Tuesday, April 13, 2021

March 2021 Meeting Recap

The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild met via Zoom on March 20th. We had 17 members in attendance.

The latest KMQG Quilt-along was introduced at this month's meeting. We're using the Hyphenated pattern from Art Gallery Fabrics. Several of our members have contributed resources to assist with the planning of this quilt.


Our Featured Freebie, provided by Elizabeth, is a drawstring bag by s.o.t.a.k. handmade. The link is available in the Feature Freebies section of our website here.

Our Member Spotlight this month is Melissa Everett. Check out @knoxmqg on Instagram and www.knoxvillemqg.com for more on Melissa, including photos of her work.

KMQG Volunteer Opportunities

The KMQG is looking for members to contribute to our Featured Freebies Program. If you have a free quilt related tutorial or project that has served you well we'd love for you to share it with the group. Contact modknoxville@gmail.com.

We've really enjoyed getting to know some of our members better through the Member Spotlight Feature. Each month we're featuring a different member here on our blog and on our Instagram account. Contact modknoxville@gmail.com to sign up for your month.

Community Outreach

Our charity quilt groups checked in on their progress. Patterns and color palettes have been chosen and progress is well under way. Our charity quilts go to graduates of The Restoration House of East Tennessee. More information about them can be found here.

Put your orphan blocks to good use or just play around with new designs to create quilted placemats for Meals on Wheels. Standard size is approximately 14 x 18 inches. Deliver or mail to Twisted Sisters Quilt Shop in Maryville.

Events IRL

A Mountain Quiltfest is happening in Pigeon Forge May 5-8 with classes starting May 4. More information can be found here.

The Smoky Mountain Quilters 40th Anniversary Ruby Jubilee quilt show will take place July 30-31 at the Knoxville Expo Center. Entries are due by June 1. Their information can be found here.

Events Virtual

Access to Textile Talks is at https://www.saqa.com/resources/textiletalks.

The Chattanooga MQG has virtual programs in April and May that are open to nonmenbers for a small fee. Sign up for their newsletter to be notified about available events. Schedule and info is available at https://www.chattmqg.org/.

Our next virtual Sit'N'Stitch is Saturday, April 24th at 7pm.

Next meeting

Our next meeting is via Zoom on April 17th. Social time at 10:15, meeting at 10:30. Check your email for Zoom info.