Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Meeting Wednesday - 12/28

Next Meeting: Wednesday, Dec 28th - 6:30pm Meeting at Maker Works

What to bring for the next meeting:  If you want to participate in another "Yankee Swap," bring three fat quarters of fabric.

Weekly Round-Up will happen on Friday, covering the past two weeks.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Debbie on GenerationQ!

Scott of GenerationQ magazine featured Debbie's "Morning Mist" as his quilt of the week! 
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 Congratulations, Debbie!

Weekly Round-Up

Hello everybody!  Let's take a look at what everyone's been crafting this past week...

Emily has a beautiful quilt-top basted and ready to quilt... 

and her afghan is coming along nicely!

Debbie made this fabulous Triangle Maze quilt for giveaway week.  Love the color combinations, and the idea of using different colors of thread for the vertical and horizontal quilting lines!

Brenda wrote up a very helpful review of EQ7.  If you're thinking about purchasing the software, it is definitely worth the read.   She's working on a quilt she designed using the program!  Can't wait to see.

Speaking of Brenda, Lynn made a quilt called "Brenda's Stars" and now Brenda is selling a bundle of fabric that you can buy to re-create Lynn's beautiful quilt.  Very cool!

Lynn also is working on quilting this amazing blanket featuring 3-inch liberated stars.   I'm so inspired by her quilting design and her incredible precision!

Kathy is making these glorious roses, and reading her post about trouble-shooting a problematic design was fascinating!

I have been cranking out these "quilted" ornaments...

and I made this reverse-appliqued table runner.

Becky has made herself some cute pillowcases! 

and Ronit is working on this really awesome October do Good Stitches bee quilt.  I love this block!

Probably there will not be a round-up next weekend, what with all of the festivities.   Happy holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Weekly Round-Up

Here is our weekly (woops - bi-weekly) round-up covering the last two weeks in crafts for our quilt guilders!

Brenda made this fabulous quilt.  I love the fabric choices!

and check out this pillow she made for a swap!  I'm totally nuts for it!

Lynn has more teal and orange stars from her bee buddies! 

Debbie found another color option of her Shadow Boxes quilt... (it has an awesome pieced back - check it out):

and she showed us her ornament and Kathy's, which were made for our swap.  So cute!!
Made by Kathy

Made by Debbie

I made two more Swoon pillows - this time in shades of green and for me to keep : )

Ummm... have you seen this adorable house ornament Emily made?  I can assure you it was the envy of all guild members at the ornament swap. So. Cute.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Meeting Minutes from 11/30/11

We had a wonderful meeting Wednesday night at MakerWorks.

Important Dates:
  • Next Sew-In: Sunday, Dec 11th - 12pm - 4pm at Maker Works
  • Next Meeting: Wednesday, Dec 28th - 6:30pm Meeting at Maker Works
What to bring for the next meeting:  If you want to participate in another "Yankee Swap," bring three fat quarters of fabric.

Old Business:
  • The Quilting Retreat is fast approaching!  If you are interested in going but haven't told Brenda yet, please do.  Please also pay her the $50 deposit.  And if you are interested in car-pooling, please also let Brenda know. 
  • Guild Membership cards were distributed.  With these cards you can get discounts at many quilting and fabric supply stores.
  • Our charity quilts will be completed after the new year and distributed to Safe House and Mott's Children's Hospital.
New Business:
  • If you are interested in teaching a sewing class (like a "make and take") or a knitting/crocheting class at Maker Works, contact Thea. 
  • There is a new fabric store opening this weekend (Dec 3) on State Circle.  
  • Things to ponder: Are we interested in actively pursuing new members?  Are you as excited as I am about silk-screening some A2MQG t-shirts?  What about re-electing officers next month?
We then did show-and-tell and the ornament swap.
Just a note: there will be no Sew-In for January, due to the retreat. 

Till next time!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Woops - Don't forget Lynn!

I forgot Lynn in our Weekly Round-Up!  D'Oh! Can I blame lack of sleep? No? How about general delinquency?

Please be sure to check out her Mustard Melody quilt.  It's stunning!

She's got another awesome looking quilt in the works.  Will she use a bold pattern for the sashing?  I can't wait to find out!

AND she's cooking up some adorable applique blocks! 

Sorry I forgot you, Lynn!  It's completely ridiculous considering the unforgettable nature of your work!

Jumbo Weekly Round-Up!

Hello everyone!  As promised, here is out extra-large Weekly Round-Up covering the crafts produced by our wonderful guild members throughout the past two weeks...

Kathy has started a project featuring wonky trees and maybe a couple of wonky houses.  It looks amazing so far!

Also - did you know 11-11-11 was corduroy appreciation day?  Get it? Because 11-11 kind of looks like the wales on corduroy?  Anyway, Kathy celebrated by making this stunner out of the fabric-of-the-day!  I never considered corduroy for quilting before, but this is truly inspiring.

Ronit made a freakin' gorgeous Fall Scarf that I will steal at my first opportunity.

Anna is working on hand quilting her gorgeous double wedding ring quilt!  ACK can't wait to see.

I finished my Halloween quilt (right on time!):

And I made a Swoon pillow case for a little lady's bedroom:

Debbie is being quite sneaky, posting this collage preview of several super-secret projects she has in the works!

Natalie wrote a VERY interesting blog post linking to the "Threads of Feeling" exhibit at the London Foundling Hospital.  If you like history or ever feel sentimental about fabric, READ IT.

And let's all take a moment to wish "Safe travels!" to Paloma as she moves with her family to Argentina. We will miss you in Ann Arbor! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jumbo Weekly Round-Up on Friday

Hey gang!  My sincere apologies for the lack of Weekly Round-Up this past weekend.  On Friday I will post a jumbo Weekly-Round-Up that will cover this week and last.

Wishing you all the best!