Charity Quilts


December Meeting

Hello, everyone! Join us for our monthly meeting on December 13th at the Ronald McDonald House Charities Community Room, from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

Arrival Activities
  • Sign in with Mitzi and the Membership Committee.
  • Social Time from 6:00-6:30: Feel free to mingle in the Community Room, hallway, or upstairs patio. Don't forget that the patio door can be locked from the inside, so take care not to get locked out of the meeting space. :-)
  • Please bring your Show and Tell items to the designated table, have them photographed, and tag them with your name.

Guild Business

  • Start thinking about joining us at our next weekend retreat in Wimberley on March 1-3, 2013. It's going to be a great opportunity to work on all of those new ideas you have after attending QuiltCon!  The current retreat cost is as follows (facilities fee + processing fees) and you must now pay in full when you sign-up:
Entire weekend = $125
One night = $65
One day = $35

Show & Tell 

Bring a finished quilt or work in progress to share with the group. Show off your entries in the QuiltCon Show or your handmade gifts for the holidays!

Meeting Events

  • Our guild has received  two packages of blocks from the International QuiltCon Challenge (Read all about this charity project here!to expand into a 68″ X 88″ Twin bed quilt for the Austin Children's Shelter.  We can achieve this by adding blocks, adding negative space, or some combination of the two. During the meeting we'll discuss layout options for all of the blocks and sign up volunteers to participate in finishing them.  They need to be machine quilted, bound, and washed in advance of QuiltCon next February.

  • Members of the guild contributed blocks to this butterfly quilt, a tutorial for the block can be found at Fresh Lemons Quilts. We will be donating this quilt to Friends of Annie, a charity founded by Jessica Sloan of Remnants:fiber[culture].

  • It's time for our annual Holiday White Elephant Gift Exchange!!! Bring a gift for a fellow quilter & remember:
    • It should cost less than $10
    • It should be handmade or contain supplies to make something (fat quarters, gift card, pattern, etc.)
    • Wrapped or covered so it can be revealed during the exchange
  • We'll close out the meeting with a Door Prize drawing. The winner will receive two free nights at the March Retreat in Wimberley!!!

As a reminder - food is welcomed at the Ronald McDonald House, but we cannot bring in alcohol. If you would like to bring a festive snack to share, please feel free to do so.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!!