Tuesday, June 6, 2017


We've recently received several important announcements and news relevant to members of the MQG. We hope you'll take advantage of one or all these opportunities to further engage in modern quiltmaking.

The MQG has announced three different challenges related to 2018 QuiltCon in Pasadena, California from February 22-25.

2018 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge
While our chapter has decided not to participate, MQG members may form small groups of four or more quilters to make a quilt. The challenge theme is "Modern Traditionalism" and these are the challenge colors in Painter's Palette Solids, made by Paintbrush Studios.
Colors from L-R: Purple, Fuchsia, Tomato, Tangerine, and Daisy. Rice Paper and White may also be used.
As few as two to as many as all colors, in solids or tone-on-tone prints, may be used to make a twin-size quilt that will be donated to charity after the February 22-25 QuiltCon in Pasadena, California. Challenge details are here.

Flying Geese Challenge
Sponsored by American Patchwork and Quilting magazine

Michael Miller Fabrics Challenge
Sponsored by Michael Miller using fabrics from "Our Yard Collection"

Details about the Flying Geese and Michael Miller challenges are here.

In December, the MQG is releasing this coffee table book of modern quilts. It's a compilation of quilts from 236 quilters, including a quilt made by a member of our chapter, Linda Hungerford. Pre-order your book here.

And last - but definitely not least! - mark your calendar on Monday, October 2 as the date that Amanda Jean Nyberg - CrazyMomQuilts - is coming to Central Florida MQG! Amanda Jean is the author of 

Her program at our Monday, October 2 meeting at 6:30 pm promises to be good, as she shows us some of her scrap-crazyness in a trunk show of quilts from her book.

Central Florida MQGers will also have the opportunity to take Amanda Jean's Spin: Make Your Quilts Your Own workshop on Monday from 8:30 am to 3 pm with a one-hour lunch. Cost to members: $75 $60. Updated 6.22.17 to reflect lower price. You must also have a copy of the book. Registration information coming soon!

Don't forget!

Our Sew-In is this Saturday, June 10 at the Belleview Public Library from 10 am to 6 pm. Come for all or part of the day to sew and socialize. It's lots of fun!

Our regular monthly meeting is Monday, June 12 at North Lake Presbyterian Church beginning at 6:30 pm. The program is "Modern Quilt Book Reviews" by several members who will share favorite modern quilting books, and projects and lessons-learned from those books. We'll also learn "8 Tips for Creative Experimentation."

Bring your show and tell, and wear your made-modern, self-made name tag!

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