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
You know you’ve been drooling over this gorgeous quilt and wanting it all for yourself. Now you’ve got the chance! Send a message to collectorcal @ yahoo.com to find out how to get some raffle tickets with your name on them!
$10/ticket or 3/$25. Proceeds will benefit Safe Haven Women’s Shelter as well as the Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild.
Lake Superior Sunrise quilt is designed by Alane Davis, pieced by members of Lake Superior Modern Quilt Guild members, and quilted by Scott Lunt.
We had a great meeting on Thursday, May 10, packed with information, inspiration and beauty. There was a lot of information shared. Please click on the links to get more information on each topic.
LSMQG QuiltCon Charity Quilt Raffle
We are raffling the 2018 Quilt Con Charity quilt. Raffle ticket prices are $10.00 per ticket or three tickets for $25.00. Funds from the raffle will be distributed as follows: reimburse cost of making the quilt, remainder divided equally between Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center and LSMQG Education Fund. More information about Safe Haven can be seen here. The raffle drawing will take place at the August meeting.
On Thursday, May 17th through Saturday, May 19th we will be selling raffle tickets at the Minnesota Charms Quilt Show being held at the AAD Shrine Hall located at 5152 Miller Trunk Highway. You can find more information regarding the MN Charms Quilt Show by clicking on the web links below. here and here .
Thank you to Cheryl, Alane, Sue, JoAnn , Denise, Maxine, and Claudia for manning the ticket table on the days of the show!
We are asking members to sell tickets. Please contact Claudia (send an email to the guild) to get your booklet of tickets. Any unsold tickets should be returned by the August meeting.
Lynn Carson Harris Weekend
Dates for the trunk show and classes are below. A separate email will be sent with the details about registration.
Thursday, October 4th: Trunk Show with Lynn Carson Harris. She will show her quilts and talk about her creative process. Free to members. Non-members $10.00 admission paid at the door.
Friday, October 5th: String Theory Class 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 6th: Intuitive Piecing with Solids 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Hope Methodist Church, 301 W St. Marie Street
Members can start booking hotel rooms at a discounted rate NOW. Information and links to QuiltCon hotels are available here .
Member registration opens June 22nd You can find more information regarding QuiltCon here .
Watch for email updates from the national guild.
Riley Blake Challenge
Bring all of your creations to show and tell at the June meeting!
2019 QuiltCon Charity Quilt
This year’s theme (Tiny Piecing) and palette were revealed. For more info, click here . If you have a quilt design idea to suggest please email it to the guild.
So far over 50 pouches have been made and donated along with extra toiletry supplies.
Questions were asked about where to find the Noodlehead Open Wide Pouch pattern. Go directly to Anna Graham’s website for cutting Instructions here and construction Instructions/tutorial here .
Fabric Dying class with Frank Palmer
This will be a FUN day of instruction in dying fabric with chemical, colorfast dyes that will last.
Saturday, July 14th from 11:00 AM to FINISH at Alane’s house.
Fee is $135.00 for 8 yards of fabric, dyes, and synthrapol.
Class limit is 12 people.
A down payment of $70 is due by June 14th
Everyone attending is asked to bring a dish to share for a pot luck lunch. Contact Alane for more information.
August Mini Quilt Challenge
This challenge is to be inspired by a photo or image of your choosing and interpret it into a mini quilt using modern quilt design concepts.
Bring your inspiration photo, whether a printed photo, one on your phone, or a magazine image to the June guild meeting. You may use any fabrics, colors and techniques you choose to create your mini quilt.
Your finished quilt must measure at least 18” on each side. Your mini must be fully completed, quilted and bound (or faced).
Bring your masterpiece to the August meeting for a chance to win a special prize! (Don’t forget to bring your inspiration photo too!)
For inspiration, check out the Quilt Design A Day group on Facebook, and read this article from the MQG about finding inspiration all around you.
LSMQG Painted Turtle Medallion QAL
Alane shared the inspiration that led to the naming of her design. She shared the next section of the medallion, the striped border. The instructions are complete and are posted in the members only Facebook page. Join the Quilt A Long event here to receive updates and find all of the Block instructions. It’s not too late to jump in!
Denise gave an excellent presentation on collage quilts.
Tips she shared were:
Collage Web Pages to Explore: Laura Heine’s website and weallsew.com
Laura Heine's collage patterns and fabrics for collage quilt making are available at Hannah Johnson Fabrics.
Kathy C. provided treats. Thank you Kathy!
See you on Thursday, June 14th at Harrison Community Center......you may want to come a bit early to SHOP!....the Harrison Farmer's Market will be open in the park. Yum!
Oh what a difference a month makes! Hooray for sunshine and warm temperatures! Hooray for green grass!
Share your joy of this Spring season at our May meeting on Thursday, May 10th, 2018at Harrison Community Center from 6:00-8:00. Below are some of the things we’ll be doing.
Collage Quilting: Ever been wowed by the beautiful collage quilts you see at quilt shows? Denise H. and Sue A. will be sharing their experience and tips in making collage quilts. Also, Alane will share some amazing collage quilts she has found on line. Prepare to be inspired!
Challenges: How is your Riley Blake challenge coming along? Did you see the National Guild has announced their winners? Just a reminder that our Riley Blake challenge show and tell will be the June meeting. Then.....ready for a new challenge? In May’s meeting we will reveal the challenge theme for the August meeting. Curious? Come to the meeting to find out!
Quilt a Long: Alane has done a fabulous job creating our QAL pattern. The next portion of the pattern will be released in our May meeting. For prior patterns see the link below. They can also be found in the Files section of the Member’s Only Facebook page. Remember this is a ‘make at your own pace' project!
Lynn Carson Harris Workshop: Deb has been working hard on registration and we are all set to share the details.
Minnesota Charms Quilt Show: Not sure what that’s all about? We’ll give you the scoop in the May meeting.
Kathy C. has graciously signed up to provide treats……..Thank you!
Then of course, there is Show and Tell! We want to see it all!
See you on Thursday, May 10th at Harrison Community Center, 3002 W 3rd Street!
P.S. Don’t forget….if you have made a pouch for Project Pouch, bring it to the meeting so it can donated.
Please take a moment to get to know one of our fellow guild members, Denise!
Wow, it is a little intimidating to be asked to be Quilter of Month! But I’ll jump in with some brief personal bio and some pictures of my quilt journey.
I have been sewing since I was in about 4th grade – likely starting with a Girl Scout badge or helping my mother make the many clothes she completed for her four girls (and occasionally her three sons!). I have good memories of helping make drapes, recover sofa and my mom helping me start sewing real clothes. I signed up for HomeEc classes (oh…..thoseboring aprons….) as I soon figured out that my dad would buy fabric but not often new clothes (admittedly seven children needing clothes stretched a budget). So I was first and foremost a garment sewer - - making work clothes, Frostline kits (do you remember?), and then clothes for my three kids. Some of you remember I made a wedding dress for my middle daughter a couple years ago.
My first quilt was a wonky patchwork quilt when my son was born. I don’t think it has survived….. But from there I did make many baby quilts, and focused on a lot of cutesy applique wall hangings and quilts. When we moved to Houston, I started “real” quilts and handquilted a couple of traditional quilts for my daughters (in fact one took at least two Christmas to give as partially completed gift). I’ve made quilts for each of my siblings and many of their first grandchildren.
In the last five years I have gradually become more contemporary, even when following traditional patterns. I bought myself a long-arm as my retirement gift to myself and have greatly enjoyed improving my skills. I don’t hire out, but I am probably making some dent in investment. I like quilting charity quilts such as many created by group at church to gift to initial residents of Steve O’Neil housing project. Mostly it is a great creative outlet and I like luxury of working hour or two at my leisure.
Here are some samples (some of which you may recognize from past show-and-tells).
Some of many baby quilts for grand-nieces and nephews
Several Charity quilts made often with friends
Three matching quilts for granddaughter and her two new step-sisters.
Three wedding-ring quilts for each of the three kids (last one was quite modern after collaborating with artsy daughter!)
Not the easiest quilt to learn paper piecing! But a great wall hanging.
And some more of my work:
Thank you, Denise, for sharing part of your quilting journey with us and for sharing some of your fabulous work!
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).