Monday, April 15, 2013

Longarm Instruction Class

Hi All!

This Sunday, April 21st, Jen from The Electric Needle will be holding a longarm quilting demonstration for us! You will have a chance to try both the computerized and manual driven methods yourself. The class is being held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and is $20. Thread and practice fabric is included with this. Space is limited to 12 so please sign up using the link below.

The class fee will be paid to Jen the day of the event. You will be sent a ticket after registering for a seat but there is no need to print this. I will keep a list of attendees.

If you are unable to attend this event, please let me know! If there is enough interest, another class may be held.

Have a good week!

~ Andria

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Quilt Show Update - How to Hang Your Quilt

Good Evening, 

Reminder!  Our first quilt show is coming up!  More information on that HERE.

Please bring your quilt to our April meeting so our volunteers can collect them to install at our quilt show!!

Monthly Meeting

Wednesday April 24th 
Sequoya Library 

Meeting Room A
4340 Tokay Blvd - Madison, WI

Quilt show May/June 2013

Alicia Ashman Library 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 
Set up April 30th 6:00pm - Take down June 29th time TBD

Here are photos illustrating how one MMQG member prepared her quilts to be hung at the Alicia Ashman Library...

Two examples of ways you can prepare your quilt for hanging on Art display hooks.  

This is very similar to the display system at Ashman Library

Example of Art hung on a display system similar to Ashman Library

I hope this helps you to prepare your quilt for the big show!  I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.  - Wendy

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sunday Sew Day

The April 14th Sew Day at Millhouse Quilts is canceled. I'm wondering if the fact that these Sunday sew days are limited by shorter store hours is deterring attendees? Does anyone have ideas for locations that would open up the sewing time to more hours on a Sunday? let me know what you think!


Monday, April 1, 2013

Paper Piecing with Kristin!

At our March meeting (last Wed evening), our very own Kristin gave a marvelous paper piecing demo and trunk show!

If you missed it, or would like to relive it, I've got a little synopsis. :)

First, gather your supplies:
- sewing machine
- thread
- fabric of various pieces
- paper for foundation (trace/copy/print pattern onto the paper, thin paper is recommended)
- cutting equipment (rotary cutter, mat, ruler)
- iron and pressing surface
- pins
- seam ripper (useful for pulling paper from tight spaces, not just fixing mistakes)
- tape (for repairing pattern as necessary)

Next, pick out a piece of fabric for the spot labeled 1. Pin it in place. Then choose a piece of fabric for the spot labeled 2. Align fabrics on the pattern and stitch along the line between spots 1 and 2. Be sure to stitch a little ways on either end of the line too. Continue adding pieces until the block is complete.
(More detailed instructions.)

Finally, figure out what you're going to do with all your paper pieced blocks!

Thanks so much for sharing, Kristin!