Next Meeting - August 18th!!

Get ready for our next meeting on August 18th!

At this meeting we will be going over:

  • Charities for our Better than Cheddar Quilt
  • Upcoming Paint Chip Challenge
  • Sign-ups for Secret Sister Swap
  • 2017 Raffle Quilt update

When you come to the meeting, please bring:

  • $1.00 bills for a surprise activity!
  • Your favorite quilting tool to share
  • August BOM
  • Items for Sew & Tell
  • Your nametag

We hope to see you there!!

#quiltsforpulse

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild began the effort to collect quilts for loved ones affected by this recent tragedy. Many individuals and quilt guilds have contributed time, talents and amazing quilts. Our guild hosted a sew in to make blocks and tops, and the tireless ladies from our community quilts committee have finished several to send to Orlando as pictured below.

You can read more about this amazing endeavor and see the quilts others have made here.

July's meeting

Our summer social was a hit! Fun fabric stamping, an awesome pillow swap, #quiltsforpulse and great friends. Thanks to all the ladies that make our guild so great. Check out the minutes here.

June's Meeting

Lots of voting, a lovely raffle quilt, amazing quilter's showcase, our first block lotto, a new raffle quilt design, hearts for Orlando and some great Sew and Tell. Check out our minutes here. Welcome new officers!

Next meeting - June 16th!

Please bring:

  • June’s BOM is a blue and yellow with low volume background block, and it's our first block lotto! See here for details and an inspirational color palette.
  • Your awesome submissions for our upcoming quilt shows! More on what we need can be found here. PLEASE LABEL your items.
  • We’ll be voting on bylaw changes and holding officer elections.
  • Have you reserved your spot for our second annual retreat in October? There's only a few left!
  • Your name tag
  • Sew and Tell

By Law revisions

As discussed at our last meeting we're ready to make a few changes to our existing By Laws. Mostly this involves rearranging the officer positions a bit to better reflect those duties.

Please take a moment to review the edits here. New additions are highlighted, text to be removed is crossed out. We'll be voting on these changes first thing at our June meeting.

May's Meeting

More committees sign ups, great BOM, clothesline bowls, retreat sign ups, an exciting pillow swap announcement and a great pep talk from Crystal Quilters! Check out our minutes if you missed it, and if you'd like to participate in the pillow swap instructions can be found here. Completed pillows will be exchanged white elephant style at our July social.

We've already signed up 16 people for our October retreat, if you'd like to hold your spot please get your $50 non-refundable deposit in soon. More details can be found on our retreat page.

 

 

April's Meeting

A lovely member showcase, secret sister reveal, quilt clinic and committee sign ups. Check out our minutes here.

Next meeting - April 21st!

Please bring:

  • Any project you’d like to bring to our Quilt Clinic! Are you stumped on what to do next for binding, quilting, or design? Have a question about a technique? We've got decades of collective quilting knowledge, odds are somebody has a great suggestion for your dilemma. 
  • April’s BOM is a brights and whites liberated checkerboard, see the blog for a tutorial.
  • A wrapped gift WITH YOUR NAME ON IT for your Secret Sister, it's reveal time.
  • Your completed orphan block challenge project to return to that block’s owner
  • Your name tag
  • Sew and Tell

PS: Don't forget our next Sew-In - Saturday, April 30th – 10:00 a.m. at Calico Threads in Tacoma

What can you bring to TacMQG?

It's that time again, elections for board positions are right around the corner. What are your strengths and talents? Organizing, public speaking, writing, event planning, tech, bringing people together, or excel spreadsheets? Whatever you've got we can use it.

Being part of a guild is a great way to share your favorite hobby and make new friends. It also takes some behind the scenes management to keep it running smoothly. That's why the elected positions and committees are a vital part of our group.

If you're curious about the duties of each board position, you can read about them in detail here.

If leadership isn't for you, but you'd like to share your talents on a committee you can read about those here.

Please take a minute to read about the different ways you can help. We're always open to new people and new suggestions, we can learn a lot from each other. Collaboration and fresh ideas is what will keeps our guild exciting!

March's Meeting

An awesome guest speaker and some great secret sister swapping! Check out the minutes here.