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One of the goals of a quilt guild is to provide its members with learning experiences that they may use to develop quilting skills. These experiences are often best provided by lectures or workshops given by both national and local teachers. MTQG provides programs like these each month at general meetings.

Occasionally our meetings may be more social in nature, such as the spring luncheon or ice cream social, and our annual Christmas luncheon.

Quilts and quilting are always part of the day no matter what the occasion.

Scheduled programs and workshops will easelbe presented on the main program page, but please see the program chairperson at general meetings for more information and to sign up for workshops you may be interested in taking.


 

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Finished T.O.A.D. Project Photos - March 2014:

(Photos of finished projects are shown below this explanation of "What is a T.O.A.D.?" by Kay Denny, our MTQG TOAD Queen, pictured here.)

It’s TOAD time! On the off chance you’ve been hibernating and have no idea what we’re talking about, a T.O.A.D. is a Treasured Object Almost Done. This is exactly the same as an Unfinished Object, or Kay DennyUFO, as it’s more commonly known in the quilting world. And we call ours a TOAD since the Queen didn’t want to rule the aliens and have two heads and 24 eyes, though she does think an extra hand or two would be most helpful whilst quilting.

Anyway, those wishing to participate were requested to bring TWO TOADs that needed “encouragement” to be finished. TOADies showed each project, telling us a little background on each (such as when the project was began, what kind of quilt project each represented, and why the participant hadn’t gotten “a round tuit”). The guild asked questions about the individual projects and then voted on the one the participant had a year to complete for presentation at the March 17, 2014 meeting. Linda Marley, our Program Chair and quite the smart cookie, timed this so that the finished objects may be displayed at our upcoming Quilt Show.

There were little rewards (aka: another possible TOAD) for the participants. Those who FINISHED their selected 2013 TOAD and won a GRAND PRIZE were Pat Folsom (who finished her voted-upon TOAD and also her unvoted-for second quilt), Nancy Stewart and Barbara Phiel. Patty Taber won the unofficial "Best Story of Why My TOAD wasn't finished" prize.

For an explanation of what each of these quilters was expected to do to complete their T.O.A.D. and before and after photos, please click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.

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Previous T.O.A.D. Projects may be viewed:

Finshed TOADS 2011

Choosing TOADS 2010

Before and After TOADS 2009