Monday, September 26, 2016

September Meeting Minutes

Minutes from September 13, 2016 meeting of the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild

Welcome back everyone!

Points of business
  • New members welcome - a welcome package is available. 
  • Modern Quilt Guild is an open membership guild. Come one, Come all. 
  • We try to limit the business aspect of meetings so please watch the blog to keep up to date!
  • Fees for this year are $35, please pay Josée
    • note: fees are prorated for new members who join later in the year.
  • Volunteer sheet being passed about. Please sign up to bring snacks, to help set up and/or take down the room for meetings.
  • Cheryl Arkison workshop reminder
  • Swaps and projects will be discussed throughout the year. Please watch the blog for updates.
  • Please wear your name tags.  
    • There will be a raffle at the end of the year for name tag wearers. Each meeting you will get a ticket for the raffle if you have your tag. 
    • If you are new, lost yours, or just want another please find someone to make own for and who will make one for you….or make your own. 
  • Please keep your broken and worn out pins and needles, we will be having a Hari-Kuyo celebration at the February meeting. Some containers available.
  • As requested, we will create a list for those who wish to exchange services (binding, cutting, etc.) for those who wish to share their talents. Please see the MMQG forum for a link

  • 2016/2017 Molinari quilt Challenge Wrap-up
    • Amazing projects! Photos will be available soon with a summary of artist and names of quilts.
    • Update on locations to show works based on Molinari works
      • no space at the Molinari gallery until 2018. 
      • working on other ideas (community center, libraries, combined show with Molinari quartet). We will keep working on it.
    • Please keep your finished quilts available in the event we arrange an exhibition.
  • Metro 2016/2017 challenge 
    • with the anniversary of the Montreal Metro, MMQG is embarking on a project to use a metro station in the city to influence a quilt. See Joanna's recent blog post for details.   
    • to look at some of the stations a guided tour of some of the downtown stations will be arranged (postponed until October). 
    • Watch Facebook and the blog for inspiration and links to the history and art of the metro

  Show and Tell – wow, what talented bunch we are!
  • Please note only one project per show and tell.

Charity Project for QuiltCon 2017
  • Michele and Lily – flower design with curves. 
  • fabric donated from Camelot Fabrics –Thank you!
  • each participant will be given a square from the design and the corresponding fabric. The quilter will be then asked to make a quilt block using the design as a guideline, only using the provided fabric. All the blocks will be then assembled into a modern quilt. 
  • This will be started at the October Sew-in.

  • MQG post on copyright and derivatives:
    • Question remains what is derivative and how do you tell? 
    • Our representative on the Board of Directors is Julie McMahon (Australia) - she would like our feedback on the subject

Next Meeting
  • October Sew-In – October 1, 2016 10:00-16:00, CRCS St-Zotique. Bring; machine and supplies, project(s), lunch and snacks. If working on the Charity quilt, fabric will be provided. 
  • October meeting – October 11, 2016, 19:00-21:00 CRCS St-Zotique. 

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