Meeting Minutes

2022
January // February // March // April

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Highlights from April 2022 Meeting

Program: Longarm Quilting with Karyn Dornemann - Modern & Traditional

Karyn described her longarm quilting as one that gives professional results with much less frustration and angst than quilting by hand or regular sewing machine. AND collaboration with the longarm quilter can be fun!

Disadvantages: You may have to wait for the quilt as the quilter has others before you. It can be expensive. You must share credit in the making of the quilt.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Backing has to be 10” overall larger than the top.

  • Cut off the selvage on the back before you piece the back. It makes a difference!!!

  • Batting: She likes Quilters Dream.

  • Use bleached batting for quilts with lots of white.

  • Black batting for dark black quilts.

  • T-shirt quilt – use polyester Quilters Dream, as thin as you can.

www. Karynquilts.com 518-755-6059

There is more to Karyn’s presentation if you want to check out the full minutes.

CDMQG Updates

· New Procedure when attending a meeting: Wear your name tag or use a supplied one.
· June 4th – Brunswick Garden Day - NEED VOLUNTEERS
· June 14th – Brunswick Library and Virtual Trunk Show with Timna Tarr
· September 24th – Zoom – Audrey Esarey Workshop from your home: “Drafting Patterns and Exploring Curves: 5 hour workshop at $50.00 per person, 20 person limit
· Membership is at 61!
· Treasurer’s Report: Budget will become a part of our by-laws. Document will be made available to everyone after it is written and presented to membership.

Next Meeting: Brunswick Community Library, May 10th at 7 pm, in person and on Zoom.

Program is Alix Duggan presenting pattern design for EPP, FPP and Traditional Piecing.

· Challenges: Peace Dove and Sunflower is the block -of-the-month challenge; and our next quarterly challenge is a mini quilt that is inspired by a book cover. Go to our web page for instructions. https://www.capitaldistrictmqg.com/quarterly-challenges.

Book Cover quilt is due JUNE.

Highlights from March 2022 Meeting

Program: Scrappy Trip Around The World

Paula Kordich introduced us to Scrappy “Trip Around the World” quilts with easy instructions. See Full March Minutes to read about it. Also, the list of web instructions and hashtags to find more resources are also in the minutes.

CDMQG Updates

  • Treasurer Report: Funds that came into CDMQG this month are: $1358.11. Full treasury is at $5481. As of the start of this meeting 55 members are fully signed up and paid.

  • New Procedure when attending a meeting: Wear your name tag or use a supplied one!

  • April meeting will be on April 12th, at 7 p.m. back at Brunswick Community Library.

  • Meeting will also be broadcast on Zoom.

  • Karyn Dornemann will discuss quilting from her perspective of a longarm quilter. Please feel free to bring unquilted tops for her to suggest quilting ideas.

  • Challenges: “Mexican Tile Study” is the block challenge.

  • Our next quarterly challenge are mini quilts that are inspired by book covers. Go to our web page for instructions.

  • https://www.capitaldistrictmqg.com/challenges. Book Cover quilt is due JUNE.

Highlights from February 2022 Meeting

Program: Taking the Fear out of Curved Piecing!

Laura Scott delivered a great program on curves. See Full February Minutes to read about it. Also, the list of resources and You Tube tutorials are also in the minutes. https://www.laurascottdesigns.com/

Discussion at March Meeting:
In the Textile Arts: Quilted coats vs. “Quilt” Coats vs. “Textile Art” Coats

  • What would you do if you wanted to make a “quilted” coat?

  • Is it ok to cut up a quilt and use it?

  • What if it is historical like Gee’s Bend quilts?

CDMQG Updates

  • Treasurer Report: Funds that came into CDMQG this month are: $1358.11. Full treasury is at $5481. 38 members are fully signed up and paid.

  • New Procedure when attending a meeting: Wear your name tag or use a supplied one. 4 people came as guests. We have new members! Our membership chair, Lizzie Garavuso, supplied a goodie bag to each new member (those not attending in person, will get their bag) while the person who invited them to join is entered into a raffle for the whole year! Bring in those new members!

  • Charity Connections in Our Community: Albany County Crime Victims and Sexual Violence Center will be the recipient of our quilt based on our “block of the month.” So many of the “Cornered” blocks were made that we may have enough for 2 quilts. Joyce Eves will put it together. Karyn Dornemann will quilt it on her long arm. The quilt will be raffled by the organization to raise funds. Everyone who brought in a block got entered into a raffle. Tara Kordich won the raffle. Congratulations!

  • March meeting will be on March 8th, at 7 p.m. back at Bethlehem Public Library.

  • Meeting will also be broadcast on Zoom.

  • Paula Kordich will teach “Scrappy Trip Around the World” in March.

  • We have two challenges: Using our fat quarters from December meeting incorporated into a quilt – any size (mini is fine) – completed; and one finished block, NOT QUILTED, “Strawberry Wild” using curved piecing. Check out https://www.capitaldistrictmqg.com/challenges. Fat Quarter quilt is due MARCH.

Highlights from January 2022 Meeting

Program: Learn How to EPP

Here are the links that Myra, Karen and Tara shared in their EPP presentation:

  • Internet Resources:

alewivesfabrics.com

talesofcloth.com

thediyaddict.com

ippitydippitydesigns (Instagram)

lydiacheneystudio.etsy.com

paperpieces.com

lilabellelanecreations.com

Craftsy

Pinterest

Instagram (#englishpaperpiecing)

CDMQG Updates

  • Meeting dates were decided from our survey to continue on the second Tuesday of the month.

  • Next meeting will be on February 8th, @ 7 p.m. at the Brunswick Community Library.

  • March meeting will be on March 8th, @ 7 p.m. back at Bethlehem Public Library.

    • Both meetings will also be broadcast on Zoom.

  • By-laws were updated and can be viewed on the Membership page.

  • Programs for the next two meetings are set:

    • Laura Scott will talk about curved piecing in February;

    • Paula Kordich will teach “Trip Around the World” in March.

  • We have two challenges:

    • Using our fat quarters from December meeting incorporated into a quilt – any size (mini is fine) – completed.

    • Make one finished block, NOT QUILTED, 16”x16,” to be incorporated into a charity quilt. Navy is the dominant color. See the Challenges page for instructions.

Archived Meeting Minutes

2021
January // February // March // April // May // November // December

2020
February // June // July, Slides // August, Slides // September // October, Slides // November // December

2019
January // February // March // April // July // September // October // November

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