October RIMQG Meeting Recap

Thank you to all members and guests who attended our October Meeting this past Saturday!

RIMQG Board Member Elections:

We will vote on our 2015 Board at the November Meeting. If you would like to get more involved in the Guild, please contact Carole Ann at rimodernquiltguild@gmail.com or Tara Coogan at ewehavemeinstitches@gmail.com to get specific position information and to get your name on the ballot.  This is a great way to support our growing Guild and make new friends.

Monthly Topic:

We shared ideas and samples of Holiday gift projects. Here are a few of them: 
 *pillow cases, ornaments, draft stoppers, chalk fabric place mats. Leslie shared her go to book.


Fat Quarter Swap:

We will continue the Modern Fat Quarter Swap into the November meeting! Bring a fat quarter and go home with a fresh one (maybe use it for a holiday gift!)

Special Events:   

Special Guest Speaker Rachel May, a founding member of The Boston Modern Quilt Guild and Book Author. Free to members, $5.00 for guests. Bring a friend and also one of your modern quilts to share with Rachel! Members Click here to register: https://www.facebook.com/events/282596901930833/

Activities Committee:

Black, White & One other Color challenge due at the November meeting. We can't wait to see what you've come up with!

Quilt Bee Update:

We are onto month 3 of our Modern Quilt Bee. It's fun to see the blocks each month. If any participants have pieced or finished their quilts, bring them in to share!





Show and Tell:

Everyone loves to see each other's projects and get inspired by our fellow Modern Quilters. Here is the inspiration from October......

Tara completed her 100 Block Quilt! Gorgeous!


 New attendee, Sangeeta shared her Ladybug quilt and patterned table topper!

 Kathryn gave us a peek of her B&W challenge "homage to this fabric"

 Pat created this quilt from a Dragon Bones class. Slash technique using batiks!

 Meredith's hand-stitched space shuttle embroidery was inspired by the Astronaut Start Block Challenge.

 Celine's beautiful tote bag includes a "modern" button.

 Jodi has named this beauty "Fiona's Quilt"!

 Tara Celeste's Baby Quilt with bikes was a hit! (so was her little cutie)

 Jenn's sewing machine name tag is really cute!

Dragonfly Quilt Shop is offering 10% off to all RIMQG Members through 2014! Thanks Kathryn!


EXTRA! If you are a member of RIMQG, you are a member of The Modern Quilt Guild. If you haven't done so in a while, take a few minutes and check out all the wonderful resources provided on the "Mother Ship's Website", including webinars, patterns, interviews, and all around great inspiration. 

Next Meeting: Saturday, November 1st, 2:00 pm, Cumberland Public Library



September Meeting Recap

We had a great turnout for our September meeting at our new location at The Cumberland Public Library.  Thank you all for coming and welcome to our guests.

Sue Bleiweiss and Nancy Turbitt, of SAQA were here to introduce our members to the Studio Art Quilt Associates. Sue is one of the MA/RI Regional Reps for SAQA and Nancy is from RI. Check out the SAQA Regional Blog for details on upcoming events.


Committee Updates:

Activity Committee:   Black and White Challenge - Using Black and White with the addition of one other color (variations OK) and create a modern quilt project.  DUE:  November Meeting!

Charity Committee: Karen pieced donated blocks together, Jodi offered to quilt it, Jenn offered to bind our 1st Charity Quilt! Keep those blocks coming - thanks in advance!

Special Events Committee:  Mark your calendars for a special guest speaker on Saturday October 25th!  Rachel May!!


3 x 3 Applique Demo:  

Thank you to Suzanne, Tina and Leslie for demoing their personal techniques for applique. We all picked up a tip or two from these talented ladies.

 Susanne is partial to raw edge applique!

 Tina showed us the finer points of needle turn hand applique!

 Leslie shared her method of machine applique!


Show and Tell:


 Tara's twin boy elephant quilts were all from her stash!

 Tara's patchwork pillow is available in her shop!

 Carole Ann loves her interfacing method for piecing small squares!

 Charity showed us her finished Michael Miller Quilt!

 Jenn showed us her foster children block from an international Bee she's in!


 Leslie shared two pillow covers with UFO's.

 Jill's Moda Bake Shop wall hanging has beautiful pebbling!

 Everyone loved the ombre binding of Tina's spiral quilt!

 Mary's granddaughter will love her baby quilt!

 Bijou Lovely quilt with modern fabric is striking!

 Tara Celeste shared the inspiration for her Anchor Quilt - amazing!

 Meredith creatively used bamboo & walnut from her yard as the stand for her Budgie Branch gift!

Denise has made a lovely wedding quilt for her exchange student from Taiwan, which she will hand deliver to the new bride!
  

 Here are two of Pat's gorgeous quilts! She is published in 500 Traditional Quilts Book!


Next Month:  Modern Fat Quater Swap!


Election of Officers to RIMQG 

If you love RIMQG and are thinking you want to become more involved, consider volunteering to become a Board Member. More details next month.



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!