Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Showers bring...May Bee Block Instructions

April is nearly over, and I'm certainly ready for the rain to move on!  I know, April Showers bring May flowers, but really...I just want the sweltering heat of July! Bring on the sunshine pretty please!

This month (May) is Andrea's turn in the CMQG bee. You can find the bee block instructions here.

Looking forward to seeing everyone later this month! Don't forget to be working on your WIPs too...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Have you been a slacker?

Calling all guild bee members…we’re missing some blocks and the guild bee has just been started! We’ve formerly used an “honor system” when turning in bee blocks each month, but I’m still missing one from February, and quite a few weren’t turned in at the March meeting.

So...there’s a new quilt bee sheriff in town! Please see me (Nicole) before the start of the meeting to claim which blocks you’ve previously entered and also show me your April block for Cynthia. I’ll be checking everyone on my list and we’ll have to add a little more accountability to the process. Please don’t make me publically  shame you for being a slacker. (Just kidding, no public mockery, but you might be susceptible to receiving one of Jaclyn’s “prizes” if you don’t get your blocks caught up and turned in.)
If you've been a little behind, check out the Guild Bee Info tab at the top of the blog page in order to see the details for the blocks you're missing.
For the April meeting, please be sure to check in with me before the start of the meeting.  I’ll have my two little ones with me, so I may not be able to stick around for the entire meeting. If you have any questions about the bee, please don’t hesitate to ask.

I can’t wait to see the blocks everyone made for Cynthia this month!  See everyone on Thursday!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Big change for May's meeting!

In honor of our UFO challenge that is happening now.......(one UFO has been finished by a member)......I honor of the challenge and our "unveiling", Quilt Beginnings North will be judging and hosting our event at their store location in Dublin. Our meeting time will be the same May 28th, from 6:30-8:30. We will have the store's owner, Cathy and Store Manager, Jill giving us there wrap up on Quilt Market, happening earlier in the month.....what's up and coming, what products they are bringing in, etc. They will also be our judges and generously supplying prizes for the UFO's.

Please mark your calendars for this event! And when you go to the NQA show the week before our meeting please stop by their both, say hi and let them know how excited we are for them to host us! 

We will still be having our regular meeting in conjunction with Quilt Beginnings. This includes Dana's Reverse Applique Demo and  block Raffle Announcement! We'll also be nailing down details for our Charity Sew-In for June and July.
Lastly, in true Jaclyn style.......there will also be prizes for those who don't finish their UFO's..........Jaclyn prizes:)......not Quilt Beginning prizes. You've been warned:) and don't forget.......I have a list of the UFO's, so you can't hide in the corner and pretend you didn't enter the challenge.

Until then, I look forward to April's Meeting where we have Kathy Faus showing us curved piecing and Alli giving us a quick demo on machine binding. Don't forget to bring a fat quarter in for our fat quarter exchange! The only rules for the fat quarters are quilt store quality and modern....we are a modern quilt guild.