Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July Meeting Recap


Our H*art Gallery Outreach Project

Our next day to sew at the H*art Gallery is Thursday, July 23.

*Our team visited the gallery, worked with the clients, and left them with a couple of quilts. H*art's Executive Director and Founder Ellen Heavilon sent the following email to Denise:

Thank you again for these beautiful quilts! We feel so Blessed to have the support of the Modern Quilter's Guild. I think yesterday's project was well received and Jennifer (one of our new artists) said she enjoyed it. She was hesitant at first because she hadn't done it before. Once she started she felt right at home. Thank you for that.

All the best,

And thank you to our ladies who volunteered their time and energy that day!

Putting It Into Practice Quilt Show, December 12

By popular demand we will have our own quilt show of anything you have made or will make this year based on our series "Putting It Into Practice" where we designed modern quilts using L-Blocks, Quarter Square triangles, and Drunkard's Path blocks. You can find the directions in our blog side bar under the January, February and March Archives. Bring your quilts to our December 2015 meeting and we will hang them—no sleeves are required. we originally requested that they be 36" square but for this event any size will be okay.

Second Annual Community Quilt Show: A 4-Patch Celebration

Sandi is organizing this themed event happening at Hamilton Place Mall from August 30 until September 27 in support of AQS Quilt Week. Quilts will use a form or variation of the 4-patch quilt block. Originality is encourated.

The show is a fundraiser for The Next Door. Fun stuff includes a Viewer's Choice award and substantial prizes.

Hurry! The deadline of August 1 is fast approaching.

For all the information including size guidelines, entry form and general rules, follow these links.

Suggest a Speaker for ChattMQG

We are interested in having a nationally known quilter come to Chattanooga to offer a trunk show and workshop for us. These teachers are usually booked well in advance but we might be an attractive venue for someone who is scheduled for an event in a nearby major city. Think about it and let us know your ideas.

Quilt Week Show at Bessie Smith Hall

Karen has requested large quilts for this venue. Labels need to include the quilt name, maker's name, and contact information.

July Program: MQG Member Charity Challenge

Our Guild has entered the MQG Member Charity Challenge. Pam talked to us about the challenge and gave us handouts showing the accepted colors that can be used for the quilt. Basically, we design and make a quilt together and send it to Pasadena (QuiltCon West 2016) for display. They send it back and we select a recipient.

The color palette includes white, off-white, sunflower, tomato red, light teal, grey and black. Prints are allowed.

The method of design and construction will be Improv With Intent.

If you missed our meeting and Pam's handout you can log in to the MQS site and find the information there. 
  1. Login to themodernquiltguild.com with your own member email address and password.
  2. On the navigation header, look for About > Charity > Current Projects > QuiltCon 2016 Member Charity Challenge and read all about it.
  3. While on the website, also go to Events > Webinars Past > Improv With Intention by Cheryl Arkinson 07/30/2014 and watch the video to learn about the method.
The deadline for our quilt is February 3, 2016.

Our August Program will be Straight Line Quilting.

Congratulations to the eight AQS Semifinalists from ChattMQG!

Each of them has at least one quilt accepted for this year's show.

Veronica Hofman-Ortega
Mary Ramsey Keasler
Melissa Klingensmith
Jean Larson
Vista Scruggs Mahan
Nancy Packard
Karen Sperry
Patricia Steadman

Show and Tell

1. Jackie Cory  2. Audrey Workman
4. Nancy Packard  5. Gerry Haywood
7. Catherine Price  8. Catherine Price  9. Patricia Steadman

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 http://www.rowbyrowexperience.com for all the info. Locally you can visit http://www.berninaofchattanooga.com/bernina/ and http://spoolquilt.com 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 http://knoxvillemqg.blogspot.com 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