Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekly round up for 10/19/14!

Karen made a awesome Chicopee Basketcase quilt (pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew):

Debbie has a new quilt pattern available called Linked:

Love these bright colors!

Kathy has a post about a show she did this weekend, including some picture of her work:

Rossie has a patterm review of the Lotta Jansdotter gardening tote on her blog:

And I'm sharing some designs I've been fiddling with on my blog - and some of my homework assignments!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Weekly Round up for 10/12/14

Jenna made this fun little quilt as a block exchange with a friend (what a neat idea!):

The quilt is Six Times the Charm, from the book Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner.

Jenna also has written a tutorial for making improv arrows:

Debbie has a new quilt for Sew Solid Sunday called Cooler Weather:

Pam's been pattern testing this gorgeous Fair Isle quilt designed by our own Brenda Ratliff:

Kathy S. is working on a new improv quilt:

Rossie's been working on the Stripes quilt pattern by Carolyn Friedlander (among other things):

Rossie also wrote a post about her exciting new house and studio renovations!

Hope everyone has been enjoying this lovely fall weekend!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Weekly Round Up for 10/5/14!

Pam finished her Snowy Daisy Field quilt:

It's just gorgeous!

Lynn finished an amazing red and white top called Streak of Lighting:

Kathy S. finished her red and white improv quilt:

Rossie's made her own new improv quilt top:

Love the colors!

Karen's been working on many different blocks, but here's one:

The pattern is Hazel the Hedgehog by Elizabeth Hartman
Kathy K. made a little bag - the pattern is the teeny tiny mini zipper pouch from So Sew Easy:

And I finished another Road Trip Case (pattern from Noodlehead):

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekly Round Up for September 28 (and 21)

Somehow I missed last week! Ooops!

Rossie has her lone square quilt on her blog, a wedding gift from the guild to her!

Fun to see this one again!

Lynn has mad a bright postage stamp quilt top:

And she's been working on some bee blocks:

Pam has been working on a new Daisy Field quilt for a wedding present:

Love the colors!

Kathy's been quilting her white and red improv quilt:

Rebekah's been making bags! Here's her road trip case complete with in progress English paper piecing project (pattern by Anna Graham of Noodlehead):

And I have a couple of things on my blog about designs intended for fabric, but I think what you're all interested in is the return of "The Last Good Weekend."

I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weekend!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Meeting Minutes from 9-24-2014

Next Sew-In:  October 16 - Thursday, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm at Pink Castle Fabrics (on Plaza Drive) Book your space!

Next Meeting: October 29 at 6:30pm.  Book your space!  This meeting MAY take place at Pink Castle Fabrics' new location!  Keep an eye out for an announcement. 
  • Dues are due at the October meeting.
  • Deposits for the January retreat are due at the October meeting.

Old Business
  • Dues need to be paid at or before our meeting in October.  Payments go to Rossie.  It is $35 for the year.  Checks payable to Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild.  To request to pay by Paypal, which is $37, see Rossie.
  • Pink Castle is moving mid October.  New location is behind Big George’s on Stadium.
  • Secret Stalker Swap - Due October!  To participate in this you had to have signed up in the September meeting.
  • Crayon Challenge Quilts are due in November.   Any member can still participate!  Please bring a fat quarter with you to the meeting.  The winner (as picked by our members via an email blind vote)
  • Update from Jenna, our QuiltCon chair: It's time to look for flights!  Jenna will email those who said they are attending and we will communicate with each other re: hotel rooms and flight information. 
  • The Winter A2MQG Retreat will be January 29 - February 1.   Deposits will be collected at our October meeting.  Please keep an eye-out for an email from Ginia if you're planning on attending. 
  • Quilt Con Charity Quilts:  Members signed up at the September meeting.  There are two groups making quilts.  The A2MQG Board granted each group a one yard bundle of Quilt Con Colors in solid fabrics.  
    • Please bring progress (quilt blocks!) to the October meeting. 
    • Quilt tops should be completed by mid-November. 
    • The Mothership says the quilts need to be finished by January 3rd.
    • By January 14th, the MQG will do a blog post showing process photos. 
New Business   
  • Lets have a One-Day Retreat!  October 4 - Saturday - 9am - 9pm at Pink Castle Fabrics.  Book your space and bring $20 for food.  
  • Nominations for leadership positions are still being gathered.   We will vote at the January meeting.
  • Peg dropped of some of our charity quilts at Motts Childrens' Hospital and they were very thankful!
    • Make quilts for Motts or the Vets: 36" x 48" (or 42") blankets.
Member Profile:  Kathy was featured!  Next meeting we will learn about Anna G!

Skill School:  Future skill school suggestions were gathered. 

Round Robin: thank you those who joined in!

Show and Share

Monday, September 22, 2014

Meeting on Wednesday

Hello Members!

We will still be at Pink Castle on Plaza for our September Meeting - 9/24!  Bring a chair and Book your space.
Hopefully everyone is working on their awesome super stalker projects, but if not- there's still time!  We'll do the big reveal in October.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sew-In on Third Thursday and some other stuff...

Hello Members!

There is a sew-in at Pink Castle Fabrics (at normal location 3808 Plaza Dr.) on Thursday (9/18) from 5:30pm - 9:00pm.   Bring your machines and projects and have fun!  Book your space.

It looks like we will still be at Pink Castle on Plaza for our September Meeting - 9/24!  Bring a chair and Book your space. 

We've got a couple of challenges going on!
  • Super Stalker Projects are to be brought to the October meeting
  • Crayon Challenge Quilts are to be brought to the November meeting. 

We are also still on the hunt for the perfect place to have our meetings once Pink Castle moves. Do you know of a church that rents out their basement?  Or a school?  Or a library?  Email us any hot leads!  a2modernquiltguild AT gmail dot com