August Meeting Recap!


Thanks to the Activities Committee for arranging our August Meeting at Lincoln Woods. We had a beautiful summer day under the trees sharing and inspiring one another.


Thank you to all who donated and purchased from our Yard Sale. Proceeds will go towards future workshops, speakers and events to enhance our growing RIMQG Community.

Also, a big thanks to those who brought food and drink to our outdoor pot luck today.





SHOW and TELL - this is where we shine!



Suzanne's Tree of Life and Flowers from a photo quilts!

Meredith finished her Cat Quilt - her 1st large quilt!

Sue shared her Kaffe Fassett international online quilt bee top.


Ken shows both a traditional and modern take on the Underground Railroad pattern.

Becky is traveling in style with her Amy Butler tote bag!


Maryann shared two beautiful quilts, one will be given to her 1st grandchild this fall!

Lisa whips up mug mats in her spare time and was nice enough to share this one.



Karen showed us her pinwheel wall hanging and sashiko pillow.


Quilting Bee Update

Assignments were handed out to the members who chose to participate in our 1st Modern Quilt Bee. Three groups of 6 quilters were assigned 2 blocks per month. It was decided we will bring our finished blocks to each meeting for everyone to see. Thank you Jen and Charity for spearheading this Bee.


Special Events Announcement

Special Guest Speaker Rachel May!

RI local, a founding member of The Boston Modern Quilt Guild, and Quilt Book Author Rachel May will be our Guest Speaker for a special event to take place on Saturday afternoon, October 25th. Free to members, $5.00 for others.  Get this on your calendars now and more details to follow!



Activity Committee

New Challenge is introduced for RIMQG:

The new challenge was presented and it will involve using Black and White fabric with the addition of ONE other color. Several members had the savvy suggestion that variations of those three colors may be used. For example, if you choose Pink as your one color, it was range from Blush to Magenta.  That is extent of rules. Any size, Any shape!   It will be due for the November Meeting.

Monthly Topic

September's monthly topic will be a 3x3 applique demo. Let's learn or brush up on three ways to use this skill in our modern quilting.

Good Luck to our Lucky members attending the Quilt Retreat in August!!



*******************NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT*****************

Our new meeting location will be the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI (401) 333-2522.  See you September 6th at 2.00 pm.

Thank You to Ryco for the generous use of your space for our meetings these past 2 years!! Let's continue to support Pat and her wonderful team!


(some) of our talented Michael Miller Challenge Quilters!

April Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting this month! Thank you to all those who help contribute to our monthly meetings and we also welcome the visitors we had this month!

 

Our 1st RIMQG Sewing Day:





Ryco hosted our first Sewing Day this past Saturday from 10:30-2:00 pm. We had a nice size group of sewers working on all kinds of projects. Thanks to Becky for organizing this through Ryco and for everyone who brought snacks!

Color Block of the Month:  

 
Leslie and Sue showed us their completed blocks for January. Bring your February blocks to the May meeting for viewing. Here's the link for those who have not signed up and wish to for this free class.

Charity Blocks:

Thank you to all who donated more "Knee Sock" blocks for our newly formed Charity Committee. Keep them coming and we will be on our way to piecing some quilts together! Use your scraps to create either "cool", "warm" or "juvenile/novelty" blocks.  If you don't have the pattern, contact us and we'll email it to you.

What is Modern?

We continued our monthly critique of a quilt to decide - is this a "modern quilt?"


Show and Tell: 

Everyone loves this part of the meeting!

 

 Meredith created this bird cage cover for her husband's birds!

 Jenn has finished piecing a 3 of a kind quilt!

 Patricia, a first time visitor, created a cat art quilt from a Sicily photo!

 Mary Ann showed off her Craftsy 2012 BOM quilt!

 Denise shared her quilt and inspiration for it, along with beautiful poem!

Cat shared a WIP which she inherited from her Great Aunt!
 Carole Ann shared her completed Hope Tomorrow Quilt!

 Becky created a paper piecing quilt for her nephew!

 Karen shared her completed paper piecing quilt also!


 Suzanne shared her colorful free motion quilted wall hangings!

 Tara showed us her "casette tape" baby quilt!

The Modern Quilt Guild - Michael Miller Challenge:


Fabric was passed out to the 22 members who signed up for this national challenge!
RIMQG rules: Focus on negative space - at least 25% of your finished quilt should be solids, you are not required to use all fabrics given, and you can add solids of your choice. See link to MQG for national rules and info about entering to win the challenge (enter by 6/23) - http://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/are-you-ready/. Bring your completed challenge quilt to our June meeting.


RIMQG Retreat Announced:

Desiree and Becky coordinated our 1st Quilting Retreat to take place in Wells, VT
$200 for a 3 night stay. Two sessions - August 19-21, and August 22-24, 2014.
Check our Members FB page to message or email Tara, Desiree or Becky for more details.


New Quilt Shop!

Our very own RIMQG Vice President, Kathryn LeBlanc, is opening Dragonfly's Quilt Shop this Saturday, April 12th! She has generously given our members a special deal - see link.

http://www.dragonflysquiltshop.com/early-bird-sign-ups-for-the-rhode-island-modern-quilt-guild-members/


Quilt Shows this Spring:  

MQX Festival  April 9-12, Manchester, NH  http://www.mqxshow.com/MQX/East/Home/index.cfm

Narragansett Bay Quilters Show  April 26th    http://www.nbqa.org/quilt-shows/next-quilt-show/

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Quilts and Color   April 6-July 27th


See you next month on May 3rd at 2:00 pm!