Friday, November 16, 2018

November 2018 Meeting Minutes


Meeting Minutes

Meeting Information -Monthly Meeting


Date: November 15, 2018

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

Attendees: 10 Members, 1 Guest (Yahaira Pelaez)

Board Members Present: Jan Prytz, President; Jessica Rittgarn, Vice President of Meetings; Madelynn MacRunnel, Treasurer; Taylor Darby, Secretary; Angelica Jones, Vice President of Social Media
Board Member Absent: Susan Long, Vice President of Charity Projects

Meeting Discussion


  1. Dreu – announced a Primitive Gatherings deal
    1. Primitive Gatherings is offering a calendar of events with coupons and patterns included for customers who buy $30 or more worth of product.
  2. Jan Prytz – Announcements:
    1. Modern Quilt Guild competition deadline is November 30th
    2. Next meeting is our Christmas party at Primitive Gatherings
      1. The gift exchange item is a soup bowl cozy
      2. Jan posted photos and a pattern on the TVMQG website
      3. We are doing a different method of exchanging gifts so please bring your soup bowl wrapped attractively
      4. Bring snacks to share (munchies)
      5. Bring 3 fat quarters
      6. We will also have a BOM and show and tell, but the format will be more informal than our average meeting.
    3. Dues are $40 and are due to Madelynn in January.
    4. We voted for 2019 officers. Our 2019 officers will be:
      1. Jan Prytz, President
      2. Jessica Rittgarn, Vice President of Meetings
      3. Madelynn MacRunnel, Treasurer
      4. Taylor Darby, Secretary
      5. Angelica Jones, Vice President of Social Media
      6. Susanne O’Hara, Vice President of Charity Projects
    5. There is a local organization called Vina de Lestonnac (or “Sisters”) that hosts quilt retreats.  The board will look into possibly organizing a retreat there.
      1. Tips: don’t book on the weekends because it’s more expensive. Rooms 114, 113, and 101 are the best rooms.
  3. Treasurer’s Report: The account balance as of as of November 15th, 2018 was $1026.10.
  4. Jessica Rittgarn – Announcements:
    1. Our charity quilt sew-in will be December 2nd charity challenge sew day at Jessica’s house.
  5. Raffle Ticket WINNERS:
    1. Jessica Rittgarn: The Men Behind the Quilts calendar
    2. Nancy: Timeless Treasures charm pack
    3. Madelynn: Primitive Gatherings gift card

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. Jan – showed us a quilt she made using fabric she bought while she was in Norway. It is meant to be a quilt to remember her trip by.  She also showed us the finished from the last meeting she submitted to QuiltCon “Two-color Challenge”. Nancy did the quilting.

  2. Jessica – showed us some mini stockings she made using panels from The Piecemakers in Costa Mesa.  The stockings are part of an advent calendar. She also showed us a Disappearing Nine Patch block she made from her scraps.
  3. Nancy – showed us a quilt top she made for her husband using a Frond kit from QuiltCon. The quilt was music themed and had A LOT of little pieces.
  4. Taylor – showed us the finished charity quilt she quilted.
  5. Sue – used her son's old army uniforms to make stockings.  She also showed us a pink and grey chevron quilt she made for her sister using chenille
  6. Linda – made a giant quilt using Hoffman’s “Dream Big” panel she showed us at a previous meeting.
  7. Yahaira – showed us a Christmas advent calendar she made. She also showed us a jellyroll quilt top she made with Angelica’s help.  She also showed us a pink and grey baby quilt top she made.

Presentations


  1. BOM is a paper pieced Christmas Star:  See the TVMQG Blog for the pattern.  
    1. ACTION ITEM: All members are requested to bring in the BOM for next month’s meeting.
    2. REMINDER: instructions are up on the blog.
    3. Block needs to be 12.5 in, but the pattern isn’t 12in. So make a border or find another solution to make it 12.5 inches.
  2. Angelica gave a presentation on paper piecing
    1. When choosing fabric for the project remember; it is more difficult to orient small pieces of fabric and directional fabric. Consider using larger pieces of non-directional, fabric when learning to paper piece.
    2. Print out the pattern.
    3. Check for seam allowance on paper pattern and make sure they are visible.
    4. Note on the paper pattern which fabric will be used for each piece.
    5. Cut out individual sections of the paper pattern making sure not to cut off seam allowances.
    6. Set your machine to a smaller stitch than normally used on your machine. (longer stitches will not perforate the paper enough and the paper will be difficult to tear away when done)
    7. Lay fabric face down.
    8. Sections should be numbered starting with “1”. Find number “1” and place paper piece face up onto the fabric. Cut fabric around a paper piece.
    9. Fasten a piece of fabric to paper however you choose (i.e. hold it, glue it, pin it)
    10. Lay a large piece of fabric for second section face down onto seam between sections “1” and “2” making sure it will cover section “2” when it is flipped back over.
    11. Sew along the line on the paper piece between sections “1” and “2”.
    12. Trim excess fabric in the seam allowance, open seam, and roll flat.
    13. Repeat steps “j” through “l” for the paper piece “3” and sew along the paper line between section “3” and previously sewn piece.
    14. Continue with consecutive pieces until the pattern is finished. Once each subsection is assembled, individual subsections will need to be sewn together along paper seam allowance.
    15. Rip paper out when done.

Upcoming Meeting and BOM presentations


NOTE:  The block can be made in any fabric color desired.   The instructions are on the TVMQG Blog. Block needs to be completed to measure 12.5".  
  1. Bring wrapped soup bowl, 3 fat quarters, BOM, show and tell

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October 2018 Meeting Minutes



Meeting Minutes


Meeting Information -Monthly Meeting


Date: October 18, 2018

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

Attendees: 8 Members, 2 Guests

Board Members Present: Jan Prytz, President; Jessica Rittgarn, Vice President of Meetings; Madelynn MacRunnel, Treasurer; Taylor Darby, Secretary; Susan Long, Vice President of Charity Projects; Angelica Jones, Vice President of Social Media
Board Member Absent: None


Meeting Discussion


  1. Jan Prytz, the President, informed the group of the following:
    1. Dues for 2019 are due at the January meeting and they will be increased to:
      1. $40 for an annual membership
      2. $25 for late memberships (registered after June)
    2. Please nominate board members for next year if you’d like
      1. We will present the nominees to the guild at the November meeting and vote at the December meeting
    3. The last day to turn in the charity quilt to Susan in at the November meeting.
    4. Next board meeting is on November 8th at 8-bit Brewery, and the next guild meeting is November 15th.
  2. Treasurer’s Report: The account balance as of as of October 11th, 2018 was $1051.10.
  3. Jessica Rittgarn, the Vice President of Meetings, informed the group of the following:
    1. Our charity quilt sew-in will be November 4th, 2018
  4. Raffle Ticket WINNERS:
    1. Nancy: The Men Behind the Quilts calendar
    2. Linda: Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle
    3. Susan: Primitive Gatherings gift card

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. Jan – showed us her jellyroll race quilt finished.  It looks like an abstract landscape painting. Jan will be donating it to our guild.

  2. Nancy and Jan – did a two-color quilt challenge together.  Jan pieced and Nancy quilted. This quilt will be entered into the MQG 2019 two-color quilt challenge.
  3. Nancy – showed us her butterfly block of the month.
  4. Madelynn – showed us her butterfly block of the month for September and the charity quilt she finished and donated this month
  5. Debbie – showed us a quilt she made from a quilt kit she found at Needle and a Fabric Stash.  The pattern called for curved piecing and paper piecing, but she found a way to avoid paper piecing using applique instead.
  6. Linda – showed us a quilt she made using salvaged strips from her friend in Oregon.  She was able to make a VERY large king-sized, Christmas-colored, log cabin quilt.


Presentations


  1. BOM is the August block of the month from Boulder Modern Quilt Guild:  See the TVMQG Blog for the pattern.  
    1. ACTION ITEM: All members are requested to bring in the BOM for next month’s meeting.
    2. REMINDER: instructions are up on the blog.
  2. Linda gave a presentation on two-fabric applique
    1. Originated in Hawaii by Nancy Lee Chong, and evolved into a larger international company called Pacific Rim Quilt Company (www.prqc.com)
    2. Linda advises to:
      1. choose colors of fabric with a nice contrast.
      2. choose a marking tool in a color that shows up well.
      3. recently bought a Caterpillar Glow flat lightbox to make tracing the pattern easier.
      4. Linda likes using “straw” needle to applique.
      5. Linda uses a toothpick to turn tight corners.
      6. Use fray check if needed.
    3. Steps:
      1. Layout fabric onto the pattern and pin.
      2. Set up your lightbox configuration and lay fabric/pattern on lightbox workspace.
      3. Draw pattern lines onto fabric moving the fabric over the light source as needed.
        • Make sure to transfer any markings on the pattern that indicate instructions.
        • Mark which sections will end up being cut out and thrown away.
      4. Remove fabric from pattern and place marked fabric onto background fabric and baste generously throughout the piece.


Upcoming Meeting and BOM presentations


NOTE:  The block can be made in any fabric color desired.   The instructions are on the TVMQG Blog. Block needs to be completed to measure 12.5".  

  1. Bring back charity quilts to the November meeting at the latest.
  2. Bring nominations to the November guild meeting