Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Block Lotto for September Meeting

If you want to play here's the scoop on the Block Lotto for September's drawing...

Every month, we'll show a block at the meeting and post a link to a tutorial here and on our blog, along with a designated color scheme. If you want to give it a try, make the block and bring it to the next meeting with your name on a piece of tape on the back. Your block acts as your lottery ticket, and if we draw your name, you get all the blocks! If we have more than 20 blocks we'll draw 2 winners. You may make up to 3 blocks, giving you additional entries. If you win, you must show us a FINISHED QUILT (not just a top!) in order to win again, but you can still make blocks for future months.
The blocks might be a little challenging and out of your comfort zone, but hey, you have the chance to win lots of finished ones with a fraction of the work!


Since the tutorial makes 3 small blocks, you have the opportunity to make up to 9 blocks this month (the tutorial 3 times)! It's an easy-to-piece block, but fabric choices need to be careful. We're doing Red Pepper Quilts' Postage Stamp Quilt Block in LOW VOLUME fabrics, solids and prints: 
Here's what Craftsy has to say about what defines a low volume fabric:
A Low Volume fabric can best be defined as a fabric which shows up as a light solid (or nearly solid) in a black and white photograph. These fabrics can vary from the lightest tone on tone fabrics, to text fabrics printed on a light background, to light floral fabrics. Fabrics classified as Low Volume come in a variety of colors from white to cream to beige to grey. Quilting with Low Volume fabrics isn’t something new—quilts using these types of fabrics for backgrounds can be seen in nearly every era of American quilt making; however, the use of these fabrics is definitely something that is currently trending with today’s modern quilter.
If you are participating please bring your block lotto to the September Meeting.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reminder - Meeting 9/21/14 @2pm

When:  9/21/2014 from 2-4pm
What:  Announcements, show and tell, Block Swap, Board nominations/Candidates & 2015, and YARD SALE (see details below).

What to Bring: 
  • Bring the latest project for show and tell, either finished or not. 
  • Money to shop at Crimson Tate (don't forget paid members with their membership card get 10% off).   
  • Yard sale stuff (see details below).  
  • Block Lotto Blocks we'll be drawing the Christmas Blocks as well as the Low Volume blocks. 
  • We probably won't have time for real sewing but if you have a small project you are welcome to bring it.  
Location:  We'll actually be at the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave it's in the new building just about 1/4 of a block away from the shop, enter in the back and watch for the signs.  There is street parking (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking. 

Yard Sale:  Bring your quilt related items i.e. fabrics, scraps, notions, tools to sell.  It's recommended that items be priced to sell so the IMQG member is getting a "deal".  For scrap fabric sales - try and sell large remnants and/or combine scraps in bags for sale.   Any items the member wishes to donate after the sale can be given to Rachael and will be taken to the Recycle shop.   Please note payments for purchases  are to be given to the owner of the items and not to the guild.  

Board Nominations/Candidates are currently being accepted for 2015.  Nominees can be made by any Member and the Nominee must also be a member. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

September IMQG Meeting - 9/21/14 @ the Crimson Tate RAD Space.

(quilt by Sue Cox)
When:  9/21/2014 from 2-4pm
What:  Announcements, show and tell, Block Swap, Board nominations/candidates & 2015, and YARD SALE (see details below).
What to Bring: 
  • Bring the latest project for show and tell, either finished or not. 
  • Money to shop at Crimson Tate (don't forget paid members with their membership card get 10% off).   
  • Yard sale stuff (see details below).  
  • Block Lotto Blocks we'll be drawing the Christmas Blocks as well as the Low Volume blocks. 
  • We probably won't have time for real sewing but if you have a small project you are welcome to bring it.  
Location:  We'll actually be at the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave it's in the new building just about 1/4 of a block away from the shop, enter in the back and watch for the signs.  There is street parking (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking. 

Yard Sale:  Bring your quilt related items i.e. fabrics, scraps, notions, tools to sell.  It's recommended that items be priced to sell so the IMQG member is getting a "deal".  For scrap fabric sales - try and sell large remnants and/or combine scraps in bags for sale.   Any items the member wishes to donate after the sale can be given to Rachael and will be taken to the Recycle shop.   Please note payments for purchases  are to be given to the owner of the items and not to the guild.  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Executive Board of Directors 2015 Elections



It's August and that means it's time for us to start thinking about 2015.  I know, I can't even think about September yet, let alone 2015, but there you have it.   This is our official announcement of the upcoming elections for your 2015 Executive Board of Directors.  

 If you're interested, email indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com with any questions, or if you'd like a copy of the bylaws which describes the directors' duties.
 
Nominations need to be received by the September 21 meeting.  You can email your nomination to the same email as above, or just let us know at the meeting.   Of course, you can nominate yourself! 

We'll have elections in October, so start thinking about how you'd like to contribute to IMQG.   Even if you're not interested in a board position, we're always looking for folks who'd like to contribute by organizing activities, challenges, swaps, programs, etc.  If you want to teach a skill, that would be great too!  There are many opportunities for short term commitments if taking on a board position is just too much. 

(Here's some legalize from a non-lawyer:  Nominations will be accepted only from paid members of IMQG, and only paid members are eligible to vote.)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Reminder - July Meeting 7/20

What: The July IMQG Meeting w/Crimson Tate
When: July 20th from 2 pm-4pm

Where:  Just down from Crimson Tate 845 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 
Guest Speaker:  Sonya Robinson discussing hand embroidery.  

What to Bring: 
* Bring the latest project for show and tell, either finished or not.
* Money to shop at Crimson Tate (don't forget paid members with their membership card get 10% off).
* June's Block Lotto Block if you want to participate.  

*To Try the demo bring piece of fabric with large scale print like Anna Marie Horner or Amy Butler, 6 strand embroidery thread, hand seeing needle, scissors, small embroidery hoop.


Location: We'll actually be at the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave it's in the new building just about 1/4 of a block away from the shop, It's directly behind Homespun - enter in the back. There is street parking in front of the building (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking do NOT park in the Chamber spots or any of the marked business spots.

Please Note: Please try and RSVP on Facebook or Email Us at indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com to confirm you are coming.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

String Blocks still needed!

Blocks still needed 
for the 2014 Julian Center Charity Quilt.  See details below:

  • Create a String Block or Blocks using this tutorial
  • Center String should be be Kona Coal 
  • One side of strings should be using warm colored scraps (warm is Red, Orange, Yellow and Pinks)
  • The other side should be using cool colored scraps (Cool is Blue, Green, Indigo, Violets)
  • A Finished blocks should be 7x7
  • Blocks can be submitted to Meghan or any of the IMQG Leadership team thru the July Meeting.  
Additionally we also need donations for the binding.  

If you have any questions feel free to email us at indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com 

(Photo by Lisa Parker).

Monday, June 16, 2014

July IMQG Meeting @ Crimson Tate RADC Room July 20th

What: The July IMQG Meeting w/Crimson Tate
When: July 20th from 2 pm-4pm

Where:  Just down from Crimson Tate 845 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 
Guest Speaker: Lela Breton of Three Dresses 

What to Bring: 
* Bring the latest project for show and tell, either finished or not.
* Money to shop at Crimson Tate (don't forget paid members with their membership card get 10% off).
* June's Block Lotto Block if you want to participate
*Additional Details may follow please watch Facebook and the Blog

Location: We'll actually be at the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave it's in the new building just about 1/4 of a block away from the shop, It's directly behind Homespun - enter in the back. There is street parking in front of the building (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking do NOT park in the Chamber spots or any of the marked business spots.

Please Note: Please try and RSVP on Facebook or Email Us at indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com to confirm you are coming.