Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June 12 Meeting

For it being summertime, we had a fabulous turnout for our monthly meeting!

President Karen welcomed everyone - 34 quilters - eight of whom were first-time visitors!  It's great to see so much curiosity and interest in making modern quilts!

Linda H. shared a recent finish that's an original design she named "Outer Space." She domestic machine quilted it and plans to donate it to Project Linus.

Peggy has been experimenting with curved piecing and completed this small quilt top.

Frances just bought EQ7 and tried designing to make this placemat. She used CraftTex to give the placemat body. Frances plans to make more!

Linda T. was binding this quilt at last Saturday's Sew-In. The pattern is Metro Rings by Sew Kind of Wonderful. It was made using a Quick Curve Ruler.

Linda's domestic machine quilting shows up beautifully on the quilt back.

Dee completed a dresser runner using Alice in Wonderland fabrics. On her domestic sewing machine, she walking foot quilted it with a grid pattern.

Karen shared a quilt she calls "Firefly," made following the Sew Kind of Wonderful pattern, Country Chic. It was pieced using the Quick Curve Ruler. Karen quilted this on her Tiara sit-down machine.

Using a 10-inch slicer ruler, Karen pieced this quilt and then slashed and inserted fabric strips to create zig-zag movement. She quilted it herself on her Tiara sit-down machine. 

After last's month's excellent walking foot quilting program by Beth, using Jacquie Gering's book, "Walk," several members returned this month to show their own walking foot quilting.

Lora walking-foot quilted this pillow on her domestic sewing machine.

This quilt is an original design by Lora that she also straight-line quilted on a domestic sewing machine.

Her quilting shows up beautifully on the back.

Lora used a walking foot and the Serpentine stitch on her Bernina sewing machine to quilt this one.

Mary is a skilled free motion quilter who's new to walking foot quilting! After last month's program, she was inspired to use her walking foot to quilt both straight lines and a large spiral. The quilt is for a great grandchild.

Program - Book Review
Periodically, we are inviting members to review modern quilting books... sharing what they like/don't like, and any projects made from that book. The overriding theme at the June meeting was domestic machine quilting! Many Central Florida MQG members are Angela Walters fans.

Carol showed us a quilt with more than 70 different quilting designs she tried in an effort to improve her domestic machine quilting skills.
(The photographer forgot to take a picture of the quilt front! 😁 Too blown away by the quilting!)

Bette too shared a machine quilting book and a quilt she made that was also shown at the May meeting. It was her entry in the make-a-quilt-using-your-initials challenge. 

Following our meeting, some of our members stuck around for a group picture that's been requested -  and now submitted - to JOANN's for publicity purposes. We'll keep you posted if/when the photo is used someplace!
Lookin' good!
(A word from the photo-arranger: Thank you for putting up with my demands! A very special thank you to Flo, our shy member who's holding up the white/red rings quilt in the back that was made by Susan.)

Upcoming Activities

Saturday, July 8
Sew- In
10 am to 6 pm
Belleview Public Library

Monday, July 10
Regular meeting
6:30 to 8:30 pm
Program: Block Remix by members Debbie and Beth (More information to come.)

Saturday, July 15 - "Leftovers Workshop" from 9 am to 4 pm, with Debra Jalbert (MadeofHonorQuilts) in Clermont at Citrus Heights Academy.
Pre-registration required. Fee: $15 and one fat quarter

For all Central Florida MQG meetings and activities, refer to the calendar at the top right of this page. Click on each activity for detailed information.

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