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

A new newsletter has arrived.  Click on the image to open.  You need to have a PDF reader to open it.

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


Friday, July 14, 2017

July Sew Day







Tomorrow - July 15, 2017
10am-5pm


Cost:    FREE for TMQG members, Guest $5.00
Place:    TASCA


Some of us will be working on a Laura Heine pattern during that day. If you have one of her patterns and would like to join us, please do. A Nimble Thimble also has a big box of her patterns. They are very cute. No one will teach the class, we will just bring our materials and help each other out. You can find her and her patterns at: https://www.fiberworks-heine.com/

See you there.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Maker Faire








The Tyler Modern Quilt Guild will have a booth at The Tyler Mini Maker Faire, Saturday, April 29.  We will have three sewing machines set up and we will be showing children how to sew basic quilt blocks and demonstrations of what they can do with that start.  


 http://tyler.makerfaire.com/

Beginner Quilting - How to make a Four Patch Block



Our project is to teach kids (and interested adults) how to sew and the beginning process to make a quilt. We will be bringing from 1500-2000 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches fabric squares, 2-3 sewing machines along with their cords and pedals plus some sewing notions that will be needed such as small scissors, seam rippers, seam gauges or rulers, thread, etc. We will be teaching the children to sew a 4 patch block using a 1/4 inch seam. First they will sew 2 squares together, then they will sew 2 more squares together and then we will show them how to sew the first 2 on top of the second 2 to make a 4.5 by 4.5 inch square which is a 4 patch block. The kids will be able to dig through the box of blocks to choose the 4 that they want to sew together. We will also have some samples of things you can make with a 4 patch block such as a doll quilt, small pillow, pincushion, coaster, or mug rug. We would like to be able to display some of our quilts, perhaps on a ladder or some other type of display.

Our members have spent the last couple months sewing items using the basic four patch block to show all the creative things you can do after you learn to make this block. 








Be sure to come out and bring your children and grandchildren.  It will be a lot of fun. 





Thursday, April 13, 2017

TylerMQG Sew Day








Saturday at 10 AM - 5 PM


Bring your sewing machines, your WIP's, fabric that needs cutting, handwork, whatever you'd like and sew with us! 

We will also be working on preparation for Maker Faire and How to Make a Modern Quilt class.

We will be at our new Sew Day location for the first time at the TASCA center.  Bring a lunch or plan on going out.  The center is 2 miles from Whitehouse and there are places to eat in the town. 

  There will be door prizes! 



Sewing friends are welcome too but the charge is $5 if they are not a member of TMQG.

LOCATION:  

The TASCA Event Center
10495 CR 2167,
Whitehouse, TX  75791





Friday, March 3, 2017

Plus Block Tutorial

Hello Modern Quilters!

I have for you the tutorial for the plus block in sizes 6 1/2 inches and 12 1/2 inches.  These blocks will be used to create sample quilts/quilt tops for our How to Make a Modern Quilt class on May 6 at A Nimble Thimble.  If you can make a block - or a few blocks of either size for us, that would be great!  I would like to have a sew day in April to prepare for the class if possible.

Without further ado, the Plus block:
  
Plus Block Tutorial

12.5 inch block



Fabric Cuts for a block where the plus sign is a print fabric and the background is a solid:



From solid fabric (background), cut:

4 squares measuring 4.5 inches

4 rectangles measuring 2.5 x 4.5 inches



From print fabric (plus sign), cut:

1 square measuring 4.5 inches

4 rectangles measuring 2.5 x 4.5 inches



Putting the block together:

Sew the (4) 2.5 x 4.5 inch print blocks to the (4) 2.5 x 4.5 inch solid blocks lengthwise.



Press to the dark side.  It should become a 4.5 inch square.

Lay the 9 blocks out in the block pattern.   

Sew each row together and press seams to opposite sides so they will nest with blocks on the next row.  Sew the rows together.  Press seams to one side or open depending on preference.
Finished block!  (Thanks to Kat for reminding me to put the pictures in!)



6.5 inch block



Fabric Cuts for a block where the plus sign is a print fabric and the background is a solid:



From solid fabric (background), cut:

4 squares measuring 2.5 inches

4 rectangles measuring 1.5 inches x 2.5 inches



From print fabric (plus sign), cut:

1 square measuring 2.5 inches

4 rectangles measuring 1.5 inches x 2.5 inches



Putting the block together:

Sew the (4) 1.5 inches x 2.5 inches print blocks to the (4) 1.5 inches x 2.5 inches solid blocks lengthwise.

Press to the dark side.  It should become a 2.5 inch square.

Lay the 9 blocks out in the block pattern.  Sew each row together and press seams to opposite sides so they will nest with blocks on the next row.  Sew the rows together.  Press seams to one side or open depending on preference.

See pictures above.