Charity Quilts


WIP Wednesday

I was lucky enough to have an ice day yesterday and didn't have to go work until noon.  That gave me some time to work on the binding of my Riley Blake challenge quilt.  You will hopefully crack up laughing when you see it at the big reveal!


Speaking of the Riley Blake challenge reveal, have your project finished by the Austin MQG meeting Thursday, February 13 at Book People.  Bring it to the meeting and we'll have a table set up where you can proudly display it for a popular vote.  The MQG deadline isn't until February 17, but you'll be finished already and just have to post your photo to the MQG feed for the national competition.  Be sure to follow all the rules to make sure your project is eligible for the national contest!

Anywho, show us what you've been creating lately!


January BOM: Good Neighbors by Pat Fryer

Wow, what a response to our BOM Challenge!  So far we've had 141 blocks donated by our lovely AMQG members.  Remember the first challenge block from August?  Jessica D brought the finished quilt to the meeting last week and it's just beautiful!  The quilt will be donated to Friends of Annie.  If you'd like to help put together quilt tops from September and November blocks, please let me know!  

Ok, so here's a quick reminder of how this game works.

  • Bring as many blocks as you like
  • Each block = 1 entry to win a group of the blocks
  • The rest of the blocks will be made into an outreach quilt
  • Win prizes while giving back to the community!
  • If you are unable to make it to the meeting, you can still play.  Contact me for more info at
  • In February we'll be giving away a new copy of Quilt Design Wizard for Windows
  • The grand prize for most donated blocks is a full size set of Aurifil thread by V & Co!
Here's the run-down for who's in the lead:
     1.  Susan M with 41 blocks!
     2.  Kristin V with 13 blocks
     3.  Amanda H with 11 blocks

Instructions: January Good Neighbors BOM

This block was chosen by Jessica, a fabulous member of the Charity Committee.  Please use a white or silver background with blues or turquoises that contrast.  Won't this make a gorgeous winter quilt?  I can't wait to see what you make!


WIP Wednesday - MQG Challenge Edition

The deadline for the MQG Riley Blake Challenge is looming oh so close (Feb 17) and inspiration finally hit me last night!  What about you?  Have you started on your challenge project?  Rules and guidelines can be found on the Riley Blake Challenge tab.  Be sure to tag your photos #mqgrileyblakechallenge and #austinmqg on Instagram and Twitter!

I'm starting with some crazy piecing.  I added a little Kona grey and aqua to the mix and decided to leave out the orange.  I sketched my idea and showed it to my boyfriend, who was sick in bed with cedar fever, and he nearly fell out of bed laughing, so I think the idea is a good one!  Now I just have to make it work, people!


Proposed By-Law and Policies and Procedures Amendments

You can view the proposed changes to the Austin Modern Quilt Guild By-Laws and Policies and Procedures (formerly Rules and Regulations).  Please review as we will be voting on these changes in the future!

WIP Wednesday

Wow, I can't believe it's a new year already!  Did you have time during the holidays to sew?  I can proudly say I actually finished a quilt using the Moda Bake Shop Patchwork Chevron tutorial by Jeni Baker.  Too bad I want to show it off in person at Show and Tell tomorrow, so I'm not posting a picture today!  I will let you take a peek at my Catvent quilt along blocks though.  I think this is going to be an awesome quilt for my dad's veterinary clinic.

Link below anything you've been working on that you'd like to share.  Hope to see you tomorrow at Book People!


January 2014 Monthly Meeting


Meeting Agenda: Whip your WIPs into Shape!


We will start the meeting promptly at 6:30 pm. Please check-in at the membership table before finding a seat. We'll welcome any new visitors that are in attendance. 

Committee Reports

Each member of the Executive Council will give a status report to bring membership up to date with the latest news.
a. Treasurer/Membership - Jill will discuss our current available funds and membership count.
b. Outreach/Charity - Don't forget your BOM!!!!!!!!   This month's prize is a copy of  Quilt Design Wizard for Windows by Electric Quilt 
c. Events - Corinne will give us the scoop on The MQG Riley Blake challenge due in February 17 and also announce Sew In dates.

Business & Program
President Mary Anne will present proposed revisions to our current by-laws and we will vote on these.

Whip your WIPs into Shape this year with us!

  • Bring a WIP or two to the meeting with you.  We'll spend some time talking about how to manage your WIPs.  
  • We're going to have a WIP Challenge!  We'll break into demo stations and discuss the challenge process, have a demo on spray basting, and also a demo on making string blocks. 


Take a few minutes to chat with other members and new visitors.  

Show and Tell

We'll open the floor to all members who have brought an item to show the guild and discuss what modern quilting techniques were used to make it.  

Please join us and enjoy a night of modern quilting!  See you Thursday!