Oh No-vember You Didn’t?!?

Oh yes I did! Who had the chicken block on their 2020 Bingo card? This is hands down the most talked about quilt block lotto ever! Originally debuting in 2018 for the November meeting, Trish Franklin laid this lotto down both declaring her love of chickens and setting into motion a chain of events few could have seen coming. I know it may bring up some difficult feelings for some of you, but it’s just […]

It’s BL-OCTOBER Lotto!

Hi Friends! Thanks for hanging with me during these strangest of days. I have put together a block lotto for October! Included is an instruction sheet for what I hope is a fast fun block for you. Additionally, please get scrappy with this one. As the sheet explains, I chose the size to help you use up any jelly roll leftovers along with other things in your stash. Once you have made your block or […]

May 2020 Meeting Recap

Welcome Kathleen Martin back to the group! Weekly late night sewing parties are still going on over Zoom! Hand sewing Happy Hour has been set for June. Project Linus is still on hiatus, however NICU blankets are needed. Block Lotto: Our Tulip Winner was Val Mau! Hot and Cold is the block for next month. Lecture: Leah Evans presented “Quilting Land and Water.” Show and Tell

April 2020 Meeting Recap

March 2020 Meeting was cancelled due to the Wisconsin Stay at Home Order. April is our first meeting over Zoom. Facemask Posts in the Facebook Group: We removed several posts pertaining to facemasks and may do that again. Posts related to facemasks tend to take over groups. We also received numerous people wanting to join the group simply for the purpose of making masks. We would like to see the Facebook group remain our way […]

February 2020 Meeting Recap

Welcome New Member Rebecca Swank! Project LinusNow able to support the Pediatric Congenital Heart Disorder organizationRecent sew day at Electric Needed produced 32 NICU blanketsBlock LottoWinner of a lap sized quilt’s worth of X’s & O’s: Tara Curtis!March Block Lotto: Flying gees with dark background. Check out the blog post here for instructions. Local & National Speakers Contact Tara with suggestions of 1) Guild members who can teach a skill 2) Local instructors and 3) Topics you […]

June 2020 Meeting Recap

Madison Modern Quilt Guild June 2020 Meeting Welcome – We will most likely be a small group tonight. I just want to share some information about where we’re headed this year as a Guild that isn’t able to meet in person and where my limitations are as a leader in quarantine. Programming – Social sewing will still be happening, albeit over Zoom!  ***Emily Forscher is hosting weekly Late Nite Sewing Parties on Friday nights, 6pm-whenever.  […]

Running Hot and Cold!

Hello fellow quilters! As if things weren’t crazy enough, the weather has me running around in circles. I took my dogs for a walk the other day, and it felt kind of cool out. By the time I got home though, I had my sweatshirt around my waist and had seriously asked myself if my underwear could pass for shorts at the turn for home. For the record, they cannot. My tulips though have been […]

I can’t wait for May!

April showers, bring May flowers, but I live in Wisconsin, so I’ll be blunt. I need flowers and I want them now! Spring is such a wonderful season, and although our winter wasn’t too bad, I’m happy to have a little more sun at the end of my day, a lighter jacket and what I hope will soon be tulips and daffodils poking out of my flower beds. This hope and day dreams of the […]

March Mod-ness!

I love the many ways that creativity and inspiration develop. I rarely find it to be a singular, thunder-bolt moment, but more like an entire front of weather; a shift in atmosphere, a change in the sky, the temperature moves , thunder claps or just there is just a little rain, and then we find ourselves on the other side, somewhere new. Sometimes you just look at things a little differently and sometimes you’re Dorothy, […]