We had a great meeting this month! Thank you to all those who help contribute to our monthly meetings and we also welcome the visitors we had this month!
Our 1st RIMQG Sewing Day:
Color Block of the Month:
Thank you to all who donated more "Knee Sock" blocks for our newly formed Charity Committee. Keep them coming and we will be on our way to piecing some quilts together! Use your scraps to create either "cool", "warm" or "juvenile/novelty" blocks. If you don't have the pattern, contact us and we'll email it to you.
What is Modern?
We continued our monthly critique of a quilt to decide - is this a "modern quilt?"
Show and Tell:
Everyone loves this part of the meeting!
Meredith created this bird cage cover for her husband's birds!
Jenn has finished piecing a 3 of a kind quilt!
Patricia, a first time visitor, created a cat art quilt from a Sicily photo!
Mary Ann showed off her Craftsy 2012 BOM quilt!
Denise shared her quilt and inspiration for it, along with beautiful poem!
Cat shared a WIP which she inherited from her Great Aunt!
Carole Ann shared her completed Hope Tomorrow Quilt!
Becky created a paper piecing quilt for her nephew!
Karen shared her completed paper piecing quilt also!
Suzanne shared her colorful free motion quilted wall hangings!
Tara showed us her "casette tape" baby quilt!
The Modern Quilt Guild - Michael Miller Challenge:
Fabric was passed out to the 22 members who signed up for this national challenge!
RIMQG rules: Focus on negative space - at least 25% of your finished quilt should be solids, you are not required to use all fabrics given, and you can add solids of your choice. See link to MQG for national rules and info about entering to win the challenge (enter by 6/23) - http://themodernquiltguild.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/are-you-ready/. Bring your completed challenge quilt to our June meeting.
RIMQG Retreat Announced:Desiree and Becky coordinated our 1st Quilting Retreat to take place in Wells, VT
$200 for a 3 night stay. Two sessions - August 19-21, and August 22-24, 2014.
Check our Members FB page to message or email Tara, Desiree or Becky for more details.
New Quilt Shop!Our very own RIMQG Vice President, Kathryn LeBlanc, is opening Dragonfly's Quilt Shop this Saturday, April 12th! She has generously given our members a special deal - see link.
Quilt Shows this Spring:
MQX Festival April 9-12, Manchester, NH http://www.mqxshow.com/MQX/East/Home/index.cfm
Narragansett Bay Quilters Show April 26th http://www.nbqa.org/quilt-shows/next-quilt-show/
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Quilts and Color April 6-July 27th
See you next month on May 3rd at 2:00 pm!