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
We had a fun August Picnic at our last meeting. Thank you for everyone who came and brought something delicious to share. It truly was a bounty of great and creative food
served. Thank you!
MQG Website: We shared that the national MQG is launching a new version of their website. Since the August meeting, you all should have gotten an email from the MQG announcing the new website and asking you to reset your password. Check your email inbox!
Fabric Printing Half Day Workshop: We also reminded people to sign up for Alane’s fabric printing class on September 15th at Harrison Community Center from 9:00-1:00 PM. If you missed the registration email you can find it here
Lynn Carson Harris: It’s getting close to our Lynn Carson Harris weekend, October 4th through 6th. There are four spots open for String Theory on Friday, October 5th . There is only ONE spot open for Intuitive Piecing with Solids on Saturday, October 6th . Registration is open to the public. If you or a friend are interested in taking either class you can register here All events that weekend are at Hope Methodist Church by UMD.
Lynn Carson Harris Trunk Show, Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 at Hope United Methodist Church: The trunk show is open to the public. Members of the Lake Superior MQG and Northern Lights Guild attend for free. Non-members will be asked to pay a $10.00 admission at the door.
Lynn’s trunk show/lecture is titled: “ Do it for the Process”. The description of her lecture follows:
"Lynn will share some of her quilts and talk about her journey from the first quilt she made as a teenager in 1976 to her current work. She has found that the steps of making a quilt are often more meaningful to her than the completed quilt. Focusing on the creative process rather than the finished product allows her time in the studio to be filled with play and
Supply lists have been emailed out to all those who have registered for a class. Check your email inbox!!!!
The most exciting guild news item of our August meeting was the Superior Sunrise drawing. There were 269 tickets in the drawing and the winner was……….. Caroline of Nisswa, MN!!!!
When we contacted Caroline she let us know she was in Duluth that day. So we made arrangements to present to her the quilt that night. It was quite an honor for Sue and Ruthann, to be able to present Caroline with her quilt. During our visit with Caroline, she told us the heartwarming story about how she bought her ticket and what winning the quilt meant to her.
Earlier in the summer she was in Duluth in regard to a medical situation with a close family member. She was driving by Karen McTavish’s Quilt Studio and, as a new quilter, was inspired to stop in and see what the studio was all about. While there, she saw Alane Davis’ Superior Sunrise quilt and purchased a ticket.
Fast forward to the day of our meeting. Caroline was again on her way to Duluth in regard to the family medical issue. She knew it was going to be a hard day. So hard in fact that she called her friend, on her way to Duluth for some encouragement. In that phone call she mentioned, ‘Today is the day of the raffle. If I could just win that quilt, it would mean so much to me!’ and then……….. a few hours later………. we called to say, ‘You won!’. I wish you all could have seen the thankfulness in her eyes when we gave her the quilt.
Caroline owns an inn in the Nisswa area. Alane’s quilt will hang in the entry to greet all guests as they arrive.
August Challenge: Our August challenge was to create a quilt inspired by a photo. It was truly inspiring to see how our members translated a photo into their own special creation. Thank you to everyone who participated. I know we were all inspired by the variety and beauty of each creation.
So all in all, our August meeting was a great way to relax, celebrate summer and enjoy our quilty community!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the September meeting on Thursday, September 13th, at Harrison Community Center, 3002 W 3rd Street!
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).