Monthly Topic: Photographing your Quilt for the Non-Professional
Show and Tell:
Lincoln, RI 02865
Thank you, Tracey Williams, for hosting our group at your beautiful home and property!
Update on Michael Miller Challenge from MQG - Bring your completed challenge project to the July 12th meeting, when we will finally share our creations. Upload your picture to the Community Site of MQG before July 25th deadline.
Update on Quilters Retreat - 2nd Wave was filled. The girls are looking forward to some uninterrupted sewing time in Vermont!
Batting Presentation - Thanks Leslie for teaching us about the myriad of choices of batting available for our quilting projects. She explained and passed around a sample pack she had picked up at a Quilt Show. There is always something new to learn about batting.
Charity Committee: We have enough blocks for our first Charity Quilt. Please keep those blocks coming and we always welcome donations of batting and backing. Thanks in advance!
Activities Committee: Modern Fabric/Supplies Yard Sale! Will take place at our August 9th Meeting. We'll have a pot luck at Lincoln Woods (very close to Ryco) and enjoy buying some new items for our stash. Proceeds go to the Guild. Bring your items to the July 12th meeting.
RIMQG Quilting Bee: Charity and Jenn introduced a new spin on an old-fashioned concept - the Quilt Bee. This will be open to Members (if you haven't joined as a member yet, this is your incentive!) and we are hoping to get 12 or more members to sign up. Details will follow.
NEW!! Highlight a RIMQG Member Interview: Coming soon... Look for our new topic in our BLOG. We will interview and share the story of a member.
Show and Tell: Always a fun part of the meeting!
HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY RIMQG!!
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:
Color Block of the Month:
What is Modern?
Show and Tell:
Everyone loves this part of the meeting!
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.