November 19, 2015

November Meeting Next Tuesday, November 24

Our annual holiday party social is next Tuesday, November 24! As usual, we will meet at South Fork Community Center at 6:30 PM. You can bring a salty or sweet snack; the guild will provide paper products and drinks. Also remember, bring a handmade holiday item for the swap. Participation is voluntary, so if you bring something, you get something! Handmade ornaments, tablerunners, potholders and other small holiday decor is appropriate. 
It's also time to renew your membership. Dues are $25 per year. This includes all the benefits of the national membership, such as webinars and challenges. It also includes our local guild activities. We will have a drawing for a fat quarter bundle for everyone who renews their membership at the November meeting.
See you there! 

October 20, 2015

Reminder that the October meeting is next week

Next week is the October meeting and the guild will begin collecting membership dues for the 2016 year. Membership dues are $25. 

We will also be holding elections for board positions. If you are interested in a board position please let one of the current board members know so that you can be placed on the ballet. 

The meeting will be a holiday show and tell for handmade gift ideas. Everyone is asked to bring an item to share and tutorials are welcome. A list will be compiled and placed on the blog following the meeting for reference. 

Our fat Quarter Lottery color is green you can bring as many as you want.  

November will be the holiday party and gift exchange. no signups for the gift exchange but a list will be passed around to indicate if you wish to bring a sweet or salty snack to the holiday party. Paper goods will be provided by the guild. 

Senior services asks for additional help in November with personal care items and non perishable foods -- this year they are also adding pet food and care items to the list of needs. This is a great time to bring in those charity quilts and really make a difference in the life of a senior in our community. 

Wish List


Senior Services gratefully accepts community donations of items for low-income, homebound older adults. The following basic items are needed throughout the year:
Food Items:
Small canned hams
Canned chicken
Canned tuna or salmon
Peanut butter
Canned fruit or fruit cups
Nutrition supplements like Boost and Ensure
Personal Care Items:
Denture adhesive
Denture cleanser
Denture holders
Washable or disposable bed pads
Adult diapers
Cleaning wipes
Plastic trash bags
Nail clippers
Lip balm

Hope to see you all next week and again in November. 

October 4, 2015

September Meeting Recap

We had a wonderful presentation from Shea Henderson about expanding your sewing community! 
Guild Announcements:
-- The October meeting will be a show & tell of holiday gift ideas. Please bring a project to share. Free tutorials are ideal! We will compile a post of the ideas shared. 
-- Everyone who wants to can bring a handmade holiday item for the November swap! Sign ups not required.
--The November meeting is a holiday party. Next month we will sign up to bring either a savory or sweet treat to share. The guild will provide paper products and drinks.
-- October is election time. If you're interested in being an officer, let the current board know!
-- Bring a GREEN fat quarter for the October lottery!
-- Quilt Carolina is going on! Check out all the local shops and those in Greensboro and Raleigh. Shop Local!

See you next month!

August 24, 2015

Elizabeth Dackson Tomorrow Night

Don't miss an opportunity to meet Elizabeth Dackson of Don't Call me Betsy at the Triad Modern Quilt Guild meeting,  August 25,  6:30 PM at the South Fork Recreation Center.  A $5.00 fee will be collected at the door.  She will be doing a lecture and trunk show that you will not want to miss.  On Wednesday, August 26 from 9:30-3:30 at Sewingly Yours  she will be doing a free motion class. The class is $90 ($80 for guild members).   Call Sewingly Yours,  (336) 766-8271, to reserve your space.


Liz introduced herself and welcomed visitors and new members to the meeting. She reminded members to join the Triad Modern Quilt Guild to enable them to receive email reminders of meetings and events.  She also mentioned the link to the Modern Quilt Guild

  • board position open
  •  pouch swap due August meeting
  • Quilt Carolina-September 18-26
  • Quilt Con 2016 Pasadena, CA - February 18-21
  • Treasurers report $3,031.41
  • ORANGE is the Fat Quarter Lottery color for August
  • MQG Quilt of the Month 2016
    • What the are looking for
      • design should be original and never before published online or in print
      • designs should have a challenging creative element (like a color study,  new technique,  or unique structure or piecing)  want our members to learn new things and challenge their skills.
      • we need to see your vision, you should have a visual guide to your quilt- whether it is a sketch or computer-generated design,  we need to be able to visualize your quilt as close to the final product as possible.
    • Required items for Selected Quilts
      •  selected quilters will be asked to submit the following items.  We don't need your finished quilt but we do ask that you take great photos and write thorough instructions that others can follow. 
        •  pattern instructions and pattern templates
        • illustrations and or diagrams for custom construction in assembly
        • photos of the finished quilt
        •  personal information like Instagram handle, website, bio, headshot, and MQG will use the info to give you credit and talk about how awesome you are. 
Our meeting closed with a Ice Cream Social and show and tell of "Quilts from our Past".  Members were asked to bring their first quilt they ever made to share.  There were some really good ones.  Thank you to all who participated.