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!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Our First Retreat

From Thursday morning, May 7, to Sunday afternoon, May 10, 24 quilters from the Central Florida MQG and Gainesville MQG retreated at Luther Springs in Hawthorne, Florida. As you will see from these photos, we had a fabulous time!

Two businesses supported our retreat.

Make Modern magazine, a digital-only subscription magazine from Australia, donated three free copies for selected quilters, and offered discounts to retreaters. Thank you!

Soak supported our retreat by sending four bottles of Flatter for each of our ironing stations. As we pressed out those stubborn fabric folds, we enjoyed the scents - Yuzu, Celebration, and Fig - and one bottle of Scentless. Thank you!

Gainesville MQG member, Lora, brought fabric bolts from her DragonflyQuiltWorks Etsy shop, so we could admire and shop.

Beth and Vanessa
Mel, Janice, and Karen E.
Toni and Beth

Debra, Clare, Debbie, and Linda T.
Jill and her two one-hour baskets
Beth, Debbie and Karen T. won books provided by Lora of DragonflyQuiltWorks
Debra, Laura, and Toni won digital copies of Make Modern magazine.
Retreaters enjoyed a hayless hayride.

Lynne and Kelly
Linda T.

Beth Smith's FPP project

Janice and Mel
Retreat Coordinators: Linda and Lora