Tuesday, August 16, 2016

September 2016 IMQG Monthly Meeting

Special Event!

Paper Piecing Workshop by Amy Garro of 13 Spools



When: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Time: 9am - 4pm (with a break for lunch)

Where:  TBD

What:
+Announcements

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

+Board Nominations Yes, it's that time of year already. We are looking for board members nominations. Elections will be held in October. You are welcome to nominate yourself as well! Please refer to the bylaws to see if you are eligible to be a board member.

+All Day Workshop!
  • Quilt: Amy will be teaching the front cover quilt "Icy Waters" from her book "Paper Pieced Modern: 13 Stunning Quilts- Step-by-Step Visual Guide"
  • Cost: $10/members, $25/non-members
    • Payments can be made at the August meeting OR via PayPal. If using PayPal use the guild's email indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com and Select "Send Money to Friends and Family"
  • Spots Available: 24 student maximum. 
    • This will be a first come, first serve workshop. 
    • Spots will be reserved for IMQG paid members first, and then non-members. 
    • To reserve your spot: Please respond either by email (indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com) or via the Facebook event page. However, your official spot will NOT be reserved until the fee is paid.
    • We will start a waiting list for members and non-members if there are more than 24 interested.
  • Materials to Bring:
    • Amy's Book --> "Paper Pieced Modern: 13 Stunning Quilts- Step-by-Step Visual Guide"
      • Note: the book will be available at the August & September meetings if you don't already have it
    • Fabric for Icy Waters according to the yardage instructions in the book
      • Amy is willing to schedule a shopping day if you need help choosing fabric
    • At least 15 copies each of pattern "a" and "b"
    • Add-a-quarter ruler preferred OR a clear 1" x 12" (ish) ruler with a quarter inch marked
    • Typical sewing supplies (including sewing machine)
    • Rotary cutter required
  • BEFORE the meeting: please cut your fabric before the workshop (it will allow you to get the piecing finished during the lesson)

August Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder that the monthly meeting for August is this weekend (Sunday)!

Here are the details:

When: Sunday, August 21, 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: 

+Charity Quilt Sewing

+Board Nominations

+Jen will discuss IMQG's charity quilt project for QuiltCon 2017

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

IMQG August 2016 Meeting

When: Sunday, August 21, 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 finishing up this year's IMQG group charity quilt at this meeting. This meeting will be just like the charity quilt meeting in May. 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.

++Don't forget to bring your blocks (If you made any) and leftover Meghan scraps and solid gray (if you took some). We will have instructions on how to make the blocks ready at the meeting for any newcomers. :)

+Board Nominations Yes, it's that time of year already. We are looking for board members nominations. Elections will be held in October. You are welcome to nominate yourself as well! We should have descriptions posted of the different positions available on the board in the near future.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Indy Modern Quilt Guild 2016 Show




When: Sunday July 31st, 2016 2pm-5:30pm 

Where: Broad Ripple Park (1500 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220) under their large picnic Shelter #1.

What: Quilts, Quilts, and MORE Quilts!

  • The quilts on display will emphasize the modern aesthetic and principles of modern quilting. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and modern prints, high contrast, graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work.
Cost: FREE!

Activities: Kid's Scavenger Hunt, Snacks, and FUN!

The IMQG will be on IndyStyle! Tune in Wednesday, July 20th between 9am and 10am to see Tisha and Katie on IndyStyle! They will be demonstrating a block and showcasing quilts made by members of the guild.


If you have any questions, please contact us at indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com



  



Friday, May 27, 2016

IMQG June 2016 Monthly Meeting

When: Sunday, June 12, 2016 @1pm-4pm (Note: this is on the second Sunday of June because Father's Day falls on the third)

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: If you took home fabric from May's meeting for the charity quilt, be sure to bring your finished blocks and/or the rest of the fabric.

+Surface Design Workshop by Karen Ratliff: During our June meeting you will have a chance to practice some surface design techniques. The three techniques we will practice are stenciling, stamping, and writing. Using these surface design techniques will add your own mark to the fabric you use in your quilts.

+++What to Bring: at least 3 fat quarter solids and your imagination!

+++Karen will bring: Stencils, stamps, linoleum, cutting tools, other things that can be used as stamps, paint, brushes, and fabric markers.




Friday, May 20, 2016

2016 Quilt Show Details for Members:


Now that we have a few more details on the show, here is some helpful information if you would like to enter a quilt into the show and/or sign up to volunteer.

When: Sunday July 31st, 2016 2pm-5:30pm 

Where: Broad Ripple Park (1500 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220) under their large picnic Shelter #1.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Size: 70”W x 96”H (we can be flexible if you let us know in advance).   

  • There will be no need to attach a hanging sleeve.

  • Quilt must be submitted using the online submission form (link below) by July 10th.

  • Quilts must be finished (including quilting and binding) and dropped off at either Lisa's House or Darcie's House by July 15th. More details to follow regarding quilt drop off.

  • Quilt must include a short description including what makes it a Modern quilt, if you enter a quilt, you will be sent a "Quilt Tag" form to fill out with your name, description, etc. We will be hanging these on the quilts at the show.

  • Quilts must be created and submitted by an active IMQG member to be eligible 

  • 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 printshigh contrast, and graphic areas of solid colorimprovisational piecingminimalismexpansive negative space, and alternate grid work.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact us at indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com or molly.isenbarger@gmail.com.

Volunteer Roles: If you would like to volunteer before, during, or after the show, Molly has put together some roles and descriptions. You many sign up for as many or as few spots as you'd like. Also, if you have anything to add to the volunteer, feel free to let us know! Simply email the guild (or Molly) and let us know what specific job you would like to volunteer for!  

Outreach and Promotion
(Before the show)
Types of responsibilities:
  • Blog post/social media post beforehand about the show 
  • Tag/Tweet/Etc to local businesses and outlets that might want to know about the show. News Media Outreach? 
  • Reach out to other local guilds (sending flyer PDF and link to FB event) 
  • Drop off flyers at local quilt shops, fabric stores, coffee shops etc 
  •  Help Molly request local donations from Indy stores 
  •  Goal of 300 people there

Day-of Setup
(11am-2pm)
Types of responsibilities:
  • Setting out tablecloths over tables for quilts to be unloaded 
  • Cleaning shelter as needed from litter, major spills, etc 
  • Setting up IMQG info table; scavenger hunt, posters 
  • Setting up any donated food/water and necessary signage

  
Quilt Hanging/Take Down (special teams)
(10am-when quilts are hung; 5pm-when quilts are packed up)
Types of responsibilities:
  • Climb ladders in teams of 3 to hang quilts 
  • 1 person to follow team and pick up bags after signage is hung 
  • Climb ladders in teams of 3 to take down, fold, and bag quilts 
  • 1 person to lay out bags for take-down, unpin signs, and put in bags before quilt is taken down 
  • Pinning signs to each quilt


During-Show Volunteers
(shifts during 1:30-5pm)
Types of Responsibilities:
  • Membership advocates; sitting at IMQG booth and answering questions 
  • Running kid's scavenger hunt activity


Show Photographer
(2-5pm)
Types of Responsibilities:
  • Photos head-on of all quilts, photos of attendees, photos of quilters with their quilts, etc 
  • Edit photos and share digital copies with IMQG

Day-of Cleanup
(5pm-when we leave the park!)
Types of Responsibilities:
  • Clean up ALL materials, trash, etc 
  • Take down ropes etc from quilt hanging 
  • Load up folding tables and bagged quilts 
  • Turn IMQG info table to "quick pick up table" 
  • Running "quilt pick-up" table if people want to take home that day (starting 6pm)

Show Follow-Up
(after the show)
Types of Responsibilities:
  • Blog post afterwards about the show 
  • Contact anyone who left email addresses being interested in IMQG



Thursday, May 19, 2016

May Meeting Recap


We had a super fun May meeting at the RAD space near Crimson Tate! After announcements, including some discussion on the upcoming quilt show, we had show and tell. 

A few notes on the IMQG Quilt Show in July:
-There is still plenty of time to submit your quilts! Deadline to submit is July 10th, and finished quilts must be dropped off at the designated locations (tbd) by July 15th. 
-We did a test hanging at the shelter and found that it is pretty easy to hang larger quilts. Feel free to submit quilts larger than 48" wide.
-Keep a look out for a blog post detailing quilt submissions and volunteer roles. We need all the volunteers we can get!

Afterwards, we got down to business sewing the Charity Quilt for 2016. Karen put together an example block and had some great instructions for us. Then we each took a job and made a bunch of blocks assembly-line style. It was really great watching everyone work together and chat as we worked. We still need more blocks to put the top together, but overall it was a really good start!





A few of the blocks finished at the meeting.




We had a great assembly system with fabric scrip sorters, pressers, cutters, and sewers. 




And here is some show and tell eye candy: