Monday, October 31, 2016

December Monthly Meeting 2016: Holiday Party


When:  Sunday December 4, 2016 from 1-4pm


Where: We will be meeting at Lisa's House. 3847 E. 62nd  St. Indianapolis IN. There should be plenty of parking in the driveway. Only park on the street if necessary, please!

What:  Holiday Party!!
  • Announcements
  • Show & Tell
    • Bring a project to share (does not have to be finished).
  • Holiday Treats
    • Bring an edible holiday treat to share with the group.
  • Swap & Steal
    • Bring a fat quarter bundle of 4 fat quarters
      • A NOTE ON FABRIC
        • Bundles can be any color, print, or solid
        • Must be "quilt shop quality" quilting cotton
        • Must be Modern Fabric (no civil war, novelty, batik, etc.)
    • Wrap your bundle so we can't see the fabric inside (i.e. gift wrapping or paper sack)
    • We will draw numbers to choose bundles.
    • On your turn you can either keep the bundle you draw or "swap"/"steal" with the person that drew directly in front of you.
  • 2017 Membership Dues
    • We will be collecting membership dues for 2017
    • Dues are $35 (an increase from 2016 by $5)
    • Dues have been increased so that we can find a bigger and better location for our monthly meetings since our guild is growing!
    • If you have already paid dues for 2017 before Oct 30, 2016 you do NOT need to pay the extra $5. A reward for paying early!
    • You may pay by cash, check, or PayPal.
      • If you choose PayPal, our guild's Paypal email is indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com Please choose the "Send Money to Friends and Family" option when using PayPal.
    • Also make sure to fill out the RENEWAL form if you are a returning member OR the NEW MEMBER form if you are a new member for 2017.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

2017 Membership Renewals

It's time to start thinking about membership renewals for 2017 year.   If you are ready to renew, just a few things to note:
  • Membership dues have increased for the year Jan-Dec 2017. They are now $35 (a $5 increase from last year.
    • Side Note: If you have already paid dues for 2017 before Oct 30, 2016 you do NOT need to pay the extra $5.
  • We have increased the dues this year in order to find better locations for our monthly meeting spaces. Our guild is growing and we need bigger spaces!! Hooray!
  • Membership allows you to attend meetings, swaps, retreats, participate in MQG (the parent guild) fabric challenges, and other great benefits. 
  • You can fill out your membership renewal form here
  • If you want to pay via PayPal use the guild's email indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com and make sure to select "Send Money to Friends and Family".
  • If you want to renew by check please still complete the renewal form online and indicate you are mailing your renewal fees.  Then mail the check to Indy Modern Quilt Guild at PO Box 20254, Indianapolis, IN 46220. 
If you have any questions about renewals please email us.
We are looking forward to a great year with lots of inspiration and some fun programming!  

If you are a new member please see the information about becoming a member here.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

November IMQG Monthly Meeting

Edited on 10/31/16 to include information on 2017 Membership Dues. See last bullet point for details.

When: Sunday, November 20, 2016 @1pm-4pm

Where:  the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave. It's in the building just about 1/4 of a block away from the shop, enter in the back. Head North along Mass Ave past Crimson Tate. Turn right at the alley (Natural Born Juicers is on the corner of the building). We are the door on the back of the building with a window.
There is street parking (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking.

What:
+Announcements

+Show and Tell: Bring an item (finished or still in progress) to show the group!

+Group Trunk Show: We would like to do a group trunk show with all of the current members of IMQG. Please bring your favorite project you made (or are still working on) from 2016. We love seeing projects made by IMQG members from start to finish!

+Block Tutorials: We will be doing 3 block tutorials. The 3 blocks include:
  • Flying Geese block (with minimal scraps)
  • Improv Block Piecing
  • A "Quick Curve Ruler" block
    • The QCR was created by Jenny of "Sew Kind of Wonderful" as way to easily create quilt blocks with easy to sew curves.
If you would like to make the blocks along with the tutorial, you are welcome to bring your machine, cutting supplies, etc. However, sewing along with the tutorials is completely optional.

+2017 Membership Dues
  • We will be collecting membership dues for 2017
  • Dues are $35 (an increase from 2016 by $5)
  • Dues have been increased so that we can find a bigger and better location for our monthly meetings since our guild is growing!
  • If you have already paid dues for 2017 before Oct 30, 2016 you do NOT need to pay the extra $5. A reward for paying early!
  • You may pay by cash, check, or PayPal.
    • If you choose PayPal, our guild's Paypal email is indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com Please choose the "Send Money to Friends and Family" option when using PayPal.
  • Also make sure to fill out the RENEWAL form if you are a returning member OR the NEW MEMBER form if you are a new member for 2017.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Board Nominations for 2017


Here are the Board Nominations for 2017

Katie Burford
Molly Isenbarger
Darcie Mair
Michele Farley
Erika Nickens

We are still accepting nominations up until the October meeting (where we will hold the election). 
You are welcome to nominate yourself! 
The new board members terms will run from January 2017 to December 2017.

Monday, September 12, 2016

IMQG October Monthly Meeting

When: Sunday, October 16, 2016 @1pm-4pm

Where:  the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave. It's in the building just about 1/4 of a block away from the shop, enter in the back. Head North along Mass Ave past Crimson Tate. Turn right at the alley (Natural Born Juicers is on the corner of the building). We are the door on the back of the building with a window.
There is street parking (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking.

What:
+Announcements

+Show and Tell: Bring an item (finished or still in progress) to show the group!

+Open Sewing Day: Bring a project or two (or three) to work on! This would be a great opportunity to bring a project you are stuck on or would like some opinions. Or bring something new to try while you are in a room full of other quilters to ask for help.

+Board Elections: We will be electing the board members for 2017.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

September 2016 IMQG Monthly Meeting

Special Event!

Paper Piecing Workshop by Amy Garro of 13 Spools



When: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Time: 9am - 4pm (with a break for lunch)

Where:  TBD

What:
+Announcements

+Show and Tell: Be sure to bring an item (finished or still in progress) to show the group!

+Board Nominations Yes, it's that time of year already. We are looking for board members nominations. Elections will be held in October. You are welcome to nominate yourself as well! Please refer to the bylaws to see if you are eligible to be a board member.

+All Day Workshop!
  • Quilt: Amy will be teaching the front cover quilt "Icy Waters" from her book "Paper Pieced Modern: 13 Stunning Quilts- Step-by-Step Visual Guide"
  • Cost: $10/members, $25/non-members
    • Payments can be made at the August meeting OR via PayPal. If using PayPal use the guild's email indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com and Select "Send Money to Friends and Family"
  • Spots Available: 24 student maximum. 
    • This will be a first come, first serve workshop. 
    • Spots will be reserved for IMQG paid members first, and then non-members. 
    • To reserve your spot: Please respond either by email (indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com) or via the Facebook event page. However, your official spot will NOT be reserved until the fee is paid.
    • We will start a waiting list for members and non-members if there are more than 24 interested.
  • Materials to Bring:
    • Amy's Book --> "Paper Pieced Modern: 13 Stunning Quilts- Step-by-Step Visual Guide"
      • Note: the book will be available at the August & September meetings if you don't already have it
    • Fabric for Icy Waters according to the yardage instructions in the book
      • Amy is willing to schedule a shopping day if you need help choosing fabric
    • At least 15 copies each of pattern "a" and "b"
    • Add-a-quarter ruler preferred OR a clear 1" x 12" (ish) ruler with a quarter inch marked
    • Typical sewing supplies (including sewing machine)
    • Rotary cutter required
  • BEFORE the meeting: please cut your fabric before the workshop (it will allow you to get the piecing finished during the lesson)

August Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that the monthly meeting for August is this weekend (Sunday)!

Here are the details:

When: Sunday, August 21, 2016 @1pm-4pm

Where:  the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave. It's in the building just about 1/4 of a block away from the shop, enter in the back. There is street parking (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking.

What:
+Announcements

+Show and Tell: 

+Charity Quilt Sewing

+Board Nominations

+Jen will discuss IMQG's charity quilt project for QuiltCon 2017