Monday, July 28, 2014

July Meeting Highlights

This month the PMQG beat the heat by staying in and sewing together! Members finished projects, worked on charity bibs and had fun getting to know each other better. 

It was also our "The World Isn't Flat and Neither Is My Quilt" challenge reveal, and there was some fun interpretation of the theme.

Members exchanged some great looking quilted magnets in this month's swap. 

~ In August we will be making Crisscross place mats. These are super easy, fun to make and perfect for gifts. If you're fast you might have time to layer and turn them. 

        - 4 coordinating fat quarters (tops)
        - Sewing machine, scissors, thread, rotary cutter, ruler and mat
        - Power strips and extension cords
To complete them you will need:

        - 4 batting pieces measuring about 14" x 20" each
        - 7/8 yard of backing fabric

~ The August Block of the Month is a Modern Log Cabin.
~ Malinda will present the next Guild Challenge.  We have a spot to showcase our challenges at Mid-Atlantic in February, so let's rise tot he challenge and show 'em what we've got!

~ Bibs for the senior center are due at October's meeting.  
~ Meeting Minutes can be found in our PMQG Family Facebook group. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes via email. 
~ Our Facebook Page is new and public to everyone. Spread the link so all your friends can like us!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

2014 Raffle Quilt Winner

Congratulations to Jenna S. from Richmond, VA, winner of the PMQG's first raffle quilt! Jenna picked up her prize on July 4th, which also happens to be her birthday! Her immediate plan is to hang the quilt in her home and show it off to everyone who visits. 

Congratulations to our other prize winners!
Bed Runner - Marlene R., Herndon, VA

Fabric Bowl - Our very own Susan W., Newport News, VA 
Modern Potholders - Kelly S., Raeford, NC

A big THANK YOU to all who bought tickets to support our guild!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June Meeting Highlights

Hello, summer!
The PMQG held its First Annual Guild Picnic, and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to kick off the summer season. 

The Block of the month was Bring Your Own Block. All these colors looked like summer itself. 
You can't have a picnic without the yum!

Tricia brought a great brain-teaser.....

...Not everyone appreciated having their brain teased.

Beach Quilt Blanket Bingo, anyone?

Show & Tell:

Beth's adorable baby quilt

Gala's "ugly fabric" challenge quilt

Gwen's cheery place mats

Lois made this fun notebook cover with her initial

Lois' "ugly fabric" challenge quilt

Pat's "ugly fabric" challenge quilt...nothing ugly about these quilts!

Mike's fun paper pieced quilt for his special gal
~ All the raffle quilt tickets are in! We will be drawing the name of our lucky winner July 1st at 6:00 PM in front of the Oyster Point City Center fountain.  Join us!

~ UPDATE: July's meeting will be a sew day! Members are encouraged to bring a project to work on. If using your machine, please bring a long extension cord/power strip. 

Secret Pals were assigned. Don't forget to show your SP some love every month!
~ If you signed up, July's swap is quilted magnets. A list of our upcoming swaps can be found on the Challenges/Swaps tab above. 
~ July's block of the month is Golden Gate. Don't forget to use modern fabrics. If in doubt, choose a fabric that's one color plus white. 
~ We're still waiting on word about our new meeting place. Check back for updates!
Name tags will be passed out at July's meeting. Beginning in July anyone caught without a name tag will be "fined" 25 cents. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June's Meeting & Potluck Picnic

We're welcoming summer with a pot-luck picnic in the park! 
Join us for food, games and lots of fun!
Saturday, June 7th 
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

We are meeting at Harwood Mills park in Yorktown, on Oriana Road next to the reservoir.  Clothesline will be strung to show off everyone's Show & Tell and BOMs.

Let us know what you plan to bring by signing up HERE.

NOTE: The map says "Newport News Park". Ignore that. :)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

May Meeting Highlights

"Pleased to meet ya!" Members had time to chat and get better acquainted during May's "Speed Dating" program. Profile cards were passed around as everyone rotated through the room and shared fun facts about themselves. My, what an interesting bunch of characters quilters we have!

~ Sell all your raffle quilt tickets ! Money needs to be turned in at June's meeting. The drawing will be held July 1st.
~ We are scouting for a new meeting place. Stay tuned for developments. 

Show & Tell:

Amanda incorporated "ugly" fabrics into this scrappy gem. Nothing ugly here!

Valerie's quilt looks like summer. 

Tricia finished this beautiful patriotic quilt.

Joy found this pristine 1940 quilt in a consignment shop. 


~ Date change:  Saturday, June 7th we'll welcome summer with a pot-luck picnic in the park! Join us for food, games and lots of fun. We are meeting at Harwood Mills park in Yorktown, on Oriana Rd. next to the reservoir from 10:00-1:00.  Clothesline will be strung to show off everyone's Show & Tell and BOMs.
Let us know what you plan to bring HERE.
~ Anything goes with June's Block of the Month - everyone is encouraged to  BYOB - Bring Your Own Block. Reminder: Beth is "stealing" blocks monthly to be made into extra quilts for charity. Extra blocks can also be made for this purpose and given directly to Beth. 
~ Sign-up at June's meeting for July's swap! You won't want to miss out - if you won't be at June's meeting to sign up you must email Tricia before the meeting to add your name to the list. 
~Dues are $25 and due at June's meeting. If you won't be there, please email us to make arrangements. 
~ Secret Pals will be assigned. If you'd like a Secret Pal, sign up with Tricia at the beginning of the meeting. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

April Meeting Highlights

During April's Charity Sew Day members successfully sewed over 60 of these sweet blankets for the NICU. Many hands make light work, and our guild proved it! Thank you to all who cut, sewed, pressed and donated supplies. 

~ If you did not pick up your raffle quilt tickets at April's meeting, please contact Lise or plan to pick them up at May's meeting. All members are asked to participate! Ticket money needs to be turned in no later than June's meeting. The drawing will be held July 1st.

~Dues are $25 and due at June's meeting. 

~ A new Challenge has been presented!  

Show & Tell:

~ The Block of the Month for May is the May Pole Block. Beth will be "stealing" blocks monthly to be made into extra quilts for charity. Extra blocks made for this purpose can be given directly to Beth. 
~ We are swapping Modern Floral Fats Quarters at May's meeting in honor of Mothers' Day. 
~ Get to know your fellow members at May's program "Speed Dating".  Check your email for details! You won't want to miss the fun!

Friday, March 21, 2014

March Meeting Higlights

March's meeting was the PMQG's Mid-Atlantic Show & Tell. Members shared their class experiences and showed off some of their fun purchases. We can't wait for next year!
Barb took Laura Wasilowski's  fun Zentangle class. 
MAQF was Cathy's VERY FIRST quilt show!

Joy took Esterita Austin's Powerful Portrait class. 
Yvette made this beauty in Jenny Rayment's 
Tucked & Twisted class. 

Lise scored some wonderful vintage fabrics!
Katie stocked up on stencils!

Members also swapped some of the cutest Mug Rugs ever....

~ The new slate of officers was approved and Malinda passed the baton. Your new Officers     are:
          President~ Joy M. 
          Vice President~ Beth M. 
          Secretary~ Yvette C. 
          Treasurer~ Pam K. 

~ Malinda was surprised with a parting gift of bright Economy Blocks made by guild Members. 

~ Our Raffle Quilt was a huge success at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest! Many thanks to all of you for volunteering to get our first fundraiser off to a fabulous start!

Show & Tell
Malinda shared her colorful jelly roll quilt and her tip for making it modern.
Jenny shared her cheery house wall-hanging. 

Pat learned some new tricks from Missouri Star 
Quilt Co.'s new Block magazine

Angelia's young students made these modern NICU quilts!

~ April's meeting will be a sew day to make wee blankets for still-born babies. Please bring:

        - Pre-cut 12.5" WHITE flannel squares
        - Pre-cut 12.5" WHITE fabric squares

        - 1/4" up to 1/2" wide WHITE ribbon
        - Sewing machine, scissors, white thread, cutting supplies

~ Raffle tickets and a photo of the Raffle Quilt will be distributed to each member at April's meeting. Members are encouraged to sell all their tickets. Start thinking of who you know! 
~ April's Block of the Month is the Economy Block.
~ Malinda will present a new Guild Challenge

~ Tricia will announce May's Swap.

~ NICU quilts are being accepted at each month's meeting. 
~ Meeting Minutes can be found on our Facebook Page. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes via email.