Friday, July 25, 2014

July Meeting Recap and August Meeting Reminder

We had a great time at our "Christmas in July" meeting this month.  It was fun to hang out with everyone and get some holiday inspiration.  We saw Christmas pillows, wall hangings, advent calendars, stockings, ornaments and cross stitch.  There is so much talent in our guild!  Thanks for sharing everyone!  (To see more pictures visit our flickr group).

Members also showed off their completed Micheal Miller Challenge projects.  (pictures here).  There were some real beauties.

Petal Pusher, Pieced by Doris Brunnette and quilted by Trina Kirkvold.
Our next meeting will be August 21st at Stitch in Des Moines at 6:30 pm -  What To Quilt On This Quilt? with Trina Kirkvold.  Do you have a quilt top and don't know what to do? Please bring your quilt tops (quilt pattern also, if you have one) and we will discuss how to approach quilting decisions. Bring a sketch pad or notebook to work on quilting designs. Trina will also cover quilting density, thread and batting choices. Tons of information and inspiration!!  Be there or be square.  :)

PS: Don't forget about working on your Finish-It-Up Challenge projects!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Meeting Reminder: Tomorrow, July 17

Join us tomorrow night, July 17, 2014, for Christmas in July! 

**bring some of your past Christmas projects or favorite Christmas tutorials, etc to share.

We will be meeting at the Fred Maytag Scout Center (click on link for Google Maps)

And, if you have completed your Michael Miller Challenge Project, bring it for Show-n-Tell!  The deadline is July 25, it is FAST approaching!


  • The challenge runs from March 2014-July 25, 2014.
  • Winners announced August 8, 2014.
  • Upload and share your photos to the Fabric Challenge Forum on the Community site here.
  • Don’t forget to use the #mqgfabricchallenge on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.