Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Quilts for Pulse: Make a heart!

The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting quilts and blocks for the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12, and MQG members around the world are invited to participate. The goal is to gather enough quilts to help not only the victims who survived, but the families of victims who perished, as well as first responders, nurses, police officers, etc. 
Our guild has committed to donate one quilt and we are asking members to make one 10" heart block using this Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial. We would love for you to join us in supporting the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild and their community. 
Please use low-volume fabrics for the background and a print  that reads as mostly one color for the heart. Use vibrant rainbow-like colors - Pick one: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue or Purple. Hearts will be arranged in rainbow order when we assemble the quilt.
Bring completed blocks to the guild meeting on July 5. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

MCKMQG June Announcements & Meeting Reminders

Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 7, 6:30pm at Stitched with Love. Social time will be from 6-6:30. We can’t wait to see you!

June Program: Member Spotlights
Come and learn about the creative and quilting journeys of three of our fabulous members.

Bee Blocks
Can’t wait to see what our bee groups are creating. Check out the bee hashtags on instagram: #sewbeeit and #mckmqgb3

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

July 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.  Seven spots are still left, so plenty of room for you and your friends!

McKinney Meets Triad Mini Quilt Swap
We will be swapping mini quilts with the Triad Modern Quilt Guild in Salem-Winston, North Carolina. Partner assignments have been sent. Mini’s are due at our August meeting. Check out what everyone is making on instagram with #triadmeetsmckswap

Modern Mystery Block of the Month
As announced last month, we are doing a new monthly challenge. Last month, attendees received directions at the guild meeting for a block with modern elements. Bring the completed block with you this month to be entered to win a prize. Everyone who finishes their block this month is invited to put them on the front design wall so we can see all the fun variations. If you need directions for the block, copies are available at the front register at Stitched with Love.  Tag your finished block from May on Instagram with the guild tag: #mckmqg and #modernmysterybom

Mark your Calendars!
Tuesday, May 31: Riley Blake Challenge due to Modern Quilt Guild- Don’t forget to submit!
Tuesday, July 5: Guild Meeting
Friday July 22- Sun July 24: Summer Retreat at Create-away Cottage  $130 (food not included- to be determined by retreat-goers at a later time). Bring cash or check to meeting and use this form to sign up.
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.

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