Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!  Mark your calendars for our next meeting on January 17th at 10am.

On the agenda will be committee meetings and open sew.  Not on a committee?  No problem -- we don't all have time for that kind of thing.  Want to join a committee?  Great!  Just join your group of choice when we split off.  If you are a member of more than one committee, please let me know and we'll figure out what to do.

Committees thus far:
--Social Media/Communications (headed by Ashley Gomez)
--Community Service (headed by Stefanie Williams)
--Special Project -- Pieced Banner (head TBD)

We will also discuss the 2015 calendar and see what needs more attention and/or a Special Project Committee.  For example, we planned two field trips, and they will need to be organized in a timely manner.

After the business and committee meetings, I will be available to help with Bionic Gear Bag sewing, if anyone is interested.  If Stefanie is able to be there/stay, I'm sure she'll also be willing to help too!**

Bring your show and tell and let's discuss your sewing related resolutions for 2015.  Also bring a snack or lunch for yourself if you are staying for open sew.  I can't wait to see you all and get the year started!

As always, guests are welcome.  Our guild includes quilters of all ages and experience levels, representing a wide range of modern styles including many flavors of modern-traditional.  If you wonder whether you'll enjoy it, come find out!

**If you're new to the guild, several members have purchased the Bionic Gear Bag pattern (available on Craftsy) and are sewing together.  Let's get our bags made and maybe move on to another pattern!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Party December 13

Join the Music City Modern Quilt Guild for food and fun at our annual holiday party on December 13 at 10am!  Guests welcome.  Location is Barr Conference Room in First Presbyterian Church on Legends Lane, at the corner of Mack Hatcher and Franklin Road in Franklin.  Follow the signs for the Main Office of the church, and then follow the Music City MQG signs to get to the right room.  (Download a map under the Meetings tab above.)

Everyone who would like to play a game of Dirty Santa: Just wrap up the equivalent of 1 yard of fabric (one yard, two half yards, 4 fat quarters, or a charm pack).  Then we'll all fight to see who goes home with what.

Those who signed up to participate in the Secret Santa Sewing Swap: Don't forget your gift.  Please contact Chelley if you won't be able to attend, and she will arrange to pick up your gift and bring it to the meeting.

Members: please watch Facebook to sign up for an hors d'oeuvre or dessert item.

Can't wait to see everyone and have some fun!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Monthly Meeting Reminder: October 18, 2014

Our next meeting will be held on October 18. It will be at 10 am as usual and the location is the BARR CONFERENCE ROOM, where we met in September. In fact, we will be in the Barr Conference Room for the remainder of the year and probably beyond. If you haven't been with us for a meeting recently, you can find a downloadable map under the "MEETINGS" tab at the top of this page.
This is an important meeting: We will plan the calendar for next year. It will also be an open sew, so please bring your sewing project AND your ideas for next year. We'll set up right away and discuss the calendar AS we sew. That way you can get some good sewing time in. If you don't want to sew, please still come with your ideas. Big ideas, small ideas: let's talk about them all.
See you on Saturday!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 15 2014 Meeting

General Discussion

Brief meeting to remind members to complete their surveys for the Secret Santa Swap.  Great attendance for our Fabric Dying class conducted by Jayne Willis and her daughter. 

There is much to learn about fabric dying and the Guild is most thankful that Jayne and her daughter for sharing their talents and home with us.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 19 2014 Meeting

General Discussion:

Jenny brought up Nashville's upcoming Art Walk and was in contact with Nancy from the Fabric Studio.  She was interested in displaying 10 - 15 quilts for the Art Walk.  It is held the first Saturday of each month.

Chelly Black is handling the sign ups and match ups for our Christmas Secret Santa Swap.  Please complete the survey by first week of September if you are interested in participating this year.  Chelly will try to have the Secret Santa assignments by October.

Our guild now has its own calling cards.  Each member is asked to post and distribute all over town.  Thanks you Stefanie for handling this for the Guild!

SHOW & TELL

Michael Miller Challenge

Linda Cunningham brought her chevron pieced wall hanging using grey as her background.
Jayne Willis made an adorable pillow with a paper pieced hedgehog.
Katie Dornan constructed a mini quilt utilizing flying geese.
Ashley Gomez made rectangle style pillow focusing on the aqua tones.
Jenny Parker made a baby quilt using the square in a square pattern and lime green is her background.

Other Show and Tell by Stefanie Williams made a baby quilt using the Swoon Block and Jayne Willis also brought in two wall hangings, one in reds and the other in blues.  It was quilted using her walking foot.

Next meeting: August 16 - Fabric Dying at Jayne Willis' home.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 21 2014 Meeting

General Discussion:

New member: Kate Dornan
9 Members were present at the June Meeting. Hand Quilting was taught by Linda Cunningham.

Discussion of the May meeting (Nicu Smocks): The smocks were in various stages of completion and 44 smocks were given to the hospital. Callie was presented with a certificate for the guilds efforts.
Prorating member dues- Jenny to get Stephanie’s thoughts. Part of the discussion will be to find out if the MQG’s dues are part of the prorating.

Cumberland Valley Quilt Association – (CVQA), meets on 2nd Tuesday of the month during the day would like to know if our members would be interested in an exchange program. Do you have any ideas, and/or interests.
Members to verify getting emails from Jenny.

Show and Tell:
Christine Copenhaver showed her talents, she made several headbands for the Tomato Festival. Her book “Necktie Quilts” is on Amazon for pre-order. She showed the members the mockup of the cover. Very Nice.

Lindsey Conner, and Ashley Gomez are also talented members of the guild. Lindsey is a freelancer and Ashley has a shop on Etsy.
Upcoming Events:

July – will be an “Open Sew” this would be a good opportunity to finish up the “Challenge” for the MQG that is to be presented to MQG on the 25th.
August – Jayne Willis, to demonstrate “Hand Dying” materials required and directions house to follow.

September – “Open Sew”
October – “Planning for the upcoming year 2015” Jenny would like the members to present at least 3 ideas to choose from.

November – “Charity Sew” (Nicu Smocks)
December – “Holiday Party” will be a Pot Luck the 2nd Saturday of the month. Dirty/Secret Santa, it’s so much more fun when everyone participates. We have so many talented members. Chelley will you coordinate the event? 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May 17 2014 Meeting

General Discussion:

Jenny Parker reminded us that the Michael Miller Challenge is due in July and hopes everyone is able to get their projects completes and uploaded to the site.
She also brought door prizes for our Charity Sew today provided by the Modern Quilt Guild
July meeting will be hand quilting taught by Linda Cunningham.  Basic supplies to bring:
- Pieced project
- Quilting Grid
-  #10 Quilting Needles
- Hoop
- Quilting Thread
- Thimble

Callie Vick gave a tutorial on NICU smock construction our group is working on today for the Vanderbilt NICU Unit.

Thanks to all our members and guests that participated in completing 44 smocks to deliver to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital.

Next meeting date: August 16, 2014