January 29, 2018

Notes from the January 23, 2018 meeting

We now have a Facebook page and an Instagram account.  Look for “Triad Modern Quilt Guild”. 
Thanks Bethany!

Volunteer Opportunities - 
Remember our community Outreach project – lap quilts for Senior Services.  We are looking for pieces sized about 40” x 60”.  Sewingly Yours will donate time on their longarm for quilting them.  Please consider making at least a top.  Volunteers can be found to assist with quilting and binding, if needed. 
The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild has asked volunteers to make quilt blocks for the fire victims.  Their requested pattern is here - http://www.venturamodernquiltguild.com/2017/12/11/thomas-fire-blocks/
If you wish to make a block, please bring it to the February meeting.

Future meetings –
In February we will host Teresa Conrad, of Sewingly Yours, who will talk about using quilting techniques in garment sewing.

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).

In March we will host Amanda Jean Nyberg, of Crazy Mom Quilts, author of No Scrap Left Behind.  The meeting will have a $5 fee to cover guild expenses.  There will be a workshop the following day at the South Fork Community Center.  More information to come.

Quilting Community -
The Forsyth Piecers have invited us to their quilt show on November 2 and 3, 2018.  They would like us to place our work in a special exhibition of modern quilts.  These quilts would go through their registration system individually and not be charged.  They will be hung together to show examples of the Modern Quilt movement to attendees.

The Forsyth Piecers have also invited us to enter our quilts in their judged show.  Non-Forsyth Piecers will be charged $10 to enter a quilt and each quilt will receive judges’ comments.  They are holding their show at the Glade St YWCA and will have 3 university-sized gyms that they would like to fill with quilts.

On February 12, 2018, the Forsyth Piecers will be hosting Bonnie Hunter, of Quiltville, who will be speaking about her book and work, Addicted to Scraps.  Their meeting is at Parkway Presbyterian church and the fee is $5 for non-members.  Social starts at 6:30 pm and meeting starts at 7:00 pm. It is recommended that you arrive early in order to get a seat for this one because the interest from quilters across the state is huge.

January 24, 2018


The Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza is this weekend
Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 from 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018  from 9 am – 4 pm
Statesville Civic Center, 300 South Center St. Statesville, NC 28677
Tickets $6.00
If you print the coupon on their website, you can get a $1.00 off coupon

January 20, 2018

Next Meeting - Sit and Sew

Happy New Year!  Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm,  We will have a Sit and Sew meeting.  Feel free to bring a work-in-progress or help with our Senior Services lap quilts.  Donated fabric will be available and stations will be set up for cutting and ironing.  Bring your  thimbles for hand sewing bindings and your favorite pattern for inspiration.

2018 dues will be collected if you have not renewed yet.  If you are unsure of your status, please see Ann Holland.