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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 be presented here, but please see the easelprogram chairperson at general meetings for more information and to sign up for workshops you may be interested in taking.


 

program headingThe T.O.A.D. Project - February 2016

Kay Denny (Self-proclaimed Queen of the TOADs)

It’s TOAD time at the February meeting!  What’s a TOAD, you say?  Well, a T.O.A.D. is a Treasured Object Almost Done.  This is exactly the same as an UnFinished Object, or UFO, as it’s more commonly known in the quilting world.  Toad QueenWe call ours a TOAD because the Queen said so. 

Anyway, in February, those who signed up brought TWO TOADs which needed “encouragement and incentive” to finish.  Participants showed each project, telling us a little background---such as what year they began the project, what kind of quilt project it is, and why they haven’t gotten “a round tuit”.  Guild members asked questions about the projects and then voted to choose the one for completion.  TOAD participants have nine months to finish their TOAD for presentation at the November 2016 meeting.  Hmmmmm----with a November deadline, maybe this is the year the quilt for Aunt Ethel’s Christmas present will finally be finished??????

In November, there will be a show-and-tell of the completed TOADs.  There will be little rewards for the participants, even those who don’t finish (but they do need to get up and explain why they didn’t).  Those who DO finish their selected 2016 TOAD will have a chance to win one of the GRAND PRIZES.  

New twist this year - The Pig Project:

This P.roject I.n a G.rocerybag (AKA P.I.G.) was an added surprise twist at the end of the program.  Kay told the group a few things about the undisclosed project ----1.  It was donated by Susan Perry;   2.  All the blocks were done;   3.  One of the colors was purple.  4.  Extra fabric was included.   There were two volunteers, so we did a drawing and Sharon McAllister won.  She will have to complete the quilt and present it at the November TOAD program.  It is hers to keep.

 

This year's TOAD players are shown in the slideshow below. (See this link for the finished projects shown in November)