Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May Agenda

May 20, 2017 @10:30 AM
  • Barbara and Nancy will be presenting the Fibonacci Sequence in Modern Quilting.
    • The Fibonacci Sequence is a mathematical calculation that occurs naturally in nature in reproducing pairs, and by incorporating this design into quilting it facilitates balance.
  • Paint Chip Challenge sign-up
  • Games
It's going to be a great meeting, hope you see you there!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

April Minutes

Virginia Beach Modern Quilt Guild Minutes
April 15, 2017

Members: 20
Guests: 2

Meeting Notes / Announcements
  • Happy 5th Anniversary to the Virginia Beach Modern Quilt Guild! Party with cake and logo pincushion favors.

Rope bowl swap
  • Two participants swapped bowls.
Show and Tell

Door Prizes 
  • Drawing for rope bowl centerpieces.
Meeting adjourned at 12:00 pm.

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Kathy Poston

Friday, April 7, 2017

April Agenda

April 15, 2017 @10:30 AM
  • Join us to celebrate the VBMQG's 5th Anniversary!  It's one you won't want to miss! Cake, door prizes and more!
  • Rope bowl swap - bring a medium-ish rope bowl of any size.
  • The Riley Blake challenge entries are due to the MQG on 4/30.
Hope you see you there!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March Minutes

Virginia Beach Modern Quilt Guild Minutes
March 18, 2017

Members: 14
Guests: 2

Meeting Notes / Announcements
  • Sew Day Meeting - Members bought their sewing machine and a project to work on. The meeting location was changed due to a heating issue at the church.
  • President Lauren Welsh began the meeting.
  • Note that next month, April, is our 5th Anniversary Celebration!
  • Riley Blake Challenge Reminder – turn in entries at the April meeting. https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/resources/riley-blake-creative-rockstar-fabric-challenge-spring-2017
  • The program was a make and give (and keep scraps) for Michael Miller Fabrics. They are collecting 6 1/2” blocks to make quilts to be displayed at the next QuiltCon. After that, the quilts will be donated to Quilts for Kids. http://blog.michaelmillerfabrics.com/2017/01/quiltcon-east-2017.html
  • Our guild received a generous donation of fabric from Michael Miller at QuiltCon that was used to make the blocks. Each member chose 4 fabrics to make at least 1 block.
  • We discussed options for group communications. It was determined that we will set up a Secret Group on Facebook for guild members so we can have a place to chat.
  • Swap for April - Rope bowls. Medium-ish size, whatever shape you want! You can find many tutorials online, for example - http://weallsew.com/coiled-rope-basket-by-juliette-lanvers-for-weallsew/
  • Show and Tell.
  • Jana passed out birthday gifts for March.
  • Break for potluck lunch.
  • Slide show of quilts from QuiltCon.
  • More sewing…
  • Meeting ended around 4:30 pm.

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Kathy Poston

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March Agenda

MEETING LOCATION CHANGE - This month only we will be meeting at:

Raytheon Blackbird Technologies, Inc.
502 Viking Drive, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA  23452

Saturday, March 18, from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
* Sew Day! We've moved the logo bags to June, but come see what else we have in store! Bring your sewing machine (don't forget an extension cord), cutting supplies and whatever project you are working on.
* Potluck lunch - we don't have access to the kitchen, so bring something that doesn't need to be heated up or can stay warm in a crock pot.
* Games

* Rope bowl demo - if you missed it at the retreat, we'll be doing this again for a bowl swap in April! All you need is thread and clothesline (and a sewing machine). I've used a variety of rope types, including Household Essentials cotton clothesline 3/16 from Amazon and a synthetic clothesline from Lowes/Home Depot.
Hope you see you there!

February Minutes

Virginia Beach Modern Quilt Guild Minutes
February 18, 2017

Members: 20
Guests: 1

Meeting Notes / Announcements

  • President Lauren Welsh began the meeting.
  • The March meeting will be a sew day, so bring your sewing machine if you’d like. The meeting will start at the regular time and go until 4:30 pm. More details coming in the agenda for next month.

  • Open wide zippered pouches were swapped.

Make and Take
  • Zipper Pulls! We had a variety of stations set up with materials for making zipper pulls, including:
    • Yarn for pom-poms
    • Beads
    • Felt
    • Button backings

Jana passed out birthday gifts for February.

Show and Tell
  • Members showed their creations.

Meeting adjourned at 12:15 pm.

Recorded and Submitted by:

Kathy Poston