Monday, January 13, 2014

February Meeting News!

Our February meeting should be informative and fun-filled. Amanda and Roseanne are leading the meeting with a program dedicated to how to look at that pesky top and decide how to quilt it!
We will discuss the questions you should ask when preparing to quilt. Such as,
  - What is the quilt going to be used for?
  - How much time do I want to spend on quilting it?
  - What kind of quilting am I comfortable with?
  - How much money do I want to invest in the quilting?
The answers to those questions help direct the design process.

We will break up in to two groups and discuss as many quilts as we can, so bring your quilt tops and questions. I know I have at least two that I could bring!

Amanda and Roseanne will briefly discuss trends and techniques. They will also demonstrate how to make your own clear vinyl audition tool to put on top of the quilt top and draw designs with dry erase marker to see how they look!

The meeting is February 6, 2014, at 6:30pm at the church classroom near HipStitch. See you all there!!!!!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

January Meeting is January 9th.

Our first meeting of the New Year is Thursday, Jan. 9th!!!!!! There are sooo many reminders that I’m sure I’ll forget something. I guess there will be updates! Here we go!

1.     We have a guest teacher on Thursday night. His name is Rod Daniel. Rod is teaching how to make fabric collages, a popular technique in the Modern movement. Because this is a hands on experience, we ask that each of you bring the following:
a)    A piece of muslin at least 10x15”
b)   Fabric scraps in floral colors and greens. The fabrics should not be any distinct patterns. Rod says the batiks, tone on tones, and solids work the best.
c)    Fine point sharpie or frixion pen.
d)   Glue sticks
2.     We will NOT have show and tell this month so that we can take advantage of Rod’s considerable talent.
3.     The business meeting will be VERY short. (I hear all those sighs of relief :-)
4.     The bylaws are coming. Lois will have 2-3 copies at HipStitch for you to peruse.
5.     The Sunday afternoon Modern sewing group is up and running for the New Year. We meet the 4th Sunday of every month at HipStitch, from 2-5pm. Let Suzanne know you're coming sew that she knows which room to open.
6.     Bring your Collage fabric challenge blocks to the meeting.
a)    12 ½ x 12 ½” blocks
b)   key fabrics are from the Collage line. Use 3-5 fabrics from the collection
c)    use solids as desired
7.     We have planned the programs through April. We have a list of topics that we want to have presented this year. We encourage those who have not presented to thoughtfully consider one of these programs. This is YOUR GUILD, TOO.  

These are the main points to note. If there are updates they will be posted on Facebook and the blog. Thanks!


Saturday, November 16, 2013

November meeting

Who knew we could have so much fun and giddiness with MUSTACHES?!  So, thru our laughter and guffaws, here are highlights of the Nov. meeting:

Our black & white strip swap was a success - now go make a quilt!  Looking forward to December's pot luck holiday party!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The November meeting is upon us and here are some reminders:

1. Please fill out the attached Survey. You should be able to copy/paste from this screen or FB and then print. We will also send out an email. The survey will help us determine activities for the next year.

2.  Please bring any raffle ticket money that you have because the drawing is next Saturday, Nov. 9th, at the Hipsters Craft Fair.

3. Bring your swap strips in a ziploc bag with your name on it. We will divide them during the meeting and return the bag to you at the end of the meeting. Remember to bring 20 strips!

4.  The deadline for National dues is the end November. Please pay Thursday night, if possible. we need dues for formal application to National.

5.  Local dues are due in January.

6.  Program will consist of Brainstorming ideas for the coming year. Spoiler ALERT: THERE WILL BE PRIZES!!!!!!!!

7. We will fill out registration forms for the coming year.

As you can see, it will be a packed meeting. As always there will be an on time drawing. Extra chances awarded for name tags. The survey will also be on Facebook and an email, so NO EXCUSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild – 2013 Membership Survey

1.     Primarily, why are you interested in being a part of the Abq MQG?
a.     To learn more about modern quilting techniques and trends
b.     To belong to a group of people who are interested in learning more about quilting
c.     For the social activity
d.     Other: _______________________

2.     Do you belong to any other sewing or quilting groups?
a.     Another guild
b.     A mini-group
c.     Nope, this is the only group

3.     Are you more interested in just quilting or in sewing all types of items, including quilts?
a.     Only quilts
b.     I’ll sew about anything

4.     If you like sewing other items, please be more specific:
a.     bags
b.     accessories
c.     apparel
d.     stuff for my pet
e.     home dec
f.      stuff for charities

5.     Number the following activities in order, according to your interest or preference, with the most desired activity as “1” and the least interesting as “8.”
a.     programs by other guild members, focusing on modern techniques or design ideas, modern quilting books, trends
b.     demonstration of new techniques
c.     swaps for small items, either within the group or with other MQG chapters or guilds
d.     challenges involving interesting fabrics or ideas
e.     charity sewing
f.      outside speakers, lecturers and trunk shows
g.     sewing on non-quilt items
h.     social activities
i.      field trips to other guilds/speaker events
j.      retreats or sewing events (all-day or sleep away)

6.     If we need to change to another night for our meeting to accommodate our growth, what night(s) of the week would work for you? Please list two or three options, in declining order.

Monday, October 14, 2013

We are raffling this lovely quilt at the Hipsters Craft Fair, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2016. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.00.

Tickets are available at HipStitch,the craft fair or from any member of the ABQMQG.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Charities we support

While editing the blog, Blogger decided to be annoying. It is unwilling to let me edit the Charities button ans has instead deleted said button. So in the interest of saving my sanity, I am publishing the information in a post.
   The charities our guild currently supports are the following:
 Capes for Courage:, and

Baskets of Hope:

Please visit these websites to learn more about these charities.

Now for some tea and a break from Blogger!