January 25, 2012

sale! saturday!

well hello!

just wanted to hop on here and tell you about a big sale this saturday at karen gray design.

she's making room for a bunch of new fabric and everything - EVERYTHING - in the store will be on sale.  saturday.  january 28th. 9-5.

here's the link to her post where where she talks about it....

also, keep an eye out.  you just might spot one or two of our very own working as cutters!!

see you all soon (valentine's day <3 <3!!)...


January 9, 2012

January Meeting... tomorrow!!

I hope everyone had a great holiday and that you all got those last minute gifts stitched up just in time.  :)

It's already time for another Triad MQG meeting. 
In fact, it's tomorrow night.  Same place, same time.  (Sewingly Yours, 6 pm).  

The good news is, if you haven't been with us for awhile, there is no homework "due".  There was no handmade swap or challenge for this month.  (Although, I bumped into Kelly and she did say she was a bit short on the Quilts of Valor blocks from last month, so she would gladly accept more from anyone who would like to still participate). 

There is, however, a scrap swap.  If you'd like to participate, bring a gallon ziploc baggie full of scraps (2" or bigger) to swap with someone else's gallon baggie full of scraps.  :)

The BETTER news is, tomorrow night, our very own Ania will be doing a little talk/demo about her crazy quilting.  If you haven't had a chance to see her creations, it's amazing.  I'm pretty sure you don't want to miss it.  

Swap signups for February's travel pillow swap are taking place until next week (January 15th, to be exact).  
Also, if you have questions, you can ask tomorrow night at the meeting OR email Colleen at cyarnell{at}mindspring{dot}com.

Don't forget to bring a show and tell item!  That's one of the best parts about the night.  

And, finally, since it's a brand new year, and bloggy land is filled with 2011 recaps, here's a recap of what's happened in the triad modern quilt guild this past "year".  

September: Our kick-off meeting!!  Angie and Paige were chosen as co-presidents.  We had a chance to meet everybody.  And we learned a little about what exactly quilt guilds do.  :)

October: Sarah (that's me) was named secretary and Tami was named treasurer.  Colleen is the "swap swami" and laid out a swap schedule for the year, beginning with pot holders and fat quarters...

November: Paige gave a great demo on how and why to use flickr.  (despite some internet problems right in the middle of her talk).  We swapped our potholders.  And fat quarters.  

December:  We had a Christmas party!!!  There was lots of food.  We had a homemade ornament dirty santa exchange.  And we brought patriotic blocks to be assembled by Kelly into a quilt to be donated to the "Quilts of Valor" program, which provides quilts to wounded servicemen and women.  

Hope to see everyone there tomorrow night!!!


January 5, 2012

February Swap - Travel Pillows

Hi everyone.

Our February swap is all set.  We'll be making travel pillows, using a standard 12 x 16 pillow form (available at JoAnn, etc.).  The pillows will be swapped at our February meeting, which will be on Feb. 14th. 

To signup, please complete this Google doc:  Triad MQG February Pillow Swap Sign-Up Sheet

If you want to participate, please sign up by January 15th.  Send any questions you may have to Colleen at cyarnell{at}mindspring{dot}com.

Don't forget our next meeting - January 10th at Sewingly Yours.  More details later.  :)

Keep stitching!