Friday, December 19, 2014

December Meeting Recap and Goals for the Upcoming Year

Thanks to those who showed up at the December meeting at the Christmas Goose! Carolina and Sandra swapped mini holiday quilts and the rest of us were regretting that we didn't bring anything. Next time we will join in for sure!

Sandra pieced, quilted and embellished this gorgeous modern mini for Carolina.

Carolina created this delightful modern mini for Sandra - and she hand quilted it, too!
As a group, we discussed goals for the upcoming year which include:
  • Becoming an official chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild
  • Continuing our monthly educational meetings 
  • Gathering for a sew-in at members' homes every 4 months
  • Expanding our membership by encouraging the growth of modern quilting
We also selected the following officers for 2015:
Carolina Moore, President
Ida Ewing, Vice President
Sandra Glynn, Secretary
Vicki Ruebel, Treasurer
Christa Watson, Publicity

Please mark your calendars for our next meeting, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 6-8:30 PM at the Christmas Goose in Las Vegas, NV.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MEETING Reminder :)

Meeting Reminder: TODAY!
6:00pm doors open, Meeting starts at 6:30pm
Location: Christmast Goose

Bring your monochromatic challengers for show and tell. 

FMQ workshop
Please bring:
- sewing machine with darning/free motion quilting foot
- at least 3 basted 10" squares (two layers of fabric with batting in the middle, either thread basted, pin basted, or spray basted)
- your regular sewing supplies
- any quilting samples you want to show/share
- any books/tips/tricks for our workshop and inspiration

The next challenge (due September) is going to be a "negative space" challenge. This will be to encourage the use of negative space so popular in Modern Quilting, and to encourage people to really go to town quilting their own pieces! You can make anything you like - quilt, wall hanging, tote bag, whatever... just focus on negative space.

Upcoming August meeting will feature a Paper Piecing workshop.

Hope to see you there :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Meeting Reminder :)

Meeting Reminder:

June Meeting at the Christmas Goose
Wednesday, June 25th
Doors open at 6pm and meeting starts at 6:30pm

Reminder of our newest challenge:
Monochromatic Theme - any size - due during our July Meeting.

Here is a basic description of Monochromatic :) - Cheers.
Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue.
Example of monochromatic color
Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, gray or black.
Monochromatic color schemes provide opportunities in art and visual communications design as they allow for a greater range of contrasting tones that can be used to attract attention, create focus and support legibility.
The use of monochromatic color provides a strong sense of visual cohesion and can help support communication objectives through the use of connotative color. The relative absence of hue contrast can be offset by variations in tone and the addition of texture.[1]

Sunday, May 11, 2014

May Meeting Reminder

May is flying right by and we have a couple of housekeeping notes before our next meeting:

May Meeting in our new spaceChristmas Goose – May 28th 6-8pmAddress: 2988 S. Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89117702-877-1158

Remember that the meeting will begin at 6:30pm, 6pm arrival time where we can check out the new space, store, catch up with each other and have a snack before we begin. 

Challenge Due for May:Over sized one block challenge.  Quilt can be any size, experiment with solids, color and position.  Try your hand at Machine Quilting your own piece whether you use a walking foot or free motion, make it all yours.Remember even if your project is not completely finished, 

we would love to see it :)

Hope to see everyone on the 28th!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Meeting reminder - TONIGHT

Hi all, 

Tonight at Quiltique in Henderson 6-8pm.

Show and Tell

Demo tonight- scraps and left over quilt squares, easy technique to create wall art.

Please keep in mind that this will be our last meeting at Quiltique.
See you there 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March Meeting Notes

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.

Educational Demo:
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

Next Challenge:
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!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Meeting tonight!

Meeting Night - TONIGHT
Quiltique in Henderson
1/2 square triangle challenge reveal
Machine Quilting Demo with Christa Watson
Show & Tell
Snacks! and More :)

See you there
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