SMQG February 2014 Newsletter
February 2014 Newsletter
Happy 2014 everyone! We hope you are finding lots of time to sew while the weather is cold. It's good to have seen so many of you so far this year, we always love to see old and new friends.  This newsletter has a few announcements, reminders and an important meeting change for the next meeting.

MeetingsWe are still meeting the fourth Sunday of every month at 2pm at Periwinkle Quilting. There meetings typically last 2 hours. However, Periwinkle is in the process of moving so for our next meeting, Sunday February 23rd, the meeting will be at 2pm in the community room at the Co-op grocery store on 8th street. we will be talking all about precision piecing and tips for getting perfect points. We hope to see you on Sunday! Our March meeting will be at the new Periwinkle location on Broadway.

We still have our Wednesday night informal gatherings as well, there are 7pm the second Wednesday of each month. It's a time to relax and chat quilting, we usually do some hand work, but you're welcome to just come and sit and chat. There are in the community room at the co-op grocery store on 8th, it is located beside the pharmacy. Our next Wednesday night meeting will be Wednesday March 10th at 7pm.

Banner BlocksJust a reminder that the 6.5" blocks that will be used in our banner are due at the Sunday meeting. Lisa and Kelly are working hard on the banner and will need all the completed blocks to do the border. We can't wait to see how it turns out!

Scrap Challenge  After Kerrie's presentation of the last meeting on using scraps we exchanged bags of scraps with the challenge to make something from them. This challenge is due on March 23rd, so this is just a reminder to get started if you haven't yet.

Upcoming Fabric ChallengeOnce again we will be participating in the MQG Michael Miller Fabric challenge! Details will be forthcoming but the deadline for these projects will be June 22nd. We will be receiving fabric in the mail to distribute to participating members. You must become a member of our guild to participate and fabric will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We will distribute a sign-up at the Sunday meeting as fabric is limited.

Pouch Swap We are swapping pouches with the East Midlands Guild in the UK. If you signed up to participate in this swap please remember to bring your completed pouch to the March 23rd meeting!  There are no specific guidelines other than it being a pouch, so feel free to be creative and make something great for our friends in the UK.

MembershipMembership dues are $30 for the 2014 calender year. Membership allows you to attend meetings and participate in our great challenges, swaps and events. It also gives you membership to the Modern Quilt Guild including access to their member only benefits. You're welcome to come to a meeting before joining to see what we are all about. Membership can be purchased at any of our meetings.

We want to thank our members for contributing so much to the guild, we couldn't do this without you! Our door is always open - get in touch with ideas, comments, questions, concerns, and topic suggestions for upcoming meetings!


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