*Announce a Guild Retreat for Members in January 2020 at the "Crafters Sanctuary"
*October Rummage Sale Details; LSMQG members only.
Below is a recap of our inspiring August LSMQG Meeting!
*Upcoming Fabric Challenges: Riley Blake, our guild modified for LSMQG; and a Summer PHOTO Challenge for a modern rendition. Prizes!
*Charity Quilt activities: very generous people in our guild!
*Demonstration on sewing fabric Bag Handles with ease and style!
*Sew In: Sat., May 18th....
*Wear your Fabric Nametag! Drawings!
Well, Folks … Mother Nature's 'April Fool's' joke came a bit late, but she wins... QUILT GUILD MTG CANCELLED for Thursday, April 11, 2019.
I recommend we Sew and bring the project to Show at the May 9th Meeting... just hunker down and think 'it's pretty.' (gag) … or be inspired by the Snow Quilt!
“Quilts Are Magic” Quilt Show at Kruk Gallery University of Wisconsin-Superior Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center. 2144 Catlin Ave. and 19th St. Superior WI 54880
Exhibit dates: April 4 - April 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2019 5 - 7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Friday, April 5, 2019 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Scott Lunt aka 'Starfire' has been a fixture and founder of the flourishing music scene in Duluth. In 2014 he visited McTavish Quilt Studio with his mother and ended up getting hooked himself. Since that visit he has made nearly a quilt a month. He draws from the fabric of Duluth-both figuratively and literally. Taking inspiration from the built environment and music scene in which he is enmeshed. Lunt sees the process of cutting, piecing, working with color and texture is something akin to conjuring spells and the quilts produced as evidence of his magic.
Hosted by Scott Lunt. “Join me at the UWS Kruk Gallery for the opening of my solo quilt show featuring works spanning 20 years. The opening reception is April 4th from 5-7PM and the show will hang through the month.” … “I’m pleased to announce that The Hopper Shuttle will be running between The Cedar Lounge and the Kruk Gallery from 5-7:30 on the day of the show.”
**This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from The McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.
Alane Davis, “Lu-pine” designer
#igquiltfest Today’s prompt is Solid Love ...I totally recognize that I rarely work with only solids. But this quilt holds a special place in my heart. Based on the lupine flowers that grow wild in the woods and along the roadsides in northern Minnesota, my design was chosen by my local guild to be our #charityquilt for #quiltcon2019. The color palette was determined by the Modern Quilt Guild as well as the theme which was tiny piecing. Through the making of this quilt I became even closer to all the guild members who participated in its construction. The amazing quilting was done by @mctavishio at McTavish Quilting Studio 💜 It is a very special quilt indeed filled with great people and great memories.
I was so thrilled to visit our guild’s charity quilt at #quiltcon ! This quilt is very special to all of us because it was a true group effort. The piecing of this quilt was done by many hands and it was directed in large part by a very dear friend and guild member who recently passed away. This quilt embodies her spirit. Beautiful, complicated, full of life, and representative of so much rugged, natural beauty that each of us who lives here in the Northland hold so dear. For me anyway, our quilt, Lu-pine, will always be a clear, beautiful memory of her. And it was made even more special by the unique, artistic quilting of the one and only @mctavishio resulting in the perfect symbiosis of piecing and quilting. We are all very grateful that our quilt was included in the current issue of #quiltconmagazine . You can learn more about the inspiration behind it’s design there. 💚💙💜
Can you believe it !?! The December Holiday Party/Meeting is next week!
Holiday Pot Luck: We still need people to sign up for Salads and Drinks. (There is also one dessert slot left.) You can find the sign up here. Thanks to everyone who already signed up to bring something. Remember, bring your own serving bowl and utensils for what ever food item you bring. We are not allowed to use the bowls and utensils from the kitchen.
Holiday Yankee Swap: Bring a wrapped gift, with a value of no more than $10.00, to the December meeting. The gift can be handmade, store bought, a combo of both, Holiday themed or not. In other words, the two only 'rules' for the swap are: 1) Keep the value of the gift to no more than $10.00 and 2) Bring your present to the party wrapped.
The gifts will be exchanged via a 'Yankee Swap'. For those who have not participated in a Yankee Swap before, here are the guidelines: Everyone who brings a gift will get a number. The number represents your turn for choosing a gift. As gifts are chosen they are unwrapped so everyone can see the gift. As people take their turns they have the choice to either steel a gift or choose a wrapped gift. After an unwrapped gift has been stolen twice it is declared 'Safe' and can not be stolen a third time. If a gift is stolen from you, you get to choose another gift. You can either choose a wrapped gift or a steal a gift that is still available for stealing. This game is loads of fun when people are willing to steal gifts. Everyone who brings a gift will go home with a gift.
2019 Dues: If you haven't paid dues yet you can do so at the December meeting or via our this page on our website. To access the registration form, click on the link at the bottom of the page.
Show and Tell: Of course there will be Show and Tell!
See you Thursday, December 12th at Harrison Community Center, 3002 West 3rd Street
Happy November! Hope everyone enjoyed our first snowy day!?! We have a nice warm meeting planned for this coming Thursday, November 8th. Take a look below for what we'll be doing.
What's New with You? : There's always something new, isn't there? A new line of fabric you just found, a new tool that's making sewing sooooo much easier, a new way of using an old tool, an ah ha! moment that you just discovered? Alane will be starting off the 'What's New with You' segment by showing us some tools. Then it's your turn to share what's new with you! Fabric? A tool? A notion? A new way of doing something? We'll go around the room and hopefully everyone will have something to share. Just think of all the new tips you'll learn!
Sew Evening: We have Harrison Community Center booked for Friday night sewing on November 9th. It's never too late to start your Christmas sewing! We'll update everyone on the start time on Thursday.
Dues: Remember.......2019 dues are due by the Christmas meeting but we'd love to have them come in sooner than that. Here is the link to pay on line. If you want to pay them at the meeting, see Ruthann.
Project Pouch: Remember to bring your pouches and toiletries. Our drawing for all those that have participated is during the December meeting.
Show and Tell: Of course there is Show and Tell! Speaking of Show and Tell, have you stopped by Karen McTavish's Quilt Studio to see the fantastic quilts hanging? If you haven't you definitely want to make sure you get there this week.
See you Thursday, November 8th at Harrison Community Center, 3002 W 3rd Street.
Karen McTavish Quilting Studio will be hosting a Pop-Up Show and Sale Oct 20-Nov 10. Check out the beautiful modern quilts on display, some of them made by Lake Superior Quilt Guild members!
Location: McTavish Quilting Studio, 1831 E 8th St in Duluth, MN
Click HERE for more details!
The Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild meets the
2nd Thursday each month from 6pm-8pm at
Harrison Community Center (3002 W 3rd St in Duluth)