Tonight’s meeting is cancelled due to weather and road conditions. Consider it a freebie night to stay home and sew something amazing to bring to next month’s meeting!
Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2018? To start off the year we have an exciting meeting planned. See below.....
Stash and Scrap Management
Do you look at your stash and wonder, 'whatIS in there?' or say to yourself, 'I KNOW that fabric is somewhere in my stash!?!'. Is your scrap bin over flowing? Are your scraps taking over your sewing area? Well, good news! Alane will be sharing with us tips for organizing our stash and scraps into a more manageable conglomeration of quilty goodness!
Quilty/Sewing New Years Resolutions
As we all know, the New Year is a time for setting goals, making resolutions, etc.... Come prepared with your goals and resolutions for your quilting or sewing in 2018. We'll play a game to share them with each other. For those who desire a higher level of commitment, we will have a 'time capsule' where you can write down your goals. In December well review them and see how everyone did.
2018 Quilt a Long
Alane has created a fantastic quilt pattern for our 2018 QAL. Want more details? Come to the meeting :-)
Survey Result ( We'll share a bit of the survey results over the course of several meetings.)
Quilter of the Month
2018 Sign Ups
Then of course there is Show and Tell! Can't wait to see what has been keeping your fingers warm these cold days!
See you Thursday, January 11th, from 6:00 to 8:00, at Karen McTavish's Quilt Studio, 1831 E 8th Street.
A guild highlight for this past Fall was a class with Jamie Swanson where we made her Luminary Quilt pattern. It was a day of sewing, chopping up what we had just sewn and putting it back together again to create an explosion of color! Be sure to check on #luminaryquilt on Instagram to see more of these beautiful quilts!
Thank you , Jamie, for a great day sewing your beautiful design. And thank you to the participants for letting me use your photos!
Happy Holidays to all!
We had a wonderful Holiday Party on Thursday, December 14th at Harrison Community Center.
The meeting started with a scrumptious dinner with lasagna entrees graciously provided by Denise and Rosemary . A full complement of hors d’oeuvres, salads, breads and desserts rounded out our menu. Thanks to all who brought something to share!
After dinner we had a Saran Wrap Ball Christmas Game that challenged our speed, dexterity and ability to roll doubles. Thank you Claudia for wrapping up all the goodies and making our evening fun! Thank you Robin for contributing the dice for our game!
We did have a bit of business to conduct. A reminder was made regarding 2018 membership renewals. If you haven’t yet renewed your membership you can do so via this link (scroll to bottom of page): http://www.lakesuperiormqg.com/membership.html
It was announced that a second email would be sent providing the link to the 2017 membership survey. Also, the link would be posted on the Member’s Only Facebook page.
Cheryl announced a quilt raffle is being held by Karen McTavish’s Quilt Studio to benefit to First Witness Child Advocacy Center. The quilt being raffled is Scott’s ‘Rey and BB-8’ quilt which was quilted by Frank Palmer. Tickets can be purchased at McTavish Quilting Studio. More information can be found here:
Then our elves passed out the Fabric Challenge Swap presents for opening. I think everyone must have been very, very good this year because their ‘Santa’ made them some great ‘little gifts’! The link to see all the handmade goodness is below. Thank you Sue for organizing the swap.
And of course there was Show and Tell to put the ‘stars’ right on top!
To recap the night, I want to give a big thanks to:
Merry Christmas to all and may your holiday be warm and cozy like the quilts you make!
See you Thursday, January 11th at Karen McTavish’s Quilt Studio!
Here is a peek of what our members have been stitching up! These finished quilts are done just in time for winter.
Can you believe it's November already! 2017 is just flying by! The temperatures have definitely turned toward winter and now, with daylight savings time gone, the nights will be long.
Well, we have a solution for that! Join us Thursday, November 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 at Karen McTavish's Quilt Studio for a warm night of sparkling conversation and beautiful displays of creativity. Agenda is below.
Quilting with Rulers: Ever wonder what people mean when they say their quilting was 'ruler work'? Ever wonder, 'how do you quilt with a ruler on a domestic machine?'
Ruthann will share with us a short video and her experience working with quilting rulers. She will also bring with her quilting rulers and her machine equipped with a ruler foot. If want to try quilting with a ruler, please bring a small quilt sandwich to the meeting.
Show and Tell
We have had an Autumn, full of quilty inspiration....Donalee's Improv with Intent class....Jamie Swanson's Luminary Quilt class....If you have a piece from either class to share, we'd love to see it. Please bring it to the meeting on Thursday (completed or in progress). It would be fun to get a group photo!
Then of course there's all the goodness you all have been working on the past month. We want to see it all!
See you Thursday, November 9th, from 6:00 to 8:00 at Karen McTavish's Quilting Studio, 1831 East 8th Street
Our last challenge of 2017 is the Fat Quarter Challenge Secret Swap. That long title says it all- a challenge that’s a swap with an exchange at our holiday party!!
To join in the fun just bring a fat quarter of your own fabric to the October meeting. We will randomly and secretly swap fabric and you’ll go home with your partner’s FQ and the challenge to make “something(s)” for your partner using their own fabric. The goal is to use as much of the fat quarter as possible, adding in your own fabrics, as desired/needed. The “swapping back” of finished item(s) will take place in two months at our December 14th Holiday meeting. Please bring your creation(s) wrapped and tagged.
To help with ideas as to what to make for your partner, at the October meeting each swapper will complete an info card (see attachment) with their likes, dislikes and suggestions for possible item(s) they would like made for them from their FQ, such as pouch, mug rug, pincushion, thread catcher, mini quilt, needlebook, project bag…..etc. Feel free to print out and complete the info card and bring it to the meeting along with your fabric. There will also be info cards available to fill out at the meeting.
We have started a Pinterest board called “The Little Things”, accessible HERE Please pin ideas or tutorials that you find. If you are on Instagram, you might want to check out all the swapping fun at #thelittlethingsswap2017.
Not able to attend the guild meeting on October 12th? Just send a FQ and completed info card to the meeting with a guild mate and we’ll be sure to include you in the challenge/swap.
Find the info card HERE.
Our weekend class started Friday night with a Trunk Show by Donalee Kennedy, an artist and quilter from Bayfield, Wisconsin. She shared her amazing pieces that she has created and talked about her studies with Nancy Crow.
After the Trunk Show it was our turn to start improv-ing with intent! Before sitting down at our machines Donalee covered design principles, and talked about color and contrast. Then she set us free to start working without printed patterns. Each person started cutting, sewing, standing back and looking, and kept going. It was a wonderful class that challenged everyone in different ways.
Some images from August's meeting....
Members were given a color and shape and their challenge was to incorporate them into a mini-quilt. Members shared about their process and many told of new techniques and skills they used in creating their mini.
The Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild meets the
2nd Thursday each month from 6pm-8pm at
McTavish Quilting Studio
(1831 E 8th St., Duluth, MN 55812)