Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Reminder October Meeting

Sunday 10/26 from 1-4pm is the October Meeting at the Southport Branch Library.  
2015 Board Elections will take place for all paid members attending.   
Don't forget your Block Lotto if you want to participate. 
For more meetings details read here

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nominees for the 2015 Board



Big announcement time!  Here is the list of nominees for the 2015 board:

Darcie Mair
Meghan Eschbaugh
Susan Miles
Karen Ratliff
Katie Jones Burford
Lisa Parker - treasurer

You're eligible to vote if you're a paid member and you're in attendance at the meeting next Sunday, October 26, so be sure to come!!

If you want to contribute to the Guild in some other way - organizing a challenge or activity, teaching a skill, leading our charity efforts - just let any board member know.

Monday, October 6, 2014

October IMQG Meeting 10/26 1-4pm @ Southport Library

When:  Sunday 10/26 from 1-4pm
What:  Announcements, show and tell, Block Swap, Voting 2015 Board, and project/sewing time
What to Bring: 
  • Bring the latest project for show and tell, either finished or not. 
  • Block Lotto Blocks we'll be drawing the Pick Up Sticks Blocks
  • Project to work on, machine, power strip, iron etc.  
Location:  We will be meeting at the Southport Branch Library Community Room (We will have space for about 75 so there will be ample space for sewing and/or basting/cutting etc. We actually have the room starting at 12:30 if you want to come prior to 1pm).  Address is:  2630 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis, IN, there is parking in the lot next to the library. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Block Lotto for October's Meeting

If you want to play here's the scoop on the Block Lotto for October's drawing...

Every month, we'll show a block at the meeting and post a link to a tutorial here and on our blog, along with a designated color scheme. If you want to give it a try, make the block and bring it to the next meeting with your name on a piece of tape on the back. Your block acts as your lottery ticket, and if we draw your name, you get all the blocks! If we have more than 20 blocks we'll draw 2 winners. You may make up to 3 blocks, giving you additional entries. If you win, you must show us a FINISHED QUILT (not just a top!) in order to win again, but you can still make blocks for future months.
The blocks might be a little challenging and out of your comfort zone, but hey, you have the chance to win lots of finished ones with a fraction of the work!

This month's block is Pick Up Sticks using this tutorial by La Bella Colori.  Our new block is an improv, and we'll use ALL SOLIDS this time. Let's make it interesting and have A GRAY BACKGROUND (any solid gray). This should make for a fun quilt!

If you are participating please bring your block lotto to the October Meeting.
Image from La Bella Colori.

Monday, September 22, 2014

IMQG Now on Instagram

Indy Modern Quilt Guild is now on Instagram!  
Follow us at @indymqg http://instagram.com/indymqg 
Also feel free to hashtag your photos #indymodernquilts #imqg #indymqg to share other photos from guild events/project.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Strings of Hope




As part of our ongoing effort to give back to the Indianapolis community we make a quilt every year for a local charity.  This year members voted between Riley Hospital and The Julian Center.  Both charities do great work in our city and it was a tough choice.  The Julian Center won the votes.

They have a fundraiser tomorrow that our quilt will be a apart of, Julian Jam.  As of last week when I dropped it off it was either going in the auction or would be given as a gift to their speaker.  The speaker was just a child when her family came to the Julian Center.

I entitled the quilt "Strings of Hope".  It represents the blocks we used, string blocks, and fits the message of The Julian Center.   Hope and support for those that are affected by domestic violence.





I am blown away with the fabric choices.  It made me smile to look through and see scraps that I've used before or seen your quilts.  Ladies, this quilt is so colorful.




Meghan rocked the layout, it adds real dimension to this quilt.  Tammy did a great job with quilting and binding.  Thanks Jennie for the batting. 

Thank you to everyone that helped make this quilt possible.  The Julian Center was so excited to receive this for their event.  The staff was in awe of our work.  I'm just sorry you couldn't see it in person.


 


Wonder what we will create next year? 


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Block Lotto for September Meeting

If you want to play here's the scoop on the Block Lotto for September's drawing...

Every month, we'll show a block at the meeting and post a link to a tutorial here and on our blog, along with a designated color scheme. If you want to give it a try, make the block and bring it to the next meeting with your name on a piece of tape on the back. Your block acts as your lottery ticket, and if we draw your name, you get all the blocks! If we have more than 20 blocks we'll draw 2 winners. You may make up to 3 blocks, giving you additional entries. If you win, you must show us a FINISHED QUILT (not just a top!) in order to win again, but you can still make blocks for future months.
The blocks might be a little challenging and out of your comfort zone, but hey, you have the chance to win lots of finished ones with a fraction of the work!


Since the tutorial makes 3 small blocks, you have the opportunity to make up to 9 blocks this month (the tutorial 3 times)! It's an easy-to-piece block, but fabric choices need to be careful. We're doing Red Pepper Quilts' Postage Stamp Quilt Block in LOW VOLUME fabrics, solids and prints: 
Here's what Craftsy has to say about what defines a low volume fabric:
A Low Volume fabric can best be defined as a fabric which shows up as a light solid (or nearly solid) in a black and white photograph. These fabrics can vary from the lightest tone on tone fabrics, to text fabrics printed on a light background, to light floral fabrics. Fabrics classified as Low Volume come in a variety of colors from white to cream to beige to grey. Quilting with Low Volume fabrics isn’t something new—quilts using these types of fabrics for backgrounds can be seen in nearly every era of American quilt making; however, the use of these fabrics is definitely something that is currently trending with today’s modern quilter.
If you are participating please bring your block lotto to the September Meeting.