Monday, November 6, 2017

November 12, 2017 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, November 12 is our next meeting
at the Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center 
(see map on the right sidebar.)

Meeting begins at 1:00pm and concludes at 4:00pm


November Monthly Meeting Highlights:

  • Favorite Tools and Gadgets Discussion
  • Scissor Sharpening by Dave (see this post for details)
  • October Instagram Challenge Show & Tell and Monthly Prize drawing
  • Show & Tell
  • Secret Pal gifts
  • Book Club book hand-offs 
  • Final Date to make payment for December 3 Holiday Party (remember to RSVP to the Evite)


What you need to bring for the meeting:

  • Favorite tools and gadgets to join the discussion
  • Scissors and other items for sharpening (full list of eligible items and pricing here)
  • Cash or check payment for our December Holiday Party ($20 per person)
  • Items from your October Instagram Challenge photos (if participating)
  • Show and Tell - bring your modern quilted items to share
  • Secret Pal gifts
  • Snacks (if you signed up to bring this month)
  • Donation Quilts - Bring any newly completed comfort quilts for Gavers Breast Care Center. Please remember to include a CLMQG label on the back of your quilt.
  • Nametag
  • CLMQG Book Club selections - if you have a book club book in your possession please bring it and your three fat quarters to the meeting to pass to the next reader on the list.  See this post for more information and rules regarding the CLMQG Book Club.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

REMINDER - Scissor Sharpening November 12

Don't forget to bring your scissors for Sharpening by Dave at our next meeting Sunday, November 12 at 1:00pm.

You can bring other items too!! Anything listed below in the section "On Site Sharpening" is fair game on meeting day!  

** Note the different prices per item.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 2017 Instagram Challenge Requirements

Our FINAL Challenge topic for 2017 is MACHINE QUILTED FEATHERS
  • Minimum of three separate Instagram posts (one photo per post).
  • Machine quilt feathers on a new or already in progress project.
  • Your machine quilted feathers do not need to be incorporated into a finished project.
  • Your final photo post must be of your completed machine quilted feathers.
  • Deadline: Post photos of your inspiration/materials, project progress, and completed applique work by Friday, November 10.
  • Bring your finished project to the Sunday, November 12 CLMQG meeting.
  • You may start posting photos now.
Each October Challenge post must include the following elements in the photo caption:
  • @crystallakemqg
  • #clmqgigchallengeoct
  • At least two other relevant hashtags (no spaces and no special characters are allowed within the body of Instagram hashtags)

** Each challenge participant will receive a bonus chance for the December Grand Prize Drawing due to our June 2017 meeting cancellation **

Additional Info:  
  • Google "machine quilting feathers" for a selection of several videos you can watch for additional help or inspiration
  • Our local libraries are a great resource for books on all types of machine quilting techniques
  • Get together with other guild members and guide/encourage each other as you learn and explore new techniques
  • Remember to add relevant info to your photo captions.  The more information you can provide, the more interested people will be in your photos!
  • Be extra mindful when typing your hashtags and "@crystallakemqg".  If these are not correctly typed your photo(s) will not qualify for challenge prizes.
  • Use a space before and after each @ or # string.  Don't put spaces within the @ or # string of characters. 
  • You must be present at time of drawings to win prizes.
  • If you complete the month's challenge requirements but are unable to attend the meeting, you will still receive your qualification button for that month but will not be entered in the monthly prize drawing.

How will you know if your photos qualify for the challenge?
  • Thumbs Up emoji comment from CLMQG tells you photo meets requirements.
  • Gold Star emoji comment from CLMQG means you have qualified that month with 3 correct photos

*** View all slides from the October 15, 2017 meeting Powerpoint presentation here.

*** Read our original post about this challenge for the complete set of rules and more details about this year-long challenge.

Friday, October 6, 2017

October 15, 2017 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, October 15 is our next meeting and program
at the Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center 
(see map on the right sidebar.)


Meeting begins at 11:00am
Machine Quilting Feathers Workshop begins at Noon and requires RSVP
The day concludes at 4:00pm

October Monthly Meeting Highlights:

  • Machine Quilting Feathers Workshop
  • SewMod Pop-Up Shop
  • October Instagram Challenge Theme and Rules announcement
  • Show & Tell and Monthly prize drawing for September Instagram Challenge participants
  • Show & Tell
  • Secret Pal gifts


What you need to bring for the meeting:

  • Supplies for the Machine Quilting Feathers Workshop (see email sent to all members on October 5)
  • Cash or check payment for our December Holiday Party ($20 per person)
  • Cash for purchases from SewMod Pop-Up Shop
  • Items from your September Instagram Challenge photos (if participating)
  • Show and Tell - bring your modern quilted items to share
  • Secret Pal gifts
  • Snacks (if you signed up to bring this month)
  • Donation Quilts - Bring any newly completed comfort quilts for Gavers Breast Care Center. Please remember to include a CLMQG label on the back of your quilt.
  • Nametag
  • CLMQG Book Club selections - if you have a book club book in your possession please bring it and your three fat quarters to the meeting to pass to the next reader on the list.  See this post for more information and rules regarding the CLMQG Book Club.

Friday, September 29, 2017

September 10, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Membership update-27 people, 1 guest 

Committee Updates

  • Donation Quilt-Mary reported that Gavers has only ___ quilts remaining to distribute to patient clients.  Please consider making and donating a quilt soon.  Quilts should be minimum 50" x 60".  Mary has CLMQG labels and tax donation letters for all who donate a quilt.
  • Retreat/shop hops-Vikki asked how many members would be interested in participating in a 2 day/1 night charted bus shop hop through Wisconsin.  Proposed time frame is May/June 2018.  More details will be available soon.


4. Upcoming Meetings:    

  • October 15th, 11:00am-4:00pm - Machine quilting feathers workshop
  • November 12th, 1:00-4:00pm - Bring your favorite quilting gadget/tool to present & scissor sharpening
  • Saturday November 18th 9:00am-4:00pm - Sew-in (rescheduled June meeting)
  • December 3rd 11:30am-3:00pm - Holiday party-Evite coming October 1st


5. Other Business

  • Countryside Quilt Show Sept 16th & 17th: Check in 9/11-14. Ask for Marcie
  • Workshop Questionnaire distributed and collected.
  • Book club - If you are currently reading one of our member-provided titles, please be sure to finish reading it and provide three new fat quarters for the next reader at the following CLMQG meeting.  If you are unable to attend a meeting to pass the book to the next reader, please arrange for a friend to bring it on your behalf or contact the next reader directly to arrange a date/time/place to pass it on.
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief-pillowcases from kits being sent by Ann and Jalana to Houston.  Jalana will collect newly made pillowcases at the October 15 meeting and personally deliver them to Houston for distribution later in October.  Please consider making and donating a pillowcase; Jalana hopes to receive one from each member. 


6. Instagram challenge - September challenge topic is Applique.  See this post for all the information.  

7. Show & Tell

8. Secret Pal gifts distributed

9. Break

10. Holiday Workshop - Shelley gave a demo on making boxy zipper pouches, and Lorrie gave a demo on sewing your own holiday house ornament.

Monday, September 11, 2017

September 2017 Instagram Challenge Requirements



The September Challenge topic is APPLIQUE
  • Minimum of three separate Instagram posts (one photo per post).
  • Hand OR Machine applique a NEW project
  • Applique your own original design OR choose a design from a published pattern
  • Your applique work does not need to be incorporated into a finished project
  • Your final photo post must be of your completed applique work
  • Deadline: Post photos of your inspiration/materials, project progress, and completed applique work by Friday, October 13.
  • Bring your finished project to the Sunday, October 15 CLMQG meeting.
  • You may start posting photos now.

Each September Challenge post must include the following elements in the photo caption:
  • @crystallakemqg
  • #clmqgigchallengesept
  • At least two other relevant hashtags (no spaces and no special characters are allowed within the body of Instagram hashtags)

Additional Info:  
  • Google "hand applique tutorial" or "machine applique tutorial" for a selection of several videos you can watch for additional help or inspiration
  • Our local libraries are a great resource for books on all types of quilting techniques including applique
  • Get together with other guild members and guide/encourage each other as you learn and explore new techniques
  • Remember to add relevant info to your photo captions.  The more information you can provide, the more interested people will be in your photos!
  • Be extra mindful when typing your hashtags and "@crystallakemqg".  If these are not correctly typed your photo(s) will not qualify for challenge prizes.
  • Use a space before and after each @ or # string.  Don't put spaces within the @ or # string of characters. 
  • You must be present at time of drawings to win prizes.
  • If you complete the month's challenge requirements but are unable to attend the meeting, you will still receive your qualification button for that month but will not be entered in the monthly prize drawing.

How will you know if your photos qualify for the challenge?
  • Thumbs Up emoji comment from CLMQG tells you photo meets requirements.
  • Gold Star emoji comment from CLMQG means you have qualified that month with 3 correct photos

*** View all slides from the September 10, 2017 meeting Powerpoint presentation here.

*** Read our original post about this challenge for the complete set of rules and more details about this year-long challenge.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

August 13, 2017 Meeting Minutes

August 13, 2017 Minutes

1. Committee Updates: 

  • Bees: The bee went on a shop hop in Wisconsin.
  • Donation Quilts: Please remember to attach a CLMQG label to your donation quilt before you give it to Mary. She has the labels and the “in kind” donation forms for tax purposes. Quilts for Gavers should be a lap-quilt size, minimum of 50 X 60”. 


2. Upcoming Meetings:

  • September 10: 12 – 4 pm: Holiday Workshop and Sew-in 
  • October 15: 11 am – 4 pm: Machine Quilting Feathers Workshop and Sew-in
  • November 12: 1 – 4 pm: Favorite gadget/tool and scissor sharpening
  • Saturday, November 18: 9 am – 4 pm: Sew-in (rescheduled June meeting)
  • December 3: Holiday Party: details to come; this will most likely be off-site

3.  Other Business:  

  • Countryside Quilt Show is September 16 – 17. If you have a quilt you want to be in this show, drop off your quilt between September 11 – 14 and ask for Marcie. 

4. Instagram Challenge: Instagram Show and Tell with buttons given to all participants who correctly finished the July challenge. The monthly prize was drawn. For the August challenge, members must post three photos in three separate Instagram posts of a zentangle design on fabric. Photos must be posted by September 8. This zentangle does not have to be in a finished project, but it must be brought to the September meeting to qualify for the prize. See this post for all the details.

5. Door prize

6. Show and Tell

7. Secret Pals gifts handed out ~ Secret Pals were reminded to review the rules on the back of the Secret Pal sheet, to keep this fun for everyone who is participating.

8. Break

9. Zentangle Workshop with Maryanne Olson