Sunday, May 28, 2017


Election Results

LIMQG held elections for two open board positions: Vice President and Treasurer. 

Congratulations to our new Vice President Mario Mulea and our new Treasurer  Amy Abrie.

We would like to thank Elise SansSouci for the dedication and hard work this past year as Treasurer!

 Award Winning Quilt 

LIMQG would like to congratulate Susan Cohen-Pessah for her NACQJ AWARD (National  Association of Certified Quilt Judges) she received for her quilt entitled PG-13 at the Smithtown Stitchers Quilt Show in April 2017.  Susan named her quilt PG-13 because she first saw someone wearing a purple and green color combination when she was 13 years old.


Quite a few members brought in their Interleave mini quilt projects, in various stages of completion!

Thank you Lorraine for teaching us how to create an Interleave mini quilt!!


Our newest member, Mary, showed a few of her latest projects:

 Maureen displayed a quilt project she made that was inspired by the Empire Quilt Quild's Jade and Coral challenge.

Julie was busy making beautifully embellished eye glass cases:

Susan put together a quilt top from "snippets" of fabric that Judy had given her.  Susan proved that small fragments of fabric can be put together to form larger quilt. Well done.

Lorraine put together blocks made from Cherrywoood hand dyed fabrics to make this beautiful quilt.

Improv With Intent... Kim Smith Soper

Kim Smith Soper of Leland Ave Studios, gave a lecture and demonstration on improvisational piecing with intention.  She describes what Improv with Intent is to her compared to just Improvisational Piecing. When you make a quilt using Improvisational piecing techniques, you have freedom. Freedom from rulers,  freedom from pattern and design. Freedom from expectations. You cut the fabric, sew it together and repeat until you create a quilt you like.
Making a quilt using Improv With Intent uses the same techniques as improv but the quilter maker has an image, idea or design in mind before piecing, cutting and sewing pieces together.
 Kim created her award winning quilt "Lincoln" from an image as her inspiration. She took the image and drew a grid over it.  The squares within this grid became her quilt blocks.  Then she chose her fabrics, cut them up, sewed them together to create the block. She did not use applique, paper piecing or patterns. Total Improv With Intent!

Check out Kim's blog obtain more info how she created Lincoln
Mini workshop
Kim handed out two images for us to chose from. The first image was the one she used to create Lincoln, the other was an image of Donald Trump.  She drew the grid on the images for us.  She instructed us to choose a block within the grid, choose  fabric, cut it up and "piece" together until it resembles the block you have chosen. Sounded easy enough...but it wasn't!  We were excited to tryout the technique.  

Upcoming Events

  • June 21: June Monthly Meeting featuring Jessica Levitt: instagram 
    • Jessica is a fabric & pattern designer as well as an author. Lecture and Trunk Show.  Cost is $ 5 per member
    • Bring in your Medallion Quilt tops to donated to NJ Quilt Guild
  • July 16: Denyse Schmidt Work Shop 
    • 3 Spots still available. email: to sign up
  • September 16: Quilters Take Manhattan
    • Click here for details: QTM

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Denyse Schmidt Improvisational Workshop

Denyse Schmidt Improvisational Workshop, 

Sunday July 16, 11-4 pm

We are pleased to offer a workshop with  renowned quilt designer Denyse Schimdt. 
You will have a unique opportunity learn Denyse's intuitive design techniques on improvisational quilting right here on Long Island.  Please check out Denyse's website: Improvisational Patchwork

If you have basic sewing machine skills and are willing to experiment with color and free yourself from pre-printed patterns, this workshop is for you!

  • 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

Please contact the Long Island Modern Quilt Guild if you are interested in this event.  We will contact you as to how to register.
or phone: (631)278-3747

Monday, May 1, 2017

April Recap

The meeting went really well this past month. It was an open sew meeting in which members chose to bring in their own projects to work on.


There are a couple of LIMQG open board positions for the fall of  2017 :  Vice President and Treasurer.   We will be taking nominations at our next meeting, May 17.  Please consider running for one of these positions. If you have any questions about the descriptions of these positions, please contact Kim Soper via email:

Denyse Schmidt Workshop

The LIMQG will host Denyse Schmidt this summer on July 16, 2017. She will offer a workshop entitled: Pure Improvisation
  • Date: July 16, 2017
  • Time: 11:00 am- 4:00 pm
  • Location : Knights of Columbus, East Northport
  • Fee: $150.00
  • Sign Up: email

Show and Share

Kim shared her new quilt, Dancing Squares, that is featured in the May/June Issue of the Modern Patchwork Magazine.

Modern Patchwork Magazine
The magazine contains an interview with Kim!

Amy shared her Interweave mini quilt. Great design. Do not forget to bring your versions of the Interweave mini quilt to our next meeting.

Suzi shared a quilt that she is working on that features Sashiko, a Japanese hand quilting technique.   Great Job!

Susan share her Medallion Quilt. Beautiful!

Elise shared a couple of quilted see through bags, Clever!