April 23, 2018

Next Meeting with Guest Nicole Neblett

Come join us as the TMQG hosts Nicole Neblett, of Mama Love Quilts.  She will discuss “The Making of a Modern quilter” and will bring a trunk show. To see Nicole’s pattern designs, go to www.mamalovesquilts.com

The meeting is on Tuesday April 24, 2018, at 6:30 pm

April 15, 2018

Sew-In at Sewingly Yours on Friday

We’re going to have a sew in at Sewingly Yours from 5:00 until?  On Friday night April 20th. Teresa Conrad is going to demonstrate making chenille fabric. Bring a snack to share!

April 12, 2018

Sewing Day with Blue Ridge MQG

There will be a Blue Ridge sew-in on Sunday April 15, 2018, at the Gambill Farm in Roaring River, NC.  The doors will open at 11:30 am and sewing will be from Noon to 5:00 pm.  For information on the farm and directions see www.gambillfarm.com  Bring a light dish or snack to share!

Please email triadmqg at gmail dot com if you’re planning on coming so we know how many chairs to set up!

April 2, 2018

Notes from the March 27, 2018 meeting


Volunteer Opportunities -
Please remember the Forsyth County Senior Services.  They have been very appreciative of everything we have donated to date, including "cents off" coupons, food and personal items, and gift cards to Target and similar stores.

Also, consider making pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles. (You can also donate fabric, funds, or time.)  See www.caseforsmiles.org for more information.  There is a Winston Salem chapter.  Pam Hooker is the coordinator.  You can email winstonsalemcaseforsmiles@gmail.com to find out more about the local chapter and volunteer opportunities.

Good News -
At the next Forsyth Piecers and Quilters Guild meeting on April 9, 2018, Lee Monroe will be the guest speaker.  She will give her Quilt Con presentation “Tools of the Trade”.  Social time at 6:30 pm; meeting starts at 7:00 pm.  There is a $5 fee for non-members.

On Saturday April 14th, the FPQG will be hosting Lee at a workshop, “Understanding the Rainbow”.  It is $25 for FPQG members and $40 for non-members.  For a supply list and more information go to www.forsythquilters.org

There will be a Blue Ridge sew-in on Sunday April 15, 2018, at the Gambill Farm in Roaring River, NC.  The doors will open at 11:30 am and sewing will be from Noon to 5:00 pm.  For information on the farm and directions see www.gambillfarm.com  Bring a light dish or snack to share!

There will be a Community Outreach sew-in at Sewingly Yours on a Friday evening later in April.  Information on the date and time will be forthcoming.  We will have Teresa Conrad demonstrate how to make chenille!

Future Meetings - 
On April 24, 2018, we will host Nicole Neblett, of Mama Love Quilts.  She will discuss “The Making of a Modern quilter” and will bring a trunk show. To see Nicole’s pattern designs, go to www.mamalovesquilts.com

Program Notes - 
Amanda Jean Nyberg, of Crazy Mom Quilts, discussed her quilt evolution.  Starting in 2000, she has since turned into a prolific quilter and blogger.  In her most productive year she made 44 quilts(!), but now averages 18 – 24 in a year.  She was a co-author for one book and authored a second one. 

She spent much of her time at the meeting discussing the use of scraps.  She showed several of the quilts that made their way into her publications in addition to their “twins” made with different colorways.  She has created some beautiful piecework.

Amanda stated that she is “happiest” when using scraps.  One take away from her lecture was to “make what you want to make how you want to make it”. 

See you all next month!