Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Party December 13

Join the Music City Modern Quilt Guild for food and fun at our annual holiday party on December 13 at 10am!  Guests welcome.  Location is Barr Conference Room in First Presbyterian Church on Legends Lane, at the corner of Mack Hatcher and Franklin Road in Franklin.  Follow the signs for the Main Office of the church, and then follow the Music City MQG signs to get to the right room.  (Download a map under the Meetings tab above.)

Everyone who would like to play a game of Dirty Santa: Just wrap up the equivalent of 1 yard of fabric (one yard, two half yards, 4 fat quarters, or a charm pack).  Then we'll all fight to see who goes home with what.

Those who signed up to participate in the Secret Santa Sewing Swap: Don't forget your gift.  Please contact Chelley if you won't be able to attend, and she will arrange to pick up your gift and bring it to the meeting.

Members: please watch Facebook to sign up for an hors d'oeuvre or dessert item.

Can't wait to see everyone and have some fun!

November 15 2014 Meeting

General Discussion

Today is our Charity Sew Day to sew NICU smocks for the Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital!

Treasurer Linda Cunningham gave the Treasurer's report.  The Guild spent $51.09 on food today for our Charity Sew Day. 

Secretary Trudy Jackson let members know to keep an eye out for an email to vote for 2015 Guild Officers.  Some members declined to run from our October meeting.  Members running for office:
President - Jenny Parker
Vice President - Jayne Willis
Treasurer - Linda Cunningham
Secretary - Trudy Jackson

Stephanie Williams discussed doing an online FB Group  Bionic Gear Bag Sew Along.  She will posts steps and videos to help make this easier for all.

Christine Copenhaver reminded all the deadline to enter Quilt Con quilt competition is November 30, 2014 and encouraged all to participate.

Reminder:  Holiday Party December 13th at 10 AM.  Bring pot luck finger foods.  Guild members will exchange Secret Santa gifts and Dirty Santa.  To participate in Dirty Santa, bring a 1 yard equivalent of quilters cotton (4 fat qtrs, 2 - 1/2 yd pieces, charm pack, etc.).  Quilters  can be ruthless!


Lindsay Connor sent an online challenge to sew NICU smocks.  The response was overwhelming with over 150 submitted and more coming in!  Thank you Lindsay!  She was also able to receive donated Holiday fabrics from Blend Fabrics.

Sharon Hels shared her Storm at Sea quilt using her hand dyed fabrics using low water emersion dye.   Beautiful shades of green, gold, grey and blue!

Stephanie Williams shared her quilt top, Short Cake Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew.  What Stephanie loves about this pattern is that it only uses one jelly roll and one yard of fabric.  She made this using Gypsy Girl fabric.

Christine Copenhaver shared a vintage kimonos quilt top (grey background).  She is wanting suggestions and advise for quilting the negative space.  Her book, Necktie Quilts, is in stores now.  When asked about the development process, Christine it took approximately two years in development and an additional year to edit and publish.

Jennifer Haston shared her work in progress LOVE quilt.  On the back, she has the family's house with family members in various windows and includes a picket fence!  Soon to be a treasured heirloom!

Debby Lee shared two of her quilt projects.  One is a pixelated heart quilt top in blues with grey background.  Just needs the binding to be complete!  Great colors in her triangles quilt using grey, yellow, orange and aqua.

Jayne Willis shared her wonky quilt with shades of grey and pink.  Love the arrangement.

REMINDER - Holiday Party December 13 2014