March Meeting

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.”

If you’re doing the block of the month challenge remember to bring your February block. It was so fun to see the January blocks and I can’t wait to see the February blocks.  And be sure to bring show and tell.
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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  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!reneebanner.jpg

February Meeting

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-

        *** Sign ups for Victoria Findlay Wolfe (VFW) will start at the meeting- please sign the meeting sign-in sheet when you come in and indicate if you want to sign up for the VFW program. Mandy will then do the VFW signups in order of the meeting sign in sheet.  Information about the available classes and activities and a form for signing up are attached-they will also be available at the meeting.  REMEMBER-payment is by check,  cash, or paypal and payment is due when you sign up.  During February, only ABQ MQG members can sign up and then we will open it to the public. If you have questions before Tuesday, please email Mandy Ruden.  Here is the link to the VFW Flier
    *** If you are participating in the Modern Quilt BOM from Stitchery Dickory Dock, please bring your January square and we will put them up on the wall during our pre-meeting social time. Its still not too late to join us!!
    *** Our program will be a presentation by Jan Lehman-Shaw on mini-quilts.
    *** We will have entry forms for the Fiber Arts Fiesta Colors of the Southwest quilt show available.  It’s a good opportunity to be in a show and it would be great if we had lots of entries from ABQ MQG!
    ***We are working on our program schedule for 2016 and have two or three slots for hands-on activities or demonstrations-if you have something you would like to teach or would like to have taught or demonstrated or know of someone who you would like to see teach or give a demonstration, please talk to Claudia Reyes, Catherine Silling,  or Lorraine Hollingsworth. Even if we can’t fit your idea in this year, we will keep it in mind for next year.
   *** We are always looking for volunteers. If you want to get involved, please talk to one of the Board members!
Hope to see everyone on Tuesday!

January Meeting



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

A message from our President, Amanda Ruden

“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!”

Oh Snap we meet on Tuesdays now


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.

December Meeting

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-  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.


Lorraine Hollingsworth
ABQ MQG Secretary