Friday, February 20, 2015

February's meeting and English Paper Piecing workshop are CANCELED due to inclement weather.  I hated to do it, and I waited I think until I couldn't avoid it any longer.  The forecast that I've been watching has worsened over the last 24 hours, and I just don't think it will be possible for many of our members to travel safely at 10am.  

The EPP workshop is tentatively postponed to the March meeting, which will be on March 21.  More information will be circulated soon.  

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February is here! It's time to mark your calendars for the February Music City MQG meeting. We will meet at 10am on February 21 at the usual place. Please find directions under the tab above marked Meetings.

Stefanie Williams will lead a workshop on English Paper Piecing. She has prepared two cute hexagon projects and will give us the lowdown on how to complete them. This will be my first time doing EPP and I'm so excited. If you are not interested in or cannot stay for the workshop, just come for the meeting and bring your show and tell. I can't manage to embed the image for the supply list, so please leave a comment here if you need it.

The Knoxville MQG recently experienced the passing of a member, and in her honor they are calling for 12" wonky star blocks in a certain color palette of solids. The Music City MQG plans to send some.  If you'd like to help us with this project, the easy tutorial can be found here at their blog, and our blocks will be collected at the February meeting. 

Hope to see you there!  Contact us with any questions or comments.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January 17 2015 Meeting

General Discussion

Reminder that membership dues are due.  Dues are $40 and payable online or to Linda Cunningham by check or cash. 

2015 Meeting Calendar

January 17 - Open Sew
February 21 - English Paper Piecing taught by Stephanie Williams
March 21 - Community Service Sew Day
April 18 - Improvisational Curves by Jayne Willis
                 Machine Binding by Stephanie Williams
May 16 - Open Date
June 20 - Open Sew
July 18 - Shop Hop / Scavenger Hunt - Jenny Parker, Stephanie Williams
August 15 - Community Service Sew Day
September 19 - Field Trip - Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival - Allgood, TN
October 17 - Planning
November 21 - Officer Nominations - Open Sew Day
December 12 - Holiday Party - Election Results

Sub-committee meeting were held and will report back to group.
Social Media Committee - Ashley Gomez
Community Service Committee - Stephanie Williams
Guild Banner Committee

Pile O Fabric is offering your choice of BOM Skill Builder.  Check with Jenny Parker for more information.

Callie Tinney asked if there was any interest in a free motion class?  Fabric Squares might hold a class if there is enough interest.

SHOW & TELL

Linda Cunningham shared an baby quilt with appliqued frogs and cattails in beautiful blues and greens.

Stephanie Williams shared a quilt top using the Norway pattern and Bonnie and Camille fabric.  Update on Granny B's - they are now a Janome dealer in addition to longarm rental.

Mimi Shimp shared a beautiful floral applique quilt block she is going to frame.  She also shared Moonlit Flowers quilt in gorgeous gold, red, green and black applique.  Mimi shared quilt blocks from the Sensational Sampler pattern.  Showing how you can update an older pattern with modern fabrics.

Jennifer Hastonshared her LOVE quilt in process. Working on completing the quilting.  She also brought in a large applique project of Dolly Parton for a friend.

Sharon Hels shared what she learned for the Creative Walking foot Craftsy Class.  She used the wavy stitch on her Log Cabin quilt top.  Sharon is also completing hand quilting on a shibori dyed project.

Tori Grant shared her quilted name tag - very cute and personal!  She brought in her COMPLETED Bionic Gear Bag! 

Jayne Willis shared several items. A batik jelly roll strip quilt in plum, pink and purple.  She also brought in Vice Versa BOM from Genex Quilters using her hand dyed fabric in aqua, plum and gold.  Jayne free motioned quilted it.  She also brought in her COMPLETED Bionic Gear Bag using Tula Pink fabric.

MEETING REMINDER - February 21 2015 - English Paper Piecing - Project list on FB

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!  Mark your calendars for our next meeting on January 17th at 10am.

On the agenda will be committee meetings and open sew.  Not on a committee?  No problem -- we don't all have time for that kind of thing.  Want to join a committee?  Great!  Just join your group of choice when we split off.  If you are a member of more than one committee, please let me know and we'll figure out what to do.

Committees thus far:
--Social Media/Communications (headed by Ashley Gomez)
--Community Service (headed by Stefanie Williams)
--Special Project -- Pieced Banner (head TBD)

We will also discuss the 2015 calendar and see what needs more attention and/or a Special Project Committee.  For example, we planned two field trips, and they will need to be organized in a timely manner.

After the business and committee meetings, I will be available to help with Bionic Gear Bag sewing, if anyone is interested.  If Stefanie is able to be there/stay, I'm sure she'll also be willing to help too!**

Bring your show and tell and let's discuss your sewing related resolutions for 2015.  Also bring a snack or lunch for yourself if you are staying for open sew.  I can't wait to see you all and get the year started!

As always, guests are welcome.  Our guild includes quilters of all ages and experience levels, representing a wide range of modern styles including many flavors of modern-traditional.  If you wonder whether you'll enjoy it, come find out!

**If you're new to the guild, several members have purchased the Bionic Gear Bag pattern (available on Craftsy) and are sewing together.  Let's get our bags made and maybe move on to another pattern!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

December 13 2014

General Discussion

Election results are in and know you are going to be surprised to know who the winners are!
President - Jenny Parker
Vice President - Jayne Willis
Secretary - Trudy Jackson
Treasurer - Linda Cunningham

Thanks to Lynette McKenzie for being proctor and tally the votes!

Lots of fun and fellowship was held by all at the Holiday Party.  Beautiful Secret Santa gifts and Dirty Santa did not dissapoint. 

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a safe and prosperous New Year!

MEETING REMINDER:
January 17, 2015 - Open Sew

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Party December 13

Join the Music City Modern Quilt Guild for food and fun at our annual holiday party on December 13 at 10am!  Guests welcome.  Location is Barr Conference Room in First Presbyterian Church on Legends Lane, at the corner of Mack Hatcher and Franklin Road in Franklin.  Follow the signs for the Main Office of the church, and then follow the Music City MQG signs to get to the right room.  (Download a map under the Meetings tab above.)

Everyone who would like to play a game of Dirty Santa: Just wrap up the equivalent of 1 yard of fabric (one yard, two half yards, 4 fat quarters, or a charm pack).  Then we'll all fight to see who goes home with what.

Those who signed up to participate in the Secret Santa Sewing Swap: Don't forget your gift.  Please contact Chelley if you won't be able to attend, and she will arrange to pick up your gift and bring it to the meeting.

Members: please watch Facebook to sign up for an hors d'oeuvre or dessert item.

Can't wait to see everyone and have some fun!

November 15 2014 Meeting

General Discussion

Today is our Charity Sew Day to sew NICU smocks for the Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital!

Treasurer Linda Cunningham gave the Treasurer's report.  The Guild spent $51.09 on food today for our Charity Sew Day. 

Secretary Trudy Jackson let members know to keep an eye out for an email to vote for 2015 Guild Officers.  Some members declined to run from our October meeting.  Members running for office:
President - Jenny Parker
Vice President - Jayne Willis
Treasurer - Linda Cunningham
Secretary - Trudy Jackson

Stephanie Williams discussed doing an online FB Group  Bionic Gear Bag Sew Along.  She will posts steps and videos to help make this easier for all.

Christine Copenhaver reminded all the deadline to enter Quilt Con quilt competition is November 30, 2014 and encouraged all to participate.

Reminder:  Holiday Party December 13th at 10 AM.  Bring pot luck finger foods.  Guild members will exchange Secret Santa gifts and Dirty Santa.  To participate in Dirty Santa, bring a 1 yard equivalent of quilters cotton (4 fat qtrs, 2 - 1/2 yd pieces, charm pack, etc.).  Quilters  can be ruthless!

SHOW & TELL

Lindsay Connor sent an online challenge to sew NICU smocks.  The response was overwhelming with over 150 submitted and more coming in!  Thank you Lindsay!  She was also able to receive donated Holiday fabrics from Blend Fabrics.

Sharon Hels shared her Storm at Sea quilt using her hand dyed fabrics using low water emersion dye.   Beautiful shades of green, gold, grey and blue!

Stephanie Williams shared her quilt top, Short Cake Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew.  What Stephanie loves about this pattern is that it only uses one jelly roll and one yard of fabric.  She made this using Gypsy Girl fabric.

Christine Copenhaver shared a vintage kimonos quilt top (grey background).  She is wanting suggestions and advise for quilting the negative space.  Her book, Necktie Quilts, is in stores now.  When asked about the development process, Christine it took approximately two years in development and an additional year to edit and publish.

Jennifer Haston shared her work in progress LOVE quilt.  On the back, she has the family's house with family members in various windows and includes a picket fence!  Soon to be a treasured heirloom!

Debby Lee shared two of her quilt projects.  One is a pixelated heart quilt top in blues with grey background.  Just needs the binding to be complete!  Great colors in her triangles quilt using grey, yellow, orange and aqua.

Jayne Willis shared her wonky quilt with shades of grey and pink.  Love the arrangement.

REMINDER - Holiday Party December 13 2014