Monday, July 28, 2014

Meeting on Wednesday 8/30! Special guest Andie Johnson!

Hi everyone!

Please remember to RSVP via Pink Castle's website for our meeting this Wednesday!  And bring a folding chair if you have one!

As was announced at the last meeting, Andie Johnson, the modern quilter and co-author of Modern Designs for Classic Quilts will be part of our program, giving an amazing trunk show and sharing all kinds of information about her quilts.

Andie is also going to be teaching at Pink Castle on Thursday evening 5:45 - 8:45 and there are still spots remaining in the class!  We kept the price low to make it accessible to as many of you as possible...just $50 for three-hours of instruction!  The class is open to members and non-members and the topic is the modern crazy piecing she used to construct her Meshugana Quilt!  Click here to sign up!

I'm all signed up for this class, foundation piecing onto fabric is a new technique for me!  I just need to decide on a color scheme for my quilt.  Hmmm.  Okay, off to play with fabric and make decisions!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weekly Round Up for 7/27/14!

Rebekah has some great baby boy quilts on her blog:

Rebekah also talks about some works in progress and the quilts she has in the quilt show.

Debbie has a quilt called "To Do List" in the book Fun-Sized Quilts:

Ginia has four quilts in the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild's show. Here's Modern Lily, which got the visitor's choice award:

Pamela has uploaded pictures of two quilts to the guild's flickr group:

What a cool way to use up some orphan blocks!

Pam's still going with those napkins:

Karen's been working on a block for a charity quilt and starting a new project:

I've been working on (slogging through) this lime green quilt:

Not much of a quilt yet, I'm afraid.

And I made this little bag (the Road Trip Case by Anna Graham of Noodlehead):

Rossie has a post about what she stashes and why:

Rossie also has a post on her thoughts on Modern Quilts in conjunction with the special exhibit our guild had at the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild quilt show.

And Lynn has been teaching sewing camp! And she's showing the projects her students made on her blog this week.

I hope you all made it out to the quilt show this weekend. Remember to reserve your spot at Wednesday's meeting, bring a chair if you have one, and your blocks for the lottery.

Here's the button to sign up for the meeting:

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lottery Swap for July 30

Testing out a churn dash for the next #a2mqg block lottery! 

Hey guild members! At our July meeting we will have a lottery swap, this time featuring the churn dash block. It's a traditional block with an awesome shape, and it's really cool to see in modern fabrics. I particularly love Jacey's version

We are going to follow the the tutorial the 12 inch churn dash tutorial from A Quilting Life, here. The block that you bring to guild should measure 12.5" square. 

*** At June's meeting there was a discussion about doing 9" finished sized blocks.  If you have already made your 9" block - that's fine!  Bring them and we'll have blocks of different sizes in the pool - that's like totally a ~modern~ thing to do.  ; )

The tutorial uses a different color for the center as opposed to the background. Jacey's quilt has the center and the background the same. You can do whichever you want! 

Reminder of what a lottery swap is: For each block you bring, you get one entry into the drawing. One lucky winner goes home with all the blocks. Let's all make one so some lucky duck gets enough for a quilt top!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weekly Round up for 7/20/14!

Brenda has a new pattern, Off The Air:

It looks amazing!

Rebekah has a new patchwork quilt using the leftovers from her Single Girl quilt:

Love those vibrant colors and the quilting looks so good!

She's also been working on a quarter square log cabin quilt, using a tutorial by Rossie.

Pam is still working on those patchwork napkins:

Lynn is showing off the quilting she did on a customer quilt on her blog this week.

Rossie made this Poolside Tote (pattern from Anna of Noodlehead):

Brenda made some drawstring bags (pattern by Jeni Baker):

I've been making shorts for my kid:

And we have two behind the scenes sewing space tours - one from Rossie and one from Rebekah.

And here are some announcements:

We have a special exhibition in the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Show next weekend! Be sure to come out to see it!

Also, guild member Kathy is teaching a class on free motion quilting at Pink Castle on Thursday, and the following Thursday, Andie Johnson is teaching her amazing "Meshugana" quilt pattern from her book "Modern Designs for Classic Quilts: 12 Traditionally Inspired Patterns Made New" (co-authored with Kelly Biscopink).

If you're interested in either of these classes, you can sign up through Pink Castle Fabrics' classes page.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Weekly Round Up for July 13, 2014!

Brenda has this excellent scrap-busting pattern available to members of the Modern Quilt Guild called Boats Boats Boats:

And Debbie has a cool new pattern in the newest issue of Modern Patchwork Summer, called Waves:

Kathy is gearing up to teach some new classes.

Karen has finished up this great rail fence quilt:

Love those colors!

Brenda's also been working on some Puss in the Corner blocks:

 Pam is talking about the sewing she got accomplished at the guild retreat a few weeks ago, including this sweet Birdie Stitches top:

Debbie made this pillow for her Sew Solid Sunday blog series:

I have another Farmer's Daughter block for my blog series:

And I've made some progress on my lime square project!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Weekly Round Up for 7/6/14!

Brenda's been working on this sweet scrappy pinwheel quilt! She's written up a tutorial for it, too:

Speaking of tutorials, Debbie has one for making luggage tags:

Deanna has finished this rainbow alphabet baby quilt, with a minky backing. Her first attempt at machine applique! It looks so fantastic!

Karen's got a variety of loose blocks on her blog:

Love this nested churndash! (Pattern from Quilt Jane)

I've started making some scrappy Farmer's Daughter blocks:

Our next sew in is on Sunday! Clear your schedules, ladies. Here's the button:

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Weekly Round-Up for 6/29/14

Things are pretty quiet around here, because everyone is at the guild retreat getting a lot of sewing done!

Debbie has a new quilt pattern available, Holiday Sweater. Fellow guild member Kathy K. did the longarm quilting:

Kathy S. has finished a quilt for a new class called Sunny Summer Day:

Pam has been making fabulous and tiny patchwork blocks to incorporate into napkins (the pattern is from Gen X quilters):

Lynn has a client quilt she's longarmed on her blog.

And I've made a pair of shorts for my kid.