Monday, July 30, 2018

Aug 18 | Paducah Field Trip!!



Announcing our Paducah Field Trip! Planned for Saturday, August 18, we are replacing our annual shop hop with a jaunt that's a bit further afield. We're planning on leaving at 7 a.m. for a visit to the National Quilt Museum, Hancocks of Paducah, and more! Please plan on an all-day trip, and all day fun!

If you're interested in going, please sign-up here! We are asking for volunteer drivers from different parts of town - so if you can, please let us know in the form.

Once we have a bit more information about carpooling, we'll send out an email to let everyone know. Can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kelly Young Sept. 15 Lecture + Stash Statement Improv Class

Music City Modern Quilt Guild MQG Kelly Young Lecture, Trunk Show, Class


Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation and author of Stash Statement will be giving a lecture and Trunk Show at our Sept. 15 meeting followed by the Stash Statement Improv Technique Workshop! Both the lecture & class are open to non-member registration, so everyone is welcome to attend our meeting, the lecture, and the class! Our meeting will kick-off at 10 a.m. with business and show & tells before moving on to the lecture. Space for the lecture & workshop is limited, so sign-up today! 

If you have questions, please contact us at musiccitymodernquilters@yahoo.com.

Location | 
Detailed directions will be e-mailed prior to the workshop
First Presbyterian Church
101 Legends Club Lane
Franklin, TN 37069


Saturday | Sept. 15

Lecture + Trunk Show
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch Break | Lunch is not provided, but the class location is easily accessible to some great options! Or feel free to "brown-bag" it!

Stash Statement Improv Technique Workshop
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

MCMQG Members: $35*
Non-Members: $55*

*The Registration price includes a copy of Kelly's book, Stash Statement! If you have a copy already, please contact us.

**Note!! Select the option to join our guild on the registration form and save $5 on your lecture & workshop registration - plus, we're awesome all year 'round!

Learn more about Kelly on her website.



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Saturday, July 14, 2018

June Meeting Recap | Show & Tell and Community Service Sew

We had a great time at our June meeting & community service sew! As always we started off with some amazing show and tell from our members!






















We followed up our show and tell with a Community Service project, sewing Fidget Quilts! Altogether, we had 20 fidget quilt "kits", which we exchanged "block swap" style - each participant getting blocks to add fidget items to. We finished 17 quilts during the meeting, with the extra kits going home with members who wanted to finish them! Several quilts were taken by members for family and friends, and the rest will be donated!










Thanks to everyone who participated for all your hard work! If you'd like to find out more about fidget quilts, this is the resource we used: https://www.missouriquiltco.com/land/mansewing/fidget-quilt/index.html?utm_campaign=qt_tms_131 (and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhojSOjTAn4)

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes from June 2018

MCMQG Board of Directors Annual Meeting
June 2018
Minutes


  1. Treasurer Report
    • Katie reported that the guild currently has approximately $1500 in the bank.

2.  New MQG schedule
    • MQG has increased dues by 20%.  Currently the MCMQG dues are $45. It was decided that dues for 2019 will remain $45 with the guild absorbing the extra fees to the MQG.  The board may re-visit this issue for the 2020 dues.

3.  Social Media/potential website update
    • The need to replace Facebook as the main form of communication within the guild was discussed.  Spokt has been proposed as a good alternative and Bridgette will bring a sample for demonstration to the June meeting.  Maria will look into another alternative. The board will re-visit when more information is available.

    • Emily has generously offered to create a new website for the guild.  The price of the website is $250 for 3 years and there will be a $60 one time fee for a Wordpress template.  The board voted to approve the expenses. The domain name will be MCMQG.com if it is available.  Emily will also design a new logo for the guild. The current plan is for the website to be finished by early fall 2018.

4. Bylaws
    • The current bylaws were reviewed.  The board is proposing changes to four bylaws.  Please review the proposed changes in a separate google sheet and be prepared to vote on them electronically

5. 2018 Plan Review
a. June - Fidget quilts
b. July - Open sew and destash garage sale
c. Aug - Shop Hop to Paducah
Look for sign ups for car-pooling and museum/store options
d. Sept - Kelly Young lecture and class
The fee for members attending the class is $40 (includes book)
The trunk show will be free for members
The fee for non-members is $60 class and trunk show (includes book)
Business and Show & Tell will take place prior to Kelly’s lecture (10-11 a.m.)
e. Oct - Election and Annual Planning/open sew
f. Nov - Class on reverse appliqué by Jane Ewald
g. Dec - Party and Secret Santa
Stefanie will send out Secret Santa sign ups in July

6.  Feb. 2019 Quiltcon
a. Charity quilt MQG
Debby registered the guild and Jayne Willis will design the quilt.  The guild will
purchase the fabric.
b. Knox/Chatt quilts of TN exhibit
The Knoxville and Chattanooga MQG’s are going to be designing their Quiltcon
Charity quilt based on the book “The Quilts of Tennessee: Images of Domestic
Life Prior to 1930” by Merikay Waldvogel and Bets Ramsey (2 local quilt
authors).  The quilts will be displayed together in a special exhibit along with
the book.  The board voted to join the other guilds in this exhibit.
c. Space for MCMQG exhibit
Katie has been in touch with a new downtown Nashville shop owner who may
be willing to let us exhibit quilts from our guild members during Quiltcon.  She
will update us as she gets more information.

7. Speakers 2019
    • It was proposed that we have local speakers in 2019 due to Quiltcon.

8. Retreat 2019
    • It was proposed that we have a retreat in January 2019 and 2020.  Stefanie will send out a poll to gauge interest in a January 2019 retreat.

9. Committees

    • Three new committees were created:
      • Charity committee - Emily will direct with Evelyn helping
      • Classes committee - Maria will direct with Katie H. helping
      • Retreat/Swaps committee - Stefanie will direct with Lee Ann helping

Proposed ByLaw changes


Proposed By-Law Changes
June 2018



Currently Reads:

3.6 Election of Directors
A person who meets any qualification requirements to be a Director and who has been duly nominated bay be elected as a Director.  Directors shall be elected by a majority vote of those Directors at a Board meeting at which a quorum is present. Each Director shall hold office until a successor is elected and qualified. A Director may be elected to succeed himself or herself as Director.

Proposed Change:

3.6 Election of Directors
A person who meets any qualification requirements to be a Director and who has been duly nominated bay be elected as a Director.  Directors shall be elected by a majority vote of guild members at a meeting at which a quorum is present.  Each Director shall hold office until a successor is elected and qualified. A Director may be elected to succeed himself or herself as Director.



Currently Reads:

3.10 Resignation
Any director may resign at any time by delivering written notice to the Secretary or President of the Board of Directors. Such resignation shall take effect upon receipt or, if later, at the time specified in the notice.

Proposed Change:

3.10 Resignation
Any director may resign at any time by delivering notice to the Secretary or President of the Board of Directors. Such resignation shall take effect upon receipt or, if later, at the time specified in the notice.





Currently Reads:

7.4 Term of Office; Removal; Filling of Vacancies
Officers shall hold a 1 year term.

Proposed Change:

7.4 Term of Office; Removal; Filling of Vacancies
Officers shall hold a 2-year term, for a maximum of 2 consecutive terms.  Officers will be elected on a rotating basis with President and Secretary being elected the same year; and Treasurer and Vice President being elected the following year.  Thus avoiding all 4 offices being filled in the same calendar year. Nothing will prevent a former officer for running for another office or running for the same office after a 2-year period.




Currently Reads:

9.2 Disbursement of Funds
Management may dispense with the funds of the Guild in accordance with the annual budget approved by the Board of Directors and the purposes of the Guild as set out in the Certificate of Formation and these bylaws.  Financial transactions with the value of $50.00 or more that are not in the annual budget require majority approval of the Board of Directors, or Executive Committee if a majority of the Board of Directors is not immediately available to vote on the transaction.  Notwithstanding the above, all cheeks of more than $100.00 disbursing funds from any of the Guild’s accounts require the signatures of at least two of the following: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or key management personnel.

Proposed Change:

9.2 Disbursement of Funds
Management may dispense with the funds of the Guild in accordance with the annual budget approved by the Board of Directors and the purposes of the Guild as set out in the Certificate of Formation and these bylaws.  Financial transactions with the value of $50.00 or more that are not in the annual budget require majority approval of the Board of Directors, or Executive Committee if a majority of the Board of Directors is not immediately available to vote on the transaction.  Notwithstanding the above, all cheeks of more than $100.00 disbursing funds from any of the Guild’s accounts require approval via E-mail of at least two of the following: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or key management personnel.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fat Quarter Challenge Reveal

Our May meeting was the deadline for our fat quarter challenge.  Earlier this year, members were given these four adorable Cotton and Steel fat quarters:



Members who took the challenge were encouraged to add another fabric to the collection and make something of their choosing.  Here are the results of the challenge:









These ladies all did an amazing job making something out of the fat quarters just right for themselves.  If you have challenge fabric and haven't finished, keep going! We would love to see what everyone comes up with.

Before our open sew we had our monthly show and tell.  As usual, our members' show and tell did not disappoint!
















We are looking forward to meeting again this Saturday, June 16th for our charity sew-where we will be making fidget quilts.  If you have been making blocks, be sure to bring them with you.  If you didn't get a chance to make blocks, bring your sewing machine anyway.  We could use help putting all the blocks together.