Friday, January 2, 2015

First Meeting of 2015...

Happy New Year everyone!
Just a friendly reminder that we are having our monthly meeting on Sunday, January 4 at 1pm @ Quilters Corner!
Agenda Items Include:
IQMG Gmail account
IQMG instagram account
Quilters Corner thank you
Swap with Cache Valley MQG
Quiltcon Charity Quilt Update
Added Items
Can't wait to see you all and see what 2015 brings for our guild!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Coming to the End of the First "Official" Year of IMQG

WOW, hard to believe that this is the end of the first "official" year of IMQG, second year in existence. I'm so proud of this guild. We collaborated on two charity quilts, the Cancer Resource Center quilt (that earned around $600 for CRC) and the QuiltCon Children's Charity Challenge quilt this year.
Cancer Resource Quilt

QuiltCon Charity Challenge Quilt

New officers have been elected for the coming year.

Lauree Myler - President
Kim Stone - Vice President (or as Kim likes to say - president of vices)
Sarah Demo - Treasurer
Terry Fendya - Secretary
Pat Merkle - Co-Program Chair
Naomi Raimon - Co-Program Chair

Fun stuff is being planned for the upcoming year, so stay tuned.

Christmas Party tomorrow!   Yummy Treats - Bonnie Scott will provide, but please bring a treat if you wish to share. If you would like to participate: Christmas Present Exchange - bring a wrapped present under $10

1. ANNUAL DUES are due - $25.00 (checks may be made out to Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild or IMQG)
2. Finishing Up the Block Exchange 
3. Update on the QuiltCon Charity Challenge Quilt 
4. Show and Tell

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Pat Merkle
President IMQG

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November IMQG Meeting Agenda

It's that time of year to vote for officers of IMQG
President Lauree Myler, 
Vice President Kim Stone, 
Treasurer Sarah Demo, 
Secretary Terri Fendya, 
Program CoChairs Pat Merkle/Naomi Raimon

Scrap bag/block exchange - hopefully everyone has given out all of their bags of scraps, now we just have to get them all finished. Can't wait to see what everyone will make with them

How to resize a quilt block pattern - a short exercise to take the confusion out of resizing (smaller or larger).

What is trending in Modern Quilting: update from Cyndi Larson Slothower, fresh from Quilt Market

MQG Charity Challenge Quilt  -- what happened at the first design meeting. (see note below, if you would like to participate in the creation).

Halloween Postcard - show and tell - seen several of them on our FaceBook page. AMAZING!

Show and Tell
Note: Anyone wishing to work on the MQG Charity quilt, please join us at Noon to cut fabric and talk about the next steps.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Modern Quilt Exhibit in Wellsboro, PA -- September 2015

As mentioned at the October IMQG meeting, here is some very tentative basic info on an upcoming modern quilt exhibit in Wellsboro, PA in September 2015. Remember, this is just all tentative and subject to change. As details are finalized, more info will be provided. The info is provided now so you can start working on quilts to enter!

Modern quilters within a 150-mile radius of Wellsboro Pennsylvania will be invited to enter their quilts for a planned juried exhibit at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania in September 2015. The entries may be for sale, but that is not a requirement. The Gmeiner retains a 15% commission.

The Gmeiner is a lovely, mid-century modern design art gallery in the middle of picturesque Wellsboro.  Exhibits change monthly, and include themes like photography, sculpture, paintings, quilts, etc, all by artists within the 150-mile radius. When there is an exhibit on display, the gallery is open seven days a week, 2PM - 5PM, always with free admission. After an opening reception, most exhibits hang for approximately three weeks.

So, IMQG members....don't be afraid to enter your quilts in this exhibit, even though it will be a juried show. Just remember that your quilts should have at least some of the characteristics of what makes a modern quilt (as defined in today's quilting community). The more quilts that are entered, the better the exhibit!

If you're interested in learning more about the Gmeiner, check out their website or Facebook page. You can also learn more about what there is to do in Wellsboro, by checking the Chamber of Commerce website or Facebook page.

Friday, October 3, 2014

October Meeting Agenda

Fall is such a wonderful time, especially for quilters. Are you ready for some fun?  I think we have a good meeting planned this month with lots of activities.

Scrap/Block Exchange - we are in the middle of the exchanging the final bags o'scraps and getting yummy blocks in return. We will take some time to make the exchanges and maybe a little showing off of blocks.

Halloween Postcard Exchange with RMQG. We have 13 members signed up to make Halloween quilted postcards to mail to RMQG member. We will talk about what materials you need and how to make a postcard. Click here for a tutorial.  Please share any methods you have used in the past.

Discussion on Alternate Grid Quilts. I'm really excited about this discussion. I have prepared a sheet showing traditional quilting grids and alternate grids. I will pass out copies and we will have a chance to find examples several types of grids. Click here to see the MQG blog post on alternate grids.

Our CRC quilt is an example of an alternate grid quilt

Individual QuiltCon/Michael Miller challenge. Who is participating in this challenge? Did you get fabric? Any comments or discussions?

QuiltCon Charity Guild Challenge quilt. Our guild is signed up for this challenge, click here to read about it. 

There is a small group of us that signed up for this challenge, but feel free to join us. Here is the color palette.
It also must use an alternate grid! This should be a fun project to design and construct!

Officers - Upcoming election - We need to have officers for next year, starting in January and we should vote in November. We will review the bylaws and ask for volunteers. The positions include: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Program Chair (or co-chair).

Old business What's out there we need to revisit? Anybody can bring subjects up for discussion!

New business What's new out there we need to talk about? Anybody can bring subjects up for discussion!

Show and Tell - Sew what have you been working on this month? What makes it modern (or not)?

Happy Quilting!

President IMQG

Saturday, September 6, 2014

September's meeting agenda

Fall is coming and time for September's IMQG meeting.

Scrapbag/Block Exchange
MQG Challenge Quilt
Postcard Exchange with Rochester MQG?
Guild officers and up coming elections.
New projects
Old business
New business
Show and tell, including books and magazines.

I am so looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Quilt Exhibit at Cornell

FYI -- There is an exhibit of some of the quilts in Jack Walsh's collection at Cornell's Johnson Museum through mid-August. You can find the details by clicking here. He will be presenting a talk and tour of the collection this upcoming Saturday afternoon.