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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!! 

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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.

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August Meeting has been Canceled

As several members are out of town and will not be able to make our guild meeting for August and the library is unavailable, we have decided to cancel the August business meeting.

Our next meeting will be Saturday, September 24th at the South Mandarin Branch Library. We will have our regular business meeting and show and tell but in addition we plan on having a Das Jen remembrance and celebrate all the creative projects and challenges she brought to our guild.

Stay tuned… More info to come as we get closer to the September meeting date.

 

#QuiltsforPulse

Don’t fret if you missed out on last Saturday’s Sew-in after the meeting to work on Quilts for Pulse charity drive for the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild!

We will be at it again this Saturday, July 2nd @ the Mandarin Library from 1130-1800. All members/non-members are invited!

I will have finished tops in need of backings made, quilts to be sandwiched, quilted, and bound.

Thank you Joan & Mary Ann for working on hearts with me last Saturday, Ruth for providing moral support and Jessie for the binding.

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Ruth's finished top
Ruth’s finished top

 

Check out what other quilters are doing here —-> #QuiltsforPulse

Read more about the drive here —-> Orlando MQG blog

Important – All quilts, quilt tops, and/or blocks need to be delivered to me before or at the July 23rd General Meeting if you would like me to deliver them for you.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks to everyone that has helped. You are appreciated more than I can express in words.

~ Jen Paetzold (daspretzel at gmail dot com)

June Swap: Pin CushionThread Catcher

Hello quilters! So for the June meeting, let’s swap a pin cushion thread catcher! If you don’t know what that is,  take a look at one of the tutorials here:

Confessions of a Homeschooler tutorial.

Merriment Design tutorial

Sally Said Sew Tutorial 

Just to give you some ideas. You can make it any colors, any styles, any technique! Just bring one to the June meeting and go home with one someone else made, it’s that simple!

Happy Sewing!

 

May Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that we will be meeting this Saturday, 5/21 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.

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!