Wednesday, November 23, 2011

October and November Meeting Recap {Double post}

Happy Thanksgiving!
 Here is a special Holiday Edition Double PMQG post!

 I am so sad I missed October's meeting due to an ungodly painful double kidney stone attack! So please accept my apologies for missing such an exciting meeting (I heard it was amazing!) and for this belated post.

Our October meeting had 24 in attendance. 20 members and 4 guests.

Here are some photos from the "Finish a UFO Challenge"









Guild members can check out more photos from this meeting on our BigTent.com site.

October 15th was our Charity Day of sewing. A few members met to sew all of the Jay McCarroll blocks together to make quilts to send to  Japan's tsunami victims.



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Our November meeting was held on 11/15 and it was packed! We renewed our dues, and showed off our "Anything Pumpkin" challenge.

Pumpkin Tote Bag



In addition to Show-and-Tell, we are also encouraging members to bring in our projects that are in progress to get advice and insite.

Looking for advice on quilting options


Show and Tell





News for our members:
 Once you have paid your dues for the year, please head over to our new group site at www.bigtent.com and log into the Philly Modern Quilt Guild. There we can discuss all things Modern Quilting and also post more photos.


Current Quilt exhibits:
Quilt Art: International Expressions in Doylestown: September 10, 2011 through
January 1, 2012 James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine St. Doylestown,
PA


New Castle, DE; Civil War Era Quilts, Coverlets, and Medallions October 1 thru
December 31, New Castle Library, 424 Delaware St.

An exhibit and series of education programs, open to the public during regular
library hours. Sponsored by Historic Village Quilts. (302-276-2676)

Congrats to Tricia and Baby Emma! 





Monday, November 14, 2011

FREE Quilt Book Raffle at November Philly MQG Meeting

Hi, everyone - we have some good news to share! The lovely people at Lark Crafts have sent our guild a copy of a brand new book called Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts.


This book includes 24 really fun "little quilt" projects. These are great for when you want to make a quick project, but they could also provide inspiration for larger-sized quilts.

We will be raffling off the book at our next guild meeting on November 15th. The raffle will be open to all paying members who attend the meeting and it will be free to enter! All you have to do to enter is show up at the meeting and pay your dues (if you haven't already)!

See you at the meeting tomorrow! Good luck!