Monday, November 12, 2012

The November Meeting, Part 2

We had some great show and tell this month!  Some quilts were for the show next month and some were projects that just wrapped up.

Enjoy the show and tell--

 Gerry shared her Modern Jackets that she had made years ago--she was definitely ahead of her time!!  And her quilt--

And a detail picture--

Melissa finished the tablecloth from last month's program--

A small quilt from Brenda--

Joan made the cutest owls from the Fall issue of "Quilts and More"--

And her modern baby quilt--

Janet complete her quilt that was a class project from the Alabama Symposium.  It is a serged quilt--

Detail of the serged piping along the border--

And a modern backing--

Martha completed a very modern pillow-- 

And showed a more traditional style quilt--

Ava showed the clothing fabric quilt she finished--

Visitor Veronica showed her very modern quilt that had just returned from Houston--

And her interpretation of a novel challenge that involved the book "Steve Jobs"--

Last, but not least is Jean's Wave Table Runner--

Thanks for the pics Jean!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The November Meeting, Part 1

Hello Gals,

We filled the class room at Sew Bee It Saturday and had a great morning talking all things Modern Quilts!

Sandi found a new resource for Modern Quilters-- check out on the web.

And Debra let us know that TVQA will be hosting a Modern Quilting workshop at their spring symposium.  Check with her if you would like some more details.

Pam presented our first Chatt MQG block challenge.  If you look at the center of the logo--it is a modern quilt block.  Here is Pam's version in fabric, 10 1/2" by 10 1/2"--

Pam's challenge is to create your own version of a modern quilt block.  She supplied each member of the guild with a package of fabrics and the guidelines to complete your block.

I love the question marks where the block would be!!

While the official logo for the group will not change, we are looking forward to changing out the "block" from time to time and using the blocks to make our guild banner.

If you were not able to join us yesterday, check with a friend--I know several packs were picked for for gals or let us know and we will get one to you!

Have fun and have a block ready for our January 12, 2013!

And in her spare time, she designed a postcard to get the word out about the guild--

 Thanks for all the great designing Pam!!!

And Debra has been busy as well.  She has digitized our logo and will have embroidery discs and embroideries available for us.  My notes are a little sketchy on this part, so as soon as she has more details, I will pass them on!

Our next meeting is December 8 and it is going to be a special day.  The Modern Quilts will be hung and Sew Bee It will be opening the doors!  We did have a few quilts already turned over to Martha and some are even hung Saturday afternoon.  Remember November 27th is the day to have your Modern Quilt to the shop, along with your statement of what modern quilting means to you.  When you drop them off, be sure to have your name and quilt name included on the list of quilts at the shop.  I will send out the list of gals bringing food by email and a big thanks to everyone for being so generous!  Especially at this busy time of year!

For the January program, Sandi will be presenting an overview of the first four chapters of the "Quilting Modern" book.  This is essentially a "Modern Quilting" toolbox of sorts.  It will be a good recap for those experienced quilters and a great catch up for any newer quilters.

Catherine presented the program for November.  She showed us some great Christmas fabric ornaments that can be as easy or ornate as you want to make them!

 They can be as intricate as stitching multiples together for a fuller look, stitching the edges or simply pinking them, using ribbon, rick rack to hang and all kinds of shining, glittery things can by glued down on top!  I think I am going to have to make some gift tags with fabric on one side and card stock on the back--too fun!

I will email out the master shapes Catherine brought with her or make your own!

I will follow up with part 2 in the next couple of days--there was some great show and tell to share!!




Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Saturday Sew In

Sew Bee It has offered to let the Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild have a Sew In day this Saturday after our meeting!  If you don't already have plans, bring your current project, a quilt that has you stuck, or a project you would like some company while you work!  Feel free to bring your machine or a hand project.  We will have the classroom open to us until 2:30 or so.

I know it is short notice, but looking forward to a chance to spend some time with the Modern Quilt gals!  Any questions, just drop a line--


Monday, November 5, 2012

November Meeting this Saturday

Hello Modern Quilt Gals,

Our next meeting is this week, Nov 10 at 10 am.  Catherine will be presenting our program and we have some fun projects to get under way.  We will finalize plans for our Modern Quilt Show at Sew Bee It in the month of December and our open house on December 8.  It will be our own "Modern Quilt Month"!

If you have been working on the Modern Mystery quilt, bring what you have done so far.  Maybe we will get to see Janet's finished quilt...and if you have a copy of "Quilting Modern", our book for next year, bring it along.

See you Saturday!!