Thursday, April 21, 2016

April Meeting Highlights

Did you miss the awesome The Cloth Pocket pop up shop this month? Don't fear, Nicole and the lovely ladies from Austin always offer 20% off to MQG members, even online! Simply use the code MQGXOXO at checkout.

Programming Update
In May we will have our Gatherer Crossbody Bag Workshop, which is open to and free for all members. The pattern is free to download at that link -- make sure you check out the list of supplies! We will be offering kits for $3 that will include the piece of leather and button stud mentioned in the pattern. See more photos on Anna Graham's blog here! She also has a great tutorial for making your own piping here. Get excited for a great workshop!

Membership Update
Directories will be available at the May Meeting. Also, please remember that everyone who has registered and paid dues for 2016 has been added to view the HMQG Google Calendar. You do not have to have a gmail account to view it. If you don't, you should have received an invitation to install the calendar. Please use this tool - we think you will find it very useful! We are trying to keep everything up-to-date and will have important details there. It is just one more way we are communicating to you. Let Debbie know if you are having trouble with access to the calendar.

Fundraiser Booth
Please turn in your fundraiser booth items and keep an eye on the Wiki (found on theHouston page of the MQG website) to see new links posted for patterns for new items to make. Don't forget about the Grand Prize at the end of the fundraiser. If you need fabric to make items, Pam will be bringing some each month but your scrap basket can provide treasures too. Grab a piece of fabric and make a ______(YOU fill in the blank).



More great sew and tell can be found on our Instagram @houstonmqg or search #hmqgsewandtell

Have you missed out on any of the HMQG's Medallion Quilt Along?
You can download the full instructions, from the first block to the March/April additions here! We can't wait to see what you make, so remember to bring your progress to the next meeting, and tag your photos on Instagram with #hmqgmedallion.

  • April 28, 7 pm - Dinner and drinks at PLONK! (1214 West 43rd)
  • May 6, 7, and 8 - Spring Retreat at Deep Woods Retreat Center (details being sent to those attending)
  • May 21, 10 am to 3pm - HMQG meeting and Gatherer Crossbody bagworkshop (details above)
  • June 18, 10 am to 1 pm - HMQG meeting and That Modern Fabric Shop Pop-up Shop
  • June 25, 9 am to 3 pm - Charity Sew-In Day
AND MUCH MORE! Be sure to check our Google Calendar for additional events and details.


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