Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Serger Workshop

Happy March!! It's almost Spring!

And this coming Saturday is SEW DAY and also St. Patrick's Day and also Angie's Birthday!!  You didn't hear it from me. ;)

March's Sew Day is also our Serger Workshop day.  I know a lot of us have been looking forward to this for some time.  Our instructor's name is Cathy Pierce.  The class will begin at 12:30 but please try to be there by noon to set up your work station.  
**The class fee for non-TylerMQG members will be $10.

These are the instructions for the class with what to bring and everything.

If you don't want to participate in the class, that's ok!  Please don't miss sew day.  We have plenty of room at TASCA for everyone!

For Questions, please contact Rhonda Chapman @ itsallgoodddd@yahoo.com
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

February Meeting

Our February meeting will be on Thursday, February, 22, 2018 starting at 4:30 and ending at 7:30.  Same bat time, same bat channel :)

It is not canceled.  

New Year, New Leadership and Lots of Plans!

Hello Modern Quilters!
Let's start off the new year with a recap of January's events.

January 2018 started out with a change in leadership for our guild.  Tricia Harvey stepped down as President, for medical reasons, after forming the original group and being the leader and then guild President for 3 1/2 years total.  
Susan Gutierrez, our faithful Vice President (I) moved into that position per the guilds by laws at the first TMQG board meeting of the year.
Tricia requested to be voted in for Vice President (I) whose duties include communication and social media, by the board.  The board voted Tricia in by a unanimous vote.

Our January Sew Day was held January 20th where we had 2 guests and one of them joined our guild.  Everyone welcome Mendy Brittian when you see her at the next meeting or Sew Day.

Teri Brooks and Melanie Dossey showed the completed Quiltcon Charity Quilt and it was awesome!!  Everyone involved did such a wonderful job.  We are proud that it will  be hanging at Quiltcon Pasadena this year.  

Tricia Harvey announced that the board has decided on 3 charities to support this year.  The first is Covered In Love, Kat Drinkwater's charity to provide quilts to patients of ETMC who will die while they are there in the hospital.  The quilts provide comfort to the patients and families and help to cheer the room.  The block requested for each month will be showcased here on this blog and at our meetings.  We will collect all blocks made and send them to Kat in one package.
The second charity is TASCA - Tyler Area Senior Citizens Association.  We have been asked to provide handmade items for prizes for their game nights, auctions and raffles.  
The third charity is the Small Kennel Quilt Project. We will be providing 12 x 18 inch finished kennel pads for small animals that are in shelters.  Some have been displaced by hurricanes, wild fires, or floods.  Donations of batting and cheerful fabric are always welcome.  Susan will have the box of precut batting and fabrics at our Sew Days for anyone needing a quick project to work on.

**Please be sure to show the charity projects you have completed each month during show and tell.**

Teri Brooks announced our Skill Builder Quilt for this year.  It is the Modern Sunset Quilt from PileOFabric.com.  This is for everyone to work at their own pace and you can complete as few or as many blocks as you'd like.  Bring them to Sew Day if you need help.

Susan reminded us that Maker Faire is coming up on Saturday, April 28th and we will have a booth there again with several sewing machines, teaches children and adults how to make a 4 patch block.  We hope everyone will be excited to volunteer for this great community teaching project.  There will be sign up sheets at future meetings.

Show and Tell:

Our Program tonight was a Modern Approach to English Paper Piecing taught by Beckey Prior and Rhonda Chapman.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

July Meeting and Show and Tell

July meeting with incredibly talented quilters and our fearless leader has a microphone.   

Show and Tell


Pictures from the finished blocks of the Improv round-robin quilt. If you would like more information on participating or have questions how this works contact June.


AUGUST 24, 2017 - AT TASCA

4:30-5:30 pm Sew/Socialize
5:30-6:30 pm Business Meeting
6:30-7:30 pm Program

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July Monthly Meeting - New Format

Monthly Meeting is this Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Starting July our meetings will have a new format.  

4:30-5:30 pm  - Sew/Socialize (in Kitchen Area)
5:30-6:30 pm - Business Meeting / 
                Show and Tell (in Auditorium)
6:30-7:30 pm - Program (in Auditorium)

July Program:  
Demonstrate how to
make half square triangles or rectangles.
Everyone bring examples of their tecnique

Don't forget to bring items for the free exchange table.  

Please come and join us.

See you there.  

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

My Favorite Quilting Blogs - What's yours?

Here are a few favorite quilting blogs/websites/resource sites to read.  What are yours?

1. Tall Grass Prairies Studio - This is Jacquie Gering's blog.  It is just fantastic.  She has great insights

2. Film In The Fridge - Very creative modern quilts and lots of inspiration. Ashley has lots of great tutorials for quilts, clothing and things to make around the house.

3. Stitched in Color - Rachel Hauser has a very involved blog.  Fun tutorial - http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2011/12/herringbone-block-tutorial.html

4 - Cluck Cluck Sew - Allison has several projects and patterns.

5.  Heather Givans AKA Crimson Tate - Very fun blog.  Fabric Designer for Windham Fabric.  Lots of tutorials and shop.

6.  Diary of a Quilter - Amy Smart

7.  Don't Call Me Betsy - Elizabeth Dakson - author of paper piecing workbook and has some great tutorials. 

8.  While She Naps - Abby Glassenberg - She has an excellent Podcast  

9.  Crazy Mom Quilts -  - Amanda Jean - Her blog is awesome and she has great tutorials (Trisha).  Author of No Scrap Left Behind and Co-Author of Sunday Morning Quilts.

10.  and .. last but not least.. The Modern Quilt Guild - The Mothership.  Lots of great information but for members, it is a gold mine.  to the modern world of quilting and some free patterns too.

Popular Modern Quilt Blogs from the President (Tricia)
(This is the list Tricia handed out during program  "What Is Modern Quilting"  Those already mentioned above were omitted.)

1.  Freshly Pieced - Lee Heinrich - Author and blogger
2. Anna Maria Horner - Anna is a fabric designer
3. Blue Elephant Stitches  -
4.  Kitchen Table Quilting - Frequent blogger working on BOM
5.  In Color Order - Jeni Baker - Frequent blogger and shop .  Wrote a book on HST
6.  Fresh Lemons Quilts - Monthly blogger
7.  Quilting Is My Therapy - Angela Walters - Long Arm Quilter for Tula Pink.
8.  Leah Day - Long Arm Quilter - Link to shop
9.  Carole Lyles Shaw -
10. Latifah Saafir Studios - Co-Founder of Modern Quilt Group
11. The Crafty Gemini - Blogger and youtube instructional videos
12. Mama Love Quilts - Nicole Neblett - Tutorials/Tips
13. Cotton + Steel Fabrics - Awesome Fabric.
        Rashida Coleman-Hale - Cotton + Steel Fabric Designer
14.  A Stitch In Dye - Malka Dubrawsky Fabric Designer
15. Sew Katie Did - Seattle Modern Quilter
16.  The Bitchy Stitcher - quilter and writer for Generation Q and Quilting isn't Funny book.

Add comments below to tell us what your favorite resource for Modern Quilting is.

Monday, July 17, 2017

July Newsletter

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If you missed an issue, all issues can be found in Monthly Newsletter Archive.