Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MQG Fabric Challenge: Spring 2015

Check your Inbox!!
Did you receive the "members only" Modern Quilt Guild newsletter email? They officially announced the next Fabric Challenge! It is a little different than in previous challenges.

Some key changes include:
  • Each member must sign up THEMSELVES, meaning if you do not click on the link in the email and fill out your information you will not receive fabric and be in the challenge. 
  • Space is limited, so make to sure to sign up soon!
  • In February, fabric will be shipped directly to your mailbox.

The Fabric:
  • The fabric for this challenge is the Riley Blake "Cottage Garden" line.
  • You may only use fabric from this line and coordinating Riley Blake basics and solids. (Note: this is different from previous challenges when you could use any coordinating solids)
Check your email for more details and a link to sign up for the challenge. If you did not receive this email or have any questions, email indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Modern Quilt Guild Webinar: Choosing Fabric for a Quilt

Periodically, The Modern Quilt Guild holds webinars sharing information on all sorts of quilting and sewing topics. This "Creative Webinar Series" is a good way to gain knowledge in designing quilts, choosing fabric, learning new techniques, improvisation, and the list goes on.

Here are a few details on what you need to know about the upcoming Webinar:

What: Entitled "Choosing Fabric for a Quilt: Thoughts, Suggestions, and General Inspiration", Elizabeth Hartman from Oh, Fransson! will be sharing her process as she chooses different fabrics for different types of quilts.

When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 8-9pm EST.

Where: To register online click here.

Cost: FREE to paid Indy MQG and individual MQG members.

Friday, January 2, 2015

March IMQG Monthly Meeting: Speaker Amy Garro

Our own Amy Garro wrote a book!!! It comes out in March 2015, and she will be our speaker for the monthly meeting. We get to see all those lovely quilts in person!

When: Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 2-5pm

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.

+Speaker Amy Garro of 13 Spools will be discussing her new book "Paper Pieced Modern: 13 Stunning Quilts, Step-By-Step Visual Guide" and doing a full trunk show of all the quilts featured in the book!
+Afterwards there will be a book signing, so make sure to pick up your copy!
+Show and Tell
+March Block Lotto

+An item for show and tell, either a finished project or work-in-progress.
+March Block Lotto block
+Money to shop at Crimson Tate!

January Meeting Update

Fabric Swap & Supplies to Bring for Lindsay's Demonstration!


For the January meeting, we will be doing a fabric swap! Here are the details for what to bring:

-Colors: Purple, Pink, and Gray (*Hint: These colors may show up in future block lotto blocks*)

-Sizes: Any sized scraps are fine.

-Fill up a quart sized baggie of the various chosen colors and sizes.

-You may bring up to 2 baggies to swap.



At the meeting we will also have speaker Lindsay Lefevere do a demonstration on interface piecing. Lindsay says this method is "MAGICAL", so you won't want to miss it! It is used for precision and tiny piecing. More on this technique from Lindsay at the meeting. :)

Here is a list of supplies to bring if you would like to play {sew} along.

-9 or 16 squares or HSTs you want to piece into a block (to make a 9 patch or 16 patch block) All squares should be the same size.

-A square of lightweight, single-sided fusible interfacing. A 12.5" square should be big enough.

-Cutting Tools: a small cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler (a 4x13 ruler is big enough). We can share these items, so if yours aren't mobile, don't worry.

-Machine & Neutral thread

-Either a walking foot and heavy duty "jeans" needle or a 1/4" foot and universal needle. Everyone's machine is different, so bring both if you have them to see which works for your machine.

-If your machine is not mobile, don't worry, we can share and take turns on machines so feel free to bring the other items listed.

-An ironing station will be provided.

Friday, December 19, 2014

February IMQG Monthly Meeting: The Retreat!

The monthly meeting for February will be the weekend Quilt Retreat. Currently all 12 overnight spots are filled, but we are going to do an open sew for the rest of the group during the day on Saturday. Please keep in mind that we have limited space (due to furniture and outlets) so please RSVP via the guild's email (indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com) to reserve your spot.

When: President's Day Weekend
+Check In: Friday, February 13, 2015 @ 3pm
+Check Out: Monday, February 16, 2015 @ 11am

Where: The Brown County Cabins
+304 Whippoorwill Lane, Nashville, IN 47448 
+We have 2 cabins, the Lodge and the Anniversary Cabin

Other Important Details:
+We will be sending out an email to those who reserved a spot at the retreat in January. 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.
+All linens are provided.
+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.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2015 Membership Renewal Reminder

We hate to be a nag, but we just wanted to remind you that 2015 is coming up fast, and it's time to renew memberships! Here's some things you need to know about renewals:
  • Membership dues have not increased they are still $30 for the year.
  • Membership still allows you to attend meetings, swaps, retreats, participate in MQG fabric challenges, and other great benefits. (Side note: there is a MQG fabric challenge coming up in January and you don't want to miss it!)
  • You can fill out your membership renewal form here
  • Complete the 2014 survey to share information about what you like and what can be improved with the guild - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZN8BNDJ 
  • If you want to pay via PayPal use the guild's email (indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com) and select "Send Money to Friends and Family".
  • If you want to renew by check please still complete the renewal form online and indicate you are mailing your renewal fees.  Then mail the check to Indy Modern Quilt Guild at PO Box 20254, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
If you have any questions about renewals please feel free email us.
Looking forward to a great year!

If you are a new member, you can still fill out the membership form, complete the survey, and send your dues via PayPal or check.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Call for Entries @ the International Quilt Festival!

The International Quilt Festival is going to showcase Modern Quilts from midwest quilters at the next festival! So if you've ever wanted to enter a quilt, now is your chance!! The chosen quilts will be exhibited at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago on March 26-28, 2015

Here are some details you need to know:

  • Quilters must be from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, or Michigan to be eligible to enter a quilt.
  • The exhibit will feature modern quilts based on the Friendship Star Block, so keep that in mind when designing your quilt.
  • You may submit a total of 2 quilts for consideration.
  • Quilts can be no smaller than 36" x 36".
  • Registration opens December 19, 2014, and the submission deadline (form and visuals to be entered online) is Friday, January 30, 2015.
  • Go here, to find the submission form and more details.