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Monday, January 28, 2013

February Old Block/New Block challenge

Hi all! 

As January's meeting was so busy I wanted everyone to have the guidelines for this month's activity Old Block/New Block.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what we all come up with.
The activity is:
Take any traditional block and put a modern spin on it!  Some suggestions are making it wonky, adding negative space, using solids, changing size/scale etc. If you don't have time to sew a block together feel free to draw one (or more).
We strive to promote modern quilting and this is a great way to help define what that means and how we can update older ideas.
Feel free to email me with any questions!
Shannon Page
Activities Chair
Dallas Modern Quilt Guild Board

Friday, January 18, 2013

Saturday Sew, January 19

What could be more fun than a day or quilting with friends?
Bring your project, machine, and any project specific supplies you may need. This event is organized by our Events Chair Rachel Bryan. Please do not hesitate to contact her with any questions you may have.

When: Saturday, January 19, 9 am - 4 pm

Where: Magnolia room at Presbyterian Hospital in Plano. (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)]

**Please bring your own cutting mats, irons and extension cords as Rachel will be unable to attend this month**

This space is offered to us FREE of charge in exchange for supporting the hospice program at Presbyterian Plano. Please consider giving of your talents to support hospice patients! For current information about charitable needs and how you can help, contact our Community Service Chair, Laurie Thompson.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Modern Quilts of Texas Exhibit at the Dallas Quilt Celebration 2013

We are pleased to announce a great opportunity for Dallas Modern Quilt Guild members!
Dallas Quilt Celebration 2013, sponsored by the Quilters Guild of Dallas, is one of the largest quilt shows in the county.  Every year the show features Special Exhibits and for the 2013 show, part of Special Exhibits will include an Open Exhibit of modern quilts representing the various Modern Quilt Guilds throughout Texas.  Titled, Modern Quilts of Texas, our goal is to showcase quilts from members of the various Modern Quilt Guilds across Texas to bring recognition to the incredible workmanship and creativity that exists throughout our Modern Quilt Guilds. 


I encourage everyone to consider entering this exhibit - we do amazing work, ladies, and we should show it off!  In addition, we have the opportunity to staff the Special Exhibits area and promote the DMQG to all of the show attendees, as well as provide "white glove" services for attendees who want to see the quilt backs (you KNOW you want to wear the white gloves!!).  All volunteeres will receive free entry to the show the day they volunteer, a "thank you" gift for volunteering 4 or more hours and participation in the largest "all volunteer" quilt show in the country.  We'll have sign up sheets at our January and February meetings (there are lots of volunteer opportunities available throughout the show - Cathy can advise if you're interested).
Now, for the exhibit information:

Here is the information for participation.  Further questions may be directed to Cathy Bryan (DMQG member) at cbryan@di-consult.com

This is an Open Exhibit based on a First Submission, First Accepted Basis. 

Exhibit Dates:
March 8-10, 2013
Dallas Market Hall. 
Refer to the Dallas Quilt Celebration website (http://www.quiltersguildofdallas.org/quiltcelebration2013/default.htm) for more information regarding show hours, location and directions.
All Quilts submitted must remain in the exhibit for the entire show. 

Entry Deadline / Entry Quota:
·        Entry deadline is Jan 31, 2013
·        We will accept up to 60 quilt entries. 
·        In an effort to have representation from all 6 of the Modern Quilt Guilds in Texas, we will reserve 5 exhibit slots for entries from each of the Modern Guilds in Texas until Jan 15, 2013.  After Jan 15, 2013, any exhibit slots left unfilled will be added to the remaining 30 exhibit slots for entries from any Guild.

Entry form:
·        Please complete the Online form at:  https://docs.google.com/a/di-consult.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEZDeWZCclM4UXZsTmRuaG5rYkdvMXc6MQ#gid=0
·        Entries must be submitted by midnight, Jan 31, 2013

Quilt requirements:
·        There is no size limit, but be aware that quilts with any side > 90” may not be fully displayed
·        Quilt Must be finished - quilted and bound
·        Each quilt entry must have a hanging sleeve attached to the back, at least 4 inches wide. Quilts will be hung on wooden rods. Refer to the entry requirements for the Dallas Quilt Celebration for more information regarding hanging sleeves. 
·        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.
·        Each quilt must contain a label on the back of the quilt.  Quilt label should include, as a minimum: 
Quiltmakers name(s)—both quilt top piecing and quilting
Date Completed
Name of Quilt

Quilt delivery:
In Person:  Due on March 6, 2013 between 9am – 1pm at Dallas Market Hall
Shipped:  Will be accepted between Feb 15th - March 5, 2013.  All shipped deliveries MUST BE received by March 5, 2013 for inclusion in the exhibit.

Quilt Pick Up:
In Person:  Due on March 10, 2013 between 6am – 7pm at Dallas Market Hall
·        Identification will be required for all In Person pick up.
Shipped:  Return shipping will occur between March 11 – March 15, 2013. 
Alternate delivery schedules requires prior coordination and approval by Exhibit Coordinator.

All Shipping delivery charges are the responsibility of the entrant.
Alternate delivery and / or pick up arrangements requires prior coordination and approval by Exhibit Coordinator.

Liability:
You will be required to check the Release of Liability box on the entry form.  The exhibit space will have 24 hour onsite security throughout the time your quilt will be on exhibit at Dallas Market Hall.  Entries received prior to March 6th delivery at Dallas Market Hall (shipped entries) will be maintained and cared for in an appropriate manner. No responsibility for loss or damage to my entry will be assumed by QGD or the Exhibit Coordinator.


Entry Photo:
Each entry must be accompanied a photo. (See instructions for photo submission on the Entry form).
The quilt does  not have to be completed at the time of the photo / entry submission, but must be completed upon delivery to the exhibit.

Exhibit Coordinator: Cathy Bryan, Special Exhibits Chair, Dallas Quilt Celebration 2013
cbryan@di-consult.com
214-335-3055

Sunday, January 13, 2013

HUGE FABRIC CLEARANCE


Hey fabric lovers!  Our president, Jamie, is having a huge fabric clearance sale on January 26 at her house and you're invited!  The details are as follows:
Saturday, January 26
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2205 Forest Oak Court, Bedford
Cash and Credit Cards preferred
Yardage and precuts from Michael Miller, Moda, Kokka and more!
 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Madrona Road Challenge


Thanks to everyone who signed up for the Madrona Road challenge. As a reminder, the activity for this month is to use your own stash to create anything using something you learned from the Guild. For those participating in the challenge, below are the g...uidelines for it. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

The Modern Quilt Guild sent out Madrona Road by Violet Craft fabric for a challenge.

The Challenge is to make an item that incorporates something you learned from the Guild.

Project is due at the January meeting.

Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/...

The solid is Michael Miller “Straw”.

You can add solids or more Madrona Road fabrics.
 
 Photo: Thanks to everyone who signed up for the challenge. As a reminder, the activity for this month is to use your own stash to create anything using something you learned from the Guild. For those participating in the challenge, below are the guidelines for it. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

The Modern Quilt Guild sent out Madrona Road by Violet Craft fabric for a challenge. 

The Challenge is to make an item that incorporates something you learned from the Guild.

Project is due at the January meeting. 

Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com...

The solid is Michael Miller “Straw”.

You can add solids or more Madrona Road fabrics.

JANUARY SATURDAY SEW

What could be more fun than a day or quilting with friends? We will have cutting and ironing stations set up. Bring your project, machine, and any project specific supplies you may need. This event is organized by our Events Chair Rachel Bryan. Please do not hesitate to contact her with any questions you may have.
When: January 19, 9 am - 4 pm
Where: Magnolia room at Presbyterian Hospital in Plano. (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)]
This space is offered to us FREE of charge in exchange for supporting the hospice program at Presbyterian Plano. Please consider giving of your talents to support hospice patients! For current information about charitable needs and how you can help, contact our Community Service Chair, Laurie Thompson.