April Meeting Recap

Quilters packed the room at Spring Glenn on the 24th for our April meeting! Twenty members were in attendance, along with 5 visitors. By the end of the meeting, JAXMQG added 2 members to our roster. Welcome to JAXMQG Gale and Christie! Cathy and Nelda, thank you for visiting with us, we hope to see you again soon! It was nice to have all the happy faces! And speaking of happy faces, Vicki won the door prize and look how happy she looks!

Vicki won the door prize donated by Candi

Appearing in the background of Vicki, are the amazing blocks that were contributed by participants of the April beer pairing challenge: blocks inspired by beer labels. Check out how talented our membership is! Paula F was the lucky recipient of the block lottery, and I for one cannot wait to see what she does with them!

April Beer Pairing Blocks Challenge

May Challenge: 12.5” blocks that represent your take on the flying geese block (can be pieced, applique, improv etc.) made in red, white and blue!

During the meeting, Lisa and Christina worked hard (MANY THANKS!) collecting the funds and tickets from members who are fundraising for our Ukraine Opportunity Quilt, where hundred percent of the proceeds will be going to UNICEF Ukraine. As of yesterday, we have raised $1550.50 for Ukraine! I am awed by the hard work and generous spirits of our members! Thank you all! And the best part, we still have a whole month of fundraising, as our winner drawing is on May 22nd, so you still have time to donate and help fundraise! Anyone wanting tickets or information, please contact us. Some JAXMQG members will be set up at the Jacksonville Art Walk on May 4th, from five until nine PM. Come see us and bring your friends and family!

The members once again have outdone themselves in the Show and Tell, just check out how talented our members are.

Franci brought the finished quilt that was made using blocks contributed by members in December. The blocks were then pieced by Candi and Franci, quilted by Laura, bound by Franci and the quilt is ready for donation. How fabulous did this turn out? Will update you once a charity is picked to receive the quilt. Thanks to all who participated!

Quilt made by JAXMQG members

And speaking of Franci, she did a demo on how to sandwich your large quilt on a small table. The key is chopsticks that mark the center, and giant clamps to keep all the layers pulled taught on table, pin what is the on the table, move the layers, clamp and pin, and repeat.

Marking the center with chopsticks!

The guild’s next sew-in is May 14th from 10 -2:30 at Pablo Creek Public Library.

Next Meeting is on May 22nd at Spring Glen United Methodist Church. We will have the drawing for the winner of the Opportunity Quilt for the Ukraine Fundraiser (and please bring any money/tickets collected by then), and then we will have a demo/mini workshop on collage quilts by our talented member Deb.

See you all soon!

Candi

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