Saturday, January 10, 2015

Here's a dozen things you missed

If you weren't at the January 2015 meeting of the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild, you missed a lot.

1) Reveal of the SAMQG ultimate mini quilt swap. I'll post pics in another blog post soon.

2) Reveal of the Traveling charity quilts (3 of 4).  

3) Info about all the beautiful charity quilts this generous group made in 2014. Learn more in another blog post coming soon.

4) Reveal of the charity quilt made for the Habitat for Humanity 40th Anniversary using the MQG Charity Challenge fabric colors.

5) Info about what programs and workshops will be coming this year.
-- Next Journey to Art Quilting Bee is Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at Landa Library. Sarah Jimenez will be demonstrating how to make the trees on the charity quilt above.
-- Next guild meeting is Feb. 5.  Presentation by Shannon Brinkley (
-- Next workshop (Scrappy Bits Applique by Shannon Brinkley) on Friday, Feb. 6.
-- Next retreat is April 17-19 at the Main House near Creations in Kerrville.
Watch the facebook site for more info on these events.

6) Installation of the new guild officers.
-- President:  Allison Chambers
-- Vice President, Programming: Leslie Jennison 
-- Vice President, Hospitality and Membership: Sara Elliott
-- Vice President for Charity/Outreach: Sara Jimenez (previously committee chair)
-- Treasurer:  Sue Poliquin
-- Secretary: Emily Robbins (new)
-- Workshops Committee Chair:  Danielle Wilkes (Kathleen Null, Rebecca Cronk, Kristen Wright)
-- Publicity Committee Chair:  Cathy Kropp (Jen Eskridge, Sarah Rodriguez) (new)
-- Retreat Coordinator: Sarah Rodriguez (new)
-- Block of the Month and Bee Coordinator:  Susan Andrews (new)

7) Instructions for the first block of the month for 2015 are on the Facebook group. 

8) Preview of a QUILTCON quilt made by Sara Rodriguez with the help of other guild members. She won these from the Block of the Month in August.

9) Another great sew n tell in a blog post coming soon.

10) Your last chance and drawing of the Road to Madrona quilt -- won by Leslie Tucker Jennison.

11) President's Challenge:  Using Pantone color Classic Blue (19-4052), create a mini quilt (smaller than 36" x 36") and bring to the September meeting.

12) Let them eat 5th anniversary celebration cake.

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