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!)
We are really excited that there is a store in Tucson that is renting time on long arm machines! Just imagine the possibilities! 🙂 A field trip has been scheduled so that we can learn more about the class you'll need to take, what to expect, etc. Come join us!
Where: AZ Vac & Sew 3949 E. 29th Suite 701 (Their website is here)
When: Saturday, March 30th at 10am Meet about 9:45 out frontThere is no need to RSVP, but if you can, plan on grabbing lunch afterwards! PS. Please also note that I've added a calendar to the meeting page. The monthly meeting has been added for the rest of the year. If there are other quilt related events (local or not), please let me know so I can add them!
The members of our guild are so generous! I love that! In January we learned about Project Linus and are excited to support that fantastic organization this coming year! Last year we decided to make quilts for the UMC Cancer Center. The quilts are kept at the facility and used by patients coming in for chemotherapy treatments. I wanted to show off a bit and share the pictures of the fabulous quilts! (Please note that the quilts we donated are shown lined up on the table. Pictures courteous of Jennifer - one of our original members!) It was a great way to learn and practice the blocks Kristi presented each month. And of course it was for a worthy cause. We hope that they'll bring a small amount of comfort to the patients while they receive treatment. I'm excited to see everything that is donated in 2013 to Project Linus. It's going to be another great year! Come find out more at our meeting in February. 🙂