Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February Meeting

Get ready for the next MQG Fabric Challenge!  Introducing the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge!

Refer to our "Challenges" page for our modified guidelines and click here for more info on the national challenge guidelines.  To participate in the national challenge, post your pictures on the Community site Fabric Challenge forum located here.  Look for the sticky threads up top for WIP and finished pictures.

Community Service Projects

We discussed three 2014 community service projects that we'll be accepting contributions for throughout the year:

  • Pillow cases
  • Orphan blocks to assemble for quilt donations.  
  • Economy blocks with bright kid-friendly prints.  You could fussy cut novelty fabric for the centers.  Please follow this tutorial so we end up with identically sized blocks!

We are also accepting donations of batting and backing fabric.  And if you would like to assemble or quilt the finished blocks, let us know!

Half-Square Triangle Demos

In support of the February HST star block, we did demos of four different ways to create HSTs.  Here are some links to refer to for more information:

Show and Share

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February Meeting Agenda

FWMQG February Meeting Agenda
February 20, 2014

  • Welcome!  Please sign in!
  • Guests
  • Membership report
  • Treasurer's report
  • New logo
  • Ice breaker
  • Any remaining Riley Blake submissions
  • New fabric challenge!!!
  • Committee meetings
  • January BOM sharing
  • February BOM reveal
  • HST workshop / demos
  • Announcements
  • Show and Share
  • Participation prizes!


Upcoming Programs and Events

  • March 2, 5pm - 9pm:  Sewing Sunday @ Madtosh Crafts.  Due to Spring Break, moving to the first Sunday for March only
  • March 4:  Sewing at Lisa Yarost's on the first Tuesday of each month (see Lisa for more details)
  • March 7 - 9: Dallas Quilt Show @ Dallas Market Hall, theme is Modern Quilts
  • April 11 - 12: Carthage Quilt Show - Piney Woods Quilt Festival

Solids Challenge
Only solids,quilted, 15”x15” at least. All challenge items should be created for the challenge and finished by the due date.

If you have an announcement to submit, it must be sent to the board no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting. Other announcements for the newsletter should be sent in by the 5th of the month.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Quilt by Tara Faughnan

Modern quilting can be defined in many different ways depending on who you ask. However, there are some characteristics that appear time and time again as belonging to the style of Modern quilting. One of the staples is the use of solid colors to yield a high contrast, graphic design. Do you quilt with solids or have you been hesitant to try? Here's your chance to challenge yourself to try something new. The FWMQG is having a solids challenge due at our March meeting. The item must be quilted and finished and at least 15” X 15” in size. Here are a few links with inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. Have fun!