agenda for the April 2017 Meeting

Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild Minutes
March 5, 2017

1.      Announcements
a.      March meeting activity—Get well cards were made during the March meeting
b.      IMQG banner— Logo: Sarah showed examples of what printing the logo out on various fabrics would look like, Spoonflower you just pay for the fabric, needs to be 8700 pixels, no size or shape settled yet for our logo, Reddog enterprises also is an option. Need to have the logo printed first before deciding on finishing the banner, plan the size based on how it might be used, like hanging on a table. Kim will send a high- resolution pdf to Sarah who will send it to Spoonflower for a 24x24 inch piece.
c.       TCQG Trunk Show—March 14th 7 pm Lifelong was cancelled and rescheduled for March 28th.
d.      Genesee Valley Quilt Fest: 6/2-4/17, In Rochester
e.     QuiltCon: People attending QuiltCon reported on the best thing about the show: Pat: walking the show; cut the fingers off three fingers on your gloves; Karen: free stuff; Bonnie: intense visual impact of seeing things in person, opportunity to get things at lower cost, hopes to be a vender in two years; Valerie: Andrea Walters quilts; Nancy: ability to act crazy, Natalia Bonner (quilter); Jayne: printing on fabric and letting quilt evolve; name a project manager so that quilts leave with information on our quilts. Next one on the east coast is in Nashville.
f. Troutline Raffle: Trout Line came back to Kim, now we need organize the raffle, like the raffle committee. Bonnie will help Sarah with making the tickets. One suggestion is to raffle and donate the money. We need to say, up front, where the money is going – BOCES. This needs to go on the tickets. Pat will ask what part of the program the money will aide.
g. April Workshop: Cheryl – still openings in the April workshop, 4/10, at the Tuesday meeting, “The Root Connection”
h. Sew-in Day May 13th in Horsesheads. This date has been changed to May 6th.
2.      Question of the Month— Introductions: how you got your name, send suggestions for next month to Kim..
3.      The Draft Calendar—Sign ups continued
4.      Made Modern Vote—The category that won the vote was “Unquilt Made Modern.”  In March we’ll discuss the parameters of this guild challenge.
5.      Transforming Tradition demo— Sarah and Linda showed projects that they wanted help transforming them into something modern.
6.      Tool of the Month—Jayne talked about how she uses an ordinary pencil to mark quilts. It washes out, so that marks don’t show.
7.      Demo 101—Board Basting Quilts: Pat showed how to wrap quilts on boards to spray baste quilts and Jayne showed the similar way to use the boards to pin or hand stitch baste quilts.
8.      UFOs and Show and Tell

Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild Agenda
April 2, 2017

1.      Introductions and question of the Month—TBD?    
2.      Announcements/Updates
a.      Quilts from the TCQG Trunk Show will be returned and report on the show
b.      Discussion on Raffling Troutline.
c.      Other announcements TBD
3.      Calendar of Activities—more folks to sign up?
4.      Transforming Tradition Projects
5.      Demo 101
6.      Tool of the Month
7.      UFOs and Show and Tell

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017: February Meeting Minutes and March Meeting Agenda

Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild Minutes
February 5, 2017

1.      Announcements
a.      March meeting activity—We will be making get well cards during the March meeting so bring fabric, embellishments, glue etc. that you would like to use and share.  Blank cards will be provided.
b.      IMQG banner—Karen’s friend made a great digital logo for us.  We will change the background to light gray.  Sarah and Nancy will explore making a banner through two different ways of printing the logo on fabric and report back to us in March.
c.       TCQG Trunk Show—March 14th 7 pm Lifelong—The quilts don’t have to be finished, or totally even totally modern. We need a lot of examples, NOTE:  BRING QUILTS TO THE MARCH MEETING!  SEND PHOTOS TO PAT MERKLE BY THE MARCH MEETING!
d.      Name Tags—Members talked about how their name tags were composed.  New members (as well as “some” old members who shall remain nameless!) are invited to make nametags of their own to wear to meetings.
2.      Question of the Month—We begin each meeting with a question about some aspect of quilting.  Please suggest questions you’d like to ask to Kim.
3.      The Draft Calendar—The officers came up with three new monthly activities for the guild meetings.  Each of these requires volunteers, and many signed up (Thanks!)  Kim will hand out the Revised Calendar at the March meeting so others can sign up for the empty slots.
a.      Demo 101 and sign-up—Demo 101 is a chance for folks who have learned a brand new technique to share their experiences with the guild.
b.      Tool of the Month and sign-up—Each month one member will bring in a quilting tool she finds particularly useful and talk briefly about why she loves this tool.
c.       Transforming Tradition—This new activity is focused on bringing in an unfinished traditional project so the guild members can brainstorm about how to make it more modern.  Pat made a fabulous handout that lists some of the qualities that distinguish Modern quilts from Traditional or Art quilts.  Everyone got a color copy of this for reference.  There are extras for those who could not attend the February meeting. Two people a month sign up to bring something in.  In December, you bring the finished product in.
4.      Made Modern Vote—The category that won the vote was “Unquilt Made Modern.”  In March we’ll discuss the parameters of this guild challenge.
5.      Transforming Tradition demo—Pat and Jayne
6.      Tool of the Month—Cathy—blue tape
7.      Demo 101—the Walking Foot—Cathy

8.      UFOs and Show and Tell

Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild Agenda
March 5, 2017

1.      IMPORTANT!!—The following items are DUE at the March meeting:
a.      Quilts for the TCQG Trunk Show
b.      The Flower Blocks you will exchange with your Flower group members
c.       Bring in the Valentine cards you received so we can all see them
2.      Question of the Month—How did you get your name?
3.      Announcements/Updates
a.      IMQG banner—Sarah and Nancy
b.      TCQG Trunk Show—Tue Mar 14th, 7 pm, Lifelong
c.   Quebec House Quilt Blocks - Jayne
d.       Others?
4.      Revised Calendar of Activities—more folks to sign up?
5.      Report from QUILTCON 2017
6.      Transforming Tradition Projects—Sarah and Lynda
7.      Demo 101—board basting—Pat and Jayne
8.      Tool of the Month—the pencil--Jayne
9.      UFOs and Show and Tell