Preserving the heritage of quilting, promoting the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of quilting, and providing opportunities for continuing education and community service among those interested in the art of quilting.
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September 1st, Tinos Too - Executive Board Meeting
Contact the guild president to get on the meeting agenda.
Members not on the Executive Board are welcome to attend the meetings. We do observe Robert's Rules which states that attendees who are not voting Board members are to be observers rather than participants. Please let one of the VP's know ahead of time if there is a topic you would like present or discuss during the meeting so we can follow an organized agenda. Voting is limited to the members of the Executive Board.
Meeting location Tino's Too, 2205 Ave K, Plano, TX.
September 4th, Sew Happy Quilting Group
This group meets the first Thursday of the month at the Plano Senior Center at 401 W. 16th St., Plano, TX. from 1-4:45pm. No need to call ahead, just bring your handwork and/or sewing machine as well as your project supplies.
The Plano Senior Center is open to all those over the age of 50 and you do not have to be a resident of the city of Plano to attend. This is an educational outreach to the Seniors. You do not have to be a Guild Member to participate. All skill levels are welcome to enjoy the love of quilting! Contact Mindy Myint or Aurora Chancy if you have any questions.
September 9th, Community Service Sew Day
Come and go during the day, but please RSVP to Karen Christoffer, firstname.lastname@example.org by email as space is limited. as space is limited.
Plano Sewing Center
September 16th, 6pm - Art Quilters of Plano - ADOS
We are the Art Quilters of Plano. We are seeking to extend our minds and talents as we explore the concepts of art quilting. Please join us for our meetings at 6:00pm on the THIRD Tuesday of each month, except December. Contact Tina Connolly at 214-641-3048 for additional information.
Fabric Fanatics, 624 Haggard Street, Plano TX 75074.
September 18th, 10am - Have A Cup with the Board has moved to Thursday
The QGP Board of Directors invite you to join them at La Madeleine for a cup of tea or coffee. This small group is a great way for new members, or current members wanting to get acquainted with others, to get more active in the Guild activities.
La Madeleine is in the southwest quadrant of 15th Street and I-75.
Monthly Guild meetings
Dolores Williams, our guild President, always extends an invitation for interested people to join our monthly meeting and discover what we offer. Guild meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Parkway Hills Baptist Church. >
Social time starts at 6:30pm and the business meeting starts at 7:00pm. We would love to have you visit and, of course, join our guild. We try to have a variety of activities so that there is something for everyone! If you arrive prior to 6:30pm, please feel free to visit with others in the sitting area just before the membership tables, but make sure the membership people are ready for business prior to entering the meeting area. This gives the people setting up the inside tables time to get ready for everyone and gives the membership people the opportunity to make sure everyone is registered and has a ticket for the drawings. The church is located on the east side of the Dallas North Tollway between Park and Parker in Plano. See map here.
Check out our Facebook page and let us know what you like, and what you would like to see differently. We realize there are many opinions within the Guild, but would like to hear yours.
Send comments to the VP - Media
The September Guild Newsletter is now available online. An email notification was sent on July 30th announcing its availability. Click here for the September newsletter. If you did not receive the email or had trouble reading the newsletter, notify the webmaster.
Click here for the Slate of Officers for 2014-2015.
Sunshine and Shadows
We have reinstated our Sunshine and Shadows position to send cards to our members in need. We want you all to know we care and that you are in our thoughts. Pat Wiant has graciously volunteered to coordinate this effort. You may call her directly at 972-964-6750 or by contact her using the email link below.
Notify the Sunshine and Shadows if you know of a Guild member who has had surgery, an ongoing illness, or a death in the family so she can let the person know our Guild is thinking about them.
Several members have mentioned that they can never find their Guild muslin when they sit down to stitch their nine patches. We have amended the instructions so that you can now use Guild muslin, beige, or white fabric as your light color. We love getting those nine patches so we are ready when a member moves and must leave our guild!
Don't forget our Photo Gallery for your viewing enjoyment! Our Historian takes pictures each month to remind you of the beautiful quilts and items shown at the Guild meetings. If you see one of yours that could use a caption, contact Aurora Chancy.
|September Guild Meeting - Diana Buckley||Membership||Feature of the Month|
Thursday, September 11th, 7pm - 9pm Monthly Guild Meeting, Diana Buckley - The Creative Journey and the Encouraging Husband
The title of our September lecture for the Guild meeting is intriguing. Please join us on September 11th for “The Creative Journey and the Encouraging Husband. If you worked at the Show, you probably know quite a lot about the encouraging husbands of the Guild members.
Friday, September 12th, 8:30am - Beginning Machine Quilting Workshop - Sherry Worley
This class will be taught by our very own Sherry Worley with help from the Community Service Crew. You will learn pin and spray basting, quilting with the walking foot and begin to conquer free motion quilting. The class project will be a baby size quilt for Community Service. You will also make a free motion machine quilted thread catcher that you will keep. This class is aimed at the person who has never tried machine quilting. Practice after class is required to sharpen your skills. The fee for this class is $25.00.
Membership in the Quilters Guild of Plano is open to any person interested in the art of quilting. Dues are $25 annually, $15 if joining between April 1st and September 30th. Memberships renew October 1st annually.
To JOIN NOW, print and mail the Membership Application Form along with the appropriate fees to the address listed on the form. You may print the most recent Membership Application form and complete your information. If you have questions contact the VP of Membership by email. The annual membership fee is from October 1st through September 30th. Membership for the remainder of the current membership year will be prorated. More information about membership is available at our Membership page.
We are now keeping count of attendees by using the door prize tickets rather than lists of names for you to check off. Our hope is that we can get people into the meeting faster ... no one likes waiting in line. We will still sign in guests and new members to make sure they can be recognized at the meeting.
Be sure to notify us if there is a change in your email or contact information so we can update the records!
Report your Service Hours
Remember to report your service hours each month so they can be accumulated and your contributions to the guild tracked. You can now do this from the website.
Report your service hours using email, by contacting Julie Schaefer
Guild Activities chairperson plans new activities for 2014
Linda Neal, our Guild Activities Chairperson has kept us busy with the Queen of the UFO Challenge 2014 and several other projects this year. I do hear rumors that there may be yet another challenge coming soon ... watch for more details to come. And do not forget to keep those UFO's coming - you may just become the Queen of the UFO Challenge at the December meeting.
QGP Winter Retreat 2015
Plan ahead for the QGP Annual Retreat—February 19th-22nd, 2015 at Mitchell Resort and RV Park, Perrin, TX - that is 4 days of quilting fun and food for $275. Both Mickie Warrington and Emily Armstrong are typically available at the monthly Guild meeting and will be providing updates as we get closer to the date. Make your reservation early before our spaces fill up!
We will be providing updates on our plans as the time gets closer. Our first brochure was available at the Membership table at Quilt Plano 2015 but if you missed it, you can now access it online. Click here for the Retreat brochure. You will find even more information on the Retreat page under the Guild Activities tab.