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.
*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, TCQG.org 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 4, 2017
- Introductions and question of the Month—TBD?
- Calendar of Activities—more folks to sign up?
- Transforming Tradition Projects
- Demo 101
- Tool of the Month
- UFOs and Show and Tell