June Member Update

Summer is in full swing.

With Memorial Day in our rearview mirror, the Houston summer is pretty much fully upon us now. I'll be taking every opportunity to enjoy the pool and I suggest you do the same (and the splash pad, bayous, coast, lakes, and oceans...). Summers always remind me of the sting of sunscreen in my eyes and blast of AC walking into any building when you're trying to avoid the Houston heat. Another way to beat the heat is to enjoy delicious food and wonderful people at our Annual summer BBQ on August 12th. Ellen has graciously offered her gorgeous house to host us and her pool will be open and ready for members, SOs, and kids! Sewing with friends indoors is yet another great way to beat the heat! We have two big workshops coming up this summer - Curved Piecing with Malka Dubrawsky this month and Modern Machine Quilting with Christa Watson in August.

Happy sewing!

Stephanie Freeman HMQG President

Schedule & Upcoming Events

  • Friday-Sunday, June 2-4: HMQG Spring Retreat at Jordan Ranch Westside Retreat Center (details have been emailed to participants)

  • Saturday, June 17: Monthly HMQG meeting (St. Martin's Church)

  • After meeting (1 to 4pm): Curved Piecing Workshop with Malka Dubrawsky for a $20 fee; sign up link above

  • Saturday, July 15- Monthly HMQG Meeting

  • Make Your Own Name Tag Workshop during and after, more details coming

  • August Date TBA: HMQG Summer BBQ

  • Friday, August 18, 6:30-9 p.m.: Trunk Show with Christa Watson

  • Saturday, August 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Modern Machine Quilting Workshop with Christa Watson

  • $60 cash/check and $63 PayPal; sign up link above

  • Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Monthly Meeting

  • Bag Workshop hosted by our own Kate White, more details coming

  • More great events announced soon!

Texas Quilt Museum Presents MADE IN TEXAS!

Accepting online entries from December 1, 2016 to July 1, 2017

Theme: Participants must reside in the State of Texas. Any techniques and processes—piecing, appliqué, embroidery, thread painting, photo transfer, printing, whole cloth and/or manipulated fabric, etc. —may be used. We welcome both classic and innovative approaches to quilt making in this competition.

Size of entries: Each work must measure at least 40 inches (76.2 cm) on each side, with no maximum limit on the width. However, each quilt must be no taller than 92 inches (233.68 cm).

Length of exhibit: Quilts selected for the traveling exhibition of Made in Texas must be available for four years, from September 2017 through September 2021.

Definite venues for the exhibition include:

  • Texas Quilt Museum (October-December 2017)

  • International Market/Houston 2018 (not open to the public) Houston, Texas USA

  • International Quilt Festival/Houston 2018 Houston, Texas USA

  • Entrants will be notified of all other venues

For more information on entering, please visit the website.

Charity Update

Quilts for Katy Cares

If you took a kit, please remember that they are due at the May meeting. We have several more twin kits available, and several quilts that are ready for quilting. Rosemarie will bring these to the May meeting.

We've made great progress to date:

  • Baby - 9 complete, 1 in process

  • Full - 7 in process

  • Throw - 1 complete, 1 in process

  • Twin - 2 complete, 8 in process

Pillow Cases for Angela's House

If you took a kit, please return the completed ones at the May meeting. Pam has kindly offered to have everyone at retreat make 1 pillow case. These kits were made from fabric donated by Joe, Alice and Pam; all lovely!.