Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Big Announcements for RIMQG

Events Update 

We have some exciting events coming up this fall, as well as the MQG’s Michael Miller challenge! Read on for details on our special guest speaker and how you can enter your quilts in our first show.

Special Guest Speaker Timna Tarr at October 3rd Meeting, 2-4 pm


NEW LOCATION: Mohr Library, 1 Memorial Ave., Johnston, RI


No Open Sew this month.

For our October 3 meeting, we’ll be treated to a lecture and trunk show by talented quilter Timna Tarr. Timna is an award-winning quilter whose work has been featured in national quilt shows, magazines, and international traveling exhibits. Check out the gallery on her website to see some of her gorgeous quilts. Then see them live on October 3, 2015 at the Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library in Johnston. We’ll meet at the usual time, 2:00 p.m. We’re asking that members pay $5 to help offset the lecture fee. Non-members are welcome, too, for a $10 charge. We hope everyone can be there—this is exciting!


Our First Quilt Show


At our August meeting, Tara announced a fantastic opportunity—to display our members’ quilts at the Fine Furnishings Show at the Pawtucket Armory, November 6-8. The show’s curator invited us to assemble a mini “show-within-a-show” at no charge to the guild. This is a GREAT way to get our feet wet without the full responsibilities of putting on a show.

This is also our opportunity to show a large audience of people who appreciate fine craftsmanship the talent we have in our guild. We hope to assemble a display of quilts that really express the aesthetics and vibrancy of modern quilting. So please enter your best modern work! Here’s how:


  1.  Fill out  entry form per quilt and bring it, along with your quilt, to the September or October meeting. All quilts and entry forms must be received by the October meeting to be considered.
  2.  Please label your quilt with your name so there’s no confusion later when quilts are returned.
  3.  Quilts will be hung on pipe and black drape using hat pins—so make sure you’re okay with your quilt being pinned. No special sleeve required.
  4. We are allowed to sell quilts at the show. If you would like to sell your quilt, please include pricing and contact information on the entry form. You will be responsible for handling sales directly with the buyer; the guild or any volunteers at the show cannot be involved.

Lastly, if you’d like to be involved in planning, set-up/break-down or volunteering at the event, please contact Leslie Lowenstein or Jill Belisle.

Quilt Show Entry Form - Please print from 8/26 email sent out.

MQG Michael Miller Challenge Details

Please click here to get details on this challenge.

https://community.themodernquiltguild.com/groups/michael-miller-glitz-fabric-challenge

Monday, August 10, 2015

Recap of August Meeting

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Summer Potluck!! We had a great day relaxing in the Gazebo, eating wonderful food, and socializing. 






We had some exciting announcements this month:

Quilting Retreat
We have shifted the dates to October 23-26 in the hopes that more can join; we currently have 3 members committed, but need a minimum of 6 to get a big enough house to have the quilting space we would like. 

Please email us at: rimodernquiltguild@gmail.com ASAP if you are interested in joining! If we don't get additional sign-ups within the next couple of weeks, we may have to cancel and try again next year. Have suggestions to make the retreat more accessible going forward? Please email your feedback; it's always welcome :)


Quilt SHOW!!!!
We have been invited to be exhibitors at the Pawtucket, RI Fine Home Furnishings Show!! This is a great opportunity to showcase our work (and offer it for sale, if we choose!)
It's taking place November 6-8, 2015 and we have about 100ft of pipe and drape to decorate with our quilts. 

**We are looking to create a committee to help with coordination for this show; please email: rimodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you would like to be part of this committee. It will entail the committee helping to develop the printed resources, coordinating the layout of the quilts to be hung, and help determine what we want to share to the public about our Guild. We need help to make this happen! Please contact us to assist :)

**We are also needing high-quality photos to be used as marketing material (most advertising is done by the show coordinator)... please email us with some photos that we can use to show the public our amazing modern work.

Check out the website for details: http://www.finefurnishingsshows.com



Now... on to our Mini Quilt Cotton & Steel Challenge Projects!







It was great taking the time to gaze upon these impressive works and discuss techniques, tools, and fabrics! 



Other Show & Tell: 











Thanks again to all who contributed food to the potluck; we have some wonderful cooks! 

See you all again next month, where we will resume our open sew and have our normal meeting hours again. See the sidebar for the next batch of meeting dates!