May 20, 2016

TMQG April Meeting Re-cap

April Meeting R-cap
Liz opened the meeting by welcoming the members and visitors.  Member announcements were shared.  A reminder about:
     -QuiltCon 2017 in Savanna, Georgia
     -Forsyth Piecers and Quilter's Qilt Show 2016, May 20 and  21
     -Triad Meets McKinney Modern Guild Mini Quilt Swap
     
Our guest speaker was Emily Herrick.  Emily had a wonderful trunk show and shared her beautiful quilts.  Many of us participated in a workshop featuring Emily's exclusive mini quilt design. Can't wait too see the wonderful results.  

Upcoming Meeting:
  •      May 24, TMQG Garage Sale, Pincushion Swap, Fat Quarter Swap Strips
    • GARAGE SALE-
    • Set up at 6:00 PM Open to public at 7:00 PM
    • Bring any craft item, have everything priced
    • 50% of the proceeds go to the TMQG
    • Only except money for YOUR sales
  • June 28,  Christmas in June for Senior Services, Fat Quarter Swap Dots


May 12, 2016

Friendly reminder

TMQG members, don't forget to go online and sign up for the Texas Mini Quilt swap.  http://goo.gl/forms/vkGwbjlc0x  It would be awesome to have 100% participation.  Registration open until May 17. 

Also, our pincushion swap will happen after the May meeting yard sale. FQ swap for May, Dots. 

April 30, 2016

Mini Quilt Swap with the McKinney MQG

Triad Meets McKinney Modern Guild Mini Quilt Swap





Here is the link ladies to join  in the swapping fun as Texas meets North Carolina. #TriadMeetsMcKSwap.  http://goo.gl/forms/vkGwbjlc0x 
The Triad MQG and the McKinney MQG will join together in making a miniature quilt for a member of the other guild.

In this swap, we will be making mini quilts, minimum size 10x10 max 24x24. You will provide your partner 3 patterns to choose from that you would like your quilt to made from, be advised to provide a beginner friendly pattern for those not as advanced.
For example you might say: Log Cabin blocks, friendship stars and carpenter stars or be more specific and say Mini Swoon by Thimble Blossoms, Thistle by Elizabeth Hartman and Scrappy Lone Star by Better off Thread.
***Partners should do your best to include elements of at least 1 of the patterns they provide.***

Quilts must be labeled with your name and the intended recipient.

If possible, make an inspiration board on Instagram or Pinterest.

We will be mailing quilts in one package as a guild, so do not include goodies or extras as only your mini will be mailed to the other guild.

Sign-ups will be open until May 17th.
Partners will be assigned the following week.
Mini quilts will be due by the July meeting (July 26 for North Carolina) or August meeting (August 2 for Texas).
The minis will be mailed after the next guild meeting and delivered at the August (Aug 30 for North Carolina) or September (Sep 5 for Texas) meeting.
By filling out this form, you are committing to participation and completion of the quilt by the due date. If you do not send a quilt, you will not receive a quilt.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to e-mail Alice Dutton from the MCKMQG at alicedutton@gmail.com

We are so excited that you're joining us!

April 25, 2016

Don't miss the TMQG April 25rh Meeting

Don't miss  the opportunity to meet Emily Herrick.  She will be having a trunk show at our meeting on Tuesday, April 25, South Fork Recreation Center.  There will be a $5 fee for this meeting.  Workshops will be offered on April 26 at Village Fabric.  Classes will fill quickly so contact Amy at amy@villagefabric.com   (336) 779-6155 to reserve your spot.

Emily Herrick http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com/
 is coming to Winston-Salem April 26, 2016 and teaching a couple of workshops at Village Fabric Shop.  A sneak peak preview, Emily is making her Big Game quilt into an exclusive Village Fabric Shop mini quilt!!  I'm so excited!  Amy

March Meeting R-cap
Liz opened the meeting by welcoming the members and visitors.  she reviewed our mission statement - To support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community.  Members were reminded to fill out a survey if they had not had an opportunity to do so. Two mwmbers from the Forsyth Piecers and Quilters showed their raffle quilt and offered an opportunity to purchase tickets. 
Up coming meetings':
  •      April 25, Speaker,  Emily Herrick,  Fat Quarter Swap-Floral
  •      May 24, TMQG Garage Sale, Pincushion Swap, Fat Quarter Swap Strips
    • GARAGE SALE-
    • Set up at 6:00 PM
    • Bring any craft item, have everything priced
    • 50% of the proceeds go to the TMQG
    • Only except money for YOUR sales
  • June 28,  Christmas in June for Senior Services, Fat Quarter Swap Dots
Our guest speaker was Shannon Brinkley, Scrappy Bits Appliqué.   Shannon had a wonderful trunk show and went over her process of creating her scrappy applique.  We are looking forward to seeing the member creations born out of this technique.