Friday, June 17, 2016

June 2016 Guild Meeting Recap

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 came 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!