Thursday, July 25, 2013

July Meeting Recap

Some people might be insulted to look out and see everybody sewing while they were talking.  Not me, I was absolutely thrilled!!!  As people entered the air-conditioned cool of our July meeting I "invited" them to grab a quilt and sew on a label.  

More #quiltsforboston quilts finished. #bostonmqg
The result, another huge stack of  finished quilts ready to be donated for Quilts for Boston:-)

Lots to share from this meeting...  

MQG Membership:
The big news is we have officially joined the Modern Quilt Guild.  All paid members should have received a welcome email from the MQG with directions on how to join the online community.  If you did not receive an email contact us at ASAP.  

Lowell Quilt Festival:
We are in the final countdown for the Lowell Quilt Festival.  Submissions are due by this Friday, July 26th!!!  We are also looking for volunteers to help with the show.  We can't do this without you!!!  Check out our LQF tab for more details.

Quilts for Boston:
We now have 32 finished Quilts for Boston ready to donate.  The simply amazing Stephanie has found so many wonderful homes for these quilts with donations going to survivors of the bombing as well as first responders at the Watertown PD and  Mass General.  We have also been asked to provide quilts that will line the walls of all the Medical Tents during next year's Boston Marathon. These quilts will then be raffled off to the volunteers that were on the "front lines" during the bombing aftermath. We are also filling private requests for quilts for survivors.  If you know of anyone who would appreciate one of these quilts please contact Steph directly at

August Sew-Along:
We will be kicking off an Amy Butler Weekender Bag Sew-Along in August.  Details to come but if you want to join us (and we hope you will) start gathering your supplies and picking out fabrics.  Quilter's Way has everything you need in stock.

August Monthly Meeting:
In lieu of a formal August meeting we will have a meet up at the LQF Gallery Night, Friday, August 9th from 5-8.  This is a wonderful time to relax and enjoy the show.  We will serve light refreshments.  Family and friends are invited to join us!

Show and Tell:
Visual Show and Tell is back.  Check out our new flickr set of the July Meeting.
1. Trish, 2. Alexis, 3. Emily, 4. Gretchen, 5. Gwen, 6. Gwen Quilts for Boston, 7. Gwen Quilts for Boston 2, 8. Gwen Quilts for Boston 3, 9. Helen, 10. Hema, 11. Hema Quilts for Boston, 12. Jane Quilts for Boston, 13. Jen, 14. Karen, 15. Kate, 16. Kate Christmas Quilt, 17. Kate's Needle Book, 18. Kate Quilts for Boston, 19. Leah Quilts for Boston, 20. Natasha, 21. Stephanie

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