Wednesday, April 20, 2016

IMQG May 2016 Meeting: Charity Quilt Sewing

When: Sunday, May 15, 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. There is street parking (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking.

What:
+Announcements

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

+Charity Quilt: We will be working on this year's IMQG group charity quilt at this meeting. Our goal is to make the entire quilt top in one day! We will be working assembly line style with a a few stations for cutting, machines, ironing etc.

++If you would like to volunteer to bring materials (i.e. cutting mat, rotary cutter, rulers, sewing machine, iron, ironing board, etc.) please let us know either through email (indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com) or on the Facebook group event.

++Fabric: Meghan has generously donated enough scraps to make most of the top. However, you are always welcome to bring a few scraps as well. We are also looking for either white or light gray scraps for background fabric.

++We will have instructions on how to make the blocks ready at the meeting. If you would like to get a head start, cutting your scraps into rectangles of all sizes might be helpful.

Here is an inspiration picture for our quilt:


April 2016 Meeting Recap

Another successful meeting in the books! It was just a nice, beautiful day to be out on Mass Ave for the April meeting. We started out with show and tell, announcements, and door prizes. Then we had trunk shows from members Tisha Nagel and Darcie Mair. There are so many great pictures from this month, I'll just leave you with some eye candy for this post. 

Show and Tell


















Tisha's Trunk Show





















Darcie's Trunk Show



















Thursday, March 17, 2016

2016 IMQG Collaboration Quilt

New member Jen has graciously offered to put together a collaboration/communal quilt for the 2016 IMQG Quilt Show!

She is hoping to get 9-15 blocks to make the top. If you would like to make a block for the quilt, the deadline is May 1st. She will be collecting blocks at the March and April meetings.

Block details:
14" improv blocks
Black, white, and a color of your choice. All solids please.


Here are some examples Jen has already made:






If you have any questions, there is a thread on the Facebook group or you can email the guild.

Monday, March 14, 2016

IMQG April 2016 Meeting

When: Sunday, April 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. There is street parking (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking.

What:
+Announcements

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

+Trunk Show: Tisha Nagel and Darcie Mair will be the next installment of our IMQG member mini trunk show series. This series includes various members of the guild doing small trunk shows of their work. Email the guild if you are interested in doing a mini trunk show of your work at a future meeting!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

2016 IMQG Quilt Show

Hello Members!

We are extremely excited to announce that we will be hosting a quilt show in the summer of 2016! The show will be Sunday July 31st, 2016 2pm-5:30pm at the Broad Ripple Park (1500 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220) under their large picnic Shelter #1.

We are formally calling for submissions if you would like to put a quilt (or quilts) in the show! If you are interested, please see the following details for submissions and as soon as you're ready you can fill out the sign-up form at the link below. Please note that the deadline for signing up is July 10th, so your modern quilt and description need to be completed by then! You must be a current IMQG member to submit a quilt to the show.

We will be inviting friends, family, and community members to the event. The purpose of the show is both to show off and celebrate our beautiful quilts and also to share the modern quilting genre with the community. Please keep this in mind as you decide which quilts you would like to submit.  We want to display quilts that really emphasize modern aesthetic and principles. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and modern prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. You can find out more and see many examples on the MQG site here.

Due to the space limitations in the park, we will need to determine the number of quilts each person can hang based on the number of entries we get. Feel free to submit as many quilts as you want and we will let you know how many can be shown after our submissions close.

More details to follow regarding event details, volunteer opportunities, quilt drop off, and more. If you have any questions, please contact us at indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com or molly.isenbarger@gmail.com.

Submission Guildlines:
  • Maximum Size: 48”W x 96”H (we can be slightly flexible if you let us know in advance). Details to follow on the hanging process and requirements for a sleeve etc.
  • Quilt must be complete (including quilting and binding) and dropped off at a central Indianapolis location (TBD) by July 15th
  • Quilt must include a short description including what makes it a Modern quilt
  • Quilts must be created and submitted by an active IMQG member to be eligible


Thank you and we are so excited to see what you create!

The IMQG Board (Darcie, Karen, Katie, Lisa, and Molly)

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.

What:
+Announcements

+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!