June 2, 2017

May 2017 Meeting Minutes

Triad Modern Quilt Guild – May 23, 2017
·       Welcome
·       No new members or visitors for this meeting
·       Announcements – board members
o   Raffle Quilt – Muriel has gotten back all but one of the block strips
§  We will start selling raffle tickets in June or July so the quilt can travel to shops
§  Drawing will be in November at our holiday meeting
o   Treasurer Report
§  Sarah reported we have $2,280.00
§  If you would like to join and haven’t already done so please see Sarah
o   Programs
·       June Tessa – not sure what she will discuss yet
·       July Timna Tarr – she will have a trunk show and workshop. The workshop will be at South Fork Community Center on the 26th from 10-4 $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Lee will put a link on our website to reserve a spot or you can email her
·       August will be our Ice Cream Social. Please bring an item that can be made as a holiday gift
·       September will be an applique round table demonstration of different types of applique techniques
·       October will be the guild yard sale. Members will be able to shop first then open to the public at 7. Ads will be placed in the papers, you sell your items and at least ½ of the money you make goes back to the guild, you can also donate the other ½.
    • November will be our holiday party, food and good times
    • Swap Report
§  Amanda announced the mini quilt swap with the Houston Modern Quilt Guild sign up is on the blog, you have until the end of May to sign up. Here's the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMdnYD5iNEAMG69FVgBqdfM8jXqDzGNrbjbVLc-Ycr5DcBew/viewform 
Amanda and Lee will email the swap partners the beginning of June and you have until our September meeting to bring your completed mini quilt
o   Community
§  Sheri reminded everyone about Senior Services and making a quilt to donate. She and Ann discussed a new plan to “Adopt a Back” the guild has enough fabric for backing, if you adopt one you can use your own stash to coordinate fabrics for a top. Please keep quilts to sizes 40X50 to 55X65 and 100% cotton fabric and batting. Ask fellow guild members for fabric from their stash and partner with them to help completing the tasks you are not so fond of – like binding. The goal is to donate as many quilts this year as we have members, around 40.
§  The community basket is at the table when you sign in, don’t forget to bring in items from toiletries to cash and they will buy Target gift cards
§  Amber said we could use the long arm at Sewingly Yours free of charge to make a Senior Services quilt, you still need to reserve a spot and be sure to tell whoever is working you are making the quilt for that reason.

Amber asked if anyone had any ideas for speakers or demonstrations for next year to please let her know, she then introduced the speaker for our meeting – Ania Reich

Ania creates art quilts and her website is aniareich-quilts.com. She has been seeing a trend in walking foot quilting especially in modern quilts. She urged us to express our free spirit and quilt for ourselves no matter where that quilt will end up – a gift or in a show. You do not have to be an artist to create an art quilt. Her first quilt was for her young daughter and she didn’t even know what the word quilt meant! She layers fabrics, even little tiny pieces, using wonder under and her iron. She is inspired by photos, nature and Pinterest, she then sketches, outlines and finally cuts out and pieces together her beautiful quilts.

Show and Tell and Prizes

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