Saturday, November 16, 2013

November meeting

Who knew we could have so much fun and giddiness with MUSTACHES?!  So, thru our laughter and guffaws, here are highlights of the Nov. meeting:

Our black & white strip swap was a success - now go make a quilt!  Looking forward to December's pot luck holiday party!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The November meeting is upon us and here are some reminders:

1. Please fill out the attached Survey. You should be able to copy/paste from this screen or FB and then print. We will also send out an email. The survey will help us determine activities for the next year.

2.  Please bring any raffle ticket money that you have because the drawing is next Saturday, Nov. 9th, at the Hipsters Craft Fair.

3. Bring your swap strips in a ziploc bag with your name on it. We will divide them during the meeting and return the bag to you at the end of the meeting. Remember to bring 20 strips!

4.  The deadline for National dues is the end November. Please pay Thursday night, if possible. we need dues for formal application to National.

5.  Local dues are due in January.

6.  Program will consist of Brainstorming ideas for the coming year. Spoiler ALERT: THERE WILL BE PRIZES!!!!!!!!

7. We will fill out registration forms for the coming year.

As you can see, it will be a packed meeting. As always there will be an on time drawing. Extra chances awarded for name tags. The survey will also be on Facebook and an email, so NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild – 2013 Membership Survey

1.     Primarily, why are you interested in being a part of the Abq MQG?
a.     To learn more about modern quilting techniques and trends
b.     To belong to a group of people who are interested in learning more about quilting
c.     For the social activity
d.     Other: _______________________

2.     Do you belong to any other sewing or quilting groups?
a.     Another guild
b.     A mini-group
c.     Nope, this is the only group

3.     Are you more interested in just quilting or in sewing all types of items, including quilts?
a.     Only quilts
b.     I’ll sew about anything

4.     If you like sewing other items, please be more specific:
a.     bags
b.     accessories
c.     apparel
d.     stuff for my pet
e.     home dec
f.      stuff for charities

5.     Number the following activities in order, according to your interest or preference, with the most desired activity as “1” and the least interesting as “8.”
a.     programs by other guild members, focusing on modern techniques or design ideas, modern quilting books, trends
b.     demonstration of new techniques
c.     swaps for small items, either within the group or with other MQG chapters or guilds
d.     challenges involving interesting fabrics or ideas
e.     charity sewing
f.      outside speakers, lecturers and trunk shows
g.     sewing on non-quilt items
h.     social activities
i.      field trips to other guilds/speaker events
j.      retreats or sewing events (all-day or sleep away)

6.     If we need to change to another night for our meeting to accommodate our growth, what night(s) of the week would work for you? Please list two or three options, in declining order.

Monday, October 14, 2013

We are raffling this lovely quilt at the Hipsters Craft Fair, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2016. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.00.

Tickets are available at HipStitch,the craft fair or from any member of the ABQMQG.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Charities we support

While editing the blog, Blogger decided to be annoying. It is unwilling to let me edit the Charities button ans has instead deleted said button. So in the interest of saving my sanity, I am publishing the information in a post.
   The charities our guild currently supports are the following:
 Capes for Courage:, and

Baskets of Hope:

Please visit these websites to learn more about these charities.

Now for some tea and a break from Blogger!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Thursday night is Guild night! 6:30pm at HipStitch. Be there!!!!

If you have capes or puppets ready, please bring them to the meeting. Bralia is asking for them!
Don't forget the De-Stash Snatch and Grab.
Sign up for the Black and White Strip Swap.
On time drawing.
Lisa is showing pictures of her trip to Sisters, OR.
Remember - HipStitch is having special Balloon Fiesta Hours! Yay! More time to shop!!!!!!!!!

It's Work in Progress Wednesday! What are you working on?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Collage Challenge Postponed and Other Info.

Hi Everyone!

This is to let you know that we are postponing the Collage block challenge until after the fabric arrives at HipStitch. In order to fill the fabric void, we are going to have a Strip Swap in November. Please keep your shirts on! Here are the rules: 1) strips are 2 1/2" x WOF.
                                               2) Color - Black and White Prints or Tone-on-tone. NO OTHER COLORS   IN THIS SWAP
                                               3) For each participant, bring one strip. EX: 20 participants = 20 strips. We will then divvy up the strips so that each person will take home the same number of strips.
                                               4) Your strips don't have to be all the same
                                               5) Quilt Shop quality fabric, please.
 I will have examples at the October meeting. As with all swaps and challenges, participation is voluntary. If you want to participate PLEASE sign up at the October meeting. If you aren't going to be at next Thursday's meeting, let one of the steering committee members know that you wish to participate. We'd like to know who is in by the end of next week. Contact: Lisa, Linda, Lois, Melissa, Suzanne, or Teresa.

An addition to October's agenda, we are going to have a fat quarter De-Stash Snatch and Grab! Do you have fabric that has you wondering: WHY?! Well, that may just be someone's WHY NOT?! Bring fat quarters you'd like to trade to the October meeting! Since I'm moving, you might be able to score big time! ;-)


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

 A stopgap solution to out (my) technical difficulties:
The Jacquie Gering weekend photos are available at the following address> Enjoy!
 This will at least let everyone view the photos.

Jacquie Gering!

Jacquie Gering
The Jacquie Gering Weekend was a fabulous success!!! Everyone had a great time and learned A LOT!!!! Creativity and ideas were in abundance. I especially like our new rotary cutter idea - The Chopper by Harley Davidson. Below are a few pictures from the fun. Check out the What We Do photo album for more.

I found the post! Apparently, it helps to press the publish button! I apologize for the delay, but since I fixed this little problem, there is hope that I'll fix the slide show!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

It's almost time for Jaquie


It's almost time for Jaquie!

Don't forget to reserve your seat at Jacquie's lecture Friday, Sept. 6 at 6:30. You'll be able to see in person all those beautiful quilts you've admired in Jacquie's book "Quilting Modern" and on her blog. They're modern masterpieces!