Our February meeting of the Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild was postponed a week to allow our members more time to participate in QuiltCon Together. We had 13 members in attendance at our meeting. Erin, Emily, Misty, Elizabeth, Jennifer, and Sherry shared their QuiltCon Together experiences and thoughts on the virtual convention. QuiltCon 2022 is Phoenix and QuiltCon 2023 is scheduled for Atlanta.
We currently have two Virtual Sit & Stitch sessions scheduled, Thursday, 03/25/21 from 7pm-9pm and Saturday, 04/24/21 from 7pm-9pm. Keep an eye on your inbox for Zoom info.
This month's Featured Freebie is provided by Elizabeth Rea. She introduced us to a fabric-folding tutorial and video from SuzyQuilts.com. The link to it and past Featured Freebies can be found at http://www.knoxvillemqg.com/p/featured-freebie.html. If you're interested in sharing a free pattern or tutorial that you've found useful, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you follow the Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild on Instagram (@knoxmqg)? Our most recent Member Spotlight is posted there as well as here on our blog. Read more about Kelly Buch and her work. This is a great way to get to know our members better -- especially while we're social distancing.
Placemat Collection for Meals on Wheels
Head's up! Twisted Sisters Quilt Shop in Maryville is collecting placemats for Meals on Wheels recipients. Standard placemat size is around 14x16 inches -- this is a great way to use orphan blocks and scraps. From Twisted Sisters:
We are collecting placemats to be donated to Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels next November. Our goal is to collect at least 1,000 so every member served via Meals on Wheels will receive a placemat. These can be any style you want, one sided or reversible; something they can use all year. The recipients are all adults. Since we don't know the percentage of male versus female, placemats that would be good for any person will be appreciated.
During the meeting we received updates from our Charity Quilt Quilting Bees. All three groups are making good progress towards planning and piecing their quilts. We look forward to seeing the quilts as they're completed.
The KMQG's Chromatic Quilt-along was so much fun last year that we're starting a new one in 2021 running March through June. The pattern is Hyphenated, a free offering from Art Gallery Fabrics https://liveartgalleryfabrics.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Hyphenated_Quilt-Instructions.pdf. A timeline and more resources will be sent to members following the March meeting.
A Mountain Quiltfest is being held May 5-7 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Quilts can be entered at the Pigeon Forge Office of Special Events Friday April 9th, Saturday April 10th or mailed in by Wednesday March 31st. More info here.
Smoky Mountain Quilters Ruby Jubilee Quilt Show has been rescheduled for Friday 7/30 and Saturday 7/31. Entries are due by June 1. More info here.
KMQG member Melissa Everett (@mne_textiles on Instagram) has a gallery show opening April 10th at 214 Magnolia in Knoxville. It's always exciting to see her work on display!
Our next meeting is Saturday, March 20th via Zoom. Watch your inbox for details!