Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Summer retreat reminder....

There are only 6 places left for the retreat at Hankerd Inn the weekend of June 26 - 29.  Please remember to bring your $50 deposit to the guild meeting TONIGHT if you are planning to attend.  The total cost is $95 for Friday - Sunday.   There is an additional charge of $35 if you arrive on Thursday.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Weekly Round-up for April 27, 2014!

Is everyone working on their pincushions for the swap?

Lynn has made up a Science Fair baby quilt. (pattern by Jaybird Quilts)

I love these colors!

Rebekkah has finished up this geometric quilt for her sister:

Love that cool wintery palette.

Ginia has finished quilting last week's quilt, and has started on a new one to begin this week! Dancing nine patches!

Debbie's teaching at Pink Castle Fabrics on May 24th! The class is on how to make her Turnstile quilt:

Hope everyone can make it to the meeting Wednesday!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Meeting on 4/30

There will be a meeting on Wednesday, April 30th at 6:30pm at Pink Castle Fabrics!
Please book your spot, and please consider bringing a chair.

There is a pincushion swap!
Pincushion Swap:  Make a pincushion and bring it to the meeting wrapped up somehow.  This will be a yankee swap, so bring it wrapped.  There are a million kinds of pincushions - get creative! Or get traditional!

Round robin-ers- please email Dorie if you're thinking about dropping out.  AND ANYONE INTERESTED SHOULD JUMP IN! Just let Dorie know so she can work her magic logic puzzle of assigning the next round.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

March meeting minutes

Minutes from March 26, 2014

Don't miss the One Day Retreat, April 27, 2014, 9am to 9pm at Pink Castle Fabrics, breakfast and lunch included.  $20.  Sign up here!

Next month's swap is pincushions!  Bring your wrapped pincushion for our usual Yankee swap.

Old business

  • Dues are past due.  People who have not paid will be removed from our email list soon.
  • Modern Quilt special exhibit with GAAQG - deadline for entry is May 1.  Forms were sent out by email.  Submit your quilt now!
  • The summer retreat will be June 26-29.  Submit your $50 deposit to Jen now.
  • Sarah Fielke is coming May 12 and 13.  Her class on the 13th is full, but you can sign up for her trunk show on Monday, May 12 at 7pm here.  There will be a book signing open to all prior to the trunk show.  Brenda has all her books in stock.
  • Rossie distributed our new membership cards and MQG pins.
  • Jackie and her quilt
  • Jackie is the winner of the Riley Blake Challenge!  Congratulations, Jackie!
  • The fabric for the Michael Miller contest should be here for the next meeting.
New Business
  • Brenda is offering AAMQG members a $50 discount on the September and November Camp Stitchalots.  The September camp features Bari J and Vanessa Christensen and focuses on embellishment. Dates are Sept 19-21.  The November camp teachers are Carolyn Friedlander and Sherri Lynn Wood.  Foundation piecing, applique and curved piecing will be the main topics.  Camp is Nov 14-16.
The fun part!
  • The member spotlight this month featured Courtney Meszaros and her wonderful quilts.  Courtney will interview Debbie V for next month.
  • Skill School - Debbie G showed how to make a hanging sleeve for your quilt.  Her tutorial is here.
  • Eight people brought blocks for the Disappearing Nine-Patch block lottery - the winner was Jackie!
  • We had fun seeing all the progress on the Round Robin quilts
  • Show and Share was inspirational as always!
See you on April 30!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekly Round Up, April 20th, 2014

Rebekah has a new finish, called Rosalie. I love this one! She used a pattern by Valori Wells.

Kathy made this funky baby quilt from her own pattern:

Ginia has been doing some free motion quilting:

Debbie has been testing ways to keep white fabrics white while using fusible applique on her blog.

And I finished up a new skirt:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Weekly Round Up, April 13, 2014!

Dorie's finished this amazing quilt with peppered cottons!

Rebekah's sharing her awesome Charlie Harper quilt (she modified Elizabeth Hartman's Rapid City pattern).

I finished my Garden Party Tango top (using a traditional block).

Debbie's made this cool spring pillow for Sew Solid Sunday, with a tutorial:

Pam has written a tutorial on two color binding.

Jen is continuing her series of blog posts on copyright and quilting with a discussion of the benefits of creative common copyright license for pattern writers.

Lynn is proposing a crank-along for those with antique machines! Isn't hers a beauty!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sew In Reminder

There is a sew-in this Sunday (4/13) from 12pm - 4pm at Pink Castle Fabrics.

Please book your spot on the Pink Castle classes site.

Sarah Fielke

There are two spots still available for this amazing class! 

Whirligig Hand Applique Workshop
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2014,
  • 10am – 3pm  (½ hour for lunch) at Pink Castle Fabrics
  • $60 for MQG members, $75 for non-members
An email was sent to members with a registration form.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Weekly Round up for March 5, 2014!

Debbie has a table runner in the spring issue of Modern Patchwork:

Love the colors, and the quilting!

Pam has made this sweet paper pieced pincushion:

The pattern is Circle of Flying Geese from Jeli Quilts.

Jen has made some adorable Quick Change Trousers from an Anna Maria Horner pattern:

And Ginia is showing how she sets up her sewing room for free motion quilting on her blog.

Don't forget, next weekend is the sew in. Sign up here:

 book now