Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Modern Mystery Quilt

Hello Modern Quilters,

Ever wanted to do a Mystery Quilt?  Well now there is a Modern Mystery Quilt available on American Quilter's Society blog at  The quilt pattern has been designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr and it is the first of six parts to make a quilt that will measure 50" x 80" and should be great for beginners as well as experienced quilters!  The six parts will be rolled out once a week for the next six Wednesdays, starting today.

A big thanks to Janet Suber for sharing the info!!

Have fun,


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Meeting Recap

We had a great turnout for the September meeting this past Saturday.  It was announced that the new web page is up and running!  I am still learning lots about Blogger and how to get what I want on the page, so be sure to check back for changes and updates.  Pam McCallie showed off our new logo--thanks so much for the wonderful graphic logo!  

This is a second version of the logo--the colors are not quite as vivid as the examples Pam showed us, so I'll be working to figure out how to get the same beautiful colors on the web page.  And Debra Nance is going to digitize the logos.  So if you have your own embroidery machine, she will share with you or she is willing to make patches of the logos for those of us without embroidery machines.  What a great group of gals!!

So far we have five of us headed down to Austin, TX in February for the first QuiltCon.  If you want to find out more about the first Modern Quilt Guild quilt show, head over to  Gayle Grier, Janet Suber, Jean Larson, Sandi Suggs and Ava Moore will be headed south on the 21st to the 24th.  If you want to join us, we do have made hotel arrangements for the group, but travel arrangements are on your own so far.

We looked at a few different books for our program inspiration for next year.  Among the books we reviewed there was Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering; Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman; We Love Color compiled by Susanne Woods and Block Party by Alissa Haight Carlton.  Let us know if you have any suggestions and we'll be making a decision at the October meeting.  Other suggestions were the Modern Quilts Illustrated by Weeks Ringle.  There were also some great projects discussed, like a guild project for QuiltCon 2014, accept QuiltCon 2013 blocks to join into a quilt for donation and doing a group improvisational block quilt for donation.  A lot of great ideas for the year ahead!

I will get our show & tell pictures up on a Picasa account shortly and put a link to the web page--one more thing to learn!  So stay tuned...

Pam McCallie lead the program showing her Clementine Applique Quilt.  It is not from the Modern Mix book, but a link for the free pattern will be listed below.  Here is Pam's quilt--

She used the new Denise Scmidt Chickapee fabrics for the applique.

Some of the "leaves" were pieced for additional detail and some were not.  And she had a fun binding detail--

The place to go to find the pattern is  If you are not a "member" of the website, you will have to sign up.  Then find the free class by Elizabeth Hartman called Creative Quilt Backs.  You sign up for the free class and then the pattern is in the materials and resources part of the class.  We had so many fun quilt backs at the meeting, that is most be the happening topic!  I am about halfway through the "class" and have already picked up a few great tips on improving my quilt backs and there is a free pattern to boot!

Our next meeting is October 13, so hope to see you there!!!


Monday, September 3, 2012

September Meeting

The September meeting of the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild is this week!  If your are interested in this new concept of "modern quilting", come join us Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10am.  We meet at Sew Bee It, located at 6103 Old Alabama Road, Ringgold, GA.  It is just off of Hwy 75, at exit 348.

We will be talking about the first Modern Quilt Show--QuiltCon--taking place in Austin, TX in February 2013.  Also about projects for next year's meeting and an update on the new webpage for the group.

Of course there will be show and tell and our program will be an applique project--you won't want to miss it!!

See you Saturday,

Ava Moore