Wednesday, October 8, 2014 was the second meeting of the Rochester Modern Quilt Guild at the Fairport Baptist Home.
As a reminder, all dues need to be paid as soon as possible. Also, the next few sessions of Sew Days at South Perinton Church are 9/25, 11/15 and 12/13.
Charity – The first charity block are improv bloom blocks. They will be accepted at the November meeting as we would like to have this quilt donated by Christmas. The general tutorial for making the blocks can be found here and the additional instructions are: To make the blocks look like flowers please use appropriate colors and, if possible, start with a dark center and get lighter as you work out, or vice versa. When you get to roughly 9″-10″ please switch to green so there is at least 1″ of green all the way around your bloom. We would like the blocks to be 12.5″ unfinished. Thank you to everyone who handed in blocks already and we hope to collect enough at the next meeting to make a good sized quilt.
Here are some examples that members have been making.
Challenge – As a reminder the ‘black, white and one bright’ challenge is due at the February meeting if you want to participate. Sue J. announced that our second challenge is to turn to page 19 in any magazine (non-quilt related) and make something that is some how inspired by something on that page; a picture, shape, color, etc. This is not due until the June meeting – be sure to bring the magazine so we can see your inspiration.
Shop-Hop – Jill started the sign ups for our road trip/shop hop. It is scheduled for Sunday 11/16 – we will be meeting at Eastview Mall at 9am. We will be going to Quilty Pleasures in Geneva, Patchwork Plus in Marcellus, lunch in Skaneateles, and the Schweinfurth exhibit.
RMQG “mini QuiltCon” – Patty is still working on dates, more info to come.
UFO – We signed up for our 1-3 UFOs for this year. We were allowed to choose which months we want our UFOs to be due and we can potentially sign up for more after the new year. Some people chose to have a UFO buddy for extra motivation. We also got pins with beads from Andrea in lieu of the postcards from last year.
Program – Halloween postcard swap with Ithaca: you should have received an email from Gretchen if you signed up for this.
Halloween Postcards Pics from our Facebook page
Patty lead a presentation/discussion about finishing touches such as labels, bindings, hanging methods, etc. We had some great examples and participation from the whole group.
Next month’s theme is small gifts for the holidays – please bring in your ideas and examples to share.
Show & Tell
Nichole – neat Japanese knot bag, tee shirt quilt
Andrea – great Michael Miller challenge piece
Gretchen – pretty blue and grey quilt
Sheri – cool Michael Miller challenge piece, more long arm practice quilts
Julie – pretty Irish chain flimsy, Park Bench blocks – Jay Bird quilts, square Dresden blocks featuring
Kaffe Fassett fabric and Squedge ruler
Amy – cute dolly sleeping bag
Sue D – progress on gorgeous Meadow quilt from Lizzy House class
Beth – pretty Lemoyne Star – featuring made fabric (Victoria Findley Wolfe style)
Jaye – awesome modern yellow quilt – challenging herself to make something modern and use fabric
from her stash
Sue J – wonderful dancing witches table runner
Patty – gorgeous finished Amy Butler quilt for her daughter
Kim – beautiful do.Good Stitches blooms quilt to be donated to a child in Livingston County foster care
Francesca – tiny “Boo” mini quilt featuring glow in the dark skeleton fabric
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7pm at the Fairport Baptist Home…we hope to see you there!