Sunday, November 3, 2013

October Meeting Minutes

Meeting held at Inspire Quilting, 9 members present
Riley Blake Challenge:
  • -          6 fat eighths provided by Riley Blake
  • -          Item must be quilted and use improvisational piecing techniques
  • -          Add any solids or Riley Blake prints
  • -          Do not have to use all the fabrics
  • -          No size limit
  • -          Challenge Item due at December meeting

White Elephant Handmade Swap:
  • -          December meeting to have holiday party
  • -          Bring a handmade item to swap
  • -          Only participate if you wish – bring an item and get to ‘play’
  • -          Can be any type of handmade item, doesn’t have to be ‘holiday’ related
  • -          No size limit

Improv Workshop:
-          Improv Log Cabin
o   aka wonky log cabin
o   Each round of logs going around the center tend to be the same color and value
o   Use of random angles instead of specific measurements
o   Technique similar to crazy quilting
-          Slice and Insert Improv
o   Start with pieces sewn together
o   Slice to add line/section of new fabric
o   Trim to square/finished size
-          Stitch and Flip
o   Instead of using measured pieces, similar to improve log cabin, place fabrics together and sew
o   Trim off excess and flip over for new piece
-          November meeting  - discuss MQG website

-          December meeting – Holiday party and White Elephant Handmade Swap

September Meeting Minutes

Meeting held at Inspire Quilting – 10 members present
Reminder: Big Tent to end at end of October
Education: Improv Quilting
  • -          Technique that do not call for normal ‘block’ style or specific grid style quilting
  • -          Using fabrics or scraps not in a particular order
  • -          Use of cutting to change style of blocks
  • -          Improv workshop to be held at October meeting

Sew and Share

August Meeting Minutes

·         Held at Inspire Quilting in Plant city
·         We are now officially Tampa Modern Quilt Guild
o   Guests can visit two times
o   Members must pay dues to attend meetings and future challenges/events
o   Double check with Elizabeth that email is correct to get on the new group page from national MQG
o   Big Tent group to close at end of October
·         Alternative Meeting Spaces
o   Once construction is complete at Jimmie B. Keel library we hope to begin meeting their again
o   If you have a local church, club house,  community center, etc  please check to see if the group can meet their to give alternates.
·         Meeting Education: Solids in Modern Quilts
o   Solids show off graphic elements
o   Sowing piecing in quilts
o   Gradation of color to show movement

o   Needs to be solid color, not a gradient color. I.e. batiks are not solid, tone on tone is not solid