Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October Meeting Highlights

This month, Members made Noodleheads's divided basket, led by Virginia Beach MQG's Mary Menzer. We even had a visitor all the way from the Bay Area MQG in SanFrancisco! 

Mary shows off her latest divided basket.
We love visitors! Welcome to Rhonda & Jenny.




Great job, everyone!


So far Members have made 74 bibs for the senior center!



All those blocks make for a fun BOM pumpkin patch.

Business: ~ Valerie is collecting Charm Squares (5" square) for use in our charity quilts. Please bring your charm squares or fabric to be cut up to meetings. ~ Our big This is My Modern Quilt Guild Challenge is underway! We have a spot to showcase our challenge quilts at Mid-Atlantic in February, so let's rise to the challenge and show 'em what we've got! There is no size limit on finished challenge quilts, so every member is encouraged to participate. ~ In 2015 our meetings will be moving to the first Saturday of the month. See the Meetings tab above for dates and program info.

Show & Tell:
Heide is hiding behind her mermaid quilt...
Iris' ultra modern rings.
Even our guests brought Show & Tell 

Tamika's adorable finish!
Beth's got a new bag. 

Gala's tailgate quilt has a pocket!

Sandra has been busy with this beauty.... 

... and this one!


NEXT MONTH:
~ At November's meeting we will be swapping ornaments! They don't have to be quilted, but they DO need to be handmade by you. :)  There are no sign-ups. If you'd like to participate, just bring an ornament!
 ~ November's meeting is a Charity Sew Day. We'll be making hats for the homeless from fleece. Want to get a head start? Download the pattern HERE. The tutorial is HERE

~  Please bring any additional Bibs for the senior center. We want every resident to have one, and we are currently half way there! ~ Bring your items for December's Chinese Auction. ~ November's Block of the Month is "Simply Woven" by Moda Bake Shop. Use a low volume gray for the background and brights for your strips. Don't forget - anyone can be a block angel by making an extra block or more for charity quilts! ~ DON'T FORGET to bring a little somethin' for your secret pal!
DON'T FORGET to bring your charity charm squares.

Reminders: 
~ Are you on Instagram? Use our hashtag #PeninsulaMQG 
~ Our Facebook Page is new and public to everyone. Spread the link so all your friends can like us! www.facebook.com/peninsulamqg

Friday, September 19, 2014

September Meeting Highlights

September is back-to-school time, and it's no different for the PMQG. This month member's attended Finishing Boot Camp, learning techniques for binding, finishing and hanging their quilts. 
Patricia demonstrates facing.  
Lois shares different ways to hang our quilts. 
This month's swap: Fat Quarters!












~ Our big This is My Modern Quilt Guild Challenge is underway! We have a spot to showcase our challenge quilts at Mid-Atlantic in February, so let's rise to the challenge and show 'em what we've got! There is no size limit on finished challenge quilts, so every member is encouraged to participate. 
~ In 2015 our meetings will be moving to the first Saturday of the month! See the Meetings tab above for dates and program info. 

Show & Tell:

 
Gwen made these bright quilts for the Hopes & Dreams Challenge benefiting ALS. 

Pat's colorful finish

Sandy's super cute blankets
Tamika made this adorable apron from blue jeans!






Lois is turning down the volume with this quilt














NEXT MONTH:
~ In October Mary M. from the VBMQG will be teaching us how to make 

Divided Baskets. Purchase your pattern HERE. Prep directions can be found HERE. Please come prepared.  Our meeting time has been extended so no one goes home with a UFO!
Bring:
      
- A snack to share
      -Sewing machine & supplies
      - Extension cords/power strips
      - Pattern & Pieces
     

~ Bibs for the senior center are DUE!

~ Please let us know what you plan to donate for the Chinese Auction by October's meeting. Items need to be turned in at November's meeting. 
~ October's Block of the Month is a Modern Pumpkin block. Don't forget - anyone can be a block angel by making an extra block or more for charity quilts!
~ DON'T FORGET to bring a little somethin' for your secret pal!

Reminders:
~ Meeting Minutes can be found in our PMQG Family Facebook group. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes via email. 
~ Our Facebook Page is new and public to everyone. Spread the link so all your friends can like us! www.facebook.com/peninsulamqg

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August Meeting Highlights

In August we sliced and diced up some fun Crisscross Placemats. These fun mats are super easy!


 



NEW:
~ Our big This is My Modern Quilt Guild Challenge is underway! We have a spot to showcase our challenge quilts at Mid-Atlantic in February, so let's rise to the challenge and show 'em what we've got! There is no size limit on finished challenge quilts, so every member is encouraged to participate. 

Show & Tell:
Angelia shows off her latest vest design.

Emily did a great job on this colorful jelly roll quilt!
Mike finished this beauty for his special (& very lucky!) gal

Tricia turned a past BOM pattern into this bright throw. 

Jenny shows off her newest bag....

...and Iris showed off a bag full of cute bags she's been busy making. 

















NEXT MONTH:
~ "School" returns in September with our Finishing Boot Camp.  We'll learn binding tricks and alternative ways to finish our quilts. 

~ We're swapping fat quarters! If you signed up, bring three (3) coordinating fat quarters for your swap partner. Want to be a Swap Angel? You can bring extras to put in our prize stash!
~ September's Block of the Month is the Bow Tie Block. Use white as your background - it does not need to be Kona white. Don't forget - anyone can be a block angel by making an extra block or more for charity quilts.
~ Don't forget to bring a little somethin' for your secret pal!


Reminders:
~ Bibs for the senior center are due at October's meeting.
~ Our Chinese Auction is in need of items to auction off! Think last-minute holiday shopping.  IDEAS: Hand made items, notions & fun items to add to gift baskets, gift cards. 

~ Meeting Minutes can be found in our PMQG Family Facebook group. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes via email. 
~ Our Facebook Page is new and public to everyone. Spread the link so all your friends can like us! www.facebook.com/peninsulamqg

Monday, July 28, 2014

July Meeting Highlights

This month the PMQG beat the heat by staying in and sewing together! Members finished projects, worked on charity bibs and had fun getting to know each other better. 

It was also our "The World Isn't Flat and Neither Is My Quilt" challenge reveal, and there was some fun interpretation of the theme.




Members exchanged some great looking quilted magnets in this month's swap. 



NEXT MONTH:
~ In August we will be making Crisscross Place Mats. These are super easy, fun to make and perfect for gifts. If you're fast you might have time to layer and turn them. 

     Supplies:
        - 4 coordinating fat quarters (tops)
        - Sewing machine, scissors, thread, rotary cutter, ruler and mat
        - Power strips and extension cords
To complete them you will need:

        - 4 batting pieces measuring about 14" x 20" each
        - 7/8 yard of backing fabric

~ The August Block of the Month is a Modern Log Cabin.
~ Malinda will present the next Guild Challenge.  We have a spot to showcase our challenges at Mid-Atlantic in February, so let's rise tot he challenge and show 'em what we've got!



Reminders:
~ Bibs for the senior center are due at October's meeting.  
~ Meeting Minutes can be found in our PMQG Family Facebook group. Members not on Facebook can request the minutes via email. 
~ Our Facebook Page is new and public to everyone. Spread the link so all your friends can like us! www.facebook.com/peninsulamqg

Saturday, July 5, 2014

2014 Raffle Quilt Winner

Congratulations to Jenna S. from Richmond, VA, winner of the PMQG's first raffle quilt! Jenna picked up her prize on July 4th, which also happens to be her birthday! Her immediate plan is to hang the quilt in her home and show it off to everyone who visits. 

Congratulations to our other prize winners!
Bed Runner - Marlene R., Herndon, VA

Fabric Bowl - Our very own Susan W., Newport News, VA 
Modern Potholders - Kelly S., Raeford, NC


A big THANK YOU to all who bought tickets to support our guild!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June Meeting Highlights

Hello, summer!
The PMQG held its First Annual Guild Picnic, and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day to kick off the summer season. 

The Block of the month was Bring Your Own Block. All these colors looked like summer itself. 
You can't have a picnic without the yum!




Tricia brought a great brain-teaser.....

...Not everyone appreciated having their brain teased.

Beach Quilt Blanket Bingo, anyone?

Show & Tell:

Beth's adorable baby quilt

Gala's "ugly fabric" challenge quilt

Gwen's cheery place mats

Lois made this fun notebook cover with her initial

Lois' "ugly fabric" challenge quilt

Pat's "ugly fabric" challenge quilt...nothing ugly about these quilts!

Mike's fun paper pieced quilt for his special gal
Business:
~ All the raffle quilt tickets are in! We will be drawing the name of our lucky winner July 1st at 6:00 PM in front of the Oyster Point City Center fountain.  Join us!

NEXT MONTH:
~ UPDATE: July's meeting will be a sew day! Members are encouraged to bring a project to work on. If using your machine, please bring a long extension cord/power strip. 

Secret Pals were assigned. Don't forget to show your SP some love every month!
~ If you signed up, July's swap is quilted magnets. A list of our upcoming swaps can be found on the Challenges/Swaps tab above. 
~ July's block of the month is Golden Gate. Don't forget to use modern fabrics. If in doubt, choose a fabric that's one color plus white. 
~ We're still waiting on word about our new meeting place. Check back for updates!
Name tags will be passed out at July's meeting. Beginning in July anyone caught without a name tag will be "fined" 25 cents.