(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.