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.

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