Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Meeting Wrap-Up

We had a wonderful meeting last evening, September 10. With 33 quilters in attendance, eight of whom were visitors, we enjoyed let's-get-acquainted time, and happy quilt-y chatter.

Upcoming Programs and Activities (This information is also on our calendar, at the right.)
Members were reminded and informed about upcoming chapter activities.

Monday, October 8 Meeting - Program: "Wedges Go Modern," by member Linda H.

Saturday, October 13 Sew-In - Make a Badge Holder Details on this blog post. Or come and sew on whatever you wish!

Monday, November 12 Workshop and Meeting - Guest instructor/presenter Jen Lee from Red Thread Studio will share English paper piecing. Link to more information on this blog post.

December 10 - Holiday party at the home of member Ardie.

2019 Save-the-Dates

Monday, April 8, 2019 - Guest instructor/presenter Carole Lyles Shaw will give a six-hour "Midcentury Modern Curve Quilt" workshop, followed by an evening program and trunk show. All activities at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Oxford.

Monday, November 14, 2019 - Guest instructor/presenter Rebecca Bryan will give a six-hour "Playful Color" workshop, followed by an evening program and trunk show. Location to be determined.

Ardie (Instagram: FatQuarterAddict) shared her first appliqué quilt made for her daughter who is ending six years of work in the roller derby. Ardie used a Facebook picture of her daughter to design the appliqué. She quilted this on her longarm.

Polly began making this improv quilt in a workshop with member Debbie. It's "Floating Squares," the first score in Sherry Lynn Wood's book "Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters." Polly walking-foot quilted it on her home machine.

Monique (Instagram: FoleyDerenne) used a pattern in "Modern Patchwork Magazine" to make this quilt that she walking foot quilted on her home machine.

This is the second "Cartwheels" quilt Dee (Instagram: QuilterDee) has made. The foundation paper piecing pattern is by Lee Heinrich (Freshly Pieced). Dee walking foot quilted it on her home machine using a double cross-hatch design.

Gwen (Instagram: FlaQuiltz) made this pattern from "Stitch Happens. She used two layers of wool batting and walking foot quilted it on her home machine.

While recovering from surgery, Tambry improv-pieced this table runner, with a Halloween-ish feeling to it. 

Linda (Instagram: FlourishingPalms) made "Diamonds in the Pond" as a year-long quilt-along by Bernina Zen Chic. She used wool batting, and quilted it on two different domestic machines. Triangles were quilted with a combination of ruler work and free motion quilting, and negative spaces were quilted with a walking foot. 

Beth (Instagram: Blue_Dragonfly5) designed this mini quilt for "Curated Quilts" (magazine) house challenge. She named it "Nana and Papa's House on Wheels" as a remembrance of five years spent living in a motor home. This is the fourth time Beth has entered a "Curated Quilts" challenge.

As an aside... 
Beth will have an improv quilt on the cover of the next issue of "Curated Quilts," due to be released in October. Here is a picture of Beth with the cover quilt, when she shared it during Show and Tell in November, 2017. The quilt is pieced from clothing Beth won in a giveaway from Sherry Lynn Wood, and clothing from a relative. Beth walking foot quilted it on a home machine.

We're all very proud of you, Beth!

Our evening program, "Inspiration for Modern Quilting," was presented by Debra Jalbert (Instagram: MadeofHonorQuilts) who is a member of the Orlando MQG (Instagram: OrlandoMQG). She offered many good suggestions for resources and ways to develop quilting designs.  

At our tables, we exercised with paper and pen, to draw quilting ideas for three different quilt tops. Thank you so much, Debra, for sharing your skills with us!

Monday, October 8, 6:30 pm 
North Lake Presbyterian Church
975 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake
Program: "Wedges Go Modern"
Linda will demonstrate how to use a 9-degree or 10-degree ruler to make modern quilt designs. This program is based on a July 2015 MQG Webinar by Christina Cameli, and her book "Wedge Quilt Workshop."

Follow CentralFloridaMQG on Instagram to keep up with our activities!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Let's Learn English Paper Piecing

On Monday, November 12, we will welcome Jen Lee, from Palm City, Florida, to Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild. She will teach an afternoon workshop and speak at our evening meeting, both at North Lake Presbyterian Church.

Jen owns the online shop Red Thread Studio and will share her love of hand stitching.

Monday, November 12, 1-4 pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church
English Paper Piecing WorkshopModern Grandmother’s Flower Garden Mini Quilt

Fee: $15, plus $5 paper kit. Optional $12 fabric kit.

English paper piecing dates back to the late 1700s when hexagon quilts became popular in England.  The technique involves basting fabrics over paper templates and then sewing the shapes together by hand.  In this introductory workshop to English paper piecing, students will learn the basic techniques including how to cut the fabric, baste the pieces and hand sew them together along with tips and tricks to complete the project successfully.  In addition, Jen will also show you how fussy cut fabric and use this technique to create secondary designs with a wow factor.  

This is the workshop project that finishes at 24" X 24". 
Modern Grandmother’s Flower Garden Mini Quilt
Supplies may be purchased from Red Thread Studio at the workshop.

We will begin accepting workshop registrations at our September 10 meeting

Registration fee of $15 is payable to Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild.
When registering, also indicate if you want a $12 fabric kit. All kit fees are payable to Jen.

Monday, November 12, 6:30 pm
North Lake Presbyterian Church
Program: "Hand Therapy, and Red Thread Studio Trunk Show"
Free to Central Florida MQG members; $5 at the door for guests

Do you love handwork but your hands "dont work"? Love to free motion quilt but your shoulders dont feel so free? In this interactive program, Jen demonstrates easy and noninvasive ways to keep the joints flexible, improve range of motion, and relieve arthritis pain so you can stitch longer. These hand and shoulder exercises are followed by a trunk show of the latest and greatest available at Red Thread Studio.

Shopping at Red Thread Studio will be available at the workshop, and evening meeting!

The meeting is open to all non-members, and guests! Please invite your friends!
Print the flyer below to share program information with other quilters.