March 2016 Meeting Recap

The Madison Modern Quilt Guild met on March 10th for general business, sew and tell and a special presentation by guild member Jen Falkowski.

General Announcements

Charity Coordinator

  • The guild is looking for a person (or team of people) to head up our charity efforts in 2016.
  • If this is something you are interested in please consider volunteering!
  • There are only 6 quilts remaining from Linda’s charity efforts, please consider quilting and binding one of these quilts.

Treasure’s Report by Gael Boyd

Currently the guild has 52 due paying members and an account balance of $1223.81

All About Dying with Indigo by Jen Falkowski

  • Jen led and engaging and informative presentation in the amazing process of dying with Indigo.
  • She presented on the process of dying, the shibori or pattern making, and her teaching of the technique.
  • Jen also had her wares for sale after the meetings. Thank you Jen for presenting to the group!! Check out her website:

Jen Falkowski Indigo dyeing

“Sew” & Tell

Linda – Linda is cleaning out her sewing studio! She showed 15 (!!!) quilt tops being donated to RSVP (retired senior volunteer program) in a variety of color ways including pinks and black and white fabrics.

Rebecca – A modern quilt featuring a center block of pink strips with negative space in yellow.

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Natalie – Two improve quilt tops inspired by an improvisational technique by Sherry Lynn Wood, check out the Facebook page “The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters” where Natalie will be co-leading the March and April Patchwork Doodle part of the 2016 sew along. SONY DSC

Wendy and Trina – Trina showed her Field Study Tote a pattern by Betz White which will be one of three project @ the Modern Stitching Affair this fall. The other projects are a embroidery sampler by Ann Sandler of the Stitch Supply Co and Cristy Fincher will be teaching her Pieclique technique. Trina also showed a ½ jelly roll quilt (pattern by Missouri Star quilt company) that is the most recent completion of her #sewyourstash efforts.

Modern Stitching Affair

Lori – A star quilt for her husband in blues

Trish – Trish was a pattern tested for Sam Hunter “The Big Star Diamond” pattern. Her quilt features fabrics in teals, browns and greys. Trish also showed a postcard for the latest Project Quilt theme “Need a vacation”. Her mini quilt/postcard was inspired by the book “The 29 Balloons”.

Sue – A wall hanging quilt using the Sam Hunter pattern “Birch Bark” in batik fabrics.

Catherine – A bag she made during a Betz White Seneca Creek “Sew-A-Long”. The bag features two zippers!Madison Modern Quilt Guild

Trudy – Trudy finished one of Linda’s quilts featuring a white background and small squares in blues and green. She also showed a mini-quilt featuring a flower that used some of Jen’s dyed fabric.

Joan – A quilt top featuring inset squares and using two charm packs of Batiks from Amy’s destash.Madison Modern Quilt Guild

Lori – Finished Fancy Forest Quilt featuring woodland animals (pattern by Elizabeth Hartman) which received an honorable mention at the Sun Prarie Quilt Show. Congrats Lori!Madison Modern Quilt Guild

Amy – A small bag for a hospital bed remote from visiting her sister and a world’s smallest rotary cutter!Madison Modern Quilt Guild

Krissy – An alphabet/animal applique quilt (quilting by Gael) which won 1st place in the juvenile category at the Sun Prairie Quilt Show. Congrats Krissy and Gael!Madison Modern Quilt Guild

Amy – A starry night quilt in blues, blacks, teals and yellow of her own original design. The quilt was inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night and is a variation on the friendship star.

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Jon – A “Hunky” quilt for his husband ☺. A full sized Dresden neighborhood quilt in a bright color pallet with silk fabric.

Valorie – Cardinal Christmas quilt and a ‘bricks and mortar’ quilt in yellows, greens and reds.


If you’re interested in attending a Madison Modern Quilt Guild Meeting we meet the second Thursday of the month, 6:30pm @ Hyvee on Whitney Way | Madison, WI.  Hope to see you there and as always, bring your show and tell!