Hi, everyone-just a quick reminder that our next ABQ MQG meeting is on Tuesday March 1 starting at 6:00 at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. Our program will be our very own Rod Daniels and Jim Carnevale presenting, “Kites to Quilts.”
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Pick me a winner! We are the champions!
I could go on and on. What’s all the excitement about? Our guild banner took home Best Machine Quilting (Frameless) for QuiltCon 2016. The banner was designed by Bob Lowe, pieced by Lois Warwick, appliqued by Sally Williams and Laurie Moodie. The machine quilting was done by Renee Hoffman of quiltsofafeather.com. It’s not hard to see why Renee’s quilting nabbed such a prestigious award. The level of detail in this quilt is astounding. What’s even more amazing is she did all of the quilting on her Janome MC6300. She spent over 40 hours working on the quilting details of this quilt, including trimming, blocking, adding the binding and hanging sleeve. To see more about her process,visit her blog post. Congratulations from all of us at the ABQMQG!
Hi, everyone- the next meeting of the ABQ MQG is on February 2 at 6:00 at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. We have lots going on-
We are having a meeting on Tuesday, January 5th at the Domingo Baca Center. Linda is giving a powerpoint on modern quilting. Please bring a quilt so you can discuss where you think you are in the continuum of modern quilting.
The meeting time has also changed from 6:30 to 6 to accommodate a half hour of socialization.
We can’t wait to see you all at the meeting.
“The ABQ MQG Steering Committee has been working to find a meeting night that will allow us to meet at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center (NDBMC) for every meeting during the year, so we don’t have to worry about location changes. The problem with meeting on the first Monday is that May and September have Monday holidays and NDBMC is closed on those days-and attendance is typically low on holidays, as well. Jan Lehmann-Shaw has been working with NDBMC and arranged for ABQ MQG to have the big room in the NDBMC on the FIRST TUESDAY of every month. We have decided to make this change. We also decided to start the meetings at 6:00, with a social time from 6:00 to 6:30 that will allow our members to visit with each other before the meeting gets officially started at 6:30.
The next ABQ MQG meeting will be on Tuesday January 5 at 6:00 at the NDBMC.
A special thanks to Jan for all her hard work in first securing us a room at the NDBMC and then working to get us an alternative day that will work for us all year round. And thanks to all of you for your patience and flexibility as we have worked out the meeting arrangements for our growing guild!”
Lucky for me, we aren’t meeting at 9:30 am. We meet at 6. On a Tuesday. The first Tuesday of the month. Unless something changes. But it probably won’t. But you never know.
So . . . better follow us on Facebook and subscribe to the blog. Ya never know what the Steering Committee has up their sleeves.
Hi, everyone- our next meeting is on Monday December 7 at 6:00 at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. We’ll be having our annual potluck so bring something to share with everyone. And don’t forget to bring your gift for the secret pal swap! We’ll also do show and tell. Looking forward to a fun evening.
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to be part of the 2016 Board. We still need volunteers to fill the Library, Publicity & Outreach and Fundraising positions. Please consider volunteering!
Thanks also to everyone who has paid their dues for 2016. If you haven’t renewed your membership, be sure to do so at the meeting on Monday-cash and checks are accepted.
Exhibition opportunity—the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council is sponsoring an exhibition called Colors of the Southwest. The show will be April 1-2, 2016 at the Albuquerque Garden Center. Quilts to be entered must be no more than 140″ on two sides. The application for the show will be on the Fiber Arts Council web page soon- fiberartsfiesta.org I hope that many of you will consider submitting an entry-it would be great to have a strong showing from ABQ MQG!
See you Monday- and in the meantime, happy quilting.
ABQ MQG Secretary
Here is the pdf version of the MQG presentation entitled, “What is Modern Quilting?”
Click the link to read the pdf.