August Meeting Highlights

Seventeen members joined in for our August meeting, where we gained JMQG member #30! A big welcome to MaryAnn Mings, we look forward to getting to know you more!

You can view the August Minutes here.  Lots of business was taken care of like forming a nomination committee for our upcoming November elections, as well as securing a place for our Christmas Holiday party. Many thanks to our sweet Ruth for graciously inviting us to her home!

The biggest excitement at the meeting was the presentation and exchange of the centers of our Round Robin quilts. How different they all are! And what fun it is going to be looking at these centers all grown up in December! Stay tuned for these final pictures as our members, plan, plot and sew these babies.

RoundRobinCenters

The Jacksonville Sunrise BOM blocks looked fantastic next to one another on the wall. Robin won the block lotto, but took pity on Candi (who whined at every meeting for having never won) and gave her the blocks. Whining works! Thank you, Robin 🙂

Jacksonville Sunrise BOM 1 Jacksonville Sunrise BOM 2

And as usual, lots of oohing and aahing over the quilts brought for show and tell.

Check out Christy’s  quilt (which will be at QuiltFest) and the awesome back!

Christy's Quilt

Christy's quilt back

And look at Mary’s awesome finishes. The second is one she made from the branch blocks she won in March!

Mary's quilt 1Mary's quilt 2

Janette showed us her impulse fabric purchase turned into a gorgeous top!

Janette's top

And for one more BOM winning finish; Angie made this beautiful quilt from the improv chevron blocks she won in November!

Angie's quilt

Back complete with a label!

Angie's quilt back

A few reminders:

  • Please checkout our calendar for future scheduled sew-ins and meeting dates changes for the rest of the year, as we accommodate QuiltFest and the upcoming holidays.
  • Per members’ suggestions, we started a closed Facebook Group for our active members only as place to chat and share information that you may not want to share on the open web. We tried adding all the members that we could find on Facebook, if you haven’t been added, please request to join.

Stay tuned for the upcoming posts for our BOM and FMQ challenge!

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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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