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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.

May Meeting Canceled

Our meeting was scheduled for next weekend but because of the Memorial Day holiday and lots of people will be away, we have decided to cancel our meeting. The presentation on “Best Practices for Photographing your Quilts” will be postponed – date to be determined.

We hope everyone has a great holiday. Happy stitching! If you need some patriotic inspiration, here’s a modern quilt designed by Jacquie Guering called “For Love of
Country”.

For_Love_of_Country_PatternFor Love of Country

April Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our next guild meeting on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the downtown Jacksonville Main Library on 303 N. Laura St. There is plenty of parking on the side streets or there is also a parking garage right next to the library. If you park in the garage the library will validate your ticket.

This month we are having our Hand Sewing in the Park event. We will all meet at our regular meeting location in the library and then go to our agreed upon spot outside to enjoy the fresh air and companionship. (At the last meeting we spoke about maybe going outside in the library’s court yard.) Bring whatever type of handwork you would like to work on.

And don’t forget that at this meeting we will be sharing our completed Crayon Challenge projects.

After the general meeting we have the library until they close at 6:00 p.m to stay and sew. So plan on staying after the meeting and sewing on a project of your own or just stay and chat. There is plenty of room and outlets for everyone. You can bring snacks and drinks for yourself (and others) if you’d like.

We hope to see you there!

March Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our next guild meeting on Saturday, March 25th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the downtown Jacksonville Main Library on 303 N. Laura St. There is plenty of parking on the side streets or there is also a parking garage right next to the library. If you park in the garage the library will validate your ticket.

After the general meeting we have the library until they close at 6:00 p.m to stay and sew. So plan on staying after the meeting and sewing on a project of your own or just stay and chat. There is plenty of room and outlets for everyone. You can bring snacks and drinks for yourself (and others) if you’d like.

We hope to see you there!

A New Beginning for 2017

So as the Jacksonville Modern Quilt Guild begins a new year and our fourth year as a local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild, we have many things for which we are thankful.

First, we are thankful for the leadership provided by Robin McCallister since our inception.  Robin is facing new challenges and has decided to step down as our President in order to focus on her health issues.    As one of our founding members and original officers, Robin remains on our Executive Board.robin

Secondly, we are truly thankful for Adele Rivers stepping up to complete the remainder of the term as President.    Adele also co-chairs our programs committee and provided joyous leadership to her small band of merry minions to plan and complete our QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt.   More on that in the next post!! 

adele

Next, we are thankful for Sara David for all she does as our Secretary and main blogger. Sara started a new job in late summer while also continuing part time at The Viking Sewing Gallery at the Town Center.

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Next, I guess it’s my turn.    I’m thankful I finally fixed the 2017 dues button on the blog!!   I’m ready to get the new year rolling as Treasurer.    Still airbrushing the photo.

Lastly, we are thankful for the members who are continuing we us into 2017.

Our meetings are held the fourth Saturday of the month in the Makers Area of the Jacksonville Public Library, Main Branch downtown at 303 North Laura Street.  Our business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. and we hope you’ll join us for some quilty fellowship.

The Maus

 

January Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our next guild meeting on Saturday, January 28th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at our new location in the downtown Jacksonville Main Library on 303 N. Laura St. There is plenty of parking on the side streets or there is also a parking garage right next to the library. If you park in the garage the library will validate your ticket.

This will be our first general meeting for the 2017 year. If you haven’t come to our new location yet your in for a nice surprise. There is plenty of room to spread out and get your creative juices going. After the general meeting we have the library until they close at 6:00 p.m to stay and sew. So plan on staying after the meeting and sewing on a project of your own or just stay and chat. There is plenty of room and outlets for everyone. You can bring snacks and drinks for yourself (and others) if you’d like.

We hope to see you there!

November Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our next guild meeting this Saturday (11/19) from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at our new location in the downtown Jacksonville Main Library on 303 N. Laura St. There is plenty of parking on the side streets or there is also a parking garage right next to the library.

We will not be having our general meeting. Instead we are going to be having a sew-in only and we will be working on the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. Everyone is welcome to participate on the quilt or you can bring a project of your own to work on too. There is plenty of room and outlets for everyone. You can bring snacks and drinks for yourself (and others) if you’d like.

We hope to see you there!

October Meeting Highlights

Our October meeting was held on Saturday, October 29th at our new location at the Downtown Jacksonville Library.

This was our first meeting that was held in our new meeting place. We had a great meeting with Robin, Candi and Sara in attendance. Because of the low attendance, we were quickly able to plan out most of the year for programs and exciting events we hope you’ll enjoy. Everything that was discussed is listed in the minutes.  You can review the minutes here.

October Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our business meeting this Saturday (10/29) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at our new location in the downtown Jacksonville Main Library on 303 N. Laura St. There is plenty of parking on the side street or there is also a parking lot behind the library off of Duval St.

After the business meeting the library room is available for open sewing until 5:00 p.m. for those members who would like to participate. Some of us will also be working on the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. Everyone is welcome to participate on the quilt or you can bring a project of your own to work on too.

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 has a New Home!

Come join us at our next official
meeting on Saturday, October 29th.   jacksonville-downtown-library-makers-space

We are so excited that thanks to the main library downtown, we will now have a permanent space just for us. The library has created the Jax Makerspace and they have invited us to use some of that space where we can hold our meetings, have sew-ins, display our quilts, and maybe hold a future Jacksonville Modern Quilt Show. This space will also give us an opportunity to share our knowledge and excitement of modern quilting to the public by holding workshops on quilting and sewing. The possibilities are endless. You’ve got to come down and see the space. The address for the downtown library is 303 N. Laura St, click here for directions. Since it is a Saturday, there is lots of parking available (for free) on the street but there is also library parking behind the library off of W. Duval St. Our meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. and goes to about noon. We will have a sew-in afterwards and people are welcome to work on anything they want or they can join in with some of us working on the QuiltCon 2017 charity quilt.

We hope to see you there!