Charity Quilt Sew Day

Prior to our October meeting, some of our members met during our “open sew” time to work on the charity quilt we are creating for QuiltCon 2019. For those of you not familiar with the concept, the Modern Quilt Guild issues a charity quilt challenge for every QuiltCon. The National MQG assigns the color palette and theme, then each participating member or guild needs to come up with the design, piece it, and quilt it. This year’s theme was tiny piecing, and the palette (shown below) was decidedly pastel.

 Tina revealing the block design…

Tina revealing the block design…

 Color palette and scrap samples

Color palette and scrap samples

 Tina’s sample block!

Tina’s sample block!

This year, Tina Craig led our team in not only the design of our quilt, but also in the production on Saturday. It’s always a fun morning when people come together for a good cause… especially when it involves sewing… am I right?!

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Special thanks to Lil for taking photos during our sewing time!

The Flying Geese Reveal!

For the first six months of the year, members exchanged flying geese blocks. Each month we were to bring a certain amount of geese, made from modern Kona colors with gray backgrounds. Some of us participated every month, and some of us only participated a few times. But no matter how many blocks you had, all the reveals were amazing and unique! I think that the statement heard most was, “I can’t believe how different everyone’s reveal is…” And it’s true!

See for yourself…

 Denise’s Mid-Century Modern Quilt

Denise’s Mid-Century Modern Quilt

 Christine’s Wacky Geese Quilt

Christine’s Wacky Geese Quilt

 Suellen’s Powder Case

Suellen’s Powder Case

 Sue A’s Quilt & Tablerunner

Sue A’s Quilt & Tablerunner

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 Lisa’s Family Photo Wall Hanging

Lisa’s Family Photo Wall Hanging

 Pat’s House and Trees top

Pat’s House and Trees top

 Maria’s Flying Geese top

Maria’s Flying Geese top

 Denise’s Luxurious Lap Quilt

Denise’s Luxurious Lap Quilt

 Tina’s Drunkard’s Path Wall Hanging

Tina’s Drunkard’s Path Wall Hanging

 Lil’s Teal Square Quilt

Lil’s Teal Square Quilt

See? So many unique, beautiful interpretations!

And now, all together…

 SO.MUCH.FUN!

SO.MUCH.FUN!

Rumor has it, we still have some reveals coming. Can’t wait to see what people bring in over the next few months…

June 2018 Meeting Recap

For quilters who have thought about entering a quilt in a show but weren't sure what to expect, RIMQG member

Tina Martiniano Craig

provided a practice run—and it was practice for both the quilters and herself. She judged 35 member quilts as part of the process to become a certified quilt judge. 

Tina provided feedback on each quilt and awarded "ribbons" for best in several categories. She explained how judges approach each quilt, what they look for, and how they score the quilt's design and technical presentation. She also answered many questions from members.

Below are the winning quilts. (Not pictured: Best Visual Impact: "314 Meadow Lane" by Sue Ahnrud; Best Embellishment: "Blue Ballerina" by Lil Sklenarik; Best Longarm Quilting: "Himalayan Poppy" by Sue Ahnrud.)

Best Original Design:

"City Girls Country Life" by Christine Conrad Lane

Best Use of Color:

"Little Houses on the Hillside" by Christine Conrad Lane

Best Piecing:

"Eat Your Veggies" by Suellen Franze

Best Appliqué:

"French Roses" by Suellen Franze

Best Hand Stitching:

"Mon Ami" by Denise Nilsen

Best Domestic Quilting AND Best Edge Finish:

"Small Talk Stinks" by Alice Cooper

Best Scrap Quilt AND Best of Show:

"Lollapalooza" by Suellen Franze

Judge's Choice:

"One Hot Mess" by Alice Cooper

Upcoming Meetings

July 7:

Since the library closes at 1 p.m. in the summer, there will be no regular meeting in July. Open Sew will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Hayden Center Room 3. Sue Ahnrud will lead a workshop on making improv name tags for anyone who would like to participate.

August:

The August meeting will be a summer picnic! Time and place to be announced.

May 2018 Meeting Recap

Members were inspired to organize their sewing spaces with Denise Lamb's presentation that was chock-full of ideas and tips. Denise, a professional organizer, shared dozens of photos of spaces she has organized for clients as well as ideas for furniture, storage containers and design walls, even upcycling everyday containers like plastic lettuce boxes. Her presentation was a real treat.

Member Show & Tell