Saturday, February 22, 2014

March Block Lotto

"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." - Pedro Calderon de la Barca
I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I am ready for a change of seasons! I've got all things green in my thoughts including this month's block for the lotto.

Two palettes of lovely verdant tones.

The pattern this month is the Ribbon Star Block. This one is a smidge on the trickier side as there are quite a few pieces to keep track of and line up, but I know you can do it! The finished block is 12.5 inches. No restrictions on this 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 March 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!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Is it time to makeover our branding?

Good Evening Mad Mod Quilters!

At the last meeting we discussed the idea of creating  new, updated branding.  We have had a SURGE in membership since our logo was first created and we've officially joined The Modern Quilt Guild so it might be time for a refresh.

We need a logo that is...
  • Re-sizable - so it can be made into a huge poster or tiny button.  A vector graphic would be ideal!
  • A .png option so the background is clear
  • You pick the color palette! 
  • Multiple design submissions and color palettes are acceptable
  • A black and white option would be rad
  • We need a coordinating Blogger header, Facebook header, and blog button
  • We will not accept hand drawings.   We are not graphic designers and don't necessarily have the skills needed to translate your drawing into a computer graphic.   Please have a design ready to use on the internet.
  • Be original, we're not looking for another logo with the Capitol building in it. 
Ideally, we'd like to see the submissions in person, presented by YOU at the May meeting.  

You're welcome show sneak peaks of your ideas ahead of time by posting on our Modern Quilt Guild Community site or on our Facebook page. 

If you are unable to attend the May meeting and have a design you'd like to submit please email a .pdf to by Monday May 5th.

Voting will only be done IN PERSON at our May Meeting.  Do you love the current logo? That will be an option on the ballot too.  We can't wait to see what YOU come up with!  

Check out logo inspiration on Pinterest.

Happy quilting.

Charity blocks

Charity Quilt Blocks…..indeed , Mad Mod, it's the end of the road for many of our quilt blocks….please turn these in at the February meeting:

1. bright wonky stars on white, 8" or 15"
2.  pieced house on blue background, 15"
3. bright circle inset/appliqued on the given black and white checked block
4.  ugly fabric plus black improv 15"
5. made stripes, solid plus white 7.5" by 31"

Due at this meeting or March:
on the diagonal 1/2 white, 1/2 striped red, navy, royal  15" block
This is for quilts of valor and will be a larger quilt so we need more blocks…no metallic or juvenile

14" superhero blocks made with kits handed out in January.  There are still more available

As alway remember guidelines:
*new, quilt-shop quality cotton
*no smoke or pet hair
*if possible, return scraps over 1" with the block
*have fun!

The 5 partially completed quilts that you saw in January are in various stages of quilting/binding!  We are awaiting a new logo so that labels can be made and then off they go!

See you Thursday!