Thursday, September 27, 2012

September EPP Program Recap

Last Thursday, we met at the Urbandale Library for our monthly meeting.  Emily V presented a program on English Paper Piecing, giving a brief history of the technique, and demonstrating three different methods for basting/starting hexagon or diamond shapes.  Even those among us who had done EPP before learned new tricks!  And we all learned the value of having a Sewline Glue Pen!

BTW, members, did you all see this post?  Love those EPP Hexies--in Liberty fabrics, no less...
Projects brought to share included Jills' adorable paper-pieced Frankenstein, (pattern by Sonja at  Jill brought some sweet little pouches she made to swap, which you can seen in her flickr photostream.  
Penny made this great New Wave quilt (pattern by Elizabeth Hartman) from Denyse Schmidt fabrics, everyone was encouraging her to enter it in the guild portion of next week's AQS Show in Des Moines.  Beautiful! 
And newcomer, Amy, brought some fabulous swap blocks she received from all over the globe to share-- Those are going to make one great quilt!
To see the rest of the pics from last week's meeting, check out our flickr pool.  Each meeting is a great opportunity to catch up on what everyone is working on, get to know like-minded, local quilters better, and learn from each other.  

Our next meeting is:

OCTOBER 18, 6:30 PM at the Urbandale Library.  
Quilt Artist and Teacher, 
JoAnn Belling will be giving the program!  

A few reminders...

  • Membership renewals are due in October.  
  • Mug Rug Swap items are DUE at the October Meeting--can't wait to see what everyone made!
  • Elections will be held next month as well.  Persons nominated are
President--Emily V
Vice President--Crystal 
Membership Chair--Peg 
Education Co-Chairs--Jill McB & Leila 
*we are still looking for a Secretary

Thanks again to Melissa for being our designated photographer.  See you in a few weeks!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Meeting THURSDAY, September 20

Please join us Thursday at the Urbandale Library--
Member Emily Vardeman will be giving the program on English Paper Piecing.  She will be demonstrating her methods; Emily is providing the paper pieces, but please bring:

6 rectangles--2"x3" for a star shape OR
7 squares-- 2.5" for a hexagon flower shape  

In addition we will be taking nominations for next year's officers.  And, as always, remember to bring something to Show and Share!

6:30 pm, Urbandale Library (meeting officially starts at 6:50 p.m.)

One more thing, the Modern Quilt Guild is conducting their annual survey of members worldwide, please follow this link to complete the survey--THANKS!

Monday, September 3, 2012

QuiltCon Challenge Blocks-feature

Our own Emily Vardeman was featured on today's feature post of blocks submitted for the QuiltCon Block Challenge:

Emily entered three AWESOME and unique blocks... letter H above is one of them.

The other blocks in this photo were made by:

Block A = Barbara Lee of the Kansas City MQG
Block B = Nicci Pannell of the Bakersfield MQG
Block C = Nicole Neblett of the Triangle MQG
Block D = Danielle Hallinan of the South Jersey MQG
Block E = Robin Woods of the Houston MQG
Block F = Karen Ernest of the Charlotte MQG
Block G = Danielle Hudson
Block H = Emily Vardeman of the Des Moines, IA, MQG

Check out Emily's flickr photostream, girl's got some sewing cred...