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Friday, December 7, 2012

December Ornament and Cookie Swap Meeting

Join us for our next meeting, Thursday, December 13 at 7 pm.
 
** We are at a different location on an unusual night because of the holidays**
 
The meeting is at CC Young at 4847 West Lawther Drive #100 Dallas, TX 75214
 
We will have a super-sized show and tell! (We didn't have one at the last meeting because it was a demo night, and we have all of the projects from the DMQG Retreat to show off as well!) There is going to be an ornament swap, so bring a homemade ornament if you would like to participate! We are also encouraging people to bring their favorite holiday cookie to share with the group. If there are any leftovers, we will have bags for you to take a sampling of cookies to-go!
 
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Join us for Saturday Sew THIS Saturday

Saturday Sew is only a week away! Join us next Saturday, November 17th for a fun day of quilting with friends. We are meeting at Presbyterian Hospital in Plano at 6200 West Parker Road. Reserve your spot through our Meetup site.

When: 9 am - 4 pm

Where: Magnolia room. (lower level, halfway between tower B and C. Park in garage (free--which is closest to Tower C) or in front of hospital (come in revolving door-closest to Tower B)]

Friday, November 9, 2012

Exhibit Reception November 11, 2-4 pm

There will be a reception for the quilt exhibit on display at the UT Southwestern Medical Center Library on November 11 from 2-4 pm. Please join us in appreciating all of the beautiful quilts on display. Directions to the South Campus Library can be found here. Parking is available in the visitors' lot. A photo ID will be needed to enter the Library. Family and friends are welcome.
If you can't make the reception, come in Monday-Friday 7am-7pm or Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 pm before January 4th to see the quilt exhibit. You may be required to show a photo ID to get into the Library.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November Meeting is TOMORROW!! RSVP today!

Join us for our next meeting TOMORROW,  November 8 at 7 pm. ** We are at a different location on an unusual night because of the holidays** The meeting is at CC Young at 4847 West Lawther Drive #100 Dallas, TX 75214! It's demo night, and we will have demonstrations on different layered fabric techniques. There will be demonstrations of prairie points, a ticker tape quilt, flying geese and a fun, swirly,.....
.reverse appliqué technique! Bring your appetite, as we are providing a light meal. Please note that for this meeting there is an attendance limit of 52 people, so it is more important than ever to RSVP for the meeting. If you have RSVP'd yes and your plans change, please go back and change your RSVP to no so someone else may attend in your place. There is an automatic waiting list set up for the meeting.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

November Meeting: November 8 at 7 pm

Join us for our next meeting on November 8 at 7 pm. ** We are at a different location on an unusual night because of the holidays** The meeting is at CC Young at 4847 West Lawther Drive #100 Dallas, TX 75214! It's demo night, and we will have demonstrations on different layered fabric techniques. There will be demonstrations of prairie points, a ticker tape quilt, flying geese and a fun, swirly,...
reverse appliqué technique! Bring your appetite, as we are providing a light meal. Please note that for this meeting there is an attendance limit of 52 people, so it is more important than ever to RSVP for the meeting. If you have RSVP'd yes and your plans change, please go back and change your RSVP to no so someone else may attend in your place. There is an automatic waiting list set up for the meeting.

DMQG Fall Retreat November 1-4

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Quilt Exhibit Reception on November 11

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 

The Dallas Modern Quilt Guild is having a reception for the quilt exhibit at the UT Southwestern Medical Center Library on November 11 from 2-4 pm.  Please join us in appreciating all of the beautiful quilts on display.  There will be light refreshments. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monthly Meeting Is Tomorrow!

Don't forget to join us for our monthly meeting! Long-arm professionals Carol Morrissey and Connie Keller will share their experiences, challenges and show some examples of their work. If you've ever wondered about using a professional long-armer or wondered about when is it time to buy your own equipment, come ready to ask your questions! Connie and Carol are both amazing quilters and have the gift of humor, so I know you'll enjoy the dialogue! After the panel discussions are concluded, a question and answer segment will follow.

When: Thursday, October 25th at 7pm
Where: Community Room at Half Price Books
5803 E. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX
[one block east of I75/Central]

We do not have an activity challenge this month, but continue to finish your beautiful works in progress and bring them to the meeting for show and tell. We all love to learn and be inspired by others!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Long-Arm Quilting...it's not just a fantasy!

Long-Arm Quilting...it's not just a fantasy!

Come join us for our monthly meeting ~ it's just a week away! Long-arm professionals Carol Morrissey and Connie Keller will share their experiences, challenges and show some examples of their work. If you've ever wondered about using a professional long-armer or wondered about when is it time to buy your own equipment, come ready to ask your questions! Connie and Carol are both amazing quilters a...
nd have the gift of humor, so I know you'll enjoy the dialogue! After the panel discussions are concluded, a question and answer segment will follow.

When: Thursday, October 25th at 7pm
Where: Community Room at Half Price Books
5803 E. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX
[one block east of I75/Central]

We do not have an activity challenge this month, but continue to finish your beautiful works in progress and bring them to the meeting for show and tell. We all love to learn and be inspired by others!

Also, if you have picked up  fabric from the Guild to make a charity quilt, continue to work on it and bring it to the meeting to show off and give to Laurie so it can be donated to the hospital.

Monday, October 1, 2012

New DMQG Logo Design

Congratulations to member ROBIN WILLIAMSON who designed the new logo for the DMQG! Robin won a ticket to Quilt Con in Austin for her great design. Great job, Robin!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ready for a new logo?

If you've visited our sites this afternoon, you've noticed our background has reverted to gray. Why? We are eagerly awaiting the final voting on new DMQG logo! Once the winning logo is chosen, our websites will be redesigned to showcase it.

Looking forward to it!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Let Your Light Shine!

Come join us for our monthly meeting ~ it's just a week away! Judy Kriehn, an award-winning quilter, will be sharing lots of tips and tricks on the best tips and techniques on entering juried quilt shows. So toot your own horn and let your light shine!
 
We'll also be having a fun block lottery, where you'll be able to win a stack of improvisational blocks made by your fellow members. Logo submissions are in too, and we'll be voting on the new, official DMQG logo!! And lastly, we'll be collecting quilts for our exhibit at UT Southwestern Medical Library.

When: Thursday, September 27th at 7pm
Where: Community Room at Half Price Books
5803 E. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX
[one block east of I75/Central]

Monday, September 10, 2012

Block Lottery ~ September 27th

Don't miss out on our block lottery at the upcoming September meeting! To participate, make one or more improvisational blocks to enter in the lottery. Links to tutorials are posted on Meetup.

GUIDELINES

Colors (as voted on by the members!):
Light Grey (Background)
Turquoise
Lime
Fuchsia
Orange

Fabric:
Fabric used must be quilt-shop quality 100% cotton fabric.
All fabric must be solid or tone-on-tone (that reads like a solid) in the above colors.

Blocks:
Blocks are to be 12.5" by 12.5" unfinished.
Each block needs to contain the background color and at least one of the other colors.
Each block must be pieced.
Blocks are to be designed using improvisation. Some words to Google for ideas include modern blocks, stack and whack and wonky.

Lottery:
Each block you turn in at the September meeting allows you one entry to win. Number of blocks for each prize will be determined by how many blocks are turned in. We are hoping to have multiple sets to give away. You may only win once. For example, if you made four blocks you would have four chances to win. Once you win a set you will be ineligible to win another set.

Questions: Contact Shannon Page, Activities

Friday, September 7, 2012

Join us for Saturday Sew

Saturday Sew is only a week away! Join us next Saturday, September 15th for a fun day of quilting with friends. We are meeting at Presbyterian Hospital in Plano at 6200 West Parker Road. Two spots are still available. Reserve  through our Meetup site.

When: 9 am - 4 pm

Where: Magnolia room. (lower level, halfway between tower B and C. Park in garage (free--which is closest to Tower C) or in front of hospital (come in revolving door-closest to Tower B)]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Meeting Tonight: Modern Blocks

Come join us for a night of modern blocks! Bring your name tags and logo design contest submissions. You can also submit your quilts for the UT Southwestern Library Exhibit. We also welcome you to bring any recently finished projects for show + tell.

When: Thursday, August 23rd at 7pm
Where: Community Room at Half Price Books
5803 E. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX
[one block east of I75/Central]

Monday, August 20, 2012

This Thursday: A Night of Modern Blocks

Come join us this Thursday night for a fun sampling of modern block interpretations. Jaime Moilanen has generously donated a copy of Modern Blocks as a door prize. Jaime contributed three modern blocks for the book. Due to a sudden schedule change, Angela Yosten will not be able to present her scheduled demonstration on applique quilting.

If you have a recently finished project, bring it for show-n-tell! And please remember your name tag so we can get to know you.

When:  Thursday, August 23rd at 7pm
Where:  Meet in the Community Room at Half Price Books, our new spacious location at 5803 E. Northwest Hwy. in Dallas. The bookstore is one block east of Central Expressway/I-75.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

QuiltCon Releases New Hotel Blocks

New hotel blocks have been released since the Radisson is now sold out! Book early as both hotels are in walking distance from the conference. Visit the QuiltCon lodging page to see details for redeeming the discounted rates.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Call for Exhibit Entries

Entries are now being accepted for the first ever Dallas Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit, which will be held October 22, 2012-January 4, 2013 at UT Southwestern Medical Center Library. Entries are due no later than September 27. You may submit up to 3 entries. While there is a lot of exhibit space, it is not unlimited, so entries will be accepted in the order in which they are received – first come, first served – until there is no more room to display them. This is not a juried or judged exhibit. Contact the exhibit coordinator, Laurie Thompson, with any questions.

Entry form:
• Online form at http://bit.ly/MXihV0...
• Due by September 27, 2012

Quilt requirements:
• No larger than 66 inches wide or 84 inches long
• Submit up to 3 entries
• Must be finished - quilted and bound
• Must have a hanging sleeve* attached to the back, at least 4 inches wide. Quilts will be hung on wooden rods.
• An entry comprises all elements on one hanging rod. If you have multiple small quilts that are meant to be hung as a collection, they will count as separate entries unless they are connected or can hang on a single rod within the size limits.
• Any style quilt is acceptable
• Identify all contributors to the quilt if made by more than one person or someone other than the entrant. Identify the machine or hand quilter if not the entrant.

Quilt delivery:
• No later than the September 27 Guild meeting. May bring to earlier Guild meetings also.
• Deliver in a pillowcase marked with the name, phone number, and email address of the entrant
• Contact the exhibit coordinator to make alternate arrangements.

Quilt pickup:
• Pickup at the Library on January 4-5, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
• Must bring identification to enter library and a signed release if not the quilt owner
• Contact the exhibit coordinator to make alternate arrangements (example: quilt is to be a Christmas present)

Exhibit dates and location:
• October 22, 2012 – January 4, 2013
• Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (must have photo identification to enter after 3:00 p.m.)
• Saturday-Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (must have photo identification to enter)
• UT Southwestern Medical Center Library, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX (south campus)
http://goo.gl/maps/XK...
http://www4.utsouthwe...

Liability and photo:
• You must accept the liability waiver on the entry form. The exhibit space is staffed during public hours. During all other hours, it is accessible only by UT Southwestern ID card holders and a record of all persons entering is kept. The space is also monitored by several security cameras.
• Please submit a photo of your quilt to the exhibit coordinator.

*Hanging sleeve tutorials (this is just a sample; there are many out there):
http://tallgrassprair...
http://www.youtube.co... (video)
http://wwwbluemoonriv...

Exhibit Coordinator: Laurie Thompson, 214-335-3055

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Meeting Tonight

So excited for our monthly meeting tonight at 7pm! Join us to see what's new from Moda and to see the big reveal of our Round Robin quilts.

Tonight! July 26th at 7pm
Community Room at Half Price Books
5803 E. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX
[one block east of I75/Central]

Monday, July 23, 2012

July Meeting: Moda & Round Robin Reveal

The July monthly meeting is quickly approaching and it's inspiration time. Special guest Jane Stewart from Moda will have plenty for us to drool over! Jane will be featuring Moda's new fabric lines and to get our creative juices flowing. We'll also be having our much anticipated Round Robin reveal.

Meet in the Community Room at Half Price Books, our new spacious location at 5803 E. Northwest Hwy. in Dallas at 7pm. The bookstore is one block east of Central Expressway/I-75.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

One Spot Left for Saturday Sew!

Saturday Sew is less than a week away! Join us this Saturday, July 21st for a fun day of quilting with friends. We are meeting at Presbyterian Hospital in Plano at 6200 West Parker Road. One spot is still available. Reserve it through our Meetup site.

When: 9 am - 4 pm

Where: Magnolia room. (lower level, halfway between tower B and C. Park in garage (free--which is closest to Tower C) or in front of hospital (come in revolving door-closest to Tower B)]

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July Newsletter

Don't miss your opportunity to submit entries for the first DMQG exhibit at UT Southwestern! Checkout the details in our July Newsletter as well as monthly meeting info, logo design contest, and more.

To protect privacy, you must subscribe to receive the newsletter directly to your inbox. Follow the subscription link at the bottom of the newsletter to make sure you don't miss the latest monthly issue.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Annual Dues

June is renewal month! If you will be attending tomorrow's meeting, please bring your dues current at that time. Checks and cash are greatly appreciated as we save on banking fees. If you cannot make the meeting, you may also pay via Paypal via the button on our Meetup page.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June Meeting Approaching

It's almost time for our June meeting! We've got a lot to talk about, so join us at Bernina of Dallas on Thursday,June 14 at 7:00 p.m.  We have a new challenge to announce, round robin quilts to swap, reminders of upcoming events and a presentation about needles and thread by Cheryl Isbell.  You don't want to miss it!    Bring your show-n-tell projects, too.

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 7:00 PM at Bernina of Dallas
12801 Midway Rd # 410, Dallas, TX
Look for us in the back classroom.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Saturday Sew just a week away!

Saturday Sew is just a week away! Join us next Saturday, June 16th for a fun day of quilting with friends. We are meeting at Presbyterian Hospital in Plano at 6200 West Parker Road. Spots are still available. Please comment below if you'd like to reserve your spot! You may also reserve a spot through our Meetup site.

When: 9 am - 4 pm

Where: Magnolia room. (lower level, halfway between tower B and C. Park in garage (free--which is closest to Tower C) or in front of hospital (come in revolving door-closest to Tower B)]

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Needles and Threads - Which Should You Use?

Cotton, poly, metallic? Which thread should you use? How and when? Does the needle really matter? With all of the options available on the market today, it can be both confusing and frustrating trying to determine the right mix of threads and needles for your quilting or sewing projects.

So come to the June 14th monthly meeting for a presentation by our own Cheryl Isbell on Needles and Threads! We will review many of the options available and when to use them. You will each receive a handout with more detailed descriptions of both needles and threads available today.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Officer Introductions: Week 3

Please welcome four more amazing quilters to the 2012-2013 Dallas Modern Quilt Guild officer team!


Laurie Thompson, Community Service

I taught myself to quilt about 13 years ago by watching Alex Anderson on Simply Quilts, long before blogs, YouTube, and online tutorials. My main objective was to hand quilt the tops I have that were pieced by my grandmother. I've been sewing since I was about 8 and have tried just about every needlecraft there is, so I was surprised that this new/old fabric art form captured my heart and my imagination the way it did. Since I work full-time as a librarian, I'm not very prolific, and I give most of my quilts away. However, the pleasure of seeing (or imagining) the joy on the face of a quilt recipient makes it all worth it. I can hardly wait to begin distributing the donation quilts that the guild has started making. Oh yeah, those quilt tops of my grandmother's? They still need to be quilted.


Cheryl Isbell, Auditing

I’ve been doing crafts of some nature all of my life – well, at least as long as I can remember! My Mom taught me how to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, etc. She was always working on something. I didn’t start quilting until 2001 when a friend of mine opened a Quilt Shop in Flower Mound, even at that it took her a couple of years to get me going on it. Once I did I never stopped – and boy do I love it! My first quilt was a queen size blooming nine-patch that I pieced in 3 weeks – I was obsessed and fearless. I love, love, love quilting and I don’t spend any time on other crafts anymore. I may not be as prolific as some, but I need this creative outlet in my life. Quilting brings me joy and happiness and I love to share that with others. I love to try new things and I’ve learned that there are often many ways to do something when it comes to quilting – just pick the way you like the best and you’ll never go wrong.

Happy Quilting!



Rachel Bryan, Activities/ Exchanges

Hi! I have been sewing/quilting (touching fabric/needles/thread period) since January 2011 when I decided a needed a hobby. Little did I know it would quickly become and addiction and a lifestyle. Since then I have met some of the most amazing women, made great memories and found a creative side that I never knew I had! I enjoy all styles of quilting – from traditional to modern and everything between. Most specifically, I am a sucker for applique!




 Shannon Page, Activities/ Exchanges

I enjoy all manners of crafting and sewing including quilting, clothes making, spray painting and gluing anything. My great grandmothers made quilts and my mother sewed clothes. I started sewing when I was 13 making clothes and small items to subside the boredom and restlessness of growing up in a small suburban town. After my mom died I reached out for a new hobby to get through all that came with this sad event. In cleaning out my mom's house I came across one of my grandmother's quilts and I was touched by how this quilt had stood through time. There it was in my hands decades after having been made with all its hand stitching and hard work. I looked up a quilting pattern online and made my first quilt... a cracker quilt that I cut out with regular shears, bound with premade binding and quilted on a regular machine. With all those mistakes it was the most rewarding item to come off my sewing machine.

I searched for a quilting group and was hoping to find somewhere to meet like-minded people and get a few pointers. After my first meeting with the DMQG I was so inspired and met so many friendly, smart and creative ladies I have not missed a meeting yet. What a great thing it is indeed to spend time doing what you love and sharing your work with a genuinely interested crowd.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Officer Introductions: Week 2

Please welcome three amazing quilters to the 2012-2013 Dallas Modern Quilt Guild officer team! We'll be introducing several officers each week until all are officially welcomed. Check back next week to meet more of our great leaders!


Sarah Diefenderfer Huechteman, Treasurer

Sewing and crafting have always been a part of my life. One of my favorite gifts at Christmas was always the new box of 64 Crayons that "Santa" put in my stocking each year! My sewing began in middle school with the tea towel apron and has only blossomed from there...if I could use fabric and a machine, I would give it a try! I also enjoy handwork - counted cross stitch, embroidery, crewel work and smocking. I took my first formal "quilting class" in 1985 and made the most hideous log cabin block ever...I have it hanging in my sewing room to remind me of where it all began. I can honestly say that I am more of a "piecer" than a "quilter"...the process of selecting fabric and seeing the design come to life makes my heart sing! I have recently taken a hand quilting class and am anxious to explore that more!

I have a daughter that teaches 4th grade in Plano and my son graduated from OU in December and will begin his MBA at UTD in June. I have been married to my husband, Randy, for 30 years.

I am excited to once again serve as Treasurer of this group and look forward to a fun, inspiring and exciting year!


Sarah Marie Bogle, Communications/Publicity

Though I've been sewing for years, quilting is a whole new experience for me. My background is interior design, so I really love designing quilts and drafting paper piecing templates! Joining the Guild has helped kick start the completion of my designs and bettered my quilting techniques.

Last year, I also served in the role of Communications. We've made lots of progress for a fairly new organization, including a powerful new site on Meetup with great tools for exchanging ideas and posting events!

This year I look forward to continuing the development of our blog, social media, and a monthly newsletter. So excited to work with the new and familiar faces on the officer team to make this a fantastic new year!



Lovetta Ferrante, Secretary

My college major was Education and Home Economics at Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth. During this time, Home Economics was a discipline that educated students in advanced levels of nutrition, food preparation (residential and commercial) as well as clothing construction.

After working 26 years at Deloitte, an international accounting firm, I retired in 2010 and quickly developed the quilting obsession . . .

Last year I served as the Chair for the Guild's Charitable Projects Initiative. Looking forward to working with the Guild for another fun year!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Officer Introductions

Please welcome three amazing quilters to the 2012-2013 Dallas Modern Quilt Guild officer team! We'll be introducing several officers each week until all are officially welcomed. Check back next week to meet more of our great leaders! 


Jaime Moilanen, President

A mostly self-taught quilter, I've been sewing baby blankets for 15 years but actively quilting for about 5 years. My mother and grandmother are both crafty, so it's definitely in my blood! 

The first thing I remember sewing in high school was a skirt made from a pillowcase - it already had a bottom hem! I only had to add the waist casing and dye it purple. Must have been a sight to see!

My mother and I both started eBay fabric stores in 2007. It's been fun to play with fabric and go to Quilt Market to see the latest offerings. But lately I've been selling less to feed my need for sewing more.


I am so happy to have found the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild. Now I finally have some local sewing friends! The connections made have been inspiring. In these two short years, I've learned so much from everyone. I'm looking forward to leading this group next year, let's have some fun!!

Angie D'Amore, Vice-President/ Membership

I have been a member of this group for two years and I took my first quilting and sewing class two years ago! I have been surrounded by creative women all of my life....my Mother, Grandmothers and Aunts. I remember going to "quilting bees" with my grandmother at an old schoolhouse and lying under the quilt as they quilted...and then they tried to make me eat squirrel stew (!)

My daughter will be a senior at Austin College this year and my son will be at freshman at the University of Tulsa. I will celebrate my 23rd wedding anniversary in July with my husband Tom who does not understand my need for fabric acquisition! Our 13-year-old dog Faith is the glue that holds us together!

I have learned so much from this group and gained some wonderful friends! I can't wait for this next year!!


Robin Williamson, Vice-President/ Programs

I started dabbling in quilting during the late 80s, but found I didn't have a lot of time for it, especially during the 90s when my graphic design business was really taking off.

At some point I decided I needed to take a beginner class just to see what I could learn. When I showed the teacher a quilt top that I had made and told her that I actually liked the BACK as much or more than the front, she suggested that I might enjoy art quilting. Funny... I'd never even heard of the term before then and I thought she was insulting me!!! LOL. Little did I know that she was RIGHT, and just nudged me in the direction I was destined to go.

In 2010, a good friend invited me to a Dallas Modern Quilt Guild meeting. Once again, I’d never heard of “modern quilting,” and assumed it was about art quilting. So I came and no… it wasn’t art quilting, but I found the style, color and fabric choices fascinating, as well as finding the women in the group to be inspirational and really EXCITED about quilting! I was hooked. I still mostly do art quilts, but am dabbling here and there in modern quilts when I feel the urge to do something a bit more structured (than art quilts).

I am a mother of a beautiful daughter who is majoring in education at UT-Tyler and wife to an artist. In my “day job” I am a graphic designer, but I can’t wait until the day when I can turn full-time to quilt making and pattern designing.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Renew Your Membership for 2012-2013

It's time to renew your membership to the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild! June 1st is the official date of our new fiscal year, so all renewing members will have until July 1st to renew and pay their $25 dues to our Treasurer, Sarah Huechteman. You may renew through Meetup by attending our Renewal Roll Call.

Looking forward to another great year!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday Sew is Just a Week Away

Join us next Saturday, May 19th for a fun day of quilting with friends. We are meeting at Presbyterian Hospital in Plano at 6200 West Parker Road. Spots are still available. Please comment below if you'd like to reserve your spot!

When: 9 am - 4 pm

Where: Magnolia room. (lower level, halfway between tower B and C. Park in garage (free--which is closest to Tower C) or in front of hospital (come in revolving door-closest to Tower B)]

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Officer Presenation and Snack Party

Our May monthly meeting is just a week away. Join us for our Officer Presentation and Snack Party! We'll be presenting officer nominees and voting on each open position. Please bring your show-n-tell projects for everyone to see. Also bring your bee border if you are a bee participant!

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:00 PM at Bernina of Dallas
12801 Midway Rd # 410, Dallas, TX
Look for us in the back classroom.

Monday, March 19, 2012

QuiltCon and the MQG QuiltCon Block Challenge



Have you heard about QuiltCon? QuiltCon is the inaugural conference and show of the Modern Quilt Guild. It will take place in Austin, Texas (yay, us!) from February 21st – 24th, 2013. Some of the biggest names in modern quilting will be leading workshops and lectures. For details on lodging, location, etc., please see the MQG website.

A few important dates to keep in mind:
  • Conference registration opens August 30th, 2012
  • Quilt Show entries will be accepted between July 1st, 2012 and October 31st, 2012
As a way to promote QuiltCon, the MQG is hosting a block challenge. They would like you to use the colors from their logo to make a modern block that represents your own style. See their website for details: www.quiltcon.com/block-challenge.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Just a reminder, our monthly meeting is tonight at Christus Conference Center.  Christus is located at 6363 N State Highway 161 #450 in Irving. {We will resume our monthly meetings next month at our usual location, Bernina of Dallas}. Finger foods and desserts will be provided, so bring your appetite! We'll also have three different stations for paper piecing demonstrations.

If you are participating in the round robin bee, please remember your pink bags with your first finished border. If you are unable to make the meeting, please arrange for drop off and pickup with your nest mates.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Community Outreach Annoucements

CALL for:

1.       Your completed Wonky Cross Blocks.  Yes, we are still accepting your wonky cross blocks! But, you may want to stop making new ones, because we are moving onto a new project – quilt packets (more on that below).
Laurie Thompson has pieced together a quilt top using some of your submissions, and it looks really great:


We are about to begin piecing together another wonky cross quilt, and are in the process of procuring batting and backing fabrics to finish them up.

So, if you have some wonky cross blocks that you’ve completed, turn ‘em in and we’ll make them a part of a funky, fun quilt.  THANK YOU!

2.       Fabric.  We will be accepting fabric donations on an ongoing basis, so if you have fat-quarter size or larger pieces of fabric that you would like to donate, bring them to our next general meeting.   Also, we are seeking larger pieces that can be used for backing. 
 
3.      Hobbs Batting UPC Labels.  If you use Hobbs batting, please save your UPC labels turn into Lovetta Ferrante.  We can use these to purchase discounted batting from Hobbs.

PICK UP Fabric Packets.  Using your generous fabric donations, the CPI Committee has put together A LOT of quilt packets, just waiting for you to plan and cut and sew and make some quilt tops for some of our local charities. 


There’s some gorgeous, fun, colorful fabrics - including some great pre-cuts - in these packets -- so grab a packet or two at the next DMQG monthly meeting and have some fun while knowing that what you’re doing will make a positive impact on our community.

Future Partnerships with Local Charitable Organizations.  The CPI Committee will be targeting smaller charitable organizations as future recipients of our quilts.  At this time, we have one partner, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and will be donating some quilts to them this year.  We will be taking your recommendations and will vote on additional charitable partners later this spring. 

As always, thank you ladies, you’re an amazing and generous group.   We look forward to seeing you at the next general meeting or Saturday Sew! 

Lovetta, April, Gina, Laurie, Maureen & Tammy

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Paper Piecing Demo Night

Due to the quilt show, we will not be meeting at Bernina. Instead, we'll be meeting at the Christus Health - Corporate Office at 6363 N State Highway 161 #450 in Irving.

Join us for a fun demo night on March 8th at 7pm! We'll have several members showing their technique for paper piecing. And bring your appetite, because we'll be reviewing our bylaws while we much.

If you are participating in the round robin bee, bring center with first finished border for second swap. For the second border, please try to include triangles of some sort into the design.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Join celebrate the 2nd birthday of the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild at our monthly meeting this Thursday! Don't forget your bee center blocks to start the round robin fun. We'll also be exchanging zippered pouches from this tutorial.

Don't miss out on the fun! RSVP today on Meetup if you are a member or via Facebook if you are not yet a member.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bee Signups Through January 26th

Don't miss out on your chance to join our round robin bee! Sign ups are open through January 21, 2012. To join, please contact our Bee Keeper, Jaime Moilanen. The fun starts when you bring your center block ~ 12 or 24 inch square or rectangle ~ to the February monthly meeting. All the details are posted on the Meetup website and are accessible to guild members.