Wednesday, January 4, 2017

February Monthly Meeting 2017

Since the Winter Retreat filled up so quickly, we are having an extra meeting in February! This meeting will be exactly like a regular monthly meeting with Show and Tell. It is an open sewing day, so be sure to bring a project to work on!


When:
  
Sunday February 19th, 2017 @ 1pm-4pm


Where: The Sewing Speakeasy
803 Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis IN 46220
Look for the double red doors that lead up to a loft space.
Parking: meter parking is free on Sundays. There is also a large lot around the corner in front of the Post Office.

What:  
  • Announcements
  • Show & Tell
    • Bring a project to share (does not have to be finished).
  • Sewing Day!
    • Bring your machine and a project to work on!
  • 2017 Membership Dues
    • Don't forget about membership dues for 2017 if you haven't paid yet!
    • Dues are $35 for the year.
    • You may pay by cash, check, or PayPal.
      • If you choose PayPal, our guild's Paypal email is indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com Please choose the "Send Money to Friends and Family" option when using PayPal.
    • Also make sure to fill out the RENEWAL form if you are a returning member OR the NEW MEMBER form if you are a new member for 2017.

Monday, December 12, 2016

January IMQG Monthly Meeting - NOTE: The New location!!!

When:
January 15, 2017
2pm-5pm

Where:
Trinity Church
6151 Central Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Agenda: 
1. Welcome & Introduction
2. Announcements
3. Show and Tell
4. Quilty Goals for 2017 with Molly
5. Unfinished Projects and Orphan Block Swap

What to Bring:
- Show and Tells
- Unfinished Projects
- Rough idea of "Quilty goals"

Swap:  Feel free to bring any unfinished projects you won't be completing or orphan blocks that you wish to swap/giveaway with other members.  

Reminder:  Don't forget your 2017 dues! 

Friday, December 9, 2016

2017 Winter Retreat

It's time for another epic IMQG Retreat! Here are a few details about the 2017 IMQG Winter Retreat in February.

When: First Weekend in February

  • Check In: Friday, February 3, 2015 @ 3pm
  • Check Out: Monday, February 6, 2015 @ 11am


Where: The Brown County Cabins



Other Important Details:

  • This retreat is a IMQG Member-Only Retreat. You must have your dues paid for 2017!
  • Space at the retreat is limited to 12 for the entire weekend. (Members are welcome to join us either Saturday or Sunday during the day only)
  • Cost: $85/person A Deposit of $50 is required to reserve a spot at the retreat. (The deposit will then goes towards the final cost of $85)
  • This Retreat will be an Open-Sew event. You are welcome to bring your own projects to work on throughout the weekend.
  • We will be sending out an email in January to those who reserved a spot at the retreat. This email will include detailed information about the planned activities, food organization, and equipment organization.
  • The weekend will be pitch-in style. The cabins are equipped with a full kitchen, but we must bring our own food. More details about this in the January email.
  • To help prevent too much stuff, we will be organizing a sign up to bring ironing boards, irons, folding tables and chairs, etc. More details about this in the January email as well.
  • All linens are provided.

Monday, October 31, 2016

December Monthly Meeting 2016: Holiday Party


When:  Sunday December 4, 2016 from 1-4pm


Where: We will be meeting at Lisa's House. 3847 E. 62nd  St. Indianapolis IN. There should be plenty of parking in the driveway. Only park on the street if necessary, please!

What:  Holiday Party!!
  • Announcements
  • Show & Tell
    • Bring a project to share (does not have to be finished).
  • Holiday Treats
    • Bring an edible holiday treat to share with the group.
  • Swap & Steal
    • Bring a fat quarter bundle of 4 fat quarters
      • A NOTE ON FABRIC
        • Bundles can be any color, print, or solid
        • Must be "quilt shop quality" quilting cotton
        • Must be Modern Fabric (no civil war, novelty, batik, etc.)
    • Wrap your bundle so we can't see the fabric inside (i.e. gift wrapping or paper sack)
    • We will draw numbers to choose bundles.
    • On your turn you can either keep the bundle you draw or "swap"/"steal" with the person that drew directly in front of you.
  • 2017 Membership Dues
    • We will be collecting membership dues for 2017
    • Dues are $35 (an increase from 2016 by $5)
    • Dues have been increased so that we can find a bigger and better location for our monthly meetings since our guild is growing!
    • If you have already paid dues for 2017 before Oct 30, 2016 you do NOT need to pay the extra $5. A reward for paying early!
    • You may pay by cash, check, or PayPal.
      • If you choose PayPal, our guild's Paypal email is indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com Please choose the "Send Money to Friends and Family" option when using PayPal.
    • Also make sure to fill out the RENEWAL form if you are a returning member OR the NEW MEMBER form if you are a new member for 2017.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

2017 Membership Renewals

It's time to start thinking about membership renewals for 2017 year.   If you are ready to renew, just a few things to note:
  • Membership dues have increased for the year Jan-Dec 2017. They are now $35 (a $5 increase from last year.
    • Side Note: If you have already paid dues for 2017 before Oct 30, 2016 you do NOT need to pay the extra $5.
  • We have increased the dues this year in order to find better locations for our monthly meeting spaces. Our guild is growing and we need bigger spaces!! Hooray!
  • Membership allows you to attend meetings, swaps, retreats, participate in MQG (the parent guild) fabric challenges, and other great benefits. 
  • You can fill out your membership renewal form here
  • If you want to pay via PayPal use the guild's email indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com and make sure to select "Send Money to Friends and Family".
  • If you want to renew by check please still complete the renewal form online and indicate you are mailing your renewal fees.  Then mail the check to Indy Modern Quilt Guild at PO Box 20254, Indianapolis, IN 46220. 
If you have any questions about renewals please email us.
We are looking forward to a great year with lots of inspiration and some fun programming!  

If you are a new member please see the information about becoming a member here.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

November IMQG Monthly Meeting

Edited on 10/31/16 to include information on 2017 Membership Dues. See last bullet point for details.

When: Sunday, November 20, 2016 @1pm-4pm

Where:  the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave. It's in the building just about 1/4 of a block away from the shop, enter in the back. Head North along Mass Ave past Crimson Tate. Turn right at the alley (Natural Born Juicers is on the corner of the building). We are the door on the back of the building with a window.
There is street parking (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking.

What:
+Announcements

+Show and Tell: Bring an item (finished or still in progress) to show the group!

+Group Trunk Show: We would like to do a group trunk show with all of the current members of IMQG. Please bring your favorite project you made (or are still working on) from 2016. We love seeing projects made by IMQG members from start to finish!

+Block Tutorials: We will be doing 3 block tutorials. The 3 blocks include:
  • Flying Geese block (with minimal scraps)
  • Improv Block Piecing
  • A "Quick Curve Ruler" block
    • The QCR was created by Jenny of "Sew Kind of Wonderful" as way to easily create quilt blocks with easy to sew curves.
If you would like to make the blocks along with the tutorial, you are welcome to bring your machine, cutting supplies, etc. However, sewing along with the tutorials is completely optional.

+2017 Membership Dues
  • We will be collecting membership dues for 2017
  • Dues are $35 (an increase from 2016 by $5)
  • Dues have been increased so that we can find a bigger and better location for our monthly meetings since our guild is growing!
  • If you have already paid dues for 2017 before Oct 30, 2016 you do NOT need to pay the extra $5. A reward for paying early!
  • You may pay by cash, check, or PayPal.
    • If you choose PayPal, our guild's Paypal email is indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com Please choose the "Send Money to Friends and Family" option when using PayPal.
  • Also make sure to fill out the RENEWAL form if you are a returning member OR the NEW MEMBER form if you are a new member for 2017.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Board Nominations for 2017


Here are the Board Nominations for 2017

Katie Burford
Molly Isenbarger
Darcie Mair
Michele Farley
Erika Nickens

We are still accepting nominations up until the October meeting (where we will hold the election). 
You are welcome to nominate yourself! 
The new board members terms will run from January 2017 to December 2017.