Sunday, April 8, 2018

April Meeting

April 18, 2108 Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday April 18 @ 7:30 PM at the Art Leauge of Long Island for our monthly meeting.
Our theme for this meeting is : Cool Tools & Tips

LIMQG UFO CHALLENGE

  • At this meeting we will be registering more projects for the LIMGQ UFO CHALLENGE.  So dig through your unfinished projects and bring them into the meeting to show & share and then register them for the challenge. We have quite a few quilt projects registered already.


The Nest Market in Northport




Cool Tools & Tips

  • members will demonstrate and give insight on their favorite tools

Show & Share

  • Bring in your latest finished or unfinished project
Guest Speaker For May
  • We will talk more about the guest lecturer that we have Booked for our May 16th meeting
  • Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio









Open Board Positions
  • We are going to be discussing the board positions that will be open 
  1. President
  2. Membership
  3. Secretary
  4. Programing
  5. Communications


Raffles:
  • Great raffle prize to be won! 


Hope to see in at our next meeting:  April 18, 2018

As always, please contact us at : contactlimqg@gmail.com


Friday, April 6, 2018

March Meeting ReCap









2108 LIMQG UFO CHALLENGE

We kicked off our March Meeting with entries for our 2018 UFO Challenge!  Wow!  Our members have lots of UFO's!  This challenge will encourage members to finish their projects by June so that they will be entered into a raffle for some great prizes.
Take a look at a few of the projects that were registered:




Karen
Nancy
Karen
Nancy

Nancy


Nancy
Nancy

Nancy


Julie
Julie



Madelyn

Colleen
Madelyn
Colleen


Amy


Amy
Amy


Amy

Amy

Lorraine
Amy


Julie
Carol
Julie
Janet


Janet
Lorraine
Lorraine
Lorraine
Karen


Lorraine
Madelyn
Janet

Janet





Member Spotlight:

English Paper Piecing with Janet

We did a little hand sewing with Janet. She demonstrated her technique of EPP with 1" paper hexagons.  She took 2 1/2" pieces of fabric and glued the fabric to 7 paper hexagons.  Then she sewed the hexagons together in a flower pattern.  Janet had a few suggestions on how to hand sew them together such as whip stitch or  ladder stitch. 



SHOW AND SHARE

Here are a few quilts and bags that were shared with our group:

 







May Guest Speaker Announced

We are pleased to announce  the guest speaker for our May 16th meeting:

 Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill of Whole Circle Studio.  

Please check out Sheri's website:




About Sheri:

Sheri is a designer, maker and self-taught modern quilter from New Haven, Connecticut.  She specializes in the design of custom modern quilts and patterns.  She founded Whole Circle Studio LLC in 2015 and since then she has published several quilt patterns, won awards at QuiltCon & Quilt Week Paducah  Her quilts have been featured at art centers and galleries across the country.

We are looking forward to meeting Sheri in person and listening to her lecture and seeing her wonderful quilts.  






















Friday, March 23, 2018

March Meeting Rescheduled

March meeting has been rescheduled to March 28, 2018


Art League of LI at 7:30pm

Please see  Meeting Info   tab to get a supply list for the EPP project!!. 
Don’t foget to bring your UFOs to the meeting so that you can register them for the Great UFO Challenge. 


Sunday, March 18, 2018

MARCH MEETING


CANCELLED:  March meeting due to inclement weather. 




The Great LI MQG UFO Challenge


Have you gathered up all your U.F.O.'s?  
Pick out the UFO projects that you need some encouragement to finish.
Follow these easy steps and your UFO project will be finished in no time:

  1. Bring your UFO's to our March meeting. 
  2. Find Amy and register them in the Great LIMQG UFO Challenge!
  3. Registration fee is $ 2.00 per project.
  4. Show and Share your UFO with the Guild.
  5. Take UFO home and finish
  6. Bring it in by our June meeting to earn a chance to win some awesome prizes.

You will receive tons of encouragement from your fellow Guild members to hurry up and finish your project!  The more you finish, the more chances you have to win!


See the details of the challenge below on the tab above labeled:  2018 LIMGQ UFO Challenge




Hands On Class:  English Paper Piecing (EPP) 

At our March Meeting, Janet will teach us her English Paper Piecing technique.  I have scanned and attached  a copy of Janet's supply list in the Meeting Info tab above:


Supply list:

  • Fabric- cotton or linen.  7 squares at least 2 1/2" 
  • Glue stick or Sewline fabric glue pen
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors or rotary cutter w/mat 
  • Small scissors
  • Small paper clips or clover clips
EPP templates will be distributed during the meeting.



Show & Share

Bring in your latest project or some UFO's to share.


Raffle & Door Prize

Great raffle prizes to win!! Raffles are $1 each or 6 for $5.














Sunday, March 4, 2018

February Meeting Recap

SHOW AND SHARE:

What fun we had at the last meeting!  So many Show and Shares proves that are members are very talented and loving the quilt making process.






























ANTIQUE QUILTS FROM 1800'S

Collen brought some very old quilts that she found in one of her relatives house.  These quilts were made by women in the middle of the 19th century, probably around 1845.  Thank you for sharing apart of quilt history! 

Circa 1845. Made by Harriet Osborn, aka Great Great Aunt Hat!






Victorian Crazy Quilt. Made By Aunt Lizzie Armour, before 1895



Member Spotlight

Suzi demonstrated how to make a pineapple block using Creative Grids Pineapple trim tool ruler.


 









Carol demonstrated the slide-and-insert technique that Jacquie Gering has used to make some of her quilts. Check out a pattern using this technique: Fresh Cut Quilt by J. Gering & K. Pedersen

 



Mario gave a talk about Grain Direction.  Mario states: Grain of fabric matters greatly when making a garment but is not always discussed when cutting fabric pieces for a quilt.

ORPHAN QUILT BLOCK EXCHANGE



We had such fun playing Yankee Swap with orphan quilt blocks. There was a bit of "stealing" that took place, but everyone went home with a block that they can create a project with!

LIMQG 2018 Challenge
Amy introduced our next challenge: Long Island Modern Quilt Unfinished Project (UFO) Challenge
This challenge will give you an incentive to finished those projects that have been lingering in your sewing space for ages...
Bring your UFO's to our next meeting.  Register the projects with Amy, ( $2.00 registration fee per UFO), show the guild your project, take it home finish it, and bring it in no later then June's guild meeting. For every UFO you finish, you get a chance to win a great prize!  The more projects you register and finish, the more chances you have to win.
For more information and complete set of Rules go to:

2018 UFO Challenge 


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