January Meeting

Q: How to tie ―old-time‖ traditions with modern methods?
A: Start 2010 with Marsha McCloskey, known for her Feathered Star and Blended Quilt designs! Her quilts have a traditional look, yet are an
inspiration to all quilters. She encourages her students to branch out into new color schemes and fabric uses. Marsha's designs for multi-fabric, rotarycut and machine-pieced quilts can all be made by the average quilter.
You can see her quilts and read more about Marsha at her website: www.marshamccloskey.com

WHAT DO YOU THINK??
We (the newly elected board) are trying to get a better sense of what it is you want from the quilt guild. Please respond to the survey asking questions about the guild and your perceptions. You can click on the link to get to the survey. Make sure you click on the Done button when you are finished. I assure you that all the responses are completely anonymous. We will compile the responses and let you know the results.

Thank you

Francie Baxter
QGGH President

Click here to take survey

QGGH DAY GUILD

You asked, we listened. The QGGH Day meeting will now be meeting on the 3rd Friday of the month in the Ampitheater. Just a reminder that lunch on Fridays is from 11:30-12:30 and Michael usually prepares a wonderful hot lunch for $6.

It’s Time to Retreat Again!!

Registration for the February Retreat will begin at the December evening meeting! Retreat dates are Friday–Sunday, February 5-7 with Thursday, February 4 as a $25 optional extension.

Congratulations to Jane Plisga - winner of the quilt from the December meeting. Seems appropriate given all the hard work that she put into it!

Charity Quilt Day

YOU ARE ALL INVITED to join other members of the guild for Charity Quilt Day. We plan to make lots of quilts and have a great time doing what we love – sewing. So join us at MDPC on Saturday, January 30th from 9 am – 4 pm. We will provide the fabric and the batting in pre-cut packets.

You will need to bring your sewing machine, extra needles, neutral thread, what ever else you need for quilting like a seam ripper or rotary cutter AND a pot-luck dish to share at lunchtime. The guild will provide irons and boards, extension cords, water and paper products, a chance to make new friends, re-connect with old friends, an opportunity to practice and improve your quilting skills, AND heartfelt appreciation for your gift of time to the
guild.

Please RSVP at the evening and morning meetings or by contacting Connie Eicher at eicher@chilitech.com so I know how many packets to prepare for the event.

QUILT SHOW WINNERS

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Be sure to check the Calendar for upcoming events and the Calendar EVENTS page for Quilt show and other events around Texas! LOTS of Quilt Shows coming up. Great road trip ideas for your BEE.

2010 MEMBERSHIP FORM - print yours now!

November Patch Dispatch Newsletter is online in the MEMBERS ONLY area. Show n Tell Pictures have been updated, and the Activity Corner has new updates.

2009 Roster is online in the MEMBERS ONLY area.

Remember to show your Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Share Card each time you shop at Kroger. The guild receives a percentage from Kroger each time you shop. You can pick up details at the Membership Table.

Remember, starting January 2010, the morning meeting of the
QGGH will be held on the Third Friday of the Month.

Have you ever imagined your quilt design featured in the pages of your favorite magazine? Ever thought about submitting a letter, tip, or technique to share with other readers? If so, they want to hear from you!

Quilters Newsletter is looking for innovative designers to provide original patterns that challenge the intermediate to advanced quiltmaker. Quilts and quilted projects of all techniques and sizes, from the king-sized show-stopper to the fun make-it-in-a-weekend table runner, are all appropriate. Visit quiltersnewsletter.com for details.

McCall's Quilting is actively seeking reader submissions of quilting-related anecdotes, inspiring ideas, tips, and techniques. The Submit tab on the mccallsquilting.com home page makes it easy to send us your text and/or photos.

Quiltmaker has an ongoing Reader Design Contest—your original quilt design could be featured as a QM pattern. Or, if you have completed a project from a QM pattern, send in your photos and letters and you could be published. Visit quiltmaker.com and click on the About Us tab for more information.