Sunday, December 30, 2012

December 2012 Meeting

Decembers meeting was busy and a lot of fun. The Madrona Road Challenge for MQG was announced. Michelle Kochan was spotlighted and there are lots of photos to come.

We held a White Elephant Gift Exchange where you could bring anything quilting or sewing related for exchanging.


There was lots of laughter.

Some stealing.


 And some white elephant gifts!






We also had some great show and tell.


Bobbi's Christmas table runner:


 Denise's Snowflake quilt:


Danette's owl pouches:



Anna Z's value quilt:

 And the back was so beautiful too:

 Denise's Helix Quilt:


 Heather was working on a table runner:


Kathy showed a vintage quilt she found:


Pat's Kaffe quilt:


 and the gorgeous backing:


 Nancy's charity quilt for kids:


Our next meeting will be January 15th and we will be having our Holiday Angel's Swap!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

PMQG announces Madrona Road Challenge

Last night at our December meeting the Madrona Road Challenge for the Modern Quilt Guild was announced and fabric was distributed. The Modern Quilt Guild has chosen Madrona Road by Violet Craft as their latest fabric challenge. I forgot to get a photo of all the lovely fabric as it was being distributed but here is a sampling of what was distributed.




 Our guild has decided to use paper piecing as our theme for the challenge. You may make any size or shape project but you should use paper piecing to assemble it. Here are some great resources for paper piecing:


http://sewhooked.com/paper-piecing-resources/

http://pinterest.com/galej/paper-piecing/

http://charisecreates.blogspot.com/2011/12/apple-tutorial-and-pattern-here.html

http://charisecreates.blogspot.com/2012/03/design-studio-sew-out-loud-quilt-along.html


also:

http://freezeframe03.blogspot.com/2011/09/paper-piecing-tutorial.html

http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=1156

http://www.quilterscache.com/StartQuiltingPages/startquiltingthree.html

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2012/03/paper-piecing-sprout-block-tutorial/





The only restrictions is to please add only other solids or Madrona Road prints.

The PMQG challenge deadline will be our February Meeting. However, if you would like to enter in the Modern Quilt Guild Challenge here on their Flickr page, the deadline is January 31st. Please ask if you have any questions. Have fun!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sewing day at Sew Smart Fabrics

Last Sunday afternoon, members of PMQG got together for some sewing and shopping at Sew Smart Fabrics in Doylestown. A good time was had by all!

Andrew helped his mother sew a binding.

Kari worked on a quilt for her couch.


Becky worked on Christmas Stockings


Chad was making a really cool asymmetrical scarf


And Andrew was working on his own quilt.


Lots of shopping, chatting and fun!