January Meeting Highlights

It’s a New Year and we’re looking forward to growing as a guild, starting with our new location.  This month members sewed their hearts out in a Jelly Roll Race. What a fun way to complete a quilt top!

Malinda’s ready to ROLL!
There was some serious sewing going on…
A beautiful sample of the day’s productivity. 

Business:

Guild elections are coming, and your Guild needs YOU! Nominations are being accepted through February for the upcoming year. (Guild year runs April 1 to April 1). Elections will be held at the March 8th meeting. Nominations can be made through the Guild email or Big Ideas Box. 
We will be displaying our modern quilts in the Quiltfest Destination Savannah (GA) show in March. Your list of quilt submissions must be turned in to Pat W. by noon January 20th. Check your email for details.
Members signed up to White Glove and man the Raffle Quilt table at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest. You will need to provide your own white gloves. PLEASE mark your calendars and show up for your allotted time. Questions? Contact Lise S. or email us.
NEXT MONTH:
~ Don’t forget to come to our new location
~February’s Block of the Month is the Striped Diamonds Block. We will also be drawing for January’s Bookshelf Block. Make as many blocks as you’d like for more chances to win!
~ Come with your nominations for next year’s Officers & Chairs. Elections will be held at March’s meeting.
~ During February’s program we’ll learn all about fusing from Lise S. You don’t want to miss it!

Happy 2014!

December Meeting Highlights

The PMQG closed out the year with a party, which seems fitting as we complete our first full year as a guild! It’s been a lot of fun getting to know everyone, and we’re looking forward to more fun together in the new year ahead.

This group never fails to make the cutest stuff for our Swaps!




Business:

The PMQG has a new meeting place! Check the “Meetings” tab for more information and directions. 

Guild elections are coming, and your Guild needs YOU! Nominations are being accepted through February for the upcoming year. Elections will be held at the March 8th meeting. Open positions are listed in December’s meeting Minutes. Not on Facebook? Email us and a copy will be emailed to you. 

We will be displaying our modern quilts in the Quiltfest Destination Savannah (GA) show in March. That’s plenty of time to finish up your modern beauties to show off! Please have an idea of how many quilts and what sizes you plan to display at the January meeting.

Show & Tell

Beth’s self-designed Star wallhanging 
Barb made this festive tree wallhanging


NEXT MONTH:
~ We meet in our new location!

~January’s Block of the Month is the Bookshelf Block.
~ Come with your nominations for next year’s Officers & Chairs.

~ January’s program is a Jelly Roll Race. You will need to bring:
                 -One Jelly Roll (or equivalent) package of strips, sewn end to end. 

                 -Your sewing machine
                 -Several pre-filled bobbins
                 -Scissors
                 -A paper bag or empty plastic shopping bag for trash


Happy New Year!

December Meeting Highlights

The PMQG closed out the year with a party, which seems fitting as we complete our first full year as a guild! It’s been a lot of fun getting to know everyone, and we’re looking forward to more fun together in the new year ahead.

This group never fails to make the cutest stuff for our Swaps!

Business:

The PMQG has a new meeting place! Check the “Meetings” tab for more information and directions. 

Guild elections are coming, and your Guild needs YOU! Nominations are being accepted through February for the upcoming year. Elections will be held at the March 8th meeting. Open positions are listed in December’s meeting Minutes. Not on Facebook? Email us and a copy will be emailed to you. 

We will be displaying our modern quilts in the Quiltfest Destination Savannah (GA) show in March. That’s plenty of time to finish up your modern beauties to show off! Please have an idea of how many quilts and what sizes you plan to display at the January meeting.
Show & Tell

Beth’s self-designed Star wallhanging 
Barb made this festive tree wallhanging

NEXT MONTH:
~ We meet in our new location!
~January’s Block of the Month is the Bookshelf Block.
~ Come with your nominations for next year’s Officers & Chairs.
~ January’s program is a Jelly Roll Race. You will need to bring:
                 -One Jelly Roll (or equivalent) package of strips, sewn end to end. 

                 -Your sewing machine
                 -Several pre-filled bobbins
                 -Scissors
                 -A paper bag or empty plastic shopping bag for trash

Happy New Year!

November Meeting Highlights

Members gambled colorful strips in hopes of winning big during this month’s game of Strip Poker. These ladies are SERIOUS about fabric! 


There were some beautiful quilts revealed from this year’s Quilt-Along. Way to go, ladies!  


Show &Tell

Tricia fashioned this modern quilt from traditional fabrics

Lise made this stunning quilt in a class with Nancy Crow 

Katie’s bright jelly roll quilt
Gwen made this fun Seek-n-Find quilt for a new baby

Gala’s beautiful charm quilt

Barb fashioned this bag from her block-of-the-month winnings

Business: 
Guild elections are coming, and your Guild needs YOU! Nominations are being accepted for Guild Officers for the upcoming year. Descriptions of offices and other non-elected positions will be available at December’s meeting. 

Our Raffle Quilt is almost ready to piece together! If you have any blocks left to turn in, please get them to Lise or Joy as quickly as possible. 

We will be displaying our modern quilts in the Quiltfest Destination Savannah (GA) show in March. That’s plenty of time to finish up your modern beauties to show off. More details to come!



NEXT MONTH:
~ December’s meeting will be our Holiday Party. Bring a holiday snack to share!
~ December’s Block of the Month is a brightly colored Chevron Block
~ The holiday Swap will be items made with modern holiday fabric. PLEASE WRAP YOUR SWAP ITEMS. 


Reminders:
~ Please continue to bring in your NICU quilts. 
~ Meeting Minutes can be found on our Facebook page. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes via email at peninsulamqg[at]gmail[dot]com.

Happy sewing!

November Meeting Highlights

Members gambled colorful strips in hopes of winning big during this month’s game of Strip Poker. These ladies are SERIOUS about fabric! 

There were some beautiful quilts revealed from this year’s Quilt-Along. Way to go, ladies!  

Show &Tell

Tricia fashioned this modern quilt from traditional fabrics

Lise made this stunning quilt in a class with Nancy Crow 

Katie’s bright jelly roll quilt
Gwen made this fun Seek-n-Find quilt for a new baby

Gala’s beautiful charm quilt

Barb fashioned this bag from her block-of-the-month winnings

Business: 
Guild elections are coming, and your Guild needs YOU! Nominations are being accepted for Guild Officers for the upcoming year. Descriptions of offices and other non-elected positions will be available at December’s meeting. 

Our Raffle Quilt is almost ready to piece together! If you have any blocks left to turn in, please get them to Lise or Joy as quickly as possible. 

We will be displaying our modern quilts in the Quiltfest Destination Savannah (GA) show in March. That’s plenty of time to finish up your modern beauties to show off. More details to come!
NEXT MONTH:
~ December’s meeting will be our Holiday Party. Bring a holiday snack to share!
~ December’s Block of the Month is a brightly colored Chevron Block
~ The holiday Swap will be items made with modern holiday fabric. PLEASE WRAP YOUR SWAP ITEMS. 

Reminders:
~ Please continue to bring in your NICU quilts. 
~ Meeting Minutes can be found on our Facebook page. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes via email at peninsulamqg[at]gmail[dot]com.

Happy sewing!

October Meeting Highlights

This month’s program sent members to Basics Boot Camp, where we brushed up on basic skills and learned some new tricks as we rotated through five stations. A big thank you to the ladies who shared with our troops!

    


Our first Guild Challenge yielded stunning results as members depicted the weather in fabric. From Aurora Borealis to the Green Flash, each quilt is a work of art. Congratulations, ladies on a beautiful job! 


Business: 

Our winter Quilt Show has been postponed until further notice.

Our Raffle Quilt is almost ready to piece together! If you have any blocks left to turn in, please get them to Lise or Joy as quickly as possible. 

Members voted to display our modern quilts in the Quiltfest Destination Savannah (GA) show in March. That’s plenty of time to finish up your modern beauties to show off. More details to come!


Show &Tell

Cathey’s sweet matching pillow & quilt. 

Gwen’s “Don’t Know If I’m Coming or Going” triangle quilt. 

Joy’s quilted backpack purse. 

Yvette’s two-sided quilt is pretty from any angle!

NEXT MONTH:
~ We’ll take a fun break from the holiday rush to play another round of Strip Poker! To participate, bring at least 12  2.5″ strips (x width of fabric). Fabrics must be white plus another color.  And save your winnings – we’ll be doing something fun with them at January’s meeting. 🙂 Here are some pretty examples of white and another color Malinda put together. Black and white are okay, too.


~ November’s Block of the Month are Small Tree blocks. For each entry, please make 4 blocks. You can download the pattern HERE.
~November’s Swap will be items made with modern holiday fabric. Please WRAP YOUR SWAP ITEMS. 

~ The Quilt-Along reveal is finally here! If you swapped strips for the Quilt Along back in March, bring your finished projects to November’s meeting so we can applaud your creativity.

Reminders:

~ NICU quilts are being held to display as a group at the December open house. Please continue to bring them in!
~ Meeting Minutes can be found on our Facebook page. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes via email at peninsulamqg[at]gmail[dot]com. 

October Meeting Highlights

This month’s program sent members to Basics Boot Camp, where we brushed up on basic skills and learned some new tricks as we rotated through five stations. A big thank you to the ladies who shared with our troops!

    

Our first Guild Challenge yielded stunning results as members depicted the weather in fabric. From Aurora Borealis to the Green Flash, each quilt is a work of art. Congratulations, ladies on a beautiful job! 

Business: 
Our winter Quilt Show has been postponed until further notice.

Our Raffle Quilt is almost ready to piece together! If you have any blocks left to turn in, please get them to Lise or Joy as quickly as possible. 

Members voted to display our modern quilts in the Quiltfest Destination Savannah (GA) show in March. That’s plenty of time to finish up your modern beauties to show off. More details to come!

Show &Tell

Cathey’s sweet matching pillow & quilt. 

Gwen’s “Don’t Know If I’m Coming or Going” triangle quilt. 

Joy’s quilted backpack purse. 

Yvette’s two-sided quilt is pretty from any angle!

NEXT MONTH:
~ We’ll take a fun break from the holiday rush to play another round of Strip Poker! To participate, bring at least 12  2.5″ strips (x width of fabric). Fabrics must be white plus another color.  And save your winnings – we’ll be doing something fun with them at January’s meeting. 🙂 Here are some pretty examples of white and another color Malinda put together. Black and white are okay, too.

~ November’s Block of the Month are Small Tree blocks. For each entry, please make 4 blocks. You can download the pattern HERE.
~November’s Swap will be items made with modern holiday fabric. Please WRAP YOUR SWAP ITEMS. 
~ The Quilt-Along reveal is finally here! If you swapped strips for the Quilt Along back in March, bring your finished projects to November’s meeting so we can applaud your creativity.

Reminders:

~ NICU quilts are being held to display as a group at the December open house. Please continue to bring them in!
~ Meeting Minutes can be found on our Facebook page. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes via email at peninsulamqg[at]gmail[dot]com. 

Join Us for Basics Boot Camp!

Join us this Saturday for our October meeting! We’ll revisit some timeless techniques and a new trick or two at our Basics Boot Camp. Members will rotate through stations brushing up on basic skills and sharing what they know. You don’t want to miss it!

What to bring:
Weather Challenge quilts are due this month! Each entry must include:
   – $1 Entry Fee

   –  A label on the quilt back
   –  Artist’s Statement with your name, town, weather type chosen and a little bit about why        you chose it.
Challenge quilts will be displayed at December’s Quilt Showcase.
~October’s Block of the Month is the Wacky Nine Patch
~Show & Tell. We love seeing what you’ve been up to.

Reminders:
~ Quilt-Along participants (who swapped strips at our March meeting): Create anything you want from your blocks.  Your finished projects are due at the NOVEMBER meeting. Directions for making your blocks are HERETIP: Be sure the first seam you rip out is a dark fabric and work down from there.

~ Please bring your finished NICU quilts and PeaPods  to any meeting. Details can be found on the “Projects” tab above!
~ Meeting Minutes can be found on our Facebook page. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes by emailing us at peninsulamqg [at] gmail [dot] com. 

See you Saturday!

Join Us for Basics Boot Camp!

Join us this Saturday for our October meeting! We’ll revisit some timeless techniques and a new trick or two at our Basics Boot Camp. Members will rotate through stations brushing up on basic skills and sharing what they know. You don’t want to miss it!

What to bring:
Weather Challenge quilts are due this month! Each entry must include:
   – $1 Entry Fee
   –  A label on the quilt back
   –  Artist’s Statement with your name, town, weather type chosen and a little bit about why        you chose it.
Challenge quilts will be displayed at December’s Quilt Showcase.
~October’s Block of the Month is the Wacky Nine Patch
~Show & Tell. We love seeing what you’ve been up to.

Reminders:
~ Quilt-Along participants (who swapped strips at our March meeting): Create anything you want from your blocks.  Your finished projects are due at the NOVEMBER meeting. Directions for making your blocks are HERETIP: Be sure the first seam you rip out is a dark fabric and work down from there.

~ Please bring your finished NICU quilts and PeaPods  to any meeting. Details can be found on the “Projects” tab above!
~ Meeting Minutes can be found on our Facebook page. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes by emailing us at peninsulamqg [at] gmail [dot] com. 

See you Saturday!

August Meeting Highlights




This month’s special guest was the lovely
 Alison Glass, fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. Alison shared her process for transferring her art from paper to fabric. She also brought some of her own beautiful quilts and fun fabrics. 

A behind-the-scenes look at fabric design.

Alison’s “Lucky Penny” quilt won Peoples’ Choice at QuiltCon


One of Alison’s NEW embroidery designs. 
Members enjoy seeing some of Alison’s creations.

Thank you so much, Alison for sharing your talent with us!

Business:
~Gala, Katie and Malinda turned in these adorable quilts for the Riverside NICU. 


~ Blocks for our first Raffle Quilt are coming in! Background fabric was passed out at July’s meeting. You can find the tutorial for making the Wonky Shoo Fly blocks by clicking on the “Projects” tabs above. Blocks are DUE at September’s meeting

~ The PMQG will host its first guild Quilt Show in December in conjunction with Nancy’s open house. All members are encouraged to enter at least one modern quilt. Finish those modern UFOs and support your Guild!


Show & Tell

Barb’s been a busy bee making this fun tote and fun quilts!
















Cathy’s sweet quilt looks like summer. 


The Rail Fence BOM inspired Katie to make this quilt.



















Nadine’s quilt is bursting with color!

Malinda was sporting this fun tote made with ultra-suede.




















NEXT MONTH:
~ Our own Nancy of Nancy’s Calico Patch will share about experiencing  the International Quilt Market. 
~ September’s Block of the Month is an Improv Star Block
~September’s Swap is MODERN Christmas fabrics. Bring as many fat quarters as you would like to swap. These will be a great start for making November’s Swap item (to be announced).



Reminders:
~ Quilt-Along participants (who swapped strips at our March meeting): Create anything you want from your blocks.  Your finished projects are due at the OCTOBER meeting. Directions for making your blocks are HERETIP: Be sure the first seam you rip out is a dark fabric and work down from there.

Weather Challenge quilts are due at October’s meeting. Challenge quilts will be displayed at December’s Quilt Show!

~ Please bring your finished NICU quilts and PeaPods  to any meeting. Details can be found on the “Projects” tab above!

~ Meeting Minutes can be found on our Facebook page. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes by emailing us at peninsulamqg [at] gmail [dot] com. 

See you in September!