Our next meeting is: Thursday, June 11, 2020
LOCATION: Your home! ZOOM meeting using your home computer or Smartphone! Start time is 7pm!
PROGRAM: The ZOOM meeting will be lead by our own Jackie Russell. Gather a drink and some popcorn, sit back and enjoy!
Van Gogh's Night Out! We'll experiment with the color possibilities that all quilters encounter, taking a different approach to finding colors that will work together, but doing it with canvas and paint. I will demonstrate a playful approach to finding colors that will work and perhaps you can try something that is out of your comfort zone. It's a fun project for you and your families as well. So tune in to take part of just watch to experience your own inner Van Gogh!
If you wish to participate during the ZOOM meeting you will need:
* A primed canvas (8x10 or a little larger)
* 5 or more small tottles of craft paine (Delta Creamcoat is recommended, purchase at Joann's or Michael's). Please choose high contrasting colors and you may include metallics.
* 1 plastic 6 oz. cup, a kitchen trash bag and latex gloves (this can get messy!)
*** Bea Mandel will send a ZOOM invite a few days before the meeting. Please contact her if you have questions or need assistance.
FUTURE PROGRAMS, WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS:
Good Works Wednesday is now scheduled for September 16th!!!!!!
Good Works Wednesday at Natty Greene's, 345 South Elm Street in Downtown Greensboro
Our guild will set up to sell Raffle Tickets and promote our guild and the art of quilting. Natty Greene's will donate 10% of Restaurant Sales to our guild!
Please contact CAROL DESANTIS if you are interested in volunteering! We will need a lunch-time group and an evening group. We will also ask you spread the word, invite your friends, co-workers and family to come grab a bite to eat and help our guild at the same time!
How to Earn PQG Quilt Money
At each of our meetings and activities each member has the opportunity to earn PQG Quilt Money. The Board may announce other ways to earn money during the course of the year. Here’s how:
$50 Meeting attendance $50 Wearing Name Tag $50 Birthday Month
$100 Bring Show & Tell $100 Bring Refreshments
Programs & Activities:
$500 Attend a Workshop $500 Attend charity sew day
$500 Challenge Participation $2,000 Present a meeting program
$2,000 Teach a Workshop $3,000 Chair a special program/challenge
$1,000 Charity quilt donation $1,000 Quilting Demo's to other’s
$1,000 "Day in the Park" $100 Block of the Month donation
How to spend your money
At our December meeting (the end of the year celebration) you will get to spend your money at an auction. The items for the auction will be donated by vendors, members, and others. In the past we have had FABRIC, Quilting tools, Art work, Quilt book & patterns, gift cards and who knows what other surprises! It is a fun spirited auction!
STARTING THE 5” COTTON SQUARE SWAP FOR 2020 in FEBRUARY
WE HAVE 10 SIGNED UP SO FAR, WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AT LEAST 5 MORE
There will be a SIGN UP SHEET out at the January meeting. We will start the swap in February. Please sign up only if you will be able to participate every month. By the end of the year you will have a large stash of squares to make fun and colorful quilts. IF ABSENT: You may send your squares by someone else or give to Betty G. or MaryJo W. if you will be absent for a meeting. The squares need to be labeled with your name and which month’s swap it is for.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MONTHLY 5” CHARM SQUARE EXCHANGE
Each month the members participating will cut 5” cotton fabric squares to equal the number of members participating to swap with. (Example: 25 members signed up so you will cut 25 squares to bring) It will remain the same number for the year. A different theme is assigned for each month. Please cut accurately and use only 100% cotton fabric. You will sign in at the squares swap table each month so we can keep track of participants.
You will put your cut squares on the table in separate piles at the beginning of the meeting.
You will pick up your pile of collected cut squares at the end of the meeting, in order to not disrupt our program or if someone is running late and needs time to lay out their squares. Thank you and ENJOY!
THEMES FOR 2020:
February: Valentine or Pink
March: Children or Animals
April: Easter or Yellow
May: Flowers or Green
June: Polka Dots or Balloons
July: Patriotic symbols or Red, White, Blue
August: Batiks, any color
September: Fall-like Leaves or Trees
October: Halloween or Orange
November: Thanksgiving or Brown
December: Christmas or Holiday theme