Monday, May 7, 2018

TMQG booth at Quilters Guild of East Texas Quilt Show

The Quilter's Guild of East Texas so kindly allowed us to have a booth this year at the 2018 Azalea Quilt Show.  We were so excited to have the space to promote our guild and let quilter's know about the modern quilters in town.
 We decorated our booth with mini and small quilts made by members of our guild and with a few lawn chairs from my porch. :)  
There was a wonderful turnout for the quilt show and our volunteers stayed busy all day Friday and Saturday talking to people about modern quilting and the Modern Quilt Guild.  Thanks so much to Amanda Hines and Heather Grant for the promotional materials from the MQG for our booth!!  We gave out tons of cards and got so many emails to add to our newsletter list that we ran out of spots on the paper to write them!
Thanks to all the volunteers from our guild who manned the booth to promote our group.  And a special thanks to Ruben Gutierrez, Ben Harvey and David Harvey for helping with set up and take down.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Quiltcon 2018 Pasadena California

Quiltcon 2018 has come and gone. Our guild was lucky to have four members who were able to go.   And of course, our first Quiltcon Charity Quilt.


I think each of us noticed different things about Quiltcon this year.  Like the increase in big stitch hand quilting, the use of variegated threads for quilting, and even some quilts that were tied.  I was able to go to a leadership panel where I learned so much about other guilds.  And as usual, the classes were awesome.

Here are just a few quilts that I particularly enjoyed.  I hope I have the credit page for each quilt and I will post those as well.  For more Quiltcon quilts, please check out https://www.quiltcon.com/.
 I didn't get the credit page for this lovely tied quilt.  So sorry to the maker.
















 I think my very favorite was the "I am Enough" quilt by Jessica Levitt.  It's a sentiment most of us need to hear but never do.  We need to practice telling ourselves this as well as telling others.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Serger Workshop

Happy March!! It's almost Spring!

And this coming Saturday is SEW DAY and also St. Patrick's Day and also Angie's Birthday!!  You didn't hear it from me. ;)

March's Sew Day is also our Serger Workshop day.  I know a lot of us have been looking forward to this for some time.  Our instructor's name is Cathy Pierce.  The class will begin at 12:30 but please try to be there by noon to set up your work station.  
**The class fee for non-TylerMQG members will be $10.

These are the instructions for the class with what to bring and everything.

If you don't want to participate in the class, that's ok!  Please don't miss sew day.  We have plenty of room at TASCA for everyone!

For Questions, please contact Rhonda Chapman @ itsallgoodddd@yahoo.com
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

February Meeting

Our February meeting will be on Thursday, February, 22, 2018 starting at 4:30 and ending at 7:30.  Same bat time, same bat channel :)

It is not canceled.  

New Year, New Leadership and Lots of Plans!

Hello Modern Quilters!
Let's start off the new year with a recap of January's events.

January 2018 started out with a change in leadership for our guild.  Tricia Harvey stepped down as President, for medical reasons, after forming the original group and being the leader and then guild President for 3 1/2 years total.  
Susan Gutierrez, our faithful Vice President (I) moved into that position per the guilds by laws at the first TMQG board meeting of the year.
Tricia requested to be voted in for Vice President (I) whose duties include communication and social media, by the board.  The board voted Tricia in by a unanimous vote.

Our January Sew Day was held January 20th where we had 2 guests and one of them joined our guild.  Everyone welcome Mendy Brittian when you see her at the next meeting or Sew Day.

Teri Brooks and Melanie Dossey showed the completed Quiltcon Charity Quilt and it was awesome!!  Everyone involved did such a wonderful job.  We are proud that it will  be hanging at Quiltcon Pasadena this year.  



Tricia Harvey announced that the board has decided on 3 charities to support this year.  The first is Covered In Love, Kat Drinkwater's charity to provide quilts to patients of ETMC who will die while they are there in the hospital.  The quilts provide comfort to the patients and families and help to cheer the room.  The block requested for each month will be showcased here on this blog and at our meetings.  We will collect all blocks made and send them to Kat in one package.
The second charity is TASCA - Tyler Area Senior Citizens Association.  We have been asked to provide handmade items for prizes for their game nights, auctions and raffles.  
The third charity is the Small Kennel Quilt Project. We will be providing 12 x 18 inch finished kennel pads for small animals that are in shelters.  Some have been displaced by hurricanes, wild fires, or floods.  Donations of batting and cheerful fabric are always welcome.  Susan will have the box of precut batting and fabrics at our Sew Days for anyone needing a quick project to work on.

**Please be sure to show the charity projects you have completed each month during show and tell.**

Teri Brooks announced our Skill Builder Quilt for this year.  It is the Modern Sunset Quilt from PileOFabric.com.  This is for everyone to work at their own pace and you can complete as few or as many blocks as you'd like.  Bring them to Sew Day if you need help.

Susan reminded us that Maker Faire is coming up on Saturday, April 28th and we will have a booth there again with several sewing machines, teaches children and adults how to make a 4 patch block.  We hope everyone will be excited to volunteer for this great community teaching project.  There will be sign up sheets at future meetings.

Show and Tell:












Our Program tonight was a Modern Approach to English Paper Piecing taught by Beckey Prior and Rhonda Chapman.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

July Meeting and Show and Tell



July meeting with incredibly talented quilters and our fearless leader has a microphone.   


Show and Tell














ROUND ROBIN

Pictures from the finished blocks of the Improv round-robin quilt. If you would like more information on participating or have questions how this works contact June.





NEXT MEETING -

AUGUST 24, 2017 - AT TASCA

4:30-5:30 pm Sew/Socialize
5:30-6:30 pm Business Meeting
6:30-7:30 pm Program