Friday, February 24, 2017

Membership - There's still time!

We are still accepting members for 2017. 
Membership Perks: 
  • free IMQG Meetings
  • ability to participate in IMQG Swaps, Raffles, Giveaways, Retreats, and Shows
  • discounted entry fees for MQG quilt shows
  • discounted rates on conferences and events
  • priority and early-bird registration for conferences and events like QuiltCon
  • access to the Webinars and Quilt of the Month Patterns thru MQG
  • opportunities to participate in inter-guild Swaps and Challenges
  • involvement in MQG fabric challenges
  • membership cards
  • official member blog button
  • membership pins
  • 10% discount on online MQG merchandise purchases
Dues are $35
  • 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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Upcoming 2017 Schedule

Here's a list of our upcoming meeting dates and programming. More details to follow:

March 19, 2017
Trinity Church Space
From 2-5 pm
Programming: Workshop EPP with LizzyMakes

April 23, 2017
Trinity Church Space
From 2-5pm
Programming: Trunk Show
Tall Tales Block Swap

May 21, 2017
Trinity Church Space
From 2-5pm
Programming: Mini Zip Bag with Lindsay Conner

June 25, 2017
Trinity Church Space
From 2-5 pm
Programming: TBD

July 16, 2017
Trinity Church Space
From 2-5 pm
Programming: TBD

IMQG Members - Tall Tales Block Swap - Due 4/23/17


DUE APRIL 23rd! 
All IMQG members are invited to participate in this fun block swap. 

The block we will be creating is the Tall Tales paper pieced block by Kate Basti. 
Free download can be found at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2220075/Tall%20Tales%20Quilt%20Block%20Pattern%20by%20Kate%20Basti.pdf


There is a link in her instagram profile @katebasti

Details:

  • Create minimum 1 set of 8 blocks per participant
  • Entire set must have all white or all black backgrounds. Solids or tone on tone acceptable
  • Please add 2" border of background fabric to all sides of completed block. This will allow recipient to trim to their preferred size ( tutorial has varied widths for border)
  • Sign up for as many sets as you like in either color, but fabric for cover may not repeat from one set to another. 
  • You will get back same number of blocks you create. Variety will depend on number of participants!
  • Blocks will be collected at April 23rd guild meeting. Members who cannot attend meeting are encouraged to participate. Finished blocks can be mailed in for swapping, postage to be covered by member. 
  • Contact us at indymodernquiiltguild@gmail.com if you plan on mailing them in, of if you have any questions. 

Sound fun? Yes it does! 

The pattern leaves a lot of room for fussy cutting and customizing the book covers. Be Creative ! Please join and comment with how many sets you will make and in what background color.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

IMQG March Monthly Meeting - March 19 from 2-5pm

When:  March 19, 2-5pm

Where:
Trinity Church
6151 Central Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Enter at the east side glass doors. Come down the steps and to the left.

Agenda:
1. Welcome & Introduction
2. Announcements
3. Show and Tell
4. English Paper Piecing with @lizzymakes

What to Bring:
- Show and Tells
- Hand Sewing tools
  • Fabric scissors
  • Sharp hand sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Fabric Scraps Big Enough for the pattern
  • Glue basting sticks
  • Pins or wonder clips
  • English Paper Piecing Papers (will will have a few on hand)

Reminder:  Don't forget to work on those Riley Blake Challenges if you haven't already started yours!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

February Monthly Meeting 2017

Since the Winter Retreat filled up so quickly, we are having an extra meeting in February! This meeting will be exactly like a regular monthly meeting with Show and Tell. It is an open sewing day, so be sure to bring a project to work on!


When:
  
Sunday February 19th, 2017 @ 1pm-4pm


Where: The Sewing Speakeasy
803 Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis IN 46220
Look for the double red doors that lead up to a loft space.
Parking: meter parking is free on Sundays. There is also a large lot around the corner in front of the Post Office.

What:  
  • Announcements
  • Show & Tell
    • Bring a project to share (does not have to be finished).
  • Sewing Day!
    • Bring your machine and a project to work on!
  • 2017 Membership Dues
    • Don't forget about membership dues for 2017 if you haven't paid yet!
    • Dues are $35 for the year.
    • 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.

Monday, December 12, 2016

January IMQG Monthly Meeting - NOTE: The New location!!!

When:
January 15, 2017
2pm-5pm

Where:
Trinity Church
6151 Central Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Agenda: 
1. Welcome & Introduction
2. Announcements
3. Show and Tell
4. Quilty Goals for 2017 with Molly
5. Unfinished Projects and Orphan Block Swap

What to Bring:
- Show and Tells
- Unfinished Projects
- Rough idea of "Quilty goals"

Swap:  Feel free to bring any unfinished projects you won't be completing or orphan blocks that you wish to swap/giveaway with other members.  

Reminder:  Don't forget your 2017 dues! 

Friday, December 9, 2016

2017 Winter Retreat

It's time for another epic IMQG Retreat! Here are a few details about the 2017 IMQG Winter Retreat in February.

When: First Weekend in February

  • Check In: Friday, February 3, 2015 @ 3pm
  • Check Out: Monday, February 6, 2015 @ 11am


Where: The Brown County Cabins



Other Important Details:

  • This retreat is a IMQG Member-Only Retreat. You must have your dues paid for 2017!
  • Space at the retreat is limited to 12 for the entire weekend. (Members are welcome to join us either Saturday or Sunday during the day only)
  • Cost: $85/person A Deposit of $50 is required to reserve a spot at the retreat. (The deposit will then goes towards the final cost of $85)
  • This Retreat will be an Open-Sew event. You are welcome to bring your own projects to work on throughout the weekend.
  • We will be sending out an email in January to those who reserved a spot at the retreat. This email will include detailed information about the planned activities, food organization, and equipment organization.
  • The weekend will be pitch-in style. The cabins are equipped with a full kitchen, but we must bring our own food. More details about this in the January email.
  • To help prevent too much stuff, we will be organizing a sign up to bring ironing boards, irons, folding tables and chairs, etc. More details about this in the January email as well.
  • All linens are provided.