March 1, 2018

News from The Junior Modern Quilt Guild of Broward County

Bethany Sharpton writes:
The Junior Modern Quilt Guild of Broward County is comprised of a group of teenagers who attend a high school about five miles from where 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The group is seeking a variety of donations, including 18-inch x 18-inch or 20-inch x 20-inch pillow case covers to give to survivors. A group of us plan to meet Saturday at Sewingly Yours to work on donations and would love as many helping hands as possible. If you are unable to attend, I will also accept donations of unfilled pillow cases at the next guild meeting to mail to the students in Florida. I also plan to get the students a gift card to purchase any necessary sewing/quilting supplies to help them with their endeavor. If you would like to pick up a prepaid Visa or Joann’s gift card, or contribute to the one I plan to purchase, please bring those donations to the next guild meeting. Let me know if you have any quests. My number is 816-462-5606.

Here is more information about the project: jmqgbc/posts/775225739342641 

How You Can Help:
Sewingly Yours in Lewisville is welcoming any members of the Triad Modern Quilt Guild to come make pillow case covers for the survivors of the high school shooting in Broward County, Florida, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

Sorry about the short notice.

February 28, 2018

Notes from the February 27, 2018 meeting

Volunteer Opportunities -
Please remember the Forsyth County Senior Services.  They have been very appreciative of everything we have donated to date, including "cents off" coupons, food and personal items, and gift cards to Target and similar stores.

To make a quilt for a senior, take a look at  They have a very nice beginner-level, 60 x 60" quilt that would be perfect for larger (6" wide) scraps. It can be found at:

 Additionally, a May Chappell fan at QuiltCon stated that she liked the Designer Star Quilt for her community outreach quilts.  She gives these to people in drug treatment, the star being a good symbol for people trying to get well.

Good News -
It had been announced that Free Spirit, part of Coats and home to many modern fabric designers, was going to be discontinued.  Muriel Riggs reported in meeting that it had been purchased.  It is now part of the Jaftex Corporation, home to 5 other fabric companies.

QuiltCon winner is Stephanie Skardal of Clemmons, NC  Her quilt can be seen here:     Congratulations, Stephanie!

The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival had for the first time an exhibit of modern quilts.  Remember that the Forsyth Piecers want us to help them do the same at their November quilt show.  See the January meeting recap ( for more information.

If you are interested in weekly challenges, Coleen Yarnell mentioned that there is a 6 week quilting challenge at Kim Lapacek's website Persimon Dreams.  Week 5 of 6 starts this Sunday.  Check it out at:

There is a Triangle mini quilt challenge for Curated Quilts.  Minis are to be square, 10 x 10" up to 16 x 16", with triangle as the overall inspiration.  Their desired color palette are sherbet-like in lime, orange, raspberry, cherry.  Submission deadline is April , 2018.  If you would like to see the colors, please email me I will send you a photo.  (  For information on their submission guidelines, signup at:

Future Meetings - 
On March 27, 2018, we will host Amanda Jean Nyberg, of Crazy Mom Quilts, author of No Scrap Left Behind.  The meeting will have a $5 fee.  There will be a workshop the following day (3/28) at the South Fork Community Center, from 10 am to 4 pm.  This will be a "Spin Class" where we will learn how to put our own "spin" on other's designs.  Cost is $75 for members and $90 for non-members.  The price includes the book.  You can get more information, sign up, and pay on the blog site.  (

Program Notes - 
Teresa Conrad, of Sewingly Yours, gave a great presentation on quilted garments.  She brought several quilted jackets that she had made over the years that show the evolution of her techniques.  She demonstrated that what looks great on a design wall may not work in a garment.  She talked about fabric selection, construction techniques, and fitting concerns.  For those interested in trying to make a quilted jacket, the pattern she recommends is the Whispering Creek Jacket by Morning Glory Designs.  The consensus of the group was that we need a future demonstration on how to make the chenille that she uses for her collars and cuffs.

See you all next month!

February 22, 2018

Next meeting - Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:30 pm

This month we will be hosting Teresa Conrad, of Sewingly Yours, who will be talking about using quilting techniques in garment sewing.  Teresa has extensive experience with couture sewing so this should be an interesting presentation.  

And look at this - quilted garments are hitting the runway in the New York fashion scene. (Slideshow at) :

If you have made a block for the fire victims as requested by the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild, please bring it to the meeting.  Their requested pattern is here:

The swap for February is the “Lucky Project” bag.  There is a free pattern on Lee’s website –
Bring a bag (or more) and take home a bag (or more).

February 21, 2018

Amanda Jean Nyberg Lecture + Workshop in March

Come join us as the TMQG hosts a workshop with Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts. We are thrilled to have Amanda! She is the Author of No Scrap Left Behind. Co-Author of Sunday Morning Quilts. Scrap hoarder/lover/user. 

Amanda Jean Nyberg will be visiting our March meeting on Tuesday, March 27. There is a $5 charge at the door to attend.

Workshop: Spin Class- Make Your Quilts Your Own

Where: Southfork Community Center

Date & Time: Wednesday March 28th :10:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $75 Guild Members, $90 Non-Guild Members. Amanda's "No Scrap Left Behind" book included in class price.

Class Details: Exercise your creativity as you explore the variety of options that a single pattern can hold. The goal of this class is to teach you how to look at a pattern/or quilt as an inspiration, but it encourages you to put your own spin on make it your own. During class, you will see several examples of how changing one element in a quilt can make a drastic difference. Topics will include color selection, proportion, scale, and working with prints versus solids. You will start a project of your choice during class based on the book "No Scrap Left Behind" (Stash Books 2017)

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