Monday, February 1, 2016

IMQG March Meeting 2016

When: Sunday, March 20, 2016 @1pm-4pm

Where:  the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave. It's in the 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.


+Show and Tell: Be sure to bring an item (finished or still in progress) to show the group!

+Sewing Day!: Bring a project to work on during the meeting. You are welcome to bring your machine or a hand sewing project. Keep in mind the room only supplies tables and chairs, so we will need to bring our own cutting mats, ironing boards, etc. Sewing days provide a great opportunity if you are stuck on a project and need a new set of eyes, or if you are unsure of a new technique you are trying there will plenty of other quilters there ready to offer a hand!

Monday, January 25, 2016

January Meeting Recap

The January meeting was an excellent start to 2016 for the IMQG! We had a great turn out with lots of new members, and we hope they return to future meetings! After show and tell, Molly gave an incredible workshop on quilt design using different color schemes and modern quilt techniques.

Katie's baby quilt.

Holly's beautiful scrappy top!

Shari's improve circles.

Becky's almost finished quilt.

Tammy's finished top.

Meghan finished a quilt using block lotto blocks she won last year.

Meghan's maple leaf quilt.

Darcie's Triangle Template challenge quilt for QuiltCon.

Darcie's "Icy Waters" quilt from Amy's book.

Molly's finished top.

The quilt Molly started at the 2015 IMQG retreat.

Michele's t-shirt quilt for her niece.

Michele's panda pillow.

Jen's improve top in progress.

Erika finished two more quilts!

Erika's second quilt.

Lisa's low volume plus quilt.

One of Rachael's wheelchair quilts.

Rachael's temperature quilt.

All those tiny pieces in Rachael's last show and tell!!

Karen did some garment sewing already this year.

Bethany's sewing caddy.

After show and tell was Molly's workshop. We played with paint swatches, grid paper, and all kinds of coloring utensils! It was amazing!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

2015 Charity Quilt

Although I'm a little behind in sharing the details, the recipient of our charity quilt for 2015 did get the quilt in December.

10-year-old Riley pulmonary isolation patient Alicia from Richmond, IN was delighted to receive the IMQG charity quilt. She immediately called it her "good luck blanket" as she's had some bad luck recently having to get some shots :)

The nursing staff on Riley's 8W unit recommended that Alicia receive the quilt. Her favorite color is blue, and she was having fun pointing out all of the different motifs in the fabrics, like kitty cats, flowers, circles, and rectangles.

Thanks again to all the members of IMQG that contributed to the quilt and to Susan for being our Riley liaison! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

IMQG 2016 Winter Retreat Details

Here are a few details about the 2016 IMQG Winter Retreat in February. There will be more details to come in January.

When: Last Weekend in February
+Check In: Friday, February 26, 2015 @ 3pm
+Check Out: Monday, February 29, 2015 @ 11am

Where: The Brown County Cabins
+304 Whippoorwill Lane, Nashville, IN 47448 
+We have 2 cabins, the Lodge and the Anniversary Cabin
+Here is a link to the website if you want to see pictures of the space we will be in.

Other Important Details:
+We will be sending out an email in January to those who reserved a spot at the retreat. This email will include detailed information about the planned activities, food organization, and equipment organization.
+The weekend will be pitch-in style. The cabins are equipped with a full kitchen, but we must bring our own food. More details about this in the January email.
+To help prevent too much stuff, we will be organizing a sign up to bring ironing boards, irons, folding tables and chairs, etc. More details about this in the January email as well.
+All linens are provided.

Monday, November 30, 2015

IMQG January 2016 Monthly Meeting!

We are making a few changes to the monthly meetings in 2016! Changes we hope will make it easier and funner (er.... more fun) for everyone to attend meetings!

While we are still meeting on the Third Sunday of the Month, we are going to start meeting in the Same Place at the Same Time for every meeting! (With the exception of the February Retreat and December Holiday Party). And that space is the RAD center down off of Mass Ave near Crimson Tate! The time will be 1pm-5pm.

Now onto the January Meeting of 2016.

When: Sunday, January 17, 2016 @1pm-4pm

Where:  the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave. It's in the 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.


+Show and Tell: Be sure to bring an item (finished or still in progress) to show the group!

+Playing with Quilt Design Workshop: Molly Isenbarger will be giving us our first workshop of the year! This workshop will be focused on getting you to think creatively about the key elements of modern quilting and how you can play with them to brainstorm new designs for future quilts! We will start with Anna Maria Horner's structured color activity , then break into 3 mini activities to play with designs, and finally come back as a group to share back some of our favorites and takeaways. This will be very hands-on for every person at the meeting and hopefully inspiring for new projects in 2016!

+Quilty Yard Sale: This activity is just what you'd expect. If you have any quilting related items you would normal sell at a yard sale (or just want to donate to other members) bring it to the January meeting. You can sell/barter/donate until your heart's content!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Are You Interested in Attending the 2016 Winter Retreat?

It's time to start thinking about our Winter Retreat for 2016! We would like to know how many of you are interested in attending!

We are aiming for the last weekend of February. So check-in would be Friday, Feb 26 and check out would be Monday morning, Feb 29, 2016.

A few extra details:
-We are going to the same Brown County Cabins we went last year and we get 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun).
-We are also asking for a $50 deposit to reserve your spot, which would go towards the full amount of $85 for the weekend.
-This is a paid members only retreat, so you must pay your 2016 dues before you can get a spot reserved.

If you are interested, let us know by emailing the guild ( or going to our Facebook page and commenting on the post about the Winter Retreat.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

December 2015 Monthly Meeting: Holiday Party!

December IMQG Holiday Party/Meeting 12/6 1-4pm @ Lisa's House

When:  Sunday December 6, 2015 from 1-4pm
What:  Sewing Day, announcements, show and tell, swap & steal, and holiday treats.
What to Bring: 
  • Your latest project for show and tell, either finished or not. 
  • An edible holiday treat to share with the group.
  • A project to work on! Lisa has allowed us to have a sewing day at her house, BUT space is very limited. This is a first come first serve situation, so we are encouraging you to bring hand sewing projects if you have them. 
  • Swap & Steal
    • Bring a fat quarter bundle of 4 fat quarters
      • Bundles can be any color, print, or solid
      • Must be "quilt shop quality" quilting cotton
      • Must be Modern (no civil war, novelty, etc.)
    • Wrap your bundle so we can't see the fabric inside (i.e. gift wrapping or paper sack)
    • We will draw numbers to choose bundles.
    • On your turn you can either keep the bundle you draw or "swap"/"steal" with the person that drew directly in front of you.
  • 2016 Membership Fee, $30, (cash, check, or PayPal) if you haven't already renewed or joined for next year.
Location:  We will be meeting at Lisa's House. 3847 E. 62nd  St. Indianapolis IN. There should be plenty of parking in the driveway. Only park on the street if necessary, please!