Monday, October 15, 2018

October meeting recap!

Hello all! Time for another meeting recap. First, we'd like to remind members that we are now accepting dues for 2019.

This month was the final chance to turn in blocks for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt, with the theme of small piecing. We had lots of blocks come in!
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This is also the last month for the Modern Free Motion Quilting Quilt-A-Long, *sniff*. The theme was Geometrics. Completed sampler quilts are due at the March 2019 meeting, and you could win a prize!
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Here's what we saw in Show and Tell:
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Modern FMQ QAL: October

I don't know about you, but October (and our meeting tomorrow night - Wed. Oct. 3) snuck up on me! This is the LAST themed month for the Modern FMQ QAL. Please see the QAL page for further instructions on putting your quilt together.

This month's theme is geometrics. It's kind of a catch-all category - try something new with the suggested motifs, or quilt your own geometrics. At this point, you've probably got a few to choose from!

CJMQG members - we will be having a show and tell of samplers at the March 2019 meeting. Finish your sampler to be entered to win a big prize! Thank you so much to everyone for your excitement and participation!

-Jess Skultety
2018 Guild QAL Leader

Thursday, September 20, 2018

September meeting recap!

This month, our meeting was at Pennington Quilt Works. It began with a talk from guest speaker Chawne Kimber of Completely Cauchy. She spoke about her personal history as a quilter and showed us several quilts spanning that time.
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Then the regular meeting agenda began.. The blocks for our QuiltCon Charity Quilt have started rolling in. If you intend to make one (or more) they're due in October! Details are available on Bigtent or from Lindsay if you need them.
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Next was this month's Modern Free Motion Quilting Quilt-A-Long. The theme was pebbles and stones.

The Guild Bee sewed Christmas tree blocks for Maureen.
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Then Show and Tell, and lots of it!
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A special subset of Show and Tell: the students from Janet's Bag Making Boot Camp class and their bags!
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2018 Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

We had such a great time with the Pantone Color of the Year Challenge last year that we decided to do it again with this year's choice, Ultraviolet! The Sewing Room in Doylestown, PA generously donated a bolt of Kona to our guild to use. Participants received a fat quarter cut and were asked to make an 18x18" modern quilt. Here are the results..

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So many quilts! Amazing job, everyone!!