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Here’s a recap for ya!!

I’ve been trying to get this recap to ya, but a few things have waylaid me.  Nothing like a little time away to see some quilty goodness at the Daytona Quilt Show.  Hope some of our JMQG peeps got to take a break and take in some lovely quilts.   A few modern ones even made an appearance.

Now back to our reqularly scheduled program!!

We had some good show and tell…

Laura showed off a sweet little dress. It’s even reversible!!


She also had some other finishes, even one started in 2006!!  See it’s never too late to complete those UFO’s.

Margaret finished up a top from our stash buster table.  She is gonna finish it up and donate it our Maker’s Faire items.


She also showed an organizer she is working on for keeping up with her sewing tools!


Pat showed off some tree blocks she is working.  That’s gonna be a fun quilt!!


And who is that masked woman behind this quilt?  My foggy brain!! I did not write it down to give proper credit.  Please let me know and I will make the correction!!


And yours truly made a little name tag!!  Yea, yea, I’m an overachiever but what can I say, when inspiration hits, go for it!!


Speaking of inspiration, below are the pics of the Murals of Murray Hill for our 904 Urban Challenge.  Use one of them for inspiration for a quilt or other item.  It can be a shape, a color combo or a theme.  Bring it to the May meeting for show and tell.  Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

And see you March 18th for our next meeting.  Don’t forget the change of location due to the closure of the Neptune Beach Senior Activities Center.  It is temporarily closed for hurricaine repair.

We will meet at the Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd from 1-5.  We will have a short business meeting then Paula is gonna lead us through a small pineapple block tutorial.  We will use the blocks we make to put together a charity quilt.

Don’t forget to bring your machine!! and your show and tell!! and your Maker’s Faire items!!

Keep on sewing!!





Every Quilt has a story!

Our January meeting included a member’s trunk show.  Members brought quilts and other sewn items to showcase their quilting style or quilts that have special meaning.

Leslee showed off 3 of her recent finishes.  Leslee used different types of applique to create three great pieces.  How sweet is that bunny!


Jenna showed us her first quilt made for her daughter.  Her story that brought her to quilting shows why quilting has the power to heal.  She also showed us a sweet little dress for her baby girl.  Something handmade from mama is always special.

Melsenia brought her paper pieced diamond.  This quilt is amazing.  She showed us some techniques on how to get that wall hanging  to hang straight.  Great information.


Paula gave her son the world!! He loves to travel so she made him a map of the world.  What a great way to remember where’s he’s been and where his next dream takes him.  She also brought along a swap mini that a swap partner made of her little dachshund.

Kate showed off some stunning pieces she is working on.  Alas, since she was taking the pics, I forgot to take over that job!! Pics will be added!! Too pretty not to show.

Update: So here are pics of Kate’s quilts.  A riot of color!! Gorgeous!!


I brought almost everything I had.  Hey, it was a trunk show and I had to clean out my trunk.

A few finishes:

A few still to be finished (adding these to our UFO challenge):

plus a special gift from some very special people:


The Murder Mystery Quilt Along is progressing nicely!! It’ll be great to see how these quilts progress.



And last but definitely not least, Maus diligently working on the our 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt.  The members who worked on this one have outdone themselves.  It is stunning!!

Such inspiration!! Can’t wait to see what’s in store next month!!




Reminders from our January 2018 meeting :)

Our meeting last night was a great success!  We gained 4 new members, had beautiful show and tell and I felt a real sense of community with all the ladies.  This is just a quick reminder about some things we have coming up in the months ahead.  A more detailed post about the meeting with photos is coming soon.

We will start collecting donations for the Jacksonville Mini Maker Faire at our February meeting on 2/18/18.  The Maker Faire is on April 7, 2018 from 10-5 at MOSH.  We will be selling our donated items to generate revenue for the guild.  We will also be recruiting new members!  Some ideas for items are mug rugs, book marks, place mats, wallets, bags, quilts you’re willing to part with, fleece blankets, table runners  etc…..   We only have the next 2 meetings to collect items! More information on the Faire can be found at

Also, next month we will have a Name Tag Challenge!  Since we are growing in numbers, having name tags will help us all get to know each other!  To make it more fun, we will vote on our favorite name tag (not your own ;)) and the winner will get a prize!  So get sewing and bring those name tags to the February meeting!

Finally, a reminder to anyone interested in doing the Murder Mystery Quilt.  This is a BOM with one chapter of a murder mystery sent to you each month.  If you post a photo to their Facebook Album they will send you an extra clue each month to figure out whodunit.  Since there a so many of us doing this already, we are getting a guild discount.  The discount will be given as a refund I believe.  Sign up and info can be found at

That’s all for now!  It was great to see everyone last night!  Keep sewing!



Let’s Get This Party Started!

And by party, I mean, a lot of quiltin’ and learnin’ and sharin’ and laughin’!!

Our January meeting is just around the corner and is going to be the beginning of a great year for the JAXMQG.  The officers and board have been meeting to get some really exciting things on board for the upcoming year.  Don’t miss the meeting to hear all about it.

At the January meeting, we will be announcing a new challenge and asking each person to participate in a survey to get a better idea of what kind of programs each member would like to see.

One of the things we will doing at the January meeting is a swap.  Bring any fabric, tool, book or magazine that you no longer want and swap it with your quilting friends.  One quilter’s unused stash is another one’s “just what I’m looking for”!

We are also gonna have a Member’s Trunk Show.  Bring some of your favorite quilty finishes to show off your modern quilting skills.  You may have shared it at a previous meeting but with so many new faces, it’ll be exciting to revisit some of those awesome masterpieces.

Also, anyone participating in the Murder Mystery Quilt Along is welcome to bring their finished block for month 1 for show and tell.  We are looking into getting a guild discount as several members have signed to participate in this quilt along.  There is still time to join in!  It’s a block per month along with a chapter of a Murder mystery.  The blocks are clues to whodunit.  The first chapter was well written and quite a fun read! More info can be found at .

So, join the party this Sunday, January 28th at 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Come meet us & stay as long as you like!  We meet at the Neptune Beach Senior Activities, 2004 Forest Ave., Neptune Beach, FL 32266.

Until then,




Happy New Year!!

We had a great turnout for our December meeting and Christmas Party.  Lots of great food and work on the QuiltCon Charity Quilt.  We welcomed our new officers, President Kate Alicea, Vice President Paula Hagan, Secretary Robin McCallister and Treasurer Yvonne Wecker.

Kate’s sweet husband surprised her with flowers!  Awww!!!20171217_1409205302530020171217_14084620171217_1408595304

We are looking forward to a great 2018 with lots of quilty fellowship and fun!!

That’s all for now!


P.S. Next time maybe I can figure out how to get the pics in the correct order.  And believe me I tried!!





September Meeting Reminder

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!

Quiltfest 2017 Jacksonville Modern Quilt Guild Donation Basket

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.

We hope to see you there!

#Quilts for Harvey

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 @ You can also bring any donations to our next guild meeting on Sunday, September 24th.


Here is the information on making bluerkblocks in advance of our September 24th meeting and sew-in.   Contact Yvonne if you need pre-cut fabrics.

#Bluerkblocks with craftycop on IG

Quilts (42 Blocks) to benefit families of fallen Law Enforcement Officers

12.5”  Bluerkblocks

Recreated by Jen Van Orman from her original pattern 12.5” Raspberry Kiss Block.  Posted on her blog on September 9, 2016 by heritagethreads.

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!

#Bluerkblocks Sew-ins

Let’s sew up some bluerkblocks this weekend!


Fabrics have been cut for 42 blocks which is one quilt.   Please join us at the following locations this weekend:

Friday,  August 18th between 9 am and 1 pm at the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center .   We’re partnering with Coastal Quilters of Northeast FL at their weekly Sit and Sew.

Saturday, August 19th, between 10 am and 4 pm  at the Viking Sewing Gallery #683 (inside JoAnns) at the St. Johns Town Center.   And again on….

Sunday, August 20th, between 10 am and 7 pm at the Viking Sewing Gallery #683.    What better way to test drive a fabulous Viking sewing machine than by making a bluerkblock?

Are you attending Camp Calico next weekend in Orange Park?    Well then,  the Maus will have another set of fabric cuts for at least 42 blocks.

We’ll finish the month with the JAXMQG meeting and sew-in on Sunday, August 27th.

So there is plenty of opportunity to join the #bluerkblocks project.   These beautiful comfort quilts will be given to the families of fallen law enforcement officers and is the  project started and managed by craftycop on Instagram.