Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bi-weekly round up for December 21, 2014!

Brenda finished this fabulous Greek Plus quilt using Cotton + Steel fabrics:

Her pattern is available here.

Jenna made a awesome set of Seaglass Trapazoids at Work quilts. Here's one:

Kathy S. has made something amazing:

Brenda made this adorable mini quilt for a swap, using a Camille Roskelley pattern:

Debbie made this holiday placemat (with project notes and template):

Pam's been working on these adorable trivets:

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Meeting Minutes - December 17, 2014

We had a very nice meeting at Pink Castle this week! 

Thanks to everyone who brought delicious cookies!

Cookies by insane genius Emily Schildhouse

Next Meeting: January 28 at 6:30pm.  Location will be announced.  This will be our annual meeting where we review the by-laws and vote on board members.  We will discuss goals for the next year and also look at pretty quilts.

Third Thursday Sewing Night: Pink Castle Fabrics on January 15 at 5pm.  Space for 10, register at Pink Castle.

Old Business:
  • Winter Retreat:  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.  ( 
    • Please contact Ginia if you would like to attend ASAP.  We need a final headcount before the new year. 
    • Please let Ginia know if you have any dietary restrictions. 
  • Elections: We will be voting on our board members at the January Annual Meeting.  If you are interested in running for a position, please make sure you tell Brenda.  
    • We will address Committee Chair positions at the February Meeting. 
  • Quilt Con: If you are attending and have not been receiving the emails from Jenna, please let her know.  We are all sharing our hotel and flight information so we can keep tabs on each other.
  • Future Meeting Locations: Emily asked her church (Calvary United Methodist) if we could meet in their basement.  They said we could on all our usual days for $50 a meeting.  This seems to be a good option and Brenda will do a site-visit soon. 
  • Crayon Challenge: Jenna will be sending an email from Survey Monkey shortly.  The winner will be announced at the January Meeting.

New Business:
  • New Challenge: The group voted and approved a new challenge!  All of the details have been emailed to our guild members. 
  • Quilts Inc. Show:
    The International Quilt Festival /Chicago plans to showcase Modern Quilt group works from the midwest area. Quilters must be from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The exhibit will be one of the highlights at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago in March 26 – 28, 2015. 

  • AQS Grand Rapids Show:  The deadline for entries is March 27, 2015.  More information can be found HERE and HERE. 
    • We should take a Party Bus to this show.
Member Spotlight: We learned a lot about Haley and will learn about Rebecca Craft at our February Meeting. 

Skill School: Vikki showed us an AMAZING demonstration of how her embroidery machine can make a pouch all in the hoop!  It was really cool.

Round Robin and Show and Share were excellent as always.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Meeting tomorrow

Hello members!

We have a meeting tomorrow - Wednesday at 6:30pm at Pink Castle Fabrics on Federal. Please bring a chair if you have one! 


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Weekly Round-up for 11/30/14

First of all, it's the last day to submit quilts for the quilt show portion of QuiltCon! I hope we see lots of A2MQG members represented!

Karen has finished a Wallflower quilt, pattern by Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew:

Love those bright colors!

Kathy S. has finished her map quilt:

And I finally finished up this English paper pieced pincushion, pattern by Kristy of St. Louis Folk Victorian:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Weekly Round-Up for 11/23/14

I finally quilted and bound my Fresh Water Pearls quilt:

Rossie has a pretty new Winged pillow on her blog:

And before you think we've all gone pastel, here's a work in progress from Lynn's weekend at Camp Stitchalot:

Brenda has listed six new patterns for her 2015 Color Inspirations Club for sale on Craftsy:

Dorie has a discussion of the methods she employed to do bias applique on her knit stitch quilt on her blog.

Pam took Carolyn Friedlander's class and has photos from the trunk show, so check out her blog post if you missed it. These little houses are adorable!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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!

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!