X’s and O’s

Though the history regarding the symbolism of X’s and O’s at the end of a letter or note is long and contested, we have all probably used this familiar, affectionate closing in a letter or card to a loved one or been the recipient of such a signature. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there will be a lot of X’s and O’s everywhere. I’ve already seen it on a couple of mugs and […]

I BLUE it!

Greetings and here we are headed into a new year filled with so much possibility and hopefully some great plans for new quilts in the year ahead! I had great visions of getting the block lotto up much earlier than this, but some unexpected work travel, two different bouts of one virus and then another and then it was Christmas! I really do apologize for not being more prompt with this post, but the new […]

Announcing the New Officers

Democracy is alive and well in our MadMod community. During our November 14th meeting we voted in our new officers. Please welcome the following individuals: President: Tara Curtis Vice President: Tiffany Grayson Treasurer: Valerie Mau Secretary: Elaine Morrison Web content: Bridget Vian Event Chair: Brianna Stapleton Welch Event Planner: Tracy Rucka Thank you everyone for volunteering to make our community fun and engaging.

WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO

Happy lack of Fall everyone! We hope that the onslaught of winter weather has forced you into your sewing cave and that you are already hibernating amongst your multiple UFOs. Sign up here for November’s Meeting on Thursday, November 14th. Our theme is “Explore Your Creativity!” headed by Briana Stapleton Welch. Brianna will facilitate various stations focused on different activities to explore creativity, inspired by different artists, writers and makers. Bring your curiosity. Plus we […]

Get a Grip!!!

Pot holders…an essential tool for any cook, but sometimes not the loveliest thing in our kitchen. Sauces splatter, pies go over and sometimes more than the toast gets burned. With the holidays approaching, I thought it would be fun to make something practical to use for the next holiday feast, or a fun last minute hostess gift and then SWAP with another member of the guild. Your pot holders can be themed for the holidays, […]

Oh My Gourd!

Well the season is upon us…halloween candy, scare crows, pumpkin spice everything and we have even seen some crisp fall nights already! For this month’s block lotto I want you to carve up some creativity, and I’m going to limit the rules so we don’t squash your enthusiasm. October’s block lotto is going to be all about pumpkins! They can be scrappy, striped or single fabrics, but please plant them on neutral, low volume grounds […]

I Can Do The Splits! Can you?

One of the great joys of quilting is pulling together a color palette for your next project, and we all have our favorites that maybe we fall back on too easily. One of the easiest ways to start to mix colors together is to use its compliment. For any color, the complimentary color is it’s opposite on the color wheel; red and green, yellow and violet, blue and orange are all complimentary color combinations. Sometimes […]

More Scrappy Improv!

Whoooosh! There went July, and here we are ready for the August Block Lotto. This month we are continuing with another little scrappy, improv block. I took inspiration for this month block lotto from the Emerald Coast Modern Quilt Guild who did a similar block lotto a little more than a year ago.  I am tweaking their version (they used 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ squares and only pink scraps) for our guild in the hopes that […]

July Block Lotto – Modern Churn Dash

Greetings! Dustin here, and I am launching my first block lotto for the month of July! This was inspired by a post on Facebook from member Cathy Birkholz. Please check out this video for some tips and ideas to make a traditional churn dash block, play with proportion and then another that gets a little wonky! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrkGyNuPbX0 PLEASE NOTE! We are not going to use the “required fabrics” as stated in the video, but we […]

April 2019 Meeting Recap

Happy Spring Mad Mod Guild! It’s hard to believe it, but I think we have finally reached Spring weather! We hope that your Easter (should you celebrate it) was full of chocolate and sugary treats. Here is what you missed from the April meeting: ~Thanks to our wonderful guest speaker, Natalie Santini, the Madison Modern Quilt Guild was able to purchase rotary cutters for every paid member. We started handing them out at the April […]