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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

November Review


We were fortunate to have Joan Marr introduce us to her program titled "Ties-Some Things New from Some Things Old."  She demonstrated how to take old men's ties and make them into purses.  In this day and age of the work place becoming more casual, and people desiring to up-cycle their wears, this was a great use of fabric.


She really did a great job of taking your mind to look at the ties differently.  Here you can see where the tip of the tie is used as the purse clasp.  We all have lost earrings before.  Here she used the sole survivor earring as a clasp.  Again, another great up-cycle. 


We were also treated to a review of some of her amazing quilts.  Joan has lived in many amazing places where she has been able to connect with the local culture.




Thank you Joan for your time and sharing some of your beautiful and inspiring quilts.



What's Coming up? 


I hope you guys are finishing up your placemats (12 X 18) for the Holiday Party next week.  Don't forget your White Elephant gift, too!  

See you next week!



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

Friday, September 19, 2014

Name Tag Challenge

CAMQG members are in for a fun challenge!

At our September meeting this week we issued a challenge to the CAMGQ members, to make a quilted Name Tags! Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting some tutorials, and inspiration pictures of some of the awseome quilted name tags out there!Can't wait to see some, pop on over to this pinterest board!



Want to play along? Here are the guidelnes:
Name Tags are due at the Tuesday, October 21st meeting and will be placed on display at the beginning of the meeting for everyone to admire

Name Tags must include:
  • your name 
  • at least 1 hexagon, in honor of our logo
Fabric:
  • should integrate some or all of our logo colorways- bright green, teal, turquoise, light purple, hot pink, yellow  


Incorporate at least one modern quilting aesthetics:
  • negative space/minimalism
  • alternative grid work
  • improv piecing
  • use of solid fabric, bold colors and prints
There are soooo many possibilities!  If you work on a name tag, we'd love to see your progress! snap a photo and post it on the CAMQG facebook page! 

Happy Quilting!
  
Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild 

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

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August Updates

Here's What CAMQG Has Been Up To!


Congrats to all of our 2014 challenge participants! Our projects were as fun and diverse as our members! 




Check out what other MQG members accross the country have made, by searching #mqgfabricchallenge on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!


What's Coming up?
Sewing Day, Saturday, August 16th, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.:
  • We look forward to seeing all of our members who RSVPed at Giant in Camp Hill for a fun day of sewing and socializing!

General Business Meeting, Tuesday, August 19th, 6:30 p.m. social time, 6:45 p.m. meeting:

  • Project Show and Share - Bring along your in-progress and completed projects!
  • Program:  Show Us Your Crafts:  We will be asking members to share other craft media they work in (garments, weaving, jewelry, woodworking, needlework, pottery, etc.)  Bring sample projects and be ready to share what else occupies your time besides quilting.

Happy Quilting!
  
Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild 

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

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July Meeting Reminder

REMINDER: Our next General Business Meeting is this Tuesday, July 15th,
 6:30 p.m. social time, 6:45 p.m. meeting at the GIANT Community Room in Camp Hill, PA. 
  • Have a recent finished project or a work in progress, bring it for Show and Share!
  •  MQG's Michael Miller Fabric Challenge (please bring your completed projects or WIPs for sharing...entries are due/need to be posted by July 25th!)
Meg M. has used some fussy cut strips of her petals and also made a wonky churndash block so far, can't wait to see how these progress! 
  • Program:  CAMQG Unwanted Sewing/Quilting Items Yard Sale
  • Members and Guests/Visitors:  Want to clean out your sewing stash?  Have some notions that are just lying around?  Please bring items for our first member yard sale (Note:  this is only open to members and visitors to the meeting and NOT open to the public.  We thought this would be a good way to de-stash, raise some money, and socialize!)
  • You will place your items on 1 of 4 tables:  $0.25, $0.50, $1, or $2
  • At the conclusion of the business meeting (this one should be quite short), we will "open" the sale.  You will pay for items at each table using the honor system (we will have baskets with change at each table).
  • Money raised will be added to the guild coffers.
  • Along with your items that you are "donating" for the sale, please bring small bills and quarters!  I already have a nice size basket of goodies..I'm excited to see everyone else's treasures!   

Need some inspiration?  Look how our members have been using their Michael Miller prints:









Anna Liese has been having fun with her challenge fabric, too! 

(image used with permission: source)


Ann shared her finished mini quilt at the June meeting. Isn't that quilting gorgeous??




See you on Tuesday, Happy Quilting!


Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild

CapitalAreaMQG@gmail.com

Thursday, May 22, 2014

#MQGFabricChallenge Inspiration!

Have you started your Michael Miller Fabric challenge yet? Need some inspiration? See what other modern quilters are doing with Petal Pinwheels: ‪#‎MQGFabricChallenge

{Image Courtesy of the MQG website}

http://www.oninstagram.com/mqgfabricchallenge

http://cuttingcornersquilts.blogspot.com/2014/04/michael-miller-challenge.html

http://quiltyhabit.blogspot.com/2014/04/saturday-sewing.html

http://www.terryaskeartquilts.com/Studio/2014/05/07/on-my-design-wall-2014-05-07/

http://momijistudio.blogspot.com/2014/04/mqg-michael-miller-challenge.html



Happy Quilting!

 
Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild 
 

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