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:
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
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!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Rainbow Mini Quilt Challenge


Make a mini quilt for the person whose name you picked from the grab bag at  June 2017. 

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)
Search for your mini secret modern quilter on Instagram to get a feel for the types of quilts they like and to get inspiration!

BUT remember to keep who you are making it for a secret

Partners will be revealed when we exchange minis 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!

Post your progress on Instagram!  Use hashtags #LIMQG and #LIMQGRainbowSwap