Category Archives: Meeting Schedule / Reminder

August 27th Meeting

Let’s get ready to Sewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!

Can you believe August is more than half over and the kiddos are back at school….   where did the summer go?     This must mean more quilty sewing fun for us.

If you didn’t join us at our new meeting location at the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center in July, you are in for a treat when we meet on  Sunday, August 27th.   The business meeting starts at 2 pm and we’ll we sewing by 2:30…woo hoo.

We do have a few items on the agenda for programs:

  • Kate  will be leading our QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt  workgroup and will provide the details on that in September.   Make sure you let her know you want in on this fantastic annual project.   For those of us who want to see more now, click the link from The MQG here.

 

  • Robin will be leading our Love Quilt project for next year and will provide more deets later in the fall.   For those of us who want to see more now, click the link from The Love Quilt Project here.

 

  • Only three of us signed up for the annual QuiltCon Michael Miller Challenge using their new “Our Yard” fabric line.    We don’t want anyone to be left out, so we have a donation of this new yummy fabric cut into delicious packages and would like every member to get one.   The only catch is, when you sign up, you agree to make one 6 1/2″ unfinished block (any block any style) from the fabric and the rest is yours to keep.  What will we do with these blocks, you ask?    We’re going to put them together to make a collaborative quilt and enter it in the MM Challenge by the deadline of November 30th.  Of course, anyone can submit an individual quilt for this challenge and we’ll have the challenge rules available with the fabric packets.  For those of us who want to see more now, click the link from The MQG here.

 

  • The Maus will be introducing our involvement in the BluerBlocks project.  If you’re on Instagram, please check out craftycop, who put out the call in late June for blocks for comfort quilts which will go to the families of fallen law enforcement officers.    We responded and thought this would be a worthwhile activity for our guild and any of the traditional guilds in Jacksonville.  We’re working again with Coastal Quilters  (our Pulse Quilts partner) and we’ve set a goal of 168 blocks which means four quilts.   There is a specific pattern for the blocks and we’ll have a follow-up post within the next day or so with more specifics including dates, times and locations of sew-ins.    So stayed tuned and get your blue and low volume stash ready.    We will also have fabric kits ready for anyone willing to stitch up a block or two or more.

So that’s it for now with so much more to come very soon.

The Maus

We’re Moving to the Beach

That’s right!!!  The Jacksonville MQG has found a new meeting and sewing location.

Our new location is the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center, 2004 Forest Ave, Neptune Beach, FL 32266.

Our meeting day and time has also changed.   We will be meeting 2 – 7 pm on the last Sunday of each month, and those dates are:

  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 26
  • December   TBD for our annual holiday gathering.

The NBSAC has a great meeting room, plenty of tables for our sewing machines, a full kitchen and lots more to offer our group.    Get directions to our new location Here

We hope to see everyone on July 30th.

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 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!

September Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our business meeting this Saturday (9/24) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the South Mandarin Library branch.

We will be devoting the entire meeting in memory of Jen. Please bring any items that you created from any of the swaps or programs she headed as program chair. For example, Jen spearheaded our 2015 Round Robin, the bird swap quilt and the pocket quilts. Also, if anyone has any completed quilts or quilt tops that include any of the 2015 blocks of the month in them, please bring to the meeting.

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.

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!

July Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be having our business meeting this Saturday (7/23) from 10:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m. at the South Mandarin Library branch.

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.

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 that the 2nd quarter challenge, the Paint Chip Challenge, is due.

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!

June Meeting Start Time Change

Because of Quiltcon 2017 registration starting at 10:00 a.m. the morning of our meeting, it has been decided by members that we will have a delayed start to our general meeting. Instead of a 10:30 a.m. start it will be at 11:30 a.m. One of our members, Joan, has committed to being at the library at 10:30 a.m. to open the room in case there are any members that don’t need to register and would like to come in and start setting up if they are going to be staying for the sew-in.

Thanks Joan!

June Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be meeting this Saturday, 6/25 at 10:30 at the South Mandarin Library branch.

Don’t forget to bring your BOM for this month. If you need more info on this block, check the blog post here. After the meeting, the room is available as usual for members to stay and sew.

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!