The July meeting was joyful and energetic with a full house, interesting demo, amazing show and tell, and fun surprises! We had 46 members in attendance and excited to have 3 visitors: Leslie B., Esther G., and Kellirae B.A.! We are happy to have 3 new members! BIG Welcome to Margie R., Brenda H., and LaWanda C. We also had an extra special guest Leia— be sure to read to the end of this post to learn more!

Thanks to our VP Margaret D. for facilitating a great meeting while Candi was on vacation.

Once again, the member show and tell was spectacular! Thanks to Adele R. and Abbey J. for the great photos! Also thanks to Laura B. for organizing the show and tell portion of the meeting. Please enjoy the following quilt photos …


Ruthanne W. and Eve V. won the meeting door prizes! Adele R. was the lucky 50/50 winner!

BIG THANKS to Robbin N. for her generosity! Robbin brought in lots of surprises to share with our members. Jan L. won drawing for one of Robbin’s adorable willie nillie dolls! Several members won packs of fabric and fabric tags! She also brought in patriotic fabrics to give to our Quilt of Valor quilters! Everyone enjoyed the surprises!

Robbie K. provided a fun and organized demo on her SEA GLASS projects. She showed many ideas including sample fabrics, batting, sewing and project options. Robbie brought in selection of super cute fabrics to share with members! Hopefully we will see some fun member projects at future meetings. THANKS ROBBIE for your time and generosity!

Meeting notes:

JAX QUILTFEST – The JAXMQG booth volunteer sign up sheet was circulated to members. Thanks to everyone that signed up to work a shift(s) at the JAXMQG booth. If you did not sign up but would like to volunteer please contact Candi L. JAX QUILTFEST dates are : Sept 14 – 16!

2024 workshop announcement : Melsenia B. spoke about the 2024 workshop schedule and Christina F. handed out flyers to members so they can be sure to mark their calendars! The flyer is posted on the JAXMQG members only FB page and also posted on website

Misc fabric / anything goes 12.5 inch block challenge initiated by Jennifer R. is due at the August meeting!

A new Challenge Maximalism Mini Quilt was announced by Donna T. The size should be 24 x 24 and is due in October (members will keep their own mini). Check upcoming newsletter for more details. You can also check on the MQG site for Maximalism concepts in Modern Quilting ideas! If you want to swap strip sets for your mini quilt then bring them to the August meeting!

Kim B. reported that the MQG Community Outreach quilt is ready for quilting and Diane S. has generously volunteered to longarm the quilt! The quilt is stunning but we are holding off on photos for the final reveal! Thanks to Kim B. for all her work as Quilt Mom and everyone that has helped with sewing!

Franci S. provided a hand out with retreat details to those attending the JAXMQG retreat (8/31 – 9/3). If you are attending but didn’t get an flyer please contact Franci!

Upcoming Events:

August 12 Saturday group sew at Pablo Creek Library (10 to 2:30 pm)

August 19 Saturday group sew at Mandarin LIbary Kori Road (10 to 5pm)

August 27 JAXMQG meeting at 2pm (doors open 1:30). The meeting program will be making candy bags with Adele! All the details will be provided in upcoming newsletter email.


LEIA was our extra special guest at the meeting!!! She’s a service dog in training and lucky to have member Jennifer R. as her trainer. LEIA may join some of our meetings over the next 10 months.

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