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Meeting Updates for May, June, July 2020 • COVID-19

Updated April 22, 2020

CANCELLED MEETINGS:

May 2: IEMQG General Meeting
June 6: IEMQG General Meeting
July 4: We are dark this month because of the July 4th holiday.
We will evaluate mid-July about whether or not we’ll have a meeting August 2020. Factors influencing our decision as a board were:
• California shut-down guidelines
• Los Angeles City shut-down guidelines
• Riverside City Library shut-down guidelines

We recently had a Zoom meeting as a board, and the minutes are available here as a PDF file (for download):

We’d also like to encourage our members to visit the main Modern Quilt Guild website, to join in their webinars, explore their resources, and keep your quilting interests perking along during this time of no meetings.

Screenshot of MQG website. Each category has lots more to explore!

Please see upcoming posts for news on our IEMQG Challenge, now moving online!

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March 7, 2020 • Meeting Prep for Hands-on Lecture

Our meeting for March 7th will be a hands-on English Paper Piecing (EPP) lecture by Elizabeth Eastmond, of OPQuilt.com. We’ll make a small Dresden plate mini-mini quilt, using scraps from our stash. This is a shortened version of a class she teaches in the Southern California area, so come and learn English Paper Piecing!

Kit fee for this hands-on lecture is $3–please bring exact change, if possible.

Things for you to bring:
1– 5″ x 3″ scraps of fabric in 12 rainbow hues; this will give you a chance to reinforce Simone’s lecture from last month
2–Background fabric scraps (see the dark fill-in around the rainbow points, below) Avoid batiks. They are hard to needle, and often don’t like to ease into place. Another brand I avoid is Art Gallery as their fabric base is similar to a batik. (Both are wonderful for regular quilting, though!)
3–Basic Sewing Supplies: needle, neutral thread (or ring of bobbins in all different colors), scissors and a thimble if you use it. Some also like to use thread conditioner when they hand sew. If you do, bring that as well.
4–Fabric gluestick. I’ll have regular gluesticks available for purchase, but fabric gluesticks are narrower width and water-soluble, too. I like the Fons and Porter brand as it’s less sticky; it is sold at JoAnn’s. Start looking for it now, as they often run out.
5– Kit fee of $3.00–please bring exact change.
6–Paper scissors, for cutting apart your pattern.

Our meeting time is 2 p.m. and it will be in the downtown Riverside Public Library, in Riverside, CA. See the calendar for more info.

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Upcoming Meeting Reminder and Call for Quilts!

Dear Modern Quilters,

This is a reminder to bring one of your modern quilts to display at the Upland Library for Women’s History Month. They will be hanging on banisters over a second story. If you’re wondering what kind of modern quilt to submit, bold quilts will be best. Our own Cathleen Wallace will be speaking on March 14th at 6:00 PM about women who have made quilting their profession in her talk called, “Nevertheless She Persisted.”

Also our next meeting this Saturday will be from 1:00-3:00 at the Ontario Museum of History and Art. Lynn Hanna will be presenting her review of QuiltCon West 2018. For more information about the meeting check out the calendar and home page of our website.  You’ll find a map/directions and more information there.

See you Saturday,
Laura Greene
President, Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild
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March 2018 Meeting Agenda

IEMQG General Meeting Agenda

March 3, 2018
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Historical Council Room; Ontario Museum of History & Art
225 S Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA 91762
  • Welcome – Warm-up
    • “I currently make more modern quilts than traditional?”
  • Committee Reports
    • Programs (Cat Wallace)
      • Upland Library Women’s History Month: Nevertheless, She Persisted March 14th at 6:00 pm – Quilts needed for display!
      • July Program – In need of a Spotlight Quilter Presentation
    • Challenges (Gayle Bennett)
      • April Program – Negative Space Due – Judged by Linda Rasmussen
      • Song Title Challenge
    • Block Lotto (Shelley Wardrop) – Announcement and raffle
    • Sit & Sew Announcement – April 22nd 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Mountain Shadows (Tricia Williams)
    • Upcycling Event (Becky Brekke)
    • Refreshments Sign-up (Pat Klassen)
  • Break: Visit and Snacks
  • Making Meaning of QuiltCon Quilts (Lynn Hanna)
  • Charity (Aimee French)
  • Show and Share
  • Raffles
    • Fat Quarters (Candace Kimball)
    • Name Tag (Pat Klassen)

Remember to bring your Show and Share, Name Tab, Charity Items, and membership fee if you are re-registering this month.  Thanks for joining us!