Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November Meeting Recap

+ Reviewed renewal information and reminded members that they could renew online and via PayPal.  We are targeting to have renewals in by Mid December.
+ discussed the upcoming retreat.  Presidents' Day weekend in 2015.  Members must pay the $50 non refundable deposit. There are 12 spaces and they are first come first serve basis.  Contact Tisha or the to see if spots are available
+ tisha presented the write up for the amendment to the by laws.  Amendment was passed.  This will prorate membership fees on or after 9/1 to be $15 for the remainder of the year.  Bylaws will be updated to reflect this.
Our Guest Speaker Heather Jones share her quilting story and many of her fun quilts.  She even gave us a sweet gift.  Her presentation was well received and many people he questions.  Find out more about heather on THANKS so much for coming to speak to us.

We also had show and tell where lots of fun quilts were shared.
Tisha's almost finished challenge quilt 
Megan's do good stitches
Rachael's squirrel 
Darcie's grandmothers quilt 
Karen's quilt using her recently dyed fabrics.
Thanks as well to Heather And Crimson Tate for the extra discount and for having us!  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Updated Membership Fee Information

IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP FEE INFO - If you're paying with PayPal, be sure to click on "Send Money to Friends & Family". This way we won't get hit with fees. Paypal told us to set up a "personal" account since we're not actually selling goods and services or collecting donations. It's also helpful if you can add a note detailing what the payment is for, since we'll be collecting for the retreat as well. You can also add notes if any of your contact info has changed. Plus,it just helps us keep good records.

Thanks for your help with this!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Membership Renewals 2015

It's time to start thinking about membership renewals for 2015.  If you are ready to renew just a few things to note:
  • Membership dues have not increased they are still $30 for the year.
  • Membership still allows you to attend meetings, swaps, retreats, participate in MQG fabric challenges, and other great benefits. 
  • You can fill out your membership renewal form here
  • Complete the 2014 survey to share information about what you like and what can be improved with the guild - 
  • If you want to pay via PayPal use the guilds email and just select services if you pay with this method.
  • 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.
Looking forward to a great year next year.

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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Reminder - Join Us & Heather Jones for the November Meeting

When: 11/16/14 from 2-4pm
What: Monthly Guild Meeting with Speaker Heather Jones of
Location: We'll actually be at the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave. See Event Post for details. 

Also don't forget you show and tell, block lotto, or renewal dues to renew your membership for 2015.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

December Swap - Mug Rug

At the December holiday meeting we will be having a mug rug swap instead of our usual ornament swap.  If you are interested please make a mug rug that is at least 5x7 finished, uses modern fabrics and/or modern techniques.  Wrap your mug rug in some festive wrapping.
At the meeting December 7th we will swap these and you will get to take another mug rug home made by a fellow member.

Monday, November 3, 2014

November Monthly Meeting 11/16 from 2-4pm

When: 11/16/14 from 2-4pm
What: Monthly Guild Meeting with Speaker Heather Jones of
Location: We'll actually be at the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave it's in the new building just about 1/4 of a block away from the shop, enter in the back and watch for the signs. There is street parking (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking.

Bring a favorite quilt and/or a recent finish to share at the meeting, and join us and our special guest Heather Jones of the Olive and Ollie, comes to talk about Modern Quilting.  We will NOT be sewing at this meeting but if you have a small hand project and want to work on it you certainly are welcome to.  Also don't forget money to shop at Crimson Tate and enjoy your membership discount!

See you there. 

Block of the Month - Nov

Congratulations to Susan for winning the solid block lotto blocks. Here's our next block due in November, Hexing Around by Freshly Pieced. Let's do these in a GRADATION of BLUE-- either starting light or dark and gradating to the opposite (meaning, if your center piece is pale blue, your outermost layer should be navy). Solids and prints are fine! White for the background, like the example. 
Every month, we'll show a block at the meeting and post a link to a tutorial here and on our blog, along with a designated color scheme. If you want to give it a try, make the block and bring it to the next meeting with your name on a piece of tape on the back. Your block acts as your lottery ticket, and if we draw your name, you get all the blocks! If we have more than 20 blocks we'll draw 2 winners. You may make up to 3 blocks, giving you additional entries. If you win, you must show us a FINISHED QUILT (not just a top!) in order to win again, but you can still make blocks for future months.
The blocks might be a little challenging and out of your comfort zone, but hey, you have the chance to win lots of finished ones with a fraction of the work!
If you have any questions, just ask!
(image from Freshly Pieced