April 2018 Minutes

Spring has sprung!

Minutes from the April meeting as well as our Spring Charity Quilt Project can be found below. As always, we welcome new members and enjoy sharing our time and sewing treasures with one another.


letsquiltsomething  Spring Charity Quilt Project


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