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.

MJ practice

Andrea showed us her Bridges and Tunnels quilt.

Andrea bridges and tunnels

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

Beth improv

Beth stripes

The old striped quilt from October 2012

Beth new stripes

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.

Shellee coasters

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.

Kim star Kim grandson quilt

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

John colorful quilt

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

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Margaret peppers

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

Pat mini quilt Pat gray and squaresAmy has been busy with mini doll quilts.  

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

Sheri wall hanging Sherri bags

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!

RMQG FrancescaKim

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

RMQG Katie bag

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

RMQG magic blockRMQG plantets

Old quilt scraps become something new!

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

iPad Messenger Bag     Dresden plate mug rug

Sherri’s Mug Rug and Table runner

RMQG Sherri Mug rugRMQG Sherri runner

The start of a new quilt for Nicole’s daughter

RMQG pinkpurple quilt  

Very cool curves and color

RMQG curves quilt

Francesca’s gorgeous quilt Raspberry Lemonade

RMQG Francesca quilt

Kate’s gift

RMQG Katie quilt

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

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Gretchen’s quilt

  RMQG butterfly quilt

Beth’s table runner and mug rugs

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November Meeting

November 13th
7pm – 9pm

Fairport Baptist Homes
4646 Nine Mile Point Rd, Fairport

  • Remember your nametag
  • Getting to know a member question or we could call it “Quilt ? of the Day”
  • Presentation: Media options shared by Julie Parinello
  • Finish signing up for our “In Search of (4) UFOs” year long project to include $4
  • We will be voting on the by laws this week.

October Meeting Highlights

Here are the highlights from our October Meeting:

We began with a mixer game, meeting people we didn’t know yet and talking about how we started quilting.

MQG meet and greet

Guild Business:

  • We officially voted in our officers as follows:

President: Sherri
Vice President: Gretchen
Secretary : Samantha
Treasurer: Julie P.

  • We are still revising our by laws and will discussing them at the November meeting.

Challenges:

  • UFO Challenge

You can challenge yourself to finish up to 4 UFO’s this quilt year. It’s a dollar buy in for each UFO. The first is due at the December Meeting. If you bring in your completed UFO (or a pic) you will get your dollar back, a raffle ticket and a certificate of completion. If you don’t get it done on time, your dollar goes into the money pot that will be raffled off at the end of the quilt year.

If you would like to participate, fill out the sign up form at the next meeting!

  • Year Challenge

Select one ‘traditional’ block and use it as inspiration to create a Modern piece. No minimum size. Enlarge it, skew it, color it, repeat it…whatever you like..let’s see YOUR vision of modern.

Due at our April meeting

  • Swaps

December: We will be swapping mug rugs.

February: We will be swapping fabric scraps.

  • Charity:

Many of us made up single color blocks for a Mother’s Hope quilts which will be put together and gifted to women going through postpartum depression.

MQG donation blocks PPD

We will be making and collecting walker bags to show our appreciation to the Fairport Baptist Home. Nancy is writing up a pattern for us to use. If you don’t want to wait, feel free to use an online tutorial or pattern. Please be sure to make some in manly fabric, too!

Here are a couple examples members made up.

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  • Modern Quilt Library

We are organizing our own Modern Quilt Library. Currently we have 2 books in our collection. Andrea has graciously volunteered to be librarian. If you have any modern quilt books to donate, feel free to bring them to the next meeting.

  • Show and Tell

Always a big part of our meeting.  We have so many talented members and I love seeing everyone’s projects.

MQG random MQG paula MQG Nancy robot MQG name tag Beth MQG mug rug MQG Michelle BCCR quilt MQG bento box MQG blues quilt MQG Halloween pillow MQG ironing bag MQG Jill MQG John quilt MQG margaret

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the November 13th meeting!