Saturday, January 23, 2016

January 2016 Guild Meeting

Pat Driscoll will lead us through 2016.  Please share all of your ideas and thoughts to help her build a great 2016 program. 

Welcome new members: Joanna Rockhill and Karen Sikes

Come to our meetings and take a chance on our new CAMQG 50/50!  Proceeds will go into our budget to support new speakers and new programs.

Barbara Phillips-Long introduced plans and instructions for a 2016 Modern Block-of-the-Month.  Hope you are all excited to start a new MODERN project.

CAMQG January Member Spotlight - Meg Connor

Reminder - Please wear your CAMQG name tag to meetings.  It helps all members (old and new) know who you are.  ;)





WELCOME to 2016 with the CAMQG!

Ladies, we are all excited to begin our 2016 year with the Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild.  There are lots of new ideas to explore and new projects to begin and we all look forward to getting started. LET'S DO THIS! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

October 2015


October 2015


Modern Minute
This months Modern Minute we explored various unique quilt designs and the various techniques used.  Paper Piecing, scrappy, angular, and curves.

Elections
We had elections this month for Treasurer and President Elect.
Dawn will be our new Treasurer for 2016
Barbara will be our next President Elect and shadow Pat in 2016

Dues
Next month we will be collecting dues.  Please have a check or exact cash to give to the Treasurer.  

Program
This month we steered away from the a regular program and had a more social event.  We played the card game "war" for the chance to win a stash of 5" charms of fabric.  (Aren't those the most PERFECT cards for Quilters!) Originally, you are suppose to play till someone wins ALL the fabric.  It was taking a while so, we decided to divvy up the stash and each of us has to make something with the fabric for the next meeting.  No requirements.  It can be a bag, a quilt, a placemat, etc.  Just have fun!



Where's the Show and Share?
Check out FLICKR
If you are on Instagram...Tag your quilting activity photos to #CAMQG


What's Coming up?

November 13, 14,15
(Click title for more info)

See you next month with your mystery stash!

Happy Quilting!
  
Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild 

 New members are always welcome, contact us at CapitalAreaMQG@gmail.com





This Post failed to get published originally, so...

It was a great meeting that we talked about our favorite Quilting Tools.  Below you will find a great resource to some great tools.  
Happy Quilting!

Modern Minute


Pat introduced the topic of Bold Prints.  We went around and looked at everyones Show and Share and asked the Maker what drew them to the chosen prints.  It was interesting.  Some were drawn to the colors, some to the pattern on the print, and others to the size of the print.  Some were geometric others floral, others neon.  So many options!

Community Project


Check out the Flickr page and see some of the adorable baby quilts that have been made for the Pinnacle Neonatal Unit.  You have until next month's meeting to get yours in.  Have some fun with it and try something new  Keep the size to 36" X 36" and enjoy the opportunity to play with the quilting space.  Free Motion anyone?

What's your Favorite Tool?  


Wow, what a great response to this!  It was fun to see all the gizmos that people use.  I never knew there were so many gadgets to help with quilting!  I composed a list below of most of the items mentioned. If you click on the name, it should link you to purchasing them or getting more information.

Used for Appliqué

The help to make perfect circles for appliqué
She was just featured on the cover of AQS Magazine for her "Best of Show" Quilt, Majestic Mosaic.

To help with seams.

To use for Free Motion Quilting

Proline Quilters Groove

For every type of ruler need

For picking things off the floor.  Add a magnet to help with fallen needles.

If you pre-wash your fabric, This helps with the fraying of the fabric after it is washed.

A great wall hanging to place hooks in to hold rulers, scissors, and various items

It is useful to use to cut leaves

This seemed to be big enough but not too big.

Saves your wrist.

I hope you find this post of interest.  It was great to hear and see what everyone uses.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Modern Minute
Jill did the introduction on Improv Piecing.  The funny thing is it seems like you either love to improv piece or it scares you to death!  She showed some great examples from Pinterest.  It was funny to see peoples reactions when we talked about doing "curved" improv...Yikes!


Free Motion Quilting on your Home Machine 
by Anne Renfrew



We were fortunat to have Anne demonstrate how she does her Free Motion Quilting.  She explained that she has taken Craftsy classes from Angela Walters, Jacquie Gerring, and her favorite Leah Day.  Here is a link to Craftsy to look up some great online classes.  

The one thing we learned, PRACTICE!  Take your scraps of fabric and batting and make small squares to "doodle" with your machine.  

Here she demonstrates how to do "Pebbles".





Here are some pictures of her quilts.








Here are some closeups of her free motion work.  It is amazing the detail she can capture.












It was a very inspiring meeting.  We all left wanting to go play on our machines.
Thanks Anne!

Where's the Show and Share?

Check out this month's on
Flickr.

Other places to check us out...

Like Us on Facebook to get additional updates.

On Instagram, Tag your work with #CAMQG


Upcoming Dates

May 16 
9am-2pm
Giant at Camp Hill, Community Room

This is our Sew Day. 
 We will be making 36" X 36"
Baby Blankets for the Pinnacle Health NICU.   

Please bring your own fabric.  You can use this time to piece a quilt, quilt a quilt, or do some binding.  We have members that have generously offered to long arm the quilting, if needed.   There is no specific design you need to do so it is a fun opportunity to get creative!  Please let Pat know if you plan on attending.

May19
Next Meeting

Camp Hill Giant
6:30 Social.  6:45 Meeting

June 19 
The Susquehanna Art Museum

They will be hosting an Exhibit titled "20/20: Traditional Roots, Contemporary Art".  Info can be found here.  
Opening Night is June19.  The exhibit is on display until August 20.
It looks like a great local opportunity to see some amazing quilts.  Inspiration!





Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015

Inspiration

We had a great meeting last night and I hope everyone made it home safe before the impending ice storm.  

Modern Minute

Jill's "Modern Minute" this month touched on Negative Space.  We looked through Pinterest pages of how different quilters used their negative space.  We had a discussion of how, for some people, they view negative space as another opportunity to get creative with quilting.  Others may see it as a blank slate that needs to be filled with fabric.  Either way, you can't go wrong.  It is all up to interpretation!

Put Down the Quilting Book!  Alternate Inspiration

We all love to buy and look through quilting books.  But if we are always looking at quilts, we may never see what else we could create.  What are some other places for inspiration?

tile work
carpets
architecture
coloring books
zentangle drawings
graphic designers
woodwork
hubcaps
paintings

Where else do you find inspiration?

Mad Libs and Quilts???

To finish up the evening.  We did a Mad Lib and came up with the following words.



Now, take three (3) words and use them to inspire a quilt drawing.  Instead of showing you what we all came up with (that would stump your own creativity), you pick three words and try it out yourself.
Enjoy!


Where's the Show and Share for this Month?

Check out of January Show and Share on 

Like our Facebook Page and check us out for Updates throughout the month

Tag your own photos of your quilts to the CAMQG Instagram page at
#CAMQG

Upcoming Dates

Sew Day January 31
Next Meeting February 17
Gathering of the Guilds February 28
If you are doing the Stack and Stitch Workshop on March 7, please get your money in to Sheryl



 Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild New members are always welcome, contact us at CapitalAreaMQG@gmail.com

Monday, January 12, 2015


Happy New Year!


Our next meeting is Tuesday January 20 at the Camp Hill Giant Community Room at 6:30 for Social, 6:45 for the Meeting.  Check your email for what to bring this month.  I hope everyone had a great holiday and a little break, if that was possible.  

Last Month we had our Holiday Party that consisted of White Elephant gifting.  And what a Hoot it was! We got a little stealing going on which always makes it more fun.  Here is the table of the goodies.

Also, we each made a placemat for our dinner.  We were given the dimensions and needed to make some type of a modern quilted placemat.  When we arrived, we needed to put the placemats down at a seat that was vacant and we could not sit at our placemat.  When it was done, we each got to take home someone else's creation.  What a fun gift!  

Here are some examples.  





They are all so different but so creative!

And look at the binding on this one.  I see a sewing day tutorial idea!




If anyone has the time, The Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild is hosting Thomas Knauer in Burlington, NJ this weekend Sunday January 18.   This event looks like an amazing opportunity!



Have a great Week!

 Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild New members are always welcome, contact us at CapitalAreaMQG@gmail.com