Friday, February 6, 2015

Dates to remember and February meeting notes

Here's some of what you missed if you weren't at the February guild meeting.  Here's some dates to put on your calendar.

February 1 - March 30 -- SAMQG quilt along for the Deep in the Heart of Texas Road Trip QAL originally hosted by My Fabric Relish.  Not too late to join in.  See pictures below.  Contact Christine Robbins or go to the Facebook group and ask to join.

February 14 -- The Journey to Modern Art Quilting bee will meet at Landa Library (233 Bushnell Ave, San Antonio, TX  78212) from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

February 19-22 -- QuiltCon at the Austin Convention Center. 
  • SAMQG meetups at QuiltCon.  All are welcome to get together daily for lunch on the second floor from 12-2 p.m.  Bring your own lunch.
  • Thursday, Feb 19 @ the Mohawk (912 Red River Street) is a Dance Party hosted by Moda.
  • Dinner Meetup will be Friday evening.  Sarah Rodriguez will announce the details on Facebook.
  • Saturday, Feb. 21 from 7-10 p.m. @ Speakeasy (412D Congress Ave.) is a Region 2 QuiltCon party hosted by the Austin MQG.
  • You can download the QuiltCon app at your App Store -- it'll help you track your schedule and know what's going on at QuiltCon.
  • You can pre-order merchandise and pick up at QuiltCon -- T-shirts, Totes, Jamberry Nails and the 2015 QuiltCon Giveaway Quilt Pattern (as well as other things) are all available now here.
February 25 -- Allison announced she'll be speaking about modern quilting on behalf of the guild at an event at San Antonio College on Feb. 25.  She'll be posting more details on Facebook soon.  But you'll be able to hear her in person if you'd like.  It's from 10:50 - 12:30 at the Fiesta Room of Loftin Student Center.  San Antonio College is at 1300 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212-4299.  A map of the campus is here.  There will also be an exhibit of quilts at the library on the fourth floor of the Moody Learning Center.  Allison provided five of her quilts for the exhibit.  The library is open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. but Allison will provide more details on the exhibit on Facebook.

March 5 - Next SAMQG meeting will be a QuiltCon De-brief -- share what you saw or hear about what you missed. 

March 12 - June 27 -- Call for Quilts for the Modern Quilt Guild showcase at International Quilt Festival 2014. Details will be available here very soon.

April 17-19 -- Spring Retreat at the Main House (next to Creations Quilt Store) in Kerrville (1021 Main, Kerrville, TX  78028).  Cost is $165, which includes breakfast and lunch each day with dinner to be coordinated among the participants.  There is space for 24 participants but 12 have already reserved their spots.  Let Sarah Rodriguez know if you want to join in.  $55 deposit holds your spot.

April 30 -- Deadline for submitting entries for the special exhibit of modern quilts at the Texas Quilt Museum.  Details are here.

Here's some other things that came up that you might have missed.

We have established a Sunshine & Shadows contact for the guild.  Mai Long volunteered to take on the task of showing the guild recognizes what's going on with its members who are having difficulties or celebrating successes.  We need everyone to help out by letter Mai know what's going on with your fellow guild members so she can express our well wishes to them during sunshine and shadows.

Sarah Jimenez requested that guild meetings be declared a "NO SELF DEPRACATION ZONE."  Don't tell us what's wrong with your quilt, don't tell us you're not good at what you do or you're disappointed with your results.  Just show us what you got and let us celebrate your finished with our monthly sew-n-tell.  All are beautiful and your work should be appreciated unconditionally.

There will be an auction among guild members of the travelling quilt that the late Patty Villarreal worked on.  Sarah Jimenez will host a silent auction via Facebook.  All proceeds will go to "Any Baby Can," the charity Patty supported.  The quilt will not be quilted and you are welcome to do what you'd like with it if you are the lucky high bidder.  It will come with additional fabric that can be used as backing if you wish.

February BOM -- Leslie won the February blocks.

BOM for March meeting - Susan Andrews has taken over the Block of the Month program and showed the next block to be brought to the next meeting. Instructions will be pinned to the top of Facebook soon.



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If you missed the meeting, you also missed the presentation by Shannon Brinkley.  I'll post a separate blog about that very soon.

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