July Meeting Recap

Reports/Announcements

H*art Gallery Outreach Project

Our next day to sew at the H*art Gallery is Thursday, July 23. Our team visited the gallery, worked with the clients, and left them with a couple of quilts. H*art's Executive Director and Founder Ellen Heavilon sent the following email to Denise:

Thank you again for these beautiful quilts! We feel so Blessed to have the support of the Modern Quilter's Guild. I think yesterday's project was well received and Jennifer (one of our new artists) said she enjoyed it. She was hesitant at first because she hadn't done it before. Once she started she felt right at home. Thank you for that.

And thank you to our ladies who volunteered their time and energy that day!

Putting It Into Practice Quilt Show, December 12

By popular demand we will have our own quilt show of anything you have made or will make this year based on our series "Putting It Into Practice" where we designed modern quilts using L-Blocks, Quarter Square triangles, and Drunkard's Path blocks. You can find the directions in our blog side bar under the January, February and March Archives. Bring your quilts to our December 2015 meeting and we will hang them—no sleeves are required. we originally requested that they be 36" square but for this event any size will be okay.

Second Annual Community Quilt Show: A 4-Patch Celebration

Sandi is organizing this themed event happening at Hamilton Place Mall from August 30 until September 27 in support of AQS QuiltWeek. Quilts will use a form or variation of the 4-patch quilt block. Originality is encouraged. The show is a fundraiser for The Next Door. Fun stuff includes a Viewer's Choice award and substantial prizes.

Hurry! The deadline of August 1 is fast approaching. For all the information including size guidelines, entry form and general rules, follow these links.

Suggest a Speaker for ChattMQG

We are interested in having a nationally known quilter come to Chattanooga to offer a trunk show and workshop for us. These teachers are usually booked well in advance but we might be an attractive venue for someone who is scheduled for an event in a nearby major city. Think about it and let us know your ideas.

Quilt Week Show at Bessie Smith Hall

Karen has requested large quilts for this venue. Labels need to include the quilt name, maker's name, and contact information.

July Program: MQG Member Charity Challenge

Our Guild has entered the MQG Member Charity Challenge. Pam talked to us about the challenge and gave us handouts showing the accepted colors that can be used for the quilt. Basically, we design and make a quilt together and send it to Pasadena (QuiltCon West 2016) for display. They send it back and we select a recipient.

The color palette includes white, off-white, sunflower, tomato red, light teal, grey and black. Prints are allowed. The method of design and construction will be Improv With Intent. If you missed our meeting and Pam's handout you can log in to the MQS site and find the information there. 

  1. Login to themodernquiltguild.com with your own member email address and password.
  2. On the navigation header, look for About > Charity > Current Projects > QuiltCon 2016 Member Charity Challenge and read all about it.
  3. While on the website, also go to Events > Webinars Past > Improv With Intention by Cheryl Arkinson 07/30/2014 and watch the video to learn about the method.

The deadline for our quilt is February 3, 2016.

Our August Program will be Straight Line Quilting.

Congratulations to the eight AQS Semifinalists from ChattMQG!

Each of them has at least one quilt accepted for this year's show: Veronica Hofman-Ortega, Mary Ramsey Keasler, Melissa Klingensmith, Jean Larson, Vista Scruggs Mahan, Nancy Packard, Karen Sperry and Patricia Steadman.

Show and Tell