Tuesday, June 11, 2013

May Meeting Re-cap

Hi all!  May's meeting with full of fun times with new faces and some great show and shares.  We will be collecting the dues at June's meeting so please remember to bring them with you.

Also, don't forget that we have that great stash of fabrics that benefit the Jersey Shore Arts Council when we purchase so ask Diane at the meeting when a good shopping time is.  At this past meeting we sold 128 yards of fabric! 

Now on to the fun part... the pictures!! 

 We had some new faces at our meeting this month.
So excited to see our group grow
(And add a long arm quilter to the mix, Helen)

 Diane did such a great job piecing the charity quilt that we all created blocks for.  This pattern was made by cutting scrappy trip along blocks and making them into half square triangles.  They were sewn together and to me they look almost like rotating quotation marks.

 Diane then did a great job explaining the Floating Square technique by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Franson.  She used this technique when she worked on the quilt that was donated to the Austin Children's Shelter during Quilt Con.

Next up, Cindy passed out her fabrics since she is the Queen Bee for the month of May.  She asked for any square block using the light blue fabric in the picture, which she provided.  We can add other colors if we would like, too.  Please make the blocks no smaller than 8 inches.

Carolyn shared her Pyranha Quilt.  She printed the Pyranha kayak company logo onto fabric and used it in the center of the quilt.

 Carolyn also shared the quilted pillowcase that was made with all batik strings.

Rose shared a quilt top that she has been working on.  It is a black and white disappearing 4 patch that she is appliqueing yellow birds onto.  

 Next up, Kat shared her quilt bunting for Boston and her quilt block for Boston.  These were made to help support those who were injured during the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Kat also shared a beautiful quilt of lighthouses that she created for her husband.  And a space themed quilt she created for her son.  The space quilt reminds me of a nebula with the diamond in the middle.  

 Next up, one of our newest members shared a baby quilt she created using fabrics from her scrap basket.  The colors are so great in this!
 Jackie shared with us a fun quilt she made for her little baby girl.  It is an interactive quilt made with Dr. Seuss fabrics.  Each square has two flaps that can be lifted to show pictures underneath.  Such a fun quilt for a busy little girl.

Don't forget Cindy's blocks if you are participating in the monthly Queen Bee quilt block group.

See you all in June!!!  

1 comment:

  1. I want to Thank You Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild for welcoming us southern bells. Last month I attended this fun and energetic group and returned last night with 2 friends. Your group has a warm and inviting way and I plan on returning in September. Hopefully my local guilds meeting nights-same as yours--will remain differant for quit sometime. Any non-member wishing to attend or join a wonderful guild should consider JSMQG!
    Thank You---Helen E.


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