Jan block lotto – tiny trees

Hello MadModders! Here is all the info you need to participate in the block lotto for the January 2018 meeting: FREE tutorial on Diary of a Quilter Small size means you can make a bunch Tutorial makes 2 blocks at a time Let’s use the same color scheme she uses in the tutorial: mainly any green (olive, lime, leaf, pine) with true red and neutrals, small amounts of other colors OK as long as they’re […]

November 2017 Meeting Recap

Hello Mad Mod Quilters! For the full review of the November meeting, please read the meeting minutes. Here are the highlights: Most important:  Have the following ready for the December 14 meeting: 1.Trish is leading us through a mystery stitchy project. Your supply list: a needle fun thread – the more fun thread the more fun the project will be! tiny scissors tape (like Scotch brand tape) 2.Bring a handmade zippy pouch for the optional […]

Zippy Pouch Swap – Dec Meeting

We are going to swap zippy pouches at the December MMQG meeting (14Dec2017)! How it works Make a zippy pouch Fill it with goodies (value no more that $25) Here are some filler ideas (but you do you): Make a small needle/pin case Make a small pin cushion Your favorite notion A fat quarter that you love Chocolate! Bring your pouch with goodies to the Dec meeting. Numbers will be assigned to the pouches Each […]

October 2018 Meeting Recap

Hey Mad Mod-ers!  Here is what you missed at our October meeting. Jeff Caplan from CraftOptics visited us this month.  CraftOptics makes precision magnification and lighting for artists, craftsmen, and anyone doing fine detail work. These glasses are great for detail work and help your posture so you can sew longer! There is a 100% money back guarantee on them too. Guild members were offered $75 off.  Reach out to CraftOptics and learn more! A Day […]

Block lotto – paper piece a kite block

Hello MadModders! Here is all the info you’ll need to make quilt blocks for the November meeting’s Block Lotto: FREE pattern on Craftsy: Kite Block (paper pieced) by Flying Parrot Quilts White, cream or low-volume background and center ORANGE feature fabric(s) – scrappy or all one fabric Blocks will be 4.5″ unfinished size This is a relatively easy paper-piecing pattern, so be BOLD and give it a try. Make sure your printer doesn’t change the scale […]

Block Lotto- We’re seeing stars!

Hey Mad Mod Squad! Trish F is seeing STARS for our October meeting Block Lotto!  This is all you need to know: Blue background Yellow star Any size Any pattern – wonky, traditional, small, large, whatever makes you want to sew! Completed block must be square or rectangle shaped – 90 degree corners. Here are some star quilts from our members for inspriation: [slideshow_deploy id=’2708′]   Thank you to everyone who participated in September!  Look […]

September 2017 Meeting Recap

Hello and welcome to our September meeting recap!  As usual, if you want all the dirty details read the meeting minutes.  Here are the highlights: MAD MOD Happenings Dues, DUE! During our next two meetings, our fearless treasurer Dayna will be collecting 2018 dues.  Bring those checkbooks!  (Or pay a small fee to renew via paypal.) Election time is upon us! Elections will take place at the November meeting. If you would like to nominate someone […]

August 2017 Meeting Recap

Thank you Blue Bar Quilts for hosting us!  There were 43 present at the August meeting; 8 of those were visitors. We had an introductory tour of the Blue Bar dye studio…what a great opportunity this offers for those of us who don’t want to undertake dyeing at home!  Since that meeting, I took the low-immersion dye class and loved it!  Can’t wait to try the Surface Design with Thickened Dyes class! There was much […]

Block Lotto is Back!

Trish Frankland has step up to bring block lotto back! Kicking off the new block lotto – here is all the info you’ll need to make blocks for the the September 14 meeting. Use this block: Disappearing Four-Patch block, tutorial on YouTube by Missouri Star Quilt Co. – https://youtu.be/jA-10A_Uc6k (If you already know how to make a 4-patch, skip ahead to the 3-minute point.) Color scheme:  In honor of the new Pantone color (Love Sign #2, in […]

July 2017 Meeting Recap

Hello Gang!  Did you have a fun time at the July meeting or did you have to sit this one out?  Here is what you missed! For starters, our fearless leader Linda was away so Dayna Thwaits (Treasurer) took over.  Thanks Dayna! So, what’s new you ask?  Well… Maday opened a slow maker space in Baraboo!  Find out more about it on Facebook. Blue Bar Quilts is starting a service project to help Days for […]