Sunday, September 17, 2017

Modern Quilt Guild Members Needed


Call For Participants 

We are forming a group of quilters to work on The Modern Quilt Guild (National) Charity Quilt Challenge entitled Modern Traditionalism Quilter’s are required to be individual members of MGQ (National) and also existing or new members of Long Island Modern Quilt Guild (LIMQG) 

As this is a charity quilt we are also looking for suggestions for charity organization right in our backyard to help make a difference. Please email me any charities for consideration - nycmulea@me.com 

Time is of the essence as we have to submit participants names to The MQG by September 20th, which is before our monthly meeting at the end of September. 

If you are interested in participating in the group effort please email : contactlimqg@gmail.com. 

Those that responded to the first call are on my list. 

Best, 

Mario J. Mulea 

V.P. LIMQG 

LIMQG P.O. Box 184 Northport NY 11768

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Long Island MQG 2017-18 Opening Meeting

Kim's Rainbow Mini Challenge Quilt


First Meeting of the New Year

Please join us for our first meeting of the new year on September 27, 2017 @ 7:30 PM. We will meet in the same location as last year: The Art League of Long Island located @ 107 E Deer Park Rd, Dix Hills, NY 11746.

We welcome new and returning members!

You can click on the Membership link below to get a copy of the current membership registration form.


MEMBERSHIP FORM PDF


Yearly dues are $50.00 which covers 10 meetings from September 2017 to June 2018.
We have planned a few guest speakers and challenges along with a few surprises.


Checks and application can be brought to the next meeting (on September 27, 2017) or mailed to:

Long Island MQG
PO Box 184
Northport, NY 11768

Long Island Modern By-Laws

At the first meeting we will discuss the changes that we have made to our  By-Laws.  Please click on the link below to review them in advance.

Long Island MQG By-Laws 9_2017


After the discussion of the changes in the by-laws, current members in good standing will vote on the acceptance of the changes.


Copies will be available at the meeting for your review as well.



National Modern Quilt Guild Challenge


We are forming a group of quilters to work on The Modern Quilt Guild (National) Charity Quilt Challenge entitled:

Modern Traditionalism

Quilter’s are required to be individual members of MGQ (National) and also
existing or new members of Long Island Modern Quilt Guild (LIMQG).
As this is a charity quilt we are also looking for suggestions for charity
organization right in our backyard to help make a difference. Please email Mario any charities for consideration -nycmulea@me.com

Time is of the essence as we have to submit participants names to The
MQG by September 20th, which is before our monthly meeting at the end
of September.

If you are interested in participating in the group effort please email :
contactlimqg@gmail.com.

Those that have already responded to the first call are on the list participants.


RAINBOW MINI QUILT CHALLENGE SWAP

At September's meeting we will swap our Rainbow Mini Quilts with our 'secret quilter".  
If you are a new member and would like to take part in the challenge please bring your mini quilt to swap as well!

Here are the Mini Quilt Guidelines:

  • Size:  no bigger than 16"x16"
  • Three layers: piece quilt front, batting and backing
  • Use all colors of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet (ROYGBIV)


Partners will be revealed when we exchange Mini's at the September meeting!

Check out some of the quilts that the Austin MQG made for each other when they participated in a rainbow swap!




As always....Stay Calm and Quilt on !!





Thursday, August 24, 2017

Charitable Event News:

A local group of sewers are getting together for a sewing event at the Knights of Columbus hall in East Northport.  See the details below:







Come Sew with Us! Charitable Event! All Welcome!
 
Tuesday, August 29th    6:00-9:00 pm
K of C Hall   East Northport
 
We will be making dresses and dolls to be donated to underprivileged girls in all parts of the world.  Visit the website:http://dressagirlaroundtheworld.com
 
 
Instructions, materials, irons, and ironing boards will be provided. Please bring your sewing machine, scissors and/or pinking shears. Sewers, cutters, ironers and happy people who are willing to learn and give their time are needed.
If you would rather sew at home, stop by to see how the dresses are made. Then, pick up a kit that includes instructions and everything you need to make a dress or two.
 
 
Please call ahead:
Agatha (631) 499 7138     or     Sue (631) 617 2111
BRING A FRIEND!     NO CHARGE!
Coffee and cookies will be served.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Denyse Schimidt Improve Lecture and Workshop

Denyse Schmidt Workshop 


Denyse Schmidt came to the Long Island MGQ on July 16th to give a lecture, trunk show and a workshop!
 It was an amazing day to learn from a quilting legend!

Denyse taught her Pure Improv workshop to 20 students that came from as far as Canada to participate! 

It was an amazing day had by all. Denyse has encouraged all of us to step outside of our comfort zone and to be free -- all while working within certain constructs of design and color. If you have a completed project to share, please make sure to share it on FB, or Instagram and tag Denyse and #LIMQG with your finished quilts!


























Sunday, August 13, 2017

Rainbow Mini Quilt Challenge







RAINBOW MINI QUILT CHALLENGE SWAP

Make a mini quilt for the person whose name you picked from the grab bag at  June 2017. 

Mini Quilt Guidelines:

  • Size:  no bigger than 16"x16"
  • Three layers: piece quilt front, batting and backing
  • Use all colors of the rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet (ROYGBIV)
Search for your mini secret modern quilter on Instagram to get a feel for the types of quilts they like and to get inspiration!

BUT remember to keep who you are making it for a secret

Partners will be revealed when we exchange minis at the September meeting!

Check out some of the quilts that the Austin MQG made for each other when they participated in a rainbow swap!





Post your progress on Instagram!  Use hashtags #LIMQG and #LIMQGRainbowSwap 

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!