Pardon our dust! Our Web site has moved to a new location and new format--and over the next few days, it's time to do some work under the hood.
Checklist for updates:
New Major Bug: Troubleshoot, repair issues with Juicebox photo uploads and image display ... replace image gallery module due to theme incompatibility
Groups module - install, configure and test
Create groups, set up permissions
Set up Quilt Show Committee hub
Beta-test first group: QSC members
Code, install and test QS registration script
Set up TCQG Members hub
Troubleshoot file list issue for newsletters
MailChimp: get account, install module, beat head against wall repeatedly as integration process breaks down at every point, set up database, create signup blocks - acknowledge defeat, and return to the mailing list drawing board, aka SimpleNews.
Build and test document drops: members, quilt show committee
Add content: friendship groups, quilt show pages, story by Mark Palmer
Date: October 11-12
Time: 10am - 4pm
Instructor: Betty Kuhlers
Cost: $40 (Guild Members) / $60 (Non-Members) plus cost of pattern and/or kit
Make amazing bags with this two-day workshop from Betty Kuhlers. Select a pre-assembled kit to make it easy, or use Betty's patterns with your own choice of materials to customize your bag. Kit and/or pattern fee must be paid to instructor.
Details are still being finalized, but reservations are now being accepted. To register, print the registration form at right, and mail to Christ Cowan, TCQG treasurer.
Been waiting to catch up with all the news at the Tri-City Quilters' Guild?
In this issue, read interviews with our Member Featured Artist candidates for the 2017 Quilt Show ... and don't forget to vote! 2017 Executive Offices are up for election; return ballots to the September meetings, or mail to the address provided.
Date: Tuesday, September 20
Instructor: Suzi Soderlund, Marbled Arts
Cost: $60 (Guild Members) / $80 (Non-Members)
Bring a new wave of color and motion to your quilting, with this full-day workshop from Suzi Soderlund. This class is intended to explore using Shiva Paintstiks and stencils. You will learn a variety of simple techniques using different types of stencils, Paintstiks, and brushes on fabrics; care and use of Paintstiks; and explore the differences between Matte and Iridescent Paintstiks.
Details are still being finalized, but reservations are now being accepted. Contact Jo Matthias, Guild Workshop Chair, for more information.
The TCQG 2017 Quilt Show will be held at Three Rivers Convention Center on March 24-25; many happy merchants will also return for a celebration of “Quilting Economic$”, selected as the 2017 Quilt Show theme.
Show chair Laurel Sutton chose the theme in part to fulfill the “educational” thrust of the guild mission. “We can inform the public about how quilting and quilters influence the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services (topics studied by the science of economics).”
TCQG member Mark Palmer shares the fun of spotting his entry in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Great job, Mark!
"I was tickled to find my “Kaleidoscope” quilt hanging by itself right on main street (Actually Cascade) at the Sisters Quilt Show. It was beautiful weather and a lot of wonderful works of art. I heard there were 1200 quilts."