Tuesday, June 11, 2019

June Meeting -- Crocheting with fabric strips

For our June 22nd meeting, Christine McElhone will be teaching us how to crochet with fabric strips.  If you want to plan ahead, strips should be about 1.5" or 1" wide.  The length can vary, but 10" or more works best.  There is no need to sew the strips together -- simply cut a slit approximately 1/2" long VERTICALLY at both ends of the strips (about a 1/2" from the ends) and Christine will show us how to join them together or you can watch this helpful video: https://youtu.be/HvBSttaKgns.   You will also need a P or Q crochet hook. 

We will be in the Van Deusen Room at the Kalamazoo Library downtown at 9:30.  Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

April 2019 Meeting with Lisa Ruble

Hello, Modern Quilters! At long last, the highlights from our April meeting are here! Sorry for the delay!  
We had a very productive meeting.  We discussed the financial future of the guild and working on ways to continue the amazing programming (thanks, Pam!) that we have been enjoying.  Some ways may include pricing changes for the future retreats, changes in membership dues, and donations for programming.  We also discussed some great ideas for programs and projects for next year, such as another Make and Take workshop (like the Sew Together bag we did last year), Saturday Sew-ins, and Block of the Month sew-alongs! Stay tuned!

If you were not able to get your Snails Trail block done, we're extending this block lottery until the next meeting.  greatlakesmodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-online-activity.html 

Our next social meeting is Wednesday, 22 May at Mary's house.  For our June meeting, Christine McElhone will be teaching us how to crochet with fabric strips.  If you want to plan ahead, strips should be 1.5" wide.  The length can vary, but 10" or more works best.  There is no need to sew the strips together -- simply cut a slit approximately 1/2" long VERTICALLY at both ends of the strips (about a 1/2" from the ends) and Christine will show us how to join them together.  There are also Youtube videos that may help. You will also need a P or Q crochet hook.  More details to come later.

An email regarding the details for the Laura Heine mini quilt workshop in August will be coming soon. Sign-ups for the workshop will open 24 June. 

We were so excited to have our guild member Lisa visit from Florida to teach us how to make her awesome ZuZu Squares quilt. Check out her Etsy site!

Enjoy the Show and Tell and workshop photos!!

Kim shows her beautiful Amanda Jean Nyberg quilt!
The back of Kim's AJN quilt
Kim also finished her Barn Block quilt from one of the guild's block lotteries!
And the back...
Joanne finished this gorgeous Gypsy Wife quilt!
and the back of Joanne's Gypsy Wife - we love the newsprint!
Joanne also brought this Ebb & Flow quilt -- this is a pattern by our member and special guest Lisa Ruble.
New member Beth brought this beautiful HST top! 
Mary amazed us with this baby quilt made from linoleum printed blocks she created herself.
A close-up of one of Mary's awesome printed blocks.
Diane's 4305 1" blocks are just stunning and inspiring. 
Pam shows her skills at Angela Walters's free-motion quilting online classes.
Jackie brought in Hazel the Hedgehog for some quilting inspiration.
Lisa's ZuZu Squares workshop was fantastic!

What a great teacher!  Thanks, Lisa!












Progress! Can't wait to see everyone's finished quilts!!







Wednesday, May 8, 2019

May Social Meeting

Our next social meeting is Wednesday, 22 May, at 6:00! GLMQG member Mary will be hosting in her home. Details will be sent later via email!