Happy 2015 Modern Quilters!!
We had a terrific turnout for our first meeting of the new year. Thank you for renewing or signing up for the 2015 Membership Year.
REMINDER - we must receive your dues before the Feb. 7th meeting.
Here is what we did.......
Monthly Activity - Notions 101
Lots of great advice was shared and here are some of the notions we all love to use:
Add a 1/4 ruler, applique scissors by Karen Buckley, iPhone camera for layouts, Robert Kaufman App calculator, decorative seam rippers, lint rollers for ironing board, various marking pens - air erase, chalk, dental tools for points, etc., bird feather to clean channel of machine, Niagara Spray starch, Teflon slider for FMQ, clover wonder clips
LOG CABIN 3 month CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!
The only RULE for this challenge is to start from the LOG CABIN BLOCK. You may create a quilt project of any size, shape, and color. It will be due at the April Meeting. Feel free to post photos, ideas, ask advice on our Facebook Members Page. Leslie has created a Board on Pinterest for just this challenge! Get creative and modern - 1 giant block, all solids, gradation of color, deconstructed blocks.
Items of Interest.....
Our Guild's 1st Charity Quilt was donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Providence, RI. They were thrilled and very appreciative. Here is Karen presenting it to CEO, Michael Fantom.
Members can sign up for the January 27th Modern Quilt Guild's Choosing Fabrics Webinar.
Committee Sign-Up Sheets were passed around at the meeting. If you were not present and would like to take a more active role in the Guild, we encourage you to email us and sign up for any of the Committees (Activities, Charity, or Special Events) For further information about each one, email Tara.
Modern Quilt Bee - This is your chance to join round #2 of our popular Modern Bee Group. Email Tara to sign up. February will be the 1st of 6 months. Must use free patters only.
If you are a RIMQG member and on Facebook, we encourage you to request to be a group member on our Members Page. Check in every so often to get tips, resources, and ask advice of other members between our monthly meetings.
RIMQG is now on Pinterest. If you are a visual person and love to be inspired by others, this online, photo-based social media site is for you. Check out the site to join.
Show and Tell
Jenn's Plus Quilt using Tula Pink fabric is so sweet!
Created an art quilt in honor of her husband's love of hummingbird's!
Jenn's little boys will surely love their Star Wars Quilt on a cold winter's night!
Celeste's Asian Kimono Quilt is gorgeous!
There is no doubt that Sue's Slice and Insert quilt is very modern!
Celine's Scrappy Quilt is a feast for the eyes and senses!
Our first Jr. Member, Rachael shared several of her award winning MQX quilts - Here is a darling purple one.
Meredith had a ball creating a hexi runners!
Tara Celeste's Log Cabin with her online friends is precious!
Thanks for a great month! Keep sewing and creating Modern Quilts!
See you next Month!!