Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Modern Guild meeting... (edited to add more Jamie!)

Last Saturday was another great Modern Quilt Guild meeting.  We did our usual short meeting and then got right to the fun...  We had 5 wonderful volunteers do a round robin of learning..

Marianne taught us how to make continuous bias binding... 


Grace brought her machine and a couple of fabulous quilts and showed how she does free motion quilting...

She had tons of samples for us to look over...

Jamie showed us all how to make her famous hexagons...I am pretty sure that "hexagon" is her middle name...She loves them and is making tons of them for a quilt.  She has given herself 5 years to make it.
Jamie also contributes to Moda Bake Shop and has a quilt she designed featured in the current issue (April 2011) of Quilters World. The quilt was renamed for the magazine and is called Sugar & Spice.  Jamie named it Ruffle Quilt and it is featured as a Moda Bake Shop pattern  under that name. It also hung in the Moda booth at Houston last year.  She was beyond excited...                                                                           

Marsha showed us a bit about hand piecing...and I've been thinking about it...

Sally (not sure why I don't have a photo of HER)..showed us tube quilting...quite fascinating

I actually put my camera away for show and tell so I have no photos...but we saw some great baby quilts and a table topper and more...

Then we signed up for a mug rug swap.... they are due next meeting and I have been thinking of ideas...It's a secret swap so I will be able to show you the mug rug because no one will know ..

Nancy

10 comments:

Tangos Treasures said...

Looks like it was a great learning meeting!!

Splendorfalls said...

Note to self: stop resting hand on chin in all Nancy's pictures.

It was a fun meeting!! I learned a lot from the demonstrators and other members. And what I really mean by that is that I fully blame you for my recent thread research and future thread purchases. A week ago I had never heard of Aurifil! =)

Diane said...

I've been quilting for almost 20 years, and I still love learning new things. All of those demos would have been fun for me!

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

great photos Nancy and I should change my middle name to hexagon!!!

Kristy said...

Great shots Nancy, glad everyone had fun and learned a little something.

I'm itching to try my hand at the tube quilting and I dare say even after Grace's wonderful tutorial...I'm still terrified of FMQ.

Miss Nancy said...

Lots of great learning experiences at the meeting. It was a lot of fun. Thank you for sharing.

Have a super great sewing day.

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

Thanks Nancy, you're awesome!!

Pat said...

Lots of "brain power" there to show you many great ideas. Now what is tube quilting? (I guess I could go Google it but it's been a long day and I'm too tired and lazy to do that.)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm on the program committee at my guild so I'm going to remember this when we start working on new programs! blessings, marlene

Sharon S said...

Winner, winner chicken dinner over at Little Bits blog! Luck you!