Monday, April 13, 2015

April 13 Monthly Meeting

This month, 29 quilters turned out for the second Monday of the month evening meeting. Two of those quilters were first-time guests.

Quilters participating in the Florida postcard swap, being organized by the Orlando MQG, turned in their postcards, and 50-cents. When mailing addresses have been received from the Orlando coordinator, our swap chair Kelly will address, stamp, and mail postcards. 

Becky with "Wild and Fun," longarm quilted
Toni and "Stack and Whack" placemats
Beth and her "Professional Tote," a pattern by The Creative Thinker
Linda H. and "SuperTote," a pattern by Noodlehead
Linda H. and "Metro Waves," a SewKindofWonderful pattern, domestic machine quilted
Cecelia's "Fifty Shades of Grey" using the Tula Pink tubular technique
Karen's "Rainbow Wave," a Weeks & Ringle "Making Waves" pattern from Modern Illustrated magazine, domestic machine quilted
Linda T completed a SewKindofWonderful "Urban Abacus" bed runner. Each abacus is pieced from jelly roll strips.

Vice President Debbie led our program, sharing various ways to make hexagon quilts - English paper-pieced whole and half hexagons, machine-sewn, and ways to sew them modern. 
Debbie's English paper-pieced Millefiori-along project, from the book "The New Hexagon"
Linda T's hexagon quilt, pieced in columns with half hexagons.
JoAnn's hexagon quilt made with the JayBird Quilts ruler.
Celina's modern hexagons
Everyone engaged in a hexagon exercise, coloring hexagon graph paper to create modern designs. For designing, print sheets of hexagon graph paper here. You can also load your printer with card stock and print 1",1-1/2",  2",  and other sizes of hexagon papers here. 

Each month, more members are wearing their homemade name tags. We have some good-looking ones here!
handmade name tags
CFMQGers are challenged to make a project (no size restrictions), using only solid fabrics. These are due at the November meeting.

American Made Brand announced a "Tiny Quilt Challenge." Quilts must be no larger than 15" X 15" and made entirely of AMB solids. Entries are accepted beginning May 15 to September 15. Prizes awarded. More information is available here.

Mod Retreat Update (Gainesville/Central Florida MQG)
This was our last meeting before the May 7-10 retreat with the Gainesville MQG at Luther Springs. Twenty-four quilters will attend - 18 from CFMQG. Everything is a "go," with final payments made, and volunteers who will bring two sets of table risers and four ironing boards/irons. If you haven't yet done so, please provide emergency medical information as indicated on the form emailed to retreaters. Be sure to include the name and phone number of your doctor. 

May Meeting
Monday, May 11, 6:30 pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church
Program: "How to Make it More Modern... or, I Tried and Didn't Succeed"
Bring a quilt that you tried to make modern, or could have made modern. Or, if not a quilt, bring a pattern, photo, or magazine picture of a quilt that could be made modern. Be prepared to explain how you would make it modern. 

As always, bring your modern project or quilt for show-and-tell!


Buncobuddy said...

Last night's meeting was fun and reading the recap made it fun all over again! Thanks Linda!

EmmaTM said...

I love Karen's nametag play on your logo!! Your group looks like a lot of fun!