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Thursday, March 6, 2014

March Updates

Here's What CAMQG Has Been Up To!


There was a great turnout at the 2014 Gathering of the Guilds event at the end of February! Our members demonstrated improv pieceing and showed of some spectacular examples of member's modern quilts.



What's Coming up?
  • Meeting: Tuesday, March 18th
Members chose the Bottled Rainbows Quilt for our next group sewing project at our last meeting! If you haven't seen one before, check out the original version by Rachel from Stitched in Colors . Careful, you will most certainly be drooling over the rainbow goodness once you head over to the quilt along page!!


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Members who would like to participate should bring a small sandwich bag of scraps to our March 18th meeting. If you are spending anytime with your stash or scraps this weekend, here's a chance to scrap bust! It's kind of like spring cleaning, but this is way more fun :) Rachel has a great set of tips to pick good scraps here. We will do a quick sort by color at the meeting then send everyone home with some yummy scraps and the coordinating Kona solid. There the magic begins, everyone will work on their blocks and bring them back to the April meeting.

This is a great way to try a new technique without committing to big project. Bonus: the final quilt will go to a special organization or charity in the Capital Area.  Awesome, right?


  • Sewing Day: Saturday, March 29th (tentative date) Open sew days are a perfect time to make progress on WIPs and finish those UFOs.

 
Happy Quilting!



Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild 



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

Friday, February 14, 2014

February Events and Updates

Hello everyone!  

February is here, and with it are some exciting events for CAMQG!

Here's What Been Up To!

  • The Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild is officially a member of the national Modern Quilt Guild Organization. If you haven’t already done so, check out their great website.

  •  CAMQG successfully left a modern mark on the PA Farm Show in January. Our finished quilt top was on display in the Family Living section where visitors were able to view the top and give hand quilting a try.  The non-traditional colors and pattern were a successful conversation starter, too!

  • Our January 25th meeting was held in the classroom space at Smile Spinners, in Marysville, PA. Guild members participated in a ‘Photo Inspiration challenge’. Each person brought 3 fat quarters that were inspired by a photo of a flower. They were then tasked with sewing a block of their choice, with somebody else’s fabric. It was fun to see everyone’s creative process and resulting blocks. Thank you all who participated!



What's Coming up?
  • Meeting : Tuesday, February 18th
  • Gathering of the Guilds: Saturday, February 22nd (9 am - 4 pm) –Swatara Church of God, 4860 Lindle Road, Harrisburg PA.
Gathering of the Guilds is a great opportunity for the public to meet with and learn about various fiber and needlework-related guilds in Central PA.
CAMQG members will have several modern quilts on display and will be providing a demo of improvisational piecing!  “Cost of admission” is a canned good. Hope to see you there
  • Meeting: Tuesday, March 18th

Happy Quilting!

Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild 

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Quilt Top Sewing Day

This past Saturday the CAMQG met to put together a quilt top to be quilted at the Pennsylvania Farm Show this winter. 
  
Ann- Our Fabulous Quilt Designer!






JJ
Lois and Sigrid
The completed blocks!
Check back to see the top come together, or better yet, plan on checking it out at the PA Farm Show this January and putting in a few of your own stitches.

Up next for the Guild- Tuesday November 19 6:45pm- General Meeting.  
If you are interested in joining, please email the capitalareamqg@gmail.com for details!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

One More Great Night of Quilts!

 
 Our final gallery evening is Friday 10/18/13
Third in the Burg runs from 5-9 and includes numerous fabulous locations in Harrisburg. 
Come check us out at Harrisburg Historic Association. 
1230 North Third Street 
(across from Mid Town Scholar and Broad Street Market)
Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 20, 2013

3rd In the 'Burg Gallery Evening

Just a quick reminder- tonight is our second gallery showing for the quilt exhibit.  

Third in the Burg runs from 5-9 and includes numerous fabulous locations in Harrisburg. 

Come check us out at Harrisburg Historic Association. 

1230 North Third Street 

(across from Mid Town Scholar and Broad Street Market)

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Exhibition Opening: Gallery Walk

The CAMQG Quilt Exhibition officially opens this week for Harrisburg's Gallery Walk weekend.  And as someone who had the pleasure of previewing the exhibit while hanging the quilts--I really can't recommend a visit enough.  Our ladies are just so talented!  

Not really sure what modern quilting is? It can be pretty fiercely debated amongst quilters, so your not alone.  The quilts represent a wide variety of the modern spectrum and we'll have guild members at the exhibit to answer questions.


 Sunday September 8th, 2013

Open 11am-6pm

Harrisburg Historic Association

1230 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA


Please make sure to check us out and all the fabulous art of Harrisburg on the Gallery Walk. 



Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Members Modern Quilt Exhibition



The Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild is thrilled to be partnering with the Historic Harrisburg Association to present an exhibition showcasing the talent of our members and exploring the modern perspective on quilting. 

Exhibit Times

Gallery Walk- September 8th 11am-6pm

Third in the Burg- September 20th 5-9pm

Third in the Burg- October 18th 5-9pm