Monday, October 26, 2015

October Meeting Reminder

Wednesday, October 28, 6-8 PM at the Christmas Goose.

Remember to bring:
(1) Your QuiltCon group quilt block using the fabric that was provided. For each block you turn it you'll get an extra door prize ticket

(2) Your QuiltCon charity quilt block - any size. These are due in November but can be turned in early. It should be an original improv pieced heart block or house block using solids and prints from your stash.

Please only use the color palette established by the MQG: black, white, off-white, light grey, red, yellow-orange, light teal/turquoise. Remember, these are to be modern blocks, so no embellishment of any kind. Applique is ok, and you can combine the two ideas if desired.

(3) $25 if you signed up to pre-order a t-shirt. $20 if you'd like to pre-order a tote with our logo on it. You can still bring your money and place your order at the meeting. Checks can be combined - please make payable to Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild.

(4) Your modern show 'n tell.

(5) $$ to purchase fundraising raffle tickets - $1 each or 6 for $5. Christa will be sharing many giveaways that she picked up from Quilt Market.

(6) Snacks to share if your last name starts with I-P

The main focus of this meeting will be nominating officers for next year's board. We've already had people express interest in running for nearly every position, so we are off to a great start! However, we will are still looking for members to be in charge of Fundraising, Charity, and Secretary.

Of course, there can be more than one person nominated for each position. If needed, we will have elections in November, and the previous board will train the new board so we have a smooth transition in January.

We will also start discussing our holiday party which will take place during December's meeting, including a fun mini swap!

Date Change:
Due to the holidays, the November and December meeting dates have changed. They are:
Wednesday November 11
Wednesday, December 16th*

*Remember, our December meeting will kick off with the new location.

See you soon!
Your LVMQG board

Friday, August 21, 2015

August LVMQG Meeting Reminder

Next Wednesday, August 26th is our general membership meeting from 6-8 PM at The Christmas Goose. Remember - you get 15% off any purchases made that night.

Remember to bring:
  • Your nametag for the door prize ticket
  • Your rip, drop and pass item (finished or not) for an extra door prize ticket
  • Your finished applique block from last month for an extra door prize ticket (keep it or donate your block)
  • Your mug rug for our swap - bring one, get one (and a separate prize drawing for participants)
  • $1 or more for the fundraiser raffle to win a bigger prize than those above
  • Snack to share if your last name starts with A-H

General Announcements
Check out the Teal Mini Swap - a fundraising swap to benefit Ovarian Cancer research. Here's a link for more details and to join:

Did you see we made the news? Here's the link to read the article online (thanks to Cecelia for coordinating):

Annie will pass out swatches of the QuiltCon charity quilt palette at the next meeting. You can order fq bundles of Kona solids to match the colors for the QuiltCon charity quilt here:

Save the Date - September 23
Our September meeting will be a little bit different. Our president, Christa Watson, will be presenting a special trunk show and book signing for her brand new book. Machine Quilting With Style. Her trunk show will be from 6-7 and then we will proceed with our regular meeting from 7-8.

See you all next week!

Monday, July 20, 2015

July LVMQG Meeting Reminder

Our next Las Vegas MQG meeting will be this coming Wednesday, July 22 from 6-8 PM at the Christmas Goose. Remember, all members get a 15% discount on purchases that evening.

Here's what to bring:
  • Your nametag to be entered into the door prize drawing
  • Your rip, drop, and pass item. It doesn't have to be finished, but should be recognizable as a work in progress or useful item. We can't wait to see what you are making!
  • $1 or more for the fundraising raffle. We will have at least 2-3 fantastic items for you to win!
  • Treats if your last name begins with Q-Z

Be sure to sign up for the Desert Quilters of Nevada retreat coming this September. Christa and Vicki will be teaching and it's a heck of a deal. Here's the link for more info:

See you soon!

Monday, June 22, 2015

June LVMQG Meeting Reminder

Are you excited for the next Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild meeting? It will be on Wednesday, June 24th from 6-8 PM at the Christmas Goose. Remember, all LVMQG guild members get a 15% discount on any purchases made that night!

We now have a fundraising committee that will be hosting a raffle for an extra special prize each month! Bring $1 to purchase a ticket at the beginning of the meeting.

We will also continue with our monthly door prizes for those who wear a nametag and participate in the monthly swaps and challenges. Don't forget to bring your yard of solid fabric (any color excluding black or white) for the rip, drop, and pass swap. It should be fun!!

We have been enjoying yummy treats at each meeting - thanks for your generosity. For this month's meeting, bring in something to share if your last name starts with I-P.

In other news, a reporter will be visiting our meeting to get the inside scoop for a possible newspaper feature. Also, QuiltCon registration opens up this week on Thursday. The MQG is offering free show passes to all MQG members who register by November 30th. What a deal!

We can't wait to see you there!

Friday, June 5, 2015

May 2015 Meeting Wrap-up

We had a great time at our meeting in May! As always there was a fabulous program (thank you Sandy!) along with inspirational show 'n tell. As a board, we feel like we are in a groove now and appreciate the vibrant energy of this group! We are now up to 41 members. Isn't that great?

Meeting Recap:
We want to thank the Cloth Pocket for generously providing prizes for our drawing this month. Be sure to visit them at  and use the code MQGXOXO to save 20% off your on-line order.

Sign-ups are now open for the annual DQN retreat this September 18-20. Christa and Vicki will be teaching so be sure to sign up for one of their classes. The weekend will be tons of fun and is quite a bargain compared to other retreats of this size. Click the links below for registration information and classes:

Charity Challenge
Annie and the charity committee are off to a great start with our charity challenge. As a guild, we will be making a quilt that will be displayed at QuiltCon in 2016 and will then be donated to a local charity. The theme is "Improv with Intent." To find out more about this style, be sure to view Cheryl Arkison's MQG webinar here:

For more details on the challenge, and to see the palette of colors we will be working with, click the link below:

QuiltCon News:
We are excited to announce that our very own Christa Watson will be teaching 4 classes at QuiltCon in February next year! What a great way to represent our guild at the show!
Here are the important dates coming up:

June 2nd - Class Schedule to be announced
June 25th - Member Registration
July 1 - General Public Registration
July 1 - November 30 Quilt Show entry (members only)
Click the link below for all of the latest and greatest from QuiltCon:

Next Meeting:
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, June 24th from 6-8 PM. We will start our rip, drop and pass challenge, so be sure to bring a yard of solid fabric to swap and an open mind. :-)

Your LVMQG Board

The Cloth Pocket

MQG members, greetings from ATX…that is Austin, Texas!  I am Cindy Hill and I co-own The Cloth Pocket with my daughter, Nicole LaBry. We have received great feedback from some of you folks who visited our Cloth Pocket booth at QuiltCon this February. So you already know that the Cloth Pocket is a fabric boutique with a great selection of curated modern fabrics including RJR/ Cotton and  Steel, Andover, Westminster, Seven Islands, Art Gallery, StudioE, Cloud 9, Free Spirit, Michael Miller and others. We are going to spring market next week in Minneapolis and will be buying the newest fabric lines from the coolest designers, selecting fantastic on-trend patterns, and more. I can’t wait!

Don’t miss out, all Modern Quilt Guild members get a whopping 20% discount when you order from our Website. To receive your 20% discount, use the discount code “MQGXOXO”.  You can connect with The Cloth Pocket on their website where you can read their blog and find them on social media!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Here are details for our next Las Vegas MQG meeting:

Wednesday, May 27th from 6-8 PM at the Christmas Goose
Guild members get 15% off any purchases that evening

From the swaps and challenges chair:
Don't forget to make your traditional to modern block for our challenge this month. Take any size traditional block and make it modern! We have some fabulous prizes for the participants of this challenge so you might want to make several blocks. More blocks = more chances to win a prize. We can't wait to see what you come up with!
After the meeting you have two options: take your blocks home with you and make something amazing with them OR leave them with our charity committee who will use them in a charity quilt. We will also be introducing our super exciting one of a kind swap for June. See you there!

Remember to bring:
Your name tag for a door prize raffle ticket - we have lots of prizes this month!

Your traditional made modern blocks in any size or colors. Each block made gets 1 door prize raffle ticket.

Treats if your last name begins with A-H
A friend to join!

We can't wait to see you there!! Did we say prizes??
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