Monday, February 27, 2012

February 2012 Philly MQG Meeting

What a fun meeting we had this month, yet again!

Monthly Challenge:
We shared our challenge projects made using scraps from last meeting's swap!  The idea was to create a "Scrappy Modern" project incorporating either improvisation or asymmetry (or both!).
Tricia made two projects- A curved pieced wall
hanging using a pattern from Pretty in Patchwork: Doll Quilts...

...and two pot holders! Can you guess who's scraps she got?

Sue's exquisite scrap mini quilt

Andrew's miniature pixel scrap quilt based on
 Oh Fransson's interfacing technique.
Yes, all the large areas of white are all small squares!

Janet gets scrappy!  She used asymmetry AND improv, and
she really used negative space well too!

Then we unveiled our next swap...
Make 6 Japanese + and x quilt blocks to swap at the March meeting!  (If you want to make more than 6, we'll swap the extras too.)

How FUN!!!!!!

Bobbi showed us examples and gave us a handout with directions.  (Thank you, Bobbi!!)

You can find a tutorial here.

Next was Show and tell:

Jill, a guest all the way from
Lancaster showed us this beauty!

Cathy working on the binding for a charity quilt.
Sharon shows off her creation, using a bundle of fabrics
selected by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts.

Cathy struggled with the instructions for this quilt
(there was a step missing), but in the end it turned out great!

Anna's amazing string-pieced Hope Valley quilt.

Everyone "ooh-ed" and "ahh-ed" over the fabric selection!

Anna's completed soft curves table
runner came our stunning!

Cybele's Kaleidoscope quilt.  She used an
IKEA duvet cover for the backing!  Genius!

Charity Project:
Angie shared a charity project that we will be working on. We’re making "I Spy" quilts for children. We worked together to iron, cut and pre-assemble 5 inch squares of novelty prints to be used to make 9-patch blocks. We all took some home to work on for the next meeting.  We plan to put a modern spin on these quilts, which we will unveil when they are further along.


The AQS Lancaster Quilt show will be held March 14-16  Please post in forums if you’re interested in 
arranging a car pool. 

The Lancaster Quilt Show will be held at the same time as the AQS show.
This one is at the Lancaster Host Resort

County Line Quilters is having their quilt show 3/24 and 3/25.

There’s a new shop opening soon!  It’s called the Round Bobbin Quilt Shop in Horsham, PA. Soft opening: 3/17. Grand opening: later in the spring/summer.
Email Sue Wilkin Edelman at  to get on the mailing list. 

The Modern Quilt Guild will be having its first ever conference next February.

Where to find out more:

Twitter: @PhillyMQG 

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