Thursday, March 10, 2016

Upcoming March 21st Meeting

Hi Modern Quilting Enthusiasts!

The next meeting of the Anchorage Modern Quilting Group is Monday, March 21st at 7:00pm at Starbucks in the Carrs on Abbott.  

Agenda:  

- Show and Tell - bring your latest quilting projects finished or unfinished

- Collect the last of the blocks for our bright trees charity quilt project and lay out the blocks - 12” finished (12.5” unfinished) block with a tree or multiple trees on it.  It can be wacky or tradition, but we are hoping for bright colors to create a fun tree themed quilt.


- Collect blocks for our next charity quilt project - flowers blocks or baskets blocks - can be pieced and/or appliqu├ęd.  The background should be a solid color - pastel colors or white.  The block should be 12” finished blocks (12.5” unfinished).


- Bee Blocks - two 12” finished blocks for each member of the bee.  So far we have started blocks for:
     - Carol (blocks with provided stripe fabric),
     - Karen (Buckeye Beauty blocks with provided white fabric), 
     - PJ (anything goes),
     - Carrie (anything goes)
     - Suzanne (blue, gold and off white stars - any size blocks are okay)
     - Ruth (create blocks with provided over-dyed fabrics and anything you want to add that coordinates)

  If you have a block pattern in mind, bring it along and we’ll get started making blocks for you.  

  How does the bee work?  Make blocks for each member of the bee and then the others will make blocks for you - it’s a great way to get a unique quilt top.  


Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Upcoming September Meeting

Hi Modern Quilting Enthusiasts!

Our next meeting is Monday, September 21st at 7:00pm at Seams Like Home Quilt Shoppe located at 2153 E. 88th Avenue (near the Carrs on Abbott).  Arrive early to shop before the meeting.

Agenda:  
- Show and Tell - bring your latest quilting projects finished or unfinished

- Bee Blocks - two 12” finished blocks for each member of the bee.  So far we have started blocks for:
     - Carol (blocks with provided stripe fabric),
     - Karen (Buckeye Beauty blocks with provided white fabric), 
     - PJ (anything goes),
     - Carrie (anything goes)
     - Suzanne (blue, gold and off white stars - any size blocks are okay)
     - Ruth (create blocks with provided over-dyed fabrics and anything you want to add that coordinates)

  If you have a block pattern in mind, bring it along and we’ll get started making blocks for you.  

How does the bee work?  Make blocks for each member of the bee and then the others will make blocks for you - it’s a great way to get a unique quilt top.  


Our current quarterly quilt project:  Create a brown and gold quilt block of any pattern in any size due at the October meeting.  


Our last quarterly quilt project is complete.  After being displayed at the Great Alaska Quilt Show, this quilt will be donated to the Red Cross.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Upcoming August Meeting and News

Hi Modern Quilting Enthusiasts!

I hope you are having a great summer.

Our next Anchorage Modern Quilting Group meeting is Monday, August 17th at 7:00pm at Seams Like Home Quilt Shoppe located at  2153 E. 88th Avenue (near the Carrs on Abbott).  Arrive early to shop in case our meeting runs long!!!

Agenda:  
- Show and Tell - bring your latest quilting projects finished or unfinished

- Bee Blocks - two 12” finished blocks for each member of the bee.  So far we have started blocks for Carol (blocks with provided stripe fabric), Karen (Buckeye Beauty blocks with provided white fabric), PJ (anything goes) and Carrie (anything goes).  If you have a block pattern in mind, bring it along and we’ll get started making blocks for you.  How does the bee work?  Make blocks for each member of the bee and then the others will make blocks for you - it’s a great way to get a unique quilt top.  

- If you have a modern quilt to be displayed at the quilt show in September, please bring it to the August meeting and I’ll hang it with a few of our charity quilts I have set aside to display.


Our current quarterly quilt project:  Create a brown and gold quilt block of any pattern in any size due at the September meeting.  


Modern Quilt Guild News:
- Pre-registration is open to MQG member for QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena.  MQG members received the invite in their email; you can see the course catalog here: http://quiltconwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/QuiltCon-2016-Catalog-LR.pdf   

- The QuiltCon 2016 Triangle Quilt Challenge has been announced:  http://quiltconwest.com/quilt-show/ez-quilting-challenge/

- Quilt Show Entries for QuiltCon are being accepted until November 30th:  http://quiltconentry.com



See you in August!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

2015 Finished Quilts and Next Meeting

First thing:  Our next Anchorage Modern Quilting Group meeting is Monday, March 16th at 7pm.  We will be meeting at Seams Like Home Quilt Shoppe located at 2153 E. 88th Ave (near the Carrs on Abbott).  Bring your latest quilting projects (finished or unfinished) for show-n-tell.

Our completed wonky house quilt





Another quilt created from our Mama Said Sew challenge



Our Current Quarterly Quilt Project:  Create 12” finished (12.5” unfinished) block of any pattern inspired by QuiltCon charity quilt colors (we have one packets of inspiration fabric left).  If you want to make blocks without the inspiration fabric, you can see more about the QuiltCon charity quilt colors here.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Next Meeting - November 17th


Our next meeting is Monday, November 17th at 7pm at Title Wave Books.  I hope you'll join us.

On the agenda, the our quilting block bee.  Karen has kicked us off with a fun pattern.  We are starting up slow, so there there still time to participate.  If you can't make it to the meeting and would like to participate in the bee, send me an email (carrie at believemagic . com) and we'll make sure you get the block pattern after the meeting and reserve a month for everyone to make blocks for you.

Our current challenge is wonky house blocks 12" finished (12.5" unfinished); any color any style of house - use your scraps.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Update and Next Meeting



In September, we had a display at the Great Alaska Quilt Show.  We met many people who didn't realize we had a modern quilting group in Anchorage.

Our next meeting is Monday, October 20th at 7pm at Title Wave Books.  I hope you'll join us.

On the agenda, the beginning of a bee where each month we will create a block for one member and when it's your turn, we will be making blocks for you to create your own quilt.  If you can't make it to the meeting and would like to participate in the bee, send me an email (carrie at believemagic . com) and I'll send you the first block pattern after the meeting and reserve a month for everyone to make blocks for you.

Our current challenge is wonky house blocks 12" finished (12.5" unfinished); any color any style of house - use your scraps.