Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sewing Night at Cloth and Bobbin

The Philly Modern Quilt Guild had its first sewing night of the New Year on Friday, January 27, 2012.  Several of us spent the evening sewing, chatting and shopping at Cloth and Bobbin in Narberth.  Thanks to Johanna for inviting us!

 Anna spent the evening hand sewing 2 quilts.  She's sewing the binding on her Central Park quilt.

Eileen hand sewing and Danette piecing using cool shades of blue, gray and green.  That’s Johanna in the back sitting at the desk!

Angie worked on a star quilt. 

We loved her color choice!

Janet plugged away at a jelly roll quilt blocks, but she didn’t use a jelly roll, she used fabric from her stash!

Sher worked on finishing one of the T-Shirt quilts she made for her children.

And of course the photographer didn’t take pictures of her own work!  Michelle worked on ½ square triangles for a Kate Spain Central Park quilt, then a little free motion practice.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Philly MQG February 2012 "Scrappy Modern" Challenge Announcement

Our next challenge is inspired by the upcoming Modern Quilt Guild Showcase (http://callforentriesmodernquilts.com) and we are hoping that it encourages our members to try something new.  Here are the details of the challenge:

Use the scraps you received in the swap in January (if you didn't participate in the swap, just go into your own fabrics/scraps and randomly fill a quart-sized zip-top bag of your own scraps to use).

You may add ONE solid fabric (optional - if you can complete your quilt top with only scraps, more power to you!)

Backing and binding can be anything you want (but wouldn't a scrappy binding be awesome for this challenge?)

Make a "modern" quilt project using one (or both) of the following two modern quilt "themes": Improvisational piecing and/or Asymmetry.

Our challenge does not have a specific size requirement; however, if you are interested in entering your quilt in the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase, which will be held at the International Quilt Festival in Houston this fall, then you must make your quilt 36" square or larger. Entries for the modern quilt guild showcase are due March 2nd and details for submission are at: http://callforentriesmodernquilts.com (optional)

Challenge pieces for the Philly Guild will be due at our February meeting on February 21.

Also, this challenge provides a perfect opportunity for those of you who blog or use Flickr to participate in the Stitched in Color "Scrap Attack Quilt-Along".

Scrap Attack Quilt-Along

If you have any questions feel free to e-mail the officers at phillymodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Have fun!