Mission Statement:
Our purpose is to promote an interest and
appreciation of quilting and fiber arts by
promoting high standards of design and technique.
We accomplish this by sharing quilting
information and providing educational opportunities.

Christmas in July -- Holiday Headstart
July 2, 2014, 12 noon until 9:00 p.m.

Brought to us by Coralie Hambleton, Laurie Short, and Tracey Cairati.

We’re looking forward to a day of fun, hope you can join us!
Our July 2nd gathering will begin at noon for those who would like to spend more time sewing. We will start in the room adjoining the Arts & Culture Center (carpeted with mural). People can work on their own
projects, or get a head start on the evening project and probably complete it. At 4:30 we will move into the community room.

We will be having a potluck at our normal July meeting time 6:00 - remember the sign up sheet presented at the June meeting? Laurie Short will be providing Ice Cream with toppings. After dinner you can work on
your own project or choose to work on one of the projects provided by the committee and shown by Coralie at the June meeting. Coralie came up with two ideas for a project. Using fused applique, one is snowflakes and the other is a Christmas tree. These designs can be used on a project of your choice: Table runner, Bag, Christmas stockings, etc.)

For the Potluck bring:
Your dish to share with serving utensil –
remember Hospitality is providing ice cream sundaes.
A plate and place setting.
Beverage as desired.
(coffee and water provided)

For the Christmas – Holiday project, bring:
For a table runner:
top, batting, backing – minimum 15” by WOF (width of fabric).
Samples were made without bindings.
For a wall hanging:
 top, batting, backing
minimum 15” by 25”
For either project:
2 fat quarters for each of the tree or snowflake appliques. You
may want additional fabric for snowflakes depending on your design.
Fusible web. The Guild may be able to provide some, but please bring some of your own as well. Pencil, paper, fabric scissors, iron and pad*, sewing machine, thread to match applique, cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, any other basic sewing supplies you use.
*Iron stations will be available, but you might want to work at your table.

Board meeting, General meeting, Show and Tell,
Library will return in August.

Sewing Bee on July 16th, 4:00-9:00 PM.

Bring your sewing machine... your brown bag supper... your material... and your Charity Spirit! Meet with friends from MCQA for an hour or as long as you want and help us to close up at 9:00 PM. Make a Teddy Bear Quilt, a quilt for the Harbor House, a Bay Cliff Quilt, a Care Clinic Quilt, or finish one of your projects. Join us at PWPL Arts and Culture Center, Room 3 beginning at 4:00 P.M. or when you finish work for the day. Let's talk, sew and share! See you there! Plan ahead and mark your calendar!

Looking ahead to the August Program on the 6th of August
Part of the Autumn Comforts Program will include Carol Luoma and Teresa Zielinski highlighting "How to Register Your Quilt for the Autumn Comfort Quilt Show." More categories have been included and we want to talk about the description of your quilt that will be printed on the tag displayed on your quilt for the show. Please don't miss this important August meeting. Plan now for a successful 2014 Autumn Comfort Quilt Show.

The Munising Bay Quilt Guild will be at the MCQA August 6th meeting to display their raffle quilt and sell tickets. Tickets are available for $1 each or 6 for $5. We also go to Munising to display our raffle quilt and sell tickets. Let's be supportive of the Munising Bay Quilt Guild and welcome them at 6:00 with our friendship and $if you want to purchase a ticket(s) for the raffle quilt. Peggy Smith and her team will be there before the meeting at 6:00 to set up and through the break time. Thanks for your support of a sister quilt guild!

From the mailbox: Quilt Block Contest for the UP State Fair
This year is the 37th Annual Ladies Day at the UP State Fair on Friday, August 15 and with it comes the opportunity and challenge of making a 12 inch block (12.5 inches with seam allowances). The entry forms and rules are available at Delta County Chamber of Commerce UP State Fair Office or online at www.upstatefair.org. You may email Linda Peters at ladiesday@upstatefair.org or find information at http://www.facebook.com/UPStateFair . These quilt blocks are due on Aug. 1 by mailing to: UP State Fair, Quilt Block Contest, 2401 12th Ave. North, Escanaba, MI 49829

Meeting dates for 2014:
January 8
February 5
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4
July 2
August 6
September 3
October 1
November 5
December 3

History of the Marquette County Quilters

In early 1978 a young Marquette boy was burned in a house fire. Silver Creek School Association parents decided to make a raffle quilt to help pay for the boy's expenses at the Ann Arbor Burn Center. They met in Mary Margaret Sloan's home. The workers enjoyed the time spent talking and sharing together about quilting and decided to organize a group to meet regularly. They arranged a meeting place and set a date for the first meeting of the Marquette County Quilters Association. Twenty enthusiastic quilters attended that very first meeting.

Members of MCQA have continued to meet and are
dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the art of quilting, patchwork, applique, and related fiber arts. Centered in Marquette, Michigan, our members hail from several counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. MCQA is a nonprofit organization whose members make and donate quilts to various charities, provide education on the art of quilting and host a bi-annual quilt show.  

The MCQA Constitution & Bylaws were revised and approved in September 2011. 
A complete copy of the document may be obtained upon request.

For further reading on the history of the Marquette County Quilters Association click here for a document compiled by one of the members.

MCQA Established in 1978
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