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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 […]
(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 […]
Sign-up for the February meeting is live. Click here. “100 Tips and Tricks” by Cheryl Schenck You’re sure to pick up some great information in this fast- paced, fun lecture! From picking out fabric to burying thread ends, Cheryl will cover a wide range of subjects.
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 […]
WE ARE $EW WORTH IT This lively program has lots of examples to help you understand the value of quilts and also your worth as a quilter. I discuss the fantastic tools Sam Hunter has developed with her We Are $ew Worth It campaign, but also what to expect when getting a quilt appraised professionally, and the importance of documenting your quilts to leave a legacy. Presented by Trisha Frankland Sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A48AAA82FA4F49-january
At the December meeting extravaganza we decided to extend the block lotto for another month. That means you still have a little time to try out the Vector block! Check out all the details on the Dec block lotto post – the only thing that has changed is the deadline date, which is now the January 10, 2019 meeting. See you then!