Saturday, April 30, 2016

McKMQG May Meeting Info!

May Announcements & Meeting Reminders
Our next meeting is Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30pm. Social time will be from 6-6:30.

May Program: Low Volume Wonders!
Guild member and quilt designer Lori Hartman will be talking to us about all the fun things we can do with Low Volume prints.  What are low volume fabrics you ask?  Well come Tuesday evening and learn about what determines whether a fabric is low volume and how to use them!

Bee Blocks
Can’t wait to see what our bee groups are creating!

Show & Tell
Bring & share your finishes from this month.

Modern Elements Block of the Month
As announced last month, we will be starting a new monthly challenge. You will be given directions at the guild meeting for a block with modern elements. Take it home, make it, experiment with the principles of the month and bring it back the next month to show it off and be entered to win a prize. In 8 months, you’ll have a small quilt (that you can keep or donate to Alberta’s hope!) and as a guild we’ll build our knowledge and understanding of modern elements. This is our first month so come and get your pattern at the meeting.

McKinney Meets Triad Mini Quilt Swap
We will be swapping mini quilts with the Triad Modern Quilt Guild in Salem-Winston, North Carolina. Sign up today to participate! Sign ups are due by Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

Summer Retreat
Sign up now for summer retreat at Create-away Cottage  $130 for Fri July 22- Sunday July 24 (food not included- to be determined by retreat-goers at a later time). A $30 non refundable deposit and filling out the Summer Retreat Sign Up form online (link here) will secure your spot. Balance of $100 will be due by the July meeting. Bring cash or check to the meeting this month to secure your spot.

Mark your Calendars!
Sunday, May 15: Last day to register for the McKinney Meets Triad Mini Quilt Swap
Tuesday, May 31: Riley Blake Challenge due to Modern Quilt Guild
Tuesday, June 7: Guild Meeting Program: Member spotlights! Get to know your fellow guild members even better.
Tuesday, July 5: Guild Meeting & Final payment for Retreat is due
Friday July 22- Sun July 24: Summer Retreat at Create-away Cottage  
Friday July 29: 6-9pm  Community Sew

Volunteer Opportunities
Sign up on this form  to volunteer for meeting setup and takedown. We're really in need of help for setup! If you can come early one month it would be greatly appreciated. If there are other ways you'd like to help in the guild, you can also indicate that on the form.

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