Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mini Quilt Challenge for July

Okay, so here's a quick outline for our Modern Mini Quilt Challenge 

Size: minimum 6" x 6" to maximum 24" x 24" - doesn't have to be square

Design: Modern (your interpretation), challenge yourself with a new technique. You may combine this with your Starry Night mini, but you don't have to, it is up to you.

 It must be finished. It can be a mug rug, a pillow, a mini wall quilt, etc.

Pat is donating a charm pack and Bonnie is donating 2 glass buttons to the "viewers choice".

Guidelines: Have some fun!

Completion date: July 7, 2013

More Info on Topics Discussed at June Meeting

New link added 6/3  -- video for technique to make HSTs for chevron quilt

Creative Grids 3-ft ruler

Grip Strips for rulers

Frixion pens

Wonder Clips


Video for basting with boards (part 1)
Video for basting with boards (part 2)

Pat's blog post about basting with boards (using pins)
Pat's blog post about basting with boards (using basting spray)

Thangles -- for making accurate half-square triangles

Triangulations -- software similar to Thangles

Print your own HST paper -- free

Missouri Star Quilt Company -- oodles of videos

Generation Q magazine -- congrats to IMQG member Nancy Watters for being published in the June/July 2013 issue!

13 Spools Something New Sampler -- an example of a group challenge project

Tompkins County Quilters Guild 2013 show -- call for entries

O'Susannah's Quilt Shop quilt show -- check main page of website for entry form and guidelines

There will also be a quilt show at the Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport in September through November -- check with Lake Country Patchwork in Hammondsport for details.

Link to The Modern Quilt Guild website

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June's Meeting

Time seems to be flying by, it's already time for our June meeting tomorrow.

Our Agenda
Discussion Topic: Gadgets
Discussion on joining the national MQG
Discussion on new group projects
Orphan Fabric Exchange (this will now be on-going at each meeting)
Show and Tell

Meeting is at Quilters Corner from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 518 W. State St., Ithaca, New York 14850

For those that didn't make it to the GVQC Show this weekend, here's some fun modern quilts on display.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!