Meeting Minutes – January 2023

Welcome new members who are joining the guild in 2023! Dustin reminded continuing members to renew membership by the end of January. Your membership in Mad Mod Quilt Guild gets you access to National Modern Quilt Guild resources, too.  If you use Facebook, please go to the Mad Mod Quilt Guild Facebook Group to vote in a poll that Casey created to determine which logo merchandise options will be available for guild members to order. […]

With a Cherry On Top!

(The drawing for the Cherry Block Lotto will be at the February meeting on 2/09/2023) Life is just a bowl of cherries (or…. is it: life is just a chair of bowlies?)  February is National Cherry Month! February serves to remind us that cherries can be enjoyed at any time of the year, in all their forms. 🤤 So for Block Lotto this month: we will be enjoying cherries in the quilt block form.  Let’s use the […]

Meeting Minutes – November 2022

Project Linus is looking for storage space for their blankets, as well as a new Coordinator. They’re also looking for fleece Please contact Eileen at Coneflowercorner@gmail.com if you can help out! Mad Mod helped Blue Bar Quilts purchase a big screen TV for the classroom for hybrid meetings. The system is working really well so that we can be in person and virtual simultaneously. Our Program Coordinators have been busy planning lots of activities, both during and […]

Winter Is Coming! (Block Lotto for November & December 2022)

Winter is Coming! The Holidays are coming!  Does anyone else also have a relatively long list of things to make for loved ones in the next couple of months?  In addition to making a bunch of gifts, I’m committing to buying gifts from small/local businesses and/or businesses that are considerate of Mother Nature.  I love this time of year! For me, starting now until about December 18th, I will be very busy making gifts (holiday gifts and birthday […]

The Chicken Block is BAAAaaaack!! (October 2022 Block Lotto)

Back by popular demand, it’s: CHICKEN BLOCK LOTTO TIME! IMPORTANT TO NOTE! The UNFINISHED BLOCK is 7” x 8” (don’t be like Ellen and trim your unfinished block to 6.5” x 7.5” before reading this). Let’s HAVE FUN with this block:  for the body of the chicken: ANY FABRIC GOES!  background: low volume (white, cream, off white…) Beak: yellow or orange Reddish for the comb (you create the shape) Winner will be drawn at Mad Mod Quilt […]

Don’t stop be-LEAF-ing! October 2022 Block Lotto

Since we don’t have a MMQG meeting in September due to the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show, the next block lotto drawing will be at our October meeting on Thursday 10/13.   So here we are: fall is just around the corner. To honor and celebrate Fall 2022, this block lotto we are going to make a leaf block designed by Amy Smart – Diary of a Quilter (12” block!).  The colors for this block will be a […]

Meeting Minutes – July 2022

This month we had an all virtual meeting, but we will be returning to hybrid format for future meetings. Dustin reported that $150 was donated to the Modern Quilt Guild in memory of a local quilter. Modern Quilt Guild sent it to our chapter to use for a charitable purpose. After discussion at the June meeting, the funds have been allocated to paying for quilting for any quilts that will be donated to the GSAFE […]

ADDENDUM!: New Block/Link for: August 2022 Block Lotto: Monochromatic Pinwheels!

Monochromatic Light and Dark Pinwheel Blocks to be more specific! We are in the thick of Summer Fun! So for block lotto this month, I’ve decided on something that is quick and fun, so you can still participate in block lotto without spending too much time making your block(s). For these blocks, CONTRAST is the key. Choose two fabrics OF THE SAME COLOR: one light fabric and one dark fabric. This will create a nice […]

I’m seeing STARS (… and STRIPES)!

I generally don’t see myself as a super “patriotic” person.  And I know I am not alone when I express massive levels of stress regarding some current state of affairs.  … in a few weeks it will be 4th of July!  That makes me think of the American Flag.  So despite the mountain we need to climb in regards to many Human Rights and eliminating the NRA, the American Flag represents this country we live in, and there are […]

June: My Favorite Color (RAINBOW)

June is my favorite month! Not just because it is my birthday (June 17th! You can send me cards at 104 Elm… …. Haha, Just kidding!). June is my favorite month because the daylight is long, summer officially begins, …. And June is LGBTQ+ Awareness and Pride month, so that means: RAINBOWS! Rainbows Everywhere! (Rainbow Happy Dance!). In celebration of my favorite color (Rainbow), for June Block Lotto 2022 we will do a Rainbow Log […]