April Meeting (better late than never?!)

First, please accept my apologies for the late post!

We had a great meeting with so many beautiful items from our group so I will jump right in to the pictures without further delay!

First up – String Blocks all assembled for charity quilt.

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Sherri’s purple star -

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Gretchen’s 6×6

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I (Kim) shared my hexagon quilt (Min Skatt) although did not take a picture at the meeting!  This was shown as part of the Traditional to Modern Block Challenge.

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Francesca completed her UFO; an adorable tumbler baby quilt.

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Susan shared a pillow (Traditional to Modern Challenge) and also a scuba themed quilt.

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Kelly completed a baby quilt UFO.

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MJ’s UFO was a mug rug and she presented pillows for the Traditional to Modern Challenge.

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Mary brought several items to show – she has been busy!

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Next up was Jill with an amazing star quilt “Poppy Louise” , her Traditional to Modern Challenge nine patch and a quilt from paper priced flowers.

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Beth changed up a carpenter’s star for the Traditional to Modern challenge.

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Paula shared her Tokyo Subway (pattern by Elizabeth Hartman) quilt.

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Jaye showed off a cell phone sleeve.

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Julia displayed a table runner.

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Some more 6×6.

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Nancy shared and delivered her completed scrap exchange (early!)

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Please accept my apologies if I missed anyone or mixed up the names and photos!

 

 

 

 

 

March Meeting Highlights

Our March meeting began with an amazing demonstration from our very own, Pat.

Pat has become an expert in the method of Quilting As You Go.  She has a couple tutorials listed on her website and provided us with a full color printout for the demonstration.  It can also be viewed here as a PDF.  Thank you Pat for giving us such a thorough demonstration!

Next up came our Show and Tells.  As always, our members never disappoint.

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Kate finished her big quilt

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Jaye

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Beth

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Shellee’s Falling Charms for Halloween

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Kim’s creation with inspiration from the book, Sunday Morning Quilts.

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Christina with some embellished mini quilts

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Beth with her foundation pieced string quilt

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Andrea using a cotton candy block

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And Jill

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Finally we passed around our Valentine fabric postcards.  Everyone seemed to have enjoyed this and perhaps we will do it again!

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February Meeting Highlights

First we discussed the upcoming 6×6 event held at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center.  We hope to make enough 6×6 works of art to be a group.

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Lots of talk about our Valentine Fabric Postcards that should all be received soon.  Please bring them to the March meeting.

Pat will demonstrate quick as you go for our March meeting.

Pat invites us to a joint quilting picnic on Cayuga Lake on Sunday, August 8, more details to come.

Scrap bag swaps will be due June 11.

A lovely facelift massage was raffled at our meeting, congratulations to Beth K!

UFOs were due today.  Margaret’s

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Gretchen finished her purse

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Mary showed us her mini quilts

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Julia has a purse

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MJ finished a baby quilt

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and Patty shows us her lovely tree quilt

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We had some Show and Tells also.  Always a treat to see what our talented members have been up to.

Sherri shows us what she’s been working on in Margaret’s class.

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Nancy has a cancer quilt for the Cancer Council Resource.  It will be raffled off April 19 in Ithaca.  It is a quilt as you go quilt.  Her block reflects feeling blaah.

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Here is a mini quilt using scraps to create unique fabric from the book, 15 Minutes of Play.

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And a big congratulations to Nancy for being published in Generation Q Magazine.

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Pat finished her grandmother’s quilt

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And showed off this beauty

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Beth showed some LOVE with concepts from Sew Mama Sew.

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Patty shared her fabric postcards similar to her tree quilt.

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MJ has been working on a color quilt from Geta Gama’s Stairway to Heaven.

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And a nice Chevron from Margaret

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January Meeting Highlights

Our January meeting began with a fiber postcard presentation by our very own, Mary!Mary postcard

The presentation got us excited about making our own postcards and we decided right then and there to do a postcard exchange for Valentine’s Day.

Mary has participated in many postcard exchanges and shared her knowledge and many postcards she has received.

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So many ideas for inspiration!

We had a door prize of a hexagon pattern go to a visitor, Mimi.  Congratulations Mimi!

Our Show and Tell proceeded next.  We have very talented members!

MJ has been practicing with her sewing machine.

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Andrea showed us her Bridges and Tunnels quilt.

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Beth had a cool improv quilt and a redesigned orange quilt.

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The old striped quilt from October 2012

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The new quilt

Beth M. brought along a cool star quilt and new baby quilt.

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Here’s an interesting kit and back of quilt.

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Shellee has made some coasters as gifts.

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Susan showed us some beautiful bags and an amazing turtle quilt.Susan bags susan turtle quilt

Kim had some phenomenal finishes.  The big star and a quilt for her grandson.

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John brought in his published Pinwheels Quilt in for us to see in person.

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Margaret had two quilts to show us.  A cool football quilt and some hot peppers.

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Pat had a couple items to share.  Beautiful colors, Pat!

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Sherri brought in some gifts she’s made.  A wall hanging and some cute bags.

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More UFOs are due next month as well as the bag of scraps swap.

December Meeting Highlights

We had a smaller gathering likely due to holiday filled schedules and snow.

Some upcoming events:

The Rochester Modern Quilt Guild has been asked to do a Trunk Show on Tuesday, January 14th.  We will need quilts, wall hangings, mug rugs, Modern Quilting books/magazines to bring along and also a few volunteers.  More information to come.

Our January meeting will feature a fiber postcard presentation.

Quart sized bags filled with scraps are for our February meeting Scrap Exchange,  More details to come.  Finished projects will be due in June.

Memberships are due!  We will be officially joining the worldwide Modern Quilting Guild in January.

Next up was our Holiday Mug Rug Exchange.  Cheryl had us choose cards to pick our gift choosing order and off we went.

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Our members are so creative and pretty friendly too.  There was a bit of stealing, but I think everyone went home happy with their new mug rug.

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Next up was our first UFO show and tell!  Approximately sixteen participants signed up and paid to be a part of a UFO Challenge.  This was our first month.  There were certainly more people who were not done than done…just more to put in the kitty for those who finished!

Francesca completed a heart quilt as a Christmas gift.

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Gretchen had some swirly blocks from a class that went together to make a nice purse to be gifted.

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A new block for our  Modern Quilt Guild Member Quilt was completed by Jaye.

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Julia had some extra blocks and added them to a fleece vest to form embellishments and pockets.  Another block was added to a tote.

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Nicely done ladies!  It seems that the gentle push did help some get their UFO’s done. Many, who will not be named, received blue “encouragment” cards.  You can do it!

We finished up our meeting with more Show and Tell.

Shellee has been very busy doing some beautiful quilting.  She has a new baby quilt, a wedding gift, and an almost done Halloween quilt using the Falling Charms Quilt pattern.

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 Sherri had more mug rugs and a table runner gift for her sister.

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Kim showed us her finished do. Good Stitches quilt and a nautical themed gift using the Simply Woven Quilt Pattern.  Love that Simply Woven pattern.

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Next was a table runner from Jill.  One special feature is the fringe, what a find from JoAnn’s!

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The final show and tells were Amy’s matching friend farewell quilt and no-slip headbands.  They really don’t slip!

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Happy Holidays to all and have a Happy New Year!

Hope to see you all next month at our January Meeting on Wednesday, January 8 from 7-9.

Dec 11 meeting….3 days away

Here is my first attempt at using the blog to remind us what is coming up this week and in the next few months. My fingers are crossed.

   Our First UFO Show and Tell: Certificates awaiting everyone’s successful project completions. Remember you have to “prove it” by showing us the project or a photo of it. Not done, don’t let that stop you from attending the meeting! Gretchen asked about missing the meeting, but having the project completed—forward a photo (on time) and receive your recognition next month:-))

Holiday Mug Rug Exchange: Bring a “mug rug to give” in an opaque bag or wrapping! Cheryl will be our emcee and shares that it won’t be your ordinary exchange.

In the Upcoming Months… January: A Fiber Postcard presentation by Mary Wiesner.  This is just in time for Valentine’s Day postcards. February: Scrap bag exchange. We’ll be exchanging quart size bags of scraps and receiving “gifts” made from them in June. More info later.

Happy quilting- Andrea

 

 

 

November Meeting Highlights

Our November Meeting began with a book to raffle.  Thanks to John for the giveaway!RMQG book giveaway

Our members come from all around Rochester, the furthest coming from Dansville again are Francesca and Kim!  Thanks for coming back!

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Another walker bag was made which we will pass on to the Fairport Baptist Home.  Thank you Kate!  Keep those bags coming!

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As always, we had a very productive group showing off their talents for show and tell!

Samantha’s Mug Rugs

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Fun gifts for siblings

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A very cool magic cube kit and planet quilt

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Old quilt scraps become something new!

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Amy’s new quilted bag and playing around with Dresden plates

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Sherri’s Mug Rug and Table runner

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The start of a new quilt for Nicole’s daughter

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Very cool curves and color

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Francesca’s gorgeous quilt Raspberry Lemonade

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Kate’s gift

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 A block from Kim’s do. Good bee quilt. 

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Gretchen’s quilt

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Beth’s table runner and mug rugs

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