June 2024 Meeting Minutes

June 2024 Announcements  Upcoming Block Lotto:Blue and White Improv Log Cabin blocks tutorial link: https://nolliebean.com/blogs/news/master-the-art-of-making-an-incredible-improv-log-cabin-block Due at July 11th Meeting – Blocks must be present to be entered into drawing! Details: Center – yellow or pink Light colors – low volume fabrics Dark colors – solid or prints any color blue Finished size should be 10.5” Upcoming Summer Hand Sewing Dates/Locations: Tuesday July 23rd – Fitchburg McKee Farms Park Monday August 18th – Madison Marshall Park Find […]

Welcome back Block Lotto! ROY G BIV Toadstools

Our new format for the Block Lotto is that we will give 2-3 months between explaining the block lotto and when the blocks are due. This session of blocks will be due at our May 9th guild meeting. This gives you two months to make as many blocks as you’d like. Another update to block lotto is that from now on, all the blocks need to be present at the guild meeting to be entered […]

March 2024 Meeting Minutes

March Meeting Minutes: 3/14/2024 Announcements: *3 guests in attendance *There are only six seats left for The Great Escape retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn in Middleton, April 19-21, 2024. You can register on the website. -Can you pay to sign up for a single day? No. There is just the one price for all 3 days. You could choose to pay and not attend all three days. If you are looking for a single […]

January 2024 Meeting Minutes

January 11, 2024 6:30pm-8:00pm (virtual only, Zoom) *February guild meeting: *Great Escape 2024: https://www.madmodquiltguild.com/product-category/retreats/ Sign up now in our shop on the guild website  Open to everyone now (members and non-members) *Blue Bar Quilts Hallway gallery – March 2024 -Guilds are great for inspiring and encouraging one another. Gael, the owner of Blue Bar Quilts, has provided the opportunity for the guild to have a show in the shop hallway during March 2024. Pick out […]

November Meeting Notes

Retreat Report: The Little Getaway Retreat had 20 participants over the weekend. Because the rental fee for The Violet Room (the retreat site) was only $180, the retreat raised $800 for the guild. It was very easy to rent the space. Dustin noted that anyone who wants to host a similar daytime retreat could work with the guild board to make plans; the host just needs to be on site at the retreat all day. […]

October 2023 Meeting Notes

Retreat The Mad Mod Quilt Guild is hosting ‘A Little Getaway’ retreat for members from Nov. 3-5 at The Violet Room in Mount Horeb. Each day of the retreat is separate to provide the greatest flexibility for guild members. Space is still available! You can reserve a spot here.  Proposed bylaws change We discussed a proposed bylaws change to section 4.5.1: Elected officers may not serve more than one consecutive term in any one office. […]

Meeting Minutes – July 2023

Eileen reported that Project Linus is still looking for a new chapter coordinator. They also  Members should be aware that dues will be raised slightly for next year to account for increased expenses or speakers, renting space, etc.  Guild elections will happen in November. We need people who are willing to step up into officer roles! Review the officer position descriptions in the bylaws to find out what each officer does.  Our meeting program was […]

Meeting Minutes – June 2023

Project Linus updates: Eileen reported that they still have a need for lighter weight or fleece blankets during the warmer seasons. The chapter is also looking for a coordinator and a storage space for blankets.  Upcoming Events:  Guest speaker: Cathy Perlmutter shared her journey of creating stunning architectural cityscape quilts. Cathy shared her journey through design and technique and inspired us all to take a closer look at the buildings around us.  Thursday, June 15th […]

Meeting Minutes – May 2023

Project Linus updates: Eileen K. reported that they are still in need of a volunteer to step up as chapter coordinator, and they are also still looking for free storage space for blankets. The highest demand is for tied fleece blankets (instructions for how to make them are on their website).  Ghost Party Swap: Casey announced that the guild will be hosting a swap of Halloween fabric squares so that participants can make the Ghost […]

April 2023 Meeting Minutes

The Great Escape quilt retreat starts April 14! Thank you to all of the sponsors and folks who have helped get it up and running. Project Linus will be hosting a make-a-blanket day in early fall. They are also still needing more no-sew fleece blankets (instructions on their website), which make a great service project option for young people.  Our speaker was Roy Mitchell, Jr., aka Watermelunman. Roy spoke about his quilting journey and the […]