Saturday, December 7, 2013

IMQG Trunk Show at the Schweinfurth -- Sunday, December 8, 2013

Where : Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

When: Sunday, 12/8/13 at 2 PM. Meet there for set up at 1:00 PM

Wear dark colored solid slacks and tops.

Wear your nametag.

Introduction of Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild Trunk Show

By : Pat (President)

Quilts shown in order of “Kinship”

1: Traditional to Modern Transitional ( approx. #11 quilts)

Lead w/ Pat’s Wedding Ring

2: Bold Quilts (approx #9 quilts)

Lead w/ Marion’s two quilts ( one shown front, one shown back)

3: Straight Line Quilting (approx #6 quilts)

Lead with Sherry’s “Table Runner”

4. Improv Piecing ( approx #5 quilts)

Lead with Karen Morgan’s “Columns”

5. Negative Space (approx #9 quilts)

Lead with Angie’s “Avocado Anyone?”

6. Geometric Modern (approx #4 quilts)

Lead with Lauree’s “Orange Crush”

7. Guild Projects ( several)

Terri: “Starry Night”

8. Bring any of your “Mini Quilt” projects we did this summer

9. Questions from the audience / Thank you by Pat (President)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Schweinfurth -- Sunday Dec 8th Info

FYI -- I just called the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center and they tell me that they'll be open at noon this Sunday...and as someone mentioned in an earlier Facebook post a few weeks ago, admission is free.

Check out the info on the other museums open on Sunday in Auburn, NY by clicking here.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

December's Meeting Agenda


We will be taking all of tomorrow's meeting looking at our members quilts and deciding which we should show for the trunk show at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center on December 8th, 2013!

Don't be shy, bring in all of your modern quilts, we need A LOT of them to show and we want a wide representation of our members' work. We will be using the following definition:

Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. "Modern traditionalism" or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.

If you can't be at tomorrow's meeting and want to share a quilt at the trunk show, no problem, just send me a picture.

Can't wait to see you all tomorrow!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center -- IMQG Trunk Show -- Dec 8th

A staff member at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY confirmed to one of the IMQG's members that December 8th is free admission day at the museum. Anyone who comes to the IMQG trunk show gets in free and also gets to see Art=Quilts=Art for free.

 If you're on Facebook, you can see some of the quilts from the Art=Quilts=Art exhibit on their page here.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

More Info on Topics Discussed at November Meeting

Thank you to Hilary Gifford for a wonderful presentation to the guild and guests today! What a treat to see her work in person. For more info on Hilary, check her website here.

Testfabrics, Inc. -- a source for fabrics used in painting/dyeing, etc.

Procion Dyes

What Is My Quilt Worth? -- a couple of interesting blog posts here and here and here,

Blogger's Quilt Festival -- you can vote for Pat's quilt in the home machine quilted category here (it's number 3) and vote for Anya's quilt in the ROYGBIV category here (it's number 2). If any other IMQG members have their quilts in the festival, please speak up and we'll add it here.

Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center -- you can see some of the quilts in their current exhibit on their Facebook page here.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

November Meeting

October seems to be flying by and November 3rd is quickly approaching.  We have a great line up for our next meeting.

Vote for Officers and Bylaws.  There will be a paper ballot given out at the beginning of the meeting and they will be collected by the end of the meeting.

We have a fabulous Guest Speaker Hillary Gifford. You can see her work on her web site

Hillary Gifford - from her website
You really need to check out her website, she has some amazing quilts and scarves. Let's show our support to Hillary, we have a $5 suggested donation.

Show and Tell - I can wait to see what everyone has to show.

Now get quilting!


Monday, October 7, 2013

Starry Night at the Tompkins County Quilters Guild Show 2013

Here it is alongside some other gorgeous quilts in the show...

 ...and from another angle...

Thanks to all who took part...

And thank you to the Tompkins County Quilters Guild for allowing us to show her off!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

More Info on Topics Discussed at September Meeting

Important Note (please pass this info on to other IMQG members who may not have access to the internet) -- The October meeting of the IMQG will NOT be held at Quilters Corner, but will instead be held in the building where the Tompkins County Quilters Guild is having their show  (at the Tompkins Cortland Community College Field House in Dryden, NY) on Sunday Oct 6th. We will gather at 1:00 PM right inside the entrance to the building. The meeting will be short and sweet (no show and tell), so that those members who wish to enjoy the show can go and spend the afternoon there. Members who want to attend our meeting but do not wish to go to the show do not have to pay an entry fee -- the meeting will be held outside of the room where the fee is collected. Click here for directions. There are many signs marking the way, and it is easy to find. If you have never been to a TCQG show before, you are in for a treat. And remember, our "Starry Night" quilt will be on display.

Upcoming IMQG meetings --

Oct -- if you are making the 10 1/2-inch (unfinished) ocean-themed block for Kim's charity project, please bring them to the October meeting (at the TCQG show -- see above);
Nov -- voting for officers and Pat will demo her "quilt-as-you-go" method; bring your "Starry Night" companion piece if you are making one;
Dec -- dues are due ($25) for the 2014 membership year.

Other upcoming quilt shows and events --

Sep 9 -- Day Tripper Bus Tour to Log Cabin Fabrics and The Joyful Quilter (sponsored by Quilters Corner)

Sep 13 - Nov 4 at the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY (sponsored by Lake Country Patchwork)

Oct 5 -- Airing of the Quilts in Tunkhannock, PA (sponsored by Endless Mountains Quiltworks)

Misc topics --

Possible guest speaker in late 2013 or early 2014 -- Hillary Gifford

Marti Michell ruler for making spider web/kaleidoscope blocks

Flex Design Rule

Dharma Trading Co for dyeing supplies

Ice Dyeing instructions

Generation Q magazine

100 Modern Quilt Blocks book by Tula Pink

Sunday, August 25, 2013

IMQG's "The Starry NIght" at the Watkins Glen 2013 Quilt Show

Our gorgeous collaborative project made her debut at the Watkins Glen 2013 Quilt Show yesterday.

(click on photos to enlarge)

Hope our members had a chance to see the show -- there were more than 300 quilts to admire, some of them modern, but all beautiful and inspiring.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Upcoming Quilt Show in Watkins Glen

Just a reminder about the quilt show in Watkins Glen this Saturday, sponsored by O'Susannah's Quilt Shop. Click here for details.

Monday, August 5, 2013

More Info on Things Discussed at August Meeting

Double Pinwheel quilt -- see video by Eleanor Burns here. (note there is also a part 2) -- book info here

One-Block Wonder quilt -- videos here -- book info here

Quilt Show in Watkins Glen, NY -- at the Community Center at Clute Park -- Saturday, August 24th (someone mentioned wine-tasting, too) -- show sponsored by O'Susannah's Quilts and Gifts in Watkins Glen

Retreat space located above O'Susannah's -- The Upstairs Inn

Watson Homestead retreat location -- check with IMQG member Bonnie S. for info on her retreat scheduled for February 2014

Quilters Corner is having a Feliz Navidad party on Friday, August 9 and a garage sale on August 17th

Photos from the meeting have been posted on our Flickr page.

Please speak up if any info is left out!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

More Info on Topics Discussed at July Meeting

Here are some useful links on today's topics -- (please speak up if anything has been left out)

Ricky Tims' Convergence Quilts

Spoonflower -- design and print your own fabric

Quilts of Color on Etsy -- ice-dyed fabric

How to ice (or snow) dye fabric

Fusible grid interfacing tutorial

Mini-Mosaic Quilts book

Patchwork Pattern Maker (pixelating your photos)

Stupendous Stitching -- using decorative stitches

Craftsy -- online classes on all sorts of creative topics

Sew Batik  -- store with all sorts of batik fabrics

Fast Finish Triangles (and other methods) -- for hanging small quilts


McTavishing -- quilting background filler

Angela Walters' fabric panel

Fusible laser-cut applique

Pat's faux piped binding technique

Saturday, July 6, 2013

July 7th Meeting

Happy July! I hope that everyone has been having a wonderful holiday weekend and that you remember that we have a meeting tomorrow - July 7th at Quilters Corner. Actually, we have two meetings. For those that want to be part of the planning for organizing the group to join the national Modern Quilt Guild and what we want to work on, we will be meeting from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. The regular IMQG meeting will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Planning Meeting: Open to anyone who would like to give input into planning for formalizing the guild and joining the national MQG. We will discuss bylaws, dues, officers and planning activities.

IMQG Meeting
Topic Discussion: TBD
Starry Night Quilt - WOOHOO Kim has it quilted!

Mini Quilt Show and Tell - Prizes (Charm Pack and Handmade Buttons)
Planning (see planning pre-meeting)
Show and Tell

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!