November 19, 2015

November Meeting Next Tuesday, November 24

Our annual holiday party social is next Tuesday, November 24! As usual, we will meet at South Fork Community Center at 6:30 PM. You can bring a salty or sweet snack; the guild will provide paper products and drinks. Also remember, bring a handmade holiday item for the swap. Participation is voluntary, so if you bring something, you get something! Handmade ornaments, tablerunners, potholders and other small holiday decor is appropriate. 
It's also time to renew your membership. Dues are $25 per year. This includes all the benefits of the national membership, such as webinars and challenges. It also includes our local guild activities. We will have a drawing for a fat quarter bundle for everyone who renews their membership at the November meeting.
See you there! 

October 20, 2015

Reminder that the October meeting is next week

Next week is the October meeting and the guild will begin collecting membership dues for the 2016 year. Membership dues are $25. 

We will also be holding elections for board positions. If you are interested in a board position please let one of the current board members know so that you can be placed on the ballet. 

The meeting will be a holiday show and tell for handmade gift ideas. Everyone is asked to bring an item to share and tutorials are welcome. A list will be compiled and placed on the blog following the meeting for reference. 

Our fat Quarter Lottery color is green you can bring as many as you want.  

November will be the holiday party and gift exchange. no signups for the gift exchange but a list will be passed around to indicate if you wish to bring a sweet or salty snack to the holiday party. Paper goods will be provided by the guild. 

Senior services asks for additional help in November with personal care items and non perishable foods -- this year they are also adding pet food and care items to the list of needs. This is a great time to bring in those charity quilts and really make a difference in the life of a senior in our community. 

Wish List


Senior Services gratefully accepts community donations of items for low-income, homebound older adults. The following basic items are needed throughout the year:
Food Items:
Small canned hams
Canned chicken
Canned tuna or salmon
Peanut butter
Canned fruit or fruit cups
Nutrition supplements like Boost and Ensure
Personal Care Items:
Denture adhesive
Denture cleanser
Denture holders
Washable or disposable bed pads
Adult diapers
Cleaning wipes
Plastic trash bags
Nail clippers
Lip balm

Hope to see you all next week and again in November. 

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 to enable them to receive email reminders of meetings and events.  She also mentioned the link to the Modern Quilt Guild

  • 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  


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

June 25, 2015

Pouch Swap

So I know not everyone was able to make it to the meeting earlier this week (myself included) but I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to take part in the pouch swap that we will be exchanging at AUGUST'S meeting. If you didn't get a chance to sign up at the meeting or weren't at the meeting please send me the following information in an email to and I will forward you your partners information. 

Name ___ 
favorite colors _____ 
favorite fabric designers or lines ___
dislikes _____
Preferences for this swap (size, pattern, ect) _____

Other online information (IG, Pinterst, Ect) _____
Other things that you like __________________

I would like to have anyone interested to respond by July 17th at 9am and I will forward out partners right away. 

Some cute examples are below 

MochiDotsDouble zippered Sewfrench bagSimple zippered pouch - Cotton Candy Stripe (orange)

June 18, 2015

June meeting reminder

Last month's meeting was so wonderful with Jen Kingwell that we forgot to mention the upcoming things for this month. 

First off the meeting is of course Tuesday June 23 at the usual location and our speaker is going to be Tessa Walker -- The Sewing Chick. Tessa will be demoing her easy binding technique and she's always inspiring with the other awesome projects that she brings. 

Secondly -- a reminder that we have been trying to get the Fat Quarter lottery swap going that we talked about initially a few months ago. Bring however many Fat quarters you would like as this increases your odds of taking some new goodies home. This month's theme is Low Volume

Next -- Senior Services is also doing another donation drive for the seniors that they serve and they are asking for donations of non perishable foods, personal care items, household cleaning products and pet care items (as many of the seniors have small dogs or cats as companion animals). You can bring these to the meeting or drop them off directly with senior services. 

Hope to see everyone next week. 

May 12, 2015

Sherri Lynn Wood is Coming to Sewingly Yours!
Please join us for a FREE book signing and presentation
Monday June 1st from 5:00-7:00pm

We are so happy to announce that Sherri Lynn Wood will be coming to Sewingly Yours for a book signing of her book: THE IMPROV HANDBOOK FOR MODERN QUILTERS: A Practical Guide for Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously.

This is a FREE event!
We will also have hors d'oeuvres and a raffle for a free book! If you are interested in coming we would greatly appreciate calling the store and adding your name (or how many people). This is only to ensure we have enough books and food for everyone. Can't wait to see you there!

In addition to the book signing Sherri will be giving the following presentation...
Improvise! Creating, Quilting, & Living Courageously,
45min multi-media presentation

Improvisation is at the heart of living creatively. Music, dance, theater, drawing, 
cooking, conversation, play, child rearing, and even science benefit from the flexibility 
of mind that improvisational process en genders. We all improvise every day. 
Attendees will leave with a fresh perspective on how to apply improv skills learned in 
life to their patchwork - and vice versa! Includes classic African-American quilts in the 
improvisational style, time-lapse process videos, and quilts featured in  

April 28, 2015

Triad Modern Quilt Guild - March 24, 2015 Meeting Re-cap

Members in attendance-25
New Members-2

Liz Bowen, President brought the meeting to order. Visitors were welcomed and a brief summary of the goals and purpose of the Triad Modern Quilt Guild were given.  Members were reminded of the $25 membership dues and visitors were offered the opportunity to join.   

A treasures report was given by Ann Monroe.  Current balance $2,317.40

·        Katie Yoakum was introduced as our swap chairman.  Idea of a Fat Quarter Lottery was introduced and embraced by the membership.  The April meeting FQ-neutral low volume/low contrast
·        Annette was introduced as our charity quilt chair.  If you have questions about the charity quilt program contact Annette at  Each member is encouraged to participate in the guilds charitable endeavors.  June and December meeting we will be collecting food  items for Senior Services.
·        Quilt Con will be held in Pasadena in 2016 and Savannah in 2017
·        Requests for quilts for the Texas Quilt Museum-juried quilts for exhibition

 Set up at 6PM and doors open to the public at 7PM
Bring any craft item, have everything priced
50% of your proceeds go to the guild
Only except money from YOUR sales
Brief meeting will follow

Lee Monroe made some announcements letting us know there are some exciting events planned for future meetings.    
  • MAY-Jen Kingwell, creator of “The Gypsy Wife” will be holding a trunk show at our May meeting.  She will be doing workshops at Sew Original, May 28 and Studio Stich, May 29.  Check with the shops for details.  
  • JUNE-Tessa Walker, machine binding
  • JULY-Ice cream social
  • AUGUST-Don’t Call me Betsy, FMQ

Gina introduced her Trailer Stash concept, showed pictures and had an amazing truck show.  Members were then invited to shop the trailer.  Thanks Gina for sharing.

March 19, 2015

Trailer Stash Coming to TMQG

Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 24! We are thrilled to be hosting Gina Allen of Ginabean Quilts ( with her latest adventure Trailer Stash Fabrics ( If you missed her Grand Opening, here's your chance! She'll have the trailer stocked with goodies and tell us how the trailer came to be! We meet at 6:30 at Southfork Community Center on Country Club Road on the fourth Tuesday of the month. See you there! 


March 11, 2015

Yard Sale UPDATE

Hi everyone I just wanted to let you all know that I got word from Lee that we will be having the yard sale at the April meeting on the 28th. I hope this gives everyone time to pull more goodies and bring them out for the sale. As previous the meeting will start a little early that night so try to get to the community center around 6 and the yard sale will be starting at 7pm. 

Please spread the word on your other social media outlets and maybe we will have another awesome turn out like last year. 

February 24, 2015

February Meeting canceled

Just a quick post to let everyone know that the meeting and yard sale are being canceled tonight. 

With the surprise weather that showed up it has been decided that"we feel the roads may be icy tonight and for the safety of our members and guests we will cancel and reschedule the yard sale" 

No word yet on when we might be having the yard sale so stay tuned and we will make the announcement soon. 

February 19, 2015

Triad Modern Quilt Guild - January 27, 2015 Meeting Re-cap

Members in attendance-28
New Members-1
Liz Bowen, President brought the meeting to order. Visitors were welcomed and a brief summary of the goals and purpose of the Triad Modern Quilt Guild were given.  Members were reminded of the $25 membership dues and visitors were offered the opportunity to join.   Katie Yoakum was introduced as our swap chairman and Annette was introduced as our charity quilt chair.  It was announced that snacks would only be provided at “big” meetings.
A treasures report was given by Ann Monroe.  
Lee Monroe made some announcements letting us know there are some exciting events planned for future meetings.     Jen Kingwell, creator of “The Gypsy Wife” will be holding a trunk show at our May meeting.  She will be doing workshops at Sew Original, May 28 and Studio Stich, May 29.  Check with the shops for details.   Lee was tight lipped about other plans, but, it is going to be awesome!
February Meeting –Craft Garage Sale 2-23-2015
6:00 Set Up by members
7:00 Doors open to the public
  • All items should be  *Priced to sell*    %50 goes to the guild %50 to you  or proceeds can be donated to the guild
  • You are responsible for selling your own items.  Please do not sell from anyone else’s table.
  • Bring cash
  • Any crafting item  can be sold
Mini meeting will follow.
January FUN- Fabric Jeopardy

January 19, 2015

Some quick updates

I wanted to thank everyone for the awesome donations that we put together for the Senior services -- they were beyond humbled. That's 2 market totes from 31, an extra bag and a pile of quilts that all got donated just in time to make some needy seniors very happy for the holidays. 
While I was there they mentioned that they are always willing to accept donations but they are going to expand the major donation to a biannual event and the next time that they will be doing a major collection is in June. 
They are also going to start collecting pet care items as many of the seniors have small animals and all of animal lovers know what a comfort our animals can be especially when we are alone or sick. 

Last year we donated about 40 quilts and each of them has a new home -- let's see if we can top that number this year. I'd like to challenge each of you to make at least one project for Charity in 2015. We do have fabric, even some for backings and batting so all it really costs you is time and thread. The quilts can really be any size but the 36 inch quilts do work great for wheelchair individuals. If you are in need of backing I would be happy to cut some for you and I know that Kelly would do the same if you are in need of batting. 

Hope to see everyone next week on the 27th at the January meeting.