We’re getting together onSunday, December 17thfor our annual holiday gathering. Let’s share a meal and some fellowship and then do what we do best and Sew, Sew Sew. The Guild is providing the brisket, so bring a side or dessert and a FQ to share.
We’ll be meeting at our regular time of 2:00 pm (set-up elves should start showing up around 12:30). Of course, everyone is welcome to come early.
Place: Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center.
Don’t forget that this is also a Sew-in and we’ll unveil our QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt progress. The new Executive Board of 2018 will be introduced and installed.
Please notice the 2018 Dues button via PayPal is now active. Dues remain at $35 for the new year and it is never too early to renew. We also have a new Donate to the #bluerkblocks project button on our blog sidebar.
We know a lot of us have been busy having fun at Quiltfest getting inspired and buying all that quilty goodness but we wanted to remind you that we have our guild meeting this Sunday, September 24th from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center. We’ll have a short business meeting which will include discussions on QuiltCon 2018 and the Charity Quilt Challenge. We can also discuss our adventures at Quiltfest. Did everyone get an opportunity to see JMQG’s basket for Quiltfest. Yvonne put together this great basket valued at $210. Thanks Yvonne!
After the general meeting, we have the center until 7:00 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.
Calling all quilters in the greater Jacksonville area.
There is a call out for quilts for the thousands of individuals displaced as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Read more below…..
The Linus Connection of Central Texas has also set up an operation to collect quilts.
So if you have any completed quilts, quilt tops, blocks or any fabric for backing and binding, please donate to to the Jacksonville Modern Quilt Guild at the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center or contact us via email @ email@example.com. You can also bring any donations to our next guild meeting on Sunday, September 24th.
Happy Friday! I thought I’d do something a little different today and instead of a 6″ #jensfillerblocks, I’d share the cutting instructions for a 12.5″ raspberry kiss block on my blog. I shared this on instagram months and months ago. I had honestly forgotten about it until I assembled my B&C Sampler quilt today and had some that my lovely friend Jessica had sent me as a thank you for doing the quilty math for this. This was the beginning of doing quilty math to change the size of blocks, which then led to my filler blocks. Kind of a fun block for that reason.
(4) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ background squares
(2) 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ pink squares
(1) 3-1/2″ x 9″ pink rectangle
(2) 7″ x 7″ green for the corners, cut in half once diagonally
Sew together the middle “cross” section. You will need to cut 1/4″ from each edge to make end up with a 9″ square.
Sew the green triangles onto the corners as instructed in the original raspberry kiss block.
Note from the Maus to JAXMQG and Coastal Quilters….
Good ¼” seam allowance; proper pressing and trimming the center to 9” are keys to perfectly sized blocks. Also pay attention to placement of directional fabrics; saves spending any time with the dreaded Mr. Ripper!
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 ourQuiltCon 2018 Charity Quiltworkgroup 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 Quiltproject 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 Projecthere.
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 BluerBlocksproject. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Come join us at our next official meeting on Saturday, October 29th.
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.