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Important IEMQG News and a note from our 2018 President, Laura

Hey Modern Quilt Lovers,

Our quilts are on exhibit at the Ontario Museum of History and Art at 225 Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA 91762, so bring your friends and relatives for a visit. The museum is hosting a reception for our Pop Up Exhibit next Saturday, the 22nd from 1:30-3:30.  The exhibit will run until December 30th!

I am nostalgic and proud to leave two years as president of our IEMQG during a period of growth and stability. My favorite activity was the opener at each meeting that got people talking and debating. I’m also thrilled with the transition quilters, spotlight quilter presentations, paid speakers, member universities, quilt challenge evaluations, fat quarter raffles, name tag raffles, sale table, Upcycle Event, holiday parties, and Block Lottos at our meetings. The efforts to keep the meeting sites free have allowed us to spend wisely on other activities.

Our Show and Shares, demonstrations, speakers, sit n sews, and challenges have encouraged us to submit our quilts into several exhibits-La Sierra College, Klatch Coffee, Upland Library, and Ontario Museum of History and Art. We have also been fortunate to have Linda Rassmussen, a quilt judge, curate our modern challenges for free. Our speakers, Latifah Saafir, Sue Stone of Needle in a Fabric Stash, Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef, and Shawnee Miller with Superior Threads, have encouraged us to push our limits with modern vibes in our quilting. Our first retreat at a cute home in Fallbrook was fun and promoted our camaraderie. The friendships that I have developed are crucial to my happiness and outlook in the IEMQG. I look forward growing my relationship with each of you.

We’ve embraced modern ways in quilting, as well as, online voting, a current website, blogs, Facebook, and Instagram. I look forward to next year’s events-Linda Sullivan, Dora Cory, Chaffey Art Museum exhibit, and more.

Also, as a reminder, our annual membership renewal is taking place now!  You won’t want to miss all the wonderful events in 2019 as well as access to the Modern Quilt Guild’s website with lots of videos and helpful information.  More information can be found here including the form that can be printed out and handed in at our next meeting.  Payment can be made by cash, check or charge (via PayPal).

Wishing you all a wonderful 2019!
Laura

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Upcoming IEMQG happenings – a message from Laura

Hi Modern Quilt Lovers,

We have the Holiday Party on December 1st 2-4 at Mountain Shadows, 2019 officers, and Linda Sullivan of Colourwerx on January 5th in the Grand Terrace Community Room. You won’t want to miss our guest speaker in January, so here’s the scoop.

I am so jazzed about Linda Sullivan’s bright rainbow colors on stark white. Please encourage your friends to join us! Linda lives in Palm Springs with her husband. Her company Colourwerx looks completely MODDERN. She has shown quilts, fabrics, and patterns at Road to California, QuiltCon, and other places. I have her modern dog, cat, and TV patterns. I’m looking forward to seeing her new designs at our January 5th meeting at Grand Terrace Community Room, 22795 Barton Rd, Grand Terrace, CA 92313.

I’m proud to hand off my leadership to some strong ladies who work well with each other. Our 2019 officers are as follows:

Gayle Bennett-President

Tricia Williams-VP of Programs

Jennifer Adams-VP of Communications

Cathleen Wallace-Treasurer

Becky Brekke-Secretary

Remember that other leadership roles are available. Your energy and input will be rewarded with love and compassion.

Finally we are culminating our year with a fun Holiday Party with Bingo, LCR, and a chili bar. Bring some fat quarters for the games. Join us for our last hurray! If you need a bingo 9 patch or want to bring yummies, contact Cathleen at cathleenwallacelongarmer@gmail.com.

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A message from Laura

Oh, our second successful year as a modern guild is culminating with the Member University, Holiday Party, and Pop-Up Exhibit. I look forward to seeing you on November 3rd at 2 pm at Mountain Shadows Community Center for our general meeting. We will have mini workshops on the AcuQuilt, Specialty Threads, Machine Binding and the MQG Website. Be sure to bring your Block Lotto for the drawing. (There was no drawing last month, so you can bring blocks for October and November.)

You can renew your membership for $40 starting in November. This coming year we are anticipating great programs, including Linda Sullivan of Colorwerks and Mel Beach who is an expert at color and shape. Your membership also includes the newly revamped MQG website with free webinars, patterns, and much more.

We have some fabric from our Upcycle Sale that will be available to purchase at the November meeting-so bring a few bucks.

We also have a holiday quilt that was donated and will be raffled in December. Tickets can be purchased in November and December.

It’s time for the holiday revelry to start! On December 10 at 2 pm our holiday party will again include the LCR and bingo games with prizes. I cannot wait for a delicious meal at our chili bar :).

Additionally, you are encouraged to participate actively in the guild by taking on a small leadership role. I want to personally thank you for your donations, your purchases, and your time to make our guild a heartwarming organization. Your caring has made my two years worthwhile. This is your guild, and you make the personal difference!

Finally, I hope that you have voted for the 2019 board members. It’s not too late to vote, since the voting window is open until November 2 at 5 pm. The new board will be announced at the November meeting.

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REMINDERS! Upcycling Event & the MQG Website!

Just a friendly reminder that the Upcycling Event is right around the corner – Saturday, October 6th at Mountain Shadows!  We’ve attached a flyer below for you to share with your friends and family.  Feel free to print a copy and post at any community boards to help spread the word! We look forward to seeing everyone there.

As a reminder this is our ONLY fundraiser this year and the proceeds will help us provide wonderful programs for our guild next year.  Please take time to see how you can help – we can use any surplus fabric (please mark yardage), supplies, tools, books, etc.  In addition, we will have a bake sale during the event and selling any tasty goodies you’d like to bring in support of our fundraising efforts!  Cookies, cake and brownies (please cut so they are ready to serve) or other tasty snack items. 

We wanted to thank everyone that signed-up for a spot to help with our event.  We are close, but could still use a couple extra folks to help with set-up at 9 a.m. and clean-up at 4 p.m..  In the event you’d be able to support us – email us here to sign up!

Also, as mentioned at our last general meeting, the MQG website is new and improved!  As a result of the changes you’ll need to re-register again for access.  The website can be found here and in the event you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for assistance.  The MQG website is a wonderful resource for videos, tutorials, patterns and the latest networking tool ‘Circles’ which we’ve set-up for our guild.  The help page has lots of useful information and can be found on their website at https://mqg.memberclicks.net/help 

 

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Upcoming Meeting Reminder and a Note From Our President

What do 360’s, black widows, Panoche, and Mark Ryder have in common? Well, they are all in the stories of my life. I’m looking forward to sharing snippets of my quilting adventures while explaining my transition to modern quilting.

Charlene Drake is sharing a bright and energetic PowerPoint of one of her favorite quilters. Her Spotlight Quilter talk should be inspirational (and a surprise).

I can’t waif for our next IEMQG meeting this coming Saturday (May 5th)! The Arlanza Library in Riverside is a beautiful place to have a meeting. I’ll see you at 2 pm. Hey, don’t forget your name tag, show and share, charity quilt, and Up-Sale items to donate.

Oh, and if you are going to our first annual retreat, bring $160. You can pay with cash, check, or PayPal. Gayle visited the Hive and has more info on the event.

–Laura Greene
President, Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild
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March 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

IEMQG Board Meeting Minutes
March 19, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts, Ontario Mills Circle

Meeting called to order 6:35pm by Cat Wallace

Old Business:

Committee Reports:

VP Programs-April and future reminders April is Negative Space Challenge curated by Linda Rasmussen, (Jen is in New York week before challenge, so she will not have computer access the week before. She will post on website a reminder on Good Friday.)

May is Transitional Quilter with Laura Greene along with Marsha Schuh for Spotlight Quilter.

June’s guest speaker is Natalie Barns. June is also our birthday celebration. Pat will ask June snack people to make arrangements for a cake. Pat will get plates, forks and napkins.

July is Transitional Quilter by Cat Longarmer and Spotlight Quilter is Carlene.

August is Upscaling Sale coordinated by Becky Brekke

Sept is the Song Challenge

Oct is Sue from Needle in a Fabric Stash.

January, Cat is willing to present “Never the Less She Persisted.” A talk she gave at the Upland Library earlier this month.

VP Communications- no old business

Wants to fine tune FB. Working on the qualifying questions for FB.

Treasurer-no old business

Secretary- no old business

Balance is $xxx.xx All debt is paid.

Up-cycling- no old business

Welcome/Refreshments- no old business

Raffle- no old business

Charity- no old business

Membership

Trish to send email to members that haven’t paid yet.

President- 1) Revisit bylaws as jigsaw activity. Each person brings their assigned part to share. Any changes, additions, or policy needs? Bylaws and Policies are tabled for next month. The reviewing process was changed. It will be a group review. We will do section 9 first, followed by a different section the following months. It will be emailed to all members for group discussion at the next meeting.

 

New Business:

Treasurer-retreat

Gayle researched website “Gather at the Hive” in Fallbrook, holds 16 people. Available dates are: 9/21-23 (Third choice), 10/19-21 (First choice), 10/26-28, 11/9-11 (Second choice). $156.25 and provide own food. 10 am Fri-4 pm Sunday. $250 deposit, motion made by Pat, second by Cat. Will provide an interest list at April meeting.

Secretary- thank you notes

Send note to Jessica. Group saw pics of TY cards and decided to keep and use that style. Jen will donate note card stock and Becky will donate envelopes.

President- announcements from member times and appropriateness Wants to put a display of mini-quilts at the Coffee Klatch. Bring minis to June meeting. 120” diameter or smaller. Must have a 4” sleeve from a 9 ½” piece of fabric. Laura to Email Jen instructions for appropriate sleeve to post on website.

President- April agenda

Do the Negative Space Challenge after break. Gayle’s husband will take photos of the challenge quilts for the website.

Set a time at end of meeting for announcements from guests. Pat to provide a list at sign-in desk for announcements they wish to be made.

 

Tentative IEMQG General Meeting Agenda
April 7, 2018
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Community Center, Grand Terrace
22795 Barton Rd, Grand Terrace, CA 92313

  1. Welcome – Warm-up
  2. “I think spring quilts must have bright colors and bold shapes.”
  3. Committee Reports
  4. Program Announcements (Cat Wallace)
  5. May meeting
  6. June meeting
  7. Challenge (Gayle Bennett)
  8. Song Title Challenge drawing during break
  9. Block Lotto (Shelley Wardrop) – Announcement and raffle
  10. Sit and Sew – April 22nd 9:00am – 5:00pm Mountain Shadows (Tricia Williams)
  11. Upcycling Event (Becky Brekke)
  12. Refreshments Sign-up (Pat Klassen)
  13. Break: Visit and Snacks
  14. Negative Space (Judged by Linda Rasmussen)
  15. Charity (Aimee French)
  16. Show and Share
  17. Raffles
  18. Fat Quarter Raffle (Candace Kimball)
  19. Name Tag Raffle (Pat Klassen)

Next meeting April 16, 6:30 p.m. at Jo-Ann’s – Dinner prior at 5:45 at Panera’s restaurant on 4th west of Lazy Dog Café

Meeting adjourned 7:53pm

Respectfully submitted,

Candace Kimball

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February Meeting

Join us at our Regular Meeting on February 4th from 2-4 pm at Grand Terrace Civic Center. Our program focus is the Rope Bowl Tutorial. Come for the friendship and to share your modern quilts.

The Executive Board Meeting will be on February 21st at 6 pm at the Joann’s Fabric and Craft at Ontario Mills in their meeting room.