Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Sew-In AND Meeting Pictures

Our Saturday, July 11 Sew-In saw the following quilters happily stitching away.
Susan, hand-stitching hexagons
Beth, machine-stitching hexagons 
Debbie (L); and Kelly
Judi, who has just joined our chapter from the Atlanta MQG
Twenty-seven quilters attended our Monday, July 13 meeting. Six of them came as guests, and five left as members! Welcome: Carol, Eleanor, Diane, Flo, and Kathleen! 

Our charity co-chair, Bette, shared a sample of joined Delectable Mountain blocks we'll be making into a quilt to give to North Lake Presbyterian Church. 

Donation Quilt
More blocks are needed! Please bring 10 blocks or more to the August 10 meeting. Refer to the Yoyogi Park sampler, at right, for choosing print colors. Follow the pattern in the January/February 2015 issue of Quilty magazine.

Kelly has been wowing all of us with her beautiful selvage projects, including shoes!
Jill shared her finished hexagon wall hanging.
Another of Jill's quilts.
New member, Carol, made this with a Moda Bella jelly roll, and intends to quilt it herself.
This quilt by Cindy was inspired by another improv quilt. She quilted it herself, organically!
New member, Judi, with her modern quilt.
First-time visitor, Jamie, has a new sewing machine and is teaching herself free motion quilting!
Jamie is following Leah Day FMQ lessons on Craftsy, to gain domestic machine quilting confidence.
In the absence of President Karen, Vice President Debbie led the meeting and with assistance from Vice President Beth, presented a program on minimalism. Verbal descriptions, and visuals of a wide range of minimalist quilts helped everyone have a greater understanding of minimalism in design.

Debbie made her minimalist quilt top with blocks created in a Victoria Findlay Wolfe workshop.
August 10 Program Topics are:
Tips and Tricks, by Kelly
Let's Learn About Social Media: Instagram, by Linda

Monday, June 15, 2015

June 13 Sew-In

Here's what you missed if you weren't at the Saturday, June 13 Sew-In. Be sure to sign up here, if you want to attend the next one: Saturday, July 11 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Belleview Public Library.

Several members worked on Delectable Mountain blocks for our North Lake Presbyterian Church donation quilt.  
Betty V.


And two of the Delectable Mountain block quilters also made their first "1 Hour Basket." Here's the link to Craftsy and the free pattern.
Other quilters worked on their own projects, including Donna F. who pieced...

...and managed to finish a quilt top!

Karen T.
Karen E.
Bette, our Charity Quilt Chair

Sunday, June 14, 2015

June 8 Meeting

As always, our monthly meeting was the first Monday in June - June 8. We're seeing more and more great Show and Tell modern quilts, and everyone loves it! Enjoy!
Donna: improv, asymmetrical; negative space
Donna: modern interpretation of a jelly roll quilt
Mary: Her own wonky block design; machine quilted on a domestic sewing machine
Betty: asymmetrical child's quilt
Karen: Quick Curve Ruler design inspired by a quilt seen on Pinterest
Karen: Quick Curve Ruler "Deco Shimmer"; big stitch quilted with perle cotton
Karen: Foundation paper-pieced Palm blocks
Bette, our Charity Quilt Chair, demonstrated how to put together Delectable Mountain blocks for our 2015 quilt.

She even showed how easy it can be to make a mistake!

Our program, given by Vice President Debbie, was a demonstration of how to use a regular-sized Fineline glue tip, and Elmer's School Glue, to glue-baste curves before machine piecing.

Members are reminded that we have several challenges in which to participate. Go here to review the opportunities and rules. 

Next Meeting
Monday, July 13
6:30 pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May 11 Meeting

The May 11 meeting at North Lake Presbyterian Church saw 25 quilters in attendance. Of those, four were first-time visitors. Among them, we welcomed Debra who was visiting from the Orlando MQG.

The meeting program came from members! Everyone was invited to share a traditional quilt, or an attempt at making a modern quilt that perhaps failed. With each quilt shown the question we answered was: What modern elements could have been incorporated to make the quilt more modern, and position it further to the right on the modern continuum? 

Members are encouraged to visit the MQG's resources page to view Jacquie Gering's September 2014 webinar "Modern Quilting: Know It When You See It," for a more complete understanding of the continuum, and what constitutes a modern quilt.

Members shared their "I tried to make it modern" quilts:

Debra, our guest from Orlando MQG
Beth with two one-hour baskets and Riley Blake "Cottage Garden" challenge quilt
These postcards were received by CFMQG members who participated in the postcard swap with Orlando MQG.

Next Meeting
Monday, June 8, 6:30 pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church

Program: a demonstration of how to sew blocks for the "Mountain Top" quilt that members are being asked to sew for this year's donation quilt. Watch this 27 second video to see how easy it is to make!