It has been awhile since we’ve posted on the website… here’s what’s happening with the RRMQG…
- Queen Bee – this year we started a new tradition where each month a member (The Queen Bee) selects & presents a quilt block, then all of the participants make them that quilt block and present it to them the following month. It has been lots of fun and we have made some great modern twist on traditional and novelty blocks!
- Tip & Technique – every month we have a member present a tip or technique. So far we have learned a lot! This is a very talented group with a variety of knowledge, style, skill, and background. It is fabulous!
- Saturday Sew – we are now having Saturday Sew (nearly) every month! (except July & December) This event is held at Scrap Apple Quilts Retreat Room on the 3rd Saturday of the month.
- Scrap Challenge – we are currently in the process of making our Scrap Challenge quilts- using scrap fabric or stash to make scrappy quilts which are DUE and will be shown at the June RRMQG meeting.
- 20% Discount – members receive a 20% discount at Quilted Works the evening of the meeting (2nd Thursday) & at Scrap Apple on Saturday Sew days!
- Website Changes – we have added a Calendar to the website to keep track of our events. There is also a new Meet Us page that will have pictures and contact information for members.
We are excited for these changes and our continued growth. Thank you for being a part of the RRMQG! If you aren’t a member… we would love for you to attend a meeting and check us out!
Do you quilt alone- but not intentionally? Are you wondering if there are quilters like you right down the block, or just across town? Are you surrounded by good-intentioned family and friends who just don’t get the work you put into that quilt you gave them? If you said yes to any of these questions, it might be time for you to JOIN Red Rock Modern Quilt Guild!
Our Guild is full of people who are cut from the same cloth, sharing the same passion for fabric, sewing, color, and beauty. You’ll likely discover an array of aesthetics and skill levels among the group—not to mention a patchwork quilt of personalities—and it’s all part of the fun! The common thread lies in the eagerness to share stories about quilt-making. And we promise, this group will understand all the hard work you put into a project!
What do quilt guilds and groups do?
Here are just a few of the activities and events you might find happening at our local quilt guild meeting.
|• Quilt or Block Challenges
• Teacher Lectures
• Fat Quarter/Fabric Swaps
• Quilt Shows
• Charity Quilt Drives
|• Local Quilt Shop Discounts
• Sewing Days
• Member Demonstrations
• Member Sew-and-Tell
• Games, Parties, and More!
Join us for a fun day of sewing and friendship!
January 21st @ 10:00am – 10:00pm
Scrap Apple Retreat Center
Bring your own quilting project or other sewing UFO to work on.
Come as long as you can or stay for the entire day!
Please BYOB & a pot luck item to share! Hope to see you there!
At our July meeting last week, we decided to participate as a guild in the Quilt Charity Drives for the victims of the Orlando and Dallas shootings. The goal is to gather enough quilts to help not only the victims who survived, but the families of victims who perished, as well as first responders, nurses, police officers, etc.
Rainbow hearts are the design theme. Please make 10.5″ x 10.5″ square blocks (10″ finished).
Click here for an quick & easy heart block pattern.
We decided to make Red, White, and Blue stars. Click here for downloadable pattern.
Please make your blocks as indicated (above) then bring them to the meeting Thursday, August 11th. We are going to put the quilts together at our Saturday Sew, August 20th and then members of the guild will be quilting and binding them.
This is an amazing tribute to all of those affected by these tragedies by members of the MQG across the globe. If you can help with any or all of this project it will be greatly appreciated.
A new year is just around the corner! We have LOTS of exciting plans for our guild!
The December meeting and Christmas celebration was lots of fun! The handmade gift exchange was amazing! There is SO much talent in this group of ladies!!
If you haven’t already paid… MEMBERSHIP DUES are DUE!! Pay HERE
We elected Jennifer Glathar to the position of Secretary for 2016. Mitzi Jones has been nominated for the Vice President-President Elect position. We will vote at our next meeting.
We will be having a regular SATURDAY SEW event, the 3rd Saturday every other month, beginning February 20th from 10:00am – 6:00pm. These sewing days are for RRMQG members- fee covered by dues. This FUN & productive day will be held at Scrap Apple Quilts Retreat Room.
Our January MEETING is THURSDAY the 14th @ 7:00pm. We will have our first ‘Block of the Month’ presentation, Sew n’ Tell, and other fun items on our agenda!
SEE YOU THEN!
We had a great meeting this month! Lots of plans and great ideas for next year are in the works!
We are in the process of implementing our bylaws and becoming an official Modern Quilt Guild! The bylaws will be posted to our website and submitted to the MQG by the end of this month.
The “founding officers” will remain in office for 2016, with the exception of Sherri McConnell resigning her position as Secretary and Natalia Bonner stepping down from VP to Communications/Social Media Administrator. The guild members in attendance nominated candidates for those positions- VP/Pres-Elect: Vicki Lee, Jen Trumbo/Secretary: Jen Glathar, Jan Chapman. Nominations will remain open until December 1st, 2015. Please email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org. Officer Elections will be held at the December meeting.
2016 Membership Dues are DUE by January 31, 2016. You may begin submitting those dues thru the website December 1, 2015.
We will be starting a Block of the Month presentation at our meetings, beginning in January. More information and a sign-up sheet will be available at the meeting next month.
There will be a sign-up sheet for the Black & White Block Swap, as well as more information about that at our next meeting too!
You definitely want to be at our RRMQG Meeting December 10th will begin @ 6:00pm! We will be celebrating the holidays with a pot luck dinner (bring an appetizer, soup, salad or dessert to share). There will be a handmade gift exchange. And LOTS more! DON’T MISS IT!
And finally… This month we showed our Low-Volume Challenge quilts! We are a very talented, AMAZING group of quilters! Check them out HERE!
We had our first Halloween Spooktacular! We wore costumes and brought our Halloween quilts or other sewing projects for Sew n’ Tell… then we had fun ‘Tip or Treating”- everyone brought a tip, treat, or quilting notion to share!
Even though we were missing many of our members… this meeting was faBOOlous!
Our Solids Quilt Challenge show was AMAZING! (pics coming soon)
We held a quick vote among the attending members, here are the results:
BEST USE OF COLOR – Susan Adams
MOST CREATIVE PATTERN – Bonnie Romney
FINEST WORKMANSHIP – Vicki Lee
GUILD FAVORITE – Susan Adams
We are all WINNERS!! What a VERY TALENTED GROUP!!
QuiltCon West – February 18-21 – Pasadena, CA – Registration is open!
Low Volume Challenge – Due October – There is a great description on Craftsy!
August Guild Meeting – Natalia Bonner’s Cabin Fever Trunk Show
September Guild Meeting – Christa Watson from Las Vegas MQG
We will be having our first Saturday Sew on Saturday, March 28th from 10:00am – 8:00pm at the Santa Fe Clubhouse (210 N Mall Drive) . Come for the entire day or as many hours as you like. We will be working on the service project first then spending the remaining time working on our own projects or UFOs… perhaps your solids challenge?
What to bring:
- sewing machine
- iron/ironing board
- cutting mat
- serger (needed for service project)
- donatable items for service project (see below)
- UFO project
- potluck side or dessert to share, BYOB (sandwiches & water bottles will be provided)
We have chosen Days for Girls for our service project. This organization helps girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness. We will be sewing and collecting items to make feminine hygiene kits. Here is a list of items needed for the kits:
- bright colored flannel
- cotton fabric for drawstring bag
- travel-size soap
- panties (girls size 10-14)
- bright colored washcloths
- gallon-size freezer Ziploc bags
**If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate items for the service project, please drop them off at Quilted Works by Wednesday, March 25th.**