Tuesday, February 27, 2018

February 2018 Meeting Minutes




Meeting Minutes

Meeting Information -Monthly Meeting     

 

Date:                 February 15, 2018              

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

Attendees:       17 Members, 0 Guests                              

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

Meeting Discussion


1.    Jan Prytz, the President, informed the group of the following:
a.    A year-end drawing for a 2019 TVMQG membership will be held at our Christmas Party.  Everyone who does a “BOM” presentation or “how-to” presentation at a meeting in 2018 will be in the drawing.
b.    Shared an idea for stretching the charity blocks to make 10 quilts instead of only five quilts: showed an example of an asymmetric border around fewer blocks, and/or Jan could cut kits and hand out kits to members to help assemble quilts.
2.   Paint Chip Challenge Show and Tell:
a.    Jan shared an arrow quilt she made.  She was inspired by a quilt she saw at QuiltCon a few years ago.
b.    Madelynn shared some blocks she made using a pattern Judy shared.
c.    Jessica shared a quilt she made using a modified churndash pattern she found.
d.    Jane shared a couch quilt she made with a 60˚ triangle and Imperial fabric.
e.    Susan shared a wall quilt she made.  She was inspired by a photo of some grain silos she found on Instagram.  She actually had to use math when planning out her design!
f.     Maritza made two mats using a Whirlpool Accuquilt pattern.  She did some experimenting with the quilting pattern, and was successful!

3.    Raffle Ticket WINNERS -
          Linda Bretton
          Wendy VanEman
          Susan Long

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 shared two quilts to show idea for stretching our charity blocks from five quilts to 10 quilts.
2.    Maritza shared a whole cloth quilt she made using navy blue fabric and a light colored thread for the quilting.
3.    Nancy shared some hand embroidery she did using off-white fabric and red thread.  She made three pieces using snowman designs and one piece using a bunny design.
4.    Patricia shared two Frida purses and a cosmetic bag she made.
5.    Wendy shared an oversized bag she made from blue and white floral fabric.
6.    Sherry made to small quilts under Wendy’s instruction.  She’s learning to quilt.
7.    Linda attended the Beautiful Background Fillers, Narrow Borders, and Backgrounds classes by Margaret Solomon-Gunn and brought in her finished products from the classes.
8.    Susan Long shared a mug rug she made from the scraps she collected when making her microwave bowls.

Presentations


1.    BOM is arrows, inspiration for the "Giving Quilt" presented by Jan Prytz. Jan informed us the pattern will make a weird shape at one point, but this is normal.  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 March meeting.
2.    Microwave bowl – Susan long showed us how to make microwave bowl using a pattern from Linds Mayland (@lindsmayland).  Soup Bowl Cozy Pattern can also be found at Happy Hour Stitches

 

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.    Colleen will be doing the BOM presentation for the March meeting

2.    March meeting will be held on the 15th at Primitive Gatherings. Bring your catchup BOMs, your February BOM, your fabric strips, rope (unless Susan is buying your rope), and your machine for the rope bowl demo.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Janurary 2018 Meeting Minutes



Meeting Minutes

Meeting Information -Monthly Meeting

Date: January 18, 2018
Location: 8-Bit Restaurant, Murrieta, CA          Time: 6:30 PM
Attendees: 11 Members/Guests   
Board Members Present: Jan Prytz, President; Jessica Rittgarn, Vice President; Madelynn MacRunnel, Treasurer; Angelica Jones, Social Media;  Susan Long, Charity Quilts
Board Member Absent:  Taylor Darby, Secretary

Meeting Discussion

1.    Jan Prytz, the President, conducted an informal meeting due to the unexpected change in the meeting location. The following was discussed/shared:
    1. First batch of charity quilts, approximately 5, will be donated to Jacob's House. The next batch will go to Arbor Hospice.
    2.  
    3. Jessica Rittgarn will be coordinating meeting ideas this year, so let her know if you have any ideas. Also, let her know if you would like to do a presentation or if you know of someone who is interested. Our calendar currently has 4 openings.
    4.  
    5. The March meeting will be a rope bowl sew-in project. Bring a sewing machine that can do a zig zag stitch. At the February meeting, Susan Long will collect $10.50 for those wishing for her to purchase your rope. Members are free to purchase their rope as well.
    6.  
    7. Show and Tell - several members shared projects, but we were most impressed with Angelica's 7 year old daughter, Isabela, who shared a lovely quilt top and mug rug.
    8.  
    9. QuiltCon Charity quilt was longarm machine quilted by NancyThomas. Angelica Jones volunteered to apply the binding and deliver the quilt to Colleen Molen for QuiltCon before the deadline.
    10.  
    11. July Meeting will be a Jelly Roll Quilt top charity sew-in in lieu of a meeting; to be held at Primitive Gatherings. A second sew-in was also discussed, and would be held at Jane Rowland's home. For both sew-ins members will need to use a 42 strip jelly roll in order to achieve the desired size quilt top. More details will follow for each sew-in.
2.    Treasurer's Report - General and Charity Quilt Fund $1,091.44.



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.    BOM sign-up list will be distributed at the February meeting. A BOM will be shown in February for submission in March. Please bring all unfinished blocks to the February meeting, use this as an opportunity to catch up on your blocks. Also, if you have any orphan blocks or blocks that can be modified to 12.5 inches, please consider donating these as well.
2.    TVMQG now has a Pinterest account and one of the boards is 12" blocks.
1.     

FEBRUARY MEETING - will be held on the 15th at Primitive Gatherings. Bring your catch-up BOMs, your Paint Chip Challenge project, and $10.50 if you wish for Susan Long to purchase your rope for the March meeting project. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

November 2017 Meeting Minutes



Meeting Minutes


Meeting Information -Monthly Meeting



Date: November 16, 2017

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

Attendees: 12 Members, 7 Guests

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


Meeting Discussion



  1. Jan Prytz, the President, informed the group of the following:
    1. MQG has sent several emails reminding members that they must claim their free four-day pass for QuiltCon 2018 before November 30th. After November 30th, members must pay for day show tickets or four-day passes. Member discounts on workshops and lectures also expire on this date. There are still open seats in several classes - check the MQG site - link in Community. Deadline for entries is also November 30th. Learn how to submit and details at quiltconentry.com
    2. Next meeting is our Christmas Party. It will be at Primitive Gatherings on December 21. Bring finger foods for our "lite" potluck. Jessica will be conducting an ice breaker too. Please bring a mug with a mug rug for a brown bag gift exchange. Gifts will be passed around like last time. Blind swap!
    3. TVMQG has already registered with MQG that we are participating in the QuiltCon Charity Quilt.
    4. Board member elections - two new Board members voted in - Treasurer Madelyn MacRunnel; and Secretary Taylor Darby. Continuing in office are Jan Prytz, President; and Vice-President Jessica Rittgarn. Committee Chairs are Angelica Jone, Social; and Susan Long, Charity Quilts.
  2. Treasurer's Report - General Fund $824.31 and Charity Quilt Fund $106.
  3. QuiltCon Charity Quilt Sew Day - will be December 2 at Colleen's home. Nancy Thomas volunteered to quilt the quilt top once completed. Susan Long volunteered to machine bind the quilt. Colleen will be sending an email approximately one week prior with details for the Sew Day.
  4. Paint Chip Challenge - See rules posted on the TVMQG blog. Members who had not selected paint chips last month were given an opportunity to select paint chips to draw - could pick 2 or 3; can add another color; can add a neutral. Can be prints or solids. Projects can be anything quilted. Projects are due February 2018.
  5. Pincushion Swap - two members participated and exchanged pincushions (Patricia and Jessica).


  1. Raffle Ticket WINNERS -
Fat Quarters - Jessica
Primitive Gatherings Gift Card - Madelynn
Tote and Goodies - Patti


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. Maritza Farr - made two additional blocks for the original magazine photo challenge.
  2. Angelica Jones - shared mug rugs she is making for someone's Christmas presents.
  3. Nancy DiLeva - shared a baby vintage quilt with embroidery, pintucks, lace, etc.
  4. Nancy Thomas - shared a quilt that won second place in the North Dakota Quilt Guild show. Also shared a quilt top completed from a kit - red, white and blue for her daughter who is in the Navy.
  5. Colleen Molen - went to Oregon last weekend to quilt and shared a Cotton + Steel Flying Geese Quilt top.
  6. Jessica Rittgarn - used a pattern from Primitive Gatherings to make a snowman for Christmas wall decor.
  7. Patti Zimmerman - wore a quilted jacket made using a See N Sew pattern and Treasure Hunt fabric from Primitive Gatherings. Also, shared pillow covers and paper pieced triangles. (Jan will send link to the paper pieced triangles blog.)
  8. Susan Long - shared her magazine challenge quilt inspired by a picture of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Picture was from the Costco magazine. Also shared two Christmas wall hangings she did as a pattern tester for Quilt Art. On the latter she used machine applique.
  9. Linda Bretton - she went to the Houston International Quilt Show. She also brought a quilt she made a few years ago - Garden Applique (needle turn).
  10. Bonnie Hallett - shared quilt she made in her Craftsy class.

presentations



  1. BOM "Kings Crown" presented by Judy Nielo.  See the TVMQG Blog for the pattern.  
    1. ACTION ITEM: All members and guests are asked to consider completing a block and bring it to the December meeting.
  2. How We Bind - Angelica, Colleen, Maritza and Jan shared how they bind their quilts. Each had a different approach.
  3. Fat Quarter Game - Jan explained the rules and attendees were broken up into two groups. Everyone enjoyed themselves - lots of laughter.  

 

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".  


December Meeting  - December 2, 6:30PM at Primitive Gatherings
Maritza - BOM
Christmas Party - bring finger foods

Monday, October 23, 2017

October 2017 Meeting Minutes



Meeting Minutes


Meeting Information -Monthly Meeting



Date: October 19, 2017

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

Attendees: 8 Members, 6 Guests

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


Meeting Discussion



  1. Jan Prytz, the President, informed the group of the following:
    1. By-law changes - no feedback received as to changes needed. If you notice any need for changes, please let Jan know.
    2. The next Board meeting is November 2, 6:30pm at the 8-Bit Brewery.
    3. Our next meeting will be held on November 16th - items to be covered include Election of officers, Fat Quarter Game, BOM by Judy, and How we Bind (Binding Think Tank for all to share their techniques)
    4. Raffle ticket - raffle tickets will be given for attending the meeting, turning in a charity block, and show and tell participation.
    5. Christmas Party will be at Primitive Gatherings on December 21. Bring finger foods. Please bring a mug with a mug rug for a brown bag gift exchange. Gifts will be passed around like last time.
    6. Pincushion Swap will be held at the November meeting. If you wish to participate, make a pincushion to exchange. Place pincushion in a brown paper bag for exchange.  Members who want to participate in the pincushion exchange are Colleen, Natalie, Drew and Jessica.
  2. Colleen Molen, the Treasurer reported on the 2018 Nominations - Madelynn for Treasurer and Taylor Darby for Secretary.
  3. Treasurer's Report - No report this meeting.
  4. Magazine Photo Challenge - members were to use a photograph and interpret it into a quilt. (See TVMQG blog for the pictures)
    1. Jan - used a photo of corn on the cob and cleverly interpreted with beautiful fabrics and colors.
    2. Maritza - was inspired by a painting her cousin posted of African tribal women. She used different fabrics with a tribal flair to interpret the figures.
  5. Paint Chip Challenge - See rules posted on the TVMQG blog. Members were provided with paint chips to draw - could pick 2 or 3; can add another color; can add a neutral. Can be prints or solids. Projects can be anything quilted. Projects are due February 2018.


  1. Raffle Ticket WINNERS -
Decals - Patricia
Maritza - Fabric
Angelica - Fabric Triangles
Linda - 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. Natalie Pollard - used AccuQuilt clam die. Collected fabrics in similar color and used minky for backing, loved by all.
  2. Jane Rowland - saw quilt at QuiltCon and had been waiting for a pattern, so finally decided to create her own. Also pieced a top for a baby quilt.   Both subtle and beautiful quilts.
  3. Linda Bretton - did a one block wonder quilt. Very vibrant and stunning.
  4. Sherry Gilmartin - Very cute purse that she made. They sell their items at the Temecula Fun Days.
  5. Patricia Cooper - made a beautiful Halloween quilt with a fabric panel.
  6. Angelica Jones - made a Halloween quilt for herself with lots of very intricate and beautiful paper piecing.

presentations



  1. BOM "Spools" presented by Angelica Jones. She provided information on the BOM rules and how to access the pattern.  See the TVMQG Blog for the pattern.  
    1. ACTION ITEM: All members and guests are asked to consider completing a block and bring it to the November meeting.
  2. Linda Bretton demonstrated how to make the One Block Wonder - which was very intriguing. Linda explained fabric selection and repeat designs, pros and cons with different fabrics due to number of colors or pattern, need four to five yards of the fabric to be used for your quilt. She uses a 60 degree sharp pointed ruler. Do NOT prewash your fabrics because when you layer the fabric for cutting designs must perfectly align. Suggested book - One Block Wonders.

Upcoming Meeting Dates/Information


NOTE: The next meeting is at Primitive Gatherings, Murrieta, November 16th 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. November Meeting
Demo - Binding Think Tank (members volunteer to demo how they complete their binding)
Judy - BOM
Election of Officers
  1. December Meeting
December 21 at Primitive Gatherings
Maritza - BOM
Christmas Party will be held during the meeting - bring finger foods