January 2022 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Date: January 13, 2022

Announcements: Members can still join. Send dues to Valerie Mau (check) or pay via PayPal. The changeover to the new treasurer Tara Curtis will happen next month. 

Bee Sign Up: To follow up on Val and Tracy’s presentation from December, Marian and Tracy are coordinating bee sign up to match up quilters who want to join a bee. A sewing bee is a small group of people who help each other work on a quilt. For example each month a person asks for a specific block and the other people make one or two for that person. Then the next month it’s someone else’s turn to make a request. It’s sewing together in a small group. There are variations on the way the bee runs, but that’s the most popular way it’s run. To get matched with other quilters, fill out this Google form.

Friday Night Sewing: Friday night sewing continues every week on Zoom! Find the Zoom link on the Mad Mod Quilt Guild Facebook group. If you don’t use Facebook, email Mad Mod Quilt Guild for the link. You do not have to be a Mad Mod guild member to participate. 

Block Lotto: Ellen is the new Block Lotto Overlord! The February theme is “I Love MMQG” with heart blocks. 

Presentation Notes: Brianna shared a paper folding and cutting technique to create shapes for Hawaiian-inspired applique. Some resources and links were shared for those who want to explore Hawaiian-inspired applique. 

In Hawaii, the Quilt Makers Keeping a Centuries-Old Tradition Alive NYT, April 2019

Hawaiian Quilting: Meet the Women Keeping this Centuries-Old Craft Alive, Martha Stewart

Quilt Folk Issue 03: Hawaii

Poakalani & Co.: Hawaiian quilting information curated by Hawaiians

Poakalani Pattern Store

Designing your own Hawaiian-inspired applique – Fresh Quilting

Designing Hawaiian-Inspired Patterns – Fresh Quilting, Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

My obsession with Hawaiian-inspired quilts – Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio

Pickle Hawaiian – Carolyn Friedlander

Needle Turn Applique Tools – Carolyn Friedlander

Laid-back Hawaiian Style Applique – Denyse Schmidt

Kaimuki Dry Goods – Fabric store in Honolulu