February Newsletter

From RCMQG

Upcoming Events

QuiltCon

Feb 19th-23


The Charity Quilt Shipped on Time! We can't wait to receive feedback on it. Thank you to everyone who put so much time and work into it!


Can't go to Quilt con? Instagram will have several giveaways, photo challenges, and postings from those going and NOT going. Try searching for #missingquiltcon. You might find a whole lot of fun with a lot less travel!

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Gee's Bend Feature

Hosted by the North Alabama Agriplex


For anyone who missed the Gee's Bend Trip last summer, here is another opportunity to see a feature on these Treasured Alabama Quilters.

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Paducah Quilt Week

April 23-26

The heritage guild is hosting a bus trip. Information went out via email a few weeks ago. If you are interested, reach out via email so we can put you in touch with the right people!

Shibori Dying Workshop

May 3rd.

Save the date! More information to come.

Committee Updates

Membership

It is time to renew your membership if you have not already!

Payments may be mailed or submitted HERE.

Web/Social

Updates have been made to our local quilting resources page.


The powerpoint from January's programming on nametags is up under the Challenges Tab.


The guild Roster is set to launch later this week! Stay tuned!

Fundraising

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Fundraising

SewSignment Sale


Date: March 21st

Location: Valley Hill Country Club


Registration will be available to pay on the website shop. All types of sewing related items are welcome!


Brews to Benefit

Straight to Ale

April 27th from 3pm-10pm

Programming

Current Challenges:
Make It Modern: Churn Dash

Name Tags. See more HERE.


Both of these are due in February!


February's Challenge will be the Assigned color challenge.



Next month will feature our Charity Committee. Get to know our Charities as Kerry walks us through the organizations we support.

Charity

Quilt Block of the Quarter is Rectangles and Squares. Please keep the little guys in mind for this one. Greens, Blues, Reds would be idea. Steering away from florals would be a good idea this round. The target age is 3-8.


Pillow Case Kits will be available at the meeting.

Kerry has Quilt Kits available if you are looking for a simple, prepped project!

Did you know?

Sew Creative sharpens Scissors in house for $6.50!

Next time you need to service you hardware, check them out!

Member Spotlight

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Kerry Pagel

Hello everyone! I'm Kerry.

I have been a RCMQG member since summer 2018. I have enjoyed meeting so many creative and kind people. I am excited to be the Charity Chair for 2020. I have a passion for creative projects, charity work and organization. I love starting with a simple idea and working through an entire project to completion. My 2020 intentions as Charity Chair are to make quilts with love, finish works in progress, use our fabric stash and to personalize pillowcases for foster children. I hope to roll out quilt block kits each month to encourage participation from any level of sewist and make volunteering as simple as possible. I want to encourage building of sewing confidence for others and myself.


A little about me:

I am a stay at home mom to a spunky 4 year old and dog mom to 4 rescue dogs. I am a crunchy animal loving vegetarian married to an engineer who grew up hunting and having an outside dog...not one (or four) that sleep in your bed. It's a little like comedy show up in here, but we make it work. I have a Bachelor's in Biology, which I fully utilized coaching gymnastics and teaching dance. :-) I live with chronic pain and am trying to live life as fully as possible within my physical limitations. I initially joined the guild to find a way to funnel my creativity into projects that were less physically demanding than dance. I have always enjoyed sewing and have found this to be a great creative outlet.

he MQG and Pour L'Amour du Fil are seeking entries for an exhibition of modern quilts by MQG members living in Europe (the European Union + United Kingdom + Norway + Switzerland).

Quilts should exemplify the aesthetic of the modern quilting movement. Quilts should include one or more element of modern quilting, including but not limited to: improvisation, minimalist design, use of negative space, alternate grillwork, asymmetry, elimination of borders, modern traditionalism, and exaggerated scale. Quilts shown at QuiltCon 2020 or previous QuiltCons are eligible to be entered, but preference will be given to new entries.

There is no minimum size requirement. Maximum size is 230 cm per side.

The link in the picture is non function, but you can find out more HERE!
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