The Modern Quilt Guild

The Modern Quilt Guild

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

ABQ MQG Retreat!

Whew - what a weekend!  A quick recap of our sewing/quilting retreat to Las Vegas, NM:

Sewn:

1 dress
3 skirts
1 blouse
1 duffle bag
1 tote bag
1 Gumdrop Pillow
1 Pockets-to-Go

Quilted:

1 table runner
4 quilt tops
2 placemats
1 almost-finished quilt top


Knitted:

1 almost-finished hat
lots of spinning yarn

Ate:
chocolate, chips, fruit, enchiladas, cookies, yogurt, mixed nuts, chocolate, hummus, more chocolate, and this dip, which we could eat by the gallon:

Run out and buy it!!

Drank:
water, soda, sangri, pinot grigio, mescato, and more water
Playlist:
disco to Sinatra, alternative rock to 80s classics.

All in all, a productive and fabulous weekend!




Lisa's baby quilt began on the design wall like this:

but in the end, this was the design:










Time away from the world - spouses, jobs, children, day-to-day chores and the endless to-do list....was just what we needed!

If you live within a few hours of this town, and sew, take the time to get to Thread Bear, a fabulous quilting and yarn store right on the Plaza....say hi to Ann & Michael, who run the store, and give yourself an hour or sew to shop!

Friday, May 17, 2013

May meeting

We were thrilled to have Jen Giddens, pattern designer, be our guest speaker!  She also had a trunk show of her bags and purses, which had us ooohhhing and aaahhhing:



And the results of the block challenge:
.....many of which are going in to quilts to be raffled off at the Hipster's Craft Show July 13!


Thursday, April 25, 2013



Will you help?  We'll be collecting blocks donated and mailing them to Boston to be made into quilts for the bombing victims, families and others affected by the tragedy last week.  Here are the details:

Blocks sent to the Boston Modern Quilt Guild should be blue, yellow, gray, and white. All blocks should be 12½” tall x the width of your choice. That could mean 12½” x 7”, 12½” x 12½”, or anything wider, more narrow, or in between. Please machine piece your blocks in any style you would like. Please use only “quilt shop quality” 100% cotton or cotton/linen fabrics. Both print and solid fabrics are welcome. Our preference is white or light gray 100% cotton thread, but any coordinating thread of good quality will do.

Please get blocks dropped off to Hip Stitch by May 18 at the very latest,
 and we'll ship them off.

Thank you, Boston Modern Quilt Guild, for putting this together!

Friday, April 5, 2013

April meeting

The creativity was flowing last night at our meeting!  Melissa and Lois presented a challenge - we broke into 2 groups, with each group having a bag of scraps....we had 30 minutes to plan, cut, sew iron and finish a modern block.  It was fascinating to see how little or much planning went into this timed activity.....and how we truly ensconced Jacquie Gering's "Break Free, Go Bold" philosophy!

Here are a few pics: (I apologize for you having to turn your head to see a few....computer is refusing to rotate)

Lisa cutting w/Afton & Debbie looking on...

Teresa sewing

Sally sewing w/Suzanne looking on


Sally sewing

Cindy cutting w/me (Suzanne) looking on - wow, we really have the same hair!



finished blocks (turn your head to the right to see them correctly!

May's meeting will have us presenting our finished Emerald block challenge....which will then be all put together to go into the raffle quilt at the July Hipster's Craft Show - excitement!!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

MQG Working Group

Today - Sunday afternoon - was the perfect day to begin our Jacquie Gering working group.    Our goal is to each work on a technique of Jacquie's.....but today, we worked on our own modern projects - Melissa and Linda each did indeed follow Jacquie's modern-ness, though!