Monday, October 3, 2016

October Updates!

MCKMQG October Meeting Info
Our next meeting is October 4, 6:30pm at Stitched with Love. Social time will be from 6-6:30. We can’t wait to see you!
October 4 Program: Ashley Leon, Guest Speaker
Ashley Leon, local quilt teacher and fabulous quilter, will teach us about Jaybird rulers and shore how to use them. She will also present a trunk show of her terrific quilts!
Modern Mystery Block of the Month
If you need directions for the block, copies are available at the front register at Stitched with Love.  Tag your finished block with #mckmqg & #modernmysterybom
Bee Blocks & Show & Tell
Bring & share your finishes from this month! We can’t wait to see what our members and bee groups are creating. Bee hashtags on Instagram: #sewbeeit & #mckmqgb3

Mark your Calendars!
Friday October 7, 6:30 pm- 9 pm Alberta's Hope Community sew night @ Stitched with Love

Sunday, Oct 23, 1 pm Quilt Con Charity Quilt sew day @ Stitched with Love 

Tuesday, November 1: Guild Meeting: Holiday Pinterest Party!
Are you itching to make some holiday gifts but don't know where to start? Do you have an awesome gift idea from a free online tutorial you'd like to share? Or maybe you don't have any ideas, but you'd be happy to try something new? This party is for you!

At our guild meeting on November 1, we invite each of you to bring something you've made from an online tutorial (free tutorials only please!) or something you've chosen from this pinterest board . Please let Ellyn know what you've chosen to make and send a link to the tutorial (email so she can make up a master list of links for everyone to take home. 

Let's get inspired and make some gifts!

Challenge: One Yard Ripoff + Paint Chips DUE NOVEMBER!
Create something (anything!) with the fabric from the rip off and the paint chip you chose during the September meeting. Bring it with you in November!

January 5-8: Guild Retreat at Sunset Retreat Center
Fill out the sign up form now and bring payment with you to the meeting. Thursday- Sun cost is $230; Friday - Sunday cost is $180. See sign up for other day rates! A $50 reservation fee is required to hold your place. (check or cash to MCKMQG) Full payment should be received by December 6, 2016. Checks made payable to McKinney Modern Quilt Guild. It's preferred that payment is made directly to the guild.

February 11: Goodnight Starlight Workshop with Jessica Darling
On Saturday, February 11, Jessica Darling will teach a workshop based on her Goodnight Starlight quilt pattern. This promises to be  a color study that explores two main concepts: Creating a Signature Palette and Secondary Imagery. Through the Color Party story, we’ll relate all of our blocks together in a fun way that will help you remember what you have learned! Registration which is $60 opens now for guild members. After our December meeting, the price will rise to $70 and registration will be opened to non-members. You won't want to miss this fun day!

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