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 […]

May block lotto – no-color free-form log cabin-ish

Welcome to the blog post for the next block lotto – it was supposed to be for April but I forgot, and I almost forgot again for May. But here it is! We’re doing no-color blocks this time, meaning black and white with no color. Gray is OK, but not brown. Also, be inspired by a log cabin block, but do whatever you want with that. It can be square or rectangle, it can be […]

March 2019 Meeting Recap

It’s official…. spring is here.  We hope that you have spent some time soaking up the sunshine.  Let’s face it, the bugs are on their way and we will soon be complaining about the humidity.  So, enjoy these lovely weeks while they last. Here is a recap of what you may have missed, or need help remembering, from our March meeting. ANNOUNCEMENTS: *Tracy announced that she will be setting up 6 more sew dates for […]

April Meeting Sign Up

Join Mad Mod for April’s meeting. The topic is super secret presented by Natalie Santini! April 11, 2019   Sign Up Genius Notes: When you sign up, you get an email confirmation which contains a link that allows you to change/delete your registration. Please use this if you decide you cannot attend. Two days prior to the meeting, you will get a reminder email. You can also use the link in this email to change/delete […]

February 2019 Meeting Recap

HAPPY ALMOST SPRING EVERYONE!!   For those of you that could use the reminder… clocks move forward this weekend, so that is 1 less hour of sewing you will be able to cram in this Sunday. Here is the recap of the February 2019 Meeting: We were surrounded by 41 friends, with 6 guests in attendance.  Cathy was the winner of our wonderful block lotto.   We can’t wait to see what she makes with […]

March Meeting Sign Up

Sign-up for the March meeting is live. Click here. Quilters Panel by Trish Frankland Longarm Roundtable – Learn everything your local longarm we’d wish you knew, and ask questions. Trish will facilitate this conversation with professional quilters. If you are a paid longarm quilter and would like to be part of the panel, contact Trish.frankland@gmail.com