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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December 2nd, 1:30pm - Executive Board Meeting
Contact the guild president to get on the meeting agenda.
Fabric Fanatics - classroom area, 624 Haggard St.#706 Plano, TX 75074. Many thanks to Fabric Fanatics for providing their classroom space for us to use for this important meeting!
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.
January 14th, Community Service Sew Day
Come and go during the day, but please RSVP as space is limited.
Plano Sewing Center
NOTE: There is no Community Service Sew Day in December.
December 5th and 12th, Sew Happy Quilting Group
This group meets twice a 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.
December 20th, 10am - Have A Cup with the Board
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! 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 December Guild Newsletter is now available online. An email notification was sent on December 2nd announcing its availability. Click here for the December newsletter. If you did not receive the email or had trouble reading the newsletter, notify the webmaster.
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.
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Thursday, December 12th, 7pm - 9pm Monthly Guild Meeting, Doors open at 6:30pm
We hope you will join us for the festivities at our December 12th meeting. The Board will furnish refreshments and there will be a make and take project. All supplies will be provided for the make and take. Some sewing machines will be available, but if you would like to bring your own sewing machine please do so. If you bring a machine, also bring a Teflon or roller foot if you have one. This meeting will be held in the Youth Recreation Hall upstairs. You will be able to find a map on the website to help you find the room. An elevator is available.
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 Membership Application form 2013-2014 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!
Guild Activities chairpersons plan new activities for 2013
Our Guild Activities co-chairpersons are planning several activities for members to enjoy this year. A new Block of the Month was announced at the January meeting. You may view the quilt and the blocks released to date here.
You can still catch up and participate in this activity.
The Guild Challenge quilts were presented and judged at the May meeting ... winners were announced and prizes awareded. Winners were Pam Walsh, First Place; Lynne Fritsche, Second Place; and Shirley Weaver, Third Place. Thanks to all who participated!
Education starts a Junior Quilting Group
Our next Education project is a Junior Quilting Group which will be having its first class meeting on Saturday morning, June 15, from 10 am to 12 noon at The Texas Quilter. Classes for the first few months will be making a small sampler quilt including such blocks as 9-patch, appliqué, Redwork, crayon work, crazy patchwork and others. A sewing machine will be required for some of the classes. For additional information or to enroll your student, contact Emily Armstrong, Debbie Skorepa or Margaret Schafer. You may also email Education with questions or to register for this group.