Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild Blog

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Donation of Small Pillowcases for Cook’s Children’s Hospital

You ladies have been amazing this year with pillowcase donations, lap mat donations, #quiltsforpulse, #quiltsforpeace and your time. That is why it is easy to ask for another donation, because you are good with helping our community. Cook’s Children’s hospital is asking for help with smaller pillowcases for their patient: The good news is that you can get TWO pillowcases out of one yard of fabric. Once again, thank you for your help.

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FWMQG September 2016 Meeting Recap

I would like to say thank you guild members for making our new sign in table as smooth as possible. It makes it easier to find all of the board members to ask questions, pay dues and just say hi. I like seeing all your faces too, it helps me remember your names. We had sign in, sign up, pillow swap pick up and bee block drop off, all in one place. We had 27 members show up, two of those signed up as new members, and one guest. We now have 56 members and hope to keep growing and...

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FWMQG August 2016 Meeting Recap

If you missed August’s guild meeting, you missed action, education and beauty. But don’t worry, we took pictures of it all!!After we got the business out of the way, we talked about #quiltsforpeace. So many people from all over the world made it happen. At the time of the meeting, many of our members had sewn together blocks, put together quilt tops, donated batting, basted quilts, quilted and bound over 20 quilts. To reward all the hard work, we asked Fat Quarter Shop for a donation of fat quarters so we could give them to members who made this possible....

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#quiltsforpeace Update

This is from Lee, the President of Dallas Modern Quilt Guild: “When the Pulse nightclub shootings happened, the Orlando MQG helped our hearts to heal by asking us to make hearts in rainbow colors for them, DMQG answered that call by committing to 5 complete quilts, and I am proud to say we are looking at a minimum of 9 completed by our guild (we have an amazing group). Then when tragedy struck in our own back yard on July 7th, it seemed the natural thing to make quilts for our city to help us heal.  Ann (President of FWMQG)...

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FWMQG July 2016 Meeting Recap

  Look at all of those heart blocks and nap mats! For those of you who were able to make July’s guild meeting, first of all…we missed you and secondly, you missed a great meeting! We had a great social before the meeting. There were so many people there, 38 of them were FWMQG members of which we have 53! Thank you to the visitors that came also. We even had the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild President, Lee, and a few of her members. We are going even stronger on the pillowcases for ACH Child and Family Services. Our goal...

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#quiltsforpeace

Hi Everyone,   I hope you are having a peaceful Sunday.  If you have been following us on Facebook or Instagram, you may be aware of the following information.  I wanted to send out this post to provide all the information in one cohesive place. I believe we all felt the same way when we woke up Friday Morning to the news of the Dallas Police Ambush.  The board immediately came up with the idea to give blue heart quilts to victims of that attack.  I reached out to Dallas MQG president with this idea and she was immediately on...

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FWMQG July 2016 Guild Meeting – It’s going to be a good one!

We are welcoming Jacquie Gering, from Tallgrass Prairie Studio, to Fort Worth. She will be giving a presentation and trunk show. Guests are invited to come for a $5.00 fee. We are very excited to have Jacquie share her knowledge and show off her beautiful quilts. We will have social before the meeting at 6:30. Jeanne will be there even earlier with a table set up in front of the doors. We have fabric that was donated to us by Madtosh and we want to share it with you to help with charity nap mats. Also, we will have the...

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FWMQG June 2016 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...

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FWMQG June 2016 Guild Meeting Community Service for Orlando

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...