Membership in the Quilters Guild of Plano is open to any person interested in the art of quilting. Dues are $30 annually, discounted to $25 if paid before January 1st. For NEW members joining between April 1st and September 30th, dues are $15. Membership renews annually on October 1st.
To JOIN NOW, print and complete the Membership Application Form, then mail along with the appropriate fees to the address listed on the form. If you have questions, contact the VP of Membership by email. 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 so they can be accumulated and your contributions to the guild tracked. You can now do this from the website, for one day or for several days. To report your service hours, please go to qgplano.org . Log in, choose the Members tab, then click on "Report Volunteer Hours."
UFO Challenge 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 January meeting.
Do-It-Yourself Round Robin Mystery
The new Guild Activity for 2015 is a do-it-yourself round robin mystery from Linda Neal. To start, you will need to find/make your center block. Starting in January, you will add a border every other month. See the Guild Challenge page for more about this new activity and to download complete information and tips.
QGP 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.
Winnie Fleming will present Borders Bonanza on January 8th. This lecture includes 40 or more quilts with different types of borders. The finale is a group of award winning Round Robin Quilts, we all know how difficult those can be to do well!
Winnie will be teaching her Strip pieced Lone Star on Friday the 9th. The Borders Bonanza Workshop, offered on January 10th is an all day workshop with a little prep work of a center block and pieces to be cut for a borders wall hanging. The wall hanging consists of a center block set on point, followed by 2 pieced borders. You will learn how to cut and sew a perfect mitered border. You will also learn a formula that will make a pieced border fit the quilt.
Sign up early to receive the discount on the class fee!