Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 2017 Mtl MQG Meeting Minutes

October 2017 Mtl MQG Meeting Minutes
October 10, 2017 at 7pm SouthWest Mission, Verdun, QC

Quick points of business:
  • Seating arrangement, comments welcome. Trying new things with the fridge making too much noise.
  • No one answered for last call for being paired up to make name tags, so if you want one please make your own.
  • Membership dues are due by November meeting.
  • Only a couple left FQ Mtl Fat quarter bundles left at Clinton Modern, order them asap if you want one.
  • Please be aware that the room accoustics are terrible so please listen when someone is talking.
  • Remember we are a welcoming, collaborative and often rule breaking modern quilt guild ….. compliments, suggestions and ideas are always welcome. Be careful to phrase them with kindness and openness ….. quilt rules demanders and quilt police, please keep your comments to yourself. 
  • Once again, bad people in the world have made for people to call for quilts of comfort. If you wish to make a quilt for the #QuiltsforVegas drive can make use of the mid-arm machine at Atelier Fiber Arts for free contact Amanda for details. Stacy is looking into the shipping costs if you want to make a square and send it. Vegas is asking the quilts and squares if you want to send them them asap. 
  • Skill builders can be displayed at the front of every meeting and on Instagram and Facebook. We are trying to make sure the show and tell is not all skill builders. 
  • Charity project this year. Lap quilts or bigger for Palliacco. http://www.palliacco.org/en/ if you are making skill builders and do not want them for yourself, please keep to the Guild logo colour pallet and the blocks will be collected and made into charity quilts.
  • Fall workshop - Memory quilts (clothing) with Suzanne Paquette
    • Nov 25th 10am-4pm at CRCS St-Zotique
    • Cost $30 per person, payment due by Nov meeting
    • 18 people registered, 7 spots left. If it doesn’t fill with members, we will open it to other guilds.
    • Details on workshop/pre-work will be emailed to those who have registered.
  • Reminder to check blog for important info.
  • The Sew-in for December will be at Atelier Fiber Arts (3993 Wellington in Verdun) due to space restrictions, it will be members only.
  • Check out the bio of our fearless leader on the blog.
  • Sewn Item Swap
  • Show and Tell
  • Demo – Binding Demo
    • Measuring the tail of the binding to make a perfect (ish) finish.
    • Stephanie demoed of tool https://www.missouriquiltco.com/shop/detail/1079/tqm-products/-/the-binding-tool
    • Melanie, similar concept with measurements. See only members section for instructions (en français) Demo of measurements
    • Cinzia’s method is also amazing, see the handout is on the blog in the members only section.
    • Remember; we are all here to learn from each other, there are many roads that lead to the same place.
  • Skill builder block of the month - the Nine Patch:
    • FYI we have some small FQ bundles available for those who wish/need fabric for charity quilts. As this was purchased with donated money, it must be used for the charity quilts.
    • Remember that blocks/techniques can be combined! Don’t be afraid to mix and match blocks and techniques.
    • Cinzia - Nine patch blocks
    • From humble beginnings, in the 1800s families could not waste anything and making quilts reused fabric. The 9 patch may be one of the oldest quilt patterns. Children as young as 3 and 4 began to learn to sew using the 9 patch…now for the modern twist.
    • http://mtlmqg.blogspot.ca/2017/10/skill-builder-2017-18-nine-patch-block.html
    • https://www.pinterest.ca/2petitessouris/nine-patch-quilts/

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