Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Reiman Gardens Quilt Show

Reiman Gardens is having their 5th annual garden themed quilt show in September.  They have a modern category for the first time.  This is a juried show, but there is still time to enter.  The deadline is August 21.  You can read all about the show and the categories, http://reimangardens.com/event/quilt-show/.

Eva Marie

Monday, August 18, 2014

Reminder: Meeting THIS Thursday


Our August meeting will be THIS Thursday, August 21st at Stitch in Des Moines at 6:30 pm - Stitch is located in the East Village, 315 E 5th Street, Des Moines IA 50309, telephone 515-288-0655. 

TIP: You may want to come early to shop, as Tami has Cotton & Steel fabrics in stock! ;-)


The Program will be What To Quilt On This Quilt? with speaker, Trina Kirkvold.  Do you have a quilt top and don't know what to do? Please bring your quilt tops (quilt pattern also, if you have one) and we will discuss how to approach quilting decisions. Bring a sketch pad or notebook to work on quilting designs. Trina will also cover quilting density, thread and batting choices. Tons of information and inspiration!


PS: Don't forget to be working on and bring your completed Finish-It-Up Challenge projects!

If you participated in the Michael Miller MQG Challenge, bring your finished works for show and tell!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sewing Day - September 13th

Photo by Natalia Rosin via Flickr 
Mark your calendars and set your alarm clocks!  We will be having a Sewing Day on Saturday, September 13th from 9 am to 10 pm.  It will be at the Ankeny LDS Church, 721 E 1st St, Ankeny.  

We will have an ironing board and iron there, but bring your sewing machine, an extension cord and anything else you need to finish your projects.  (This would be a great chance to finish those Finish-It-Up projects.)

Can't wait to see you!

P.S.  Don't forget our next meeting will be August 21st at Stitch in Des Moines at 6:30 pm -  What To Quilt On This Quilt?

Friday, July 25, 2014

July Meeting Recap and August Meeting Reminder


We had a great time at our "Christmas in July" meeting this month.  It was fun to hang out with everyone and get some holiday inspiration.  We saw Christmas pillows, wall hangings, advent calendars, stockings, ornaments and cross stitch.  There is so much talent in our guild!  Thanks for sharing everyone!  (To see more pictures visit our flickr group).

Members also showed off their completed Micheal Miller Challenge projects.  (pictures here).  There were some real beauties.


Petal Pusher, Pieced by Doris Brunnette and quilted by Trina Kirkvold.
Our next meeting will be August 21st at Stitch in Des Moines at 6:30 pm -  What To Quilt On This Quilt? with Trina Kirkvold.  Do you have a quilt top and don't know what to do? Please bring your quilt tops (quilt pattern also, if you have one) and we will discuss how to approach quilting decisions. Bring a sketch pad or notebook to work on quilting designs. Trina will also cover quilting density, thread and batting choices. Tons of information and inspiration!!  Be there or be square.  :)

PS: Don't forget about working on your Finish-It-Up Challenge projects!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Meeting Reminder: Tomorrow, July 17





Join us tomorrow night, July 17, 2014, for Christmas in July! 

**bring some of your past Christmas projects or favorite Christmas tutorials, etc to share.

We will be meeting at the Fred Maytag Scout Center (click on link for Google Maps)


And, if you have completed your Michael Miller Challenge Project, bring it for Show-n-Tell!  The deadline is July 25, it is FAST approaching!

Guidelines

  • The challenge runs from March 2014-July 25, 2014.
  • Winners announced August 8, 2014.
  • Upload and share your photos to the Fabric Challenge Forum on the Community site here.
  • Don’t forget to use the #mqgfabricchallenge on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Friday, June 20, 2014

What you missed if you weren't with us, June 19th.

At our June meeting we enjoyed a great show and tell.  Entries for the Finish It Up Challenge have already started to roll in.  If you were at the meeting, last minutes changes were allowed to your entry list, but the list is now closed.  Get finishing, everyone!

We had a very informative presentation from Sherry Von Fumetti on binding.  We learned about quite a few new techniques and Sherry had samples of them all.  Being able to examine samples in person is so inspiring and it helps to be able to ask questions.  Flanges here we come!


We were also able to present this music themed quilt to our founder, Doris Brunnette, in memory of her husband, Frank.  Many members of the guild contributed blocks, pieced and quilted it.
 I hope you will be able to join us next month for Christmas in July.  Show off your favorite Christmas projects.  Anything goes as long as it is made of fabric.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Dates To Remember



Iowa State Fair - Our guild is sponsoring a Modern Quilt Category and we would love to see one of your quilts there.  The registration deadline is July 1st.  You do not have to say what you are entering at that time. You simply register and say how many tickets you would like.  You need one ticket per item you want to enter and the tickets are good for any category in the Fabric and Threads division.  The drop off date is July 26th.
For more information see:  Categories and rules.  Online registration.



Modern Quilt Guild Quilt Show Entries and Contest
June 27:  Submissions for MQG Special Exhibit at International Quilt Festival close.  More information here.
June 30:  QuiltCon Design Challenge submission close.  More information here.
July 1 - November 30 - Submissions for QuiltCon quilt show open.  (details here)




June 19th meeting at the Fred Maytag Scout Center at 6:30 pm - Binding: Basics and Beyond - learn how to take your quilt bindings to the next level. Sherry Von Fumetti will provide tips to give your standard binding a more professional look. Your next quilt can have crisp, precise corners which don’t look rounded or scrunched. She will also demonstrate several binding methods that add an extra level of detail to your quilt.  You won't want to miss it!

July 17th at the Fred Maytag Scout Center at 6:30 pm - Christmas in July - Bring your Christmas and Holiday inspired projects to share (does not have to be a quilt, but does need to be made out of fabric).  

August 21st at Stitch in Des Moines at 6:30 pm -  What To Quilt On This Quilt? with Trina Kirkvold
Does this question sound familiar? Do you have a quilt top and don't know what to do? Please bring your quilt tops (quilt pattern also, if you have one) and we will discuss how to approach your quilting decisions. Bring your sketch pad or notebook to work on your quilting design. We will also cover quilting density, thread and batting choices. Tons of information and inspiration!!

Remember to comment on this post before June 18th to participate in the Finish-It-Up! Challenge.

Remember to bring some fat quarters to our meeting this week to be entered to win a 12 pack of Aurifil thread!  More information here

Have a great week and we will see you Thursday!