Sunday, March 10, 2013


I spent yesterday with my Modern Quilt Guild buddies at our monthly meeting.  We had such a good time!!

I thought I would show you a few things that they had for Show and Tell.  Please note that the projects lying on the floor are resting on top of a beautiful rug that is part of the shop decor.  It does create some competition with our quilt showings, though.  Just adjust your vision as needed.  :-)

Sharon shared her Spring Table Runner!!  Love those colors!  And the design is original.

Gerry shared another of her beautiful Convergence quilts with the leaves made from ultra suede fabric.  It goes to her son-in-law's office to hang.  Lovely!

Jean shared a design she originated using the Kaleidoscope ruler.  The construction is unique and un-traditional.  She hasn't decided how she wants to use this component/technique.

This is Gayle's beautiful neutral palette quilt.  It is so soothing.  I am   sorry I do not remember whose pattern she used.

These are some of Melody's selections.  Some are pieced and others were fused.  Her fabrics are hand dyed cottons and silks.  Lovely, aren't they?

BJ shared this cute little album piece that she designed.  It has an overlay of black net to give it the night time feel.  She told us about a tip she uses on some of her work.  On the back she made notes to herself of things to do differently or things not to do when using these materials and techniques the next time.  I thought that was just so smart!  And, of course, she signed and dated her work.

I shared my completed Modern Mystery Quilt that was designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr and offered by AQS on their website.

Melissa introduced us to some fabrics that she just purchased.  These were the newest Batiks to arrive at Sew Bee It, our quilt shop where we meet for our guild each month.

Gayle has started a Block Lottery project for us and each month she will introduce us to a different block to make.  Here are the finished blocks for the Mod Mosaic that we did for the month of February.  Here is where you have to concentrate to separate the blocks from the rug.

The new block for us to have ready for the April meeting is the Celtic Twist.  Requirements are to use white/black print as the background and scrappy greens throughout.

We have a drawing of the participants and declare someone the winner of the blocks.  In order for her to win again, she must bring a completed top using the blocks back to the meeting.

Six of us have just returned from attending Quilt Con in Austin, TX.  This was the first Quilt Conference for the National Modern Quilt Guild.  It was entertaining, informative, and educational for all of us.  We had so many goodies given to us by vendors at the show that we made up goodie bags to share with the members.  Here is Jean passing out some of the bags and you can see the gals opening the brown paper bags to see what they got!!  Don't quilters just love more stuff?

We had so much conversation, sharing, and fun!!  I am so glad I did not miss this meeting!

Lil Bit is telling me that she likes to quilt!!  "Why do I have to stay home?"


                                    -   sandi

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