Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July Meeting Recap

On our Calendar

July 22 - Michelle Wilkie Design WorkshopJuly 30 - Designate a contact person for the MQG Charity Quilt challenge
August 13 - Next meeting; Program is Modern Traditionalism
September 10 - Program is Modern Group Quilt Project
September (12, 13) 14-17 - AQS QuiltWeek (volunteering) 
October 8 - Program is Modern Stitching and Alternate Gridwork
November 30 - Deadline for submitting photos of your finished quilt to QuiltCon
February 3 - Charity challenge quilt must be received by the MQG

AQS QuiltWeek
Kathleen needs volunteers to sign up to take down quilts on Saturday, September 17. Most other volunteer spots have been filled.

Habitat Quilts
We have two more home dedications this year. One quilt is in the works and Jean would love to have a volunteer design a quilt and be the project leader for the other. Contact Jean if you have ideas.

Michelle Wilkie Workshop
It's on a Friday and we are full. Email Mary if you want your name on the waitlist. She has emailed supply lists to all who are attending. Kelly has a post about the workshop so be sure to read that. 

Quilts for Pulse
Camille has collected enough heart blocks to make two quilts for Orlando. She will be sewing the blocks together and has asked for a quilting volunteer. 

If you want to keep making heart blocks, we will be mailing BLUE hearts (blue only, white background) to Dallas for both Dallas and Baton Rouge officers killed by sniper attacks in those cities.


July Program: Simplification

Thank you to Ann, Toni, Vanessa, Theresa and Pam for presenting a clear and inspiring program on ways we can simplify our quilt compositions, and to Vista, Melissa, Sharon and Charise for their work behind the scenes. You showed us enlightening examples of ways to improve a quilt by editing.  
Photos from our July program on Simplification
1. Simple and versatile stars, Toni Faidley
2. Double wedding ring with a change in each ring, Theresa Kitchell
3. Modern Roman Stripe, Pam McCallie
4. Elephants in the Rain, Vanessa King
5. Playing with Grids, Melissa Klingensmith
6. Sale Creek Sunset, Melissa Klingensmith

Show and Tell

Show and Tell
1. Pillow, Jackie Cory
2. Dinosaur quilt for a child, Michele Leonard
3. Purse section, Delores Dady
4. Beach Houses, Denise Ohlman

Show and Tell
1. Sliced Churn Dashes, Jean Larson
2. Face from Melissa Averinos workshop, Veronica Hoffman Ortega
3. Modern Rectangles, Vanessa King
4. Kaffe squares, Theresa Kitchell
5. Modern Shapes, Mary Keasler
6. Modern strips, Mary Keasler


Show and Tell
1. Black and white work, Camille Miller
2. Back of #1, Camille Miller
3. Opportunity Quilt of the future, Karen Downer
4. Modern Poinsettia, Patricia Steadman
5. Improv Flag, Patricia Steadman
6. Pineapples, Denise Ohlman
7. Quilt Label, Denise Ohlman
8. Modern Dresden work, Sandi Suggs
9. Received Modern Mini, Jackie Cory


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

ChattMQG to Host Michelle Wilkie Workshop

We are pleased to announce Michelle Wilkie of Factotum of Arts is coming to Chattanooga!


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Michelle is an award-winning designer and the director of a software company. Her background in both art and STEM disciplines provides a distinct perspective that is evident in her Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) work and other creative endeavors. You may recognize Michelle from her regular contributions to Sew Mama Sew and Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. She also designed the MQG’s August 2015 Pattern of the Month entitled “Altitudinal Ecosystem”.


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Photo Courtesy of The Modern Quilt Guild via Michelle Wilkie


On Friday, July 22, ChattMQG members will learn how to create their own quilt designs during Michelle’s “Modern Quilt Design: Every Day Inspiration” workshop. Michelle will also teach how to create a block from the designs, and at the end of the workshop each participant will take home at least two designs and one block.


The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Adult Education Building at Christ United Methodist Church in Chattanooga. Space is limited to 20 participants and the workshop is currently full. If you are interested in joining the waitlist, please email Mary Keasler at chattmqg@gmail.com.

Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to set up their sewing machines and workspace, and they should bring their own lunch which will be enjoyed during a one-hour break. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

June Habitat Home Dedications

We continue to make quilts for new Habitat for Humanity homeowners. Three homes were dedicated this morning.

First was Sherri Owens and her children: Cory, Corelle and Destinee.

Shirley presents the quilt to Sherri 

It matches her home!
Next was Torri Scott and her son, Antony.
Vanessa tells Torri about the quilt

The audience was excited about the back and the front!

Torri and Vanessa with the knee-socks quilt
Last was Alice Smith. Her mother is 97 and she has four grandchildren!

Karen helps hold up the quilt behind Alice

Our friend Cornelia Johnson, who received the quilt with the big pieced star on bright magenta, surprised us at the dedication and was happy to pose for a photo.

Vanessa, Pam, Cornelia, Jean and Karen


It was so uplifting to see that our quilts are appreciated. The presentation of them is an exciting part of the dedication celebratiion.

Keep sewing!