Wednesday, July 5, 2017

June Recap

The last meeting of the year was a fun celebration with guest speaker Jessica Levitt in the house! Members brought lots of tasty treats to share and we had a fantastic end of the year raffle prize - a $25 gift card to Hawthorne Threads!


SHOW AND SHARE
We kicked off the evening with show and tell, and the quilts did not disappoint.

Irene shared this large scale modern design, which can be double sided, since she used scraps from the front to piece the back. All made from her stash -- well done Irene!

 




















Lorna shared her completed Interleave 

and so did Mario

Judy shared a few more blocks from her Delilah Quilt

and a gorgeous Alison Glass finished quilt!

Maureen shared her hexi project

And Colleen showed us the finished quilt that she started at LIMQG's sew-in night

New guest Michelle shared a Star Wars inspired quilt that she is making for her husband. She promised to share her progress when we meet again in September!

Madelyn shared her Interleave quilt, too.


GUEST SPEAKER: JESSICA LEVITT

Next up, Jess spoke to us about her journey as a quilt designer, fabric designer, book author and teacher.

Many of the quilts that she shared were made with her own fabric lines and were featured projects in her book, like this King sized beauty!

Here are some more lovely quilts she shared as part of her trunk show:

























We ended the night with Janet winning the big prize from the raffle. But we didn't get a picture because we ran over time! 

We hope everyone enjoyed this year with LIMQG and we look forward to seeing everyone back again in September! We are excited to continue to build this community of modern quilters and bring you fresh and exciting content in the next year!  We'll be back with more news to share in another post to fill you in on all of the exciting new things we have going on with the guild over the summer and for next year! Stay tuned!




Have a great summer and we'll see some of you at the Denyse Schmidt workshop on July 16! 


UP COMING EVENTS

  • June 21-Sept 4: Row By Row Experience
    • Visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling to the stores. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows! Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2017 rows from 8 different 2017 participating RxR shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!)./

  • September 16: Quilters Take Manhattan
    • Click here for details: QTM
  • September 27: First Meeting of 2017-18 LIMQG 
    • please note that this is the fouth Wed...LI Art League will not be open on September 20, 2017


Have an event that you want a shout out for, just email contactlimqg@gmail.com and we can put on the list of Up Coming Events!




Have a great summer and we'll see some of you at the Denyse Schmidt workshop in July! 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Upcoming JUNE MEETING: June 21, 2017


Jessica Levitt: Guest Speaker and Trunk Show


Jessica will join LIMQG at our June 21 meeting. She will give a lecture on her quilt style and inspirations as well as speak about her career as a fabric and pattern designer.  She will bring several quilts for a Trunk Show.
Take a look at a few of Jessica's fabric lines for Windham Fabrics by clicking on the links below.




(There will be a $5.00 lecture fee for this meeting for all members.)


RAFFLE PRIZES

We have great raffles prizes for you to win at the June meeting....a gift certificate to Hawthorne Threads  and other great prizes!  


Denyse Schmidt Improvisational Workshop

SOLD OUT!  

  • Date:  July 16, 2017
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Knights of Columbus @ Hewitt Square # A, East Northport, NY 11731
  • Fee:  $150.00
  • Refreshments:  Catered lunch will be provided along with snacks and soft beverages

We are now taking names for a wait list. If you are interested in this event, please contact send an email to:


Quilt Medallion

Please bring in your Medallion quilt tops to donate to NJ quilt guild if you haven't done so yet.



Upcoming Events

  • June 21: Monthly meeting featuring Jessica Levitt: @jtlevitt
    • Jessica is a fabric & pattern designer as well as an author. Lecture and Trunk Show.  Cost is $ 5 per member

  • June 21: Row By Row Experience
    • Visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling to the stores. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows! Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2017 rows from 8 different 2017 participating RxR shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!).

  • September 16: Quilters Take Manhattan
    • Click here for details: QTM


Have an event that you want a shout out for, just email contactlimqg@gmail.com and we can put on the list of Up Coming Events!




Sunday, May 28, 2017

MAY MEETING RECAP

Election Results

LIMQG held elections for two open board positions: Vice President and Treasurer. 


Congratulations to our new Vice President Mario Mulea and our new Treasurer  Amy Abrie.

We would like to thank Elise SansSouci for the dedication and hard work this past year as Treasurer!





 Award Winning Quilt 



LIMQG would like to congratulate Susan Cohen-Pessah for her NACQJ AWARD (National  Association of Certified Quilt Judges) she received for her quilt entitled PG-13 at the Smithtown Stitchers Quilt Show in April 2017.  Susan named her quilt PG-13 because she first saw someone wearing a purple and green color combination when she was 13 years old.


Interleave.....


Quite a few members brought in their Interleave mini quilt projects, in various stages of completion!








Thank you Lorraine for teaching us how to create an Interleave mini quilt!!



SHOW AND SHARE

Our newest member, Mary, showed a few of her latest projects:

 Maureen displayed a quilt project she made that was inspired by the Empire Quilt Quild's Jade and Coral challenge.

Julie was busy making beautifully embellished eye glass cases:



Susan put together a quilt top from "snippets" of fabric that Judy had given her.  Susan proved that small fragments of fabric can be put together to form larger quilt. Well done.

Lorraine put together blocks made from Cherrywoood hand dyed fabrics to make this beautiful quilt.

Improv With Intent... Kim Smith Soper

Kim Smith Soper of Leland Ave Studios, gave a lecture and demonstration on improvisational piecing with intention.  She describes what Improv with Intent is to her compared to just Improvisational Piecing. When you make a quilt using Improvisational piecing techniques, you have freedom. Freedom from rulers,  freedom from pattern and design. Freedom from expectations. You cut the fabric, sew it together and repeat until you create a quilt you like.
Making a quilt using Improv With Intent uses the same techniques as improv but the quilter maker has an image, idea or design in mind before piecing, cutting and sewing pieces together.
 Kim created her award winning quilt "Lincoln" from an image as her inspiration. She took the image and drew a grid over it.  The squares within this grid became her quilt blocks.  Then she chose her fabrics, cut them up, sewed them together to create the block. She did not use applique, paper piecing or patterns. Total Improv With Intent!

Check out Kim's blog obtain more info how she created Lincoln
http://www.lelandavestudios.com/2016/04/06/on-fear-and-creating/
Mini workshop
Kim handed out two images for us to chose from. The first image was the one she used to create Lincoln, the other was an image of Donald Trump.  She drew the grid on the images for us.  She instructed us to choose a block within the grid, choose  fabric, cut it up and "piece" together until it resembles the block you have chosen. Sounded easy enough...but it wasn't!  We were excited to tryout the technique.  






Upcoming Events


  • June 21: June Monthly Meeting featuring Jessica Levitt: instagram 
    • Jessica is a fabric & pattern designer as well as an author. Lecture and Trunk Show.  Cost is $ 5 per member
    • Bring in your Medallion Quilt tops to donated to NJ Quilt Guild
  • July 16: Denyse Schmidt Work Shop 
    • 3 Spots still available. email: contactlimqg@gmail.com to sign up
  • September 16: Quilters Take Manhattan
    • Click here for details: QTM