Just a reminder that our May meeting is this Saturday at Bernina from 1-3! The topic is applique. Also, don’t forget to bring your quilted pillow top for your pillow swap partner. The information on the pillow swap is in the March 20th blog post.
I hope to see you at the meeting!
This Saturday (March 23) we will be sewing at the Pelham Road Library from 10-3. It’s a great opportunity to work on the pillow swap (due May’s meeting) or any other sewing project and a great time to socialize with friends. Hope to see many of you there!
Starting April 20th our meetings will be held the third Saturday of each month from 1pm to 3pm at Bernina Sewing Center on Wade Hampton. April’s meeting topic is “Machine Quilting” bring your questions and tips to share with the group.
Pillow Swap partner assignments were distributed last meeting and pillows are due at May’s meeting. Below are the details of the swap:
- Bring a finished quilted pillow cover (no insert) to the May meeting.
- Size: 16 x 16 inches square
- Closure is optional (either envelope backing or zipper closure)
- Please use modern techniques and fabrics. This is the perfect project to break out of your comfort zone and try something that is both new and challenging to you.
Here’s a link to the Flickr group dedicated to modern pillow swaps. Please browse this group at your convenience to get ideas and inspiration for your partner.
Just a reminder that our March meeting is tomorrow night at 7 pm. Brenda will be giving us her run-down of the Quilt Con experience and sharing with us what she has learned about the future of the Modern Quilt Guild. So excited to see her pictures and hear all about it!
Notes of Business:
Tomorrow night you will be getting your assignments for the Pillow Swap. Hope you are all looking forward to it. If you were not there last month and would like to be part of the Pillow Swap, just email us for more info. Here’s a link to the Flickr group dedicated to modern pillow swaps. Please browse this group at your convenience to get ideas and inspiration for your partner. Pillow covers will be due at the May meeting.
Sewing Saturday has been scheduled for March 23 from 10-3 at the Pelham Rd. library. Last time was such fun, and it’s a great opportunity to get some good sewing done while socializing with friends. Hope to see many of you there!
The Modern Quilt Exhibition is officially on the calendar at the Arts Council of Beaufort County. The show will be up at ArtWorks from April 2 – May 31.
The Beaufort Modern Quilt Guild would like our quilt to contribute quilts for this exhibition if possible. Each person may enter up to two quilts and they have room for our guild to have 10 total quilts. There is a $10 entry fee per person for the show and the ArtWorks Gallery will take a 30% commission fee. All other monies will go directly to the quilter. Quilt sales are not a fundraiser for the Beaufort Guild. Artworks also handles all of the sales tax and credit card fees as part of the commission.
Artworks has also given us an opportunity to have a boutique for those of you that have a studio production business to sell handmade goods. Commission will be the same 30%. If you have something you think would work, please send a couple of product shots and a brief description of your business to BMQG and we will let you know if it works!
The deadlines and dates are as follows -
March 4 – If you can give us an idea of how may and what size quilts you will be entering, let me know. This just helps us to plan the layout of the show.
March 18 – Quilts really need to be done by now.
March 25 – Quilts REALLY need to be done and in the mail by now!
April 1 – Quilts will be hung
April 2 – Exhibition is open
April 6 – Panel Discussion – Convergence/Divergence of Traditional and Modern Quilting – details to come soon.
May 4 – Opening Reception. It would be great to have as many quilters present at possible.
May 31 – Show closes.
I have a phone number for the director of this exhibition. If you would like more info or to contact her, please let me know. Also we would like to know at our February meeting if you are interested in showcasing a quilt for this show. I hope that some of you will take advantage of this great opportunity!
Just a quick reminder that our January meeting will be held this Friday night from 7-9! Hope you can all make it. The topic is hand quilting. Feel free to bring any examples of hand quilting to share with us. Also we are having our mug rug swap that night and we would love your participation! Refer to previous blog post if you need help with mug rug ideas. See you Friday night.
I have included some links to various mug rugs so that you can look around and decide what kind you want to make. As far as guidelines, we just ask that you try to follow the modern quilting style, but other than that you may do what you want. Those who wish to participate in the swap will bring their mug rug to our January meeting. We have some sort of a drawing of numbers to determine the order of the swap. We hope that many of you will participate to make this a fun event!
Mug Rug definition and tutorial- here
What is a Mug Rug?- here
Mug Rug Flickr Group- here