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IEMQG News & June Meeting Info!

Happy 3rd Birthday to the IEMQG!

For our June 1st meeting we will celebrate the third birthday of our guild! This meeting will be held at the Grand Terrace Main Library, 22795 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313. The guild meeting will start at 2:00 PM – arrive early to browse and socialize. We’re looking forward to a wonderful afternoon celebrating with Dora Cary of Orange Dot Quilts including her lecture and trunk show!  We will allow plenty of time for refreshments and shopping Dora’s pop-up shop following her presentation! More information can be found about Dora on her website here!  We will have raffles and lots of fun so you won’t want to miss it!

Please note, in order to give our speaker ample time we will not have Show and Share this month.

As a reminder, the very next day on Sunday June 2nd the Chaffey Community Museum of Art will host an Artist’s Reception for the IEMQG’s exhibit “Splashes of Color and Space”, and other featured artist’s installations.  The Reception will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the museum. The art museum is adjacent to the Ontario Museum of History where our work was shown in January. Directions to the museum and additional details can be found here.  We hope to see all of our guild members at the reception and do hope you’ll take time to stop by the museum and view our latest exhibit which will run until July 20th!

We look forward to seeing everyone at our birthday celebration and meeting!

Gayle & The IEMQG Executive Board

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A message from Gayle – Upcoming Meeting, Activities and Reminders!

WOW!  2019 is off to a great start after our January meeting with Linda and Carl Sullivan from Colourwerx! Their presentation of quilts with vivid colors and modern designs was motivating!  I loved their stories about the path they’ve taken in life that brought them to this point.

Our February 2nd regular meeting day is full of opportunity for involvement in your guild. Multiple choice for how much you want to participate. This month’s meeting and earlier activities will take place at Mountain Shadows Mobile Home community’s clubhouse located at 4040 Piedmont Dr, Highland.  Just let the gate attendants know you are there for the quilt event at the clubhouse and they’ll direct you in.

We’ll start our day at at 9:00 AM for a Sit and Sew, managed by our Fundraiser Chairperson Laura Greene, for the purpose of starting to produce items that will be offered for sale later in the year.  In particular we’ll be working on fabric coaster sets on this day, but any projects are welcome.  Keep in mind that all themes for the coasters, and other items we’ll make during the year, are welcome. We can have fun and be creative while we produce sell-able items with a broad appeal.

If you’re participating in Laura’s morning sit-and-sew coaster craft project, supplies you will need to bring are:

  • Holiday fabrics (or greens or reds) along with white and cream fabric – Alternately you can bring 5″ squares in the aforementioned colors
  • Batting Squares or scraps – 5″ pieces needed for the coasters

Laura also has a holiday tree runner project which, if you’re interested, requires the following materials:

  • 16 – 5″ squares for background
  • 2 – 4″ squares for background
  • 8 – 5″x 9″ rectangles for trees
  • 2 – 4″ x 2″ rectangles for trunks
  • 10″ x 50″ piece of batting
  • 10″ x 50″ piece for backing

If you plan to come early to sew we’ll be posting ideas to bring for a potluck lunch.  A lunchtime board meeting is planned at noon, and as you know all guild members are welcome to join in. Setup for the guild meeting will start at 1:00, at which time the Sit and Sew will wrap up.

Next up in the afternoon is our February Guild meeting that will follow our regular schedule.  Open at 1:30 with a meeting start at 2:00.  The meeting is going to be fun and interactive.  We will be improving our improv skills with a painting activity that will be led by our own artistic Lynn Hanna.  Hint; there are Blindfolds involved!  Please wear, or bring, clothing or an apron for painting, just in case, and step outside your comfort zone with us!

Bring your Show and Share and we’ll see you there.  Contact  me or any of the board if you have any questions.

And now I’m off to Road! Make sure if you go to stop by the Information Booth in the lobby to sign-in on the available iPads for the Guild Attendance Challenge!

Gayle

 

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Upcoming IEMQG happenings – a message from Laura

Hi Modern Quilt Lovers,

We have the Holiday Party on December 1st 2-4 at Mountain Shadows, 2019 officers, and Linda Sullivan of Colourwerx on January 5th in the Grand Terrace Community Room. You won’t want to miss our guest speaker in January, so here’s the scoop.

I am so jazzed about Linda Sullivan’s bright rainbow colors on stark white. Please encourage your friends to join us! Linda lives in Palm Springs with her husband. Her company Colourwerx looks completely MODDERN. She has shown quilts, fabrics, and patterns at Road to California, QuiltCon, and other places. I have her modern dog, cat, and TV patterns. I’m looking forward to seeing her new designs at our January 5th meeting at Grand Terrace Community Room, 22795 Barton Rd, Grand Terrace, CA 92313.

I’m proud to hand off my leadership to some strong ladies who work well with each other. Our 2019 officers are as follows:

Gayle Bennett-President

Tricia Williams-VP of Programs

Jennifer Adams-VP of Communications

Cathleen Wallace-Treasurer

Becky Brekke-Secretary

Remember that other leadership roles are available. Your energy and input will be rewarded with love and compassion.

Finally we are culminating our year with a fun Holiday Party with Bingo, LCR, and a chili bar. Bring some fat quarters for the games. Join us for our last hurray! If you need a bingo 9 patch or want to bring yummies, contact Cathleen at cathleenwallacelongarmer@gmail.com.

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A message from Laura

Oh, our second successful year as a modern guild is culminating with the Member University, Holiday Party, and Pop-Up Exhibit. I look forward to seeing you on November 3rd at 2 pm at Mountain Shadows Community Center for our general meeting. We will have mini workshops on the AcuQuilt, Specialty Threads, Machine Binding and the MQG Website. Be sure to bring your Block Lotto for the drawing. (There was no drawing last month, so you can bring blocks for October and November.)

You can renew your membership for $40 starting in November. This coming year we are anticipating great programs, including Linda Sullivan of Colorwerks and Mel Beach who is an expert at color and shape. Your membership also includes the newly revamped MQG website with free webinars, patterns, and much more.

We have some fabric from our Upcycle Sale that will be available to purchase at the November meeting-so bring a few bucks.

We also have a holiday quilt that was donated and will be raffled in December. Tickets can be purchased in November and December.

It’s time for the holiday revelry to start! On December 10 at 2 pm our holiday party will again include the LCR and bingo games with prizes. I cannot wait for a delicious meal at our chili bar :).

Additionally, you are encouraged to participate actively in the guild by taking on a small leadership role. I want to personally thank you for your donations, your purchases, and your time to make our guild a heartwarming organization. Your caring has made my two years worthwhile. This is your guild, and you make the personal difference!

Finally, I hope that you have voted for the 2019 board members. It’s not too late to vote, since the voting window is open until November 2 at 5 pm. The new board will be announced at the November meeting.

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A note from Laura – Upcoming September meeting reminders

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
Hans Christian Andersen

As I ponder my Song Challenge quilt, I think that quilting is like music. It allows me to capture emotions and the world through my own venue that words cannot express. Oh, I love fabric! It has so much texture, depth, and choices of design.

I cannot wait to see all of the fascinating quilts our modern guild ladies have created. If you haven’t started, it’s not too late. There is not a size requirement. Also there isn’t a required number of pieces or amount of quilting. This should be a freeing activity, even though it hasn’t been for me. I know I should just let go and enjoy the idea of finishing it. I’m looking forward to hearing your version of music in a quilt.

Most importantly-bring your Upcycling items to the September meeting. They can be new, lightly used, or created by you. Clean out your sewing room of items you don’t use. Make some fabric bags, quilts, or other items that quilters need. Additionally, think about Christmas gifts for friends and relatives.

See you on September 1st at 2 pm in the Grand Terrace Community Center.

Laura

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A note from Laura – Upcoming Meeting Reminders

Do you have thread that is too beautiful to use, or that you are too hesitant to use in your sewing machine? Our August 4th guest speaker, Shawnee Miller, will present quilts that show off the many ways to use those coveted threads. She is a thread educator-lecturer-quilt teacher-historian & longarm quilter. Several guilds near us have recommended Mrs. Miller and we’re excited to hae her join us!

Also, Shawnee’s Thrilling Threads Workshop comes highly recommended. She provides the supply kit, so all you need to bring is your sewing machine. The class will be on August 19th from 12:30-3:30 at Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Park at 4040 Piedmont Dr, Highland, CA 92346.  A map and directions along with other information can be found here. This class is at our usual Sit & Sew location. Many of us will be there from 9-5, and you can join us. If you would like to attend, bring $35 to the August 4th meeting or call me to save your spot.

Our August 4th general meeting should be very informative! Be sure to bring your name tag, Show and Share, and raffle dollars.

See you soon!
Laura