Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 2017 Meeting

Another fun meeting in the books! Last week we all got together to share some fun stuff we created and discussed some fun new opportunities ahead. Jan showed us some cute new information cards that Maritza made for us. They'll be placed at local fabric shops to let others know about our group.

A few months ago Jan challenged us to make a quilt out of solids only. She, along with Natalie and Maritza, showed off their Solids Challenge quilts. Jan used a Jacob's ladder pattern for hers. 

Natalie used the Kite Flight pattern.

And Maritza used her own pattern, which was featured on the MQG blog a few months back. 

Jane couldn't be with us, but shared her quilt top on Facebook before our meeting.

We discussed a new TVMQG challenge that will be due in October. The challenge is to make a quilted item, any size or format, based on a photo from a magazine or newspaper. It can be a bag, pillow, item of clothing, wall hanging, quilt or mini-quilt, really anything made of fabric and quilted. We'll be calling it the Mag Challenge. Jan showed us an example:

Also brought up at the meeting was the idea of joining the next QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge. We'll discuss it more next meeting, but hope some of us can get together to assign a "Charity Project Leader" and a "Design Team" for it. 

Natalie went over next month's block of the month and showed us the blocks she had made. The block is called the Woven Chevron.

To start off Show and Tell, Linda brought out a huge, beautiful, and very scrappy log cabin quilt that lays on her queen bed. 

Susanne showed us a fun quilt she made for her adult son. It had everything on it from beer to beards! :)

Sue told us a story of a wedding guest quilt she was asked to make for her niece out of the solid blocks squares that she ended up changing and making into something just beautiful. The gold she used on the front and the backing were so elegant. 

Natalie brought in this lively and bright quilt she had originally started for the Solids Quilt Challenge. She later went with the other quilt in fear she wouldn't have this one done in time. 

Judy finished piecing her "Room and Board" pattern blocks together form last month's meeting to make this lovely quilt top.

Colleen showed us a beautiful rainbow basket she made with her friends last month.

She also showed us a cute zipper bag a friend made for her. 

I brought in a quilt top that's almost complete (just missing the outside borders) that a friend and I are gifting to our daughters' Kindergarten teacher. The pattern we chose was the Color Me Quilt. 

Jessica made this adorable quilted pillow out of 2.5 in squares. 

Our demo for the evening was how to operate an AccuQuilt GO!, by Natalie. She showed us how to use the machine to create quick and easy cutouts from fabric. 


Our meeting ended with the raffle and here were the winners:

I (Angelica) won 2 pixie rolls of fabric, quilting stencils, quilter's roll clips, and numbered pins; Natalie won the 2017 QuiltCon bag with 2 fat quarters and a MQG water bottle; and Judy won the $20 gift certificate to Primitive Gatherings. 

Here are the May BOM blocks that were collected.

Next month's meeting will be June 15th at 6:30 pm. We hope to see you all there! :)

~Angelica Jones

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Meeting reminder

Temecula Valley Modern Quilt Guild meeting is this Thursday at Primitive Gatherings at 6:30! Be sure to bring your completed block of the month, something for show and tell, and your solids challenge quilt.

 Also, a quick reminder that Natalie is bringing in her Accuquilt GO!, so be sure to bring in any fabrics you'd like cut.

We have a full agenda including a new challenge!  Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 2017 Meeting

Hello from Angelica again! We had a fun meeting this month with some Show and Tell, a new Block of the Month and an awesome demo from Colleen. Since Jan was having a blast in Spain, VP Jessica led our meeting for us (thanks Jessica!). :)

Our Show and Tell started off with Linda. She brought in her quilt top made from a layer cake she won at last month's meeting. What a fast and fabulous finish!

I shared a Tula Pink quilt I won through an Instagram giveaway. I was so excited to win it, especially since it was signed by Tula Pink herself! The giveaway was done through @sewkindofwonderful, who also made the quilt).

Susan brought in a mini quilt she made from scraps. She also took a stab at hand embellishment (which she says she'll never do again). 

Susan had purchased a kit from Primitive Gatherings that made a felted wool applique pin cushion, a scissors holder and a pin holder. 

Colleen told us about how she's in the process of moving her studio to another room in her house, which meant she had to take down all her mini quilts from her wall. She brought two of them in to share. The first was an adorable postage stamp mini she made a while back. 

The second mini quilt was one of her favorites which was made by someone on Instagram for a Cotton + Steel mini swap. 

And the back looked just as cute!

Patti brought in her new tote bag she just recently made (her old one was stolen!). 

She also brought in a cute baby quilt and a batik wonky star quilt. 

Judy brought in her "Room and Board" quilt blocks she's been working on . 

She recently taught her 9 year old granddaughter to sew and she helped her put this large block together. 

And she showed us her first quilt she ever started back in 1989. They were "quilt in a day" blocks.

Natalie brought to the meeting this cute wallet she made from a kit she purchased while at Road to California. 

Nancy brought in a baby quilt that started out as her entry in the Solids Challenge (that ends next month). She decided to add a pretty floral print for the binding and the backing. 

Maritza brought in an adorable quilt top made from a panel (middle section) she purchased at Road to California. The bottom section was pieced and the top section was appliqued to match. 

This quilt she made using the block of the month she did for The MQG in January! How cool is that?!

Jessica shared with us a flying geese block she made using solids. 

She also brought in this cute little flower wall hanging she made to hang up in her new office at work. And now everyone at her work wants one, too. ;)

After show and tell, Colleen introduced next month's Block of the Month, which is called the Double Pinwheel. Her tip was to use the Bloc-Loc to trim the half square triangles (or HSTs). 

The Demo for the evening was brought to us by Colleen. She showed us how to make these beautiful rope bowls. She went over the different sizes one could use to make these and how to start and finish a rope bowl or coaster.

Here are all the blocks we collected. So many pretty envelopes!

We ended the meeting with our monthly raffle. Here were the winners:
Hexagon pack from Hoffman Fabrics - Linda
$20 Primitive Gatherings gift card - Angelica (woohoo!)
QuiltCon canvas bag designed by Elizabeth Hartman with fat quarters and a MQG water bottle - Madelyn

Next month's meeting Jan will be back with us. We will be meeting on May 18th at 6:30 at Primitive Gathjerings. Remember to bring in your BOM blocks from this meeting (see Tutorials tab for details on the May Block of the Month). Hope to see you all!