Friday, September 30, 2016

September 2016 Meeting Recap

Our first meeting of the year was held last Wednesday night and it was a success.  We met at our new location: The Art League of Long Island, pictured below.

 We have a full year of creativity ahead of us!

The medallion quilts were shown off to a fantastic audience of new and returning members!  10" of border seemed like a lot to add to a single block, but the results were fabulous. Refer back to June 2016 blog post to view the original medallion.

Check out the medallions :

Mario (center) and Carol (border)

Lorraine (center) and Amy (border)

Kim (center) and Susie (border)

Stella(center) and Mario(border)
Mario (center) and Lorna (border)

Julie (center) and Janet (border)

Amy (center) and Lorraine(border)

Susie (center) & Madelyn (border)

Elise (center) and Julie (border)

Madelyn (center) and Karen (border)
Carol (center) and Elise (border)

Karen (center) and Stella (border)

Janet (center) and Kim (border)

One of our newest members, Susan, has created this unique center for the Medallion Challenge. She plans on adding a 10" border to catch-up with the rest of the group!

So the next round of the Medallion quilts will be an 8" border on all 4 sides. This will be due at the November 16 meeting.  That gives us plenty of time to design and create a unique modern border.  Good Luck!

Show and Share

There were a few people that shared what they have been working on over the summer.  Remember to bring in some of your quilts and /or projects to show and receive an extra door prize ticket!!

Mario designed a special quilt for the "Quilts for Pulse" charity. Since the deadline for sending the quilts was in early September, he couldn't show us the actual quilt.  Great job Mario!

Irene designed a small quilt for a challenge that she was participating in.

Karen displayed her quilt that she made from the Row By Row Experience patterns that she gathered from her travels to quilt shops over the summer. 

Julie made two quilts that look as good from the front as they do from the back!  Good idea to create a pieced backing fabric that uses up some of your left over blocks and/or stash fabric.                      

October 19 Meeting


Name tags!    So lets get those creative juices flowing, and design a name tag out of fabric that speaks to who you are as a quilter.  Are you Modern? Do you like to paper or improv piece? Do you like muted or bold colors?  Rainbow or Random colors? You decide on the technique and the colors that speak to you as a quilter and create a name tag. There is no size limit.


Modern Quilter that inspire you.
Bring in some examples through pictures or your own work of modern quilters that inspire you.  

Saturday, September 3, 2016

September LIMQG Meeting

Summer is almost over....

The summer is almost over, just a few days left before the fall season starts and we get into a new schedule.  Your fall schedule could mean kids going back to school or you going back to school. For me it means more quilting time!  I  am ready to head into my quilting "studio", aka basement, and start on some  new fall/winter projects.  I really would like to make a few quilts to give away as holiday presents this year.  My sister has reminded me that she is in need of a quilt! So adding some quilt time into my fall schedule is a must. What will you be adding to your fall schedule?  How about LIMGQ meetings!


Fall also means back to Modern Quilt Guild meetings.  We are starting off our fall schedule on a new day and at a new venue.  We are very excited to have our meetings at the Art League of LI  in Dix Hills. Here is the address: 107 E Deer Park Rd, Dix Hill.  The meeting starts @ 7:30 and runs til 9:30.
The board has meet several times over the summer to plan interesting programs for this year's meetings.  I encourage all past member to give LIMQG a try again. I think you will like our new meeting venue and the changes that the board has implemented through various themes, challenges and programing.
Check us out on Social Media: Facebook and #LIMQG on Instagram!

Mark your calendars with the 2016-17 Meeting Dates:

  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21
  • January 18 
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17 
  • June 21

September Meeting Theme:

This year our monthly meetings will have a theme.  Our monthly discussions, projects and challenges will reflect the monthly theme.  For example, September's theme is:  Modern Fabrics and Designers.  We will talk about what makes fabric modern and discuss some modern designers.  We are looking forward to what you think modern fabrics are and how you can use non-modern fabrics in a modern way.

The Great Modern Fabric Trade

This months activity will involve trading your "modern" fabrics with other members. Please bring in a few fat eighths (9"x20") of modern fabric from your stash to trade with other members.

RAFFLES are back

We will continue the raffles this year as well as bring back a monthly door prize.  Everyone will earn a ticket for the door prize by attending the meeting.  You can "earn" extra tickets throughout the meeting by participating in Show and Share as well as completing the challenge
for that month. We will talk more about this at the September's meeting.
The regular raffle basket will be made up of de-stash items from EVERYONE. 

So take a few minutes and go through your quilting space/studio and bring in a few items that you can contribute to the raffle baskets.  

Medallion Swap Challenge

This year we are replacing the "Block of the Month" program with "Challenges" for you to participate in each month.  I have added a page to this blog entitled: Challenges 2016-17.  Its located near the top of this blog page on the Menu bar.  Check the Challenge Page each month for information on up coming monthly challenges.
September's Challenge is the Round Robin Medallion Swap. Members who chose to participate, exchanged center medallions during the June 2016 meeting. Over the summer the challenge was to add a 10" border, making the medallion grow an extra 20" in length and width.  So don't forget to bring in your Medallions for the September meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please drop off your medallion at Pieceful Quilting  in East Northport. 
They have generously agreed to be a drop off point. 


  • September 21, Art League of LI @ 7:30
  • Bring a couple of "modern" fat eighth's to trade
  • Bring in first round of Medallion Swap (or drop off at Pieceful Quilting)
  • Bring in De-Stash item