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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
• 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)

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... (video)

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.

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