May Meeting Highlights

“Pleased to meet ya!” Members had time to chat and get better acquainted during May’s “Speed Dating” program. Profile cards were passed around as everyone rotated through the room and shared fun facts about themselves. My, what an interesting bunch of characters quilters we have!

Business:
~ Sell all your raffle quilt tickets ! Money needs to be turned in at June’s meeting. The drawing will be held July 1st.
~ We are scouting for a new meeting place. Stay tuned for developments. 

Show & Tell:

Amanda incorporated “ugly” fabrics into this scrappy gem. Nothing ugly here!
Valerie’s quilt looks like summer. 

Tricia finished this beautiful patriotic quilt.

Joy found this pristine 1940 quilt in a consignment shop. 

NEXT MONTH:

~ Date change:  Saturday, June 7th we’ll welcome summer with a pot-luck picnic in the park! Join us for food, games and lots of fun. We are meeting at Harwood Mills park in Yorktown, on Oriana Rd. next to the reservoir from 10:00-1:00.  Clothesline will be strung to show off everyone’s Show & Tell and BOMs.
Let us know what you plan to bring HERE.

~ Anything goes with June’s Block of the Month – everyone is encouraged to  BYOB – Bring Your Own Block. Reminder: Beth is “stealing” blocks monthly to be made into extra quilts for charity. Extra blocks can also be made for this purpose and given directly to Beth. 
~ Sign-up at June’s meeting for July’s swap! You won’t want to miss out – if you won’t be at June’s meeting to sign up you must email Tricia before the meeting to add your name to the list. 
~Dues are $25 and due at June’s meeting. If you won’t be there, please email us to make arrangements. 
~ Secret Pals will be assigned. If you’d like a Secret Pal, sign up with Tricia at the beginning of the meeting. 

April Meeting Highlights

During April’s Charity Sew Day members successfully sewed over 60 of these sweet blankets for the NICU. Many hands make light work, and our guild proved it! Thank you to all who cut, sewed, pressed and donated supplies. 








Business:
~ If you did not pick up your raffle quilt tickets at April’s meeting, please contact Lise or plan to pick them up at May’s meeting. All members are asked to participate! Ticket money needs to be turned in no later than June’s meeting. The drawing will be held July 1st.

~Dues are $25 and due at June’s meeting. 

~ A new Challenge has been presented!  


Show & Tell:


















NEXT MONTH:
~ The Block of the Month for May is the May Pole Block. Beth will be “stealing” blocks monthly to be made into extra quilts for charity. Extra blocks made for this purpose can be given directly to Beth. 
~ We are swapping Modern Floral Fats Quarters at May’s meeting in honor of Mothers’ Day. 
~ Get to know your fellow members at May’s program “Speed Dating”.  Check your email for details! You won’t want to miss the fun!



April Meeting Highlights

During April’s Charity Sew Day members successfully sewed over 60 of these sweet blankets for the NICU. Many hands make light work, and our guild proved it! Thank you to all who cut, sewed, pressed and donated supplies. 
Business:
~ If you did not pick up your raffle quilt tickets at April’s meeting, please contact Lise or plan to pick them up at May’s meeting. All members are asked to participate! Ticket money needs to be turned in no later than June’s meeting. The drawing will be held July 1st.

~Dues are $25 and due at June’s meeting. 

~ A new Challenge has been presented!  

Show & Tell:

NEXT MONTH:

~ The Block of the Month for May is the May Pole Block. Beth will be “stealing” blocks monthly to be made into extra quilts for charity. Extra blocks made for this purpose can be given directly to Beth. 
~ We are swapping Modern Floral Fats Quarters at May’s meeting in honor of Mothers’ Day. 
~ Get to know your fellow members at May’s program “Speed Dating”.  Check your email for details! You won’t want to miss the fun!

March Meeting Higlights

March’s meeting was the PMQG’s Mid-Atlantic Show & Tell. Members shared their class experiences and showed off some of their fun purchases. We can’t wait for next year!

Barb took Laura Wasilowski’s  fun Zentangle class. 
MAQF was Cathy’s VERY FIRST quilt show!


Joy took Esterita Austin’s Powerful Portrait class. 
Yvette made this beauty in Jenny Rayment’s 
Tucked & Twisted class. 


Lise scored some wonderful vintage fabrics!
Katie stocked up on stencils!

Members also swapped some of the cutest Mug Rugs ever….

Business:
~ The new slate of officers was approved and Malinda passed the baton. Your new Officers     are:
          President~ Joy M. 
          Vice President~ Beth M. 
          Secretary~ Yvette C. 
          Treasurer~ Pam K. 

~ Malinda was surprised with a parting gift of bright Economy Blocks made by guild Members. 

~ Our Raffle Quilt was a huge success at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest! Many thanks to all of you for volunteering to get our first fundraiser off to a fabulous start!


Show & Tell

Malinda shared her colorful jelly roll quilt and her tip for making it modern.
Jenny shared her cheery house wall-hanging. 
















Pat learned some new tricks from Missouri Star 
Quilt Co.’s new Block magazine














Angelia’s young students made these modern NICU quilts!














NEXT MONTH:
~ April’s meeting will be a sew day to make wee blankets for still-born babies. Please bring:

        – Pre-cut 12.5″ WHITE flannel squares
        – Pre-cut 12.5″ WHITE fabric squares

        – 1/4″ up to 1/2″ wide WHITE ribbon
        – Sewing machine, scissors, white thread, cutting supplies

~ Raffle tickets and a photo of the Raffle Quilt will be distributed to each member at April’s meeting. Members are encouraged to sell all their tickets. Start thinking of who you know! 
~ April’s Block of the Month is the Economy Block.
~ Malinda will present a new Guild Challenge

~ Tricia will announce May’s Swap.

Reminders:
~ NICU quilts are being accepted at each month’s meeting. 
~ Meeting Minutes can be found on our Facebook Page. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes via email. 

March Meeting Higlights

March’s meeting was the PMQG’s Mid-Atlantic Show & Tell. Members shared their class experiences and showed off some of their fun purchases. We can’t wait for next year!

Barb took Laura Wasilowski’s  fun Zentangle class. 
MAQF was Cathy’s VERY FIRST quilt show!
Joy took Esterita Austin’s Powerful Portrait class. 
Yvette made this beauty in Jenny Rayment’s 
Tucked & Twisted class. 
Lise scored some wonderful vintage fabrics!
Katie stocked up on stencils!

Members also swapped some of the cutest Mug Rugs ever….

Business:
~ The new slate of officers was approved and Malinda passed the baton. Your new Officers     are:
          President~ Joy M. 
          Vice President~ Beth M. 
          Secretary~ Yvette C. 
          Treasurer~ Pam K. 

~ Malinda was surprised with a parting gift of bright Economy Blocks made by guild Members. 

~ Our Raffle Quilt was a huge success at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest! Many thanks to all of you for volunteering to get our first fundraiser off to a fabulous start!

Show & Tell

Malinda shared her colorful jelly roll quilt and her tip for making it modern.
Jenny shared her cheery house wall-hanging. 
Pat learned some new tricks from Missouri Star 
Quilt Co.’s new Block magazine
Angelia’s young students made these modern NICU quilts!

NEXT MONTH:
~ April’s meeting will be a sew day to make wee blankets for still-born babies. Please bring:
        – Pre-cut 12.5″ WHITE flannel squares
        – Pre-cut 12.5″ WHITE fabric squares
        – 1/4″ up to 1/2″ wide WHITE ribbon
        – Sewing machine, scissors, white thread, cutting supplies

~ Raffle tickets and a photo of the Raffle Quilt will be distributed to each member at April’s meeting. Members are encouraged to sell all their tickets. Start thinking of who you know! 
~ April’s Block of the Month is the Economy Block.
~ Malinda will present a new Guild Challenge. 
~ Tricia will announce May’s Swap.

Reminders:
~ NICU quilts are being accepted at each month’s meeting. 
~ Meeting Minutes can be found on our Facebook Page. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes via email. 

February Meeting Highlights

Fusing in February was this month’s program, with Lise leading the way. Members brought colorful fabrics to fuse and cut into bright blocks for March’s block of the month.



Business:

~ March’s meeting will usher in some new Officers and Chairs as we gear up for more excitement in 2014. Thank you to those who stepped up to fill the available positions. A BIG shout out to everyone who has worked behind the scenes the past year to get our guild off to a great start!
~ We will be displaying our modern quilts in the Quiltfest Destination Savannah show March 27-30 in Savannah, GA. CHECK YOUR EMAIL for important instructions and dates! 

~ Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest is coming! 
White Glove Volunteers:

  • You will need to provide your own white gloves. (Joy has one pair left to loan.)
  • You must pay the entrance fee to enter the Show floor.  
  • Check in with the Show Registration Desk 10 minutes prior to your shift. Please allow time for parking, etc. 
Our Raffle Quilt, “Fiesta”, was on display at February’s meeting! Isn’t it gorgeous? Many many thanks to everyone who contributed, and to Quilter’s Dream Batting for supplying the batting. A special thanks to Lise for pulling it all together, Malinda for her quilting skills and Katie for being willing to bind it. Great job, Ladies!
“Fiesta”

Raffle Quilt Table Volunteers:
Please show up for your scheduled time a couple minutes before.

Questions? Contact Lise S. or email us.

Show & Tell

Tricia’s been busy!
Emily’s very first quilt!
Gala’s Jelly Roll quilt


Yvette’s quilt from Wonky Star blocks of the month she won.
Joy designed this modern quilt for her mom. 
Lois made this chevron wall hanging and efficient block tote. 

Jen made this colorful reversible quilt for her daughter. 

NEXT MONTH:
~ March’s Block of the Month is the Fused Circles block we created at February’s meeting. Make as many blocks as you’d like for more chances to win!
~ March’s program will be Mid-Atlantic Show & Tell. We want to hear all about the workshops, classes and lectures you attended! Plus, bring your goodies and share your plans for new fabrics/supplies. 

~ We will Swap modern Mug Rugs. A Mug Rug is a small quilt just the right size for your mug of something yummy and a small snack. They are also the perfect size to experiment with a new technique, use up scraps or try a new fabric. They can be hand embellished, fused, pieced, bound or turned…anything goes. Mug rugs come in many sizes – if you’re lost a good starting place is 7″ x 10″. You can visit Joy’s Pinterest board for some ideas. Have fun!
~ Don’t forget to come to our new location

Happy Sewing!

February Meeting Highlights

Fusing in February was this month’s program, with Lise leading the way. Members brought colorful fabrics to fuse and cut into bright blocks for March’s block of the month.

Business:

~ March’s meeting will usher in some new Officers and Chairs as we gear up for more excitement in 2014. Thank you to those who stepped up to fill the available positions. A BIG shout out to everyone who has worked behind the scenes the past year to get our guild off to a great start!
~ We will be displaying our modern quilts in the Quiltfest Destination Savannah show March 27-30 in Savannah, GA. CHECK YOUR EMAIL for important instructions and dates! 
~ Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest is coming! 
White Glove Volunteers:

  • You will need to provide your own white gloves. (Joy has one pair left to loan.)
  • You must pay the entrance fee to enter the Show floor.  
  • Check in with the Show Registration Desk 10 minutes prior to your shift. Please allow time for parking, etc. 
Our Raffle Quilt, “Fiesta”, was on display at February’s meeting! Isn’t it gorgeous? Many many thanks to everyone who contributed, and to Quilter’s Dream Batting for supplying the batting. A special thanks to Lise for pulling it all together, Malinda for her quilting skills and Katie for being willing to bind it. Great job, Ladies!
“Fiesta”

Raffle Quilt Table Volunteers:
Please show up for your scheduled time a couple minutes before.
Questions? Contact Lise S. or email us.

Show & Tell

Tricia’s been busy!
Emily’s very first quilt!
Gala’s Jelly Roll quilt
Yvette’s quilt from Wonky Star blocks of the month she won.
Joy designed this modern quilt for her mom. 
Lois made this chevron wall hanging and efficient block tote. 

Jen made this colorful reversible quilt for her daughter. 

NEXT MONTH:
~ March’s Block of the Month is the Fused Circles block we created at February’s meeting. Make as many blocks as you’d like for more chances to win!
~ March’s program will be Mid-Atlantic Show & Tell. We want to hear all about the workshops, classes and lectures you attended! Plus, bring your goodies and share your plans for new fabrics/supplies. 

~ We will Swap modern Mug Rugs. A Mug Rug is a small quilt just the right size for your mug of something yummy and a small snack. They are also the perfect size to experiment with a new technique, use up scraps or try a new fabric. They can be hand embellished, fused, pieced, bound or turned…anything goes. Mug rugs come in many sizes – if you’re lost a good starting place is 7″ x 10″. You can visit Joy’s Pinterest board for some ideas. Have fun!
~ Don’t forget to come to our new location

Happy Sewing!

January Meeting Highlights

It’s a New Year and we’re looking forward to growing as a guild, starting with our new location.  This month members sewed their hearts out in a Jelly Roll Race. What a fun way to complete a quilt top!

Malinda’s ready to ROLL!
There was some serious sewing going on…
A beautiful sample of the day’s productivity. 


Business:

Guild elections are coming, and your Guild needs YOU! Nominations are being accepted through February for the upcoming year. (Guild year runs April 1 to April 1). Elections will be held at the March 8th meeting. Nominations can be made through the Guild email or Big Ideas Box. 

We will be displaying our modern quilts in the Quiltfest Destination Savannah (GA) show in March. Your list of quilt submissions must be turned in to Pat W. by noon January 20th. Check your email for details.

Members signed up to White Glove and man the Raffle Quilt table at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest. You will need to provide your own white gloves. PLEASE mark your calendars and show up for your allotted time. Questions? Contact Lise S. or email us.
NEXT MONTH:
~ Don’t forget to come to our new location

~February’s Block of the Month is the Striped Diamonds Block. We will also be drawing for January’s Bookshelf Block. Make as many blocks as you’d like for more chances to win!
~ Come with your nominations for next year’s Officers & Chairs. Elections will be held at March’s meeting.

~ During February’s program we’ll learn all about fusing from Lise S. You don’t want to miss it!


Happy 2014!