April Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will not be having our business meeting tomorrow at our usually scheduled time. Instead our meeting will be next Saturday (4/30) from 10:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m. at the South Mandarin Library branch. We will need to be finished and out of the room by 1:30 p.m. so there will not be a sew-in after this meeting. Keep in mind that because of the memorial day holiday next month, we rescheduled our business meeting to the fifth Saturday (5/28). We still have the room reserved for the fourth Saturday (5/21) for a sew-in for members who would like to get together and sew.

Don’t forget to bring your BOM for this month. If you need more info on this block, check the blog post here. Also don’t forget our first quarterly challenge is due – the snip it, rip it, toss it, pass it challenge. For instructions on this challenge, click here.

Also a reminder that all members should have paid their dues for 2016. There are a few members who have not yet paid their dues so please be sure to do that as soon as possible. If you are not planning on being a member for 2016, please let us know. You can pay your dues online by clicking on our Paypal Payment Option link under the Membership section on the right side of the blog. You can also pay your dues at the meeting with cash or check.

And lastly, please bring your name tag to the meeting. If you don’t have one, feel free to create your own unique name tag or we will have blank ones at the meeting for you to use.

See you all then!

April BOM

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April BOM made by Joan

 

 

Doesn’t the April block of the month look just fantastic? I love it!

You can find the instructions for it here.

 Colors as follows:

Fabric A: Black and white print. Fabric B: purple solid. Fabric C: Red solid. Fabric D: Lime Green solid.

Also, based on members’ request, we have updated the BOM tab on the blog to include links for the blocks for the rest of the years as well as colors to be used for those who want to sew ahead.

Happy sewing!

Retreat Update

Hello JaxMQG quilters.

The initial deadline to sign up for the upcoming retreat is today, and so far, we only have the program committee (retreat organizers) sign up. As is , the retreat will not be happening without meeting the minimum number of participants needed to cover the costs. So please, take a minute to either sign up by paying via Paypal links on the right, or we would appreciate it if you can just let us  know that you won’t be attending so we know that you are reading this. Deadline is Tuesday 3/29. If we don’t receive enough interest by then, retreat will be officially cancelled.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to communicate and happy Easter.

Your  Programs Committee

 

 

March Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our business meeting this Saturday (3/26) from 10:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m. at the South Mandarin Library branch.

This month, after the business meeting we will be having a special sew-in until 5:00 p.m. in the same room at the library. We will be working on the charity quilts during the sew-in time for those members who would like to participate. For others, you are welcome to work on any sewing projects you may have. Bring scraps or fabric to donate for the charity quilt. We will also be having a potluck so bring a dish to pass. Mary Ann will be giving a Big Stitch demo.

Don’t forget to bring your BOM for this month. If you need more info on this block, check the blog post here. Also don’t forget to bring your modern potholder to participate in the swap. For rules on the potholder swap, check the blog post here.

And lastly, please bring your name tag to the meeting. If you don’t have one, feel free to create your own unique name tag or we will have blank ones at the meeting for you to use.

See you all then!

JMQG Meeting Updates

For April:  Since we will be having our retreat on that fourth Saturday, we cancelled the reservation and booked 4/30 (fifth Saturday) for the meeting (room is only available until 1:30 PM but we figured it shouldn’t be a problem since it’s the week right after the retreat and we might be sewn out).

For May:  Someone pointed out that the fourth Saturday is Memorial Day weekend, so we booked the third Saturday for our meeting but kept the reservation for the holiday weekend in case we want to have a sew-in. We can take poll at the next meeting. The guild calendar has been updated with these changes.

JMQG QUILTING RETREAT 2016!

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Did someone say quilting? Well yes! Lots of quilting time with fellow members coming up with our second annual quilting retreat! Last year’s retreat was a great success and we are planning for the same this year! Come join us!

Retreat

Yvonne has setup PayPal buttons for the retreat here on the blog —->

so you can easily submit your payment via PayPal, or bring it to the next meeting!

Hope to see you all there!

 

 

 

March Potholder Swap

Let’s have some fun trading potholders at the March meeting (3/26). Bring a potholder to swap and go home with one made by a fellow member! Very few rules:

1- Make it safe! Use all cotton batting, fabric and thread.

2- Make it modern! Use a modern quilt design element in your potholder.

3- Have  lots of of fun creating your potholder. If you need inspiration, just look here.

Quilt On!

 

 

 

February Meeting Highlights

Our February meeting was held on the 3rd Saturday of the month instead of the 4th because the library wasn’t available. Thanks to the gracious hospitality of Ladybug Quilt Shop we were able to hold our meeting there on the 3rd Saturday to allow the 4th Saturday to be available for people who wanted to attend Quilt Week in Daytona Beach.

At the meeting our Program Committee provided treats for all and gifts for members with February birthdays.  You can review the minutes here.

During the meeting, Robin discussed how there was still a need for an Instagram Moderator. Yvonne announced that her and Tony were going to volunteer for the Charity Committee but would still need volunteers to help the committee.

The Annual Retreat was discussed. It is going to be held this year at Ladybug Quilt Shop on April 22, 23 and 24. Check the blog for more information.

At the end of the business meeting we had show and tell:

Here were the finished January BOMs.

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Leslie showed her beautiful throw quilt.

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Yvonne showed the finished top and back of one of the Love Quilt Project quilts.

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Janette showed her baby quilt she was working on.

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Mary Ann showed her block that she completed from the Splendid Sampler Quilt Along.

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She then showed us her quilt she made from a pattern in the book Patchwork City.

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And then she showed us her beautiful completed round robin quilt.

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That’s it for now. Stay tuned for more info.