Sunday, February 12, 2017

February 2017 Instagram Challenge Requirements

February 2017 Challenge Requirements (Read our original post about this challenge for the complete set of rules and more details about this year-long challenge.)
  • The February Challenge topic is Completing a UFO.
  • Minimum of three separate Instagram posts (one photo per post) of a project you have in progress right now - a UFO.  It may NOT be a project already completed.
  • First photo: your UFO in its current state
  • Second photo: your process in completing the UFO
  • Third photo: your completed project
  • Deadline: photos must be posted by Friday, March 17, 2017 to qualify.
  • Bring the project from your photos to the March 19, 2017 meeting for Show and Tell.  The project MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED.
  • You may start posting photos now.

Each February challenge photo must include the following elements:
  • @crystallakemqg
  • #clmqgigchallengefeb
  • At least two other relevant hashtags (no spaces and no special characters are allowed within the body of IG hashtags)

Additional Info:
  • Remember to add relevant info to your photo captions - name of the pattern, fabrics you are using, etc.  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 February 12, 2017 meeting Powerpoint presentation here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

February 12, 2017 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, February 12 is our next meeting and program
at the Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center (see map on the right sidebar.)
The meeting starts at 1:00pm and concludes at 4:00pm.

February Monthly Meeting Highlights:

  • Natalie Mouw, Free Spirit Quilting Trunk Show and Vending ($5 guest fee applies)
  • February Instagram Challenge Theme and rules announcement
  • Show and Tell & Monthly prize drawing for January Instagram Challenge participants
  • Show and Tell
  • Secret Pal gifts
  • Door Prize Drawing


What you need to bring for the meeting:
  • Items from your January Instagram Challenge photos (if you are participating)
  • Show and Tell - bring your modern quilted items to share
  • Secret Pal gifts (if participating)
  • 2017 Membership Forms and payment ($35 cash or check if you haven't yet paid)
  • 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.
  • Snacks (if you signed up to bring this month)
  • $$ for shopping with Natalie Mouw Free Spirit Quilting
  • Nametag

We hope to see YOU Sunday!
Don't forget to wear your nametag :)