MQG QuiltCon Charity Challenge

I’m sure many of you have seen the notice of the Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon Charity Challenge.  If not, you will find posts relating to this challenge here:

I just received an email discussing alternate grid work, but unfortunately the link appears faulty.

If you get a chance, take a look at this challenge and let me know if it’s something you would like to participate in.  I would think the maximum number of blocks we would need to contribute would be two per person.

We can discuss this further at our next meeting.  I will attempt to bring color samples as well.

Cheers!

Ramona

 

What’s happening in the coming months …

It’s August, y’all!!  Where did the year get off to???  Summer is almost over and it seems to have only just gotten here.

I’ve roughed out the schedule for the rest of the year and wanted to share.  If you see any conflicts I’m missing, please let me know.

We have the Louisiana Traveling Quilt running since May.  You can check our Pinterest board for the latest progress.  I’m really taken with quite a few of these.  This has really made a few of us (definitely me!) step outside their comfort zone.  I’ve heard repeatedly how this is making us grow creatively.  Always a good thing.

Last month, we started a short “Back to the Basics” series.  We talked about accurate cuts, seams and matching points.  This month, Marty will talk about half square triangles and walk us through all that confusing math!   She’s done this one before and does a great job.

We also discussed starting a “House Quilt” project and showed a couple ideas for creating our houses.  Anyone wanting to quilt along, will create a quilt top for themselves using fabrics and house patterns/styles of their choosing.  There are so many inspirations online!  I’ve created my own Pinterest board just for house quilts.  This board not only includes pics, but also some are links to free patterns.  We encourage everyone to bring their latest blocks to meetings for show and tell.

Okay, so here is the calendar for the remainder of the year.

First up:  Our August meeting is this Saturday, August 8th.  We will start at 10:00 am at the Quilt n Stitch in West Monroe.  Bring your sewing machines if you want to sew along.  And remember those house blocks if you’ve had time to create any.

SEPT 2014

Notice in October our meeting has been moved up a week.  We have scheduling conflicts with the meeting location, so I’m working on that.  The following week is our retreat at Poverty Point.  If you plan to attend and haven’t confirmed with me, please shoot me an email.  If you have questions, shoot me an email on that as well.  🙂

This is a fun and relaxing weekend at a very reasonable rate.  Price depends on number of participants, but we each spent under $90 for lodgings last retreat.  I find it such a joy to spend time with creative people!

(Note:  October calendar has been updated with meeting location.  See our Calendar page.)

OCT2014

As we approach the holidays, schedules get much busier.  Last year we were able to hold our meetings as usual.  If that’s a conflict this year, we will address it as we see the need.  As always, let me know your thoughts.

Just for fun, I added an event for November 8th.  The Sewing Party is hosting an online sewing event.  It looks like so much fun and is only $40.  You can attend the events you want to on the 8th, but all of the events are recorded and stay online for a period of time.  Which means you can attend them ALL if you want!  They have some very interesting teachers and subjects.

NOV2014

DEC2014

So that’s the plan!  What do you think?  Any suggestions for upcoming meetings or projects??  Want to lead a demonstration?  Teach something new (or old)?  I love hearing from you, so keep the comments coming.

Have fun!

Ramona