November Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our next guild meeting this Saturday (11/19) from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at our new location in the downtown Jacksonville Main Library on 303 N. Laura St. There is plenty of parking on the side streets or there is also a parking garage right next to the library.

We will not be having our general meeting. Instead we are going to be having a sew-in only and we will be working on the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. Everyone is welcome to participate on the quilt or you can bring a project of your own to work on too. There is plenty of room and outlets for everyone. You can bring snacks and drinks for yourself (and others) if you’d like.

We hope to see you there!

October Meeting Highlights

Our October meeting was held on Saturday, October 29th at our new location at the Downtown Jacksonville Library.

This was our first meeting that was held in our new meeting place. We had a great meeting with Robin, Candi and Sara in attendance. Because of the low attendance, we were quickly able to plan out most of the year for programs and exciting events we hope you’ll enjoy. Everything that was discussed is listed in the minutes.  You can review the minutes here.

October Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our business meeting this Saturday (10/29) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at our new location in the downtown Jacksonville Main Library on 303 N. Laura St. There is plenty of parking on the side street or there is also a parking lot behind the library off of Duval St.

After the business meeting the library room is available for open sewing until 5:00 p.m. for those members who would like to participate. Some of us will also be working on the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. Everyone is welcome to participate on the quilt or you can bring a project of your own to work on too.

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 has a New Home!

Come join us at our next official
meeting on Saturday, October 29th.   jacksonville-downtown-library-makers-space

We are so excited that thanks to the main library downtown, we will now have a permanent space just for us. The library has created the Jax Makerspace and they have invited us to use some of that space where we can hold our meetings, have sew-ins, display our quilts, and maybe hold a future Jacksonville Modern Quilt Show. This space will also give us an opportunity to share our knowledge and excitement of modern quilting to the public by holding workshops on quilting and sewing. The possibilities are endless. You’ve got to come down and see the space. The address for the downtown library is 303 N. Laura St, click here for directions. Since it is a Saturday, there is lots of parking available (for free) on the street but there is also library parking behind the library off of W. Duval St. Our meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. and goes to about noon. We will have a sew-in afterwards and people are welcome to work on anything they want or they can join in with some of us working on the QuiltCon 2017 charity quilt.

We hope to see you there!

September Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our business meeting this Saturday (9/24) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the South Mandarin Library branch.

We will be devoting the entire meeting in memory of Jen. Please bring any items that you created from any of the swaps or programs she headed as program chair. For example, Jen spearheaded our 2015 Round Robin, the bird swap quilt and the pocket quilts. Also, if anyone has any completed quilts or quilt tops that include any of the 2015 blocks of the month in them, please bring to the meeting.

After the business meeting the library room is available for open sewing until 5:00 p.m. for those members who would like to participate.

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!

August Meeting has been Canceled

As several members are out of town and will not be able to make our guild meeting for August and the library is unavailable, we have decided to cancel the August business meeting.

Our next meeting will be Saturday, September 24th at the South Mandarin Branch Library. We will have our regular business meeting and show and tell but in addition we plan on having a Das Jen remembrance and celebrate all the creative projects and challenges she brought to our guild.

Stay tuned… More info to come as we get closer to the September meeting date.

 

July Meeting Highlights

Our July meeting was held on Saturday, July 23 at the South Mandarin Library branch.

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

During the meeting, members discussed sew-ins that are going on and the #QuiltsforPulse effort being started by the Orlando MQG. Everyone has been working hard sewing blocks/quilts and organizing sew-ins for this effort. Make sure you watch our blog and members Facebook page for times and places where there are sew-ins going on. Stay tuned to our blog for times and places on those also.

We then had State of the Guild discussion where members had an open and frank discussion about the purpose of the guild, what is expected of each of us, what we each are looking for and ways we can work together to form a successful modern quilt guild. The consensus was that there is a need for more communication and everyone needs to try and be more proactive.

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

Members who completed their Paint Chip Challenge:

Ruth showed her quilt for Kathy’s daughter and the table runner she made for her sister.

Laurie showed her sofa quilt, throw quilt and tuffet in progress.

Adele showed her finished quilt that she used the glue basting technique.

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And Mary Ann showed her quilt she made for Quilts for Pulse.

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

Next business meeting is to be determined for August.

July Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our business meeting this Saturday (7/23) from 10:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m. at the South Mandarin Library branch.

After the business meeting the library room is available for open sewing until 5:00 p.m. for those members who would like to participate.

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 that the 2nd quarter challenge, the Paint Chip Challenge, is due.

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!

June Meeting Highlights

Our June meeting was held on Saturday, June 25 at the South Mandarin Library branch.

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

We had a new member join during the meeting. Her name is Maureen and she comes all the way from Georgia. She has many years of experience quilting and is looking forward to meeting modern quilters like herself. Welcome Maureen!

During the meeting, members discussed sew-ins that are going on and the #QuiltsforPulse effort being started by the Orlando MQG. Our member, Jen, has been working hard sewing blocks/quilts and organizing sew-ins for this effort. Make sure you watch our blog and members Facebook page for times and places where there are sew-ins going on. Other members, including Robin and Yvonne are hosting events throughout Jacksonville during the month of July. Stay tuned to our blog for times and places on those also.

We then had our Pin Cushion/Thread Catcher swap. Whoever brought in a pin cushion was able to choose a pin cushion as their name was drawn.

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

Ruth showed her chevron quilt and the heart quilt she will be donating to #QuiltsforPulse.

And Joan brought some beautiful quilts she had been working on.

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

Next business meeting is Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the South Mandarin Library branch. Hope to see you all there!