Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November Guest Speaker

Hello Ladies,
I hope you are all enjoying this chilly Fall weather.  Between the cold in the air and the upcoming holidays, it's a great time to stay in and stitch away!  But not tonight, because tonight is Girl's Night Out!  The Long Island Modern Quilters are very excited to meet Jessica Alexandrakis, our guest speaker for November.  Jessica is a New York based quilter and blogger.  She has been quilting since 1994, and loves scrap quilting, English paper piecing, and free pieced letters.  You can visit her blog here:                          

 Life Under Quilts

Please come out this evening, Tuesday, November 18, 2014 and learn something new....

Jessica's book can be seen here: 


My Book 

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September Meeting Show and Tell

Lorraine Lucas 2013 BOM quilt

Donna's Modern Quilt

Irene's 2013 BOM

Arden's 2013 BOM

Susan's Shirt Memory Quilt

Janet's 2013 BOM

Irene's Modern Jellyroll Quilt ~ Pattern by Quilting Quickly

Carol's 2013 BOM
Karen's 2013 BOM

Karen's 2013 BOM

Kim's Modern Sampler

Jean's Modern Quilt

Arden's Quilt with Tula Pink Fabrics

Karen's Stylish Quilt Jacket, Class at Pieceful Quilting....You GO girl! Looking good :)

Irene's Chevron Baby Quilt...Lucky Baby!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Welcome Back ~ September Meeting

Hello Ladies!

     We hope you had a wonderful, relaxing summer.  It seems like only yesterday that days were long and sunny, yet today, the air is crisp and clean, and fall is finally here.  

     Last Tuesday, September 16, 2014, LIMOD met at the Lutheran Church in East Northport to discuss the new and exciting ideas in store for our Fall 2014-Spring 2015 year.
     One item discussed was the September 2014 Block of the Month (BOM).

     This year's BOM will be a tutorial from the blog: In Color Order (www.incolororder.com).  Click on Block of the Month or look in the tutorials section of the blog. Below is the direct link.

  We will start with September's block and go from there.  Make your blocks in any color/fabric you'd like (look at the color values in the finished quilt for inspiration.  Bring in your finished block each following month to show.

HST Block of the Month: September by Jeni Baker
LIMOD September BOM

Finished, the BOM will be 12.5"

     Click the link below to take you directly to the September BOM instructions:

     In addition, we will be doing a charity BOM.  If you wish to participate, each month, the same BOM (above) will be made in a specific color way that will be given to you.  For September, the charity block must be made in Medium Gray/Red/White (Gray outside triangles, Red middle trapezoids, and White background). Please use saturated (rich) colors and contemporary fabric: solids or prints.  Each participant will be entered into a raffle.  Depending on the number of participants, there may be more than one winner.  If there are not enough participants, the blocks will be saved until year end, to combine to make a scrappy charity quilt.  The winner(s) of the raffle will get blocks that month to be sewn into a quilt (on their own time schedule) and donated to their chosen charity.  The winner(s) will explain what charity they are going to donate their quilt to.  They will also take a photo of the quilt, when it's finished, to share. 

     A second item we discussed was the LIMOD's October charm swap.  After we "swap", a challenge will be given to be completed for the following (November) meeting.
Guidelines for the Charm Swap:
  •  Cut Twelve (12) 5-inch x 5-inch squares of quilt shop quality fabric from a SOLID fat quarter.  Please, no fabrics from Joann's, Michaels, etc.
  •  Put your twelve (12) 5-inch squares in a gallon plastic zip bag or similar which will keep the fabric nice and flat.
  •  Bring up to five (5) packets to the October meeting.  You take home as many packets as you bring.
  •  At the meeting, see the swap coordinator to drop off your packets and get your pick numbers.
  • Can't be at the October meeting? Send your packets with a trusted friend and we'll pick for you!
  • At the October meeting we'll fill you in on the "challenge" guidelines for what you will be doing with these bundles!
  •  Not sure how to cut the perfect charm? Try visiting Elizabeth Hartman's blog for an excellent tutorial for cutting accurate charm squares from a fat quarter:

Please feel free to contact us with any questions... Looking forward to swapping with you at the October meeting~ Tuesday October 21, 2014. 



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June Program

If you are like me, you are probably super busy with your gardens, lawns, pools, and last minute (horribly delayed) spring cleaning, but relax, it can all wait. Quilting is more important :)
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 17, and it is going to be an interesting one - we are having a guest speaker and a party.

Our guest speaker will be Andrea Deal, "a weaver, quilter, teacher, embroidery and print designer and all-around fabric junkie." Those of you who are not familiar with Andrea's work and would like to find out more about our guest speaker, please go to her web site www.andreadeal.com. There is some serious quilting eye candy on her web site.

Our party is going to be a pot luck, so please bring your favorite dish, sweet or savory, to share with your fellow quilters.

Enjoy the beautiful weather, and I hope to see you all soon. As always, if you have any questions, please direct them to one of our board members. They will be more than happy to help you.

Happy quilting!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

May Program and Block of the Month Info

Dear LIMOD members,

As you already know, due to miscommunication with the church, our April meeting was cancelled. Karen Hagqquist and I wanted to give you the next two blocks of the month which are due at the May meeting. On the Gen X Quilters site, the next two blocks are 265 (Broken Herringbone) and either 146 (Radiant Ring) or 180 (Rolling Stone). Blocks 146 and 180 are basically the same blocks, except one is paper pieced and the other one is traditionally pieced. If you decide to do the paper pieced version (146) make sure the template that you print measures 4 1/2 ". You will need four copies. When I printed mine, it came just a hair shy. I guess it depends on your printer. just be mindful of that. It was really easy to make otherwise. There will be two final blocks announced at the May meeting whic should give you 12 blocks. You can access the block either going to the Gen X Quilters or here, on this block, under the BOM tab. If you have missed a block, you can find links and pictures of all past blocks under the BOM tab.

At the May meeting, we will be playing fabric Bingo. Please follow instructions posted blow. Bring up to two finished bingo blocks, markers (buttons, pennies, or M&Ms) plus a fat quarter per block to play. If you have any questions regarding the programs or the BOM please do not hesitate to contact either Gilma Simeone or Karen Hagqquist

See you next month!

Gilma and Karen

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April Meeting

Dear Modern Ladies,

Unfortunately last night's meeting was canceled due to a miss-communication with the Church.  One of the members noticed the door opened and, not knowing we were coming, locked it.  We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused and are working with the Church to make sure we avoid this type of situation in the future.  

We are exploring ways to add a meeting between now and the June meeting or possibly adding a meeting in July or August to make up the time.  We will have all that settled by our next meeting in May.  

Thanks so much for you patience and understanding.

The Board of LIMOD

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Quilt Bingo

Hello Long Island modern quilters,

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, April 15th. On this meeting we will be making Quilt Bingo Cards. Please bring enough fabric to create a card for yourself and maybe some fabric to swap and share with your fellow guild members. Ironing station will be set up and we will also provide cutting mats. Please bring you machine, your fabric, an extension cord and a basic sewing supplies needed to finish the block.

The idea for Fabric Bingo came from the September/October 2006 issue of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. Getting your card ready will be as much fun as playing the game, since you will get to play in your stash. While you are working on projects between now and Tuesday, cut some 2 1/2" squares to use in your card. Make sure to stick to the categories listed in the directions.

Fabric Bingo Card Instructions

Please read all the instructions before you cut your fabric!

You will need 25 squares of fabric measuring 2 1/2". Choose your fabric from the following categories: batik, dots, florals, geometrics, hearts, leaf prints, metallic, holiday, novelty, paisley, plaid, solids or tone on tone, stars, stripes and 1930s prints. Your completed bingo card will be a 25 patch - 5 rows of 5 squares each. The fabrics should be in the following colors - yellow/orange, red, blue, green, and pink/purple. You will also need one square of black fabric.
When cutting out your squares, be sure to use fabrics from the categories listed above. You do not have to use all the categories, but try to have an assortment. It is important to use five different  categories in each color row.

As you are joining the squares, please use an accurate 1/4" seam allowance.

1. Join five 2 1/2" squares of assorted yellow/orange prints to form a row.
2. Join five 2 1/2" squares of assorted red prints to form a row. 
3. Join five 2 1/2" squares of assorted blue prints to form a row.
4. Join five 2 1/2" squares of assorted yellow/green prints to form a row.
5. Join four 2 1/2" squares of assorted pink/purple prints into two pairs. Sew one of the pairs to one side of a black square, and other pair to the opposite side of the black square to form a row.
6. You now have five rows  of five squares each. Join the rows to form 5X5 square. Join the rows in whatever order you wish as long AS LONG AS the pink/purple row is in the middle, the third row. In other words, the black square needs to be in the middle of the card.