Charity Quilts

5.29.2013

Save the Date: June 2013 meeting

Just a head's up on the June 2013 meeting:

Book People has an event on Thursday June 13th, so the June 2013 meeting will be held Wednesday, June 12th.  Update your calendars!
  • At the meeting we will elect 2013-2014 Executive Council officers! 
  • In order to vote, you must be a paid member for 2013-2014.  Click here to update your membership! And remember, membership sign-up is a two part process.  You need to fill out the registration form and pay via PayPal. 
  • If you can't make it to the meeting, you can always vote via Proxy.  The proxy votes will be emailed on June 1st. 

5.09.2013

Renew your membership!

Its that time of the year...  time to renew your membership with the Austin MQG! 

You can renew your membership by clicking on the Membership tab at the top of the blog.  Remember that membership is a TWO PART PROCESS.  First, fill out the registration form.  Second, pay with PayPal!

Gina's Logo Charity Quilt


A few changes to the membership process:

Committees
  • While filling out the registration form, it is now required to sign up for your top three committee choices.  The Executive Council and Committee Chairpersons will do their best to appoint you to your top choices. 
  • In order to have more involvement with members, membership will require being part of a committee!  You do not have to be active on your committee, although we hope you will be.  Being a member of a committee opens communication between members, Committee Chairpersons, and Executive Council. 
Dues are $40
  • This covers the cost to join the Modern Quilt Guild in July and January!  If you attended the April 2013 meeting, this was discussed in detail.  
Payments via PayPal
  • As a modern quilt guild, we want to utilize online payments.  No payments in cash or check will be accepted.  You must pay via PayPal. 

Here's to an exciting year!   We can't wait to see you at the next meeting



5.07.2013

Charity blocks for Boston

 
The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is asking quilters around the globe to send quilt blocks using the colors of the marathon - blue, yellow, gray and white - which will be turned into quilts. With more than 170 injured in the bombings, many face a long journey of rehabilitation ahead while struggling with the emotional element of this tragedy. The Boston MQG's hope is to provide comfort through quilts, and we are all familiar with the power of a quilt, right?
Margaret of Form & Fabric has generously offered to cover the shipping costs to Boston. Please click here read the post on the Boston Modern Quilt Guild to learn about the requirements for each block.
The Boston Guild would like to receive everything by May 24th. This means our we need to ship the week of May 17th. Please contact Margaret Udell or Jessica Pierre'auguste to require about where to mail the blocks, they need to be in the mail to one of these ladies by May 14. Or bring them to the May monthly meeting.

Please comment here if you plan to make blocks so that we have an idea of how many we are expecting. 
Also, please consider adding photos to the flickr group created by the Boston MQG.


5.01.2013

May 21 Happy Hour

Fonda San Miguel
2330 W. North Loop
Austin TX 78756

We always have fun when we get together for happy hour, let's meet here at 6:00! Maybe we'll close the place down...oh, wait, this is a north Austin event, they may close at a ridiculous hour. Something like 10 p.m...Or maybe I am just typing up blog posts at a ridiculous hour. I feel like maybe my jokes are not coming across well.

Anyway, food, drinks, quilt-y friends, you should join us, it'll be [insert sewing-related pun here] fun!