It may have been a grey, dreary cold day in Duluth but members of the Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild grabbed their brightest quilts, bundled up, and gathered for a walkabout around Duluth's iconic Aerial Lift Bridge!
Check out the Duluth News Tribune article on the colorful walkabout:
Duluth quilters strut stuff in Canal Park
Welcome everyone to May! That wonderful month where trees go from bare branches to that lovely shade of warm green which can be seen for only a few days each Spring. Where leaves burst from bud fists and open into waving leaf hands. The wonderful month of proms, graduations and grad parties. The month where gardens are planted with dreams of yummy vegetables to follow and perennials emerge from their winter sleep. The month where camping plans are made, the cabin cobwebs cleaned out, beaches prepared for summer fun, bike wheels begin to turn, evenings are warm enough for ice cream and a stroll on the Lakewalk. May, the month where we emerge from our long delayed Spring and say, 'Here comes the Sun!'
May, a wonderful month packed with beauty and fun…..just like our meeting! We have a full schedule for our meeting, Thursday, May 11th at Karen McTavish’s Quilt Studio, see below!
Needle Turn Applique Tutorial led by Mary S
Mary S will be leading us in our first hands-on tutorial for 2017. Mary will be demonstrating Needle Turn Applique. For those who want to try their hand at needle turn applique during the meeting, Mary has put together applique kits, complete with thread, needle and fabric. If you want to participate during the meeting please bring small scissors for clipping, a thimble (if desired) and a needle threader.
Ten Minute Tips - Organizing Piecing Your Quilt Top Using Your Design Wall
Heidi will be demonstrating for us a technique she learned regarding using your design wall to organize your quilt blocks in preparation for piecing your quilt top. In Heidi’s word, “It’s rocked my world” and made piecing the quilt top go much faster.
Also, if you have a tip to share, don’t forget to sign up!
Riley Blake Rockstar LSMQG Challenge
Bring your finished creation for a special show and tell. You will also be entered into a special drawing for a fabulous prize. If you haven’t finished yours yet you still have until Thursday’smeeting! Remember the guidelines are: you must use the RB Rockstar fabrics, a solid, must be quilted and must be finished. Can’t wait to see everyone’s creations!
LSMQG August Color/Shape Challenge
In May’s meeting, we’ll draw our colors and shape for the mini quilt challenge for our August meeting. Rosemary will be sharing the details of the challenge. You won’t want to miss this!
Quilt Weekend with Donalee Kennedy, Friday September 15th and Saturday, September 16th
We will be sharing the full details of our event scheduled with Donalee. We will also be opening registration for members with the May meeting.
And if this all isn’t enough we have our social time with snacks provided by Mary S (thank you Mary!) and of course Show and Tell, where YOU are the ROCKSTARS!
See you on Thursday, May 11th at 6:00 PM at Karen McTavish’s Quilt Studio, 1831 East 8thStreet
The Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild meets the
2nd Thursday each month from 6pm-8pm at
McTavish Quilt Studio & Fabric (1831 E 8th St in Duluth).