Monday, April 1, 2013


Well, we gave it a shot for a little over a year, but there just wasn't enough participation to continue, so the Fresno Modern Quilt Guild has disbanded!

I want to thank all of you hardcore members, who showed up month after month for your friendship and creativity!  And, I would also like to thank all of you that showed interest by coming to some of our meetings!

A huge thank you to Quilter's Paradise for their support and friendship by allowing us to use their store for our monthly meetings and mentioning us in their monthly newsletter.  All of you have been terrific!

It was a very fun and rewarding experience for me!  I made new friends, learned how to blog, and was inspired with all your beautiful quilts!

Wishing everyone inspiration on a daily basis!


Monday, March 25, 2013

FMQG Disbanding?

Hi Everyone,

If there is anyone that is interested in taking over the responsibility of our guild and building it's membership, please send me a comment on this blog or come to our final meeting on Saturday, March 30 from 2:00 - 5:00!

We've had a nice little run since January 2012, but there has not been enough interest or participation to keep the FMQG going. If there is a member who would like to breathe some fresh air and leadership into our guild, let us know!  We'd love to hear from you!

We, currently, have 29 members signed up, but we continue to only have 4 - 6 members show up every month.

I would like to thank everyone who has participated! You've been a very fun part of my quilting life!

Keep your creativity flowing!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

FMQG Meeting Reminder

Hi Everyone!

Our next meeting will be this Saturday, February 23 from 2:00 - 5:00!

One of our new members, Barbie, will be showing us a new quilt technique!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Brought back by popular demand. . . the pin cushion swap!

The Pin Cushion Swap at our December meeting was hugely popular and creative, so we decided to do it again!

If you'd like to participate, and we hope you do, bring your pin cushion in a paper bag to our Saturday, January 26th meeting from 2:00 until 5:00pm!

Start thinking about what kind of swap or project you'd like to do for our February meeting!  Some suggestions were coasters, pot holders, trivets, square table toppers, pet placemats or mug rugs!  Or, maybe, our next swamp will be anything you'd like to create!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!




Monday, November 26, 2012

Meeting Change for April 2013

Hi Everyone,  Quilter's Paradise needed to change our April Meeting from Saturday, April 27 to  Sunday, April 28 from 12:00 to 4:00!

Also, I want to thank Ronda for stepping up to do our Facebook page!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

See you Saturday, December 8 from 2:00 - 5:00!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


 Hello Everyone,

Thanks to Shirley and Joan for coming to check us out at our October meeting!  We sure hope you sign up as members!  We enjoyed having you!

Just a reminder - there will be NO MEETING IN NOVEMBER!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Our next meeting will be Saturday, December 8 from 2:00 - 5:00 @ Quilter's Paradise

And, we'll have a PIN CUSHION SWAP!  So, anyone who wants to participate bring their pin cushion in a brown paper bag!  Also, QP's sells crushed walnut shells for $1.75 a bag as filler for your pin cushion - it works great!

Also, if any of you have some fabric that you no longer love, bring it with you and we'll have a FABRIC SWAP, too!  Whatever fabric is left over, Jackie will take it to use for Senior Quilts!

BRING ANY QUILT BOOKS you might think we'd enjoy paging through while we're quilting!  QP's had some books available for us last time and they were enjoyable to look through and talk about!

Here's a partial Meeting Schedule for 2013:    All meetings are on Saturdays from 2:00 - 5:00!

January 26
February 23
March 30
April 27
May 25
June 29

We no longer have a Facebook page, unless another member would like to set one up for us!  Let me know!

"When I learned how to quilt. . . I forgot how to cook. . . or clean for that matter!"

Monday, October 15, 2012

Next Meeting - Saturday, October 27th - 2:00 - 5:00pm!

Hi Everyone,

We want to thank Carol for her demo at our September meeting on her "wavy" fabric quilt technique - such a cool technique!  And, as with any creative endeavor, Carol's demo sparked all kinds of creative thinking and sharing of ideas!  Gotta love it!

Karen showcased her quilt this month!  Check out her awesome color palate!  Beautiful quilt!  Don't forget and bring quilts to share to the meeting - we support bragging rights!

Our October swap will be any item you'd like to make - mug rug, place mat, cell phone holder - with a Autumn or Halloween theme!  Place it in a paper bag and we'll do a member "grab" with everyone that participates!

Here's a photo at our September Mug Rug Swap!

Our membership has grown to 27, and it's so much fun to walk into Quilter's Paradise every month and see our members, along with new faces!  Thanks to everyone who brings so much creativity, friendship and fun to our guild!

So, I will leave you with this quote: A fat quarter is not a body part!

See you October 27th!