The Michael Miller Challenge was a fantastic opportunity
for some of us to get our feet wet in quilt competition and entry.
It may have been the first time for some, but there are
also others who have entered shows previously.
Whichever the case, here is another opportunity to shine.
November 30th 2014 is the deadline for the QuiltCon Quilt Show, there are fabric and quilting challenges, as well as a variety of categories. You can even enter a quilt that has been made in the past four years! What a terrific way to be involved with Quiltcon and the MQG community.
This month's block is a variation of the Hugs and Kisses design, to be done in rich pinks and purples, with a white stripe. The block finishes at 4 1/2 inches and the tutorial is here.
The real pattern becomes apparent when you put multiple blocks together, like this:
To participate in the September BOM drawing you only need to make one of the 4 1/2 inch blocks, but since it's so easy, you may want to try your hand at making several. That way you'll have a better chance of winning them all.
21 members and 5 guests were present. Our guests included 3 members of the newly formed Lakeland Modern Quilt Guild. Glad you could join us, and welcome to MQG!
BLOCK OF THE MONTH
Last month's blocks were won by Michelle!
Alejandrina showed September's block of the month. For the tutorial, click here.
MICHAEL MILLER CHALLENGE
Regular show-and-tell did not take place, due to our auction, but members showed their completed quilts for the Michael Miller fabric challenge.
The rest of our meeting was taken up by our first ever auction! There were some great bargains to be had, and we raised $1,118 for our education fund. Thanks so much to everyone for donating, organizing, and shopping!
Robert Kaufman is introducing one new color a day on Instagram to promote their new Kona cotton solids which got us thinking......what is YOUR favorite color? Are you more of a heliotrope person or an astral fan? Possibly you prefer the warm tones of terra-cotta or sangria?
Come on folks, prizes are involved! Leave a comment on this post answering what is your favorite color, what color is most represented in your fabric stash, what color is mainly in your wardrobe, and what is your least favorite color?
As we begin making our Festival of Trees quilt project a reality, here are a few answers to FAQ:
The main fabric collection chosen is called 25th and Pine by Basic Grey for Moda fabrics. It incorporates many great holiday patterns and colors. The bag of fabric provided will include light, medium and dark colors along with a fat 8th from this collection. You will also have white houndstooth fabric to use which coordinates with the background of the quilt.
Each guild member is asked to make a 6.5 inch block that will be incorporated into the final design of our quilt. There is no design requirement for your block. Pick any pattern to create your block that will be added to the tree. (Try searching Google or Pinterest for 6.5" block pattern ideas!) Have fun being creative.
Here's a quick sketch of design for this quilt:
A Modern Sampler Tree (Rough Draft made by Yanick in EQ7.)
You can make more than one block if you have enough remaining fabric in your bag. Try to incorporate white on the sides of one of your blocks when possible. You do not have to have a lot of white in your final block! (Extra blocks may be used to create a storage bag for the quilt auction winner.)
Bags with fabrics are available at Sew Days this month (7/7 in Maitland and 7/19 at Dr. Phillips) if you were unable to attend the July Guild Meeting. Contact Yanick by email or phone if you wish to have your set mailed directly to you.
Please use only the fabrics in the bags provided. If you need additional fabric, contact Yanick for assistance.
Blocks are due by August 6th. You can bring them to the August Guild meeting or mail them directly to Yanick.
Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
We look forward to seeing your block soon!