Tuesday, February 4, 2020

February-March : Events, Swaps & Challenges!

We have so many fun things planned for you all in 2020! This month we have a lot happening, so here is the one place to find all the details:

Wonky Stars Block Lotto (bring in March)
Wonky Stars - Tutorial
This 12" block is a fun, wonky star! They should come together quickly for a fun, sparkly quilt. Color theme for this block is Starry night: dark blue backgrounds and yellow stars. See this picture on the Quilts of a Feather Blog

Feel free to make other sizes of blocks- I'd recommend 3", 6" or 12" for ease in putting them together.

Scrap Challenge (Bring back in March)
While at guild, pick up a bag of assorted scraps. The challenge: Using no more than 1 additional yard of fabric, make something that's out of your normal comfort zone. It can be a small pouch, a bag, a mini quilt, a pillow- it's up to you. Bring it back in March to showcase your creation. Extra scraps can be added to the scrap jar after the challenge is complete.

Rowing Along: 2020's Group Sewing Event!
Tonight, Kathy Bright shared with us the fun that the Dallas MQG had in 2019- and we look forward to rowing together! Sign up by the March meeting and bring your starter row to the April meeting along with your bag (distributed at the March meeting).

Sew Day at Best Little Retreat Center
Come join us in March to work on our starter rows for the row along, or to participate in quilty friend fun! Best Little Retreat Center is a day retreat center- bring your machines and project and sew from 9am-9pm. Saturday , March 21 Reserve your seat online (sign up by March 1!)  Cost: $22.73

Retreat at Duchess Inn - May 22-25 
Come join the fun from Friday May 22- Monday May 25 at The Duchess Inn. The Inn is located in Van Alstyne, just a block away from The Quilt Asylum!

This open sew retreat is hosted by the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild.

The price of this retreat does not include meals. Retreat-goers will discuss meal options as we get closer to the date.  The price of the retreat is $130 for Fri-Sun; $195 for Fri-Mon.

Each person attending needs to fill out this form.  By filling out this form and paying a $50 non-refundable deposit at the guild meeting, you will hold your spot.

Final payments must be received by the May guild meeting in order to attend the retreat. Don't wait too long as there are only 10 spots! Non-members may register for open spots beginning in April

If you have questions, don't hesitate to e-mail Catherine Dutton at catherinedutton@gmail.com

We are so excited that you're joining us!