Monthly Archives: March 2016

April BOM

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.


quilting retreat clipart

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!


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!