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
    • 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
  • 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

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