Sunday, January 13, 2013

The January Meeting

Hello Modern Quilt Gals,

What a fun Saturday morning!  We had the knitting corner of Sew Bee It packed!  

We welcomed some new folks, said hello to old friends and welcomed old friends new to the group.  As Brenda would say, it is a wonderful quilting family!

 A sample of the Logo Blocks

We had an incredible response to Pam's Logo Challenge--18 logo blocks were submitted and no two were the same.  Pam will be sharing the logo blocks on the blog in the weeks to come.

The guild received a package of Michael Miller's Madrona Road fabrics and Janet come up with a block challenge for February--using the Log Cabin Makeover chapter from "Quilting Modern", come up with your own log cabin block.  For more details, see her blog already posted on the webpage.  Blocks will be due at the February meeting. Janet--thanks for a great challenge and getting the fabric packets ready!

Sandi introduced our inspiration book for 2013--"Quilting Modern" by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.  She reviewed the first four chapters and pointed out highlights for the group.  Then Sharon shared her new favorite marking pen that disappears when heat is applied.  If I had been taking better notes, I would have all the details...I will have to share them later.  And I showed a quick demonstration of how creative you can get using your straight stitch/walking foot to make a number of curved quilting patterns.

Then for the best part--Show & Tell--

Janet's Fibonacci Quilt--with special piecing for the extra large block.

Sandi's Janus Quilt

Debra's "Boxed" Quilt 

Katherine's Quilt  made for a special friend

Denise's Quilt

And our own quilting rock star--Jean's quilt--

See you all in February!!



  1. What an incredible meeting it was! Isn't it wonderful to have so many people who enjoy the same thing! Just wanted to add that six of our members will be attending the first annual Quiltcon. Can't wait to hear about it! And also want to thank you, Ava, and Sandi for being such wonderful moderators and keeping us focused!

    1. It was fun!! Thank you, Debra, for your contributions to our guild.

  2. I agree it was an incredible meeting. Ava and Sandi are really super at keeping us going. And all the talented members make for some very interesting inspiration of all kinds. Pam and Janet keep us busy with challenges. What great ways to get out of our boxes and fly.

  3. I agree we did have a wonderful meeting. I am looking forward to the Madrona Challenge! The name of the pens are Frixion and they are put out by pilot. I know you can get them from Amazon and I found the 3 pk at Staples recently. Martha also said she will order them for the shop. Have a great day!

    1. Thanks for the update Sharon! Happy stitching!!