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


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Weekly Round Up for 9/14/14

First off, our Charity Co-Chair Pam has a post of several quilts our guild members have made for the various charities we're involved with. I'm highlighting a few, but click over to the post to see them all:

And Pam also posted about three quilts she made for charity. I think this one is very sweet. And I love the quilting, it looks great!

It's Sew Solid Sunday, so Debbie has a new all solids quilt, this one is English Paper Pieced:

She also made this fun wall hanging, based on a pattern from the book "Quick Column Quilts" by Nancy Zieman.

Kathy S. is expanding her improv blocks into a couch quilt. It's looking amazing!

Rebekah is working on a navy and orange quilt for our charity project:

What a great color palette!

She's also finished a log cabin block baby quilt:

Love those pops of green!

And I made a skirt for one of my kids.

Don't forget to sign up for the sew in. Now on the Third Thursday of the month!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Weekly Round Up for 9/7/14

Kathy has tips for improv piecing on her blog:

Pam has finished her Tardis top:

and an adorable cat mini quilt:

I have a few things going on, sewing-wise too, but nothing finished.

Otherwise, I guess it's a pretty quiet week!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Minutes from 8-27-2014

Next Sew-In:  September 18th - Thursday, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.  More details below.  Book your space!

Next Meeting: September 25th at 6:30pm.  Book your space!  This meeting will take place at Pink Castle Fabrics' new location unless you hear otherwise ; ) 

Next Meeting Swap:  SUPER SECRET STALKER SWAP.  More details below.

Old Business 
  • Pink Castle is moving mid September.  New location is behind Big George’s on Stadium.
  • Review the crayon challenge quilts challenge: projects due at the November meeting and more details here. 
  • Hand Applique Club: Second Wednesday at Panera Bread on Eisenhaur at 6:30pm.   Bring your hand-sewing! 

New Business:

  • A2MQG Board Positions! – please put yourself up for any position you are interested in.  Open positions:  President, VP of Membership, and Secretary
  • MQG Charity Quilt Challenge- Stephanie asked that folks interested in working on the charity quilts (MQG charity work around Quilt Con) stay after the meeting to begin organizing  If you missed the meeting, please email Stephanie (check your member directory)– there are requirements for colors and layout – Stephanie wants to put together two teams of at least 6 people (to make two quilts.)
  • National MQG board elections: Rossie took the floor for a few minutes. MQG has asked her to gather ideas about the upcoming elections.
  • Secret Stalker Swap Sign Ups!:  Those who wanted to participate drew a name of another participant - keep it secret, keep it safe! 
    • Make a mini quilt, make a friend!  Learn what your friend likes by looking at their social media activity, or just by observing what they like!  Mini quilts should be no smaller than a mug rug, and no bigger than 24" on the longest side. 
    • Bring finished projects to the October meeting.
  • Possible new locations for our meetings.
    • Ann D. offered to look into the Ann Arbor Rec and Ed. 
    • Laura recommended a location in downtown Ann Arbor. The Menlo building. 
    • Jackie mentioned a school in Saline that might host us for $50 a year.  
    • Please research ideas and email your findings to a2modernquiltguild AT gmail
  • Sew-Ins: We've had low turn-out, how can we make it better?
    • We voted to switch it to the third Thursday of the month from 5pm - 9pm
    • We will also continue to do all-day sew-ins - maybe every other month or every third month.  Next all-day sew-in date to be determined.

Member Profile: Jackie Mills: Next month Kathy!

Round Robin: Hayley became a quilt angel and is working on Stephanie's quilt even though she doesn't even have one in the mix!  What an angel.

FQ Swap

Weekly Round up for August 31, 2014!

Pam added this amazing X-plus quilt to the guild's Flickr group:

Love the use of color and value!

Karen made this very fun and bright modern churndash:

 Debbie has a cool new pattern called Serenity Stars in Best Christmas Quilts:

And I made a Celestial Star (pattern by Diane Bohn of From Blank Pages) for the guild's Round Robin:

Hope everyone is enjoying the last weekend of summer!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Meeting on Wednesday - some reminders...

Hello Members,

There is a meeting on Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30pm at Pink Castle Fabrics.
If you want to participate in this month's swap, please bring two fat quarters of modern quilting cotton, unwrapped.  

We hope you've been thinking about running for a position on the board!At this meeting we will be telling Dorie if you want to participate in the Super Stalker Swap. 
If you cannot attend, but know you'd like to be a Super Stalker - please email Dorie,
Another thing!   Did you see this blog post from the mother ship about the QuiltCon Charity Challenge?! Anyone who'd like to participate should plan on staying after the meeting for a five minute organizational chat.
Bring a chair and book your space!


Weekly Round-up for 8/24/14!

Karen's made a miniquilt using a pattern by Lee of Freshly Pieced called Shooting Star Pattern:
Love the quilting on this!

Kathy's got a few quilts on her blog, class samples for new classes. This is Night Village:

Pam has made some cute coasters with the leftovers from her napkin adventure:

Rossie has a post showing the Greek Plus Puss blocks and quilts put together by her pattern testers.