Monday, June 29, 2015

June Meeting Recap

Reports / Announcements

Guild Offices Available in January

Are you interested in being an officer of the CMQG for 2016? Please talk to a member of our nomination committee to find answers to your questions. Camille, Jean and Pam will be happy to hear from you.

Our H*art Gallery Outreach Project

Denise brought hexie kits for people to take home, prepare ten hexies, and return them at our July meeting. Our team will take hexies to the Gallery on Thursday, July 23. If you missed the meeting but want to help, get in touch with Denise.

Quilt Exhibit at Bessie Smith Hall

In conjunction with the AQS Quilt Week that happens in downtown Chattanooga, September 16-19, quilts will be displayed in Bessie Smith Hall for a couple of weeks around that time. Large quilts are preferred. The Hall has its own building security; there is only one entrance and it is locked unless the building is open for business. Stanchions will be in place in front of the quilts. If you want to have your quilt(s) displayed, please see Karen Danner.

Demonstrations at Art Creations in June

Wednesday, June 24, 2:30-3:30 pm: Gelato Pens
Tuesday, June 30, 1-4 pm: Marbling Fabric

Art Creations
7351 Commons Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 531-7606

Row By Row Experience, June 21 – September 8

Sort of like a shop hop, only you visit shops and pick up free patterns. Collect at least 8 row patterns from 8 different shops, make a quilt, and be eligible for prizes. Visit for all the info. Locally you can visit and for rows and sales. If you know of other local venues, please mention them in the comments below.

Knoxville MQG: Meadow Quilt Workshop with Lizzy House

September 5, 2015 (Labor Day Weekend)

Sign-ups are now open! The class will take place at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN; beginning at 11:00 AM and concluding around 6:00 PM with a lunch break. You will learn the piecing of Lizzy's famous Meadow Quilt during the class. The cost of the class will be $125 for Modern Quilt Guild members and $150 for all others. We will need a 50% deposit due upon completion of this form. The balance will be due in mid-July. There are 18 spots available.

Go to to find the sign-up form and to see the Meadow Quilt.

It’s Sew Time: A New Machine Shop in Ringgold

ChattMQG guest Kathy Graham is owner of the shop It’s Sew Time in Ringgold, Georgia. Kathy is a Janome dealer. Her shop will have sewing classes but so far no fabric. Visit her at 7801 Nashville Street in Ringgold.

June Program - The Color Wheel

Many thanks to Vista for her excellent and comprehensive program on dynamic ways to use color in quilts.

Show and Tell

2. Audrey Workman  3. Carolyn Rippee  4. Carolyn Rippee
6. Jerry Eppinger  7. Delores Dady  8. Delores Dady
9. Jackie Cory  10. Karen Sperry  11. Patricia Steadman  12. Patricia Steadman
13. Denise Ohlman  14. Denise Ohlman  15. Denise Ohlman  16. Marcia Taschenberger  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May Meeting Recap

Reports / Announcements

H*Art Gallery

Denise gave an update on the H*Art Gallery workshop that was held on April 20th. Since our time is limited with the workshop attendees, it is felt we need to "rethink" the projects we offer. Several thoughts were shared as to what would be most beneficial to the attendees and the Gallery. Workdays will be scheduled to get projects ready for the next workshop. Denise also reported that 5 of the toiletry bags we had donated for sale had sold. Kudos to the ChattMQG!

Community Quilt Show

Sandi announced the 2nd Annual Community Quilt Show to be held at Hamilton Place Mall.  The Show will be on display August 30 — September  27, 2015. In addition, a "VIP Block Party" event will be held on Thursday, September 17th, from 6:00—8:00 p.m. in connection with AQS QuiltWeek-Chattanooga. A "Call for Quilts" along with the Rules and Guidelines will be sent to area quilters within the next week via email.

Resource Committee Established

Since our Guild has accumulated funds through membership dues and our work at last years AQS Show, it was decided to establish a Resource Committee. This committee will be responsible for utilizing our funds to best benefit the Guild and our commitment to Education and Community. Committee members are Camille, Karen S., Pam, and Sandi.

December ChattMQG Quilt Show

Ask and you shall receive! Several members have commented they would like to see all of the "Putting It in to Practice" Series Quilts together. In connection with our December Holiday/End of Year Party, we will have a Series Quilt Show. More details will follow in upcoming meetings.

May Program - "Finishing School"

Our May program focused on quilt finishing techniques; Basting, Binding and Facing a quilt.
  • Janet demonstrated "Basting", more specifically, "Board Basting" a quilt. This is a unique, but ingenious way to baste a quilt while saving your back and knees.
  • Jackie demonstrated "Bindings". Jackie took us through the steps of sewing the binding on a quilt to get those perfect corners, and also shared examples of various binding applications.
  • Mary demonstrated "Facing" a quilt. This is a technique that is typically found on small wall quilts, but is finding it's way onto much larger quilts. Mary shared a great way to eliminate that "bulk" in the corners to create a professional finish.
Janet and Mary shared online tutorials they found useful for their demonstrations.

Show and Tell…

1. Carolyn Rippee  2. Catherine Price  3. Sandi Suggs
4. Janet Suber  5. and 6. Patricia Steadman
7. Robbie Maddox  8. Jean Larson  9. Joan Thornbury

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Catching-Up on Pictures

February Show and Tell…

1. Jackie Cory   2. Martha Griffin   3. Karen Downer   4. Joan Thornbury
5. Camille Miller   6. Patricia Steadman   7. Karen Sperry   8. Marcia Taschenberger
9. Mary Keasler   10. "Team Jean" Finished Quilt   11. Janet Suber

Quilts from our "Putting It in to Practice" Series…
1. Carolyn Rippee   2. Patricia Steadman   3. Jean Larson   4. Theresa Kitchell   5. Mary Keasler

But wait, there's more!

March Show and Tell…
1. Joan Thornbury   2. Denise Ohlman   3. Pam McCallie
4. Audrey Workman   5. Karen Sperry
6. 7. and 9. Nancy Packard   8. Martha Steele

"Putting It in to Practice" Quilts…
1. Camille Miller  2. Carolyn Rippee   3. Janet Suber   4. Theresa Kitchell

And Last, at least with "catching up"

April Show and Tell…

1. Patricia Steadman  2. Melissa Klingensmith  3. Jackie Cory
4. Jackie Cory  5. Diana Morris  6. Audrey Workman   7. Theresa Kitchell  8. Nancy Packard  9. Jan Webster

Phew! All caught up, with the exception of our May meeting, and it is coming soon.
This has been a busy group of quilters!