Wednesday, April 16, 2014

March Meeting Photos!

Please enjoy these photos of some of the beautiful quilts that were shown at our March meeting!

Round Robin Quilts:

Blocks of the Month and Bee Blocks:

Quilts for Project Linus:


Show and Tell!

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on Saturday, April 19th, from 10am to 12pm at StitchCraft in Boca Raton!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

South Florida Modern Guild - March 15, 2014

Meeting Notes - March 15, 2014

The meeting began with self-introductions and everyone telling us about their favorite quilt designers.  Here is a list of their answers…..
        Kaye England                                              Nancy Halvorsen – Art-to-Heart
        Denise Schmidt                                            Venessa Christianson
        Cheryl Scevoda –                    Anyone who works with curves (Barbara Wittenberg)
        Tula Pink                                                     Kim Diehl
         Embroidery by Anitagoodesign                  Jan Meyers Newbury
         Natalia Bonner                                            Victoria Findlay Wolffe

Claire volunteered to take over photography.  Many thanks to Marty for her memorable photos of our activities.

·       Joan and Nan will present Modern Quilting concepts at the June meeting of the Marrtin County Quilt Guild.  Maureen invited all to attend.   Joan asked that we bring in examples of modern quilts to the May meeting.
·       Modern Blogs were discussed and shown on the shop’s new big screen:
   - A Modern Quilting Blog
·       Additional bloggers mentioned - Rayna Gillman & Lee Heinrich
·       Podcasts were discussed…Listening to an electronic devise (iphone, ipod, computer) with a program mentioned in particular “Threadcult” which can be found on itunes.
· and are two sites to visit for photos transferred to coffee mugs and other things.
·       Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine was shown
·       The group discussed the possibility of inviting Rayna Gillman to have a hands-on class or lecture with our group in 2015.  She will be in the area and we can tag onto her “in area” visit with no travel expenses charged.  A cost of approximately $40 per person was discussed and agreed upon if we have enough participants.  Perhaps the Martin County Quilt Guild may be interested; Maureen will pursue.

PROGRAM:    Mug Rugs
Nan shared examples of mug rugs with a modern theme, different techniques in piecing, applique and Pictures came from the “Pinterest” website.  Nan demo’d Big Stitch quilting with large eye needles, and colorful perle cotton thread.  Fabric, thread, needles and batting were provided for hands-on play time.

Block Swap – Stars were the shape of the month.  16 ½” block with cream background and bright colored stars either appliqued or pieced into the block.  Next month’s block will be a modern log cabin in R.O.Y.G.B.I.V.  colors

Block Party – Donna was this month’s recipient of her tan & brown Fence Rail blocks
Next month’s block goes to Kathy who chose a courthouse steps pattern

Next month’s meeting will focus on embellishment, with members bringing examples and sharing techniques.