February 2018 Minutes

We’re off to a great start this year!

We welcome new members and have many events planned for the year. Hope to see seasoned members next month and as always, we welcome those interested in sewing at our monthly meetings.

Please use the link below to review the February 2018 Minutes.

February 6, 2018 DAM Meeting Minutes

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November 2017 Minutes

 

Call to Order and Welcome to Visitors & New Members (6:34 pm)

  • 23 members in attendance, 2 guests
  • Approval of October minutes
    • Motion set by Pam, seconded by Ashley
  • New-member welcomes

Old Business

    • Committees
      • Web/Social Media Team: Sue
      • Workshops/Lectures/Education: Nancy, Donna
        • October 2017 Amanda Jean recap – great feedback from those involved, location for event was a favorite
        • January 27, 2018: DAMQG Member Colleen Merte will teach her Pink Grapefruit quilt pattern (class is full, waitlist only)
        • March 10: Color Girl Quilts Trunk Show and Lecture
          • Group to decide on quilt pattern
        • March 23-25/18 DAMQG retreat at newly opened Creative Passions Retreat Center
        • Fall 2018
          • September 2018: Annabel Wrigley – Creativebug doodling
          • 11/2-11/4/2018: DAMQG Creative Passions Retreat (at new retreat center)
        • Looking ahead to 2019: Patterns by Annie opportunity (January)

 

  • Community Events/News

 

    • AQS 2018 Guild Challenge Update: All submissions must be completed and brought to February 2018 DAMQG guild meeting

New Business

    • Pin cushion swap announced

DAMQG 2018 Election Results

    • President: Lish D.
    • VP of Communications: Amanda O.
    • Secretary: Caroline K.
    • Treasurer: Jenny K.

  • Modern Quilt Guild Update (community.themodernquiltguild.com)
    • MQG Town Hall Dec. 11 at 2 pm
      • Register online
    • QuiltCon 2018 submissions open now through Nov. 30
    • Upcoming webinars
      • December 15: Tutorial Webinar: Effortless Appliqué with Shelagh Jessop
    • Quilt Pattern of the Month
      • San Francisco Bustle” by Michelle Wilkie
    • Block of the Month
      • “Branch” by Amanda Hancock

Snack and Chat Break

Demos & How-To Features

 

Monthly Features

Meeting Adjourned

October Minutes

October 3, 2017 DAMQG General Meeting Minutes

24 members in attendance plus 1 guest

Meeting was called to order at approximately 6:35pm.

Approval of September Minutes

Ashley motioned to approve the minutes and Jenny seconded.

Old Business

Workshops/Lectures/Education Team:

  • Amanda Jean Nyberg, Crazy Mom Quilts
    • No Scrap Left Behind
    • October 27: Lecture and Trunk Show @ Garden City Schoolcraft campus
    • October 28: Class
  • Other Local Events:
    • 10/12 – Great Lakes Heritage Quilt Guild hosting Bill Kerr Lecture at 7PM
    • 10/18 – Cameo Quilt Guild @ Clawson Methodist Church hosting Beth Donaldson Quilting in the 30’s Lecture at 7PM
    • 10/27-10/28 – Capital City Quilt Guild in Lansing hosting quilt show at Summit Sports
  • January 27, 2018: DAMQG Member Colleen Merte will teach her Pink Grapefruit quilt pattern
  • March 2018:
    • Color Girl Quilts Trunk Show/Lecture and Workshop
    • 3/23-3/25/18 Creative Passions Retreat @ new retreat center
  • Fall 2018:
    • September 2018: Annabel Wrigly – Creativebug doodling
    • 11/2-11/4/2018 Creative Passions Retreat @ new retreat center
  • Great Lakes Heritage Quilt Guild
    • Some classes for 2018 still open
  • Rebecca is leading the AQS Quilt Guild Challenge for next year
    • “WHEELS” is our inspiration

Community Events:

  • Material Girls Quilt shop still open
  • Hurricane charity sewing update

New Business

  • 2017 Holiday Party Update
    • December 5th at 6:30pm at Silas (Greenfield & 12mi)
  • Lucky Spool Lending Library for Quilt Guild Media
  • DAMQG 2018 Elections
    • Nominations open
    • Review board roles and election process
    • All 5 Board positions will be open along with committee positions
  • MQG updates
    • #MQGSewDay is the 3rd Sunday every month
    • QuiltCon 2018 submissions now open through November 30th
    • MQG Board/Council updates
    • Upcoming webinars
      • October 18: Color Wheel Basics for Quilters with Erika Mulvenna
      • October 31: Quilts of India with Shruti Dandekar
      • November 8: How Do I Quilt It? With Christa Watson
    • MQG Mini Swap sign-ups now open

Monthly Features

  • SNACK & CHAT break
  • Fall Retreat Show and Tell
  • Special Guest: Janice Harris of Urban Sew (online only quilt shop)
  • Charity Block assignment – Disappearing 4 patch

Breaking News during Snack & Chat: Quilter’s Planner sale – Board will buy so orders will get discounted price plus mini planner for total of $35. Members to pay at November meeting. Members noted on sign in sheet if they wanted to order a planner.

DAMQG Financial Spotlight

Reminders for Next Meeting – November 7 at 6:30pm

Meeting adjourned at approximately 9:05pm.

 

Minutes provided by Kimberly Vallance 2017 DAMQG Secretary

Amanda Jean Nyberg Trunk Show

no scrap left behind promo photo

AJ Nyberg profile photoJoin the Detroit Area Modern Quilt Guild for a trunk show and lecture with quilter and author Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts. Amanda will present her latest book, No Scrap Left Behind. Learn about her quilting journey, her creative process, and see a sampling of her amazing quilts in person. There will be time for questions along with the chance to have copies of Amanda’s books signed. Refreshments will be served.

Admission to the trunk show is FREE to DAMQG members.

Non-members: $10 fee for guests, payable in cash at the door; pre-registration is requested.

No Scrap Left Behind cover for shop
Amanda Jean Nyberg Trunk Show & Lecture with the DAMQG
Friday, October 27
7-9 pm

Schoolcraft College (Room 320 – parking in campus south lot)
1751 Radcliff
Garden City, MI 48135

September minutes

September 5, 2017 DAMQG General Meeting Minutes

32 members in attendance plus 5 guests

Meeting was called to order at approximately 6:30pm.

Approval of August Minutes

Angela motioned to approve the minutes and Ashley seconded.

Old Business

Workshops/Lectures/Education Team:

  • Amanda Jean Nyberg, Crazy Mom Quilts
    • No Scrap Left Behind
    • October 27: Lecture and Trunk Show @ Garden City Schoolcraft campus
    • October 28: Class
  • 9/15-9/17 Creative Passions Retreat
  • January 27, 2018: DAMQG Member Colleen Merte will teach her Pink Grapefruit quilt pattern
  • March 2018: Color Girl Quilts Trunk Show/Lecture and Workshop
  • Fall 2018: Discussions with Heather Jones and Joe Cunningham are taking place
  • Great Lakes Heritage Quilt Guild
    • Some classes for 2018 still open
  • Rebecca offered to lead the AQS Quilt Guild Challenge for next year and will provide more information at upcoming meetings
    • Handout provided
    • “WHEELS” is our inspiration
  • QuiltCon 2017 quilt
    • Donna donated the quilt to the Detroit MI Heart Ball as an auction item valued at $400-600 to benefit American Heart Association

New Business

  • Houston Charity discussion
    • Auctions, supplies, quilt tops, even blocks
  • Directory update
    • link sent out
    • each member can update their information in the GoogleDoc
  • Community News:
    • Haberman retirement sale
    • Renegade Craft Fair in Eastern Market
    • Wise Craft – small English Paper Piecing (EPP) projects http://wisecrafthandmade.com/2017/08/lets-do-a-handstitched-stitchalong/
    • DIY Street Fair in Ferndale
    • Jerri Decker from Mabelina’s Quilt Shop discussed showing quilts at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth during the quilt show February 18-20, 2018 along with Backstreet Quilt Shop and Sisters in Quilting.
      • Discussed needing a brochure of quilt names and quilters, a person in charge of the quilts (room to be provided), insurance for the quilts, logistics around getting quilts there and back
  • By-Laws discussion regarding changes for future as recommended by current board
    • Add one Board position – Vice President of Programming => PASSED
    • Move voting in future years to October => PASSED
  • MQG updates
    • #MQGSewDay is the 3rd Sunday every month
    • QuiltCon 2018 submissions now open through November 30th
    • MQG Designer Call
    • Bonus pattern this month
    • community.themodernquiltguild.com
  • Nancy showed off a quilt ladder from the Fabric Affair in Troy. The shop’s owner, Michelle, will take orders for the maker of the ladders. The ladders run $160-220 based on size and wood chosen. Guild members can get a discount if enough people order a ladder. (5 orders = 20% discount, 7 = 25%, 10 = 25% +ruler holder, 15+ =30%)

Monthly Features

DAMQG Financial Spotlight

Reminders for Next Meeting – October 3rd at 6:30pm

Meeting adjourned at approximately 9:00pm.

 

Minutes provided by Kimberly Vallance 2017 DAMQG Secretary

August minutes

August 1, 2017 DAMQG General Meeting Minutes

19 members in attendance

Meeting was called to order at approximately 6:35pm.

Approval of July Minutes

Pam motioned to approve the minutes and Ashley and Beth seconded.

Old Business

Workshops/Lectures/Education Team:

  • Amanda Jean Nyberg, Crazy Mom Quilts
  • No Scrap Left Behind
    • October 27: Lecture and Trunk Show
    • October 28: Class
    • Upcoming events:
  • 9/15-9/17 Creative Passions Retreat
    • Space in the brand new building for 24 people. Space still available so reserve your space now!
    • Call Laura at Creative Passions at 989-845-2159.
  • January 27, 2018: DAMQG Member Colleen Merte will teach her Pink Grapefruit quilt pattern
  • Great Lakes Heritage Quilt Guild
    • Color Girl Quilts Sharon McConnell
      • March 8, 2018 Lecture and Trunk Show w/ GLHQ
      • March 10, 2018 Curved Quilt class for DAMQG
  • Rebecca offered to lead the AQS Quilt Guild Challenge for next year and will provide more information at upcoming meetings
  • Midwest Craft Con 2018 call for instructors proposals due 9/15New Business
    • Quilting Daily call for submissions
    • Suggested readings list
    • Classes at local quilt shops discussed
    • MQG Updates

New Business

  • QuiltCon 2018
  • #MQGSewDay is the 3rd Sunday every monthMonthly FeaturesFree pattern spotlight: Bucket Basket Tote by Very Shannon
    • Bring your Show and Tell to shareMeeting adjourned at approximately 8:10pm.Minutes provided by Kimberly Vallance 2017 DAMQG Secretary

Monthly Features

DAMQG Financial Spotlight

Reminders for Next Meeting – September 5th at 6:30pm

Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:10pm.

 

Minutes provided by Kimberly Vallance 2017 DAMQG Secretary