Tuesday, January 28, 2014

February Sew Day!

Hang out and sew with your awesome Modern Quilt Guild peeps February 15th.
Our next member sew day will take place at Bungalow Quilting!

It's at 646 W. Fond du Lac Street, Ripon, Wisconsin 54971

There is room for 12 to fit comfortably so sign up early!

RSVP via email or on our Facebook page.

For Sew Days with limited space (like this one), RSVP is mandatory. Mad Mod Quilt Guild members will be given priority, then non-members/guests are welcome as space permits. Any remaining spots will be open to guests 3 days before the event.

Judy has ironing boards and irons and two Berninas if needed, but feel free to bring your own machines.

Room for fabric cutting is limited so you may want to bring something you're already working on. Little things, yes; a whole quilt, not so much. Just envision tight space and sharp cutting tools...shudder...

She's supplying lunch: BBQ sandwich fixings + veggies.

AND 20% off fabric during the sew day

It should be the social event of the season so we really hope you can make it.

Please make sure to RSVP

Monday, January 27, 2014

Tea Cozies, please!

The Monona Library is celebrating it's 50th year - woohoo!

They are having several events throughout the year.  One is a Downton Abbey themed tea party on April 27. 

We are asking people to make tea cozies to auction off as a fundraiser for the library

Would any guild members be willing to make and donate a cozy? 

Here is a simple and awesome pattern but anything that anyone would make would be appreciated.

Please, dress us up in cozies, we're cold!

Bring them to the Mad Mod Quilt Guild meeting OR Drop them off at the Monona Library (in care of Jen) up to April 20th.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

February Block Lotto

Time for February's Block Lotto!

This month's palette is a frosty berry smoothie. Lilac, lavender, raspberry, blackberry, and orchid.

The block is called Patchwork Wheel and is available here.

When they are put together, an X's and O's pattern is formed giving a subtle Valentine's quilt.

A few notes for this quilt block:
  • Please use a light grey for the background/ corner fabrics. The circle effect is best achieved when this is a solid or very lightly patterned.
  • The pattern calls for using eight (8) 4.25" background squares with eight (8) 4.25" color squares. The method used for making the half square triangles results in 16 units. Only eight are needed per block. You could either use a different method for getting single half square triangle units or you could cut out another eight 3.5" purple squares and use the extra half square triangles to make an additional block!

How to play: Make up the block for the month following the pattern and color scheme. Make as many as you want as you will get an entry for every block you make! Bring all your finished blocks to the meeting on February 13th and we will draw a winner. If there are enough blocks to be divided, multiple winners will be drawn. The winner then gets all of those blocks to make a quilt (or similar project)! You can't win again until a completed project is presented. 

Have fun!

Friday, January 17, 2014

February Challenge!

Hello everyone! We are going to have a small challenge for the February meeting. One of our members, Marie, has generously given fat quarters (or more) of red fabric she acquired on a recent trip to India to those who wish to participate. The challenge is to use this fabric, with the addition of white or cream fabric, to make a mini quilt measuring 12"x12". If you did not receive any of this fabric, please feel free to join in by using any red and white fabric. There is no particular design required for this challenge. please bring your finished mini quilt to the meeting on February 13th. Can't wait to see them!


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Charity Longarm….
Sorry to be making this a general announcement…

Those of you who signed up as interested in helping quilt charity quilts at Gael's, please notify me as to a convenient date/time from the following list:
Wed. 1-29, 2-5 anytime
Thur 1-30, 2-6 after 2;30
Sat 2-1, 2-8 anytime

Gael is advising about 3 people at a time.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Charity News

An assortment of small (40"-60"-ish) Charity quilt tops are ready for quilting; are there any longarmers who would be willing to quilt one?
Is there anyone with one of those super-duper embroidery machines who would be willing to help design and then make quilt labels for our charity quilts?

January and February are the dates for completing these blocks:
1) pieced house with blue background, 15"
2) bright wonky star on white background, 15" or 8"
3) Quilts of Valor, 15" block split on diagonal…half white , half red/blue pieced stripes
4) inset or appliqued circles on the black and white checks
5) pieced white and one other solid color striped , 7" X 36"+

Please keep in mind guidelines/restrictions:
1) smoke free
2) pet hair-free
3) quilt shop quality 100% cotton
4) Quilts of Valor: no children's prints

Thank you…I would be happy to provide more details if needed…..