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May 7 2017 Meeting— Important Changes

As discussed at our last meeting, our May program will be a Sherri Lynn Wood style Improv Round Robin.
We will meet on 7May2017 at Rocky Hill Common House from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM (NOTE THAT THIS IS A ONE HOUR EARLIER START TIME THAN USUAL!!).

Robin has sent out a list of “materials” that you need. Please see her email of April 18th for complete details or email, Ellen ( LNFOL@hotmail.com) and I will forward them to you.

IN ORDER TO HAVE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF IRONING STATIONS AND ROTARY CUTTING STATIONS, AND TO BE ABLE TO QUICKLY SET UP SEWING TABLES ON THAT DAY, IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT A HEAD COUNT BE DETERMINED BEFORE  7MAY2017.

PLEASE LET Robin (robinhellerharrison@gmail.com) KNOW IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE MAY 7 MEETING BY 1MAY2017.

At our meeting ,we will also be discussing the arrangements for our Amy Friend workshop.

APRIL 9, 2017 Meeting

April 9 Meeting of NMQG

Noon- 2 pm, at the Common House of the Rocky Hill Co-housing Community, Northampton, MA

Agenda

John Powers- John will give a lecture/demonstration on the topic, “The Quilter’s Body.”       John is the founder/owner of Integrated Muscular Therapy with a studio in Northampton, MA, whose work integrates  massage, exercise, strength training, and movement awareness.  He has worked successfully with two members of our guild who recommended him for a guild presentation.

HAVQG- wrap up —-favorite quilts or new ideas

Threads of Resistance —short discussion

Program for May—-Some thoughts or ideas

Sherri Lynne Wood style improve round robin

http://daintytime.net/tags/improv-round-robin/

http://daintytime.net/workshops/

http://daintytime.net/2014/09/25/improv-valley-association/

Programs for the Fall

Diane Wespiser will discuss the possibility of an Amy Friend

( http://duringquiettime.com  ) speaker/workshop in the fall.

Show and Tell

Date of April Meeting has been Changed

Our meeting scheduled for April 2,2017 has been changed due to the Hands Across the Valley Quilt show ( April 1 -2). Our next meeting will be on Sunday April 9, 12-2 Common House of the Rocky Hill Co-housing Community. Agenda will follow.

Next NMQG Meeting Agenda: 12:00 pm, Sunday January 8, 2017

Happy New Year Northampton Modern Quilters!

Our next meeting will be at 12:00-2:00 pm on January 8th at the Common House of the Rocky Hill Co-housing Community.

The Agenda is as follows:

1) Greetings and collect 2016 dues ….Don’t forget checkbook ,if needed.

2) Committee Discussion and Breakout

3) Quilt Con Quilt

Collection for Donna Adams for a small thank you gift for quilting the quilt at no charge.

Group “quilting bee” to hand stitch the binding and label. All attendees should bring their best hand stitch needle and a thimble if they use one.

4) Sharing

Next NMQG Meeting Agenda: 12:00 pm, Sunday May 1, 2016

1)     Introductions and Announcements

2)      Question/Answers about Wonky Half Log Cabin block challenge by the Philanthropy Committee.  Details were sent out by Email or see more here:  Wonky Quarter Log Cabin Challenge

3)      “Photographing your quilts” High quality images are critical to get your quilts accepted into juried shows, such as QuiltCon.  Caro Sheridan, NMQG member, CEO & maker in charge of Splityarn Handmade and Photography will share her expertise with us.

4)       Favorite quilting blogs/tutorial share.  We are going to (finally!) fill up our NMQG web page for blogs and tutorials.  Please send me your top 5 favorite blogs to lmclandsborough@gmail.com (note – this is a different e-mail than I usually use- so I can better keep track of things) by Saturday April 30 .  I’ll need:

  1. the blog/tutorial name
  2. hyperlink
  3. why you like it

At the meeting, we’ll peek at our web page and explore some of our member’s favorite blogs and information sources.

5)      May Day 3-D Fabric Flower exchange.  Feeling crafty?  Do you have any extra fabric hanging around?   In honor of our May Day Meeting, we’re having an optional 3D flower exchange.  If you want to join, create a fabric flower to swap with other members.  There are many tutorials available on-line, and feel free to use any technique/fabric you like.

6)      Quick sharing.  The last 15 minutes of the meeting will be devoted to sharing.

One last note – a gentle reminder to everyone to remember to wear your quilty nametags.  It’s really helpful for those of us who find it difficult to remember names (but never forget a fabric line!)

Cheers!  Lynne (NMQG Secretary)

 

We meet at the at the Rocky Hill co-housing community.  The map and directions are also our web page http://northamptonmqg.com/welcome-to-the-northampton-modern-quilt-guild/   While it’s ok to drop off heavy items by the door, we have been asked to park along Black Birch Trail, before we reach the stop sign.  There may be some walking to this location, so if you have mobility issues, please let me know and we can try to work out a carpool.  Also, as we are guests at this location, and we have been asked to bring along slippers so we can remove our shoes.

 

 

Next Meeting Sunday April 3rd from 12-2 pm

Hello Northampton Modern Quilters,

Our next meeting will be on Sunday April 3th from 12-2 at the Common House of Rocky Hill co-housing community.  Our Agenda will be as follows:

  • Announcements
  • Program: Lee Thomson will present.  Lee is a Northampton artist who has extensive, sophisticated experience as a maker and creator of dolls, sewn/quilted items, quilts and a lot more. She belongs to local chapter of the national Surface Design organization.
  • Sharing (last 20 minutes)

We meet at the at the Rocky Hill co-housing community.  The map and directions are also our web page http://northamptonmqg.com/welcome-to-the-northampton-modern-quilt-guild/

While it’s ok to drop off heavy items by the door, we have been asked to park along Black Birch Trail, before we reach the stop sign.  There may be some walking to this location, so if you have mobility issues, please let me know and we can try to work out a carpool.  Also, as we are guests at this location, and we have been asked to bring along slippers so we can remove our shoes.

Next Meeting in Sunday February 7th

Hello Northampton Modern Quilters,

Our next meeting will be on Sunday February 7th from 12-2 at the Common House of Rocky Hill co-housing community.  Our Agenda will be as follows:

  • Announcements
  • Program: Elaine Huffman will be presenting “Five generations of quilters – stories in pictures and quilts”. It will be a combination of a slide show of pictures, trunk show of quilts from her great grandmother, both grandmothers, mother, child and herself, and stories of the quilts and makers.
  • We will have time for committee meetings, to continue the work we started in January’s meeting. The goal of all committees is to assure our guild remains a vibrant and exciting group sharing the love and knowledge of modern quilting.

Other info:

2016 Dues.  Dues will be $50 for 2015.  Please bring your checks or cash to the February meeting.  For those of you who have paid, we will have 2016 MQG membership cards and pins.  If you are planning on paying this month, please let me know lm@foodsci.umass.edu, so I can make sure I print up a card for you!

 

January 2016 Meeting

Happy New Year Northampton Modern Quilters!
Our next meeting will be on Sunday January 3rd at 12:00 noon at the Rocky Hill Co-Housing Community Common Room. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Business meeting and treasurer report. The books will be presented by Lynne McLandsborough since our Treasurer Lee Sproull cannot attend the meeting.
  2. Special Presentation: “What is modern quilting?” by our good friend and modern quilters Tess Poe of the Beehive Sewing Studio in Northampton.
  3. Committee meetings. After our December meetings, the officers met and came up a single charge for each committee. These were kept purposely vague, so that the committees can work autonomously and descide on how to fulfill their charge.  Officers will be on each committee, so that we all can be involved in the running of the guild.

Fundamental charges of each committee:

Membership Committee: Maintain and increase membership

Communication Committee: Assure that our webpage is current and up to date, and a resource for all modern quilters.

Programming Committee:  Plan 10 yearly meetings.

Charity Committee: Adapt a model to organize charity sewing and giving, and organize projects.

Cheers!  Lynne

Next Meeting is Sunday Oct 4th from 12-2 at the Common House

Hello Northampton Modern Quilters!

Our October meeting will be on Sunday October 4th from 12-2 At the Common House of the Rocky Hill co-housing community.   We have a great program with a Timna Tarr, we will also have a business meeting.

Business:

1) Scheduling changes. There will be a discussion of moving to a 9 month (Sept –May) meeting schedule.

2) Discussion of Guild Dues.   The guild leadership wants to increase the meeting dues to cover costs of supplies as well as bringing in high quality speakers.  The MQG association also become more expensive as we gain membership.  The officers are proposed to raise the dues from the current $36 to $50.  So currently, our per meeting cost is $3 x 12 meetings – and if we agree to move to 9 meetings a year with the higher guild dues, in the future it will be $5.56 x 9 meetings.

3) Committee Assignments.  The guild leadership wants to expand involvement of all members in the guild.  For this reason, we’ll be asking everyone to sign up for one standing committee.  The committees we propose are as follows:

  1. Programming Committee Responsibilities: plan program,  responsible finding an individual who can take responsibility for each monthly meetings
  2. Communication Committee. Responsibilities:  write up meeting summary for the web page.
  3. Membership Committee Responsibilities: Work on increasing membership, reach out to members who have dropped membership.
  4. Charity Committee. Responsibilities:  Identify charity opportunity, organize projects.

Programing:

1) Our own Timna Tarr will present “Now What? Choosing the Right Quilting Design”. She will talk about why some quilting designs work better on some quilts than others, and how thread and batting choices affect the overall look of the finished quilt.

2) Share, share, share! The last 20-30 minutes of our program will be devoted to sharing your most recent work.

Scheduling Change!  Next Meeting will be an all-day charity sew in on Saturday November 7th (10-5 pm) at a Notion to Quilt in Shelburne MA.  The goal is to finish up the charity quilts we have semi completed (Red-White-Blue, Leaves, and Wonky Stars).  More info to follow.

NMQG March 2015 Meeting

Hello Northampton Modern Quilters,

Our next meeting is Sunday March 1st from 12-2 at the Common House of Rocky Hill co-housing community.

Business:

  • Collection of Leaf Blocks. Bring those leaf blocks!  We’ll discussion of moving forward with Rocky Hill Common House Donation quilt.
  • Update on HAVQG Show. This is our last meeting before the show!  We’ll be signing up to volunteer and talking about fliers.
  • Upcoming programing discussion. Our fearless programming chair, Diane Wespiser, and the officers have come up with a tentative programming schedule that we’d like discuss. 

Program:

  • Lee Sproul. will give us an overview of quilter Anna Williams. Anna Williams was an African American quilter who produced hundreds of gorgeous quilts. Although she never received the level of recognition of the Gee’s Bend quilters, her work profoundly influenced that of a number of prominent quilters beginning in the 1990s. Lee will briefly describe her life and show slides of her work and that of some of the quilters who’ve been influenced by her.  Lee will also share her own beautiful Anna Williams quilt and tell its story.
  • Quilting Journey: Audrey Hyvonen of Big Top Quilts will share her quilting journey this meeting
  • Quilt share – Bring your finished and in-progress projects to share