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

 

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July Minutes

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

Approval of June Minutes

Marie motioned to approve the minutes and Ashley seconded.

Guests

Lish welcomed two guests to the meeting.

Happy Birthday

July member birthdays were celebrated.

Old Business

Workshops/Lectures/Education Team:

  • Heather Givans, Crimson Tate
    • Block show and tell
    • Fabric bundle giveaways
  • Amanda Jean Nyberg, Crazy Mom Quilts
    • October 27: Lecture and Trunk Show at Schoolcraft campus in Garden City
    • October 28: Class
  • Upcoming events:
    • AQS Grand Rapids 8/16-8/19
    • Fall Retreat 9/15-9/18
    • DAMQG Member Colleen Merte will teach her Pink Grapefruit quilt pattern 1/27/18
    • Great Lakes Heritage Quilt Guild
      • Color Girl Quilts Sharon McConnell
      • March 8, 2018 Lecture and Trunk Show
      • March 10, 2018 Curved Quilt class for DAMQG

New Business

  • Row by Row 2017 participants
  • MQG Update
    • QuiltCon 2018
  • Fat Quarter Swap Exchange

Monthly Features

DAMQG Financial Spotlight

Reminders for Next Meeting – August 1 at 6:30pm

    • Bring your Show and Tell to share

Meeting adjourned at approximately 7:30pm.

Minutes provided by Kimberly Vallance 2017 DAMQG Secretary

June Minutes

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

Approval of May Minutes

Marie motioned to approve the minutes and Donna seconded.

Guests

Lish welcomed two guests and new members to the meeting.

Happy Birthday

June member birthdays were celebrated.

Old Business

Workshops/Lectures/Education Team:

  • Heather Givans, Crimson Tate
    • June 16: Lecture and Trunk Show
    • June 17: Letters From Home Workshop
  • Amanda Jean Nyberg, Crazy Mom Quilts
    • October 27: Lecture and Trunk Show
    • October 28: Class
    • Upcoming events:
  • Fat Quarter Swap
    • Bring your goodies to our July meeting – JULY 11th!
  • 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
      • March 10, 2018 Curved Quilt class for DAMQGNew Business
      • Education updates available online:
    • Summer Sew-In – possibly in August
    • MQG Updates
  • QuiltCon 2018
    • Member registration began on June 26th
  • #MQGSewDay is the 3rd Sunday every month

Monthly Features

Free pattern spotlight: Quilt Theory’s Fabric Skinny Bin

  • Show and Tell
  • quilttheory.com/2017/05/fabric-skinny-bin-tutorial/ DAMQG Financial SpotlightReminders for Next Meeting – July 11 at 6:30pm
    • Bring your Show and Tell to share
    • Bring your fat quarter creation to reveal for the swap event

Meeting adjourned at approximately 7:35pm.

Minutes provided by Kimberly Vallance 2017 DAMQG Secretary

Heather Givans Workshop, Lecture, & Trunk Show

Mark those calendars! Heather Givans of Crimson Tate is headed to metro Detroit for a weekend of quilting creativity and inspiration! Join us June 16 and June 17 for an evening lecture and trunk show, followed up by a Saturday workshop.

Known for her charming illustrations and designs, Heather is the owner of Crimson Tate in Indianapolis and is a designer for Windham Fabrics.

In this workshop Heather will be teaching students how to make her “Letters From Home” quilt. If you’re looking to turn favorite fabrics into adorable envelopes, this snail mail pattern is for you!

The workshop runs from 10 am until 4 pm Saturday, June 17 at Clawson United Methodist Church. A sewing machine, basic sewing and quilting supplies, your selected fabrics, are to be brought to class. The pattern and template will be available for purchase as well.

A break for lunch is included; bring your own packed lunch or take a walk and visit one of the many great restaurants downtown Clawson has to offer.

Workshop Cost:
DAMQG Members: $70
Non-members: $80

Register for Heather’s “Letters From Home” workshop here.

Learn more about Heather’s whimsical work and newest fabric lines as she presents “Finding Your Unique Voice: Artistry in Quilting” from 7-9 pm Friday, June 16. In the fast-evolving tapestry of the modern quilt movement, how do you define your aesthetic? What’s your point of view? Hear Heather describe her adventure from artist to teacher to maker to fabric designer. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be inspired.

Lecture & Trunk Show Costs:
DAMQG Members: Free
Non-members: $10

Register for Heather’s lecture and trunk show here.

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.

 

Guests

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

#MeMadeMay

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.