Thursday, May 15, 2014

May Meeting Minutes

8 Members present at Inspire Quilt Shop on May 10th.

The official Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Challenge deadline has been extended to July 25th.  We will vote for our guild members creations at our July meeting, July 12th at Inspire Quilt Shop.

International Quilt Festival is welcoming modern quilt entries to submit quilts to their show.  Quilts must be at least 36" x 36". Quilts can move on to QuiltCon if person wants to submit to both. Entries open May 30th.

QuiltCon classes are supposed to be announced at the beginning of June.  Can also volunterr to work part of the show but needs to apply be end of MAy.  Apply through

July marks the new calendar year for the guild and new officers must be selected.  Officers will be voted for in the June meeting, officially taking control in July.  Volunteers as of the May meeting are as follows:  Ellen for President, Katie for Vice President, Sara for Treasurer, and Sandy for Secretary.  Emily has offered to run our official elections at the June meeting. If anyone else wants to run for an office, please be sure to attend our June meeting and speak up!  You can email us ahead of time as well if you are interested in being more involved with our guild.

Dues will also be collected at the June meeting, for $25 per member.  Cash or check payable to the Tampa Modern Quilt Guild.

Inspire Quilt Shop news: now an offocial Quilts of Valor drop off and service.  In September will have a Miles for SMiles event for ConKerr Cancer.  Inspire is running their own fabric P & B Challende, the Flying Sweetly line.  Quilts will be judged in the store during the shop hop motnhs.  Quilts can be marked for sale in the store as well.  See store for the beautiful fabric and challenge requirements.

We collected 8 blocks for inaugural Modern Block of the Month!  Emily's block is next using white, charcoal, mustard, or teal colors. She gave the instructions at the meeting but will also add to the site.  June's BOM will be Ann's choice.

Ellen and Sandy shared their trip to Paducah and all of the amazing quilts and shopping that was seen!

Note for Modern Insta Bee-ers.  In using the ninja star block, their is a correction in sizing/cutting.  Do look it up!

Our guild decided to complete 15 quilts for the Project Linus charity by our November meeting.  We will create a group label to place on the back of the blankets. No official size requirements, but they do look for older children and boy quilts since the majority gifted are babies and girl quilts.

The guild also decided June will be a charity sew day for ConKerr Cancer.  We will sew as many pillowcases as we can at our June meeting in Crafty Threads. Please RSVP for the June meeting and if you are staying to sew so we can be sure to set the room to proper sewing space. You will need 1/3 yd of the border fabric and 3/4 yd of the main pillowcase fabric.  Sandy and Ellen bought lots of pillowcase fabric in Paducah and will bring it to share.  But we do need border fabric to go with the main prints.  Solids, Tone on Tones, Stripes/Polka Dots, etc.  We need the calming side!

Next meeting will be June 14th at Crafty Threads!