Saturday, May 19, 2018

May meeting recap

(This is a repost, apparently Blogger decided to eat the original post, so I have to rewrite it.)

First we would like to remind members of a few things. Finished quilts from the 2017 Bees (including Guild Bee, NewBee, and Summer Bee) are due at the June meeting. Quilts for our 2018 Pantone Color of the Year challenge are due at the August meeting. Signups are now open for Janet's bag workshop on August 25, please give or mail checks to Christine to reserve your spot.

First up, the Modern FMQ Quilt-A-Long. This month's theme was swirls and spirals, including woodgrain and squared motifs.
1A closeup1B closeup1C closeup
1E closeup1D closeup1F closeup

Then the beautiful quilts of Show and Tell!
2 show and tell3 show and tell
4 show and tell5 show and tell
6 show and tell7 show and tell
8 show and tell9 show and tell
10 show and tell11 show and tell
12 show and tell

Our challenge for this month was Dot Fabric Table Runners
13 dot fabric table runner challenge

And finally, this month the Guild Bee made blocks for Christine:
14 bee blocks

Friday, May 4, 2018

Modern FMQ QAL: May

Welcome to Month 5 of the Modern Free Motion Quilt Along! We are making "Swirls and Spirals" this month. This theme is an extension of last month; everyone is getting so much practice with curves! It can be tricky to achieve smooth curves, but if that is your goal, it will come with practice. Promise!
Whether you're a guild member or quilting along at home, please check the Google Doc for tutorial links. We've had a very high participation rate at our guild meetings! Yay! Check out the April meeting recap, written by Maggie, for some pictures.

It's free to join in! Click here to read all the info, and look forward to the June theme being released very soon.
-Jess Skultety, 2018 QAL Leader