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, […]

January 2020 Meeting Recap

January 09, 2020 Minutes of the Madison Modern Quilt Guild Meeting New Announcements Format Due to meeting time constraints, members need to email the guild and request time for an announcement. Other announcements may be made at the end of the meeting if there is time Visitors We had three visitors! One local, two from the Fox Valley Dues $45 is due now.  Pay by cash or check at the February meeting. After the February […]

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 […]