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, […]

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 […]

It’s BL-OCTOBER Lotto!

Hi Friends! Thanks for hanging with me during these strangest of days. I have put together a block lotto for October! Included is an instruction sheet for what I hope is a fast fun block for you. Additionally, please get scrappy with this one. As the sheet explains, I chose the size to help you use up any jelly roll leftovers along with other things in your stash. Once you have made your block or […]

I can’t wait for May!

April showers, bring May flowers, but I live in Wisconsin, so I’ll be blunt. I need flowers and I want them now! Spring is such a wonderful season, and although our winter wasn’t too bad, I’m happy to have a little more sun at the end of my day, a lighter jacket and what I hope will soon be tulips and daffodils poking out of my flower beds. This hope and day dreams of the […]

March Mod-ness!

I love the many ways that creativity and inspiration develop. I rarely find it to be a singular, thunder-bolt moment, but more like an entire front of weather; a shift in atmosphere, a change in the sky, the temperature moves , thunder claps or just there is just a little rain, and then we find ourselves on the other side, somewhere new. Sometimes you just look at things a little differently and sometimes you’re Dorothy, […]

Announcing the New Officers

Democracy is alive and well in our MadMod community. During our November 14th meeting we voted in our new officers. Please welcome the following individuals: President: Tara Curtis Vice President: Tiffany Grayson Treasurer: Valerie Mau Secretary: Elaine Morrison Web content: Bridget Vian Event Chair: Brianna Stapleton Welch Event Planner: Tracy Rucka Thank you everyone for volunteering to make our community fun and engaging.

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 […]

Get a Grip!!!

Pot holders…an essential tool for any cook, but sometimes not the loveliest thing in our kitchen. Sauces splatter, pies go over and sometimes more than the toast gets burned. With the holidays approaching, I thought it would be fun to make something practical to use for the next holiday feast, or a fun last minute hostess gift and then SWAP with another member of the guild. Your pot holders can be themed for the holidays, […]