Monday, July 28, 2014

Meeting this Thursday!

Don't forget there is a guild meeting this Thursday, July 31st
The meeting is from 6-8 and is on the 7th floor of the Dowd YMCA

We hope you can make it to the meeting, we have a lot going on!

The program for the evening will be presented by one of our own guild members, Margaret McCullough, who will be teaching us a ruffled binding technique.

We will also have the Open Wide Zippered Pouch swap and will be turning in our completed blocks for this months BOM.

There will be a new swap announced for next month as well as a new BOM, so come and find out what fun stuff we are going to be putting together!

Also, and this is the important stuff, we will be getting some business done at this meeting and you don't want to miss it!   We will take some time to present and discuss the pros and cons of joining The Modern Quilt Guild.  In addition, we will also be presenting and discussing some amendments to the guild Bylaws.

Of course, as always, please bring what you have recently finished working on to share with the group during the Show and Tell time! We all love to see what everyone has been up to!

I haven't even mentioned the Sew-In date, the Charity Box and the new program for next month!  Check back here to find out more after the meeting....or better yet, come and join us on Thursday night!  We would love to see you there.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Looking Ahead and What About that BOM?

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick update on what you can look forward to at the July meeting!

One of our lovely guild members, Margaret McCullough, will be doing a program on how to complete that wonderful ruffled binding she showed us back in May.  See that sweet binding at the bottom of the apron that Margaret shared with us?  We are going to learn how to just whip one of those right up!

I also wanted to give you all a little more direction on the BOM, as there have been some questions.

First, since these blocks are all going to be made into a sampler type quilt for charity, they do not all have to be the same color.  For example, this month Jenn and Vickie shared the BOM with us in a blue color scheme.  However, we may or may not get enough blocks to make an entire quilt with just July's blocks and will need to include previous Block's of the Month into this quilt in order to complete it.  For example, we only received two completed blocks for June, and those blocks will need to be combined into another quilt. June's colors were yellow or purple and this month please feel free to make a block in any of those colors OR any color that will compliment the over all scheme at this point, possibly red or green.

Second, the link I shared with you;  Bitty Scrap Around Block, was for a completed 6.5 inch block.  If you refer back to the picture in the previous post, you will see that Jenn and Vicki combined four of these blocks to make one completed 12.5 inch block.  So, make four 6.5 blocks and sew them together to complete the BOM for July!

Our next meeting will be:   Thursday, July 31st

Don't forget to keep working on your Open Wide Pouch for the swap!  I've seen some pictures on InstaGram of some of the pouches heading to guild and you are not going to want to miss out!  

If you have any questions concerning swaps, BOM, programs, or anything guild related, please don't hesitate to ask!  Email us at