Meeting Recap – October 2015

Opening Remarks

Our treasurer, Donna, is still collecting dues ($25)

Challenge Committee

Paint chip challenge: Each member pics a paint chip and then makes 18.5″ block. Due at the March meeting.

Finish a UFO by June meeting

Sharon is developing another challenge. More details coming at the November meeting.

Charity Committee

Make a small baby quilt for the NICU


Photos are being posted to our new Flickr account and on the Facebook page.


The retreat is Nov 19-22 at Watson Homestead in Painted Post, NY. There are 3-4 quilt shops within 20 min drive. Food is provided but you’re welcome to bring drinks and snacks. There are a variety of accommodations available. Patty emailed guild members the registration form. It is also available on the RMQG Facebook page.

Shop Hop

Tentatively planned for April 16th. Stay tuned for more details.


Kitty from Patricia’s Fabric House stopped by to talk shop. Kitty has owned and operated Patricia’s for almost 40 years and has a great story to tell. A later blog post will go into more detail on her story.

Basket Swap

We are doing a basket swap in December! The One Hour Basket pattern can be found on Craftsy. To participate you must bring in a fat quarter to the November meeting.  The FQ will be used as the basket lining. It will be traded at the meeting with someone else who will supply the rest of the materials and construct the basket. Then you will swap back the finished baskets at the December meeting.

Show & Tell

MJ: Dr. Seuss throw pillow with pockets

Sherri: Baby quilts and long arm quilting practice

Jill: Bee’s Knees Quilt

Beth: Baby Quilt with 2 toned binding

Marnie:  Lizzy House Meadow quilt (pictured next to Kim’s Meadow quilt) & Multi-tasker tote (pattern by Anna Maria Horner)

Jaye: Charity quilt for RMQG.

Jaye: Kings Crown block quilt for another guild’s charity project.

Jaye: Drunkard’s path quilt, this was seen in part at last month’s curved piecing demo.

Donna: A quilt for her son

Shelle: UFO queen sized w/ flange (2 tone) binding

Shelle: Baby quilt for a friend

Shelle: A baby quilt top for nephew’s baby.  Pattern by Margaret Speevak and fabrics by Moda.

Shelle: A halloween table runner

Ahlia: Autumn quilt

Ahlia: Baby quilt blocks for twins

Dani: A herringbone baby quilt for friends.  Quilt features batiks and Lizzy House Natural History fabrics.

Sharon: Blocks made using the quick curve ruler_DSC0864

Helen: Disappearing 4 patch baby quilt

Helen: A modern wall hanging

Kim: Lizzy House Meadow quilt.

Kim: A Mod triangles quilt

Kim: A baby quilt

Kim: A modern round robin medallion quilt

Kim: A father’s day quilt she made for her husband

Additional photos available on Flickr!

Next Month:
Jill will talk about Victoria Findly Wolf’s 15 mins of play.

Meeting Recap – September 2015

Opening Remarks

Sherri is raffling off two baby quilts on September 26th.  Raffle tickets cost $5
Nancy Waters’ home suffered a fire in early August.  RMQG is collecting quilting items to help replace the supplies she lost in the fire.  See the RMQG Facebook page for a sign up sheet.

Welcoming Committee

MJ handed out postcards to the new faces in the crowd
Charity Committee
The charity committee will be collecting baby quilts throughout the year.

Communications Committee

Updates to the blog and a new Flickr account are coming soon!

Challenge Committee

The challenge committee is considering do a “Paint Chip” quilt. Each member makes a quilt block in a paint chip color and then all of the blocks are assembled into one quilt.

Events Committee

Patty Pizzicato is planning our annual retreat. This year it will be on November 19-22 at Watson Homestead in Painted Post, NY.
John Kubiniec reviewed some options for bringing in a speaker. Post your speaker suggestions to Facebook. Look for more details soon.
There will be a Margret Spevak workshop April 7-10 in 2016.
Be sure to sign up on the refreshment list!

Demo Time

Curves Demonstrations//
Jaye Fish gave a great demo on curved piecing and drunkard’s blocks.
Julia Deal demonstrated her method for improvisational curve piecing for art quilts.
Look for photos of these demonstrations on Facebook.

Show and Tell

Photos from this month’s show and tell can be found on the RMQG Facebook and Flickr pages. Future posts to the blog will include photos as well.

Closing Remarks

Next Month:
Kitty from Patricia’s Fabric House will give an informal 30 minute talk with Q&A. She has over 30 years of experience running a quilt shop.
Bring a fat quarter to the October or November meeting if you would like to participate in our December basket swap.

Monthly Program

September 9, 2015

POC: Jaye Fish
Cutting and sewing curves with Jaye Fish and Julia Deal

October 14, 2015

POC: Sherri Lasky
Kitty from Patricia’s House of Fabrics will talk about her experience as a quilt shop owner.

November 11, 2015

POC: Jill Escriva
Victoria Findley Wolf’s 15 Minutes of Play

December 9, 2015

POC: Beth Morasse
Gift exchange or create a project at the meeting.

January 13, 2016

POC: Susan Jennings
Favorite quilting tools demo.

February 10, 2016

POC: Kim Swink
Quilting design process demo.

March 9, 2016

POC: Sherri Lasky
Free motion quilting talk.

April 13, 2016

POC: Patty Pizzicato
Bring a dish to pass for our pot luck dinner.

May 11, 2016

POC: Shellee Williams-Allen
Binding and other skill building demos.
Plus, a stash bash!

June 8, 2016

POC: Sharon Clark
Susan Rooney – designing fabric

December 10th meeting (Canceled)

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday! 

Reminders for our meeting: Everyone should have paid dues. Direct guests to Cheryl P., our welcomer for the month of DEC.

Bring these (more details below): ONE MODERN FAT QUARTER cut into 4 parts, Your FAV Quilting Ruler and a quilted piece made with it for today’s program, Modern Spool charity blocks finished, personal accomplishments to show

Mini Quilt Con- ROC Modern Style: Update  (other committee updates, too)

Program: RULERS NIGHT: bring your favorite ruler, a sample made using the ruler, and show us how you did it.  LCR Game: Who will be the big winner? Bring one modern fat quarter cut into 4 equal parts for some fun.

We need to see: Share your accomplishments, works in progress….

Catch up: See Nichol or Andrea if you posted your UFO and need a UFO bead.

Still Working on… Chicken Exchange for Jan POST HOLIDAY evening out, Black/White/Bright Challenge for February, Charity Blocks (Modern Spool), UFOs for March, Magazine Challenge for June, on-going walker bags

FYI: Sew Day is Dec 13 @ Perinton Methodist Church 9-5

Shop Hop Trip

Sunday, November 16 was our wonderful Shop Hop/Road Trip, wonderfully planned and executed by Jill. Everyone had an awesome time!
Our first stop was at Quilty Pleasures in Geneva. This store is relatively new; it just opened in June, but they have a wonderful set up, and some beautiful fabrics. We were treated to coffee/snacks, a couple block tutorials, introductions to a few fun templates, and a complimentary holiday fat quarter AND a Free Spirit pen! Then we did some shopping!
Our next stop was at the Blue Water Grill in Skaneateles. Everyone enjoyed the meal and wonderful view of the lake! We all managed to stay away from the Bloody Mary Buffet!

After lunch we went to Patchwork Plus in Marcellus. This “local quilt shop” is one of the biggest. They have a ton of fabric! Not to mention tons of yarn, thread, books, notions AND they are a Bernina dealer. We were able to shop til we dropped and enjoyed a generous 10% off on our purchases for coming as a Guild.

Our last stop was at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn. The current exhibit is the annual Quilts=Art=Quilts show, featuring 75 juried quilts from all over the world. There were many wonderful quilts on display; lots of inspiration and totally worth the drive!

Many thanks to the shops, restaurant and museum for welcoming us and to Jill for planning such a wonderful day!

November Meeting Review

The last meeting of the Rochester Modern Quilt Guild took place on Wednesday, November 12th at the Fairport Baptist Home.  We had many familiar faces and also welcomed several new guests! As a reminder…dues are DUE! Please get yours to Julie ASAP if you haven’t already. Membership cards and buttons were given out to MQG paid members; see Sherri if you did not get yours!
Committee Reports:
  • Social – Our Christmas party will take place at our January meeting. We will be going out to dinner instead of having a regular meeting.  We will also do our chicken pincushion exchange. More details to come.

Modern spool info

Charity – More improv bloom blocks were collected; they look amazing!  Thank you to Francesca for finishing the quilt!
Flower charity blocks
Our next charity block is Modern Spool. Instructions available on Facebook and in the image here. This block will be collected at any of our meetings through February.

Modern Spool

  • Challenge – Reminder that the ‘Black/White/Brighchallengest’ challenge is due in February and the Magazine Page 19 is due in June if you want to participate in either.
  • Special Event – Shop Hop 11/16/14.  Mini Quilt Con – Please vote on Facebook for which weekend works better for you if you want to attend. Location will be at Notre Dame retreat center on Canandaigua Lake, February 2015.
  • UFO – first UFO Completion Day! November completions: Helen – brought a photo of a purse/tote bag,
    Nichole – doll quilt and pillow nicole kittyMargaret –  Kaffe Fassett quilt

Margaret Kate Fassett

 MJ – Convergence

MJ convergenceJaye – modern yellow quilt finished

Jaye Modern Yellow

Shellee – scrap bag (Andrea’s scraps from event last year)

Shellee scrap bag

Patty – scrappy baskets

scrappy baskets Patty

Francesca – triangle quilt

Francesca triangle quilt

  • Quilt Show – committee will be meeting Sunday
  • Program – We had a great round table discussion about quick gift ideas for the holidays (with many examples to see as well!):
    Shellee – easy table runners, Nancy – tree ornament, MJ – cell phone stand, jewelry pouch, infinity scarves; Cheryl – clothes hanger covers, candle mat; Francesca – quilted coaster, make-up brush roll; Margaret – coasters, pot holder; Amy – pot grabbers, lanyards and luggage tags or badge holders, felt cookies, textures quilts for babies; Gretchen – water bottle koozie,  Sherri – coaster’s made out of charm squares. Next month’s topic is rulers. Please bring in your favorite ruler/template, and examples of what you have made with it, if possible.

Shellee table runnersNancy tree phone stand MJMJ jewelry pouchcandle mat CherylFrancesca coaster Francesca make up rollmargaret pot holderMargaret mitt Gretchen bottle koozie

Halloween postcards our members received from IMQG
Tracy – Bento Box quilt
Tracy Bento Box
Marnie – Meadow quilt top from Lizzy House workshop
Marnie Meadow quilt
Kimberly – hexy baby quilt
Kim Hexy baby
Donna – spider web mat and Halloween quilt
Donna Halloween quilt Donna spider web
Jaye – Princess’s crown quilt top
Jaye princess crown
Nichole – Dorothy costume, tee shirt quilt in progress
Nichole dorothy dress Nichole t-shirt quilt
Sherri – zig zag quilt
Sherri zig zag quilt

Coming up Wednesday, November 12…

Looking forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday! 

Reminders for our meeting: If you haven’t paid dues yet, give Julie your $25. Wear your name tag for name tag raffle. Direct new members to Patty.

Bring these: Halloween postcard received, completed UFO for your first bead, charity flower blocks, personal accomplishments to show. Also, bring HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA examples (and directions if you think of it) for today’s program.

Shop Hop: Update  (and other committee updates, too)

Introduce: New Charity Block

Program: Holiday Gift Ideas: Bring in examples and directions for quick and cute gifts

UFO: Sightings to be shared

Still Working on… Chicken Exchange for Jan, Black/White/Bright Challenge for February, UFOs for March, Magazine Challenge for June, walker bags

FYI: Sew Day is Nov 15 @ Perinton Methodist Church 9-5