Sunday, July 24, 2016

Upcoming Quilt Exhibit in Wellsboro, PA

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will be having an exhibit at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA in September. Opening reception is Friday, September 2nd, 7-9 PM. The exhibit will be open Sep 3-25. Hours are 11-5PM on Saturdays and Sundays, 2-5PM Monday through Friday (note that some printed publicity doesn't show the extended weekend hours). Free admission.
The local theater company, Hamilton-Gibson Productions, will be performing "The Quilters" (a musical that celebrates the lives of rugged women—and men—on the prairie. Seven women play a wide host of characters, all set in the context of a magnificent legacy quilt.) Performances are scheduled for September 16, 17, 18, 23, and 24. The times are not listed yet, but they usually have a Sunday matinee and evening performances for the other days.
Wellsboro also has a fabric shop, Needles, on Main Street.
All three venues are within easy walking distance of each other. Wellsboro is 90 minutes from Ithaca, one hour from Watkins Glen, 45 minutes from Corning.
Here's a link to the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center ...
And one for Hamilton-Gibson Productions ...
And one for Needles Quilt Shop ...
And one for the local Wellsboro area.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Link to 9-FQ Quilt Tutorial

For those who asked at the July IMQG meeting and aren't on Facebook, here's a link to the tutorial for the 9-FQ quilt that I showed.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ithaca Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes for January 2016 (Including programming for 2016)

1. Introduction of members – names and town the hail from and reintroduced our new officers. We asked all paid members to sign in with current email, address, phone number, and social media preferences.
2. Starry Night has officially been delivered to the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, donated in the memory of Barbara Feinstein.
3. Bindings, Facings and Sleeve Demonstrations
Sarah Demo demonstration how to join binding and do mitered corners.
Pat Merkle demonstrated faux pipedbinding and facings (more on facing)
Cheryl Moore demonstrate hangingsleeves and corners
4. Programming for 2016 Planning.
A. At monthly meetings:
Show and tell – please be prepared to tell about the inspiration and techniques used
Demos each month by members – please sign-up for a month. (Think about things such as; how to stitch a scant ¼” seam consistently, applique’ technique, how to properly trim a block, pressing vs. ironing, how to piece a particular block, how to accurately cut fabric, etc.) The list could go on and on. What can YOU share??  Remember, we have a lot of new quilters.
5 minute fav. Guild members share new favorite book, magazine, or gadget etc.
UFO Challenge starting in February, bring in and show us your UFO, which can be in any stage of completion. Your project will be recorded. When you finish it, bring it in again to show it and we will record your completion and enter your name into a drawing. The more projects you complete the better your chances at winning a fun prize. 3 names will be drawn each quarter. Our first drawing will be April.
B. Challenges
Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) Made Modern – Pat Merkle will kick this challenge off with a demonstration and some FMQ exercises to get you warmed up to this challenge. The challenge will consist of the same block/mini quilt and you get to try out some fun new quilting. This challenge ISN’T about “who is the best quilter”, but who has some fun innovative quilting ideas and who improves the most in their quilting skills.
Mini quilt challenge – Still to be determined, ideas floating out there are mini botanical or irregular shapes
C. Postcard swap
D. MQG Group Quilt
E. Events
                Sew-in Days – looking for dates, locations and insurance
                Shop Hop
                Summer workshop at Pat’s house

2016 Meeting Schedule
·         Introductions – Wear Name Badges
·         Pat Merkle will start in February with FMQ fills demonstration to get us working on our FMQ Challenge.
·         UFO show and tell - log. Show and tell.
·         5 minute fav. Cheryl with sign-up sheet.
·         Talk about postcard swap looking for guild decide theme. Find guild
·         Show and tell
·         Introductions – Wear Name Badges
·         Wonky star demo for block used in FMQ challenge
·         How to make a Postcard demo
·         5 minute fav: New favorite book or magazine, blog,
·         Show and tell – including any completed UFOs
·         Introductions – Wear Name Badges
·         How to mark up the block for different fills first UFO showing demo
·         Postcard finish
·         UFO first drawing for prizes.
·         5 minute fav.
·         Show and tell
·         Introductions – Wear Name Badges
·         Sherrilyn woods technique demo – Naomi Raimon
·         5 minute fav.
·         Show and tell
·         Introductions – Wear Name Badges
·         Demo  TBD
·         FMQ made modern finish.
·         Group MQG quilt start planning.
·         Start the mini quilt challenge
·         5 minute fav
·         Show and tell
·         Introductions – Wear Name Badges
·         Demo – TBD
·         5 minute fav
·         Show and tell
·         Introductions – Wear Name Badges
·         Demo TBD
·         5 minute fav
·         Show and tell

August workshop: 2nd Sunday in August at Pat’s house – Dyeing????
·         Demo - TBD
·         Mini group challenge complete
·         5 minute fav
·         Show and tell
·         Demo TBD
·         First Friday
·         5 minute fav
·         Show and tell
·         Demo TBD
·         MQG group quilt.
·         Secret Santa – Holiday party
·         5 minute fav
·         Show and tell