Thursday, December 1, 2011

What you missed at the November meeting

What you missed at the November meeting

We had 4 members at the November meeting, which meant lots of sharing and laughter

We saw gorgeous completed and work in progress quilts

We swapped ornaments

Carrie handed out info on the current challenge for all Modern Quilt Guilds.  Learn more here.  

We discussed receiving a call from Ann Gauthier who works at the Medicare office in Providence hospital. The office has naked walls & wondered if our members had some small quilts/wall hangings that she could borrow to hang in the office.  She said the patients relate to quilts well and it might be good exposure for the quilters.  If you have a quilt or two that you’d like to have hung at the Medicare office, please contact Carrie at and she’ll arrange to get the quilts to Ann for her office.

We thought of ideas for 2012:
- put together fabric bundle to inspire another member to make a quilt
- Theme challenges such as create a quilt based on favorite move or book
- Valentine fabric envelopes/fabric swap for January meeting 
- Easter fabric exchange in March
- Sew-in day

What would you like to do with the AMQG in 2012?  We want to hear your ideas.  Post a comment or send us an email.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Next meeting: Nov 28th

Our next meeting is Monday, Nov 28th at Seams Like Home starting at 6:30pm

Planned activities: Ornament swap and show-n-tell

Bring an ornament for the swap (handmade preferred but store bought ok) and bring your finished or in progress projects for show-n-tell.

We welcome quilters of all skill levels. Don't be shy.   We will have a few door prizes to encourage you to visit.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

October Meeting Recap

Here's a brief overview of our October 24th meeting and links to things we discussed.

Krista demonstrated a non-binding binding.  She recommended the Art Quilt Workbook.

We discussed the current challenge for all Modern Quilt Guilds.  Learn more here.  Plan to make a quilt for the challenge and we will work together to have photos for entry.

We agreed to do an ornament exchange at our November meeting.   If you want to bring a handmade ornament to exchange, here are few links for inspiration:

pine cone ball ornament
chicken ornament
doily star ornament
clay bird ornament
sewn bullfinch ornament
better homes and gardens
ornament girl

We discussed possibly having a sew-in January.  More details at our next meeting.

See you on November 28th!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October Meeting

Join us on October 24th at Seams Like Home starting at 6:30pm.  

Bring some quilts or projects to share during show & tell.  Krista will demo the binding technique we saw on Diane Melms quilts in September.  

Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 5, 2011

September Meeting

We will again be meeting at Seams Like Home - on the 26th of September at 6:30.  We hope you can join us!  Local Quilt Artist Diane Melms will be our special guest speaker sharing some of her quilts and process.  You can view some of Diane's work here -

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August Meeting

We hope you can join us for our August meeting! Meetings will be held now at Seams Like Home, so come early and do a little shopping!

Monday, August 22
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Seams Like Home (in the University Center)

Don't forget to bring your latest projects! Please RSVP by commenting on this blog post.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

July Meeting Recap

We had a great guild meeting last week! It was fun to share our projects and make plans for future meetings.

The group has decided to hold regular meetings on the 4th Monday of every month. We hope you can make our August meeting on Monday, August 22nd at 7:00! More details to come in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Free Fabric

Just a look at some of the fun fabrics you could win at our July 25th meeting!

You can find out more here:

Monday, July 11, 2011

July Meeting

Kristin and Carrie would like to jump start our group again!

Please join us on Monday, July 25th at 7pm.  We'll get re-acquainted with food, prizes and show and tell. 

Bring your latest finished and in progress projects and some ideas for future meetings and programs. 

We'll establish a regular meeting day/time and share contact information. 

Make room in your schedule for quilting fun!  

Date:          Monday, July 25
Time:          7:00pm
Location:    5551 E 43rd Ave (Carrie's home)

Contact: or 677-8934

Directions:  Take Tudor Rd east, turn left onto Boniface Pkwy.  Turn right on 43rd Ave.  Carrie's home is on the left, middle unit of the cream triplex.  There should be a spot in my drive way or you can park on 43rd Ave or Joyce Street. 

Spread the word to all your quilting friends - we'd love to meet them too!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March Meeting-- Wednesday, March 23rd

Hi all! Mark your calendars:

Anchorage Modern Quilt Guild March Meeting
Wednesday, March 23
6:30 p.m.
American Red Cross Building (235 E. 8th Avenue)
Second floor classroom

Bring your latest finishes and works in progress to show off! RSVP by commenting on this post, or email

Friday, February 18, 2011

sew-in tomorrow, and a new fabric store in town

Just a reminder-- we have our February Sew-in tomorrow! Check out this post for more info. It's not too late to decide to join us!

I might be way behind the times here, but I just discovered Quilt Zone, a fabric store that has been open for about 4 months. I did a bit of shopping there this week and was so excited to find that they are carrying some great modern fabric lines! My haul:

Definitely go and check them out-- they're located on Tudor between C Street and Arctic, in the shopping center behind Tokyo Gardens. You can get the details at their website as well.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Diane Melms show at Artique

I was recently introduced to the work of an amazing local quilter, Diane Melms. She is currently showing her work at Artique through the month of February. If you are able, make sure to check out Chroma at Artique and click on Diane's website to be inspired by her photo galleries of modern quilts. She is amazing!

February Sew-In this Saturday! Join us!

The Anchorage Modern Quilt Guild is holding its first sew-in of 2011! Please plan to join us for a day where you can work on current projects-- and won't be interrupted by kids, husbands, or dirty dishes!

Saturday, February 19th
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
American Red Cross Building
235 E. 8th Avenue (corner of 8th and Cordova)
2nd floor classroom

What to bring:
Quilts for show and tell!
Your current sewing projects and all that you need to complete them-- like your sewing machine and other supplies
Lunch-- we have access to a microwave and soda machine if you need them
Your ideas about how we can be a great guild for you in 2011
We'll have an iron and ironing board for you to use, and the felt walls are great to use as a design wall.

We'd appreciate an RSVP so we can set up enough tables for everyone. Please leave a comment below if you plan to come. See you soon!