Our May meeting will be held on Saturday May 11th at 10:00a.
We will be meeting in the Seminar Room (2nd floor) of the Westport Library.
Blocks from Madrona Road Challenge by CT Modern Quilt Guild members. Assembled & Quilted by Debbie Bein
On the agenda will be a discussion of the guidelines suggested by The Modern Quilt Guild and what they mean to the CTMQG; open positions in our guild and Show & Tell. We hope anyone interested in joining the guild will be able to come.
I also want to remind anyone who is looking for QUILTY stuff to do on May 4-5. That Northern Star Quilters’ Guild will be having their 34th Annual World Of Quilts Show. NSQG is located in Somers NY and this is always an exciting show. This year they will have almost 400 quilts on display! Vendors, raffles and Quilts… DID I MENTION QUILTS?Including our quilt which was assembled and quilted by member Debbie Bein. You can get more information by visiting the website.
CT SAQA’s Exhibit: Local Color premieres on Saturday at the Ruth Haas Library, Western CT State University Campus, Danbury, CT. Opening Reception is from 3:30 to 5:30 on Saturday.
Hope to see you soon,
Deirdre, Kendell, Mayann & Timi
Craftsy Classes Spring Sale
Selections change at Midnight (MDT)
So stop by and see what is on sale each day.
We will be meeting 10am on March 2nd at:
THE QUILT SHOP
5 Padanaram Rd
Danbury CT 06811
It would be great if you could leave a message here or RSVP on the Facebook page, so we know how many to expect.
Don’t forget to bring:
- Name tag
- Show & Tell
- Madrona Road Projects
You can click here for directions. Please note Ginny has asked that we park in the side parking lot, so that her customers will be able to park in front of the store.
SEE YOU SATURDAY
We hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday season and that 2013 will be an excellent year!
Meeting reminder – Saturday January 5th – 10:00 until 1:30 at the Westport Library.
We will be distributing fabric for the Madrona Road Challenge and also sharing samples from The Warm Company.
Kendell will be bringing cutting boards, rulers, rotary cutters, sewing machine, iron, ironing pad, etc. She will demonstrate how to cut straight strips and how to sew a perfect, straight 1/4 inch seam and we will create some great churn dash blocks with all that donated fabric. We will also work on laying out the squares we made early last year and sew them together so they can be quilted.
Please post on Facebook, comment below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are coming!
Hope to see you on Saturday.
Deirdre, Kendell, Mayann & Timi
If you have some free time this holiday season, it might be time to try a Craftsy Class
Just wanted to send Thanksgiving Greetings to all our members and visitors! We hope that everyone was able to spend time with their loved ones and that they had plenty to eat!
If you’ve been thinking about taking a Craftsy class, this is the time to sign up!
From now (Black Friday) through Nov. 26 (Cyber Monday), all Craftsy classes will Be $19.99 or less!
I’ve purchased quite a few Craftsy Classes and I LOVE the format! These classes are well done, the teachers are amazing, feedback is helpful and fun. It’s a great experience! So if you are thinking about taking your first class or trying to decide on your next class. This is the perfect time to sign up! Click the images to get to CRAFTSY!
We will be meeting at 10:30 on Saturday Nov. 10th at the American Fabrics Building for a FIELD TRIP.
There are a lot of great artists, Including fiber artists Lauren Cotton, Richard Killeaney and Denyse Schmidt, and we hope you will be able to join us.
American Fabrics Building
1069 Connecticut Avenue
Visit the website for more information. http://www.amfabarts.com/
Just wanted to post a few of the links we visited and talked about today
Craftsy has a sale going on until Midnight Sept 17th
Creative Quilt Backs taught by Elizabeth Hartman is a free lesson, but this is a great time to sign up for another workshop.
Leah Day‘s blog http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/ has excellent tutorials for machine quilting and demonstrations. She has more than 365 machine quilting patterns and instructions posted and has a weekly lesson posted on Wednesday’s Free Motion Quilt Along.
TheQuiltShow and QNNTV.com – both have lots of free stuff including videos or your can join as a premium member for additional benefits
The Open Studio Tours of The American Fabrics Building is November 10th & 11th. Mark your calendar
Just a reminder our September meeting is SATURDAY SEPT 15th!
Westport Public Library
from 10-2 in the Seminar Room
If you can make it – here are some things to bring:
1) Your MODERN name tag
2) Fabric to exchange
3) Give & Take
4) Show & Tell
If anyone can bring a snack that would be great- I’ll bring bottled water and a small something extra
Hope to see you there!
Deirdre & Timi
(Mayann & Kendell – are off this month)
Normally we meet on the 1st Saturday of the odd months. Exceptions occur if there are conflicts. This month is one of those exceptions. Members decided to meet the week before, rather than the weekend after so we didn’t have any problems with Mother’s Day.
Please update your schedules and Pencil us in!
Saturday, April 28th
10am to 2pm
Westport Public Library
You can sign up on facebook or leave a comment so we know how many people to expect.
1. Modern Blocks: remember to bring your Mod Snowball blocks (photo coming soon)
2. Fabric Exchange – bring up to 1 yard of (SPRING) fabric cut/torn into Fat Eights
3. Give & Take: Bring something to trade
4. Snacks: Bring a snack to share (enough for 2 or 3 people). We will bring bottled water and small plates.
5. Name Tag: Please wear your MODERN name tag
6. Show & Tell: We can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on! Bring one or more pieces to share!
The main reason for the change in meeting date is that many of our members belong to Northern Star Quilters’ Guild in Somers, NY. NSQG is having their annual quilt show the weekend of May 5 & 6. If you want to see a great show, it’s worth the trip! Click here for more info!
Hope to see you APRIL 28th!
– Deirdre, Kendell, Mayann & Timi