Monday, March 31, 2014

Weekly round-up for March 30th, 2014!

Ginia made a bag and finished her yellow cubes quilt! It looks so cool, and I love the quilting!

I took Kathy Koch's Paper Piecing class at Pink Castle Fabrics, and am working on this fox, pattern by Shape Moth:

I also blogged earlier about Camp Stitchalot last weekend, and the tackle bag I made.

Debbie has a tutorial on how to make a hanging sleeve.

Jen has written a fascinating post about copyright and quilt patterns.

Kathy has been quilting this stunning orphaned quilt top for charity:

Monday, March 24, 2014

Weekly Round Up for 3/23/14!

This week Debbie saw her Spin Cycle Quilt on Martha Steward's website recently! Super fun!

The quilt was featured because it is in Rachel May's book Quilting with a Modern Slant!

Pam is sending off her adorable Eat. Sleep. Play. Repeat. baby quilt to its new home. Love the colors, love the quilting!

Rossie, fresh from Camp Stitchalot, has posted the bags she made there:

The left one is the Camp Stitchalot bag (pattern by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness), the right one is a tackle bag (pattern by Kristen Link of Sew Mama Sew). She also discusses a few other things she was working on there, and what makes a good project to take on a retreat.

Jenna has made a springy green Josephine blouse (pattern by Rae Hoekstra of Made-By-Rae):


Hope everyone can make the meeting on Wednesday!

Summer Retreat, 2014

The next Retreat is scheduled for the weekend of June 26 - June 29 at the Hankerd Inn in Pleasant Lake.  If you have not been there before, check out their website.
We are getting a special discounted price for this retreat.  The cost is $95 per person. This price includes your room, use of the facilities, dinner on Friday, breakfast and dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday. There is an extra charge of $35 if you would like to come on Thursday, but this does not include any meals. Check in time is noon on Thursday and check out time is 2:00 pm on Sunday.
I am taking reservations from guild members only now.  Non-members can begin making reservations after the March A2MQG meeting. 
Bring your deposit check made out to the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild to the March meeting or send it via US Mail to Jen. B. 

If you prefer to make your deposit by Pay Pal, there is a $2 additional processing fee.  So, the deposit will be $52.  Send an email to Jen B. and she will create an invoice for you. 

You will pay the balance directly to the Hankerd Inn when you check out.
In order to get the barn, we must have 12 or more people. If we have less than 12 we will get one of the smaller houses. 

Disappearing Nine-Patch Block Lottery

The swap for this week's meeting is a Disappearing Nine-Patch Block Lottery

Here is a free tutorial on how to make the blocks.

You can bring as many blocks as you like.  You will get one "ticket" per block you bring in, so the more blocks you bring, the more likely you are to win the stack of blocks! 

The blocks people being to the meeting should be 7 in squares.

Colors are neutral prints or solids with a contrasting darker solid.

Here are some pictures:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Weekly Round up for 3/16/14!

Rossie has added a free pattern on Craftsy for her Ocean Waves Quilt:

Debbie made this sweet pink and navy quilt top:

I am halfway through piecing my adapted Antique Tile Quilt:

Pam has been making 9 patches, Ohio stars, and some more catventalong blocks:

Lynn has a new sewing machine (so cute!) and  started on a Science Fair quilt:

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Weekly Round Up for 3/8/14

Dorie finished up her Tulip Quilt:

Love this one!

Our own Jenna Brand got second place in the Catnap Dress Contest. Congratulations, Jenna!

Kathy is working on a very cool looking project with wool.

And I'll see everyone at the sew in tomorrow, right?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Weekly Round Up for March 2nd, 2014!

Kathy has this carpet inspired quilt on her blog:

Those pictures of hotel carpet are quite fascinating!

Jenna made a Jorna tank in a questionable fabric:

I have a tour of my newly expanded sewing space on my blog, where you can glimpse my quilt in progress:

And it's time to think about signing up for next week's sew in.  Here's the handy button:

book now

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Meeting Minutes from February 26, 2014

Next Sew-In:  Sunday, March 9 from 12 - 4pm at Pink Castle Fabrics
Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30pm at Pink Castle Fabrics

book your spot on the Pink Castle Classes Page

Old Business
  •  Dues are Due.  
    • $25 check (payable to Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild)
    •  $27 if you want PayPal (sign up email list)
  • One Day Retreat is going to be April 27th.
    • book your spot on the Pink Castle Classes Page
  • Modern Feature - GAAQG - committee meeting info from Pam K.
    • Information about the selection process for our quilts was distributed and has also been emailed to the membership.
    •  Submit your quilts to the committee by May 1

New Business
  • Sarah Fielke is coming to teach!:  
    • Whirligi Hand Applique Workshop: Tuesday, May 13 from 10am - 3pm
    •  $60 for MQG members 
    • $75 for non MQG members after March 15 
    • Send Debbie an email for more information: ehq@sbcglobal DOT net 
    • There will also be a trunk show / meet and greet on Monday, May 14 at Pink Castle Fabrics in the evening.  Contact Debbie or Brenda to RSVP.
  • Summer Retreat: June 26 - 29th at the Hankerd Inn. Please bring a $50 deposit check made out to the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild to our next meeting if you'd like to attend.
  • QuiltCon: Jenna volunteered to be a QuiltCon chair.  She will work to gather everyone's information who is attending and to help coordinate rooms and flights.
  • Riley Blake Contest: 
    • Participants showed their quilts. 
    • An email from Survey Monkey will go out to the membership.  All members can vote and a winner will be announced at the next meeting and receive the pile of fabric!

Member Spotlight - Brenda Ratliff by Maureen Walsh
Next Month:  Courtney!

Skill School - QAYG by Kathy Schmidt
Next Month: Debbie teaches Quilt Sleeves

Round Robin 

Show and Share

Tools Freebie: Members dropped off tools they no longer use or need for sewing.  Someone's trash became someone's treasure!