Sunday, January 28, 2018

January 2018 Meeting Recap

It's a new year for the Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild! We kicked off 2018 with a great meeting in January -- and welcomed a few guests who decided to become members!

If you would like to join the guild, we'd love to have you! Dues are $40 for the year -- contact for information. In addition to early access (and often a price break) for guild-organized activities such as workshops and retreats, membership in the local guild also carries perks of membership in our parent organization, the Modern Quilt Guild. Along with early access and price breaks for the annual QuiltCon convention, the MQG website is full of great resources like webinars, free patterns, and more inspiration than you could ever want. You can find out more about the MQG here.

Speaking of the MQG, the deadline for shipping mini quilts for the swap is Feb 16.

We are participating in a charity block drive that the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild has organized to provide quilts to California residents who suffered losses in the Thomas Fire in December and January. Information about the fire and the charity efforts is available here. The KMQG is collecting the requested Perkiomen Block -- instructions are posted on the Ventura MQG home page as well as here. Blocks are due at the February meeting. Please follow the light/dark color value placement in the illustration.

The KMQG officers are hard at work planning for a great year (and keeping up with all the less exciting guild business) and have decided to organize 4 volunteer committees to help get more members involved and share the workload. Volunteers who signed up for the following committees (thank you!) will work with the corresponding officer: QuiltCon Charity (Jennifer), Quilt Show (Michelle), Hospitality (Michelle), and Programming (Sarah).

And now for some show and tell:

Ginger Swail

Liz Upchurch

Michelle Bolt, for the Whistlestop Quilt Retreat
Elizabeth Rea

Christy Cooper

Jean Bentley, for the Whistlestop Quilt Retreat

Jean Bentley

Cathy Parks

Maggie Lourim

Next meeting: Saturday, February 17 at 10:15 (social) or 10:30 (start) at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Knoxville