Monday, July 16, 2018

JULY Social Meeting

Please join us at GLMQG member Lynne's home for some quilting fun and fellowship!  We will meet Wednesday, 25 July at 6:00.  Please see email for details!

Friday, July 6, 2018

June 2018 Meeting Summary

June was "use your scraps" month!  We welcomed Amanda Jean Nyberg from Crazy Mom Quilts, who gave us a fantastic trunk show and workshop. All were inspired and used a ton of scraps!  Following are some of the highlights:

Block raffle
The Block Challenge for June was the tiny scrappy churn-dash. Joanne was the lucky winner! Happy Birthday, Joanne!

Show and Tell

This is the Block Challenge from April already finished! Way to go, Shannon! It is amazing!
This is another Block Challenge finish from Pam.  So cute!

Trunk Show!
Amanda Jean brought some fantastic quilts for inspiration! 
"All Sizes" in two colorways.
"Donuts (The Size of Your Head)"
"Hot and Cold"

"Scrap Happy Rails"
"Mini Nines"


"Scrap Vortex"
Detail of "Scrap Vortex"
Detail of "Remainders"

After that amazing show of Amanda Jean's quilts, the machines were busy bustin' scraps!  We set up a scrap table in the center for all to share.

Quilters hard at work.
Amanda Jean giving excellent tips.
Pam and Kim in create-mode.

 Traveling quilt exchange
The Traveling Quilts moved on to their next destination, but not before showing off where they've been!

Pat added "Stitches" to Lynne's words.
Jill added an asymmetrical border to Carolyn's star.
Carolyn put Leslie's block on point and then added a beautiful border.

Lisa added some flowers to Pat's "hobby" quilt.

Leslie added some scrappy churn-dash blocks to Lisa's star block.

Stephanie added curved geese sides to Jill's.

We'll catch up with Stephanie's quilt at the next meeting.  These quilts grow more beautiful with each destination!

A special "thank you" to Lynne for volunteering to set up a program for the Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters for Spring 2019.  The KLCQ asked the GLMQG to present some modern log cabin quilts and blocks. If you have a quilt that could be displayed in the program or can help in some way with the presentation, please let Lynne know.  We will be incorporating the modern log cabin blocks as part of a Block Challenge soon!

Election results are in and unanimous! 
President - Stephanie
Vice-President - Jill
Secretary - Jill
Web Coordinator - Carolyn
Treasurer - Kim

Our next social meeting is Wednesday, 25 July.  If anyone would like to host or suggest a nice meeting spot, please let Jill know! We hope to see you in a couple weeks!  

Check the blog for upcoming meetings and info.  HAPPY QUILTING!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

May Social Meeting

23 May Social Meeting
Pam's House

What a beautiful setting for a gathering of modern quilters!  We met at Pam's beautiful home on the lake for delicious snacks and cold drinks.  We watched some kids play in the water and a few people on paddleboards -- we even saw a hot air balloon!  It was a lovely evening.  Thank you, Pam, for graciously hosting.  Here are some pictures from the meeting:

The view was amazing!

We exchanged the quilts for the travelling quilt challenge. So far, there are 7 people participating.  These are the quilts from the first round of exchanges (the starting block and the first "addition" from a fellow quilter).
 Leslie added some flying geese to Stephanie's tattoo block.
 Lynne added a HST border around Leslie's beautiful block.
 Caroline added a cursive "imagine" to Lynne's "Create" block.

Pat added a piano key border and stars to Caroline's improv star block.
Lisa added a purple border and a curved rectangle border to Jill's curved flying geese block.
Jill added a book block (Angela Pingel) to Pat's paper-pieced star block.
Stephanie added a wonderful "Moxie" tattoo block and a paper-pieced star block to Lisa's star block!

You can see what amazing work is being done.  The quilts have traveled to the next stop! I can't wait to see the finished products!

Show and tell time!
 Lynne showed off the house blocks she has made for an online quilt-along. Every block has a unique door -- it was fun looking through them!
 Lynne also shared her progress on a signature quilt she is making for a special aunt on her 90th birthday!
Pam shared a quilt she created with her exchange student for a community service project. It was her exchange student's first time sewing!  She did a great job -- she had a great teacher!

We hope to see you all next month for the workshop!