Preserving the heritage of quilting, promoting the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of quilting,
and providing opportunities for continuing education and community service among those interested in the art of quilting.




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Upcoming Events Welcome Member News

Monday, Feb. 2nd
Executive Board Meeting


Monday, Feb.10th
Community Service Sew Day


Thursday, Feb.12th
Guild Meeting - Becky Goldsmith
It's Not a Quilt Until It's Quilted


Saturday, Feb.14th
Becky Goldsmith Workshop
Backyard Birds


Thursday, Feb. 19th - Sunday, Feb. 22nd
QGP Annual Retreat


Monthly Guild meetings

Dolores Williams, our guild President, always extends an invitation for interested people to join our monthly meeting and discover what we offer. Guild meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Parkway Hills Baptist Church.

Social time starts at 6:15pm and the business meeting starts at 6:45pm. We would love to have you visit and, of course, join our guild. We try to have a variety of activities so that there is something for everyone! If you arrive prior to 6:15pm, please feel free to visit with others in the sitting area just before the membership tables, but make sure the membership people are ready for business prior to entering the meeting area. This gives the people setting up the inside tables time to get ready for everyone and gives the membership people the opportunity to make sure everyone is registered and has a ticket for the drawings. The church is located on the east side of the Dallas North Tollway between Park and Parker in Plano. See map here.


Check out our Facebook page and let us know what you like and what you would like to see differently. We realize there are many opinions within the Guild, but we would like to hear yours. Send comments to the VP of Media.


Photo Gallery

Don't forget our Photo Gallery for your viewing enjoyment! Our Historian takes pictures each month to remind you of the beautiful quilts and items shown at the Guild meetings. If you see one of yours that could use a caption, contact Aurora Chancy.

February Newsletter

Click here for the Guild's February newsletter. If you are a member and did not receive the email notification that the newsletter was available, or if you had trouble reading the newsletter, notify the webmaster.


Sunshine and Shadows

We have reinstated our Sunshine and Shadows position to send cards to our members in need. We want you all to know that we care and that you are in our thoughts. Pat Wiant has graciously volunteered to coordinate this effort. You may call her directly at 972-964-6750 or contact her using the email link below.

Notify Sunshine and Shadows if you know of a Guild member who has had surgery, an ongoing illness, or a death in the family so that she can let the person know our Guild is thinking about them.


Nine Patch


Former guild member Diane Crandell shared her 9-patch story in January:

I finally got it finished!!
Two or three years before I moved away from Plano, I would make 10 9-patch blocks each month and turn them in. I would sign, date, and write Plano, Texas on the blocks. I *knew* that I was going to move to northwest Arkansas when I retired. I did finally move to Arkansas in 2009. In 2010 I got the envelope with my 100 blocks in it. One of the blocks was from me dated 2007!!! :-)
In 2013 I put the whole top together and in 2014 Allison Bayer quilted it for me. I just wanted the members to see that I *did* make a quilt from my blocks. Thank you!!!
Diane

Instructions for making a nine-patch can be found on our Ninepatch page.

Membership Guild Activities February Guild Meeting

Membership

Membership in the Quilters Guild of Plano is open to any person interested in the art of quilting. Dues are $30 annually, discounted to $25 if paid before January 1st. For NEW members joining between April 1st and September 30th, dues are $15. Membership renews annually on October 1st.

To JOIN NOW, print and complete the Membership Application Form, then mail along with the appropriate fees to the address listed on the form. If you have questions, contact the VP of Membership by email. More information about membership is available at our Membership page.

We are now keeping count of attendees by using the door prize tickets rather than lists of names for you to check off. Our hope is that we can get people into the meeting faster ... no one likes waiting in line. We will still sign in guests and new members to make sure they can be recognized at the meeting.

Be sure to notify us if there is a change in your email or contact information so we can update the records!


Report your Service Hours

Remember to report your service hours so they can be accumulated and your contributions to the guild tracked. You can now do this from the website, for one day or for several days. To report your service hours, please go to qgplano.org . Log in, choose the Members tab, then click on "Report Volunteer Hours."

UFO Challenge 2014

The UFO Challenge ended at the January meeting. The December winner was drawn and added to the Queen's Court. Then MJ Fielek drew a name from the court, and crowned the Queen of the UFOs - Lynne Fritsche. Linda Neal outdid herself preparing the regal attire for the queen: a tiara, gold sash, and a beautiful bouquet of fabric roses wrapped in gold fabric. Thank you, Linda, for coming up with a great incentive to get those UFO's finished!


Do-It-Yourself Round Robin Mystery

The new Guild Activity for 2015 is a do-it-yourself round robin mystery from Linda Neal. To start, you will need to find/make your center block. You will add a border every other month. The first border to be added was announced at the January meeting - it is a pieced border. Linda prepared several posters with examples of numerous pieced borders for inspiration. She will present them again at the February meeting. See the Guild Challenge page for more about this new activity and to download complete information and tips.


QGP Retreat 2015

The QGP Annual Retreat is February 19th-22nd, 2015, at Mitchell Resort and RV Park, Perrin, TX. If you have questions about retreat, check the Retreat page or email the Retreat Committee

Becky Goldsmith Lecture
It's Not a Quilt Until It's Quilted

Becky

Becky is a North Texas quilter and is part of the duo that is Piece O' Cake. Her talk will be about quilting.



Backyard Birds Workshop

Becky will be teaching her Backyard Birds Worshop on Saturday, Feb. 14th.

Batik Birds Green-Tailed Tohee

This happy pattern gives a chance to learn to applique the Piece o' Cake way.

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