Saturday, June 24, 2017

June Meeting Minutes and July Agenda

IMQG meeting minutes   June 4, 2017
-Question of the Month=What is your favorite traditional quilt block-flying geese, 9 patch, stars…
-Money=Jane, treasurer, reported we have approximately $850
               Expenses: our dues to BIG MQG have increased from $400/yr to $550/yr, due to our increase in membership (0ver 40)
               Other ongoing expenses: charity quilt projects
               -we will discuss whether we need to increase our dues, if so, what would we use the $ for?
               -what would you like to see that would cost $? Speakers, workshops, equipment, etc-please bring ideas to the July meeting
               -what ideas do you have for us to make money?
               Logo Pins-we will order 50, will cost $350, $80 for mold, remaining cost will be divided
               Tompkins County Quilters Guild show info:
               -entries are open now, go to, and look for show info
               -entries are open till July 28
               -quilts do not need to be complete to enter, must be complete by August 22
               -entry fee paid by check, you can mail, or Cheryl will deliver to TCQG
               -if you need a photo taken, you can bring your quilt(s) to the June 27 or July 25 meeting of TCQG, 7pm at Lifelong  119 W. Court Street, Ithaca
               -we most likely will be able to hang our challenge quilts together, note on your entry form that this is part of a group challenge
               -IMQG will be presenting a program on Modern Quilting during the TCQG quilt show, committee formed, Pat, and two others that I can’t remember (but thanks)
               TCQG show is October 7-8 at the TC3 field house, Dryden NY
               -questions? Email Cheryl
               -Small Quilt Display
                              Anyone have a small quilt to display during the month of October at Lifelong gallery? These can be for sale!!!, Lifelong gets 20% of the price. Please contact Cheryl at the above email if you are interested. I need about 10-15 small (crib size or smaller) for the month of October
               -Charity Quilt Challenge
                              Theme is Modern Traditionalism, updating a traditional quilt block or a traditional quilt layout, or updating quilting motifs
                              September 30 due date to enter challenge, quilt due in January
                              Individual or group submissions are permitted
                              Kim showed us the color palette
               -the Unquilt Challenge
                              Design inspired by something non traditional
                              Due at December meeting
Transforming Tradition-Betty Ann and Mina shared blocks to transform

Demo 101-Marion shared bias binding square-it was awesome. Find complete directions at   making continuous bias binding
               She likes the 36 1/2” x2 1/2” ruler from Creative Grids

Tool of the Month-3 1/2" x 12 ½” ruler from Creative Grids

Homework: Ideas for Modern Traditionalism for challenge quilt
                              Ideas for use of our funds

Sew In Day-  Sunday July 16    9-4    Retirement Estates Horseheads
-Show and Tell

Respectfully submitted by Cheryl Moore, sub sec

July 2, 2017 Agenda

  1. Introductions and question of the Month—TBD?    

  1. Announcements/Updates

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

  1. Transforming Tradition Projects - Pat

  1. Demo 101

  1. Tool of the Month - EQ7 Pat

  1. UFOs and Show and Tell

Friday, June 2, 2017

May Meeting Minutes and June Agenda

Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes
May 7, 2017
1.       Introductions and question of the Month—TBD?   What is your favorite, most productive  time for quilting.   

2.      Announcements/Updates:
*Troutlines – SPCA accepting items to auction, Steuben County, Pleasant Valley Winery; 6/2/2017, 6-9 pm.
*Next Sew-In Day, in July, Karen will check for availability, maybe try for a Sunday, if the space is available; Pat brought up the idea of using that time for teaching a class about something – Pet Portraits with Kim Stone.
*Logo Pins will be ordered
*Idea:  wedding ring quilts, Lori Benjamin, is doing more modern works, similar to Victoria Findley Wolf; the issue is to learn something new; Kim suggested looking at books, on-line courses, MQG block of the month, webinars; bring ideas to next month’s meeting. Craftsy, Angela Walters, free demos.
*Karen Kindle; quilt show; $15 fee for non- members, TC quilters guild, 10/7 & 8; entry open for two months, to register; can see quilts shown, 90% goes to quilter, 10% to guild, can sell gently used quilts, 50/50 split, items larger than 40”, silent small quilt auction, bags, dolls, fabric baskets; putting together electronic souvenir booklet; that guild has volunteered to do an hour presentation on modern quilts.
*Melissa had a question about having a group submission to the quilt show? Karen said she would have to ask the guild, she will get back to us. 
3.      Calendar of Activities—
4.      Transforming Tradition Projects – Sharon Hunt, picking up on Karen’s demo of applique, the group talked about sewing them all together and covering the whole thing with black and cutting out a design of some kind, stripes, graduated blocks.
5.      Demo 101: Karen taught reverse applique; Waugh, Craftsy; consider high contrast fabric
6.      Tool of the Month – hexi tool, fits perfect on a jelly roll, think ahead about pattern layout -  Sharon
7.       UFOs and Show and Tell:  Marian, hexagon blocks from blocks, vintage fabric,  made by someone else (rescue quilt);

8.      Flower quilts were on display and people shared their process.

June Agenda
June 4, 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

  1. Demo 101

  1. Tool of the Month

  1. UFOs and Show and Tell