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.

June Block Lotto Due at July Meeting

Congratulations to Meghan  who won the spiderweb blocks!
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!
June's block (due at the July meeting) is a scrapbuster block. Please use an all white background (center) and BRIGHT, MODERN, RED, WHITE AND GREEN fabrics for the scraps, for Christmas in July!
There are 2 different options, and either is fine: mostly white, or mostly scraps: 

http://www.littlemissshabby.com/2010/03/scrapbuster-block-tutorial/
http://www.littlemissshabby.com/2010/04/stashbuster-block-2-tutorial/


Thursday, June 12, 2014

June Meeting Reminder - 6/15 Noon at The French Seam

What:  Next IMQG Meeting 
When: June 15th 12:00 pm - 2pm
Where: French Seam Shop at 3909 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 

What to Bring: 
* Bring the latest project for show and tell, either finished or not. 
* Money to shop at French Seam &/or Sign Up for the State Fair Challenge 
Block Lotto Block if you want to play
* Completed Charity Quilt String Blocks 

Please Note:  We will not be working on projects but rather will have a speaker discussing preparing a quilt for shows.  Come and get the scoop, this is also good if you are hoping to participate in the State Fair Challenge.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Reminder - String Blocks for the 2014 Julian Center Quilt

Just a reminder if you are creating a block for the 2014 Julian Center Charity Quilt blocks can be turned in at the June Meeting.  

  • Create a String Block or Blocks using this tutorial
  • Center String should be be Kona Coal - we will have cut strips at the May meeting
  • 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 Darcie Mair or any of the IMQG Leadership team thru the end of June.  
Additionally we also need donations for batting, binding, backing and if anyone wants to volunteer to quilt it we are all game for that.  

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

Friday, June 6, 2014

May Meeting Recap














Meeting Minutes - Business/Announcements: 
  • Block Lotto - The blocks created for the block lotto were shared and a winner was drawn.  The winner was Lisa.  We can't wait to see what Lisa will do with her blocks. Rachael also announced the next block which is a spiderweb block.  See details here. 
  • Charity Quilt - An update was provided for the Charity Quilt for Julian Center.  String blocks will be created for this find the details regarding what needs to be created here.  We had lots of blocks finished at the sew-in but still need many more.  Please make sure the center string is Kona Coal.   Thanks as well to Meghan for volunteering to complete the top and Tammy for volunteering to quilt and provide batting. 
  • MM Fabric Challenge - An updated date of July 25th for the MM Fabric Challenge has been shared by the MQG.   See additional details here.  you can also find more information in the MQG forum on this thread. 
  • Next Meeting - In June we will be meeting at French Seam - June 15th at noon.  This is NOT a sewing meeting instead we will have a speaker discussing preparing quilts for shows.  See the Blog and Facebook for additional details. 
  • July Meeting - In July we will be back in the RADC space next to Crimson Tate however because we had planned to have sewing we might have a different time or sign-ups for the meeting stay tuned for details. 
  • Budget - The 2014 budget was discussed and it was noted that we have a little money that we will be determining how to spend in the next few months, and we will likely need to spend money on backing for the charity quilt as well.  We so need to however preserve a portion of our funds for the 2015 dues to the MQG, which will be paid at the end of the year. 
  • Show and Tell - Lots of great finishes and works in progress recently seen at Show and Tell were shared.  Enjoy photos below.