Thursday, 29 August 2013

Scrappy Trip-a-Long Blocks, Anyone?

Quite some time ago, the wonderful Annaliese (of Mail from the Cheeky Monkeys) so kindly volunteered to put together a donation quilt from scrappy trip-a-long blocks donated through the Irish Quilt Guild. She now has 8 lovely blocks from our members, but is looking for another 4 blocks to fill out the top to a slightly larger size.

If you have a few free minutes this weekend (and honestly it only takes a few minutes!) would you maybe think of making a block yourself?  You can follow this easy as pie tutorial and then get in touch with Annaliese through her blog for her posting details. 

Thanks so much to those who have contributed and most importantly to Annaliese for organizing us!  

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Scrappy Pincushion Swap - a little update

It seems like there are lots of people interested in our Scrappy Pincushion swap, which is fantastic news. We have a great little group over on Flickr. But I know that a couple of people haven't had a minute to do the signups, and obviously we'd love to give as many people as possible a chance to join.

Happily, we're not under too much time pressure on this one, so I'm extending the signup deadline to Monday evening 26th August to give everyone a little more time :-) If you've been sitting on the fence, please do join us, it won't take too much time, and it will be FUN!

To join in, just add your name to the sign up list in the Flickr group, and fill out this form so we have your details to give your swap partner. If you're not a member of MQGI, please take 2 minutes to join us by filling out the registration form here.

The Modern Quilt Guild of Ireland

Oh - and I made a button, if anyone wants it for their blog :-)

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Announcing the MQG Ireland Scrappy Pincushion Swap!

I'm totally thrilled to announce that the MQG Ireland Scrappy Pincushion Swap is now open for sign ups!

Pincushion favourite mosaic

Not been in a swap before? Come find out what you've been missing! Details are in the Modern Irish Quilters Swap group.

The swap signups are open until Saturday 24th August, and partners will be assigned the following week. Posting dates are 23rd-25th September.

So plenty of time to make a little pincushion and have a bit of fun too!

The swap is open to MQG Ireland members resident in Ireland. If you are not a member, but are a modern quilter living in Ireland and want to take part, please join us - we have lots of plans for the coming year and this is only the first fun event! You'll find the registration form here.

So - are you in?