Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 9, 2017 Meeting Minutes

1. Committee Updates: 

  • Bees: The bee did not officially meet this month, although they went to International Quilt Festival on Thursday.
  • Snacks: Darlene has sign-ups to bring snacks to the May and June meetings.
  • Donation Quilts: Mary brought seven quilts to Gavers this month. If you do not like a block that you made for an Instagram challenge, you can give it to Mary and she will assemble these blocks into a quilt for Gavers. 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”. 
  • Retreat: Vikki will be sending out an email to the members who are going to the retreat with an agenda. Check-in is at 1:00 Thursday.

2. Upcoming Meetings:

  • May 21: 10:30 am – 4 pm: Barn Quilt Workshop: Kit fee of $40, you must sign up through the Evite that was recently sent; Board elections
  1. 10:30 – 11:15: Regular meeting
  2. 11:15 – noon: Social/Lunch
  3. Noon – 4: Workshop
  • June 11: 1 – 4 pm: Zentangle workshop with Maryanne Olsen
  • July 9: 11 am – 4 pm: Summer Social

3.  Other Business:  

  • Thank you to those who filled out the 2017 Survey.
  • CLMQG Book Club: New this month. Members can offer a book and three fat quarters related to the story for other members to read and pass with three new FQs. Any member can sign up to read an offered book.  You'll have one month to read the book then pass it and the three new FQs to the next member on the list at the following CLMQG meeting. If you have read a book but will not be at the next meeting, please find a friend to bring the book and FQs so the next person on the list can read it. You are also encouraged to post a photo of the book and your fabric choices on Instagram with the hashtag #CLMQGbookclub before passing it on. Shelley offered two books this month.  A blog post about this new program will be published here soon.

4. Instagram Challenge: Instagram Show and Tell with buttons given to all participants who correctly finished the March challenge. The monthly prize was drawn. For the April challenge, members must post three photos in three separate Instagram posts of a project they have repurposed. Photos must be posted by May 19. This completed project must be brought to the May 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

8. Break

9. Suzy Quilts Trunk Show

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 2017 Instagram Challenge Requirements

April 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 April Challenge topic is Repurposing!
  • Minimum of three separate Instagram posts (one photo per post).
  • Use Fabric AND at least one other material that is not textile related (such as wood, metal, glass, leather, ceramic) to create an entirely new object with a completely different purpose than the components.
  • Deadline: Post photos of your inspiration/materials, project progress, and finished project by Friday, May 19.
  • Bring your finished project to the Sunday, May 21 CLMQG meeting.
  • You may start posting photos now.

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

Additional Info:
  • The slides presented at the April 9 meeting contain examples of projects that qualify, and you can view those slides here.  
  • CLMQG also has a new Pinterest account with a board titled "CLMQG Repurpose Ideas" where you can find additional inspiration. (You do not need a Pinterest account to view this idea board.)
  • 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 April 9, 2017 meeting Powerpoint presentation here.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 9, 2017 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, April 9 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.

April Monthly Meeting Highlights:
  • Executive Board Nominations
  • April Instagram Challenge Theme and rules announcement
  • Show and Tell & Monthly prize drawing for March Instagram Challenge participants
  • Show and Tell
  • Secret Pal gifts
  • Door Prize Drawing
  • Suzy Quilts Trunk Show

What you need to bring for the meeting:
  • Graph and Quilt Block from your March Instagram Challenge photos (if participating)
  • Show and Tell - bring your modern quilted items to share
  • Secret Pal gifts (if participating)
  • 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 Suzy Quilts pattern vending
  • Nametag