Intro: Welcome to the Las Vegas Modern Guild
14 Members attending
Getting to know how many years each member has been in Vegas and where they are from originally. Members from Kingman, Las Vegas, Henderson
Show and Tell: Items from Bags to Tea towels, to house warming full size quilts.
Our next meeting
April 24th 6-8 pm, At Quiltique in Henderson
May Meeting in our new space
Christmas Goose – May 28th 6-8pm
Address: 2988 S. Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Showing of the ½ Square Triangle Challenge / Machine Quilt your own project
We had a number of different techniques, sizes and colors.
Christa Watson – Machine Quilting – doing your own quilts
Doesn’t have to be perfect, you can quilt on your home machine, imperfections are good. Make sure to use a new needle when you start. (8 hours per needle)
Always match you thread top and bottom and it will look more successful. Also using a busy back will help as well.
Batting: Christa prefers Cotton Batting – Loves Wool as it hangs flat, was not as happy with Polyester (it moves to much and shifts).
Also double batting – Cotton and Wool together, wool on top
Lesson – stick with the natural materials.
Also press open your seams open to keep the bulk down.
It’s all about the doodle J
Stippling is a great place to start, rounded edges or creating the broken glass effect.
Also squares, loops (E’s and O’s), hearts & stars – Can double up as well.
Wavy lines or ribbon candy is another great choice on boarders
Oversized Quilt Block – Due in May Meeting.
Choose one quilt block make it oversized, make it modern, using solids and great colors – try out some machine quilting at home.
Modern Block of the Month:
Block #2 from Sew Momma Sew
See you in April!