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

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