Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reminder: April Meeting at Quilt Expressions

Just a reminder about the upcoming April Meeting at Quilt Expressions....

When:  4/19/2014 from 10:30-1:30pm
What:  We'll have announcements, show and tell, and programming information to follow. 
Programming:  Darcie Mair of CloverQuilts will have a neat tutorial to share with us.  
What to Bring:  
  • Bring the latest project for show and  tell, either finished or not.  
  • Money to shop at QE (Remember we now have a 10% discount with our membership cards)
  • April's Block Lotto Blocks see details here. 
  • If you want to include a supplies list for the fabric baskets.....
    • 2 fat quarter sized quilt practice sandwiches (already quilted) OR 2 fabric fat quarters for the outside
    • sewing machine and cutting tools (we have limited space so we are only looking for 4-5 machines)
    • 2 fabric fat quarters for the lining (Optional)

Reminder:  Please RSVP on Facebook or email us at indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com 

Location:  Quilt Expressions, 12514 Reynolds Dr, Fishers, IN 46038

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April Meeting 4/19 at Quilt Expressions

When:  4/19/2014 from 10:30-1:30pm
What:  We'll have announcements, show and tell, and programming information to follow. 
Programming:  Darcie Mair of CloverQuilts will have a neat tutorial on Fabric Baskets from scraps  to share with us.  
What to Bring:  
  • Bring the latest project for show and  tell, either finished or not.  
  • Money to shop at QE (Remember we now have a 10% discount with our membership cards)
  • April's Block Lotto Blocks see details here. 
  • Bring If you make the fabric baskets.....
    • 2 fat quarter sized quilt practice sandwiches (already quilted) OR 2 fabric fat quarters for the outside
    • 2 fabric fat quarters for the lining (Optional)
    • sewing machine and cutting tools (we have limited room for sewing machines so we may ask that you share) 

Reminder:  Please RSVP on Facebook or email us at indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com 

Location:  Quilt Expressions, 12514 Reynolds Dr, Fishers, IN 46038

Thursday, March 27, 2014

March Meeting Recap & Notes

Announcements/Business: 
  • Membership -Lisa provided a membership update regarding the latest membership numbers (30 Members) and distributed the latest membership cards.
  • Amendment to bylaws - Katie mentioned that last month we had voted to update our bylaws. 
  • The Survey for Charity Quilt - The survey for the charity quilt was mentioned and that it was between Riley and Julian Center voting is on Facebook. 
  • Challenge - Rachael mentioned that the challenge fabric has not yet arrived.  The MQG had over 3000 members sign up, so it will likely come in later in March or early April.  It was mentioned that some members didn't have the opportunity to sign up because of the quick turnaround.  The board mentioned they were given little notice but would try and and provide members a better opportunity to take sign-ups moving forward, and would also mention to the MQG that they would like the opportunity to know about the Challenges with more advanced notice.
  • Next Meeting - It was mentioned that the next meeting is currently scheduled for Quilt Expressions 4/19 at 10:30am.  Programming is TBD.   It was also mentioned that in May we would return to Crimson Tate's RAD Space for an all day sewing event and that due to the turnout lately we would like to try and get accurate RSVPs so we can appropriately plan for seating and sewing space.  Please see the Facebook Event Notice to sign-up or email us at indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com 
  • Astronaut Blocks - These were collected so they can be sent in together.  It was mentioned that if you wanted to still participate you can however you will need to send your blocks in individually, or get your blocks to Tisha before the end of March.

Show and Tell:
  • Lots of great finishes recently seen at Show and Tell were shared.  Some photos are below.
Speaker & Paper Piecing:
  • Heather of Crimson Tate arranged for Sarah Sharp of No Hats Quilts to come speak to the guild and share her paper piecing techniques and a little about her quilting experiences.    Guild members were able to try their hand at the techniques creating her arrow pattern which is available on Craftsy.  She also brought a new tool called the Whacker which will soon be available for purchase at Crimson Tate, but allows you to "whack" tiny piecings so they are flatter.

Thanks so much to Crimson Tate for hosting us and to Sarah for the tutorial and neat ideas.








Monday, March 24, 2014

New Member Activity - The Block Lotto

At the March meeting, we introduced a new monthly project: Block Lottery!
Every month, we'll share a block at the meeting and post a link to a tutorial facebook 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!
Please make this block with a solid white center and all GREEN strips, prints and solids, in the border.
This month's block is Sun Rays, by Twin Fibers:http://twinfibers.blogspot.com/2010/08/tutorial-sun-rays-quilt-block.html
Image from Twin Fibers
If you have questions regarding the block lotto email Rachael at rachaeladele@gmail.com 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Reminder - Next Meeting March 16th 2-4pm - NEW SPEAKER - SARAH SHARP

Please note there has been a last minute change of speaker.  We are excited to welcome Sarah Sharp of No Hats Quilts to our Next Meeting.  Details below. 

When:  3/16/2014 from 2-4pm

What:  IMQG March Meeting
Guest Speaker:  Sarah Sharp

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).   We probably won't have time for real sewing but if you have a small project you are welcome to bring and work on it.   UPDATED: Sarah recommends bringing your machine if you want to try the technique she's sharing with us, also bring some fabric scraps, ruler, mat etc to participate. 

If you have completed an Astronomical Block please try and bring it to the meeting.
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 in front of the building (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking. 

Challenge Participants:  We are hoping the fabric will be in with time to distribute it in March (PS you must have already signed up).   - The fabric is NOT yet in so it might be April before it's distributed.  Stay tuned.  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

February 2014 IMQG Meeting Recap


Announcements/Business: 

  • Membership -Lisa provided a membership update regarding the latest membership numbers (25 I think) and distributed the MQG membership cards, which will be distributed quarterly.
  • Amendment to bylaws - Katie discussed the need for the bylaws to be amended in the wake of the dual memberships questions posed, about membership in other guilds.  Several members had already signed up for the MQG as well as other local guilds and there were questions about how this impacted their membership to IMQG. The proposed bylaw wording was read and then a vote was taken passing 9 of 9 members present.  New wording is as follows (bylaws document will be updated soon):
Article III Membership:
Section 1 Active Members
New section - 
g. Membership is not transferable from another local guild modern, traditional, or otherwise.  
h.  Independent members of the Modern Quilt Guild, are not considered members of the Indy Modern Quilt Quild without payment of annual IMQG dues and completion of them IMQG membership form.   Annual dues are not prorated based on membership with another guild or the Modern Quilt Guild. 


  • Survey for Charity Quilt - Tisha shared that there currently was a tie for the Charity Quilt and that a second poll will likely be created with only those winning charity options.  More details will follow.  
  • Challenge - Rachael presented details of the new MQG challenge with Michael Miller.  We had very little warning of this upcoming challenge and a quick turnaround we are hoping to have the fabric to distribute for the March meeting if you cannot pick it up there please get with Rachael regarding pick-up.  We took sign-ups at the meeting only members are eligible to sign-up at this time and the sign-ups will only remained open until 2/25.
  • QE Discount - Katie also announced that Quilt Expression will also be offering IMQG members a 10% discount on NON-Sale fabric and tools.  Members must have and present their IMQG/MQG membership card to receive the discount. 
Show and Tell:
  • Lots of great finishes recently seen at Show and Tell.  Including Meghan's Michigan piece, Lindsay's colorful quilts, Elizabeth's daybed nursery quilt, Darcie's purple quilt, and Rachael's monsters.  Photos are below.  
Machine Binding Tutorial:
  • One of our members Meghan shared a great binding tutorial with many time saving tips and a nice printout at the meeting.  For more details you can check out her blog.  Here's the link straight to the binding tips.  Thanks so much to Meghan for having us!
Astronaut blocks:
  • We also had time to create astronaut blocks for the challenge.  If you are going to participate please return the blocks to Tisha by the March Meeting. 
Thanks so much to Quilt Expressions for having us and to Meghan for the fantastic tutorial.  

Notes recorded from Meeting 2/22/2014 Noon-3pm.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Next Meeting - March 16th - 2-4pm

When:  3/16/2014 from 2-4pm
What:  IMQG March Meeting
Guest Speaker:  Sonya Robinson - hand-stitching and 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).   We probably won't have time for real sewing but if you have a small project you are welcome to bring and work on 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 in front of the building (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking. 

Challenge Participants:  We are hoping the fabric will be in with time to distribute it in March (PS you must have already signed up).  Stay tuned.