Saturday, March 26, 2016

Link Round-Up for March 26, 2016

Karen teamed up with her daughter to make a Jelly Roll Race for her mom.

Pam L.'s Splendid Sampler blocks are coming along nicely, and are very cute):

Debbie G., Jenna, and Rossie are all stops on the blog tour for Casey York's "The Applique Book":

Jenna's Falling Leaves:

Debbie's Paper Chains:

 Rossie's Moments:

And Rossie's Spotlights:

And finally, Lynn has a tutorial on twirling seams:

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Link Round-Up for March 13, 2016

Lynn H. shared completed photos of Coal Seam:

And I don't usually put in more than one picture from one member at a time, but I couldn't pick between the above and this. Lynn has also started sharing a series of quilts and messages relating to domestic abuse:

Debbie has had a bunch of posts featuring the stops on the blog tour for her book.  Each post has a picture of a quilt from the book.  Below I'm sharing the image from Rossie's post of the cover quilt, which she covered on her stop on the tour:

And Debbie also shared the plans for her March charity challenge quilt.

Pam L has a quilt "Polka Dot Playground" in the April/May 2016 issue of
McCalls Quick Quilt magazine:

And finally, Dorie posted about her Pegasus quilt, in which she used a large-scale, but monochrome, print very effectively as a sashing:

Saturday, March 5, 2016

March 2, 2016 Meeting Minutes

NOTE: The February 24th meeting was rescheduled to this date due to inclement weather.

Old Business:

  • Sew-ins / One day retreats - still looking into joining the ongoing open sews at Quilting Season and looking into locations for a one day retreat
  • Membership
    • Members would like to see an updated roster - asking that Jackie sends something out to registered guild members
    • It was also requested that we post a listing of membership and emails on our private Facebook page, however the Board felt that was not appropriate. 
    • To meet both of these requests, Jackie will create a pdf with just name/email and email it to paid members.  If anyone does not wish their name to appear on the list, let Jackie know.

New Business:

  • Kathy will be putting a post on the private Facebook page reminding anyone who has not paid their dues for this year that they will be removed from the page by the next meeting.  If you do get removed and feel this is error, let Jackie know.
  • The Board announced a change in the dues structure. Instead of a tiered structure that changes every month, the dues will continue to be $35 up until June at which point they will drop to $20. Non-members may still attend one meeting free and if they choose not to join, pay $5 a meeting for subsequent meetings. 
  • The Road to California group is having a modern quilt show called "Modern Quilts - Redesigning Tradition". Entries must be received between May 1-Jun 15. The quilts cannot have been shown at QuiltCon 2016.  See more information here:
  • For the May Guild Challenge, Giedra has put together a challenge and show sponsored by Zingerman's Deli and Pink Castle Fabrics.  Anne offered to help with hanging options since her company put together something similar. See previous blog post for more information.
  • Jackson Pieces and Patches Guild has asked if they can come to our next meeting and promote their quilt show and sell raffle tickets. Membership approved this.
  •  Jackie has the photos from last year's Pie Making Day Challenge. She will be putting together a survey for members to vote.
  •  Library Report (Kim U.) - Kim highlighted 3 books for the group
  • Member Spotlight
    • Giedra announced that we are changing the spotlight just a tad. For now Giedra will interview the participant instead of pre-written replies. Also, we will try to limit the number of quilts to 5-6 that the participant really wants to share.
    • Tonight's spotlight was Jess Werner (@craftallthethings)

  • Swaps and Challenges (Emily & Melissa) 
    • February Challenge "Inspired by QuiltCon"
      • There were six participants. Rossie provided prizes from QuiltCon.
      • The winner : Giedra (#5)

    • March Swap: "Favorite Tool"
      • Purchase a copy of your favorite tool ($10 and under)
      • Bring it wrapped to the next meeting
      • Yankee swap will ensue
    • Future ideas for swaps & challenges
      • secret stalker swap
      • for April a recycle/upcycle challenge, earth-day-ish, make something unconventional
      • crayon challenge using 2 colors
      • everyone makes the same block
      • curves
      • theme night show and tell
  • Round Robin (Emily/Melissa)
    • Started back up this month. Let the chair's know if you want to jump in.
  •  Other business
    • Skill School : Giedra gave a demo of Piec-lique circles
    • Show and Share
    • Completed charity quilts were shared.
    • Amy Stevenson brought her die cutter for use after the meeting.

 Respectfully submitted,  
Kathy Koch

(Please let me know if you notice any errors or omissions. --kk)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Food Guava Striped by glitchAnn Arbor Quilt Guild May Challenge

Foodie Mini quilt

Sponsored by Zingerman’s and Pink Castle Fabrics.

Limes and Tacos and Bread! Oh My!

Open to Current Ann Arbor Modern Quilt members only*

Challenge:  Complete a quilt that is in some way inspired by food. Think donuts, pears, coffee, tea, rice, lasagna, burgers...etc. Does not need to be literal, just inspired. Not part of this, but for inspiration see Plated Seams Challenge on Instagram (#platedseamschallenge).

Quilts will be hung in the upstairs seating area of Zingerman's Deli June 3-5th (maybe longer)  and will be voted on by customers June 3-5 (voting ends Sunday at 8pm). Encourage your friends and family to vote too!

The winner will receive a $50 Zingerman's Gift Card and a quilty swag bag from Pink Castle Fabrics.

  • Mini quilts should be no bigger than 25 inches on either side and no smaller than 10 inches on either side.
  • All mini’s must have either a hanging sleeve or hanging corners attached to the back of the the quilt along with a label.
  • We will have a form for participants to fill out that goes along with the quilt.
  • All Participants will need to sign a waiver releasing Zingerman’s from any liability regarding damage to quilts. (They will do their best to keep them safe, but quilts will be in a public area and around food.)

All participants must let Giedra know if they are planning on participating by the April meeting.  A guestimation of quilt dimensions will be required at that time.

Depending on the number of members who wish to participate there may need to be a pre-selection process done by the A2MQG board.

Quilts can be for for sale if you like.

What: Foodie Quilt Show
Where: Zingerman's Deli
When: June 3-5th (set up the evening of June 2nd)

* Not a member but want to take part? Contact us for a membership form. Dues are $35 per year.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A2MQG meeting tonight!
Reminder that last week's Guild meeting was rescheduled for tonight.
  • Bring your Round Robin blocks if you are participating
  • Bring a quilt to show-and-share
  • Bring your Challenged By QuiltCon mini-quilt - we will vote at the meeting, Rossie has a prize or two for us
We will have lots of information to share including a new challenge that Giedra has been putting together for us.

Hopefully the roads will keep getting better through the day, but be careful driving. See you there!

Calvary Methodist Church
1415 Miller Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103