Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 2017 Meeting in Review

Thank you for a beautiful meeting this month. Our days at Broadbents are coming to a close and we will be sad to move to our new location in June, but happy to still be all together. In the next few weeks an email with all of the details will go out and also be posted here.

Beautiful Show and Tell from today's theme: Elizabeth Hartman patterns

Jenn Reed

Peggy Watkins

Julie Davies


Kristen Perschon

Kristen Perschon

Diane Woodward


Diane & Melissa Kelley

Anna Morrison

Metallic swap fabrics will be returned during May's meeting.  See you all next month!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fabric Weaving

Friends, for our May meeting we will delve into fabric weaving. (Or revisit it for those of you 1970's macrame champions.) Anna will be teaching us more about it and we will be having a workshop together to start a piece.  Please join us in trying something new! May's meeting will also be our last time at Broadbents.

Anna has chosen a free pattern on Craftsy by Mister Domestic. Click here to get the instructions. You will need to create a free Craftsy account if you don't already have one.

Here is your list of supplies to bring to class in May:

  • 20” x 20” piece of medium weight woven fusible interfacing (BRING to meeting)
  • 20” x 30” foam board (BRING) I think even a 20" x 20" board will work...and might be more manageable in a large group (the drawn square will be 16" x 16")
  • Pins, pins, and more pins (BRING)
  • Sharpie marker (preferred) (BRING???)
  • Masking tape (I will bring a couple of rolls)
  • 1” WEFTY Needle (preferred) or large safety pin (BRING)
  • Ruler w/30 degree angle (BRING)
  • 1” bias tape maker (optional) 
  • 1/2 yard of three different coordinating fabrics (assuming WOF of 45")

Here is your list of prep work to do BEFORE class in May and then bring:

  • Cut fabric in 2" x WOF strips 
  • Fold each side of the fabric towards the middle (lengthwise) and press with steam iron (starch might be handy) ~~OR~~ use 1" bias tape maker according to instructions
  • Cut strips into:  Fabric 1 - 16 strips x 22" (1/2 WOF); Fabric 2 - 8 strips x 22", bring other four strips in full length; Fabric 3 - 8 strips x 22" bring other four strips in full length

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Modern Trends: March

CALENDAR CHANGE: Please note that because of Easter, our April meeting will be moved back a week and will be held on April 22nd. 

In March we saw some very beautiful samples from several class members. 

Jennifer Harrison shared her large collection of Carolyn Friedlander's slow stitch quilts that she's been working on. Amanda Bright showed how she enlarged some of CF's hand stitch patterns to make more organic pillow covers her own. Susan Greenwood tried her hand at CF's paper-pieced shirts. They are small but mighty! To learn more about this talented designer, visit

We also had some fantastic house samples shown. Crystal Hendrix shared her scrappy houses using the pattern in our bonus book by Tula Pink and Angela Walters. Anna shared a mini she received from a swap. Julie Davies and Jessica Dalton (and daughter) shared some gnome fun they've been having together.  There are so many house block options out there, have fun online finding one that works for you!

To see photos of all of these beautiful Group creations, visit our Instagram page: @ucmqg. 

In April we will be talking about the patterns of Elizabeth Hartman, with more blocks and quilts from Group members, as well as seeing some new ideas for binding quilts from Anna. 

Also in April, remember to bring your fabrics if you signed up for the Metallic swap. Three yards of Modern fabric with any shade of metallic, cut into fat eighths and in a bag with your name on it.

We only have 2 more meetings at Broadbents, don't miss out!