Friday, September 27, 2013

Last Call for Text Swap Signups!

Happy Friday!  I'm so excited for our Text fabric swap this session!  Text fabrics are very popular right now and I love how versatile they can really use them in any project!  Here are the details for the text fabric swap:

  • 8" squares (quantity to be determined based on # of participants)
  • Any text-y print cotton fabric
  • Bring fabric in October, November, December (or you can bring them all one month if you want)
  • End up with a great assortment of fun text fabrics!

I'm getting ready to organize the groups for the Text swap.  If you'd like to participate, but haven't signed-up yet, please let me know by Sunday, September 29th.  On Monday I'll arrange the groups and send out emails to let you know how many 8" squares you'll need to bring each month...usually it's the equivalent of 1 yard of fabric each month.  So far, this is who's signed up (alphabetical by first name):

Amanda Bright
Anna Morrison
Charlene Russell
Connie Smith
Crystal Beck
Deb Curwen
Elisa Riding
Jennifer Barclay 
Jennifer Fenner
Jennifer Harrison
Jill Miskin
Kae Larsen
Kathy Kercher
Kristen Perschon
Kristin Barrus
Kristin Sherwood
Lori Bennett
Melissa Curwen
Michelle Hopkinson
Michelle Nelson
Michelle Yancey
Norma Jean Richards
Pamela Cardwell
Sarah Scoresby
Susan Spiers
Teena Rasmussen
Vicki Lee

If your name isn't on that list...but you want it to be...send me an email by Sunday, September 29th, and let me know (  Also, if anyone wants to be in more than one group (double the text fabric love!), just let me know.  

Thanks!  Have a wonderful weekend!  ~~Anna  

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September Meeting in Review

Thanks to everyone who brought some sampler blocks. It's so fun to see the different color ways going on in our group. I hope they're bringing a fun, new expression to your quilting.

Anna's Sampler Blocks

This month's meeting was the last time you could join the text fabric exchange. Starting next month if you signed up, you will need to bring your 8" squares. Anna will contact you before then to let you know how many. We try to keep it around 1 yard/month. You can bring one set a month, or all 3 sets (3 different prints please) at once. All fabric can be picked up in January.

JoyLyn's Sampler Blocks

As a reminder, we will be having a sew-in at the store November 9th, sign ups during October meeting. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Follow Us!

Happy Friday! Here is a little recap of where to find UCMQG. 

Sampler Sample Layout

In September's class we will discuss layouts for samplers. Here is our Session 5 Sampler Layout. Refer to the picture here for a visual if you need. The sampler was hung upside down at the store to provide for the space available, so be mindful that you will need to rotate the photo in order for the blocks to line up with the graph paper layout.

There are 47 total 6" blocks; to make it less busy I used some solid fabric blocks. So of the 47 total 6" spaces, only 26 of them are pieced from the Tula Pink book. That's why some of the squares on my graph paper are blank. All 18 of the 12" blocks are pieced from the 99 Modern Blocks book.

I kept it on graph paper to show that there are many ways to design a quilt or block. Modern quilting took off through the internet, as a collaborative effort of many artists all over the world sharing what they were doing in a larger venue. I love the way Modern quilting and technology have complimented each other, and at the same time I feel like it's important to maintain a connection to our traditional roots. Plus, my writing on graph paper seems more artistic and true to me and my fabric journal. Use whatever way feels true to you!