Tuesday, September 26, 2017

September Meeting Minutes


   Meeting Information -Monthly Meeting  

Date:              September 21, 2017            

Location:        Primitive Gatherings, Murrieta, CA          Time: 6:30 PM         

Attendees:     13 Members, 2 Guests 

                            
Board Members Present: Jan Prytz, Jessica Rittgarn, Colleen Molen, Angelica Jones, Susan Long
Board Member Absent: Maritza Farr

  Meeting Discussion


  1.    Jan Prytz, the President, informed the group of the following:
a.    A thanks was given to Jessica, Vice President, for leading last month's meeting.
b.  By-law changes were brought up to the members and explained that anyone who wishes to make any changes should let Jan know in writing by email the changes to rjprytz@gmail.com. If there are suggestions, we will have a special meeting of the board and interested parties to review and recommend and present the changes to everyone at a regular meeting, for voting, Any proposed changes will need to be posted on the website 2 weeks in advance. 
c. We will have 2 vacancies on the board and will be open to nominees for the following positions: Secretary and Treasurer (no nominees were made at this time so Jan asked that we all consider it until next meeting). Discussed job duties for each position and explained help would be given to those who wanted the position. 
d.  We will start planning the Christmas party for December's meeting. Dru has graciously offered Primitive Gatherings for the location of the party so we will be having it there. We will discuss next month the theme of the secret gift exchange theme for this year's party. 
e.   Interest was gauged for a pincushion swap. There seemed to be some interest so it will be discussed further at the next meeting.   
  2.    Colleen Molen, the Treasurer, talked about the success of the first sit and sew to work on the QuiltCon Charity Challenge Quilt. 
                                               i.     ACTION ITEM: Colleen Molen scheduled October 15 for a 2nd sew day at her home to continue to work on the Charity Quilt. Members present advised if they were available. Colleen will be sending an email with information on her address, fabrics to bring, etc.
  3.    Treasurer's Report - we have $854.12 in the TVMQG account.
  4.    Raffle Ticket WINNERS -
            Jan Prytz - Primitive Gatherings gift card
            Jessica Rittgarn - Victoria Findlay Wolfe Christmas Fabric
            Angelica Jones - Halloween Fat quarter trio and Hexie pack by Me+You
            Jessica Rittgarn - Me+You Fat Quarter Bundle
                       

  Show and Tell

Attendees sharing items - 

1. Jan Prytz - made 2 doll quilts for 2 little girls her cousin nannies for. Also made a quilt of "Delectable Mountain" for the boy her cousin nannies for.
2. Susanne O'Hara - Hexi Halloween quilt
3. Susan Long - Sharon Halloway had a quilt-a-long. Used mostly scraps
4. Nancy DiLeva (guest) - quilt she made the last Saturday in a jelly roll challenge with friends.
5. Wendy Van Eman (guest) - also made a quilt in the sane jelly roll challenge. Moda quilt pattern, fabrics are "Mixology".
6. Patricia Cooper - Coffee stained fabric and embroidered witches, working on the past 2 weeks. Hanging made from a panel given to her by a friend.
7. Sue Gillaspie - made a quilt for her sister in law.
8. Jessica Rittgarn- double sided table runner. Pillow made from pieces cut from Natalie's AccuQuiltGo cutter.
9. Colleen Molen - finished a quilt top she's been piecing over the last 3 years.
10. Patti Zimmerman- mini log cabin mini quilt. Submitted it to a Curated Quilts (online mag) for a mini log cabin challenge. Started off with the hexagon pack she won from a few months ago, but ended up using another hexie pack and took a pattern and changed it a bit

  Presentations


  1.   Madelyn - BOM: flying geese and alternate method (instructions on blog post)
a.    ACTION ITEM: All members and guests are asked to consider completing a block and bring it to the October meeting.
  2.    Yard Sale was held by putting items near buckets that read $1, $3, $5, and more, according to its value. The guild made $102 during the yard sale. Remaining items not sold were taken back from those who had brought them in.


  Upcoming Meeting Dates/Information



1. The next meeting is at Primitive Gatherings, Murrieta, October 19th at 6:30 pm
2. The next board meeting is at 8-bit Brewery, Murrieta, November 2nd at 6:30 pm

 

 

  Upcoming Meeting and BOM presentations and BOM Construction requirements


NOTE:  The block can be made in any fabric color desired, but with a low volume background fabric. The instructions are on the TVMQG Blog. Block needs to be completed to measure 12.5". 

                    
1.     October Meeting
               Angelica - BOM
               Magazine Challenge Due
               Board Nominations
               Paint Chip Challenge Introduced
               Linda Retton is going to demo how to make a One Block Wonder
2.     November Meeting
               Judy - BOM
               Election of Officers
3.     December Meeting
               Maritza - BOM
               Christmas Party

Thursday, August 31, 2017

August Meeting Minutes


 Meeting Information -Monthly Meeting  (REVISED)

Date:              August 17, 2017            

Location:        Primitive Gatherings, Murrieta, CA          Time: 6:30 PM         

Attendees:     11 Members, 5 Guests (2 guests became new members)

                            (Membership now at 20)
Board Members Present:  Jessica Rittgarn, Maritza Farr, Colleen Molen, Angelica Jones, Susan Long
Board Member Absent: Jan Prytz

Meeting Discussion


1.    Jessica Rittgarn, the Vice President, informed the group of the following:
a.    Jan, our President, is on vacation so Jessica is conducting the meeting.
b.    Raffle ticket - raffle tickets will be given for attending the meeting, turning in a charity block, and show and tell participation.
2.    Colleen Molen, the Treasurer, distributed the MQG membership cards. Cards give us discounts, and other benefits when we attend other guild's events, etc. See the MQG website for additional information.
3.    QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt - Colleen is the Project Leader. (She needs to sign up TVMQG by September 30th to advise the MQG that we are participating.) Theme is Modern Take on Traditional. Colleen is recommending that we select a traditional block and make the twin size quilt with just the one block pattern. The group will create fabric slabs with fabrics in the chosen palette, which we need to bring from our stash on the sew day (our fabrics need to read solid in the color palette). Palette for the challenge has been provided by the MQG, which Colleen shared with the group. The charity quilt must be twin size. The TVMQG will provide the funds for the solids in the quilt fabric (not our personal stash). The finished quilt is returned to our guild so we can use it for a charity fundraiser.
                                               i.     ACTION ITEM: Colleen Molen scheduled September 17 for a sew day at her home to work on the Charity Quilt. Members present advised if they were available. Colleen will be sending an email with information on her address, fabrics to bring, etc.
4.    Treasurer's Report - No report this meeting.
5.    Dru from Primitive Gatherings shared a new fabric line from Victoria Finlay Wolfe and provided (courtesy of Victoria) a wonderful layer cake and fat quarter in the line as a giveaway for the TVMQG. Primitive Gatherings will be offering a full range of fabrics and designs.

6.    Raffle Ticket WINNERS -
            Nancy Thomas - Presser board made by Susan in the demo
            Maritza - Layer Cake*
            Angelica - Fat quarter bundle*
            Jessica - Primitive Gatherings gift card

                                    *Fat Quarter bundle is Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts' new line "Light Work" and the Layer Cake is "Fine Spun Volume One" (both by Studio 37)


Show and Tell

Attendees sharing items - All beautiful and creative projects shared! The group enjoyed seeing all them too!  See the TVMQG Blog posting for pictures.

1.     Nancy Thomas
2.     Linda Bretton
3.     Bonnie Hallett
4.     Angelica Jones
5.     Colleen Molen
6.     Brittany Rittgarn
7.     Jessica Rittgarn
8.     Susan Long

presentations


1.    Susan Long brought needle and thread for all to learn how to make a quilters knot. A great lesson.
2.    BOM "Simple Pleasures" presented by Susan Long. She provided information on the BOM rules and how to access the pattern.  See the TVMQG Blog for the pattern
a.    ACTION ITEM: All members and guests are asked to consider completing a block and bring it to the September meeting.
3.    Susan Long demonstrated how to create your own pressing board. (See DIY tutorial on Sew Much Like Mom Blog.) Materials - sound board, duck cloth, fusible fleece, staple gun, and two layers of batting. Very informational with good tips on how to be successful. The Board was given away as a prize too!


Upcoming Meeting Dates/Information



NOTE: The next meeting is at Primitive Gatherings, Murrieta, September 21st at 6:30 pm

 

 

 

Upcoming Meeting and BOM presentations and BOM Construction requirements


NOTE:  The block can be made in any fabric color desired, but with a low volume background fabric. The instructions are on the TVMQG Blog. Block needs to be completed to measure 12.5". 

                    
1.     September Meeting
 Madelyn - BOM
2.     October Meeting
               Angelica - BOM
               Magazine Challenge Due
               Board Nominations
               Paint Chip Challenge Introduced
               Demo - Binding Think Tank (members volunteer to demo how they                                             complete their binding)
3.     November Meeting
               Judy - BOM
               Election of Officers
4.     December Meeting
               Maritza - BOM
               Christmas Party


Monday, July 17, 2017

June Meeting Minutes

  Meeting Information -Monthly Meeting

 

Date:              June 15, 2017               

Location:        Primitive Gatherings, Murrieta, CA          Time: 6:30 PM         

Attendees:     12 Members, 0 Guests

Board Members Present:  Jan Prytz, Jessica Rittgarn, Maritza Farr, Colleen Molen, Angelica Jones, Susan Long
Board Member Absent:

  Meeting Discussion


  1.    Jan Prytz, the President, informed the group of the following:
a.    Raffle ticket - raffle tickets will be given for attending the meeting, turning in a charity block, and show and tell participation.
b.    The MQG was contacted about our membership cards and Colleen should receive them shortly. The cards give us discounts, and other benefits when we attend other guild's events, etc. See the MQG website for additional information.
c.    The MQG has announced two QuiltCon challenges and any MQG member can participate.
                                               i.     The American patchwork Flying Geese Challenge tasks members with modernizing the classic flying geese block
                                              ii.     The Michael Miller Our Yard Fabric Challenge features fabrics from the new "Our Yard" line designed by Sarah Campbell. Members will be emailed the sign-up link on June 17. If you miss the sign up for the fabric, you can purchase and still participate.
d.    QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt - it is time to start working on the charity quilt challenge. Colleen Molen volunteered as the Project Leader. She needs to sign up TVMQG by September 30th to advise the MQG that we are participating. Group members volunteered to participate and help with the TVMQG Charity Quilt - volunteers are Judy Neilio, Susanne O'Hara, Sue Gillaspie, Taylor Darby, Angelica Jones, Susan Long, Jessica Rittgarn, Jane Rowland, and Maritza Farr.        Theme is Modern Take on Traditional. Palette for the challenge has been provided by the MQG. The charity quilt must be twin size. The TVMQG will provide the funds for the fabric. The finished quilt is returned to our guild so we can use it for a charity fundraiser.
                                               i.     ACTION ITEM: Colleen Molen to begin design process and present ideas to the volunteers for input. A plan will then follow on completing the Charity Quilt.
                                              ii.     ACTION ITEM: Angelica Jones will send an email to all who are members to confirm that they are receiving MQG emails, if they are not receiving emails, notify Colleen Molen.
                                             iii.     ACTION ITEM: Maritza Farr will update the contacts on the Gmail account and coordinate information with Colleen Molen.
e.    The July meeting will be a "Christmas in July" get together, at Jane Rowland's home.  The meeting will be on July 20th at 6:30pm (same time as our regular meeting). It will be a potluck on the patio - please bring finger foods. Judy and Suzanne will bring drinks. Jan Prytz will send members a separate email with Jane's address. Plan is to exchange hot pads or pot holders. Bring your exchange item in a brown paper bag. Use two layers of batting and NO Insul-Brite or similar materials so the items can be used safely in the microwave.
                                               i.     ACTION ITEM:  Jan will send email to all members with Jane's address and reminders about the event.
f.      Primitive Gatherings (Drew) is organizing a Hoffman Fabrics Tour.
  2.    Treasurer's Report - Current fund balance is $819.74.
  3.     Raffle Ticket WINNERS - Primitive Gatherings Gift Card - Jane, Kit with Pattern - no one submitted a raffle ticket, Fat Quarter bundle - Linda. Congratulations ladies!

  Show and Tell

Name/ Description of Shared Item - All beautiful and creative projects shared! The group enjoyed seeing all them too!  See the TVMQG Group Facebook posting for pictures and information on each of the projects shared at the meeting.

  1.    Susan Long
  2.    Taylor Darby
  3.    Linda Bretton
  4.    Colleen Molen
  5.    Jane Rowland - Also discussed quilting ideas for the long-arm machine.
  6.    Jessica Rittgarn
  7.    Sue Gillaspie

  presentations


  1.    BOM Susannah was  presented by Maritza. She showed different color options when selecting fabrics and laying them out in your block. In addition, she pointed out the need to layout fabrics with a directional print so you can determine the correct way to cut and piece your block. See the TVMQG Blog for the pattern
a.    ACTION ITEM: All members and guests are asked to consider completing a block and bring it to the July meeting.
  2.    Susan Long did a Quilt As You Go (QAYG) demo which was very informative as well as entertaining. She provided the following link for additional information on the technique www.thequiltingedge.com. Go to tutorials and then QAYG introduction.


  Upcoming Meeting Dates/Information



NOTE: The next meeting is our Christmas in July meeting at Jane Rowland's home - July 20th, at 6:30 pm. Jan Prytz will be sending out an email with the address to members.

 

 

  Upcoming BOM presentations and BOM Construction requirements


NOTE:  The block can be made in any fabric color desired, but with a low volume background fabric. The instructions are on the TVMQG Blog. Block needs to be completed to measure 12.5". 

                     July - Jan Prytz      

                     September - Madelyn

Sunday, June 18, 2017

May Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

  Meeting Information -Monthly Meeting

 

Date:              May 18, 2017                

Location:        Primitive Gatherings, Murrieta, CA          Time: 6:30 PM         

Attendees:     9 Members, 3 Guests

Board Members Present:  Jan Prytz, Jessica Rittgarn, Maritza Farr, Colleen Molen, Angelica Jones
Board Member Absent: Susan Long

  Meeting Discussion


  1.    Jan Prytz, the President, informed the group of the following:
a.    Need volunteers for future BOMs. Madelyn volunteered for September.
b.    Raffle ticket process - raffle tickets will be given for attending the meeting, turning in a charity block, and show and tell participation.
c.    Blog interviewees are needed. Please contact Angelica if you are interested in being selected, otherwise Angelica will randomly select members for upcoming interviews.
d.    Our meeting invitation cards have been updated and slightly revised. Please take some with you and feel free to share with shops you visit and others you encounter who may be interested in attending our meetings.
e.    Meeting today will consist of two show and tells - the regular show and tell AND our Challenge Show and Tell (solids challenge).
f.      NEW Challenge - make a quilted item inspired from a photo. Can be any type of quilted item, not just a quilt. Jan shared a picture that inspired her quilt project. The New Challenge project will be due at the October meeting. See the TVMQG Facebook page meeting post for a picture of her project.
g.    QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt - if we decide as a guild to participate we will need a Chair and a person to head the design committee. Theme is Modern Take on Traditional. Palette for the challenge was also shared. The Chair is responsible for filling out the MQG form indicating that we are participating. The finished quilt is returned to our guild so we can use it for a charity.
                                               i.     ACTION ITEM: Jan will inquire at the June meeting for Quiltcon Charity Quilt Chair and Design Committee volunteers.
h.    We are trying to have a Christmas in July get together, but are in need of a location. The plan is to hold the event on July 20th at 6:30pm (same time as our regular meeting).  More information will be provided at our June meeting since we still don't have a location for the event. Plan is to exchange hot pads or pot holders. 
i.       Jan sent out a survey and is requesting that those who received the survey respond. This will help her with the planning for our guild.
  2.    Treasurer's Report - Tax forms have been submitted and accepted by the IRS. Current fund balance is $824.74.
  3.    QuiltCon 2018 registration opens June 2017.  Hotel information has been posted by the MQG, so call and make reservations as needed. Also, QuiltCon needs volunteers, so please consider responding to their call for volunteers.
  4.     Raffle Ticket WINNERS - Primitive Gatherings Gift Card - Judy, MQG Water Bottle and Bag - Natalie, Jelly Roll + - Angelica. Congratulations ladies!

  Show and Tell Solids challenge


Jan, Natalie, and Maritza shared their solids challenge quilts. See the TVMQG Facebook page meeting post for pictures of the solids quilts shared at the meeting and information.

 

  Show and Tell

Name/ Description of Shared Item - All beautiful and creative projects shared! The group enjoyed seeing all them too!  See our TVMQG Facebook page meeting post for pictures and information on each of the projects shared at the meeting.

  1.    Linda Bretton
  2.    Susanne O'Hara
  3.    Sue Gillaspie
  4.    Natalie Pollard
  5.    Judy Neilio
  6.    Colleen Molen
  7.    Angelica Jones
  8.    Jessica Rittgarn

  Presentations


  1.    BOM Woven Chevron presented by Natalie. She recommends that seams be pressed open to prevent seam build up. Patterns uses HSTs. See the TVMQG Blog for the pattern.  Square up blocks as you go.
a.    ACTION ITEM: All members and guests are asked to consider completing a block and bring it to the June meeting.
  2.    AccuQuilt Go Cutter and dies demonstrated by Natalie. She discussed how to prepare fabric. Several members tried out the cutter and were impressed with the ease of use and its precision cutting especially with more complex shapes that are difficult to rotary cut. The cutter is available online and Maritza shared that Moores Sewing in Temecula (on Ynez) also carries the cutter.


  Upcoming Meeting Dates/Information


Third Thursday of the month at Primitive Gatherings in Murrieta, June 15th, at 6:30 pm 

Susan Long will demo Quilt as You Go. 

 

  Upcoming BOM presentations and BOM Construction requirements


NOTE:  The block can be made in any fabric color desired, but with a low volume background fabric. The instructions are on the TVMQG Blog. Block needs to be completed to measure 12.5". 

                     June - Maritza       
                     September - Madelyn