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.
NO DECEMBER MEETING
Because the church building where we meet will not be available on our December meeting night, the Board has decided to cancel the December meeting. Our next meeting will be January 8, 2015.
NEW MEETING TIME
Beginning with the November meeting, we will be starting the business meeting at 6:45pm. We want our speakers to have plenty of time without being rushed. Social time will start at 6:15.
|Upcoming Events||Welcome||Member News|
November 18th, 6:00pm
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 6:15pm and the business meeting starts at 6:45pm. 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 6:15pm, 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 we would like to hear yours. Send comments to the VP of Media.
The November Guild Newsletter is now available online. Click here for the November newsletter. If you are a member and did not receive the email notification that the newsletter was available, or if you 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 that 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 Sunshine and Shadows if you know of a Guild member who has had surgery, an ongoing illness, or a death in the family so that she can let the person know our Guild is thinking about them.
It is a guild tradition to make nine-patch blocks for members who move away from the North Texas area. We are currently collecting nine-patches for Marie Zaczkowski and Rhonda Kuntz.
Instructions for making a nine-patch can be found on our Ninepatch page. 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.
|Membership||Guild Activities||January Guild Meeting|
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!