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.




Upcoming Events Welcome Member News

April 28th, Tinos Too - Executive Board Meeting

Contact the guild president to get on the meeting agenda.

Members not on the Executive Board are welcome to attend the meetings. We do observe Robert's Rules which states that attendees who are not voting Board members are to be observers rather than participants. Please let one of the VP's know ahead of time if there is a topic you would like present or discuss during the meeting so we can follow an organized agenda. Voting is limited to the members of the Executive Board.

Meeting location Tino's Too, 2205 Ave K, Plano, TX.
Arrive at 5:30pm for dinner and 6:30pm for the meeting.

April 3rd, Sew Happy Quilting Group

This group meets the first Thursday of the month at the Plano Senior Center at 401 W. 16th St., Plano, TX. from 1-4:45pm. No need to call ahead, just bring your handwork and/or sewing machine as well as your project supplies.

The Plano Senior Center is open to all those over the age of 50 and you do not have to be a resident of the city of Plano to attend. This is an educational outreach to the Seniors. You do not have to be a Guild Member to participate. All skill levels are welcome to enjoy the love of quilting! Contact Mindy Myint or Aurora Chancy if you have any questions.

April 8th, Community Service Sew Day

Come and go during the day, but please RSVP to Karen Christoffer, karen.christoffer@tx.rr.com by email as space is limited. as space is limited.

Plano Sewing Center
2070 West Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 326
Plano TX 75023
Southeast corner of Spring Creek at Custer Road
(972) 527-7400

April 15th, 6pm - Art Quilters of Plano - ADOS

We are the Art Quilters of Plano. We are seeking to extend our minds and talents as we explore the concepts of art quilting. Please join us for our meetings at 6:00pm on the THIRD Tuesday of each month, except December. Contact Tina Connolly at 214-641-3048 for additional information.

Fabric Fanatics, 624 Haggard Street, Plano TX 75074.

April 17th, 10am - Have A Cup with the Board has moved to Thursday

The QGP Board of Directors invite you to join them at La Madeleine for a cup of tea or coffee. This small group is a great way for new members, or current members wanting to get acquainted with others, to get more active in the Guild activities.

La Madeleine is in the southwest quadrant of 15th Street and I-75.

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 6:30pm and the business meeting starts at 7:00pm. 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 6:30pm, 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 would like to hear yours. Send comments to the VP - Media  


April Newsletter

The April Guild Newsletter is now available online. An email notification was sent on April 2nd announcing its availability. Click here for the April newsletter. If you did not receive the email or 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 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 by contact her using the email link below.

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

Nine Patch

Several members have mentioned that they can never find their Guild muslin when they sit down to stitch their nine patches. We have amended the instructions so that you can now use Guild muslin, beige, or white fabric as your light color. We love getting those nine patches so we are ready when a member moves and must leave our guild!

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.

April Guild Meeting Membership Feature of the Month

Thursday, April 10th, 7pm - 9pm Monthly Guild Meeting, Doors open at 6:30pm
Karen Kay Buckley, To Border or not to Border, That is the Question

Our April Speaker is Karen Kay Buckley. Karen is a passionate quilter and teacher. Her varied techniques include hand and machine appliqué, medallion quilts, great borders and more. Her quilt Fiesta Mexico was selected the 2013 Best of Show at the American Quilter's Association Show in Paducah, Kentucky.

She also is the designer of the Perfect series of quilting products. You may already know her Perfect Circles; they have been joined by Perfect Scissors (with micro serrated blades), Perfect Pins and more.

Friday, April 11th, Oriental Flowers

With this Machine Applique 12-inch block you will learn Karen's tricks for machine applique including perfect circles, perfect points, perfect stems and tricky shapes.

Supply List

Saturday, April 12th, Fiesta Mexico Block Three with Border

The Saturday workshop is Fiesta Mexico Block 3 with borders. In this class you will learn how to hand applique smooth curves, sharp points and perfect circles, you will also learn to create and applique perfect 1/4" strips and perfect circles of differing sizes for the border. Either of these classes will help you improve your quilting skills while making a very exciting small quilt.

Supply List

Membership

Membership in the Quilters Guild of Plano is open to any person interested in the art of quilting. Dues are $25 annually, $15 if joining between April 1st and September 30th. Memberships renew October 1st annually.

To JOIN NOW, print and mail the Membership Application Form along with the appropriate fees to the address listed on the form. You may print the Membership Application form 2013-2014 and complete your information. If you have questions contact the VP of Membership by email. The annual membership fee is from October 1st through September 30th. Membership for the remainder of the current membership year will be prorated. 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 each month so they can be accumulated and your contributions to the guild tracked. You can now do this from the website.

Report your service hours using email, by contacting Julie Schaefer

Guild Activities chairperson plans new activities for 2014

Linda Neal, our Guild Activities Chairperson, has planned your first challenge for the new year, Queen of the UFO Challenge 2014

  1. Make a list of your UFO's on the UFO Entry Form. You can list up to 12 items. Item #13 will be a community service project bonus. A UFO is any project or part of a project (binding, putting blocks together, etc) that has been sitting in a project box waiting to be done.
  2. Make a COPY of the form to keep for your records.
  3. Turn in a copy of the UFO Entry form AND $1 to the guild meeting in JANUARY or anytime thereafter. It can also be mailed to my house. ( the $1 will go towards prizes for the UFO Queen and her court)
  4. The FEBRUARY meeting will be the first meeting you can show off your completed UFO. At the sign in desk I will have a form for you to write your name and completed item number. You will receive 1 entry for EACH item on your list you have completed that month. I will collect all of the entries for the meeting that night and have you show off your completed UFO.
  5. I will have a drawing each guild meeting for a door prize for those who have completed a UFO. That person will be on the UFO Queen's Court.
  6. At the December meeting, we will have our usual drawing for the Queen's court. Then, we will have a special drawing for the Queen from all of the previous winner and crown the UFO Queen!!

This is a great way to have fun at guild meetings AND get some UFO's done! Linda Neal- lindanealmck@hotmail.com