Here comes the Sun!

So last month’s block lotto was berry, berry successful! By the time all was said and done we had 59 blocks, and the winner was Betty Slinger. Congrats Betty. We can’t wait to see how you jam these all together into a quilt! This month we are going to pay homage to summer again, with one of the favorite flowers of the season, the sunflower! We are going to keep things scrappy again this month, […]

June 2021 Meeting Minutes

Friday Night Sewing (Emily F): 6pm to Whenever, see Facebook for event info; link & password are always the same In-Person Hand-Sewing at Parks (Marian & Brianna): Once per Month Undercover Mat Sew-a-Long (Marian): Monday Nights: Week 1: Pockets Week 2: Quilting the Mat (Okay to join and do anything, or not join meetings but post pictures) Upcoming Meetings: July: Color Theory & Pattern Mixing with Dustin S. August: All Hands On Deck with Brianna […]

May 2021 Meeting Minutes

New Members: Jennifer, Sandy, Lorna Friday Night Sewing: Every week at 6pm on Zoom. Link is always the same June: Brain from GSAFE-2021 Auction & Tara sewing with rainbows –Send Tara photos or links to photos of working with rainbows July: Dustin: Color Theory & Pattern Mixing August: TBD September: Likely cancelled due to Expo Project Linus w/Eileen: Distribution increasing again MiniMod Blocks w/Marian: #minimodswap. Upcoming Zoom sewing session to make something with the blocks. If […]

A Berry Good Idea!

Summer is here and it’s time for shorts, sunscreen and STRAWBERRIES!!! This time of year offers many wonderful things, but one of my favorites has to be fresh picked strawberries. I think they might also be one of Marian Stimson’s favorites too, because she sent me a link to a berry fun pattern! It’s a quilt designed by Elizabeth Hartman and the pattern can be downloaded for free on the Robert Kaufman site here. The […]

Ch-ch-chaaaaaain, Chain of…

For the June meeting, our Block Lotto block will be the fun and dynamic Chain Link Block. The block comes together pretty quickly, and can efficiently chain pieced! We will be using up our remaining stash of Bella Solid Off White and Quotation Mark Plus – Ink which we have used in our previous two block lottos. This is a big block and it will finish at 14″ x 14″. The instructions this month come […]

MAY(be) try FPP!

First off, my pun game is sad. We miss Dustin! He will be back with the Block Lotto cleverness for June’s block. For now we are stuck with me, and MAY(be) try FPP! Pattern: https://weallsew.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/04/Simple-Star-Paper-Piecing-Pattern.pdf Print four to make one 10″ block. Yes, you will need to sew them together for each Block Lotto entry! [Credit: Pattern is from this Bernina tutorial on We All Sew.] Leave the paper in! FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING SUPPLIES Paper & Printer: Print patterns and […]

April 2021 Meeting Recap

New Members! Welcome, Misty, Betty, Becky, and Jeri Join Facebook Group: Find Madison Modern Quilt Guild AND answer the questions. Weekly Sew Night every Friday Night 6pm until whenever. May Meeting: Sarah Ruiz: Inspiration & Design (@Saroy on Instagram) June: Brian from GSAFE: 2021 Quilt Auction Fundraiser and about GSAFE; Tara will show and discuss sewing with rainbows. Send Tara photos of rainbow quilts for a slideshow! July: Dustin Struckmeyer: Sewing with prints & colors […]

March 2021 Meeting Recap

Be Sewcial! Friday Night Sewing is still every week, hosted by Mad Mod Member Emily F. 6pm-whenever. Zoom link is on Facebook and never changes. All sewists are welcome. Berene Campbell spoke to the group all the way from Canada about the Mini-Mod Block Swap (Organized by Brianna & Marian). Please check Berene out at @happysewlucky on Instagram and her website happysewlucky.com. More info from Brianna and Marian: E-mail with details will go out 13-Mar, […]

This is a BIG PLUS!

Hello Quilters! It’s spring, and I think we need something fresh, bright and bold! I was inspired by a few quilts I saw online and decided to draft this up. For this block (and the next two), we will be using two required fabrics. The first is Bella Solids Off White, and the second is Moda Quotation Plus in Ink. Both of these are available from Blue Bar Quilts. I’m not going to tell you […]

Inside and Out!

Greetings from inside! That’s kind of odd to say because I never really post these things when I’m outside, but for those of us here in Wisconsin outside isn’t really even an option right now! THIS is quilt weather folks, and I for one have been under one or had one really close by for about a week now. The block lotto for this month is one I am calling Inside and Out. I was […]