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

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