Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild Blog

FWMQG December 2016 Meeting (Party) Recap

Well, 2016 is winding down, Christmas will be here soon and new board members will come on board. Elected as the new board members are: Jeanne Lobsinger, President Rhonda Weddle, VP of Special Events Janet Spore, VP of Membership and Outreach Laura Wheelis, VP of Communications Chris Atwell, Secretary Jenn Haxton, Treasurer   This was Ann’s last meeting as president, she has done an amazing job this year! As her final presidential act, she announced the guild’s 2017 BOM challenge, from the book “Vintage Quilt Revival.” For January through October, members should make two blocks per month, you pick any...

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FWMQG November 2016 Meeting Recap

November’s meeting was a full one. We had four guests visiting us. It’s always nice to meet new quilters. We are growing as a guild with 55 members. It seems like most of you were there last night, the room was so full. Jenn Haxton discussed the 2017 QuiltCon Charity quilt progress. Quite a few of you turned in the blocks you committed to make. We still have a few out there. They need to be turned in by December’s meeting. If you can’t get there, please make arrangements to get them to one of the board members. We will...

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Fort Worth Food Park Quilt Raffle Party

Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Janet and Jeanne will be at the Fort Worth Food Park selling charity quilt raffle tickets. Come out to support us and have some great food and fun too! The food truck line up sounds mouth watering: Holy Frijole, Islanders Food Truck, Life is Sweet, Parallel 90, What’s Cook-N Chef. And for some live music that starts at 6:30 are The Swags.

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Shannon Brinkley Is Coming To Town!

We have the pleasure of having Shannon Brinkley, of the Scrappy Applique craze coming to speak to our guild on Thursday, January 19, 2017. She will also be teaching a workshop on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:00 – 3:00, at Sew Fabricated.      “Shannon Brinkley is a quilt / fabric designer, author, and national speaker and teacher based in Austin, Texas.      “Shannon has always been drawn to any craft involving textiles. As a young girl, she explored weaving, embroidery, knitting, garment sewing, among others, and began quilting in           college, where she fell...

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FWMQG October 2016 Meeting Recap

I love how people are getting to the meetings a little early and visiting, signing in, getting to know each other, and looking at the amazing bee blocks our Maker Bees Bee Group are making. This month’s blocks were for Denee’. She picked a great pattern and is very happy with the results. I think we have a nice groove going with the sign in table being at the door. I know I like being able to see everyone as they come in. If the meeting starts and you get there late, don’t worry, the board members are making a...

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QuiltCon 2016 Charity Quilt Raffle Locations and Dates

Great news – Quilt Raffle Team members have been very busy scheduling ticket sales at area quilt shops, quilt guild meetings and local events, and have gotten very positive responses from our quilty friends!  Now we need your involvement – you can sign up to set up and sell the tickets at these events. The events we have lined up so far are listed on the attached PDF. We would like to have at least two volunteers at each event. Proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will help us line up more fantastic speakers for our guild meetings, and will also benefit...

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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)...