REMINDERS! Upcycling Event & the MQG Website!

Just a friendly reminder that the Upcycling Event is right around the corner – Saturday, October 6th at Mountain Shadows!  We’ve attached a flyer below for you to share with your friends and family.  Feel free to print a copy and post at any community boards to help spread the word! We look forward to seeing everyone there.

As a reminder this is our ONLY fundraiser this year and the proceeds will help us provide wonderful programs for our guild next year.  Please take time to see how you can help – we can use any surplus fabric (please mark yardage), supplies, tools, books, etc.  In addition, we will have a bake sale during the event and selling any tasty goodies you’d like to bring in support of our fundraising efforts!  Cookies, cake and brownies (please cut so they are ready to serve) or other tasty snack items. 

We wanted to thank everyone that signed-up for a spot to help with our event.  We are close, but could still use a couple extra folks to help with set-up at 9 a.m. and clean-up at 4 p.m..  In the event you’d be able to support us – email us here to sign up!

Also, as mentioned at our last general meeting, the MQG website is new and improved!  As a result of the changes you’ll need to re-register again for access.  The website can be found here and in the event you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for assistance.  The MQG website is a wonderful resource for videos, tutorials, patterns and the latest networking tool ‘Circles’ which we’ve set-up for our guild.  The help page has lots of useful information and can be found on their website at 



A note from Laura – Upcoming September meeting reminders

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
Hans Christian Andersen

As I ponder my Song Challenge quilt, I think that quilting is like music. It allows me to capture emotions and the world through my own venue that words cannot express. Oh, I love fabric! It has so much texture, depth, and choices of design.

I cannot wait to see all of the fascinating quilts our modern guild ladies have created. If you haven’t started, it’s not too late. There is not a size requirement. Also there isn’t a required number of pieces or amount of quilting. This should be a freeing activity, even though it hasn’t been for me. I know I should just let go and enjoy the idea of finishing it. I’m looking forward to hearing your version of music in a quilt.

Most importantly-bring your Upcycling items to the September meeting. They can be new, lightly used, or created by you. Clean out your sewing room of items you don’t use. Make some fabric bags, quilts, or other items that quilters need. Additionally, think about Christmas gifts for friends and relatives.

See you on September 1st at 2 pm in the Grand Terrace Community Center.


Minutes · Minutes General Board

March 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

IEMQG Board Meeting Minutes
March 19, 2018 – 6:30 p.m.
Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts, Ontario Mills Circle

Meeting called to order 6:35pm by Cat Wallace

Old Business:

Committee Reports:

VP Programs-April and future reminders April is Negative Space Challenge curated by Linda Rasmussen, (Jen is in New York week before challenge, so she will not have computer access the week before. She will post on website a reminder on Good Friday.)

May is Transitional Quilter with Laura Greene along with Marsha Schuh for Spotlight Quilter.

June’s guest speaker is Natalie Barns. June is also our birthday celebration. Pat will ask June snack people to make arrangements for a cake. Pat will get plates, forks and napkins.

July is Transitional Quilter by Cat Longarmer and Spotlight Quilter is Carlene.

August is Upscaling Sale coordinated by Becky Brekke

Sept is the Song Challenge

Oct is Sue from Needle in a Fabric Stash.

January, Cat is willing to present “Never the Less She Persisted.” A talk she gave at the Upland Library earlier this month.

VP Communications- no old business

Wants to fine tune FB. Working on the qualifying questions for FB.

Treasurer-no old business

Secretary- no old business

Balance is $xxx.xx All debt is paid.

Up-cycling- no old business

Welcome/Refreshments- no old business

Raffle- no old business

Charity- no old business


Trish to send email to members that haven’t paid yet.

President- 1) Revisit bylaws as jigsaw activity. Each person brings their assigned part to share. Any changes, additions, or policy needs? Bylaws and Policies are tabled for next month. The reviewing process was changed. It will be a group review. We will do section 9 first, followed by a different section the following months. It will be emailed to all members for group discussion at the next meeting.


New Business:


Gayle researched website “Gather at the Hive” in Fallbrook, holds 16 people. Available dates are: 9/21-23 (Third choice), 10/19-21 (First choice), 10/26-28, 11/9-11 (Second choice). $156.25 and provide own food. 10 am Fri-4 pm Sunday. $250 deposit, motion made by Pat, second by Cat. Will provide an interest list at April meeting.

Secretary- thank you notes

Send note to Jessica. Group saw pics of TY cards and decided to keep and use that style. Jen will donate note card stock and Becky will donate envelopes.

President- announcements from member times and appropriateness Wants to put a display of mini-quilts at the Coffee Klatch. Bring minis to June meeting. 120” diameter or smaller. Must have a 4” sleeve from a 9 ½” piece of fabric. Laura to Email Jen instructions for appropriate sleeve to post on website.

President- April agenda

Do the Negative Space Challenge after break. Gayle’s husband will take photos of the challenge quilts for the website.

Set a time at end of meeting for announcements from guests. Pat to provide a list at sign-in desk for announcements they wish to be made.


Tentative IEMQG General Meeting Agenda
April 7, 2018
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Community Center, Grand Terrace
22795 Barton Rd, Grand Terrace, CA 92313

  1. Welcome – Warm-up
  2. “I think spring quilts must have bright colors and bold shapes.”
  3. Committee Reports
  4. Program Announcements (Cat Wallace)
  5. May meeting
  6. June meeting
  7. Challenge (Gayle Bennett)
  8. Song Title Challenge drawing during break
  9. Block Lotto (Shelley Wardrop) – Announcement and raffle
  10. Sit and Sew – April 22nd 9:00am – 5:00pm Mountain Shadows (Tricia Williams)
  11. Upcycling Event (Becky Brekke)
  12. Refreshments Sign-up (Pat Klassen)
  13. Break: Visit and Snacks
  14. Negative Space (Judged by Linda Rasmussen)
  15. Charity (Aimee French)
  16. Show and Share
  17. Raffles
  18. Fat Quarter Raffle (Candace Kimball)
  19. Name Tag Raffle (Pat Klassen)

Next meeting April 16, 6:30 p.m. at Jo-Ann’s – Dinner prior at 5:45 at Panera’s restaurant on 4th west of Lazy Dog Café

Meeting adjourned 7:53pm

Respectfully submitted,

Candace Kimball


Upcycling Event – IEMQG Fundraising 2018

As many of you may remember, last year we ran a resale table throughout the year.  While this was a successful project for our Guild, we wanted to do something a little different this year by not running the sale all year and also changing the name to Upcycling Event.  The Upcycle Committee is excited to announce that instead of being a part of the August meeting, our event will now be the featured presentation at our August 4th meeting!  Because we are expanding this event, we’ve decided to also move the location to the Mountain Shadows Community Center in Highland, CA.  This location will provide more space and room to spread out.  We are also hoping to invite guests to this event, both those living in the Mountain Shadows and we’re encouraging our members to bring guests as well!

Our collection timetable for donation of goods will begin in May at our meeting and continue through July.
We’ve put a list together of items to donate for reference:
Fabric (please mark the quantity: fat quarter, 1/4 yard, 1/2 yard, 1 yard, etc.)
Sewing notions
Sewing Totes
Rolling Totes
Or anything sewing/quilting related 

If you’d rather make an item(s) to donate, we would appreciate any handmade items.  Some that we thought of are:
Set of Coasters
Mug Rugs
Pot Holders
Embellished Tea/Kitchen Towels
Tissue Covers
Lap Quilts 

We are also setting up a “Baked Goods” table.  Please bring in your favorite goodies! We look forward to seeing what tasty treats you bring.

We’re counting on this event to be one of the Guild’s major fundraising events this year and appreciate any and all donations that you can provide. Let’s make this one of the Guild’s most profitable fundraiser to date! In the event you have questions, please reach out to me at one of our upcoming Guild meetings or you can contact me here. Thanks in advance for your support and participation!

Becky Brekke, Upcycling Chairperson