August Meeting AND Sew Day

IMG_2572-2.JPGWe’ve got an eventful week this week. We kick off the week with our regular meeting on Thursday at 6:30pm at The Quilt Basket. I can’t wait to see all the new renovations they’ve done at the shop! We end the week on Saturday with a Sewing Day, also at The Quilt Basket, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm. There’s no theme for the Sewing Day, so this would be a good opportunity to work on a pillow case for donation or that UFO you’ve been avoiding (I know you have one!). See you on Thursday!

Ice Cream Social


We won’t have the spiffy uniforms or neat-o diner vibe, but we will have fun!

Cassie reminded me yesterday that we’re in June already. WOW. June?!?! What happened to the first half of the year???? The good news is we have our Ice Cream Social planned for the meeting this week. The Guild will pick up the tab for ice cream (I’ll pick it up), but we will need toppings, bowls, and spoons. Just leave a comment with what you can bring so we know that we’ve got it all covered. See you Thursday!


Sew Day!

Come sew with us on Saturday, May 24th! We’ll meet at the Quilt Basket from 9:30am to 12:30pm. It’s a great opportunity to work on your Challenge Project, make a pillowcase to donate, or that UFO that’s been hanging out in the closet for way too long.

September is Sewing Month! (& we have a meeting)

Did you know that it’s National Sewing Month?  We thought it would be fun at this meeting for everyone to bring their favorite sewing tool.  We meet this Thursday at 6:30pm.  And The Quilt Basket is still our generous host!

I also want to mention that you may want to think about your Christmas projects.  You can shop before or after the meeting and receive 10% off. We really do love the Quilt Basket!

Gypsy Quilt - Piecelique

OH! And Saturday is a sewing day.  I’ve added all of this to the calendar.  :-)  See you soon!


July Meeting

With highs in the 90′s and rain visiting more frequently, it means we have hit July here in Tucson! And our monthly meeting is this week. Thursday to be exact: 6:30pm. We’ll be at the same location as always. We love The Quilt Basket!  And don’t forget to bring your mug rug to swap with the Bakersfield Modern Quilt Guild!


June Meeting

Hi everyone! Hope you’re staying cool so far this summer! Well, cool enough! It’s impossible to stay cool in Tucson in the summer.  ;-) Our meeting is this Thursday, as usual. (6:30pm at the Quilt Basket! Come early to shop and save!)

Voile Quilt

This month I will be presenting to the guild.  I have some tips and advice for quilting with ‘specialty’ fabrics (rather than the traditional quilting cottons).  For this month, due to the heat, I opted to focus on voile.  It’s a light weight beautiful fabric that is perfect for Tucson quilts!

Hope to see you there!  (And I also have some other fun things to give everyone at the meeting. :D  )

May Meeting

We had a great time last Saturday testing out Bernina machines and making a fun zippered clutch!  I will share more about it as well as the wonderful sponsors we have for our Project Linus challenge just as soon as this semester wraps up!  In the meantime, don’t forget that our meeting is this Thursday at 6:30pm.  We love our home, The Quilt Basket, and hope that you’ll come visit us!

Herringbone Quilt on chair

Free QuiltCon Videos

February of this year brought the very first convention of The Modern Quilt Guild.  Autsin, Texas was the host city for QuiltCon.  This convention and juried show will happen every other year (on odd years) and in between there will be events called SewDowns in various towns across the United States.  (You can read more about it on The Modern Quilt Guild website.)

Some of the lectures were video taped and are available for FREE on the Craftsy Website! So for those that were not able to attend, we can still watch and learn, plus get excited about up coming events!  (One SewDown is in Scottsdale in Sept. of 2014. Right in our backyard!)

Craftsy QuiltCon Lectures