January 2015 Meeting Highlights

Hello JMQG Members:

We had a great time at our meeting on January 24th at the usual place….South Mandarin Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library.  It’s always good to give a shout out to the river city’s assets.

Jax Library-So Mandarin

 

We had a phenomenal turnout of paid members who were joined by six new or familiar faces in our midst:  Leslie Amodeo, Marita Eng, Mary Hoskins, Ruth Jackl, Laurie Long and Jean Newton.   We were thrilled when Marita, Mary, Ruth and Laurie  officially joined the guild during the meeting.   This was also the first official meeting for KC Paetzold as a member.   A very quilty welcome to all of you.

Here are some of the highlights from the Show and Tell:

Marita Eng's (free hand) Appliqued Quilt
Marita Eng’s (free hand) Appliqued Quilt
Laurie Long's Quilt
Laurie Long’s Quilt
Ruth Jackl's quilt
Ruth Jackl’s Quilt
Candi Lennox's Quilt
Candi Lennox’s Quilt
Mary Hoskins' New York Beauty Quilt
Mary Hoskins’ New York Beauty Quilt

 

KC's Quilt for his daughter
KC’s Quilt for his daughter
Another KC Quilt for his daughter
Another KC Quilt for his daughter
Jen's Latest Quilt
Jen’s Latest Quilt
Another Jen Quilt
Another Jen Quilt

As you can see, Show and Tell had lots of beautiful quilts.  Cannot wait to see  what lovelies we have for our February Show and Tell.

The minutes from the January meeting have been added to out Meeting  Minutes tab.  Please take a moment to review the minutes prior to the February 28th meeting.  Any changes or corrections should be brought to our attention then.

The BOM (Block of the Month)

for the February Meeting is the Fractured Block.   The  block specs are as follows:

  • color palette is red and brown
  • use any combo of prints and solids
  • size is 12.5  inches unfinished (or slightly larger if you choose not to trim)
  • one block to donate to the BOM member drawing
  • second block to donate to charity / misfit block stash (this is optional)

here is a link to a really good tutorial for the fractured block….

http://reannalilydesigns.com/2011/02/fractured-background-quilt-block-tutorial/

  ****REMINDER****

We have a sew-in planned for the President’s Day Holiday on Monday, February 16th from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Ladybug Quilt Shop on 1400 Casset Avenue.

Ladybugs Quilt Shop We are trying to finalize the design for our American Red Cross Charity Quilt.

Follow-up posts will be coming out over the next two weeks to remind us of our sew-ins and the February meeting.

Hope to see everyone at the Ladybug Quilt Shop on the 16th.

Maus is Out

 

 

 

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About The Jacksonville Modern Quilt Guild

We are the Jacksonville Chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild. Our mission is to support and encourage the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community. We welcome quilters of all skill levels.

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