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 http://triadmodernquiltguild.blogspot.com to enable them to receive email reminders of meetings and events.  She also mentioned the link to the Modern Quilt Guild http://www.themodernquiltguild.com

  • 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. 

July 26, 2015

July Meeting Reminder

Meeting reminder for July 28, 6:30 PM.  Bring the first quilt you made (finished or unfinished) to share with the group.  The fat quarter lottery color is AQUA.  Should be fun.

July 6, 2015

June Meeting Recap

The meeting was opened by Liz welcoming our new members and visitors. Tickets were distributed for the raffle and system was explained. Members were encouraged to please wear their name tags.  The  Members were given their 2015 guild membership cards and guidelines.  Liz shared an article by the "Sewing Lawyer".


  • Next months meeting will be on July 28, and it will be a member sharing the experience. Please bring the first quilt you ever made, complete or incomplete, to share with the group. 
  • The fat quarter lottery color for next month will be AQUA.  
  • Quilt Con 2016 will be held in Pasadena California and in 2017 Savannah Georgia. 
  • The South Fork Recreation Center will be hosting the Firecracker Festival, July 18.  Local artisans will have to have craft items available for purchase. 
  • The row by row experience has started in all 50 states and Canada.  Stop by participating shops to pick up your row and license plate. Be the first to bring a completed quilt with at least eight rows to one of the participating shops and receive 25 fat quarters as a prize.

  • There will be board positions opening.  If you are  interested in serving on the board please let one of the current board members know.  
  • The treasures report was given. 
  • Lee introduced the pouch swap for Katie and personal choice slips were passed to members who were interested in participating.  The slips were filled out and then redistributed to your "secret swap mate".  The August 25th meeting was set as the swap date.  If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to participate, check the previous TMQG blog post for instructions from Katie or email her at  Karma.willow.designs@gmail.com  


We were excited to welcome Tessa Walker, The Sewing Chick,http://thesewingchick.com as our guest.  She gave a great demonstration of machine binding.