Susan also acknowledged all of the guild members that contributed to Quilts for Quakes. Quilts for Quakes sent 30 quilts to Japan, raised $2825 directly for Mercy Corps, plus $660 via the Craft Party at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in June. Thank you for all the fabric donations, sewing, and quilting! The final few quilts will be going to Bradley-Angle House, in two waves as the last volunteers finish them. We will be posting a little more about Bradley-Angle House soon.
Our ten minute tute this month was all about making your own name tag. After seeing all of the beautiful ones at the Sewing Summit this year we thought it would be fun for our guild to make their own. This is my name tag I made for the Summit.
Here's a few name tags from the Sewing Summit. You can see the variety in style and size aren't they fun!
At next months meeting we will have a mixer to share everyone's name tags. If you missed this months meeting we do have pin backs for you to use but in the meantime you can use a good ole safety pin or make a lanyard like Angela did above.
Now onto Show and Tell we had a lot of beautiful quilts this month! But really, I think we always do, so I might be biased.
Paula Wessells Garden Auction quilt, garden designed by Kindergarten students and Paula's first time doing applique.
Kelly Cole brought her Retro Bento quilt. Kelly used vintage fabrics for this.
Rachel Kerley shared her example from a quilting demo she and Cherri did at Modern Domestic for the shop's new quilting frame.
Rachel also shared this Triangle Quilt she made using fellow member Jill's TabSlot templates.
She also showed this top she made using the scraps. One or both of these will be going to the Children's Relief Nursery.
Anne Matlak's River Quilt a beautiful log cabin.
Amorette's Art Gallery Improv Quilt which is a charity quilt and she had a lot of fun with the improv blocks.
Christina Cameli's Double Disappearing Nine Patch quilt top.
Also, her first Spoonflower fabric design of Selvages on Steroids!
Cherri Langley also brought in some Spoonflower fabric First Color Chart which is a copy of the first commercially designed color chart from 1680 fabric by Peagreengirl.
Linda Nussbaum shared two quilts this month I-Spy for Henry who was just born in December and
this Love Summertime Stars quilt top pattern by Fig Tree Quilts.
Aly Good's La Tortuga Quilt. Look closely, you'll be able to see that the turtle shell is three dimensional and there's lovely quilting detail.
Jen Carlton-Bailly shared her Quilted Weekender Bag. Congratulations to Jen the new Social Media Coordinator for the Modern Quilt Guild!
Alexandra Kloch shared her quick and easy snugly blanket that's backed with Minky.
Also, Ale brought this mini snowflake quilt.
A few of our members are teaching classes in the upcoming weeks:
At Modern Domestic
January 21 Half-square triangles
January 28 Spiderweb
February 1 Dresden plate
Daniela Caine: Sewing with Japanese Patterns - February 6
At Pendleton Woolen Mills
January 28 Figgy’s Jacket class -
January 28 Figgy’s Jacket class -
January 28 Scrap class (sunglasses case + draft snake)
January 29 Adjustable Dog Coat
February 5 Wine Bottle Cozy + Coasters
February 12 Michelle tote bag
One more item to announce and then I'm done I promise. Our next All Day Sew will be on February 4th at Fabric Depot so mark your calendars! We'll have more details for you soon.