Wednesday, January 16, 2013

January Recap

First and foremost, congratulations to Carolyn - her hand quilted Floating Hexagons wall hanging is going to QuiltCon!  We wish you the best of luck!  Keep us posted.

Shannon's Round the World for her mom's kitchen -
and a jelly roll race quilt top.

A Bargello quilt by Bonnie with modern back.

Cindy hiding behind her star medallion quilt.

Kat's Log Cabin made using the quilt-as-you-go technique.

Cuddly, stuffed, winter characters by Rose!
(we can't resist anything made from fabric)

Guild Business:

Good news, we will not be charging dues for membership!  

The Quilt Fest of New Jersey is February 28 - March 3 in Somerset.  Let us know on BigTent if you would like to car pool to any of the events.

Let's start thinking about a day trip(s) or maybe even a weekend excursion to our favorite fabric shops in Pennsylvania.  Possible destinations are:
We also had lively discussions about the techniques used for making the Showcased quilts, submitting quilts for a juried competition, some of our favorite tools, and tricks to use up all those scraps we can't throw away.

For February:

We will be joining the online Scrappy Trip Along and will each make a block for our next meeting.  If you haven't heard of the craze, here's a sample quilt by City Stitches which is posted on Flikr

Use the Quiltville's tutorial to make a 12 1/2" block from six fabric strips, each 2 1/2" wide by 16" long.  The only requirement for your block is that one of the strips must be solid white.  

These blocks are quick and addicting!  Here's mine:

At our March Sew-in, we will use the blocks to make a quilt to be donated to a local charity. 

On a different subject, I've been inspired by Carolyn and Jackie to start my own blog:  my studioQ.  I hope you enjoy it!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Our first meeting in 2013

Whew - I'm so glad the holidays are over and things are quieting down.  Our meeting tomorrow, Weds Jan 9, will also be low key.  So bring a project to showcase and if you want - a favorite tool or trick that has improved your quilting experience!

In case you've been looking for online Quilt Alongs available for 2013 check out the Central Jersey MQG blog.  Jess has listed some great modern groups to join.

I'm joining this Finish-A-Long.  The extra support might be the motivation I need to complete several, ok many UFOs!

she can quilt

See you tomorrow!