Wednesday, August 26, 2015

HST's Everywhere!

We are more than halfway through our Half Square Triangle Quilt Along! Here is this months progress updates.  Many of our guild members are making good progress.

Chelsea's got 20 done.

Patty's got 12 done. 

Susie showed off her tiniest editions to her quilt. 

If you also want to join along all the information is under the tab "Quilt Along" 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Wow! Look What We Got....

Michael Miller donated 30 yards of Cotton Couture fabric to the guild. The charity committee has been playing around with ideas for a quilt to be donated to the Bridges Organization. Hmm what to make.....

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

MQG Charity Challenge {A Work in Progress}

*After purchasing the Michael Miller solids, they decided to add some coordinating prints. We chose grays, aquas, and oranges to compliment the Fog, Aqua, and Mango, while leaving the whites for background and red as an accent color. 

*Coming up with a game plan for a large group of people proved to be a little challenging, especially when we didn't know what the finished product was going to be. Marie and Susie decided to give everyone a 6" blocks and scraps of coordinating fabric to use the "stitch and flip triangle technique". They made 15 packets to hand out to members of their guild. 

*They also decide to hand out packages for members to make fabric with scraps. Here is a sample for of what they were looking for. They decided that red would be the accent fabric so only a few of the packets contained red. 

*At the July meeting, Susie and Marie demonstrated to the guild what they were looking for. All of the packets were handed out and will be returned at the Aug. meeting. One can only imagine what they will do with these blocks......

Friday, August 14, 2015

August Show N Tell

Michelle - finished a table runner that was started at retreat

René brought her mom "Winn" for show n tell

Nancy did a little "Project Runway" with her new handmade outfit

She also created this Amy Ellis quilt

and did her own quilting

Sandi - created this foot pedal rug

Carolyn - made this modern chevron bag

Ellen made this "Take Off Tote" with a few modifications

Janice - made this for a Charity 

Linda won these blocks and put them together for a charity quilt

She also made this Bionic Gear Bag

Patty made a disappearing nine patch quilt

Maries Riley Blake Challenge quilt
"Summer Sherbet"

Chelsea's front and back Star quilt

Linda also made this "Paddle wheel quilt"

Betsy made this beautiful modern star quilt

Betsy's Patch Work City- Awesome colors....

Marie demonstrated the BOM- Look to the BOM for tutorials

The Beginnings: MQG Charity Challenge

MQG Charity Challenge

In May, the NHMQG decided to participate in the Charity Challenge. Marie and Susie decided they would try to organize this quilt. They did some brainstorming and came up with several ideas. 

*First on the list was keeping a journal with notes and dates

*Purchasing and starching the fabrics was next

* Taking a picture in black in white helped to determine lights and darks. 

*Now what to do? The best part of modern quilting is the unknown. Until next time.....

Friday, August 7, 2015

August Meeting

Reminder - August 11th NHMQG meeting, Twill, 7:00.
** This is the last meeting at Twill **

We have a bunch of fun things planned tonight.

Raffle for the night:

Fabric: Select fat quarter prints from Amy Butler's Bright Heart

**Remember to bring your BOM, HST, Sew alongs, and any show and tell you wish to share!

NHMQG now has an instagram account- make sure to check us out and #NHMQG in your posts!

Can't wait to see what everyone has been sewing this summer!!!!

Where did July go?

Marie gave us the new BOM

Susie and Marie demonstrated improv blocks  and making fabric
to use for the Quilt Con Charity Quilt

And July's show n' tell was just fabulous.......

Janice made this beautiful lap size quilt

Nancy made a "sew together" bag by "Sewdemented"

She also made this large lap quilt

Alexandra was given this quilt by friend, she was asking for advice on how 
to repair it. Thanks for sharing this treasure.

Debbie made 2 "sew together bags"!

Denise's challenge

Her beautiful Hexi quilt

She made a cute little mug rug using May's hexi tutorial

René hand pieced and hand sewed this hexi quilt

Chelsea made this "Sea Star Pattern" quilt - Just love the ocean colors

She also made this quilt for the "Quilted Living Summer Blog Tour"

Michelle created this cute basket as a gift for Chelsea

Michelle also designed this christmas pattern for Moda

Marie's quilt from a round robin

Her Riley Blake challenge quilt

Susie's duffle bag

A tree skirt for a wedding

and she also made these two wall hangings

We had two people work on the "Patchwork City" sew along

Carolyn's Patchwork City Blocks

Trish's Patchwork City Blocks