Saturday, October 14, 2017

October Meeting

October 18th Meeting









Member spotlight...

We will be having our first member led workshops at this meeting.


  • Susan will show us how she create this lovely clamshell quilt.

  • Colleen will demonstrate her creative binding technique


#QuiltsforVegas

The Las Vegas MQG has asked for donations of quilts and quilt blocks. These quilts will be given to the first responders and victims of the tragedy that happened in their city two weeks ago.

We will be collecting 10" finished quilt blocks in the Grayscale Pattern for the Las Vegas Charity quilt that we will be donating to the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild.  


Check out their blog post for more information: #quiltsforvegas


The guild would also like one heart block to be inserted into the quilt made from The Grayscale Quilt Block. Here is a suggested block setting:








Raffle Prize

We have the best raffle prizes this year!

Show and Share

Bring in your latest project to share with the guild!  

November Meeting Highlights










Guest Speaker & Trunk Show Deborah Fisher of:          Fish Museum & Circus









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Saturday, September 30, 2017

September Meeting Recap

Welcome Back Members


Our first meeting on the 2017-18 year got off to a great start.  Kim started off the meeting by welcoming us all back for another great quilting year.  She also helped us to welcome or newest members:  Nancy and Sharon.
This year we will have a few member lead mini workshops. There will be a wide array of techniques that fellow members will share at upcoming meetings.  Kim also announced that we will have a few guest speakers at our upcoming meetings.  The board has been busy planning over the summer.

 MGQ QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt Challenge.

Mario and Lorraine will be heading up our charity quilt this year. A few members have volunteered to join together to participate in the 2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge.
This challenge has a few parameters. The quilt design should follow the 2018 theme set forward which is: Modern Traditionalism.  The quilt must follow a certain color palette: 

Color Palette


Mario will be working in E-Quilter to design the quilt using nautical flags. Members will help make the blocks and sew them together and then finish the quilt.
Once the quilt is complete we will send it off to QuiltCon 2018 in Pasadena, California to be put on display at the conference. 

We will then donate the quilt to a charity that we have chosen: Camp Good Grief, East End Hospice.

 It will be an interesting charity quilt to work on.

Mario's Nautical Idea with fabric form color palette.

Rainbow Mini Challenge Swap

Check out all the beautiful quilts that were made by or members:
Mario

Susan

Colleen

Karin

Colleen...made two mini's

Karin

Lorraine

Madelyn 

Kim

Maureen

Irene

Karen

Julie

Julie

Amy

Carol

Mario


Show and Share

Nancy shared a couple of  quilts that she has been working on over the summer:
Front of quilt

Back of Quilt

Nancy's Christmas Tree Shirt
Karen's Row By Row quilt was made from different quilting patterns that she collected this summer at various quilt stores in New York, Florida, New Hampshire and Montana.
Karen's "Row By Row on the Go" Quilt
 The bag Julie created was from a Quilters Take Manhattan Challenge. She bought QTM themed fabric on Spoonflower and created this lovely bag.  She modeled this bag at QTM held on September 16.
Julie's QTM bag

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

















    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    September Guild Meeting









    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!



    Meeting Activity

    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") or fat quarters of modern fabric from your stash to trade with other members.




    Membership:

    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.

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Long Island MQG Takes Manhattan

    Long Island MQG Takes Manhattan

    A few members of the LIMQG ventured into NYC this past weekend and attended an event entitled : Quilters Take Manhattan.

    QTM is a fund raiser for the Quilt Alliance which is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 1993 with the mission to document, preserve, and share the stories of quilts and quiltmakers.
    Fish Museum & Circus Pin Cushions

    Click on the link below to learn all about the LIMQG member's adventure at QTM:



    Long Island MQG @ Quilters Take Manhattan





    Julie O participating in a fashion show @ QTM
    Dr. Carolyn L.Mazloomi interviewing Michael Cummings


    Cascade by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

    Goodies that were given out @ QTM

    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!