June Meeting Notes

Hello My Quilty Friends!

At guild this month some suggestion were made and I am very excited to make the following announcements:

1.) Guild Destash – The guild will host a destash/yard sale at the September meeting on 9/17/15. This is a great way to avoid PayPal fees, shipping fees and the extra work associated with billing and shipping. The “fee” to participate in the destash sale is donating 10% of your sales to the Guild. Please label any items you wish to sell (fabric, notions, books, finished projects, WIPs) with your full name and the price. After the sale, you will need to send your 10% to Theresa Childs; checks should be made out to WAMQG.

2.) News!
We bought a GO! electric die cutting machine and several dies (including the 8″ and 10″ clam shells! We expect it to be delivered by the July meeting and there will be a check out process for those who wish to borrow the machine. More details to come.

3.) Service Project: Jean suggested we should donate baby quilts or child sized quilts to children’s healthcare. Quilts should be made in smoke free environment and washed with dye-free, perfume-free detergent. This will be an individual project. You can drop off your finished quilt Jean anytime prior to the November meeting. Please contact Kerrie for a WAMQG quilt labels.

4.) Our next meeting will be on, July 16 at 7pm. Diana will be teaching us how to make a portable design board and we will enjoy the applause of show and tell! See you guys then!


May Newsletter

Hello My Quilty Friends,

I hope you arel all stiching the summer away like I will be!  This month’s meeting was a treat!  Those of you who missed it, missed Jenny teaching us how to piece clamshells and your Mini Quilt partner assignments.  If you were unable to attend, I will be emailng you shortly.

Here are some things you need to know:

  • Our next meeting will be on June 18th at SEFA.
  • The Apron Swap was pushed back to June, so you still have time to participate.  Remember you need a recipte to go with your apron!
  • June Cake Walk!  To go along with the Swap theme, the lovely Darcy suggested we bring some desserts.  Your dessert does not have to be the receipe attached to your apron.  Also, your baked good can be homemade or store bought.
  • Member-Led Workshops.  We had an exciting disscussion about member-led workshops.  If you would like to teach a workshop to our guild members, please send Diana an email with the workshop topic you’re offering to lead.  We’ll put a survey together soon regarding scheduling.

As always, if you have any questions please contact me or comment on the facebook page!  See you all in June!


May Reminders

Hello All my Quilty Friends!

Don’t forget we have a Sew In on Friday (May 8th), from 6-10.  The cost to attend is $10 which you can pay using this PayPal Link.

Our next meeting will be on May 21, 2015 at 7pm at SEEFA.  You can find directions here.  At the next meeting we will have a $10 for $10 on sewing clamshells, the apron swap and show and tell.  I am sure it will be a fun night!

If you have not signed up for the Mini Quilt Swap, sign up has been extended until 5/14. You can sign up here.

As always contact me if you have any questions!


April Announcements

Hello My Quilty Friends,

Our last meeting was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to the next one.  Please complete the survey listed below, the Mini Quilt Swap form and take note of the updated swap calendar.

  1. Our next meeting will be on April 16th at 7pm.  We are now holding meetings at SEFAA.
  2. Survey:  Complete this survey for Guild Sew Ins.
  3. Swap Form:  Complete this form by May 1, 2015 to be included in the guild Mini Quilt Swap
  4. Dues:  As of today, dues are past due.  If you have not paid your dues you can pay here through PayPal.
  5. Swap Calendar:  This is the swap calendar for the remainder of the year.  Hopefully, this will allow you plenty of time to work ahead.

May:  Apron Swap- Create an apron, at least a half apron with a pocket, and include your favorite recipe in your apron pocket.

August:  Mini Quilt Swap- Create a mini to swap.  You will be assigned a partner for this swap.  This will be a 3 way blind swap.  Partners will be assigned at the May meeting.  Complete this google form to be assigned a parter.  Extras are not necessary.

November:  3rd Annual Holiday Ornament Swap- Create an ornament to swap.  Your ornament should be handmade.

If you have any questions, please contact us by commenting on this post or the guild Facebook page.

Happy Quilting,


Feburary Announcements & Swap Calendar

Hello My Quilty Friends!

Whew!  February was a busy and short month!  There is a lot in this post so please read carefully and as always reply to this post if you have questions or you can post on our Facebook page.

We are Moving! 

In March, we will begin meeting at SEFAA! We were waiting to announce the change until after our February meeting (so people didn’t get confused).   I’ve printed directions to the new location and the link to those directions is below. Meeting times (7pm-9pm) will remain the same. https://dk-media.s3.amazonaws.com/AA/AH/fiberartsalliance-

March Meeting

The next meeting will be on March 19th starting at 7pm.  At this meeting we have a special giveaway planned, show & Tell, along with the Pillow Swap!

  • Pillow Swap!  At the March meeting (March 19) we will be holding a pillow swap.  Your pillow must meet the following requirements:
    • It should be quilted.
    • It should be handmade
    • It should be at least an 18 inch by 18 inch decorative throw pillowcase.
    • You do not need to include a pillow form.
    • It can include piping, a zipper or any other embellishments you would like to include but at minimum should be an envelope pillowcase.
    • It should not a be a bed pillowcase.

Swap Calendar

i will be posting more details about all the swaps!  I would like to thank everyone for their great suggestions, which really made this years list of swap pretty amazing!

  • March- Pillow Swap
  • May-  Recipe in an Apron Swap
  • September- Mini Swap
  • November- 3rd Annual Holiday Swap

Lastly, Guild yearly dues ($60) are due by the March meeting.  Payment of cash or check will be accepted.  Please see Theresa Childs to turn in your dues.

See you soon!



January Newsletter

Hello My Quilty Friends,

There was great turn out at this months meeting.  As usual I, left inspired and ready to start a few new projects.  Below, I have listed some announcements there were made during the meeting.

  • Our next meeting will be on Feburary 19th at Fabricate Studios.  We will start at 7pm.  This meeting will be lead by Linda PetersenSmith as a number of us will be at QuiltCon.
  • Pillow Swap!:  At the March meeting (March 19) we will be holding a pillow swap.  Your pillow must meet the following requirements:
    • It should be quilted.
    • It should be handmade
    • It should be at least an 18 inch by 18 inch decorative throw pillowcase.
    • You do not need to include a pillow form.
    • It can include piping, a zipper or any other embellishments you would like to include but at minimum should be an envelope pillowcase.
    • It should not a be a bed pillowcase.
    • As always, create something to swap that you would like to receive.

Lastly, I would like to note, QuiltCon will be held annually.  In 2016, QuitCon will be held in California and in 2017 QuiltCon will be in Savannah GA!  Pretty exciting stuff!

As always, if you have any questions please email me or post a message below.


Happy Holidays- December Newsletter

Hello Everyone!

At our end of year meeting in November we really had a great time!  There was no new announcements put out but I though I would send out a few quick reminders.

  • Our next meeting is on January 15th at 7pm.  During this meeting, we will have the Tea Towel Swap, Charity Quilt Viewing along with Show & Tell.  For the Tea Towel Swap, please check out the rules and the Pinterest board for inspiration!    Your group will also be responsible for showing your charity quilt and declaring which  charity it will go to.  Please be prepared to take pictures of your group quilt.
  • Guild dues for 2015 can be paid at the January meeting for returning members.  For more information on dues please go here.
  • The Modern Quilt Guild recently put out the following dates as tentative dates for the coming year.  I have listed those dates below.  I will also put this information on the calendar and will attach links are more information is put out.

Lastly, I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!  Can’t wait to see you on the 15th!


Mark Your Calendar! Modern Quilt Guild 2015 (Tentative) Dates 

Spring Fabric Challenge
Membership Cards Mailed


Call for Quilts MQG Showcase at International Quilt Festival

US Guilds Start your Taxes
Texas Quilt Museum Entries Close

US Guilds Taxes Due
Spring Fabric Challenge Ends

Fall Fabric Challenge


MQG QuiltCon Special Exhibit at Patchwork Europe
MQG Showcase at International Quilt Festival entries due

Charity Challenge
US Guilds Profit and Loss Statement Due

International Quilt Festival

International Quilt Festival
Fall Fabric Challenge Ends

Renew for 2016
Members Survey