March Newsletter

Rocket City Modern Quilt Guild

Happy National Quilting Month

March is both National Quilting and Crafting Month

According to the word Quilt dates back to 1250 or so.

March 18th is Worldwide Quilting Day. The National Quilting Association (NQA) began sponsoring National Quilting Day with a resolution passed by members in 1991. National Quilting Day has evolved, and now we have Worldwide Quilting Day and National Quilting Month!

Upcoming Events

Charity Sew-In March 7 and 8

Homewood Suites in Providence

Starts at 9am!

Sewsignment Sale

Saturday March 21st. Tell all your friends. Share THIS link! It is NOT too late to sign up!

Paducah Quilt Week is in April. The Heritage guild is hosting a bus trip for anyone is interested.

New Member Coffee: Planning is in the works. Stay tuned for event updates.

Shibori & Indigo Dying Workshop Registration is open to both members and non-members. Member price is $110, and Non Member price is $125. You can pay your registration fee HERE.

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Pillow Cases

There was an awesome response to the Get to Know our Charities Program last month, This is some of the work that came from the program! Thank you to everyone helping Kerry with her Pillow case program. A special thanks to linda, diane& Anita for the personalization on this first set. If you are interested in helping, Kerry has fabric that needs cutting, kits that need put together, and names waiting to be embroidered. You can email the guild account to reach her!

New Members

Let's all welcome our new member: Kathy Springsteen. We look forward to getting to know you!

Current Challenge: ASSIGNED COLOR

The Newest Challenge is to Make a Mini or a Mug rug that reflects the color of the year! You have two to choose from, Pantone or Kona. You can use other colors to accent your mini, but it's focal color should read one of the two color's of the year.

We can't wait to see what you create! The reveal will be at the May meeting!

Neat Stuff from National

Here are two opportunities to participate in the national guild:

The MQG is planning a special exhibit at QuiltCon 2022 of temperature quilts created by members from around the world. This will be a fun way to visualize the different climates our membership lives in. Don't know what a temperature quilt is? Check out #temperaturequilt on Instagram or do a quick Google search to see a variety of ideas to get you started.

AND: During the course of the year, the MQG will share twelve quilts previously released as Quilt of the Month patterns. This is called MQG Modern Classics and you are invited to join in on the fun! Go to the website each month.

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Member Spotlight: Kate Arterburn

Kate hails from Kansas originally, and ended up here in Huntsville after she and her husband retired from the Army. She’s been sewing since grade school when her mom taught her embroidery and cross-stitch, then moved on to making most of her clothes when she was in high school. She began quilting in the early 90’s after a friend offered to teach her to quilt in exchange for Kate teaching her to make dresses for her four daughters. Until last summer, she was still sewing on the machine she got as a high school graduation gift 40 years ago! With a new machine and a few specialty classes under her belt, Kate is branching out from rectangles and squares and trying her hand at more exciting types of quilting. She is serving as our Fundraising Chair this year and is looking forward to getting to know more of the guild members.

Kate is also our Fundraising Chair this year, so an extra special thank you to her for all the hard work she's putting in!