Saturday, August 23, 2014

August Meeting Highlights

In August we sliced and diced up some fun Crisscross Placemats. These fun mats are super easy!


 



NEW:
~ Our big This is My Modern Quilt Guild Challenge is underway! We have a spot to showcase our challenge quilts at Mid-Atlantic in February, so let's rise to the challenge and show 'em what we've got! There is no size limit on finished challenge quilts, so every member is encouraged to participate. 

Show & Tell:
Angelia shows off her latest vest design.

Emily did a great job on this colorful jelly roll quilt!
Mike finished this beauty for his special (& very lucky!) gal

Tricia turned a past BOM pattern into this bright throw. 

Jenny shows off her newest bag....

...and Iris showed off a bag full of cute bags she's been busy making. 

















NEXT MONTH:
~ "School" returns in September with our Finishing Boot Camp.  We'll learn binding tricks and alternative ways to finish our quilts. 

~ We're swapping fat quarters! If you signed up, bring three (3) coordinating fat quarters for your swap partner. Want to be a Swap Angel? You can bring extras to put in our prize stash!
~ September's Block of the Month is the Bow Tie Block. Use white as your background - it does not need to be Kona white. Don't forget - anyone can be a block angel by making an extra block or more for charity quilts.
~ Don't forget to bring a little somethin' for your secret pal!


Reminders:
~ Bibs for the senior center are due at October's meeting.
~ Our Chinese Auction is in need of items to auction off! Think last-minute holiday shopping.  IDEAS: Hand made items, notions & fun items to add to gift baskets, gift cards. 

~ 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! www.facebook.com/peninsulamqg

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. 



NEXT MONTH:
~ 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. 

     Supplies:
        - 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!



Reminders:
~ 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! www.facebook.com/peninsulamqg

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
Business:
~ 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!

NEXT MONTH:
~ 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!



Business:
~ 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. 

NEXT MONTH:

~ 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. 









Business:
~ 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:





















NEXT MONTH:
~ 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!