We had a full house— 26 members and 8 visitors attended the September meeting! We are super excited to also have 3 new members join the guild : WELCOME to Donna T, Melissa M, and Ruth J.! We loved having so many visitors join us at the meeting : Angela, Symone, Debbie, Michelle, Claudia, Carol, Helen, and Chris. We hope to see you again at the October meeting!
Below are key updates from the meeting:
–JAXMQG RETREAT: All agreed that the JAXMQG 2022 September retreat was an awesome event! Franci shared great news that the JAXMQG 2023 retreat has been planned for August 31- Sept 3, 2023. Mark your calendars and be on lookout for registration details to be sent in next month or so.
–The 2023 QUILTCON Community Outreach quilt was on display at Quiltfest JAX and received numerous compliments! It is a truly stunning quilt and kudos for a superb group effort! The quilt will be on display also at the October meeting.
–2023 IMPROV SEW ALONG : Starting in January Adele will facilitate a group sew along referencing the Victoria Findlay Wolfe book: 15 minutes of play : Improv Quilts. This sew along is completely optional with fun opportunities such as scrap swaps and critiques. You can participate a little or alot– it will be totally up to you!
–OCTOBER CHALLENGE was introduced by Sylvia D., Eva G, and Susan B. The challenge is for guild members to make hanging fabric HEARTS FOR HOSPICE. The goal is for the guild to make 100 HEARTS in FALL or CHRISTMAS colors/theme! The hearts are distributed to hospice patients as a ‘gift of love’. Oooh… and there will be a PRIZE for the top two quilters that make the most hearts and turn in at the October meeting. Instructions for making the 6 inch decorated fabric HEARTS were distributed at the meeting and will also be attached to the upcoming newsletter.
–CONGRATULATIONS to our meeting winners :
Maryann M. won the very very cool selvedge challenge block lotto!
Margaret P. won the door prize!
QUILTED NAME BADGE DEMO: Member Christie R. gave a wonderful demo for sewing a cute and functional quilted name badge. Thanks Christie for all the preparation and effort!!! Our badges turned out sew creative and successful!
–SPECTACULAR SEPTEMBER SHOW & SHARE!
–NOT TO BE MISSED UPCOMING EVENTS!!!
–October Sit and Sew: October 8th from 10- 2:30 at the Regency Square Library branch (please note the location change!).
–October monthly meeting: October 30 at Spring Glen United Methodist Church at 2 PM. Followed by an ACCIDENTAL LANDSCAPE mini class taught by JAXMQG member Christina Flores! Supply lists and details will be emailed to members with the newsletter.
Whew! That’s all for this blog post! Hope everyone has a great month. Stay safe and have FUN quilting until we meet again!