Thursday, September 28, 2017

September 27, 2017

Old Business

  • Crazy Mom Amanda Jean
    • Spin Class at Washtenaw Community College (Oct 29) is full.  If you cannot attend please be sure to let Maggie know right away as we have a wait list.  Attendees have received class information. 
      • Please be sure to purchase her book No Scrap Left Behind. (Stash Books, 2017) One book is required for each student in the class. Here is an amazon link:
        https://www.amazon.com/No-Scrap-Left-Behind-Celebrate-ebook/dp/B01N9T5FUC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506349474&sr=8-1&keywords=no+scrap+left+behind
    • Trunk Show, Friday October 27 is open to all members free of charge
      • Schoolcraft College, 1751 Radcliff, Garden City (South Parking Lot, Room 320)
      • She will be doing a book signing and there will be refreshments
      • If you want to bring a guest, cost is $10 at the door 

  •  MQG Charity Quilt is in progrss, Dorie will be quilting it and then it just needs binding.  Thanks to all who participated!
  • MQG is having a mini-quilt swap starting October 1 with ship due by February 1st.  They will also have swap meet-up at QuiltCon but you do not need to attend in order to participate in the swap.
 New Business
  •  Classes on tap for 2018
    • Made by Rae garment (Ruby) class - date TBD but will probably be January at NEW. Proposed cost will be $50 for members.  https://shop.made-by-rae.com/products/ruby-dress-top
    • Joe the Quilter - Saturday, April 14.  He will have a trunk show and class
    • We are also looking into co-sponsoring with DAM two classes next year (more to come on details!)
      • Annabelle Wrigley (Doodle Quilts)
      • By Annie (bag)
  • Charity Quilts
    • The two Jackie's and others have put together some charity quilts that you can 'check out' and work on a lot or a little (or all if you are so inspired!).  The kits include fabric and a pattern.  Please fill out Jackie McGregor's sign up sheet if you take a kit. 
    • Reminder of sizes:  Veteran's and Motts get the 3' x 4' size and Ozone house gets twin and should be geared towards teens.
    • Next month please bring pillowcases which we will give to Ozone (again think pre- to teen+ for likes).

  • Nominations - reminder that we will be entertaining nominations for officers at October meeting with elections at the January meeting.  Please talk to a Board member if you are interested and have questions.  Also, see our by-laws for a description of officer duties.
  •  Discussion / Sharing - we shared holiday gift giving ideas (pillowcases, One Hour Pouch (zipper pouch), use any Elizabeth Hartman pattern and make a pillow or wallhanging, check out from your local library a book on 'Gift Giving Quilts' if you really really like someone and want to give a bigger gift, nordic star ornaments)
  • Skill School - Brenda Rowley-Gray presented how she makes Bento Bags.  In case you missed the handout, here are the links she provided:
    • http://tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2016/08/tutorial-lined-bento-bag.html
    • http://www.prettyprudent.com/2013/08/baby-kid/diy-bento-tote/
    • http://www.simplysewingmag.com/free-projects/fast-fat-quarter/great-british-sewing-beeinternationalhowtomakeabentobag/
    • http://www.thedailysew.com/2016/08/how-to-make-a-bento-bag/
    • http://indigobird-design.blogspot.com/2016/01/tutorial-knitting-bento-bag-azuma.html

  • Next month's skill school will be a discussion of how various members make labels (Rossie: screenprint; Kim: hand embroidery; Kathy: machine embroidery; Maggie: Spoonflower).  Let Maggie know if you have another technique that you'd like to share.
 Regular Features:
  • Library - Let Kim know if you want to borrow a book
  • Round Robin - more people are participating so feel free to jump in at any time
  • Swaps - 
    • Secret Stalker Swap ensued.
    • Next month (October) is Halloween Yankee Swap so bring your halloween themed mini wrapped.
    • November is our ornament swap
    • December is yankee swap for sewing-type notions

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