May minutes

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May 2, 2017 DAMQG General Meeting Minutes

19 members in attendance along with 3 guests

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


Approval of April Minutes

Sue motioned to approve the minutes and Joyce seconded.



Lish welcomed guests from CAMEO and Jen B. to the meeting.


Happy Birthday

May member birthdays were celebrated.


Old Business

Web/Social Team:

    • GLHQ program for next year released with workshops open to guests starting June 1st
    • 6/2 Cameo Quilt Show
    • Workshops/Lectures/Education Team:
  • 6/16 & 6/17 Heather Givans, Crimson Tate
  • Fall teacher: Amanda Jean Nyberg, Crazy Mom Quilts
  • Upcoming events:
  • AQS September in Grand Rapids
    • 5/16/17 Member registration
    • 5/30 Non-Member registration
  • 9/15-9/17 Creative Passions Retreat
    • Space in the brand new building for 24 people.
    • Call Laura at Creative Passions at 989-845-2159.New Business
  • Education updates available online:
    • Summer Sew-In – possibly in August
  • Fat Quarter Swap
    • Make something using the fat quarter in the bag you picked up for the person who brought that fat quarter.
    • Bring your item to the July meeting to give back to the other person. (corrected to reflect the July meeting)

Gnome Angel – #100Days100Blocks 2017 Challenge


Made Studio & Market in West Bloomfield spring workshops

  • MQG Updates
  • Community
  • Town Halls discussed – we’re in Region 3
  • Upcoming Webinars – 5/31 Many Voices as One: Community QuiltsMonthly FeaturesColor Block Zipper Pouch – DAMQG Financial Spotlight
    • Bring your Show and Tell to share
    • Bring your fat quarter creation to reveal for the swap eventMeeting adjourned at approximately 7:50pm.

Financial Update:

  • Apron class fees were all paid on time.

Minutes provided by Kimberly Vallance 2017 DAMQG Secretary

  • Reminders for Next Meeting – June 6 at 6:30pm

April 2017 Meeting

Welcome to spring and our April meeting! Join us today at 6:30 pm for our monthly meeting. Don’t forget:

  • March charity blocks
  • Payment for the Apron class, if you haven’t already
  • If you participated in a Row by Row challenge in the past, bring it for show and tell
  • If you went to the March quilting retreat at Creative Passions, bring the bags from the swap and any other projects you worked on for show and tell

November Meeting

Hello all,

As a reminder, our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Northbrook Presbyterian.

Bring your:

  • Show and tell
  • Nametag for the Nametag swap – if you signed up in September
  • Answer to our Question of the month: Are you motivated by deadlines and projects or the love of quilting?
  • Birthday swap item (if you haven’t already submitted to the box)
  • Items for the Build the Bank table

For our education portion, Rebekah will demonstrate how you can download quilting (and other) magazines from your local library.

September Guild Meeting

Hello all,

As a reminder, our next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Bring your:

  • Zippered Pouch Swap – Make a zippered pouch, wrap it, bring it to the September meeting, and we’ll do a white elephant swap to trade. Use your favorite pattern or follow this tutorial from from The Crafty Gemini –  Zippered Box Pouch 
  • Show and tell
  • Question of the month: What is the all time quilt pattern or project on your quilting list that you want to make?
  • Birthday swap item (if you haven’t already submitted to the box)
  • Items for the Build the Bank table

For our education portion, Erica will be discussing Improv Quilting.


Upcoming Events

    • Sew-in at Camp Green Lake (Donna T.’s house) on August 21 from 11am-5pm. Bring your machine or hand stitching project and a small plate to share for the lunch pot luck buffet. There is table space for 16, plus outdoor seating, weather permitting.
    • Applique Class with the Craft Divas on September 24
    • October Meeting & Demo Night on 10/4 at 6:30 p.m. – 4 stations with Make & Takes and Demos
    • Fall Retreat – October 28-30 at Creative Passions in Cheasaning, MI ( Cost for the weekend is $140. A deposit of $70 or 50% is due at registration. 16 spots available. To register call Laura Greenfelder at 989-845-2159.  Let her know you are signing up for Creative Passions 3 and are part of the group reserved under Nancy McIntyre.

August Guild Meeting

Hello All,

As a reminder, our next guild meeting will be held on August 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Bring your:
Charity block(s)
Show and tell
Question of the month: How or when did you start quilting?
Birthday swap item (if you haven’t already submitted to the box)
Items for the Build the Bank table

Our Education portion will be featuring: DAMQG Swag with Vicky

Thank you and hope to see you all there.

The DAMQG Board

June Guild Meeting

We had another informative and wonder monthly meeting.  Here are a few snapshots of what went on during our time together.

If you would like to see more pictures of what our guild members are making, please visit our Instagram Page, DAMQG.



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