January 2016 Guild Update

2016 Charity Quilt Group
  • 2016 Guild Membership sign ups have moved online. Please fill out an online membership form and pay your dues using the button on the right hand side of our website. You can pay with a credit without having to sign up for a PayPal account. You can also pay with cash or check; make checks payable to Denver Metro Modern Quilt Guild and give them Andrea Berryhill at the next meeting.
  • Our theme for 2016 is Finding Your Inner Quilt Artist.
  • Our next Sew Day will be on Sunday, January 24th from 11am-4pm at the CU Boulder Maker Space. It will be $5 dollars and free for first time attendees. Parking is free and there is a spot to drop off gear and carts available for transporting your stuff. Andrea Berryhill sent out an email with directions and a map for those attending.
  • In conjunction with a quilting class that Stephanie Ruyle is teaching, she asks that attending Sew Day members be available to assist students if they need help.
  • Stephanie is also hoping to hang a show of her students’ and guild members’ quilts on National Quilt Day, March 19th, at the CU Boulder Maker Space.
  • DMMQG now has an Instagram account. Please follow us and tag us when posting photos about our on-goings.
  • Treasury Report: $303. 65 in the guild bank account, $101.04 coming in and $100.00 coming out.
  • Amy Wade asked for assistance with the Hospitality committee. Please email her at amyrwade at hotmail.com if you are interested.
  • In conjunction with the Hospitality committee, Amy Wade will be organizing a DMMQG Side Walk Sale for May. It will be a fundraiser for the guild. Tables will be $25 dollars each and members can split a table to sell their unwanted fabrics and other sewing-related items. She is trying to find free, covered, centrally located space for the sale. If you know of any, please get in contact with her.
  • Shelby Skumanich announced the acceptance of the DMMQG’s show proposal to the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. The show will be hung in October 2017. She will be doing a presentation about the concept for the show and putting out a call for entries at the February Business Meeting.
  • Christine Perrigo has asked for assistance with the Education Committee. She needs people to help her find and organize educational components for the upcoming year. Please email her at ccpquilt at gmail.com
  • Susan Santistevan presented the DMMQG’s 2016 Charity Quilt. She asks that if you are going to be at QuiltCon 2016, that you make sure to go see all of the charity quilts that were made by the local guilds. She would also like suggestions for charities to donate our quilt to.
  • Andrea Berryhill also submitted a blog entry for our 2016 charity quilt to the national MQG. Keep an eye out for it on their blog.
  • In the spirit of self sewing, Chelsea Camalick O’Hayre has put forth the guild’s first sewing challenge of 2016: make your own name tag for the March meeting. We will be giving away a prize for the best name tag for the challenge.
  • Members who wear their name tags at each months’ business meeting will be entered into a drawing to win a prize at each meeting.
  • Chelsea is also collecting unwanted fabrics for donation to two local quilting groups who make quilts for NICU babies. Please give her your donations at the next business meeting.
  • The Engaged Object: Contemporary Craft as a Catalyst for Change will be opening on Friday, January 23 at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO. The talented and brilliant Chawne Kimber has a piece in the show. The exhibit runs through March 26th.
  • The Rocky Mountain Quilt Musem has a call for entries for their Patchwork Pundits Take on Politics. Please see their Call for Entries page for more information.
  • Treelotta is having a pop-up shop on January 29th from 5pm-8pm and January 30th from 2pm-6pm at 1942 S. Grant Street, Denver, CO 80210.
  • Katie Rapp has two spots left in the hotel rooms she reserved for QuiltCon 2016. Email her if you’re interested.
  • Please take a look at all of the wonderful things our members brought to show and see last night on our Facebook page.