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 http://theclothpocket.com/  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:

http://www.dqnv.org/retreat-registration.html
http://www.dqnv.org/retreat-classes.html

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: https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/CreativeWebinarJuly2014

For more details on the challenge, and to see the palette of colors we will be working with, click the link below: http://quiltconwest.com/get-involved/member-charity-challenge/

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:
http://quiltconwest.com/

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. :-)

Sincerely,
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 theclothpocket.com where you can read their blog and find them on social media!

http://www.theclothpocket.com

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??

Monday, April 20, 2015

April LVMQG Meeting Reminder


Our next meeting will be this Wednesday, April 22 from 6-8 PM at The Christmas Goose!
Remember to take advantage of your 15% guild discount at the Christmas Goose that evening :-)

The Agenda:
If you've had a birthday so far this year, we have a little something for ya - so be sure to come!
We will also have a short slideshow of some of the quilts from QuiltCon, plus a free-motion drawing demo from our very own Vicki Ruebel.
In addition to fabulous show'n tell we will be having our improv zippy pouch swap. There's still time to make one and bring it to the meeting on Wednesday. It can be any size, made from any fabrics. If you need some ideas for one, Ida has put up a nice tutorial on her blog:

http://www.idaratherbequilting.com/
What to bring:
Show 'n Tell
Snacks if your last name begins with N-Z
Your nametag (to be entered into our monthly prize drawing)
You improv zippy pouch! (another chance at a prize!)
A notebook and pen or pencil for the FMQ demo
Will we see you there? We hope so!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March LVMQG Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting in March and welcomed 4 new members, bringing our total up to 36 fun people! We had a fabulous show and tell as always and our nametag challenge was a success!












Be sure to check the guild's instagram @lasvegasmqg or facebook page for more pictures!

In addition, Christa gave a short paper-piecing demo and she will be hosting a free paper-piecing quilt along on her blog and Quilt With Christa Facebook group.


Our next field trip will be an all-day event, Saturday, April 18th for the St. George Quilt Show.
We will meet at The Cannery at 7:30 AM to carpool. We are looking for a couple more drivers, so please indicate if you can drive and how many (including yourself).

Save the date: September 17-20 for Desert Quilters of Nevada retreat. We will meet there as a group. Prices and registration info will be shared when available.

Don't forget to check the Modern Quilt Guild member site for free modern patterns and informational webinars about modern quilting. Also, book your hotel now if you plan to attend QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena, CA. We will plan a meetup at the show for all who attend.

April Challenge - Zippy Pouch Swap
We will be making and swapping zippy pouches next month. Bring one/get one! The theme is improv piecing, and below are three tutorial links for suggested ideas. Be creative!

https://threebears.wordpress.com/2007/10/15/little-boxy-pouch-tutorial/

http://www.purlbee.com/2014/04/18/mollys-sketchbook-simple-lined-zipper-pouches/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehdNBYnFsAw

Remember, if you participate in the monthly challenge, you will be entered to win a giveaway, just for challenge participants!

Our next membership meeting will be Wednesday, April 22nd at the Christmas Goose from 6-8 PM. See you then, if not before!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

March LVMQG Meeting Reminder



Please join us for the next Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild Meeting on Wednesday, March 25th from 6-8 PM at The Christmas Goose. Remember, all members get a 15% discount on any purchases that evening!

What to Bring:
Snacks to share if your last name starts with A-M
A hand made name tag to be entered into our challenge drawing
A friend - tell them how much fun our guild is :-)
Show 'n tell - that's the best part of the meeting!

The Agenda:
Christa will be sharing a demonstration on modern paper piecing.
We'll also talk more in depth about our upcoming field trip:
Saturday April 18 - Trip to Quilt St. George and Superior Threads


See you there!
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