July 22, 2019

Our next meeting is July 23, 2019

(Yikes!  The Fourth Tuesday has snuck up on me!)

The next TMQG meeting is July 23, 2019, at 6:30 pm.  It will be our annual Christmas in July.  Please bring a “show and tell” item (or two) that would make a nice holiday gift and the instructions to make it. 

Senior Services is also having Christmas in July.  Please consider bringing quality protein items (canned meats or peanut butter) in easy open containers, diapers, personal wipes, bed pads, laundry detergent pods, scarves, liquid body wash, etc.

Raffle Quilts were almost finished at the June meeting.  Raffle tickets were passed out to members.  We are asking that each member sell at least $40 worth of tickets.  Proceeds from raffle sales help us to invite speakers from around the country to visit our guild and show us their work.

The current swap is for reusable shopping bags.  Belva has passed out partner information.  The bags will be due in August

At our Tuesday, August 27th, meeting we will host Claudia Martinez of Snuggly Monkey. https://www.snugglymonkey.com

Claudia will be talking about how to incorporate needlework—embroidery, cross stitch and Sachiko—into quilts and other handmade items. We’ll have the opportunity to see a trunk show of Claudia’s handwork. We will also be hosting Claudia’s embroidery workshop on August 28th.  The cost for the workshop is $45 for TMQG members, $55 for non-members.  There is an optional $25 fee for a kit, or you can bring your own supplies.  Sign up on the blog site:  http://triadmodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/2019/07/august-meeting-claudia-martinez-from.html

At our June meeting, we hosted Kitty Wilkin of Night Quilter.  She had an inspirational discussion about creating milestone quilts.  She makes blocks to commemorate hikes, trips, and other family events and turns them into quilts.  She documented the first year of her son’s life by making a block a month, photographing him with his block, and writing a few words about her son’s growth.  She set herself a challenge of making a tiny block a day for 100 days.  She took photos to document the blocks and ended up with both a wall hanging and a Shutterfly book of the blocks.  She left Winston Salem with a pattern to make a block of the Winston -Salem / Moravian teapot.

July 13, 2019

August Meeting & Workshop: Claudia Martinez from Snuggly Monkey

Claudia Martinez from Snuggly Monkey will be giving our August program.

On Tuesday, August 27th, Claudia will be talking about how to incorporate needlework—embroidery, cross stitch and Sachiko—into quilts and other handmade items. We’ll have the opportunity to see a trunk show of Claudia’s exquisite handwork. Claudia will also be bringing a pop-up shop to both her lecture on Tuesday and Wednesday, which is an excellent opportunit to stop up on handwork supplies while shopping NC local! You can link to her shop through her website (https://www.snugglymonkey.com).

On Wednesday, August 28th from 9:30-1 Claudia will give her Introduction to Hand Embroidery workshop, where she will teach you how to prep, stitch and then finish an embroidery sampler project. Claudia will provide kits for two different projects—the Dropcloth Samplers Color Wheel or the Cozy Blue Bee Lovely Sampler, available for purchase for $25, or you can bring your own pattern and supplies.

The Cozy Blue Busy Bee Sampler

The Dropcloth Samplers Color Wheel

The cost for the workshop is $45 for members, $55 for non-members.

The kit will include everything you need for the class.

If you’d like to bring your own supplies, please be sure to include:

- Embroidery sampler/pattern already transferred/printed on to their fabric and ready to stitch- Embroidery Hoop- Embroidery Floss- Embroidery Needles- Thread Snips** Optional (but makes things easier) - needle threader

Class Options
Kit Options

June 24, 2019

May minutes and June meeting reminder

The recommended Senior Services donation for June is a couple of cans of high quality proteins such as tuna, salmon, chicken, ham, and/or peanut butter.  Easy open cans are a plus.

Belva is coordinating a reusable grocery bag swap.  These will be due at the August meeting.

The raffle quilts will be completed soon.  Each member is being asked to sell $40 worth of raffle tickets.  There will be opportunities to sell tickets at community craft shows this summer and fall.

The June meeting will be on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30.  We will be hosting Kitty Wilkin, the Night Quilter.  She will show her work at the meeting and on Wednesday she will be teaching a workshop on quilt photography. 

On Friday, June 28th, from 5 pm until ? we will have a sew-in at Village Fabrics featuring your handwork projects.  There will be a few Bernina sewing machines available for use.

The July meeting will focus on your suggestions for handmade Christmas gifts.  Please bring projects to show and the instructions to make them.

During the August meeting we will host Claudia Martinez of Snuggly Monkey from Durham, NC.  Claudia will be showing us her embroidery techniques.

We hosted Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams and Project Quilting.  Much of her work incorporates cut work and beading.  Her weekly quilt challenges begin the first Sunday in January.

June 18, 2019

Basic Photography for Quilters--Learn to Take Amazing Quilt Photos with Kitty Wilkin

Hi Quilty friends! June is going by in a whir, and we have a very exciting and important workshop coming up on photographing quilts with Kitty Wilkin. We still need a few more quilters--remember that non-TMQG members are welcome! Included in this post are some details about the time, location and the supply list. 

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to take better pictures of your quilts, you want to promote your quilts or business more effectively, if the idea of photographing your quilts in a beautiful and historic location sounds like a jolly good time, or if you simply want to take a class involving quilts that doesn’t require a extensive supply list,… this is your class! Take a look at Kitty’s photograph of our very own Lee Monroe’s Georgia’s Dresden Quilt below… the proof is in the pudding!

If you want to learn more about Kitty’s work and see some beautiful quilt photography, check her out at nightquilter.com or on Instagram @nightquilter. You can also see a description of Kitty's class in her own words at the original blog post: http://triadmodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/2019/05/kitty-wilkin-photography-workshop.html

This is an amazing opportunity—Kitty is a national speaker who has taught at QuiltCon. Don’t miss this opportunity to take her class--this may be your last chance for a while!   

Time and location: 9:30-4:30 at Salem Stitches in Old Salem. Yes, we will get to photograph our quilts within striking distance of the home some delicious Moravian sugar cake!

Cost: $95 members, $105 non-members (remember: this is a 6-hour class!)


--Your own camera (camera phone, point and shoot, DSLR, etc)
--Any accessories needed to take photos (batteries, SD card, charger, owner’s manual, etc)
--Old twin sheet, towel, or fat quarter you don’t mind getting dirty (for laying under quilts during draped photos)
--Comfortable footwear since there will be some walking involved to find quilt photo shoot locations


--Paper and writing utensil for taking notes
--Quilt to practice photographing (that you don’t mind getting a little dirty)