October 29, 2013

October Meeting Recap

-- Upcoming sew in: Nov. 10 from 1-6pm at Sewingly Yours.
-- Triangle Quilt Guild retreat at Wrightsville Beach Nov. 8-10. Contact Lee Monroe if you are interested.
--Member directory: please fill out this short form if you are a member. We will be keeping a directory of all members and contact information, so that it is easier to get in touch. Only include information you wish to disclose to the guild. Here is the link to the form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KICfu_9OequbbCU97MJddOAvL57M4Cj03JtIW-vPyUg/viewform
-- Upcoming swaps: name tag swap, this is an open swap between you and your partner. 
--November meeting: this will be our holiday party on Nov. 26. We will also be playing "dirty Santa" or a similar game. If you would like to participate please bring a winter/holiday themed handmade ornament or small gift (wrapped). Shirley Bailey will be speaking about needles and threads. Please bring canned goods/non-parishable food items to be donated to Senior Services, the person who brings the most just might win a prize!
--Dues: we starting accepting dues at our October meeting. If you would like to join or have not yet paid for 2014 bring $25 to the Nov. meeting.
--Feb. meeting: we will be having a guild garage sale! If you have quilt notions, fabric, quilt books, patterns or other sewing/quilting related items you would like to sell bring them to the Feb. meeting. Bring all your items priced and with your name. 50% of the profits will go to the guild and 50% will go to you.
--Dec. meeting cancelled. Holiday party will be at the Nov. meeting.
--1 million pillowcase challenge: we will be accepting the finished pillowcases at the Nov. meeting. If you are interesting in participating or have questions contact Teri.
--National Quilt Guild: We are now members of the National Quilt Guild! All 13 members present at the Oct. meeting voted to join the National Guild.
-- By-Laws Amended: All 13 members voted yes, to change the date of upcoming officer elections to Nov. and upcoming officers will take office in Jan.-Dec. All 13 members also voted yes, for VP to only have to serve for 1yr instead of rolling to president for the second yr. All 13 members also voted yes, to change guild fiscal year to the standard calendar year ( Jan. to Dec.). All 13 members also voted yes, to increase dues from $20 to $25 to account for additional National Guild dues.
--Two of our talented Guild Members, Kim Johnson and Teri Emerson gave trunk shows, displaying their gorgeous quilts.

October 22, 2013

Membership Info

Hello everyone! We are a creating a directory of the contact information of all of our members. We want to make it easier for everyone to keep in touch. Please use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1KICfu_9OequbbCU97MJddOAvL57M4Cj03JtIW-vPyUg/viewform


All the information that you provide will be shared with the other members. For example, if you don't want your phone number shared, don't list it:) 

October 20, 2013


Guild meeting is this Tuesday night so here are quick reminders on the Nametag Swap and Million Pillowcase sewing.

NAMETAGS: If you and your swap partner have decided to swap nametags at this meeting, please bring them—wrapped or unwrapped, however you would like to present it to your partner. There will be no formal Show ‘n Swap, but be sure to look around and see what all of you creative chicas have made.  If you did not get nametags done, hopefully you will have yours next month at the TMQG Holiday Party.

If you did not sign up to make a nametag but wish you had, it’ll never be too late. Hopefully, we can keep this up until everyone has a nametag. Just let me know if you want a swap partner—I am not opposed to folks swapping more than once—nametags are great quilting skills practice! It would be GREAT if we had some angels to make up some extra nametags for visitors and even new members! FYI, I have plastic for windows and Peltex to share!

PILLOWCASES: Please bring your finished pillowcases to the meeting Tuesday! We will continue to make them and bring them to the November meeting, as well.

I have NEW KITS for $5 each. I bought fabric on clearance at Ben Franklin, added some solids and put together 23 cute kits. I am just hoping to recoup a portion of my cost so your cost is simply what I have in them.  (I also have a few old ones from the guild stash that are still free.)

Think we could make 75 pillowcases? Maybe even 100? 

See you at South Fork Community Center on THIS Tuesday at 6:30p! FYI, our program is a trunk show by a few guild members. I call it “Trick or Trunk” because I am part of the show--I have a treat or two, but some tricks also. You won’t believe some of the things people have sewn together. It should make you feel pretty good about your own work!

Nametag Inspirations:

October 8, 2013

Carolyn Friedlander Update

As discussed in the last meeting Carolyn Friedlander is going to be speaking at Thimble Pleasure in Chapel Hill on November 15th at 6 pm. In a recent email I was notified that she is also doing a workshop here on November 16 and they have a few more spaces left. She is teaching her pattern called “The Grove” and will be giving us a sneak preview of her new pattern and fabric line coming out in November. Here is a link to her class: here

If you are interested in either the trunk show of the workshop please contact 

Karen West
Thimble Pleasures
225 South Elliott Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Store Hours: M-W-Th-F 10-6
Tu 10-9     Sat 10-5     Sun 1-5