Friday, 18 October 2013

A successful second meeting

We set new records with attendance last night and we hope people had a good time. We talked a lot about the founding Modern Quilt Guild, started in LA in 2009, and our group joining up with other like minded quilters around the world. Elections will be held in January as well as having our annual membership dues start then.

Moving on to the fun stuff....

Nicole did the first block of the month demo, a disappearing 9 patch made modern. The rules for this one are simple; using

5  5” squares of WHITE solid
2  5” squares of colour A print
2  5” squares of colour B print

lay them out in ANY 3x3 configuration you like, sew them together then chop them in half vertically and horizontally and bring them to the November meeting. For every four mini-blocks you bring you will get a lottery ticket to win ALL the blocks. How fabulous is that? 

Three different layouts

Show and share brought loads of terrific quilts and things:

Brenda's version of the Spectrum school gym floor

Brian's pillow

Brian's quilt 
Brian also made a wallet but didn't pass that around!

Jeni's amazing skull, all free motion quilted

Margaret's fully reversible, quilt as you go puzzle quilt
Rosalie's first piece

Another piece by Rosalie

Not sure who is hiding behind this awesome one....
Ursula's piece using store bought bias tape leftover from a long time ago. 

Not pictured were a terrific hand pieced quilt featuring people and houses and Ruth had an Egyptian flag sewn into a moebius loop which when combined with a chair is called "Throne for a Loop".

Door prizes this month were kindly donated by our local fabric shops and we thank them very much. Brian, Gail, Karen, Margaret, Jane M., and Lois were all a little happier after winning. We would like to thank:

And of course many thanks to our host Linda at Satin Moon. 

Come see the fabulous mini quilts she has on display now for her Modern Challenge. 

See you next month, on November 21st! Happy quilting until then,

MQG Victoria

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