Thursday, March 10, 2016

March Meeting Reminder

Our March meeting is only a few days away. Are you ready for all of the exciting things we have planned?

Our board members will be sharing some information about the guild finances and bi-laws about our March meeting.

Retreat is fast approaching. If you still have a balance on your room please bring it to our March meeting.

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a quilt show at Fabric Place Basement April 9-30th. The show is only staffed on the weekends, but you can go to see it Monday-Friday as well. This is a great excuse to see some beautiful quilts and do some fabric shopping.

We are so excited to be hosting Amy Garro in June. Cost for the event is $100/person and includes lunch. (Participants are also required to own a copy of Paper Pieced Modern. We will be placing an order for books in the spring.) If you plan on attending please bring your check to our March meeting.

In December we passed out fabric to make blocks as part of the Janome Challenge. If you made blocks please bring them in March. We will be having a sew-in at Twill to put these blocks together on March 17th. A celebratory drink at The Peddlar’s Daughter might also be in order if we’re feeling festive!

If you’ve finished your Dutch windmill blocks you can bring those back in for Michelle. Haven’t started yet? There’s still time and some great paper-piecing tips on our blog!

Nothing is better than coming home and putting on that favorite t-shirt!  We have your new favorite tee coming your way. Pre-ordering an NHMQG shirt will be available once again at our March meeting. The shirts are $20 each and they are American Apparel Tri-blend, basically the softest tee you will ever own! Sizing is unisex. We only plan on placing one order of these custom shirts so be sure to order yours now!

These beautiful fabrics could be yours, all for the cost of a few raffle tickets!

The left bundle is four half-yards of Paperie (Amy Sinbaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics), and the right bundle is three half-yards of Canyon (Kate Spain for Moda).

Our giveaway item is a cool little gadget that you had no idea you needed until you see it. See you on Tuesday!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

February Show N' Tell

Happy March Quilters!

One of the first items shared at our February Show N' Tell was a new t-shirt that we will be ordering for guild members! These shirts are being ordered later this month and will be ready before we head to Maine for retreat in April. If you would like to order one please bring $20 to our March meeting.
The next item shared were the Janome blocks our members have been working on since December. There were enough blocks made to create two charity quilts! We will have those to show you soon.

Lisa is participating in the "Rainbow Mini Swap" and created this beauty!

Annick wasn't able to test Marie's new pattern at Fall retreat, but she has made it now and her version looks great!

Speaking of Marie, she made this wonderful quilt for her daughters wedding gift. The front and back are so lovely!

Karen free motion quilted this mini and it looks so awesome!

Susie is also participating in the "Rainbow Mini Swap" and her mini is completely paper pieced.

Alexandra has caught the garment sewing bug and made a fabulous poncho(with a hood!) and a great new bag.

Simone is using pinks and purples to make the Fancy Forest quilt that she plans to gift.

This ombre quilt made by Jessie is so eye catching!

Carolyn made this beauty from Patchwork City.

Chelsea had two quilts to show this month. The first is from a block of the month club she participated in in 2014 and the second is plus signs with shadows. Aren't they both so colorful and fun!

Trish has finished her half square triangle quilt and she used all Liberty of London fabrics! Doesn't it look aces?!

How cool is it that our very own VP Michelle was asked by Art Gallery Fabrics designer Bonnie Christine to participate in the blog hop for her new fabric line?! You can read all about the bag Michelle created here.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Click on This!

  • Interested in writing a pattern? We got some great feedback at our January meeting. Those of you who said PATTERNS!! Here's a little link love especially for you.

Pattern Writing Blog Series by Meadow Mist Designs 

  • The Modern Quilt Guild has released February's new pattern Rally by Melanie Tauzon. Want to see some amazing quilts, head to the MQG Blog to look at the 2106 Quiltcon winners. 

  • Interested in following many blogs but don't have time to check if the multiple blogs recently updated? Join Bloglovin' as a free blog reader service. It compiles all the blogs you follow on one page. Super easy and a time saver!
Bloglovin: Sign Up
How to Use Bloglovin: Video Tutorial 

Head to the top of the page and click "Find Blogs" then type in the title of the blog you like and click "follow" or do a generic search, like quilting to find new inspiration.  The site compiles all blogs so if you are also instructed in knitting, cooking, home decor or any other hobby you find find it here. 

  • Want to learn how to stamp a custom quote on fabric using stamps and an ink pad? Here is a great tutorial from S.O.T.A.K. Handmade.  This would also make a cute label!

  • Hate quilt math and can't stand the idea of figuring out the complex measurements for HST and flying geese, here are a couple (free) reference sheets to make your life easier. She has a foolproof method for getting just the right size.

Some green inspiration for the month of March ...

Green & Grey by Cath Hall: Wombat Quilts