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!

                                              RenĂ© 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.