The November Meeting, Part 1

Hello Gals,

We filled the class room at Sew Bee It Saturday and had a great morning talking all things Modern Quilts!

Sandi found a new resource for Modern Quilters--

http://modernquilts.mqumag.com/

--to check out on the web.

And Debra let us know that TVQA will be hosting a Modern Quilting workshop at their spring symposium.  Check with her if you would like some more details.

Pam presented our first Chatt MQG block challenge.  If you look at the center of the logo--it is a modern quilt block.  Here is Pam's version in fabric, 10 1/2" by 10 1/2"--

Pam's challenge is to create your own version of a modern quilt block.  She supplied each member of the guild with a package of fabrics and the guidelines to complete your block.

I love the question marks where the block would be!!

While the official logo for the group will not change, we are looking forward to changing out the "block" from time to time and using the blocks to make our guild banner.

If you were not able to join us yesterday, check with a friend--I know several packs were picked for for gals or let us know and we will get one to you!

Have fun and have a block ready for our January 12, 2013!

And in her spare time, she designed a postcard to get the word out about the guild--

 Thanks for all the great designing Pam!!!

And Debra has been busy as well.  She has digitized our logo and will have embroidery discs and embroideries available for us.  My notes are a little sketchy on this part, so as soon as she has more details, I will pass them on!

Our next meeting is December 8 and it is going to be a special day.  The Modern Quilts will be hung and Sew Bee It will be opening the doors!  We did have a few quilts already turned over to Martha and some are even hung Saturday afternoon.  Remember November 27th is the day to have your Modern Quilt to the shop, along with your statement of what modern quilting means to you.  When you drop them off, be sure to have your name and quilt name included on the list of quilts at the shop.  I will send out the list of gals bringing food by email and a big thanks to everyone for being so generous!  Especially at this busy time of year!

For the January program, Sandi will be presenting an overview of the first four chapters of the "Quilting Modern" book.  This is essentially a "Modern Quilting" toolbox of sorts.  It will be a good recap for those experienced quilters and a great catch up for any newer quilters.

Catherine presented the program for November.  She showed us some great Christmas fabric ornaments that can be as easy or ornate as you want to make them!

They can be as intricate as stitching multiples together for a fuller look, stitching the edges or simply pinking them, using ribbon, rick rack to hang and all kinds of shining, glittery things can by glued down on top!  I think I am going to have to make some gift tags with fabric on one side and card stock on the back--too fun!

I will email out the master shapes Catherine brought with her or make your own!

I will follow up with part 2 in the next couple of days--there was some great show and tell to share!!

Ava