June 21, 2017

June TMQG meeting

Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30p.m. Our program speaker is Tessa Walker. She'll be discussing free motion quilting including her experiences, tips and tricks and provide encouragement. She'll also have samples to see.
Enjoy your weekend and see you next week!

June 11, 2017

Timna Tarr Class



We are so thrilled that Timna Tarr will be visiting the Triad for our July program! She will be giving a lecture and trunk show on Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30. There is a $5 fee at the door. On Wednesday, July 26, Timna will be teaching her map workshop from 10-4. The workshop is $75 for Triad MQG members and $85 for non-members. You can reserve your spot via the paypal button below or email Triadmqg at gmail dot com to pay via cash or check. About one-two weeks prior to the class, we will send out the supply lists and details about the day of class.

Timna Tarr comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college. She bought her first longarm in 2001 and began quilting clients' quilts shortly thereafter. Since then she has custom designed and quilted thousands of quilts. Timna’s own nationally award-winning quilts are in private and corporate collections and have been seen in numerous exhibits, quilting magazines, and books. She is an in-demand speaker and teacher throughout the northeastern United States and is a member of her local guilds, Hands Across the Valley Quilters Guild and the Northampton Modern Quilt Guild.


TMQG Member Status

June 2, 2017

May 2017 Meeting Minutes

Triad Modern Quilt Guild – May 23, 2017
·       Welcome
·       No new members or visitors for this meeting
·       Announcements – board members
o   Raffle Quilt – Muriel has gotten back all but one of the block strips
§  We will start selling raffle tickets in June or July so the quilt can travel to shops
§  Drawing will be in November at our holiday meeting
o   Treasurer Report
§  Sarah reported we have $2,280.00
§  If you would like to join and haven’t already done so please see Sarah
o   Programs
·       June Tessa – not sure what she will discuss yet
·       July Timna Tarr – she will have a trunk show and workshop. The workshop will be at South Fork Community Center on the 26th from 10-4 $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Lee will put a link on our website to reserve a spot or you can email her
·       August will be our Ice Cream Social. Please bring an item that can be made as a holiday gift
·       September will be an applique round table demonstration of different types of applique techniques
·       October will be the guild yard sale. Members will be able to shop first then open to the public at 7. Ads will be placed in the papers, you sell your items and at least ½ of the money you make goes back to the guild, you can also donate the other ½.
    • November will be our holiday party, food and good times
    • Swap Report
§  Amanda announced the mini quilt swap with the Houston Modern Quilt Guild sign up is on the blog, you have until the end of May to sign up. Here's the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMdnYD5iNEAMG69FVgBqdfM8jXqDzGNrbjbVLc-Ycr5DcBew/viewform 
Amanda and Lee will email the swap partners the beginning of June and you have until our September meeting to bring your completed mini quilt
o   Community
§  Sheri reminded everyone about Senior Services and making a quilt to donate. She and Ann discussed a new plan to “Adopt a Back” the guild has enough fabric for backing, if you adopt one you can use your own stash to coordinate fabrics for a top. Please keep quilts to sizes 40X50 to 55X65 and 100% cotton fabric and batting. Ask fellow guild members for fabric from their stash and partner with them to help completing the tasks you are not so fond of – like binding. The goal is to donate as many quilts this year as we have members, around 40.
§  The community basket is at the table when you sign in, don’t forget to bring in items from toiletries to cash and they will buy Target gift cards
§  Amber said we could use the long arm at Sewingly Yours free of charge to make a Senior Services quilt, you still need to reserve a spot and be sure to tell whoever is working you are making the quilt for that reason.

Amber asked if anyone had any ideas for speakers or demonstrations for next year to please let her know, she then introduced the speaker for our meeting – Ania Reich

Ania creates art quilts and her website is aniareich-quilts.com. She has been seeing a trend in walking foot quilting especially in modern quilts. She urged us to express our free spirit and quilt for ourselves no matter where that quilt will end up – a gift or in a show. You do not have to be an artist to create an art quilt. Her first quilt was for her young daughter and she didn’t even know what the word quilt meant! She layers fabrics, even little tiny pieces, using wonder under and her iron. She is inspired by photos, nature and Pinterest, she then sketches, outlines and finally cuts out and pieces together her beautiful quilts.


Show and Tell and Prizes

May 17, 2017

May Triad MQG meeting

May meeting - Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30pm
Speaker is Ania Reich. Ania's website is http://aniareich-quilts.com

April 26, 2017

TMQG - April 2017 meeting minutes

Triad Modern Quilt Guild
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Meeting Minutes

Welcome to our visitors: Diane, Diana and Kathy

Events:  are you receiving your Triad MQG or national MQG emails? If not, contact Lee Monroe.

Programs:
            Upcoming Meetings
·      May – Ania Reich   - Ania’s website is http://aniareich-quilts.com
Events:
·      Friday, May 12 from 5-10pm : Sew-In at Sewingly Yours (pick a potluck item to share)

Treasurer Report by Sarah Lowry:
            Annual dues are $25

Community Report by Sheri Collette & Ann Monroe: (previously known as Charity)
Every month we will be collecting items for the Community Basket. Bring toiletries as you can. The list of items includes: toothpaste, toothbrushes, denture adhesive, denture cleanser, denture holders, washable or disposable bed pans, adult diapers, cleaning wipes, plastic trash bags, nail clippers, lip balm, motel toiletries and Target gift cards ($10 preferred – or bring cash and we’ll buy the Target giftcards)

Swaps by Amanda Hinshaw:
            THREE remaining swaps this year:
mini swap with Houston MQG – Lee sent out an email with the google link to complete for your participation.  Here it is again. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMdnYD5iNEAMG69FVgBqdfM8jXqDzGNrbjbVLc-Ycr5DcBew/viewform  In June, you’ll receive your partner information. The mini quilt is due at our September meeting.
 – pillow exchange – date TBD
                        – Christmas gift exchange – NOVEMBER 28 meeting

Raffles by Muriel Riggs:
            The RAFFLE quilt will be displayed at the July meeting. Tickets will be
available for sale until the raffle on November 28 at our Holiday Party.
7 members will make the star blocks and Laura Davies has donated her quilting services.
The blocks are complete. Now the columns are in the process. They are due at the May 
meeting.

Program: Ginny Robinson – Instagram handle is minnowpeck
Ginny mentioned the product she used for the Lollypop Tree by Kim McLean for applique – Ricky Tims Stable Stuff





April 25, 2017

Houston MQG Mini Swap Sign Ups

Here are the details for our swap with Houston MQG!
This will be a blind swap. You will be randomly paired up with someone from the other guild. Someone from the other guild will stitch for you. These will not be the same people. Please remember to do your best but everyone is at a different skill level. We will match based on skill level. You will make a mini quilt. It should measure between 15x15" and 24x24". It does not have to be square. Please take your partners likes/dislikes into account. But remember, it's not a custom order, YOU are the maker!
Your mini is due by your guild's September meeting. If you have questions, please ask Amanda or Lee (Triad) OR Debbie or Amy (Houston).
We'd love for you to share on social media! Use the #HMQGTRIADMQGSWAP hashtag when you post:)


Sign up here!

April 20, 2017

Triad MQG meeting : April 25

Reminder, our next meeting is Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30pm. Ginny Robinson from Chapel Hill will be our speaker.  Bring your Senior Services goodies for the Community basket.

The Heart of the Triad Quilt Show is this weekend in Greensboro.

Muriel sent an email yesterday regarding the Raffle Quilt.

See you soon. Enjoy your weekend!

March 28, 2017

March 28 Meeting Recap

-- Muriel is organizing the Raffle Quilt. The blocks are done. Let her know if you want to help with piecing the blocks.
-- Heart of the Triad Quilt Show is April 21 & 22 in Greensboro.
-- If you've joined and aren't getting MQG emails, let Lee know.
-- Check out the Libby Lehman auction.
-- We swapped for the coffee & tea swap.
-- The mini quilt swap will be announced at the April meeting.
-- Corey Yoder's program was great! Check out her website here.
-- Ginny Robinson will be April's program. See you April 25.

March 24, 2017

Meeting on Tuesday and Swap

Reminder our next meeting is Tuesday, March 28. Corey Yoder will be our speaker. It's a $5 meeting. 

The coffee/tea swap items are due.

Enjoy your weekend!

March 21, 2017

Meeting Minutes : Feb 28, 2017

Triad Modern Quilt Guild
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Meeting Minutes

Welcome to our visitors: Holly and Audry
New Members: Bethany, AC and Carole

Events:
·      Charlotte Quilter’s Guild – March 10-11,  2017
·      QuiltCon was February 22-26 in Savannah, GA.
·      Triangle Guild – ChristaQuilts – March 11 10am-5pm. $120 in Raleigh

Programs:
            Upcoming Meetings
·      March 28: Corey Yoder ($5) – Playful Petals workshop on Wednesday, March 29 includes her book. $75 for members, $85 for non-members. 10am-5pm at SouthFork Community Center. Email Lee to register      
·      April – Ginny Robinson
·      May – Anya Wright        
Events:
·      Friday, March 3 from 5-11pm : Sew-In at Sewingly Yours (pick a potluck item to share)

Treasurer Report by Sarah Lowry:
            Made $707 from the 2016 Raffle Quilt
            Annual membership dues are $25
            See Sarah for nametag swap

Community Report by Sheri Collette & Ann Monroe: (previously known as Charity)
Every month we will be collecting items for the Community Basket. Bring toiletries as you can. There is a list on the Senior Services website.

Swaps by Amanda Hinshaw:
            FOUR scheduled swaps this year:
                        1 – Coffee/tea: names exchanged – due at MARCH 28 meeting
                        2 – mini swap with another MQG – date TBD
                        3 – pillow exchange – date TBD
                        4 – Christmas gift exchange – NOVEMBER 28 meeting

Raffles by Lee Monroe (Muriel Riggs is the Raffle Chair):
            The RAFFLE quilt will be displayed at the July meeting. Tickets will be
available for sale until the raffle on November 28 at our Holiday Party.
7 members will make the star blocks and Laura Davies has donated her quilting services.

Program: QUILT LABELS




Corey Yoder

Who's a fan of Corey Yoder?! She's the awesome designer behind quite a few stunning Moda collections, including her latest, Lulu Lane. Corey is also a pattern designer under the clever name Coriander Quilts and author of Playful Petals.
You can meet her in person if you're local. She's coming on Tuesday, March 28 for a trunk show. We meet at Southfork Community Center on Country Club at 6:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month. There is a $5 fee at the door for out of town speakers. We are also offering a workshop!! The workshop will be Wednesday, March 29 from 10-4, also at Southfork. The workshop is $75 for TMQG members and $85 for non-members. The workshop fee includes a copy of her book, Playful Petals. To sign up, email TriadMQG at gmail dot com and reserve your spot. 
We will be making the gorgeous Petal Pillow on the cover of her book! And we will be getting a hand quilting lesson in the afternoon. Corey is a master hand quilter!  

February 27, 2017

Sew-In : Friday, March 3

This Friday, March 3 is the TMQG Sew-In at Sewingly Yours from 5-11pm. Bring a project, your sewing machine/supplies, a food item to share and a smile!


February 22, 2017

Reminder our next meeting is Tuesday, February 28. We will be discussing various quilt labels.

The coffee/tea swap items are due at the March meeting.

Enjoy your weekend. Some of you will be at QuiltCon, we can't wait to hear your stories!

January 26, 2017

Triad Modern Quilt Guild
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Meeting Minutes

Welcome to our visitors: Teri, AC, Paula, Joan, Maria, Kelleigh, Jenn and Bethany

Upcoming Events:
·      Quilting Extravaganza THIS weekend Jan 27 & 28 in Statesville, NC
Statesville Civic Center               9am-5pm daily, admission $6
300 South Center St
Statesville, NC
·      Charlotte Quilter’s Guild – March 10-11,  2017
Union County Ag Center              9am-4pm daily, admission $5
3230 Presson Rd,
Monroe, NC 28112
·      QuiltCon is February 22-26 in Savannah, GA.

Programs by Amber Williams:
            Upcoming Meetings
·      February 28: Quilt Labels                     April 25: Ginny Robinson
·      March 28: Corey Yoder ($5)                 October 24: Yard Sale
Events:
·      Friday, March 3 from 5-11pm : Sew-In at Sewingly Yours (pick a potluck item to share)

Treasurer Report by Sarah Lowry:
            Current account balance $2,700.  Annual membership dues are $25

Community Report by Sheri Collette & Ann Monroe: (previously known as Charity)
            Senior Services selected again this year
            Goal: each member donate at least ONE quilt per member
                        Quilts are defined as small lap quilts for wall hangings or wheelchairs
            They also like Target gift cards. Last year we provided $150 in target gift
cards.  Fabric and batting are available.  Kits will be provided in the
future.

Swaps by Amanda Hinshaw:
            FOUR scheduled swaps this year:
                        1 – Coffee/tea: names exchanged – due at MARCH 28 meeting
                        2 – mini swap with another MQG – date TBD
                        3 – pillow exchange – date TBD
                        4 – Christmas gift exchange – NOVEMBER 28 meeting

Raffles by Lee Monroe (Muriel Riggs is the Raffle Chair):
            The RAFFLE quilt will be displayed at the July meeting. Tickets will be
available for sale until the raffle on November 28 at our Holiday Party.

Speaker: Lee Monroe of May Chappell
            Tips and Tricks for Easier Piecing

Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 28. 
Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December) at the South Fork Community Center