Friday, August 28, 2015

August Meeting Recap

We had another great meeting in August. With a huge turnout and a great location (Paradise Bakery in Castleton) how could we go wrong? We had quite a few show and tells, returning new members, 2 awesome trunk shows, and let's not forget the delicious cookies. :) As usual, let's start the parade of pictures!


Meghan's work in progress.




Holly's massive king sized Liberty quilt. She was stashing this fabric for awhile! Also, it was very hard to get a good picture of such a large quilt. :/





Jennie's start block.




Tammy's first meeting was in July and she started these blocks at that meeting. Then brought the finished quilt in August. Way to go, Tammy!




Katie's finished Riley Blake challenge quilt.




Katie's double sided baby blanket.





Karen's finished Riley Blake challenge dress. Amazing!!




Karen's dyed fabric. 




Karen was on a roll this month! She also finished her wonky log  cabin quilt she was working on at the July meeting. You guys, we need a bigger space for pictures will these awesome giant quilts!





I missed out on a few show and tells because of the lighting. :( But I did manage to get a semi-decent picture of Tisha's finished quilt. 




Here are a few fun pictures of the group. We did take up a large corner of the cafe. :)








Rachael went first with her trunk show. She brought a lot of really cool modern quilts. She wasn't afraid to show mistakes, because after all, quilting is supposed to be fun and creative!



Next up was Michele. She even brought the very first quilt she ever made! 



A HUGE thank you to Rachael and Michele for sharing their life's quilty work with us! We look forward to seeing future quilts and future trunk shows of IMQG members! 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 2015 Meeting Reminder

Don't forget about the meeting this Sunday!! Here are the details.

When: Sunday, August 23th, 2015, @3pm

Where:Paradise Cafe in Castleton
+8540 Castleton Corner Dr Indianapolis, IN 46250

What:
+Announcements
+Mini Trunk Show: Rachael Heger and Michele Farley will be kicking us off on a new series for our monthly meetings.   This series will include doing various members of the guild doing small trunk shows of their work. Email the guild if you are interested in doing a mini trunk show of your work at a future meeting!
+Show and Tell: Be sure to bring an item (finished or still in progress) to show the group!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

IMQG Charity Quilt 2015

For the 2015 IMQG Charity Quilt, we would like to make two lap sized quilts (as opposed to one big one that we have done in the past) for the kids at Riley Children’s Hospital. Here are a few details:

Quilts: 2 Lap sized Quilts (one boy and one girl)

  • Blocks: Low Volume Plus Blocks
    • Block: We are using Lindsay's Low Volume Plus Block tutorial for this block. (Clink link above to find the tutorial) This block is perfect for pulling fabric from your stash!
    • Colors: Just like Lindsay's tutorial, scrappy low volume for the background, and bold/bright single-color print for the "plus" sign.
    • Fabric: Only modern fabric please (i.e. no batiks, civil war prints, and limited novelty prints).
    • Keep in mind we would like to make one boy and one girl quilt when choosing fabric. 
    • Here are a few examples of the blocks:





  • Deadlines: 
    • October Meeting: Blocks completed and turned in. 
      • You may turn in blocks at any of the August, September, or October meetings, but final blocks are due no later than October.
      • According to Linday's instructions, 30 blocks = 1 Lap Quilt, so we will need 60 blocks total for this project. 
    • November Meeting: Finished quilt tops due and given to quilters.
    • December Meeting: Quilts Completed!
    • A note on deadlines: we would like to finish these quilts by December meeting, while also giving ample amounts of time for each task. With that said, the deadlines are flexible, feel free to email the guild if you have any questions along the way. If needed, we can aid in transporting the quilts from one volunteer to the next!
  • Volunteers:
    • We will need lots of volunteers to complete our goal!!
    • We will need volunteers for block makers, top makers, quilters, and binders. 
    • If you would like to volunteer for a specific task, please email the guild so that we can organize everyone. www.indymodernquiltguild@gmail.com 
    • If you just want to make blocks, feel free to bring them along to one of the 3 meetings we'll be collecting blocks.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

IMQG October 2015 Monthly Meeting

When: Sunday, October 18, 2015 @1pm

Where:  Back Door Quilts in Greenwood
+2503 Fairview Pl Ste W, Greenwood, IN 46142

What:
+Announcements

+Show and Tell: Be sure to bring an item (finished or still in progress) to show the group!

+Board Member Elections

+Judging of the IMQG "Travel" Quilt Challenge:

Guidelines for the Challenge:
  • Theme: "Travel"
  • A quilt is defined as a sewn project consisting of three layers: top, batting (middle) and backing. 
  • Quilts may be any size or form the creator wishes. 
  • You can employ any technique or combination of techniques to achieve your depiction of the theme (paper piecing, applique, whole cloth, embroidery, etc.)  
  • Please include a label with a brief description of your inspiration and how/why you used the techniques you did in your quilt
  • We would like to invite the husbands, spouses, and partners of members of the IMQG to be our guest judges for this event.
  • The IMQG will present the first place winner with a gift certificate to a local fabric store.



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

IMQG September Monthly Meeting

When: Sunday, September 20, 2015 @2pm-5pm

Where:  the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave it's in the building just about 1/4 of a block away from the shop, enter in the back and watch for the signs. There is street parking (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking.

What:
+Announcements

+Show and Tell: Be sure to bring an item (finished or still in progress) to show the group!

+Quilty Photo Op: Amy Garro has offered to take photos of our QuiltCon 2016 Entries. Remember, you can opt to enter your quilt for "display only" if you are nervous about getting your quilts judged. It would be amazing to see more quilts from the IMQG hanging at QuiltCon next year!
To learn more about entering your quilts into QuiltCon 2016, click HERE to see the categories, awards, rules, etc.

+Board Member Nominations Due


Friday, July 24, 2015

July 2015 Meeting Recap

We had a great July meeting! It was held at the Wayne Library Branch and we had a great turnout. Lots of sewing was accomplished at the meeting, and we even had two visitors bring projects to work on!!





Karen's hand dyed swap with a partner she met in fabric dying class!




Susan's cactus quilt top.





Vistor Tammy brought in an embroidered, free motion quilted baby quilt to share.




Darcie worked on her entry for the State Fair.




Shonna stepped out of her comfort zone and worked on an improv quilt top.


She also brought a round robin she is working on. Sew-ins are great for ideas and advice from other members!




Visitor Lisa brought and worked on this bold Carpenter's Star! 




Molly practiced her free motion quilting with this cute little baby quilt.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

August 2015 IMQG Monthly Meeting

When: Sunday, August 23th, 2015, @3pm

Where:Paradise Cafe in Castleton
+8540 Castleton Corner Dr Indianapolis, IN 46250

What:
+Announcements
+Mini Trunk Show: Rachael Heger and Michele Farley will be kicking us off on a new series for our monthly meetings.   This series will include doing various members of the guild doing small trunk shows of their work. Email the guild if you are interested in doing a mini trunk show of your work at a future meeting!
+Show and Tell: Be sure to bring an item (finished or still in progress) to show the group!