Make Art, Build Community, Sew Together!

Hello Mad Mod! Some exciting opportunities are arranged for us to sew together and build our community in the New Year. Tracy has set up sew days at Blue Bar Quilts, Quintessential Quilts Madison East, and Electric Needle. Sign up using the links below. A valid email is required to sign up. When you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email. Inside this email is a link in case you need to change or […]

November 2018 Meeting Recap

November 2018 Meeting notes We hope that the change in weather has given you the opportunity to do some sewing in front of the fireplace with a warm beverage at your side. Our November meeting included 43 current members and 2 guests. We love seeing familiar faces and welcoming new ones to our community. Announcements: ~Gael and Dayna enjoyed the Market and Gael updated us on some of the great finds she will be bringing […]

December Block lotto – Vector planes

This month I’m using a less complex paper-pieced pattern that can be found on the Modern Quilt Guild website – you’ll need to log in as a member to access the Vector pattern found here. (If you have problems with national site login, contact treasurer Catherine Van Hove) While you’re on the MQG site, poke around a little bit: There are some amazing resources on the national site, and you’ve already paid for access to them! […]

MMQG Special Session on Space Concerns

Hello MMQG! Fact: Membership is growing by leaps and bounds because you’re all so fun and talented! We currently have 89 members and our meeting room at Blue Bar Quilts accommodates 59.  WOW! To address our growing membership and current space constraints, all members were invited to attend a workshop on October 25. Member Wendy Franczak and her coworker Jill List lead the group through a consensus workshop attended by 17 of our 89 members. Some data: […]

October 2018 Meeting Recap

HAPPY FALL EVERYONE!!   For those of you that participate in the Halloween festivities, we hope you are all geared up for face painting, crazy costumes and LOTS of sugar. Here is the recap of the October 2018 Meeting: We were surrounded by 42 friends, with 2 guests in attendance.  Eileen was the winner of our wonderful Halloween Theme block lotto.  We can’t wait to see what she makes with all the wonderful blocks.  Next […]

November block lotto – chickens

You don’t think I’m just forcing you to make blocks I love, do you??!? Because this month we’re all going to make CHICKENS!! I saw this block posted on Quilty Love and I kinda lost my mind. I knew it would be so much fun in a mix of styles and fabrics.   Here’s the tutorial to use for the blocks. It’s not a square – it ends up 7″ x 8″ unfinished. Low-volume fabric (print or solid, […]

October block lotto – Halloween

It was recommended that since this will be our October 11 meeting, perhaps the next block lotto theme should be Halloween. And who am I to deny your use of happy skulls? Well, I won’t! Make any block, in any colors. Just so long as it feels like Halloween, and it it’s a 12″ block (12.5″ unfinished). Show me your best spooky! For every block you bring, you’ll get one entry to win the whole lot […]

MMQG Special Meeting Called

We LOVE meeting at Blue Bar Quilts however we are really close to being over capacity and breaking fire code. Membership needs to come together and find a solution. There are many options available to us with many pros and cons. Some options could include staying at BBQ but requiring RSVPs to attend monthly meetings OR renting a larger space elsewhere. To address this issue we are holding a special meeting Thursday, October 25, 6 […]

August 2018 Meeting Recap

Hey Gang! Our beloved secretary Dana was absent this month but we still have some highlights for you. Lorraine Torrence talked to us about Design Essentials.  Lorraine taught us that color gets all the credit but value does all the work. If you want to learn more about design essentials Lorraine hosts classes locally that come highly recommended and you can buy her book.  Visit her website for more information. Like always we had a robust FREEBIE […]