The November JAXMQG meeting was an energetic and fun meeting for all! The meeting was attended by 40 members, 2 visitors, and 2 new members! We were delighted that Abbey J. brought her out of town family members Jeniffer R. and Lindsey R. as visitors to the meeting! We are super excited to announce and welcome 2 new members: Tina E. and Esther G. !
2024 is on the horizon and we think it will be a fantastic year for the guild! Our outgoing president Candi L. has done a superb job to ensure a smooth transition! The guild immensely appreciates all of Candi’s efforts and vision for the guild!
2024 Board Elections! Woohoo– Sarah S. will be the new President and Abbey J. will be the new VP in 2024! Many thanks for stepping up to lead the guild next year and beyond excited for this duo to be on the guild board! Also, Robbie K. will continue as the treasurer and Lisa H. as secretary in 2024. The guild is very thankful to outgoing president Candi L. and VP Margaret D. for an amazing 2023!
2024 Volunteer Teams: Candi announced the 2024 volunteer teams and leads were assigned for each team! Wow -we have an amazing group of volunteers so you can bet that 2024 is going to be amazing! Thanks to all guild members that volunteered to keep the guild going strong!
2024 JAXMQG retreat dates announced! Franci S. announced the 2024 retreat is scheduled for August 15 through August 18. The retreat will be held at the Marywood Retreat Center. Be on the lookout for all the details and note that retreat deposits will be taken in January!
2024 membership renewals! The guild is transitioning to an online membership feature on the guild website. Candi will be sending out the renewal process details very soon! If you have not reset your WORDPRESS password please do so soon as this is required to support your 2024 membership record. If you have questions please contact Candi or Robbie K.
2024 Birthday Club! Thanks to Sara D. for organizing the very fun and always popular birthday fat quarter club for next year! The birthday club details were included in Candi’s November newsletter. Don’t delay if you want to participate! Contact Sara if questions. We also thank Sara for always bringing the yummy birthday cupcakes adding a sweet touch to our meetings!
NEW JAX LOGO merchandise! Candi announced that the guild now has wide variety of fun JAXMQG logo merchandise that can be ordered anytime with direct shipping convenience! The guild has partnered with Print Your Cause for on demand custom printing and the guild will earn $2 from each item purchased. Here is the link for merchandise details and shopping! tinyurl.com/JAXMQGLOGOSHOP. If you have any questions please contact Lisa H.
DEC 17 Holiday Party!! The December festive party details were reviewed at the meeting. The party theme is Fun & Fancy and our color palette is Silver & Gold with hints of Black & Gray. So think very Sparkly & Classy. The guild party team rocks! Gratitude abounds for the planning effort of all involved: Franci S., Laura B., Christina F., Abbey J., and Eve V.
Optional Party Participation Details:
CUP themed mug rug mystery swap! Keeping up with the tea cup theme from June, Eve V. has challenged members to make a Mug Rug (approx. 6″x8″) using a Cup Theme. These can be paper pieced, created using cup fabric, collage quilted, applique, etc. The sky is the limit. Eve did mention that if you plan to add 3-dimentional embellishments, they should be added along the outside edges so as not to topple a cup that may be placed on top of the mug rug. IMPORTANT: Please WRAP your mystery mug rug for the swap!
Star Quilt blocks! There are TWO different star blocks that members can make and bring to the party! Part of the blocks will be used for a block lottery that a participant can win and the rest will be put together for donation quilts. Star block #1: Wonky confetti Star is foundation paper pieced using a Black background and Silver for the star itself. Star block # 2 : The second Start block is a 12″ Sawtooth Star using Midnight Blue for the background and Gold for the star itself.
Left, Right, Center Game! To play only bring THREE Fat-Quarters in any of the following colors… Yellow, Gray, Black, or Low Volume.
The November member show and tell was phenomenal! Several members participated in the November Stripes & Lines Challenge hosted by Robbie K. Thanks to Adele R. for the fabulous photos! Enjoy the photos!!!
A very special quilt! Franci S. and Bonnie T. presented member Linda S. with a special TA TA quilt with blocks made by guild members. The quilt honors and acknowledges member Linda S. breast cancer fight and her recent wonderful news of clear test results!
Meeting winners! Brenda H. won the door prize, Melissa M. won the stripe challenge participation drawing and LaWanda C. won the 50/50!!! Congratulations to the winners!
Meeting Program demo: The program demo topic was QUILT FACINGS presented by member Christina F. Many thanks to Christina for a very informative handout, tips, and tricks for a perfect quilt facing!
Reminder: NEW GUILD MEETING LOCATION STARTING JANUARY 2024! The new meeting space is centrally located and very spacious so perfect for our growing guild! The address is 4001 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207 (Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church) . Stay tuned for more meeting details. Again, BIG thanks for member Margaret D. for making this happen for the guild! Mark your calendars now for the 2024 meeting dates. Some weeks have had to be adjusted for holidays and prior bookings at our new space. The meeting dates can also be found at www.jaxmqg.com/calendar!
Quiltfest JAX board meeting reminder! Members interested in being part of the Quiltfest Board representing JAXMQG should plan to attend the January meeting held on 1/16/24 at 6:30 PM at Community Hospice at 4266 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257. After attending that kickoff meeting, you can let the JAXMQG board know if you are interested in being one of the six members representing us! As an option (no obligation) and if anyone is interested in attending: the November Quiltfest board meeting will be held on November 14th at 6 PM (adjusted for Thanksgiving holiday) at First Christian Church on San Jose if you want to get a preview.
November 18 : Saturday group sew at Pablo Creek Library 10am – 2pm (note: The Mandarin group sew day was cancelled)
November 23 : Happy Thanksgiving!
December 9: Group Sew Saturday : Pablo Creek library 10 to 2pm AND South Mandarin library 10 to 5pm
December 16: Registration OPEN for Timna Tarr Making Maps zoom workshop on JAN 20, 2024
December 17: JAXMQG GUILD Christmas Party!!! Come sparkly and ready to have festive fun!
Enjoy your month and hope it is filled to the top with many creative moments and celebrating gratitude! We are truly THANKFUL for our wonderful guild members!