Recap of May Meeting

It was great to see everyone at our May Meeting! We had a jammed packed couple of hours and for those of you who weren't able to attend, here is what you missed....



Monthly Topic: Photographing your Quilt for the Non-Professional 



 Karen led a discussion on using our cameras (point & shoot, DSLR, and smart phone cameras) to document our work in creative and fun ways!

Webinar Recap: 

       "Modern Quilting: Know It When You See It" and review of the new MQG definition of Modern Quilting. It was decided we will use this criteria when sharing how our Show and Tell's are MODERN.

Activities Committee:

    *  New Challenge due at the August Meeting. The challenge is a mini quilt 16-20", can use Cotton and Steel fabrics. Post your ideas and inspiration on our RIMQG Pinterest Board!

    *  The Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) announced a new Michael Miller challenge. Emails will be mailed out and the sign up is Saturday, 10:00 am, May 9th to sign-up. Find details on Quiltconwest.com.

     * Fat Quarter Swap - June is "low volume fabric" Think tan, off-white or light gray.

Quilting Retreat???  

     There is interest for a quilting get-a-way, so it you want to be part of the planning, email us. 


Show and Tell:

 Ken's Modern Underground Railroad is fabulous! Welcome back Ken!

 Tara's Custom Pillows in hand-dyed Cherrywood Fabrics for Studio Dunn are amazing! Kudos!

 Jenn finished piecing her Riley Blake Challenge Quilt! Beautiful!

 Kathy used her custom made design wall during the Sewing Day and shared it with the group at the meeting!  Thanks for the idea Kathy!

 Here is her Sew Kind of Wonderful table runner - love the circular quilting!


 Becky and the Charity Committee are busy designing two more charity quilts! Thanks everyone - keep the blocks coming!

 Judy's Kaffe Fessett stripes quilt was made for her 13 yr old grandson - what a lucky guy!

 Sangeeta's "child quilt" was proudly shown by her little guy! What a sweetie!

 Ken also showed us his misty forest quilt - very soothing and nice work!

Leslie shared her mini hearts quilt - all hand sewn. A good reminder that hand quilting is making a revival!

Coming Up....

     Our July Meeting will feature local sewing machine maintenance expert, Anthony Ferranti. His contact info is:11 Anna Sayles Rd.
Lincoln, RI 02865
401-529-5488

Recap February 2015 Meeting

It was great to see old and new members at the February Meeting! Welcome to our guests who joined us for the first time - we hope you will consider joining our Guild for 2015!


Showcasing our Quilts!

Ice Breaker Question of the Month:   


"How do you Hang your Quilts?"   Here were some suggestions....
  • Velcro Command Strips by 3M
  • Corsage Push Pins 
  • Home Depot Wooden Lattice with eye hooks
  • Traditional Sleeves
  • Ladders (antique apple picking ladders and custom made ones)
  • Quilting Clips


Sewing Day Announcement!

We will host an Open Sewing Day on Saturday, March 7th from 10-2 at The Cumberland Public Library (same room our monthly meetings are held in).  Sue A. will lead a workshop in "Slice and Insert".  This workshop is optional. Feel free to bring whatever you want to work on and please bring irons/boards/extension cords, and bag lunch, etc...  An email RSVP form will be sent out to current paid members separately this week. 


Log Cabin Challenge:  

Our guild's current challenge is "Modern Log Cabin". The only rule is you must create some quilted item using the structure of a log cabin. You are encouraged to think outside the box and make it Modern! For example, wonky blocks, One huge block, modern fabrics/colors, etc...  Please click here to get to our RI Modern Quilt Guild Pinterest Page for inspiration. Due: April Meeting.

Committee Reports: our newly formed committees got together to brainstorm and share their ideas with the group.


Charity Committee - We will use extra log cabin blocks in pinks, purples and teals to create a new charity quilt. More info to come. Everyone is welcome to contribute. 

Activities Committee - Fat Quarter Swaps, Vendor presentations, monthly demos are some of the ideas this committee has lined up for us.  A Sewing Day and workshop is scheduled for March 7th (see below for more details). March Fat Quarter Swap will be the color GREEN

Special Events Committee - Field Trips are being planned for MQX in April, Pine Tree Quilt Show in Maine in July, Essex Junction, VT Quilt Show. There is interest in planning a RIMQG Quilt Show in 2015.  A committee will be need to be started. Stay tuned for details on these events.

Modern Quilt Bee:

The 2nd Quilt Bee has begun. We will look forward to seeing the Hives' blocks next month!

MQG Challenge: 

It was announced that Leslie purchased enough extra fabric for the Modern Quilt Cottage Garden Challenge to allow 8 extra quilters participate in the national guild challenge. You must be a paid 2015 RIMQG member to be eligible. 


Show & Tell:


 Tara's Wedding Quilt for a customer will make this couple so happy!

 Karen's almost finished quilting her 1st Bee Quilt.

 Jessica's Batik Jelly Roll Quilt has beautiful color choices!

 Judy's improv piece is log-cabin inspired!

 Jenn's Tula Pink Cross quilt is smashing! Pretty muted grey backing.

 Tina's Schnitzel & Boo mini swap showcases her favorite colors - orange and blue!

 Tina's shows a sample of a selvage Log Cabin block.

Jr. Member Rachel quilted this multi-green quilt in striking black thread!

 Kathy's "Sew Kind of Wonderful" ruler quilt is really snazzy!
 She wasn't satisfied, so she redesigned it using Kaffe Fassett fabrics!

 Sue Castler shows us her finished quilt from a Rayna Gillman Workshop she took this summer.

 Here is another in progress piece from the Hudson Valley Fiber Arts Workshop by Sue!

 Sue A's mini was inspired by a Zen Chic pattern!

 Becky's Niece, Sophia shared her first quilt. All the sewing was done by her!

 Becky shared her 1st Bee Quilt. Her nine patch set on point is beautiful!

 Suzanne shared her bright primary colored quilt. Note the quilting extends out into border!

 Something old can be something new...  Suzanne is contemplating free motion quilting an old flower basket quilt.

What a lucky grandchild to have Mary Ann as a Grandma! She has finished sewing the baptismal gown!

 Meredith Cat Grooming quilt is made from wool!

See you next Month! (Sewing Day is the same day as our March Meeting!)



Recap January 2015 Meeting

Happy 2015 Modern Quilters!!

We had a terrific turnout for our first meeting of the new year. Thank you for renewing or signing up for the 2015 Membership Year.
 REMINDER - we must receive your dues before the Feb. 7th meeting.  

Here is what we did.......

Monthly Activity - Notions 101


Lots of great advice was shared and here are some of the notions we all love to use:

Add a 1/4 ruler, applique scissors by Karen Buckley, iPhone camera for layouts, Robert Kaufman App calculator, decorative seam rippers, lint rollers for ironing board, various marking pens - air erase, chalk, dental tools for points, etc., bird feather to clean channel of machine, Niagara Spray starch, Teflon slider for FMQ, clover wonder clips

LOG CABIN 3 month CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!


The only RULE for this challenge is to start from the LOG CABIN BLOCK. You may create a quilt project of any size, shape, and color.  It will be due at the April Meeting.  Feel free to post photos, ideas, ask advice on our Facebook Members Page.  Leslie has created a Board on Pinterest for just this challenge! Get creative and modern - 1 giant block, all solids, gradation of color, deconstructed blocks. 


Items of Interest.....


Our Guild's 1st Charity Quilt was donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Providence, RI. They were thrilled and very appreciative. Here is Karen presenting it to CEO, Michael Fantom.


Members can sign up for the January 27th Modern Quilt Guild's Choosing Fabrics Webinar.

Committee Sign-Up Sheets were passed around at the meeting. If you were not present and would like to take a more active role in the Guild, we encourage you to email us and sign up for any of the Committees (Activities, Charity, or Special Events)  For further information about each one, email Tara.

Modern Quilt Bee - This is your chance to join round #2 of our popular Modern Bee Group. Email Tara to sign up. February will be the 1st of 6 months. Must use free patters only.

If you are a RIMQG member and on Facebook, we encourage you to request to be a group member on our Members Page. Check in every so often to get tips, resources, and ask advice of other members between our monthly meetings. 

RIMQG is now on Pinterest. If you are a visual person and love to be inspired by others, this online, photo-based social media site is for you.  Check out the site to join.

Show and Tell

 Leslie completed her Bee Quilt - fabulous!



Jenn's Plus Quilt using Tula Pink fabric is so sweet!

 Tina's original "Morse Code" quilt was designed for her husband to celebrate their 25th Anniversary!

 Suzanne's Confetti Quilt was stunning!


Created an art quilt in honor of her husband's love of hummingbird's!

 Charity's Halloween Quilt has a very clever spider web design radiating out from the middle!


Jenn's little boys will surely love their Star Wars Quilt on a cold winter's night!

Celeste's Asian Kimono Quilt is gorgeous!


There is no doubt that Sue's Slice and Insert quilt is very modern!

Celine's Scrappy Quilt is a feast for the eyes and senses!


Our first Jr. Member, Rachael shared several of her award winning MQX quilts - Here is a darling purple one.

 
Meredith had a ball creating a hexi runners!

  
Tara Celeste's Log Cabin with her online friends is precious!

Thanks for a great month!  Keep sewing and creating Modern Quilts!


See you next Month!!