Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekly Round Up for September 28 (and 21)

Somehow I missed last week! Ooops!

Rossie has her lone square quilt on her blog, a wedding gift from the guild to her!


Fun to see this one again!

Lynn has mad a bright postage stamp quilt top:


And she's been working on some bee blocks:


Pam has been working on a new Daisy Field quilt for a wedding present:


Love the colors!

Kathy's been quilting her white and red improv quilt:


Rebekah's been making bags! Here's her road trip case complete with in progress English paper piecing project (pattern by Anna Graham of Noodlehead):


And I have a couple of things on my blog about designs intended for fabric, but I think what you're all interested in is the return of "The Last Good Weekend."


I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weekend!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Meeting Minutes from 9-24-2014

Next Sew-In:  October 16 - Thursday, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm at Pink Castle Fabrics (on Plaza Drive) Book your space!

Next Meeting: October 29 at 6:30pm.  Book your space!  This meeting MAY take place at Pink Castle Fabrics' new location!  Keep an eye out for an announcement. 
  • Dues are due at the October meeting.
  • Deposits for the January retreat are due at the October meeting.

Next Meeting Swap:  SUPER SECRET STALKER SWAP. 
 
Old Business
  • Dues need to be paid at or before our meeting in October.  Payments go to Rossie.  It is $35 for the year.  Checks payable to Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild.  To request to pay by Paypal, which is $37, see Rossie.
  • Pink Castle is moving mid October.  New location is behind Big George’s on Stadium.
  • Secret Stalker Swap - Due October!  To participate in this you had to have signed up in the September meeting.
  • Crayon Challenge Quilts are due in November.   Any member can still participate!  Please bring a fat quarter with you to the meeting.  The winner (as picked by our members via an email blind vote)
  • Update from Jenna, our QuiltCon chair: It's time to look for flights!  Jenna will email those who said they are attending and we will communicate with each other re: hotel rooms and flight information. 
  • The Winter A2MQG Retreat will be January 29 - February 1.   Deposits will be collected at our October meeting.  Please keep an eye-out for an email from Ginia if you're planning on attending. 
  • Quilt Con Charity Quilts:  Members signed up at the September meeting.  There are two groups making quilts.  The A2MQG Board granted each group a one yard bundle of Quilt Con Colors in solid fabrics.  
    • Please bring progress (quilt blocks!) to the October meeting. 
    • Quilt tops should be completed by mid-November. 
    • The Mothership says the quilts need to be finished by January 3rd.
    • By January 14th, the MQG will do a blog post showing process photos. 
New Business   
  • Lets have a One-Day Retreat!  October 4 - Saturday - 9am - 9pm at Pink Castle Fabrics.  Book your space and bring $20 for food.  
  • Nominations for leadership positions are still being gathered.   We will vote at the January meeting.
  • Peg dropped of some of our charity quilts at Motts Childrens' Hospital and they were very thankful!
    • Make quilts for Motts or the Vets: 36" x 48" (or 42") blankets.
Member Profile:  Kathy was featured!  Next meeting we will learn about Anna G!

Skill School:  Future skill school suggestions were gathered. 

Round Robin: thank you those who joined in!

Show and Share

Monday, September 22, 2014

Meeting on Wednesday

Hello Members!

We will still be at Pink Castle on Plaza for our September Meeting - 9/24!  Bring a chair and Book your space.
Hopefully everyone is working on their awesome super stalker projects, but if not- there's still time!  We'll do the big reveal in October.
Cheers
Jenna

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sew-In on Third Thursday and some other stuff...

Hello Members!

There is a sew-in at Pink Castle Fabrics (at normal location 3808 Plaza Dr.) on Thursday (9/18) from 5:30pm - 9:00pm.   Bring your machines and projects and have fun!  Book your space.

It looks like we will still be at Pink Castle on Plaza for our September Meeting - 9/24!  Bring a chair and Book your space. 

We've got a couple of challenges going on!
  • Super Stalker Projects are to be brought to the October meeting
  • Crayon Challenge Quilts are to be brought to the November meeting. 

We are also still on the hunt for the perfect place to have our meetings once Pink Castle moves. Do you know of a church that rents out their basement?  Or a school?  Or a library?  Email us any hot leads!  a2modernquiltguild AT gmail dot com

Cheers!
Jenna

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Weekly Round Up for 9/14/14

First off, our Charity Co-Chair Pam has a post of several quilts our guild members have made for the various charities we're involved with. I'm highlighting a few, but click over to the post to see them all:



And Pam also posted about three quilts she made for charity. I think this one is very sweet. And I love the quilting, it looks great!


It's Sew Solid Sunday, so Debbie has a new all solids quilt, this one is English Paper Pieced:


She also made this fun wall hanging, based on a pattern from the book "Quick Column Quilts" by Nancy Zieman.


Kathy S. is expanding her improv blocks into a couch quilt. It's looking amazing!


Rebekah is working on a navy and orange quilt for our charity project:


What a great color palette!

She's also finished a log cabin block baby quilt:

 
Love those pops of green!

And I made a skirt for one of my kids.

Don't forget to sign up for the sew in. Now on the Third Thursday of the month!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Weekly Round Up for 9/7/14

Kathy has tips for improv piecing on her blog:


Pam has finished her Tardis top:


and an adorable cat mini quilt:





I have a few things going on, sewing-wise too, but nothing finished.

Otherwise, I guess it's a pretty quiet week!



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Minutes from 8-27-2014


Next Sew-In:  September 18th - Thursday, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.  More details below.  Book your space!

Next Meeting: September 25th at 6:30pm.  Book your space!  This meeting will take place at Pink Castle Fabrics' new location unless you hear otherwise ; ) 

Next Meeting Swap:  SUPER SECRET STALKER SWAP.  More details below.

Old Business 
  • Pink Castle is moving mid September.  New location is behind Big George’s on Stadium.
  • Review the crayon challenge quilts challenge: projects due at the November meeting and more details here. 
  • Hand Applique Club: Second Wednesday at Panera Bread on Eisenhaur at 6:30pm.   Bring your hand-sewing! 


New Business:

  • A2MQG Board Positions! – please put yourself up for any position you are interested in.  Open positions:  President, VP of Membership, and Secretary
  • MQG Charity Quilt Challenge- Stephanie asked that folks interested in working on the charity quilts (MQG charity work around Quilt Con) stay after the meeting to begin organizing  If you missed the meeting, please email Stephanie (check your member directory)– there are requirements for colors and layout – Stephanie wants to put together two teams of at least 6 people (to make two quilts.)
  • National MQG board elections: Rossie took the floor for a few minutes. MQG has asked her to gather ideas about the upcoming elections.
  • Secret Stalker Swap Sign Ups!:  Those who wanted to participate drew a name of another participant - keep it secret, keep it safe! 
    • Make a mini quilt, make a friend!  Learn what your friend likes by looking at their social media activity, or just by observing what they like!  Mini quilts should be no smaller than a mug rug, and no bigger than 24" on the longest side. 
    • Bring finished projects to the October meeting.
  • Possible new locations for our meetings.
    • Ann D. offered to look into the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed. 
    • Laura recommended a location in downtown Ann Arbor. The Menlo building. 
    • Jackie mentioned a school in Saline that might host us for $50 a year.  
    • Please research ideas and email your findings to a2modernquiltguild AT gmail
  • Sew-Ins: We've had low turn-out, how can we make it better?
    • We voted to switch it to the third Thursday of the month from 5pm - 9pm
    • We will also continue to do all-day sew-ins - maybe every other month or every third month.  Next all-day sew-in date to be determined.

Member Profile: Jackie Mills: Next month Kathy!



Round Robin: Hayley became a quilt angel and is working on Stephanie's quilt even though she doesn't even have one in the mix!  What an angel.



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