June Meeting Recap

The Madison Modern Quilt Guild met on June 11th for another month of sewing and fellowship.

Here are some of the highlights:

The Sewing Machine Project 

We enjoyed a inspiring and heartfelt presentation from Margaret Jankowski, Founder/Director of the Sewing Machine Project.

She shared inspiring stories of her organizations’ serendipitous beginnings and of compassion, connection and healing through sewing.

Click the logo for more information and to volunteer!


Upcoming Events 

  • July Sew Day Saturday July 18th from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm at Millhouse Quilts in Waunkee, WI
  • August Sew Day Saturday August 15th from 10:30 – 4:30 at Gayfeather Fabrics in Madison, WI
  • MMQG First Annual Sewing Retreat Friday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 25th at the Jones Mansion in Mineral Point, WI
  • Quilt Show at Alicia Ashman Library September – October 2015, stay tuned for details

Sew and Tell 

Trudy showing off her recent finishes. The butterfly quilt was a block lotto win and was free-motion quilted by Trudy herself.


Jennifer is teaching a series of workshops on Indigo and Shibori dying. Want to make some of this beautiful fabric yourself? Visit her website!


Pat’s recent charity finishes. Look at that quilting! Perfectly matched to the superhero theme of the quilt.


Pat showing a panel quilt, a log cabin quilt and a modern star quilt. The panel quilt shows a star being released and is dedicated to her kitty who passed away in May.


Cindi showing off a Mardi Grad quilt (with a fireman backing!) and a quilt for her grandson. The dolphin quilt features photos of her grandson’s parents snorkeling on their honeymoon – what a treasure!


Cheryl is a certified tuffet instructor! To make your very own tuffet take a class from Cheryl. Visit her website for more details!


Dayna showing off her project quilting finish. This month’s project featured a specific color and a monkey wrench block. To learn more about Project Quilting and the current season of challenges visit the website!

The always informative Trish, showing the group her “Calico Jack” quilt and first Project Quilting finish.


Kris has finished a halloween quilt top! She fussy cut a Halloween fabric panel to make the centers for her blocks.



Paper Piecing Demo 

The meeting wrapped with a paper piecing demo by Trina. Put your new knowledge to good use by making our July block lotto. Stay tuned for details!

Stuck?!? Here are some additional paper piecing resources

Video – Paper Piecing Tutorial by Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane

Craftsy Class – Start Foundation Paper Piecing with Elizabeth Dackson

See you next month!