We started off this meeting by passing out MQG membership cards and pins. Unfortunately, we weren't sent enough pins, and some name tags were missing but they should (hopefully!) be here for the next meeting. For those who attend the meetings and didn't get one, just shoot Michelle your email on our Facebook page. For those who have a hard time attending, your best bet may be to become an individual member and have the card and pin sent directly to you. (Click here for the Individual Membership page.) You want that membership card! Some stores, like Jo-Ann's, offer a discount with it.
Another perk of being part of the MQG is the fabric challenges. Michael Miller has donated fabric called
Petal Pinwheels. Don't you love it? For those participating, you can find information at this link. Your project needs to be quilted and finished by June 23rd. For those looking for coordinating fabrics, check out Hawthorne Threads online. Let the creating begin!
|Michael Miller Fabrics|
Just one more thing about the MQG. With membership you can watch Modern Quilt Webinars for free. What is Modern Quilting? Watch the webinar, and see whether you agree. (You must be a Group or Individual member to watch the webinar.)
Now, look at these blocks!
This month our group decided to play around with some Half-Square Triangles (HST) for the monthly block raffle. The colors of the fabrics were bright and springy, a real delight after this long winter.
As luck would have it, these blocks went to Lori. On point or not? We shall see what direction this quilt takes. No pressure, Lori! :)
Of course, this led to more eye candy. We just love show and tell.
One of our members, Sheri, took a trip to Hawaii last month, so Lori brought in some Hawaiian quilts to share with us. They were hand appliqued and hand quilted for her children by her mother. They took at least five years to make. Simply amazing, and beautiful!
Sheri then showed us the treats from her trip to Hawaii. Quilters NEVER plan a trip without a visit to the local quilt store or stores.
She then wowed us with this quilt made out of a good friends clothes. How much fun is this pattern? Just look at those adorable dresses. She even told us where to find it!
And a little dress detail..
Betsy made us think blue with this fun quilt design. We love how certain shapes pop, and your eye can catch so many patterns in it. Her tool recommendation this week: The Strip Stick, which makes ironing seams easier and smoother.
Sharon also mentioned a new use for a wooden wallpaper roller. It seems that they are great at opening up paper piecing seams.
A close up look...