Charity Quilts

9.08.2011

Mini Retreat and Movie Night

Hello guild members,

We are having a mini retreat this Saturday, September 10th. It will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at midnight. We will have plenty of space and tables and chairs for you to set up your sewing machine and work on the project of your choice. Bring some food and/or drink to share with the group, sew, cut fabric for a new project, bind a quilt, and just hang out with other quilters.

We will also be using an available theater space to watch Stitched, a documentary following three quilters racing to complete their entries for the International Quilt Festival. We will start the film at 7 p.m. with a possible second showing later in the evening.

There have been several requests for donated quilts to help the victims of the Texas wildfires, and donated fabric will be available at the retreat so that we can start quilts for Project Linus and the Central Texas Wildfire Quilt Drive. You are welcome to come and help with the donation quilts if you don't have an existing work in progress.

It should be a fun night, check our AMQG Facebook page for the event post and rsvp if you would like to join us!

9.01.2011

Summer Block Challenge Update -Ty Pennington

We are turning in completed Ty Pennington blocks at the September meeting this week. After brainstorming about some different local charities and non profit organizations we have made a decision about where our quilt will be donated. We have decided to use our many beautiful blocks to make two quilts instead of one as originally planned. These two quilts will be donated to two families living in North Austin whose homes burned down on August 22 of this year.

Thanks to the organizations that helped our guild to make this donation possible: Westminster Fabrics and Ty Pennington Fabrics for donating 12 yards of fabric from the stunning Impressions collection, Walker Hall Design for donating additional Pennington fabric, and The Quilt Store in Austin for making a donation as well.
Thank you to all of you in the guild that have helped by making one or more blocks to use in these quilts, I am very excited to start the next step of our process; piecing the tops and backs of these two special quilts.

Check out the other block designs and add your own to our Flickr page.