July Newsletter

from Rocket City Modern Quilt Guild

The Season of Celebration

Aside from Independence Day, July is also National watermelon, hot dog, and ice cream month! Just for fun, here's a few tasty treats! Click the Pictures to learn more about any of these fun patterns.

Sewcial Saturday Links

We hope you will join us for a Sew-cial Saturday tomorrow! These meeting have been running longer than 40 minutes, so pop in whenever you can!

The links are below

The lunch meeting starts at 11:30
Join Zoom Meeting

The evening meeting starts at 8:30CST.
Join Zoom Meeting

The passwords to each meeting are in your inbox!

Committee Updates


To clarify any confusion, the Sew-signment sale has been cancelled this fall. There was a lot of interest in the sale, and we are excited to have it on the schedule for next year.


While some of us have regular access to a long-arm machine, some do not. This month's programming will focus on quick quilting you can do at home on your domestic machine.

The Indigo Dying Workshop has been rescheduled for August 29th. Sign up for it HERE.


Bag Your Stash: Reveal at the July meeting!

Pincushion Swap: ongoing.

Giftables Challenge: Ongoing.

Have you missed a program in the last few minutes? Check out our RESOURCES tab.


QuiltCon Community Outreach Quilt:

The block kits are all out, and some have been returned.

Piecing could start by the end of July! Great work everyone!

Pillowcases for the North Alabama Foster Closet:

6 pillowcases have been personalized and are ready for delivery.

Kerry has fabric ready to be cut for coordinating pillowcases if anyone is interested in that.

There are 10 kits ready to be sewn.

There are a few projects we would like to feature. These three projects are ready for the next step! Email the guild account or Kerry if you are interested in working on these!

Services For Jen

Jen's service is scheduled for July 18th, Saturday, at 2pm. There will be a visitation beforehand from 1-2.

Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel.

1340 N. Main St., Arab, AL.


Rocket City Sewcial Partnership

RCMQG is happy to announce a partnership with Rocket City Sewcial. Rocket City Sewcial is a member owned business in Lowe Mill which offers rentals of their long arm. Guild members who have taken the introductory class and are certified on the long arm will have opportunities to use the long arm, for free, to quilt charity quilts. This is the perfect way to practice a new design or keep your long arm skills in shape between your own projects.

For more information on Rocket City Sewcial's long arm or the introductory class, please check out their site:

If you are already certified and are interested in longarming some charity quilts, please reach out and let us know!
Big picture

From National

Big picture

Quiltcon and Webinars

Member registration for QuiltCon Together is happening next Wednesday, July 15th at 10 a.m. EDT! You will receive more details about registration at the email address you registered to national, so keep an eye on your inbox next week!

Taking Quality Photos for Quilt Show Entry Webinar. Register Here.

Curved Piecing:Beyond the Drunkard's Path. Register Here.

Dog Bed Program

Many of you already know that Fern is in the process of moving. Even though she is moving, the dog bed program can continue!

Sew Faithful Quilters. They meet on Tuesday mornings from 9 to roughly 11am at University Baptist on Jordan Lane. Right now they are meeting in the back parking lot under the awning (bring your own chair), but might move inside soon.

Member Spotlight: Fern Damour

I cannot imagine my life without the ability to sew.

I started quilting when I got married and discovered that his definition of 'quality time together' was sitting on opposite ends of the couch watching the same TV.He is an army civilian so we have moved around a bit, tor Korea and back, twice. Both times I taught free sewing classes to the wives, and stocked up on fabric because it was less expensive over there. When we moved to Huntsville the first time, I did an internet search on quilt group and found the local modern quilt guild. So it was one of the first that I joined.When we moved back the second time, I was glad to see how much progress the group had made in the two years we were gone. I will miss all the friends I made in this group.

Fern also has a blog. If anyone would like to follow along on her new adventures, you can find that HERE.