February 24, 2015

February Meeting canceled

Just a quick post to let everyone know that the meeting and yard sale are being canceled tonight. 

With the surprise weather that showed up it has been decided that"we feel the roads may be icy tonight and for the safety of our members and guests we will cancel and reschedule the yard sale" 

No word yet on when we might be having the yard sale so stay tuned and we will make the announcement soon. 

February 19, 2015

Triad Modern Quilt Guild - January 27, 2015 Meeting Re-cap

Members in attendance-28
New Members-1
Liz Bowen, President brought the meeting to order. Visitors were welcomed and a brief summary of the goals and purpose of the Triad Modern Quilt Guild were given.  Members were reminded of the $25 membership dues and visitors were offered the opportunity to join.   Katie Yoakum was introduced as our swap chairman and Annette was introduced as our charity quilt chair.  It was announced that snacks would only be provided at “big” meetings.
A treasures report was given by Ann Monroe.  
Lee Monroe made some announcements letting us know there are some exciting events planned for future meetings.     Jen Kingwell, creator of “The Gypsy Wife” will be holding a trunk show at our May meeting.  She will be doing workshops at Sew Original, May 28 and Studio Stich, May 29.  Check with the shops for details.   Lee was tight lipped about other plans, but, it is going to be awesome!
February Meeting –Craft Garage Sale 2-23-2015
6:00 Set Up by members
7:00 Doors open to the public
  • All items should be  *Priced to sell*    %50 goes to the guild %50 to you  or proceeds can be donated to the guild
  • You are responsible for selling your own items.  Please do not sell from anyone else’s table.
  • Bring cash
  • Any crafting item  can be sold
Mini meeting will follow.
January FUN- Fabric Jeopardy

January 19, 2015

Some quick updates

I wanted to thank everyone for the awesome donations that we put together for the Senior services -- they were beyond humbled. That's 2 market totes from 31, an extra bag and a pile of quilts that all got donated just in time to make some needy seniors very happy for the holidays. 
While I was there they mentioned that they are always willing to accept donations but they are going to expand the major donation to a biannual event and the next time that they will be doing a major collection is in June. 
They are also going to start collecting pet care items as many of the seniors have small animals and all of animal lovers know what a comfort our animals can be especially when we are alone or sick. 

Last year we donated about 40 quilts and each of them has a new home -- let's see if we can top that number this year. I'd like to challenge each of you to make at least one project for Charity in 2015. We do have fabric, even some for backings and batting so all it really costs you is time and thread. The quilts can really be any size but the 36 inch quilts do work great for wheelchair individuals. If you are in need of backing I would be happy to cut some for you and I know that Kelly would do the same if you are in need of batting. 

Hope to see everyone next week on the 27th at the January meeting. 

December 2, 2014

November 2014 Meeting Recap

Announcements

-- Quilt Con Sposoring Charity Challenge
Thank you to everyone who participated! Katie pieced the quilt top, and Kelly will be quilting it!
--Presents for speakers: you can sign up at the next meeting to make a gift for our speakers.
-- Emails: If you are having trouble receiving the blog emails or national guild emails, please let us know.
-- Thank you to our 2014 officers! Congratulations to our 2015 officers, Liz Bowen (President), Lee Monroe (Vice President), Sherri Collette (Secretary) and Ann Monroe (Treasurer)!
--Name Tags- if anyone is new to our guild and would like to swap name tags let us know and we will pair you up with a  partner.
-- Guild Dues are $25 for a year, they are due by the January 2015 meeting.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Holiday Swap and brought munchies for the Holiday Meeting!