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 […]

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 […]

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

March 2019 block lotto – bright straight strings

This month for block lotto we’re going a little more free-form. I want you to take all the brightly colored fabrics from your string stash that are 8.5″ or longer and sew them together into squares. You see a lot of string blocks sewn on the diagonal, but let’s do these on the square, and not wonky but nicely trimmed into straight strips. Combine skinny strips and chubby strips, lots or just a few, however […]

January 2019 Meeting Recap

(December 2018 was the MMQG Extravagant fundraiser, so we were having too much fun to take notes. Thank you to Brianna Stapleton Welch for the Jan recap and to Trudy Brule for the photos!) Welcome to a new year of sewing, quilting, and building community! There were 52 members and 4 guests at the January meeting. Announcements Feb 2019 Meeting: Cheryl Schenck will present 101 Sewing and Quilting Tips and Tricks. Whether you’re new to […]

February block lotto – whirlwind

The block lotto for our February 14, 2019 meeting will be a whirlwind block. And the best part of this tutorial? It makes 2 blocks! So there isn’t really a background, because that fabric becomes the feature in the second block. Just pick two that work together 🙂 Use this tutorial from SewCanShe for the whirlwind block that will finish 12″ (12.5″ unfinished). And since Pantone just announced that the color of the year for […]