Saturday, July 13, 2013


Our local quilt shop is closing soon and our Chattanooga Modern Quilt Guild has been meeting there since we organized.  It is time for us to look for a new meeting location.

Our leader thought it would be nice if we did a little Thank You Scrapbook for the owner and her staff to show our appreciation and to give them a little remembrance of us.

The leader handed off a tote bag to me with some pics, double-stick tape, and an empty journal book and said "Here you go".  So off I went.

I woke in the middle of the night and had an idea of how to put this together.  This morning I headed to the Studio and stayed there all day producing this little jewel!

After I removed the cellophane wrapping on the cover I discovered some discoloration so I simply used my trusty medium of choice - FABRIC- and set to covering the spots.

I have never been much of a scrapbooker, but I thought to myself that if I took the photos I was given and started searching my stash for fabric I could make some frames and the pictures would be more interesting.  The plan is to pass the journal around and have the members write personal notes to the owner and her staff about our time spent at this shop.  That meant I needed to leave extra negative space for the notes.

On the first page I put the general thank you note from the guild on our guild note card.

Next comes a picture of Janet explaining the Madrona Road Challenge sponsored by Michael Miller Fabrics.  Sharon won the extra blocks from the Madrona Road drawing.

Another challenge that was issued by one of our members, Pam, was the logo block challenge.  We were given packets of fabrics in the logo color palette and asked to make alternate blocks to use in the header on our blog.

I included one of our Information Post Cards that Pam designed for us to use to promote membership.

Several members participated in the Online Modern Quilt Guild Challenge sponsored by AQS and designed by Weeks Ringle.

This is Janet's version using a white background.

Joan did hers using Black background fabric.
Another member did hers using a grey background.
Our programs this year have come from "Quilting Modern" a book written by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.  Members have volunteered to present the technique each month.
We held an open house to promote our guild.
Some of our greeters.
And some of our guests.
Gayle presents a lottery block challenge each month.

We have great Show and Tell.




Vista dating a quilt by the fabrics used.
Debra and Brenda sharing a friendship moment!
What a fun "job" I had today putting this together and reminiscing about our years in Modern Quilt Guild here in Chattanooga.
Our guild will continue and we will be finding a new meeting location soon.







  1. You made this gift extra special and Gloria will notice. Thank you for putting this lovely book of memories together. I know Gloria will just love it..

    1. It was my pleasure, Sharon! I think she will enjoy it when she has time to read everyone's notes.

  2. Thank you, Sandi, for making the memory book. It is beautiful!


  3. The scrapbook was a great idea for a memory book for Gloria! Thank you for putting it together and giving us the opportunity to sign it.