Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April Meeting

APRIL 19, 2017


At this months meeting we will be holding an open sew night.  Please bring you sewing machines and basic sewing supplies

We have a few people brining in irons, ironing board, cutting mat, ruler, extension cords and rotary cutters.

At this meeting we will also be having a demonstration on threading drawing/painting. 



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

March Meeting Recap





SEW AND SHARE


                     WE HAVE A SEWLEBERITY IN THE HOUSE!

    Kim brought in her ribbons that she had won at QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah, Georgia.
She won 1st place in the Improvisation category as well as People's Choice Award!  Well Done!!
                    


Judy brought in her latest finish for Show and Share! What a great two color quilt, the quilting is awesome as well.




Judy also brought in her block that she made from Delilah Quilt template of the month program.  

Maureen is having fun sewing mermaid blocks!

Karen shared her latest adventure in machine quilting!  Experimenting with her long arm quilting machine and rulers!!



TUTORIAL TIME


LORRAINE WAS OUR TUTOR FOR MARCH!  She demonstrated the techniques involved in creating an Interleave Mini Quilt!  We brought all of our supplies to start the project. We had some homework to do to help get us going.  I forgot to sew down one side of the "fabric tube" and was quickly trying to hand sew a seam.  We are going to finish up the quilts at home and bring them to the May Meeting!  Looking forward to seeing some finished quilts in May!!   



Raffle Prizes

We had a lot of raffles at this meeting!  Take a look at a few of the prizes!




Next Meeting: April 19

We are planning on having a sew-in for April's meeting, as well as Sew and Share and Raffles. Also Karen will be demonstrating thread drawing and painting.
 We will be talking about the up coming meetings and the exciting things that the board has been planning for over the summer!
Please bring in the quilt tops that we made for our Medallion challenge to work on or a UFO you would like work on.  One of the great things about our guild is the sharing of ideas and projects that happens when we all get together.
I will be emailing a link to the current members to a Google Document where you can sign up for items to bring to the meeting, so that we do not all bring irons and no ironing surfaces!!!!

See ya soon!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FEBRUARY MEETING RECAP

FEBRUARY Meeting Recap








We started off the meeting with Show and Share:
Maureen has been very busy with Tula Pink's 100 block challenge.  She plans on quilting each long section, one at a time.  When quilting is complete, she will join the three sections together.  A "quilt-as-you-go" project. Looking forward to seeing this quilt finished!











Here a few other Show and Shares:

Amy's Purl Soho quilt with Liberty fabrics.

Mario e-quilter blocks; paper and fabric versions





ROUND ROBIN MEDALLION REVEAL

  After several rounds of adding 10", 8", 6" then a final 4" borders the challenge Medallion quilts were revealed.  They are amazing!  The creativity and originality that went into the design of these borders was fantastic.  We have a very talented group of quilters!  If you would like to see what the original block looked like check out June 2016 blog by clicking here:  Medallion Blocks

















 MARIO AND Electric Quilt 7


Mario was kind enough to demonstrate Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) quilt design software program. This program is used to design blocks, borders, sashings and quilts.  It contains lots of tools for you to become a successful designer.  The EQ7 contains libraries filled with fabrics that you can use to create blocks and quilts using currnt fabric to give you and idea of what the block will actually look like when sewn together. The possibilities are endless.  Check out the EQ7 website for more info: electricquilt.com and this blog: doyoueq.com



March Meeting:

Tutorial on the Interleave quilt by Lorraine.


For the mini quilt, you will need 4 pieces of fabric measuring 9.5" x 18 each, a fat quarter for backing and material for binding.

Prep Work @ Home:
Please place the Dark and Light Fabric pieces right sides together and sew a seam down both of 18" edges to form a tube (leave the short edges open). Do the same for the medium fabric pieces.



Supplies to bring: Fabric that you sewn, scissors, rotary cutter, cutting mat, 24" long ruler, fat quarter for the backing, marking pencil/pen, pins, small pieces of paper for numbering.
There will be a $ 5 fee for batting and grid fabric that Lorraine will supply


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

January Meeting Recap


Holiday Party Fun!

We had a wonderful time at our holiday party, lots of good food and conversation.  The best part of the evening was the exchange of tips/tricks/tools.
There were a few people who love the Bloc_loc ruler used to square up half square triangles accurately.
Amy loves her new Oliso Pro Iron:
















Mario gave some great ideas on how to thread your sewing machine so as not to have your thread tangled.




Judy demonstrated her favorite way to add binding to a quilt.
Karen talked about scrapbooking quilts that she has made through the years.



SHOW AND SHARE










MADE GIFTS

Several members chose to exchange "made" gifts.  These were wonderful...check out some of the gifts:













FEBRUARY 15TH MEETING:

Theme: Designing your own quilts
Demonstration: Mario will show how to design a quilt using the EQ7 program
Swap: Final round of the medallion swap
Challenge: Generation Q design challenge (in groups)
Show and Share