Friday, June 17, 2016

June 2016 Guild Meeting RecapWhen



We had a celebration tonight before the meeting. We celebrated reaching our pillowcase donations goal of 150. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done. But don't get too tired, we still have the nap mat donation goal of 100 to reach.
When we walked in to the meeting room, we saw this display from Phil Newton, Brand Manager of Mettler USA. 


He gave an amazing presentation on the making of thread and how important it is to have the right 
brand for your quilting. There is an app you can download for your iPhone and iPad,  sorry Android they are working on it, that will help you match the thread to your fabric. Then ca
me the goodies. We each received a bag of thread and several members won door prizes. Phil was a very engaging speaker and we appreciate him taking time to come visit our guild.

The Medallion quilt along is going strong. Some members are just getting started and one is finished! Be sure and bring your medallions each month to be entered into a drawing at the end of the year.


Show and Share never disappoints.

Saturday is Slow Stitch Saturday, June 18th form 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm located at 1533 Merrimack Circle, Suite 101, Fort Worth.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June 2016 Guild Meeting

We hope you will join us Thursday, June 16th at 6:30 pm for our monthly guild meeting. We have a representative from Mettler Threads coming to talk to us and lots of things to discuss. We are meeting at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, EAD Room 506.

As you probably have heard by now, Orlando, Florida was struck by tragedy this weekend. The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild has reached out asking for donations of heart blocks or quilts. The Modern Quilt Guild posted on their blog asking for help. We will be talking about how we can help at the meeting.


See you Thursday night!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

June Meeting

By now everyone who is a paid member should have received their newsletter by email. Please let Jeanne know if you did not, and she will correct the issue.


Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild June Meeting
June 16, 2016
Social starts at 6:30 pm
Meeting starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting location:
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. (Corner of Camp Bowie and Clifton)
EAD Room 

Please use social time to pay your dues, pay for workshops and visit with your fellow quilters so we can give full attention to our speaker.


This month's program: Phil Newton, Brand Manager for Mettler USA, will be here to talk about  "Learn how thread is made, why are there so many types and weights. Get charts and information that will help you make better thread decisions. See demos of various specialty threads to help understand thread characteristics and which thread to use for various projects. Free thread samples and even some door prizes"

Here are some things you might need to bring:

-Your medallion QAL to show your progression and pick up a ticket for the final drawing.
-Any pillowcases or nap mats you have completed for charity donations.
-Workshop payments for the Jacquie Gering workshop and we will be taking payments for the October workshop Melissa Eubanks is putting on at Sew Fabricated. Please see Rhonda before or after the meeting.
-Show and share quilts!
-Any dues that have not been paid. Please see Gayla before or after the meeting.

See you Thursday night!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

May's Meeting Recap

Our meeting this month was led by Jenn Haxton, our guild Treasurer. She did a great job filling in for Ann, who was in a car accident. Ann is doing good. She has rehab ahead of her with her knee and whiplash. If you get a chance, send her a text or give her a call. She is not driving and is bored!

Jenn got us started with calling the meeting to order. Gayla introduced the guests. Welcome guests! The new VP of Communications, Jeanne Lobsinger, was introduced and then came the game of "Pick the Workshop!" We had four projects of Jacquie Gering's to choose from, and after much debate and talk about how just being in one of her workshops will blow your mind, we chose the Log Cabin - Modern Makeover.


 Proof of voting by Jenn.
If you have not signed up for the workshop, and you want to take it or just be in the same room with quilty knowledge, be sure to sign up and pay your $40.00 deposit by June 1, 2016 to Jenn Haxton.

We were fortunate to have two members who went to QuiltCon West 2016 in April. Lazara Abernathy and Debi Bright shared their experience with us. Lazara gave us pointers on when to sign up and how to navigate the show. Debi brought many fabrics she screen printed in a workshop. Thank you for sharing. QuiltCon East 2017 is in Savannah, Georgia, February 23-26, 2017. The schedule will be announced June 1, 2016.

A new guild challenge was introduced. TRIANGLES!! Make a name tag, a mini quilt, or a triangle border for your medallion. No HST's. This will be due at the August's meeting.

We had several members show the progress on their medallion quilts.

And a few more with Show and Share.

It was great looking around and seeing so many members bringing handwork to meeting. Busy hands...

For convenience, included is the General Information that was printed on the back of the Agendas.  It has been updated to reflect current information.
General Information

  • Pillow cases to ACH Goal:  150 To Date: 148
  • June Meeting:  Presentation by Mettler Threads
  • July Meeting:  Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio will give a  trunk show and lecture Thursday.  Log Cabin - Modern Makeover Workshop on Friday July 22nd will cost $100 and take place at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, 6102 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington 76016.  Payments to Jenn Haxton.  Supply list to be emailed.
  • August Meeting: Skills demonstration and Triangle Challenge is Due
  • October Meeting:  Melissa Eubanks of My Fabric Relish will give a lecture on October 20th. Prickly Flower Quilt Workshop will be on Saturday October 22nd at Sew Fabricated. Sign ups start in May.
  • November Meeting: ”Color Theory” presented by Martha Sheriff
  • Retreats:  
1. June 20-23rd 3 nights - Our House in Milford, 1077 Cosby Road, Milford 76670. Arrive 1pm, leave after brunch. Total: $254.40 $50 deposit to FWMQG, remainder paid to Milford House on arrival, includes meals Dinner Monday to Brunch Thursday
2. September 8-10th Day Retreat at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, 6102 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington 76016. 9am-6pm any or all days.  We can leave our sewing machines set up, sleep at home, have potluck meals or go out. Cost: $40 for 3 days.
  • Block Printing:  Friday, June 3rd, 10am-2pm at Sew Fabricated
  • Slow - Stitch Saturday:  CANCELLED FOR MAY  
  • Sewcials:  4th Monday - May 23rd, 5 - 8pm   2nd Saturday - June 11th, 9am - 1pm
The Fire Station Community Center, 1601 Lipscomb St, Fort Worth 76104
  • Quilt Exhibit at Ontario Museum of Art and History in California: Theme: Modern Quilts: Redesigning Traditions, December 1-January 22, 2017 Entry deadline: June 15, 2016 Contact ghawley@ontario.ca.gov for applications and information.

Please join us at our next guild meeting on June 16th. Come at 6:30 to get to know your fellow members and greet new members and guests. Meeting starts at 7:00.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

April's Meeting Recap

Hey Everyone, I am truly sorry for this late blog post about our April Meeting.  It was a great meeting, and I am sorry if you missed it.  

First off, we took care of some business that included discussion and nominations for Abby's position of Vice President of Communications.  We had two nominations,  Jeanne Lobsinger and Maureen Kelly.  Unfortunately, at the board meeting, we realized that Maureen is ineligible at this time to run for a board position.  We are keeping nominations open until May 10th.  If you are interested, please email the board by then.  An email will be sent out prior to the May meeting where we will make a decision.

Our guest speaker this month was the always entertaining Randy Cole of ABCSewing (ABCsewing.com).




This time he brought a  sewing machine to demonstrate the fact that "the walking foot does NOTHING."
We had a lot of fun trying to wrap our head around that concept and putting up counterpoints to his argument.  He simply just kept demonstrating that it "does nothing."  He suggests for everyone go buy a rolling foot to lesson the drag.  I think this  photo is from his disbelief that some of us did not believe him.

Members' medallion quilts are coming along there were some great ones being shown.



And as always... Show and Share was inspirational!




Let me end by saying the Fort Worth MQG members rock!!! 

To date you have made 111 pillowcases to be donated to ACH Family and Child Services  and 30 Nap Mats to be donated to Center for Transforming Lives .  Click on the links to be directed to their 'About Us' pages.  We will continued to collect these items through out the year.  Remember our pillowcase goal is 150 and the nap mat goal is 100. See General Information about sizes.
 

For convenience, I am including the General Information that was printed on the back of the Agendas.  I have updated them to reflect current information.
General Information

  • Pillow cases to ACH    Goal:  150            To Date: 111
  • Nap Mats to Transforming Women’s Lives  Goal: 100    To Date: 30    24”x36” - ish, 36”x48” - ish, or 24”x48” - ish
  • June Meeting:  Presentation from Mettler Threads
  • July Meeting:  Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio will give a  trunk show and lecture Thursday.  Precision Lines Workshop on Friday July 22nd will cost $100 and take place at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, 6102 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington 76016.  Payments to Jenn Haxton.  Supply list to be emailed.
  • October Meeting:  Melissa Eubanks of My Fabric Relish will give a lecture on October 20th. Prickly Flower Quilt Workshop will be on Saturday October 22nd at Sew Fabricated. Sign ups start in May.
  • Retreats:  
1. June 20-23rd 3 nights - Our House in Milford, 1077 Cosby Road, Milford 76670. Arrive 1pm, leave after brunch. Total: $254.40 $50 deposit to FWMQG, remainder paid to Milford House on arrival, includes meals Dinner Monday to Brunch Thursday
2. September 8-10th Day Retreat at Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ, 6102 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd, Arlington 76016. 9am-6pm any or all days.  We can leave our sewing machines set up, sleep at home, have potluck meals or go out. Cost: $40 for 3 days.
  • Block Printing:  Friday, June 3rd, 10am-2pm at Sew Fabricated
  • Slow - Stitch Saturday:     3rd Saturday - May 21st, 1-4pm at 1533 Merrimac Circle, Suite 101 Fort Worth
  • Sewcials:  4th Monday - April 25th, 5 - 8pm          2nd Saturday - May  14th, 9am - 1pm
The Fire Station Community Center, 1601 Lipscomb St, Fort Worth 76104
  • Quilt Exhibit at Ontario Museum of Art and History in California: Theme: Modern Quilts: Redesigning Traditions, December 1-January 22, 2017 Entry deadline: June 15, 2016 Contact ghawley@ontario.ca.gov for applications and information.

Hope to see you all at our May 19th meeting.  We plan to talk about QuiltCon 2016 and the upcoming QuiltCon 2017.

Ann


Saturday, February 20, 2016

February's Meeting Recap

Hi everyone! Ann, here filling in for Abby.  February's meeting was lots of fun and if you were unable to come, here's what you missed.

First up, we showed off our Medallions!  They are beautiful!! 

 
There are a couple of people following the Medallion instructions that were created by the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild, so I went over the instructions for the next round of borders. Instructions can be found here. 
 

Remember, every time you show a new addition to your Medallion QAL you will receive an entry into our December Grand Prize Drawing.  Don't forget to #fwmqg2016qal on Instagram.

Next, Gayla shared about the Charity Outreach we are involved in.  We will continue to support ACH Child and Family Services with pillowcases and Transitioning Women's Lives (formerly known as YWCA) with nap mats or small quilts for their daycare center.  The guild members set target goals for this year and they are:

150 standard pillowcases
and
100 Nap mats (sizes 24”x36”, 36”x48, or 24”x48”)

For our programming, Chris Atwell, Jenn Haxton, and Lizzie Scagel demonstrated how to make pillowcases using the sausage burrito roll method.  Here is a link to 1 of many video examples and a link to lots of free patterns.


 
If you go to the following link, you can see that ACH is in need of supplies.  If you could place a couple of these items in each pillow case you turn in they would appreciate it!

 
So start stitching everyone!  We will accept these items at all guild meetings, sewcials and slow-stitches.

For the grand finale, our amazing, talented quilters shared with us what they have been working on.  Take a look!






A new practice that will be done each month, is the following General Information will be published on the back of the meeting agenda. ***Take note of our March speaker, and the start of our Sewcials on the 2nd Saturday mornings and 4th Monday evenings in March.

General Information

  • Pillow cases to ACH    Goal:  150        To Date: 0
  • Nap Mats to Transforming Women’s Lives  Goal: 100    To Date: 13        24”x36”, 36”x48, or 24”x48”
  • March Meeting:  Winnie Flemming will be our speaker at this meeting. She is an expert in borders and will give us insight that will be helpful with the borders on our Medallion quilts.
  • July Meeting:    Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio will be with us for our meeting. Jacquie is the President of the Modern Quilt Guild and will give a trunk show of her beautiful quilts. We will also be having a workshop with her, the details to come.
  • October Meeting:  Melissa Eubanks of My Fabric Relish will be our speaker.  She will also teach a workshop on her Prickly Flower Quilt at Sew Fabricated on Saturday, October 22, more info to follow.
  • Retreats:  We will be joining another group at Our House in Milford on June 20-24, 2016.  This weekday retreat will cost $240 plus taxes (around $253) per person. It’s a great venue with lots of space and light, nice accommodations and all meals are provided.  More information to follow about this and another retreat.
  • Block Printing:  April 5th, 10am-2pm at Sew Fabricated
  • Slow - Stitch Saturday:     3rd Saturday - February 20th, 1-4pm at 1533 Merrimac Circle, Suite 101, Fort Worth
  • Sewcials:  2nd Saturdays 9am - 1pm and 4th Mondays 5 - 8pm at The Fire Station Community Center, 1601 Lipscomb St, Fort Worth 76104  Starting in March.
  • Dallas Quilt Show:  March 11-13 at Dallas Market Hall
  • Arlington Quilt Show:  April 22-23, entries due March 21st, quilts due April 20, website: http://qgoa.org/quilt-show/

Before I go, I want to thank Jeanne Lobsinger for taking all the photos and posting them to Instagram for us this month!  Its a huge job, and you were fantastic!!!!  Have a great month everyone and I hope to see you in March for a speaker - Winning Flemming!

Ann

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Member Spotlight: Jenn Nevitt

  Our first member spotlight is on Jenn Nevitt. Jenn blogs at Mommy Sew, and had her quilt, "512", accepted to 2016 Quilt Con. 







          
    

Your Name:
Jenn Nevitt


















                      
  


Your Quilt’s Name
512

Tell us about your quilting history
I started quilting after the birth of my oldest child seven years ago, and really started doing more when I started staying home with my kids about 4 1/2 years ago. 
What inspired you to make this quilt?
An image of all the possible ways to color a 9 patch using two colors.
It is a huge honor, and quite exciting!
 
What does it mean to have your quilt picked for Quilt Con?  
Any advice for new quilters?Keep sewing. Bad, good, just keep sewing. And it's OK if you don't like the way something turned out. You can make it over again.