Sunday, December 18, 2011

Modern Quilt Group Session #2

Our next 6-month session of the Broadbents Modern Quilt Group begins in February! JoyLyn and I are so excited to continue on with our group, and hopefully add some new faces this time around, too. This session we're going to have a stripe fabric swap too, so come join us! Here is what's in store for the next session:

$30 Membership fee includes:
  • First 6 months of meetings
  • 56 4x9" bricks to make your own Bricks quilt + 15% off your filler fabric for the body of quilt
  • Free binding when your Bricks quilt top is finished and shown
  • 15% off all Quilt Shop items on the day of meetings (off regular price)
  • Demos of quilt patterns, ideas, notions and books
February - Intro to Bricks; meet the group, bring your own quilts to share, see a demo of our Bricks quilt

March - Wonky Log Cabin demo & ideas, bring your brick top finished and recieve free binding, plus join our stripe fabric exchange

April - Hand stitching demonstration to finish your quilts in the new modern way, plus exchange your stripe fabric

May - Learn to put people into your quilts to make them more personal

June - Rounded edges demo & methods

July - Trunk Show

For some ideas on how to use bricks in quilts, click here, here, here, here, here, and here.  And find some you like online as well! There's plenty out there . . .

December Meeting in Review

Merry Christmas and thanks to everyone who came this month! It's always fun to see show-and-tell from the group, which is really what we're all about.  Check out the flickr page for photos.

Kristin gave us a wonderful trunk show, so many wonderful quilts! It was such a feast for the eyes and the imagination.  It was so much fun to see some of her quilt journey.  I posted a few pics on flickr, but I was so busy enjoying I only snapped a very small portion of what she brought.
Thanks Kristin!

Here are a few links to some questions raised during the Trunk Show, please let us know if we missed any.

New Wave pattern by Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson!

Turning 20 Just Got Better pattern

Amy Ellis' Modern Basics book

Heat Press Batting Together : webbing product to secure two pieces of batting together for economical quilting

One of the quilt patterns you all were interested in is by Maple Island Quilts "Sidelines"

Check out the recipe tab for the "Carmel Apple Cider" & "Soft Gingersnap" cookies.

See you in January!