Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Meeting on Wednesday

Hello members,
On Wednesday we have a meeting at 6:30pm at the NEW pink castle fabrics location.
If you participated in the Crayon Challenge, please bring your quilt and a fat quarter or a modern quilting cotton.  Bonus points if it is in the color of your crayon!   We will take pictures of the entered quilts and our members will pick a Guild's Choice winner via email.  Winner gets the stack of fat quarters!


    Pink Castle Fabrics
    1915 Federal Blvd.

    Ann Arbor, MI 48103


Hope to see you there!
Cheers,
Jenna

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Weekly Round Up for 11/16/14!

First off, I seemed to have missed this cute Neurotic Snail baby quilt Jenna made!


It is just adorable!

Pam's binding her lovely Snowy Daisy quilt, quilted by Kathy K.


Debbie has made a Grand Canal quilt, pattern by Casey York :


I made a baby quilt, many of you have seen this many times already:



Lynn has finished up her fishy baby quilt. I love the different moods of the different sides!


And Kathy S is doing some fun things with dye and paint and sewing!


These look very exciting!

Hope to see everyone at the meeting on Wednesday! Crayon challenge quilts are due!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Weekly Round Up for 11/9/14!

Every week I go around looking at your blog posts and our Flickr pool to decide what to open this post with, but hands down, this is the most exciting news ever:

Lynn wrote a book!!!!


I know we're all so excited to get our hands on this!

Dorie created a quilt called Rock Jetties for the Robert Kaufman Kona is 30 celebration:

Debbie has a new Kona quilt for the same collection/blog hop, called River Run:


Karen made this Here and There quilt for a charity auction. She used a Denyse Schmidt pattern and fabric:

I love the quilting on this!

Some secret stalker quilts have appeared on blogs:

Kathy S has both the quilt she got from Caroline, and the quilt she made for Stephanie on her blog. Pam has the quilt she received from Jackie on her blog.

Brenda made this adorable paper pieced ice cream pillow for the 318 patchwork patterns blog hop:

Dare I say it looks... delicious?

I made a grayscale mini for one of my color theory homework assignments. The creative part straight line, part free motion quilting was an act of sheer desperation!


The fact that it was finished in time for Sew Solid Sunday was just coincidence!




Sunday, November 2, 2014

Weekly Round Up, November 2, 2014

Dorie's finished her Knit Stitch Bias Applique quilt! So stunning!


Rebekah's finished a fun Half Moon Bay quilt (pattern by John Q. Adams, from his book Beyond Neutral):


Lynn has posted the mini quilt she made for the stalker swap. I hope the rest of you follow suit and post them! They were all wonderful.


And Kathy S. is finishing up her map quilt:


Happy sewing!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Meeting on 10/29 at normal Pink Castle location

Next Meeting: October 29 at 6:30pm.  Book your space!  This meeting will take place at Pink Castle Fabrics' normal location on Plaza Dr. 
  • Dues are due at the October meeting.
  • Deposits for the January retreat are due at the October meeting:
    The next A2MQG retreat is scheduled for Thursday, January 29 thru Sunday, February 1 at Grindley Lodge at the Howell Nature Center in Howell, MI.  (http://howellnaturecenter.org/camps/lodges) The cost is $143 per person.  This price includes lodging and all your meals for the weekend.
    Your $50 deposit is due at the October guild meeting.   Make your checks out to the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild

BRING YOUR SUPER SECRET STALKER SWAP. 
If you've been working on a Quilt Con Charity Quilt, please bring some progress. (Improv team - Jenna will bring the arrows I collected at the sew-in ; )  )

Cheers!
Jenna

Monday, October 27, 2014

Winter Retreat 2015


Hi Everyone;

The next A2MQG retreat is scheduled for Thursday, January 29 thru Sunday, February 1 at Grindley Lodge at the Howell Nature Center in Howell, MI.  (http://howellnaturecenter.org/camps/lodges) The cost is $143 per person.  This price includes lodging and all your meals for the weekend.

Your $50 deposit is due at the October guild meeting.   Make your checks out to the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild.  If you prefer to pay by Pay Pal send an e-mail to our treasurer, Jen Bernstein, and she will send you a Pay Pal invoice.  You can also mail a check to Jen.  Send me an e-mail to get her mailing address.

Remember, there is a minimum of 20 people in order to confirm the reservation.  So, send in your deposit as soon as possible.

See you at the meeting,
Ginia

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekly Round Up for October 26th!

Rossie has this amazing quilt (from Oakshott fabric) and tutorial called Autumn Columns on her blog this week:


Love the colors!

Debbie has a fun new quilt and pattern, called Escape!


She's using Lotta Jansdotter's new line, Follie. For which I am super excited.

Karen's made a cool baby quilt, using a block from Vintage Quilt Revival by Katie Clark Blakesley, Lee Heinrich, and Faith Jones:

She may be stressing over the free motion quilting, but from here it looks great!

Lynn has made many string pieced melon blocks:


and has a few fish panels she's considering making into one quilt or two.

Pam has been making blocks for the MQG charity quilt project using Debbie's Think Positive quilt pattern:


And I made some pants for my kid.

Meeting is this week! Can't wait to see the secret stalker quilts!