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.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July 2014 Meeting Agenda

1.  Scrap bag/block exchange - Does everyone have their baggies ready to exchange????

2.  Michael Miller MQG Challenge. To post pictures of your final quilt, you must sign into the MQG community forum. This is the link (hopefully it works): Choose the forum for FINISHED quilts.

3. Old Business - Picnic, etc.

4. New Business

5. Show and Tell (Including books)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Last Month's Minutes - thanks Terri

*Michael Moore fabric challenge
    - more fabric has arrived, a few members got extra pieces. If you would                   like a bit more please contact Pat. (
    - July 25, 2014 is the new deadline for the Michael Miller fabric challenge.
    - if you need help taking and posting a photo of your project bring it to the July 6, 2014, meeting
    - save your scraps, we may incorporate them into a future guild project

* we now have 39 members

*  ideas were shared for a new group project, including a block exchange and a monthly challenge
    - a scrap block swap will be the new project, other guild members will  make a block from your scraps and return them to you
    - Karla will fine tuned the guidelines for us.  She expects to email them to each of us by 5-14-14
    - sign-up at the June 1, 2014 meeting

Guidelines for the scrap block swap:
You provide a small bag of your scraps of fabric to each of your group members, and each group member creates for you a unique block for your project.

Each group member also will give you a small bag of scraps, and you will make each of them a unique block for their project. 

     Groups of 6 or 12 members will be forming, so you can commit to making the number of blocks that fits with your life.  (In 6-person groups you commit to making 5 blocks, and in 12-person groups you commit to making 11 blocks.)
     The general deadline will be the December IMQG meeting, but groups can change their deadline by consensus.
     You can sign-up at the June meeting, or you can e-mail me to join a group.

Guidelines for the quilt blocks:
     12.5” unfinished
      Pieced but not quilted 

Guidelines for the bags of fabric:
     Write your name on the outside of the bags
     Depending on your group choice you will be putting together 5 or 11 bags. (Remember to keep some fabric for yourself if you want to add your own  block to your project.)
     Each bag will contain at least the equivalent of a fat quarter of fabric
     Include a written note with any special instructions such as:
o      Do you want group members to use only the fabrics that you provided in the bag?
o      Can a group member add to your fabrics from their own stash?
o      Do you want group members to sign their names to the blocks?

* Book show and tell at the June meeting.
    - Bring your favorite quilting book to show the group
    - bring any quilts made from the book for show & tell

* August 3, 2014 meeting will be held at Pat’s lakeside house
    -dish to pass, bring a chair and water shoes
    - Pat will share directions (again) at the June meeting


Sunday, May 4, 2014

More Info on Topics from May Meeting

Here are just a few things mentioned at today's meeting...

Quilts Across Cortland -- click here for info. In addition to the quilt show, Pat Knoechel (Eleanor Burns' sister) will be presenting a program there. She will be at the guild in Vestal as well (check with Angie for details).

Cathy Miller, the Singing Quilter will be at the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild's (Wellsboro, PA) program on Monday, May 12th. Free and open to the public. Check out Cathy's website here and the MLQG's site here.

MLQG will also be hosting Kim Diehl in July (free and open to the public). Kim is not a modern quilter, but is very popular among many quilters. Check out her website here.

Quilting  by the Lake -- website here

Lake to Lake Quilt guild show -- website here

Hex N More ruler

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Some Info on Topics from April Meeting

Just  a few things...

Michael Miller fabric challenge -- you can read the rules and see winners from past challenges

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra auction -- donations are welcome

Disappearing Four-Patch -- here's a video tutorial

Four-Patch Posie -- here's a tutorial