October 6, 2014 is the regular GRMQG meeting
6:30 - 8:00
Remember your fat quarters!
Many thanks to Lynda Plowman and Caroll Drudy for taking the minutes and snapping photos of Septembers' meeting. Here are the minutes:
September 2, 2014
Attending for the evening: Adriene Wilson, Elizabeth (Betty) Kovacs, Jackie Bailey, Caroll Drudy, Kelly Hubbard, Becky Brink, Nancy DeMaagd, Ginger Mileski, Lisa Oneill, Kathryn Bandstra, Elizabeth Clark, Stephanie Haadsma, Lynda Plowman, Michelle Luke and Kathy Nelson
We will be appointing a board in order to make collective decisions for the group. If you are interested in being on the board, please contact Michelle. We will also be discussing our mission statement, so come to the October meeting with some ideas that will go towards the statement.
Two places you can check for updates on our group are: grmqg.blogspot.com along with the MQG website. Check the blog spot for links, pictures, tutorials, minutes, and other pertinent information.
Modern quilt guild is having quiltcom in February 2015. Many designers have their own blogs, and will be posting new information to their sites. Be sure to check them out.
In November 12-15 2015, there is another retreat in Ann Arbor called Glamp Stitchalot. It is a retreat that will include some of the biggest names in modern quilting as teachers: Tula Pink, Katie Jones, Sarah Filke, Allison Glass, Jen Baker, and Violet Craft.
Look for Virginia Christenson on the Modern Quilt Guild website for a webinar. The topic is on how to photograph your quilts and projects.
WMQG.org is hosting a couple classes with Jackie Gehring. You can look at her blog "Tallgrassprarie" to get ideas as to what she might be teaching.
Next month in October, Adrienne Wilson will be speaking on "Choir in the Fabric".
Also next month we will be doing a fat quarter swap. Everyone can fill out a piece of paper that will have your most favorite color, and least favorite color. We will draw names and bring a fat quarter of each color for the name on the card.
The next meeting is October 7.
Skill set for the evening is on batting. Michelle walked us through the different types of batting and their uses from the company Quilters Dream Batting.
(I hope I've matched names and projects correctly, if not I'll just have to demonstrate our vodka tasting party technique)
|Kelly Hubbard's striped purse....so cheery|
|Becky Brink shows a modern stole for a pastor|
|A Sorority quilt from a free pattern from Shiny Happy World|
|Lisa O"Neil's barefoot and FLipFlop quilts|
|Kathyrn Bandstra shows a quilt from a 2nd grader|
|Stephanie Haadsma's Grow Up modern quilt by Allison Harris|
|An April Showers jelly roll quilt...how very cool!|
|Caroll Drudy cheering us all on with her cat.....|