Saturday, December 6, 2014

Recap of December 2014 Meeting

Out last meeting for 2014 was fabulous!  There is so much talent in our group!

We will continue to develop and evolve as a Modern Quilt Guild and with everyone's enthusiasm and energy, next year will be even better!

We enjoyed goodies provided by Leslie and Tara and had a very lively brainstorming session to explore plans for next year. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and suggestions.  The Board and Committees will take all that input and plan some exciting meetings and events for 2015!

Show and Tell

 Celine's Snowman Pillowcases were so sweet!

 Rachel's striking Four Patch Quilt
 Rachael also showed off her pencil pouches!

 Table runner designed by Celine. Quilted by Sue.


 Emily's Black/White/Red Challenge Quilt was beautiful!

 Jean shared her Black/White/Green Challenge quilt!

 Celeste's Tree Skirt with buttons was made with "25 degree Wedge"

 Jenn is nearly done with the binding on her Mariner's Compass!

 Denise shared the story of the "love" quilt made for her daughter. What a Mom!

 Meredith's color challenge quilt has become a very sweet and personal momento for her!

 Linda shared several beautiful quilts/projects. This one is created using the
"Sew Kind of Wonderful" Ruler
 This is her chevron quilt - very modern!

 These mini projects are part of her certification requirements - very nice!

Kathy's modern quilt is a bit of an illusion - it's really a nine-patch!
 Her gorgeous charcoal quilt using quilter's linen will make someone very happy!

 Jodi explained her Leaders & Enders quilt made from oodles of tiny squares!
Can't wait to see the finished quilt.


Modern Quilting Bee

The Modern Bee has caught on like wildfire! Here are some of our completed quilts from this first session!

Tara designed a beautiful and unique Bee quilt!



Leslie used the grey Michael Miller fabric for her Bee Quilt's background! 
Love it!

Suzanne named her Bee Quilt "Ancient Messages" and it has a beautiful Aztec feel to it!

We can't wait to see what quilters from Month #4 do with their blocks! (below)



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Thanks RYCO for the gift certificates earned by our Guild during 2014!

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Charity Quilt!

With the wonderful help from so many members, we have completed our FIRST charity quilt. We will finalize our recipient before the end of the year and post the news later on in the month!

Thank you all and see you in 2015!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving 2014!


 


We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day from The Rhode Island Modern Quilt Guild!



Friday, November 7, 2014

Recap November Meeting

Thank you to all who came out for our November Meeting. For those who couldn't make it, here is the recap!   We have been a busy group and it is so much fun to share our creations with each other.

Congratulations!

Elections were held and we are happy to announce our new 2015 Executive Board of Directors!

President -               Tara Coogan
Vice President -       Leslie Lowenstein
Treasurer -              Meredith Skelly
Secretary -               Jill Belisle
Member Rep -         Jenn Galloway-Boyce
Communications -   Karen McCann

The Rachel May Special Event was very well received!  Lots of excitement surrounded her talk to our Guild and it proved to be a hit!  It was suggested to visit URI Textile Museum - right in our own back yard!

Modern Fat Quarter Swap took place - thanks to those who participated!

Black/White/Color Challenge - 

Inspecting the B&W challenge up close!



Jenn's graphic interpretations!

Patricia's Flower Hand Applique Quilt

Becky's paper pieced mosaic with Bike printed fabric

Sue finally found use for her orange/yellow ombre fabric!

Jackie has been creating blocks from the Modern Bee and used them for this challenge!

"Soul Shine" by Suzanne is stunning!

Suzanne's "Broken Glass" quilt

Karen's mini slice and dice Quilt

Tara Coogan's Strip Quilt

Leslie's quilt using various tree fabrics

Celine used a UFO for her challenge

Meredith's "Cat Dream" Quilt showcased gorgeous thread painting

Tina's disappearing 9-patch quilt

Kathy's "Condo Doors with Minky on the back!


Show and Tell - 

The quilting is exceptional in Kathy's Angela Walters pattern

Celine's Baby Quilt is charming!

A photo does not do Denise's Doll Quilt justice!


Becky's Mosaic Block by Craftsy

In honor of her daughter, Tina's "Tanzania" Quilt

Our 1st "Charity Quilt" is done! Thanks to Jodi, Jenn, Karen and Celine and all those who donated blocks.



Modern Bee Month 3 Blocks were exchanged and shared. Here is Karen's pieced top from her Group's blocks!

See you next month! 

Happy Modern Quilting!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

October RIMQG Meeting Recap

Thank you to all members and guests who attended our October Meeting this past Saturday!

RIMQG Board Member Elections:

We will vote on our 2015 Board at the November Meeting. If you would like to get more involved in the Guild, please contact Carole Ann at rimodernquiltguild@gmail.com or Tara Coogan at ewehavemeinstitches@gmail.com to get specific position information and to get your name on the ballot.  This is a great way to support our growing Guild and make new friends.

Monthly Topic:

We shared ideas and samples of Holiday gift projects. Here are a few of them: 
 *pillow cases, ornaments, draft stoppers, chalk fabric place mats. Leslie shared her go to book.


Fat Quarter Swap:

We will continue the Modern Fat Quarter Swap into the November meeting! Bring a fat quarter and go home with a fresh one (maybe use it for a holiday gift!)

Special Events:   

Special Guest Speaker Rachel May, a founding member of The Boston Modern Quilt Guild and Book Author. Free to members, $5.00 for guests. Bring a friend and also one of your modern quilts to share with Rachel! Members Click here to register: https://www.facebook.com/events/282596901930833/

Activities Committee:

Black, White & One other Color challenge due at the November meeting. We can't wait to see what you've come up with!

Quilt Bee Update:

We are onto month 3 of our Modern Quilt Bee. It's fun to see the blocks each month. If any participants have pieced or finished their quilts, bring them in to share!





Show and Tell:

Everyone loves to see each other's projects and get inspired by our fellow Modern Quilters. Here is the inspiration from October......

Tara completed her 100 Block Quilt! Gorgeous!


 New attendee, Sangeeta shared her Ladybug quilt and patterned table topper!

 Kathryn gave us a peek of her B&W challenge "homage to this fabric"

 Pat created this quilt from a Dragon Bones class. Slash technique using batiks!

 Meredith's hand-stitched space shuttle embroidery was inspired by the Astronaut Start Block Challenge.

 Celine's beautiful tote bag includes a "modern" button.

 Jodi has named this beauty "Fiona's Quilt"!

 Tara Celeste's Baby Quilt with bikes was a hit! (so was her little cutie)

 Jenn's sewing machine name tag is really cute!

Dragonfly Quilt Shop is offering 10% off to all RIMQG Members through 2014! Thanks Kathryn!


EXTRA! If you are a member of RIMQG, you are a member of The Modern Quilt Guild. If you haven't done so in a while, take a few minutes and check out all the wonderful resources provided on the "Mother Ship's Website", including webinars, patterns, interviews, and all around great inspiration. 

Next Meeting: Saturday, November 1st, 2:00 pm, Cumberland Public Library