Monday, August 19, 2019

August 2019 Meeting Reminder

Our August meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 20th at 7pm!! Doors open at 6:45ish if you would like to come early for some pre-meeting sew-cializing!

Programming: Our programming this month will be a trunk show by Natalie Sabik of Greenleafgoods!

Premeeting Dinner: We will be meeting at Not Your Average Joes for dinner before the meeting at 5pm. If you plan to attend please let Sarah know!

Membership Cards: The mother guild no longer sends us physical membership cards. If you need a physical copy the cards can be obtained by logging into your account at www.themodernquiltguild.comRemember that your user name is the email address associated with your membership.  Your password would have been created when you first created your account at the website.

QuiltCon: Patty and Trish have some info to share about our QuiltCon charity project. It's so exciting that we'll have a quilt at the show this year!

Fall Workshop: Our fall workshop on Free Motion Quilting will take place on Saturday, October 26th. We have reserved Quilted Threads for the workshop! We have the space from 9:30 (9am setup) until 4:30. Lunch will be provided and QT will be giving attendees a 10% discount. The class cost will be $40 which can be paid to Beth via a check or cash at the August meeting. PayPal will open on September 1st and an email reminder will be sent on that day.

Super Secret Surprise: Please see your meeting reminder email for info on this!

Show and Tell: Make sure to bring your finishes for show and tell this month. Remember, each item you bring to show and tell in 2019 enters you into a special year-end raffle. 

Giveaways and Raffles: Giveaway: Three fat quarters.

Raffle #1: 18" x 27" cut of cork fabric and Paparazzi Bag pattern

Raffle #2: Five fat quarters of Tula Pink's Pinkerville

We'll see you tomorrow!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

July 2019 Show and Tell

Everyone has been quite productive during the summer!

Ophelia showed this dramatic piece with fabric by Janet Clare, an English designer, pattern called Windy Way.

Here's the back.  This was quilted in free motion style.

Ophelia had a second quilt with a red backing for a young friend called KaPow, with the Marvel take.

and the back.

Sarah finished this one at retreat.  Really cute! Blocks made in 2012-2013, and the background fabric is Tiger Lily from Ophelia's stash.

Lorie is selling raffle for the ABLE New Hampshire.

Mary Jane took a trip to Ireland, and of course she went to fabric stores!  In Donegal she found scraps of wool woven there that she plans to make a quilt out of with flannel backing.

Then, of course, Mary Jane spent time at the Liberty of London store.  

Finally, she visited a store in Chipping Camden in the Cotswolds, which had very charming fabric block printed with country themes.  We are all envious but glad to at least be able to see some of the results of her travels!


Karen showed us this quilt top with a beautiful horse panel.   She asked us for ideas on how to quilt it!

                                              René had a number of projects to show us!

                                 The first is eight monthly blocks really nicely set with the white border.

Second, a quilt from a February retreat organized her friends friends made blocks in her favorite colors for her as a surprise.  She finally put them all together.  Very beautiful.

Third, a quilt with bright colors.

Fourth, is one with fabric from Vermont, really pretty Vermont-like colors.

Fifth, this one is made up with a layer cake and Christmas-y fabric.

Last, with detail below is a quilt with many one-inch squares in her favorite colors.  Quite an accomplishment!

Julie showed a bright colored quilt with reds and blues!  Lots of impact!

July 2019 Scrappy Projects

Several months ago a number of us took a bag of scraps at the meeting, promising to return with a finished product.  Several of us were rewarded with quilting goodies for meeting the challenge.

Sarah eeked out a large piece of work from her skinny 1.5 inch strips, using a liberal amount of solid orange pink fabric.

Suzie made a basket, the green was the scrap in the bag.  Nice handles!

Gail showed off a basket made with 2 inch squares got a very square shape by topstitching.

Patti didn't know the provenance of her scraps, but they were strips that she put together improvisationally.  This will be a very colorful pillow cover for her dog.

Marie took Suzie's scraps, cut them into 5 inch squares, and made half square triangles, inserting a skinny piece of fabric in the seam line. 

Michelle had Chelsea's scraps and did a pile of granny squares, and showed us a variety of them.  She is aiming for 1200 2.5 inch squares to complete a full size quilt.

Kathy used Sarah's scraps, made fabric, and made a nice pouch with the leftover scraps inside.

 Donna did this clam bag with Sarah's scraps.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

June 2019 Show & Tell

René showed a stunning  peachy orange and green star Ricky Tims kaleidoscope quilt. 

The back of the quilt uses up the fabric.

Another quilt by René  hanging around unfinished -- a Michael Miller challenge.  Very cool, and she handquilted it, going to charity.

René Rene's Latifah Safir workshop quilt -- very fun!  

Last one for René, made out of flannel in the country style.  Donating to charity (goal of 12 to charity this year!!).  Awesome.  

Laurie, showed a finish for her nephew born in February.  Wonderful animal prints!

Laurie also showed a cute scrappy quilt, which is for her four year old who is obsessed with orange.  

Robin made this I-Spy quilt for her granddaughter, with minky on the back.

Karen showed an impressive Jen Kingwell Long Time Gone pattern finish which she started two years ago.  Awesome job and clearly a lot of work!

Ophelia joined us three years ago, and appreciates how all of us are doing crazy things.  This is a block of the month set in an Amy Gibson pattern with sixteen squares.  Because she just had the 12 blocks of the month she improvised an additional four are down the middle with low volume color.  Very cool.

Carolanne had a tell about her new sewing room.  In cleaning up she has two tubs of garment fabric available!  Contact her if you are interested.

Simone showed a quilt her mother completed which is donated to charity.

Simone's second quilt is a fun one with a variety of pumpkins!  This was for a friend going through a slow recovery from serious injuries who loves orange and Halloween.  

Suzy showed a beautiful scrappy quilt with words in the middle, made for her 16 year old niece.  

Detail of Suzy's quilt.  Wonderful!!

Annique presented this wonderful pastiche of various women wearing pearls as a challenge to make something with pearls.  She got two ribbons for this!  What fun!

Lastly,  Debbie showed us her finish with modern owls of various color combinations for her grandson, who loves owls.  Lovely!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

July 2019 Meeting Reminder

Our July meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 16th at 7pm at the Glen Abbey Clubhouse!! Doors open at 6:30ish if you would like to come early for some pre-meeting sew-cializing!

Meeting Address: Our special summer party will take place at the Glen Abbey Clubhouse which is just a few minutes from our normal meeting location. The address will be emailed. This meeting will be a potluck. Please bring whatever you would like, we did not pass around a sign-up sheet. 

Programming: Our programming this month is all about our scrap challenge! Back in April we swapped quart sized bags of scraps and this month we'll be sharing our projects to inspire each other! Sarah got some pretty cool prizes for those who participated in the challenge. A reminder on the challenge: Use provided scraps + 1 solid of your choice to create anything, anything at all. A pillow, a zippy bag, potholders, a full quilt. Anything at all. 

Show and Tell: Make sure to bring your finishes for show and tell this month. Remember, each item you bring to show and tell in 2019 enters you into a special year-end raffle. 

Fall Retreat: It's time to sign-up for Fall Retreat, wahoo! You can do so via PayPal on our website here, or with cash or check at our meeting.

Giveaways and Raffles: Giveaway: Three fat quarters from Benartex

Raffle #1: Layer cake of Smitten by Bonnie and Camille

Raffle #2: Latest issue of Curated Quilts

We'll see you on Tuesday!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

May 2019 Show & Tell

Denise showed us a really cute colorful scrappy quilt, front and back!

Michelle showed off her oldest WIP from the Letitia Safir workshop.

Michelle's second WIP has little birds in the birdhouses -- totally cute!  From the Modern Patchwork book.

Sandy shared her New York City skyline bag using the "Show Off" pattern, designed for big prints.

Sandy also completed a T-Shirt quilt with school colors.

Julie had a colorful random block WIP!

Donna did an experiment with flannel, minky and yarn to get the intricate pattern.  Very cool!

Kathy did this quilt for her husband - very bright colors, with minky on the back!

Ellen made this with quilt with her twin sister Eileen based on a  modern art T-Shirt quilt collected by a relative from all around the world.

Allison  is at her last meeting with us, and showed two cute mini-quilts. We will miss her!

Betsey showed several items - first a Redwood Tote using a Noodlehead pattern.

Next is an Alison Glass design, very dramatic with the black background!

Lastly a Diva Clutch with lots of partitions to organize in!

Betsey's Gypsy Wife's quilt -- beautiful colors!

Lastly Betsey showed a little pouch in bright colors.

Lorie showed quilt tops for her teachers, the first being scrappy equilateral triangles ...

and a paddle quilt top!

Chelsea did the Meadowlands pattern, really pretty!

Suzie showed this delicate quilt which is in lovely pink and blue pastels!

Laurie made this scrappy quilt using various fabrics from her client.

Robin showed us two pouches she made.

She also presented a dramatic butterfly quilt.

The reverse side is a big flower!  What a surprise!

Leslie did wonky courthouse steps pattern.  And Ophelia did the quilting.

Ophelia showed us a quilt starting from the modest back ....

and then showing the gorgeous front with a detailed pieced star in the center, pattern by Nancy Ring!

The closeups try to show some of the beautiful quilting she did and corded flange binding!

Sarah is doing a lot of baby quilts -- her very cute quilt has orphan house blocks and will maintain its improv style.

Sarah did this quilt at retreat, and is made with fish fabric, that you can see if you look closely!