Thursday, August 28, 2014

What we've been doing!

We finished our pink log cabin quilt - it's a cute baby quilt.  We collected over 50 blocks made with Mama Said Sew fabric.  We pieced together 2 tops and laid out a third.



 
We selected a new charity quilt block project:
  • Create a 12.5" square wonky house block.  Use any pattern and fabrics or make up your own house.  Just have fun with scraps. We'll collect them through December and then create a top.

We began discussing ideas for starting a bee in the late autumn/winter.  If you want to participate let us know in September and we will formulate plans.

The next meeting will be Monday, September 15th at 7:00pm.  The meeting will be at Title Wave Books.  

We will be displaying some of our modern quilts at the Great Alaskan Quilt Show September 13 and 14.  Stop by and see all the beautiful quilts at the Conoco-Phillips Atrium (7th and G Street in downtown Anchorage) from 10am to 4pm.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Upcoming Meeting - February 17th

The next meeting will be Monday, February 17th at 7:00pm.  The meeting will be at Title Wave Books.  

Bring finished and in progress quilting projects for show and tell.  Be inspired to try a new technique or use a new fabric.

At our January meeting we wrapped up our dots and strips challenge. We collected 11 blocks and will be making a cute little baby quilt.

We also finished our Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake fabric challenge quilt.



Current Challenge:  
  • Create a block (or several) of any size using Mama Said Sew fabric or any solid in black, red, gray or cream.  We have a few more packages of Mama Said Sew fabric to give away and get you started. 

Current Charity Quilt Block Project:
  • Create a 12.5" square pink log cabin block.  Start with a black fabric center square of any size and build the log cabin block with pink fabrics (any and all shades).  You can make the block wonky or not - have fun!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Upcoming Meeting - January 20th

The next meeting will be Monday, January 20th at 7:00pm.  The meeting will be at Title Wave Books.  

Bring finished and in progress quilting projects for show and tell.  Be inspired to try a new technique or use a new fabric.

Current Challenge:  
  • Create a block (or several) of any size using Mama Said Sew fabric or any solid.  We have a few more packages of Mama Said Sew fabric of anyone who missed the December meeting. 
Current Charity Quilt Block Project:
  • Create a 12.5" square blocks using polka dots and/or stripes.  Use any pattern for the blocks - use stripes or dots or both combined them with solids to make your block.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Upcoming Meeting - November 18th

The next meeting will be Monday, November 18th at 7:00pm.  The meeting will be at Title Wave Books.  

Bring finished and in progress quilting projects for show and tell.  Be inspired to try a new technique or use a new fabric.

Current Challenge:  Create a block of any size using Riley Blake fabric or any solid

Current Charity Quilt Block Projects:
  • Create a 12.5" square blocks using polka dots and/or stripes.  Use any pattern for the blocks - use stripes or dots or both combined them with solids to make your block.

Finished Charity Quilts:  A few quilts have been completed using our crumb blocks from last quarter and some extra bee blocks






Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Upcoming Meeting - October 21st


The next meeting will be Monday, October 21st at 7:00pm.  The meeting will be at Title Wave Books.  

Bring finished and in progress quilting projects for show and tell.  Be inspired to try a new technique or use a new fabric.

Current Charity Quilt Block Projects:
  • Create a 12.5" square blocks using polka dots and/or stripes.  Use any pattern for the blocks - use stripes or dots or both combined them with solids to make your block.


Our group was in the news. See more here.

Below are photos from our last meeting.


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Upcoming Meeting - September 16th


The next meeting will be Monday, September 16th at 7:00pm.  The meeting will be at University Center - tables near the main entrance.  

Bring finished and in progress quilting projects for show and tell.  Be inspired to try a new technique or use a new fabric.

Current Charity Quilt Block Projects:
1.  Create a crumb block in a single color way (oranges, reds, yellows, blues, purples, greens, pinks, etc) of your choice measuring 12" x 18" finished.  Use big or little scraps to make the block.  If the size is intimidating for a crumb block, consider making six 6" crumb blocks then sewing them into a larger block for the charity quilt.

Below are photos from our last meeting.
Our second log cabin charity quilt is quilted

The final painted block quilts are complete


We have a growing number of crumb blocks

We created the top for a charity baby quilt with extra bee blocks

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Upcoming Meeting - August 25th


The next meeting will be Sunday, August 25th at 2:00pm.  The meeting will be at Seams Like Home.

Bring finished and in progress quilting projects for show and tell.  Be inspired to try a new technique or use a new fabric.

Current Charity Quilt Block Projects:
1.  Create a crumb block in a single color way (oranges, reds, yellows, blues, purples, greens, pinks, etc) of your choice measuring 12" x 18" finished.  Use big or little scraps to make the block.  If the size is intimidating for a crumb block, consider making six 6" crumb blocks then sewing them into a larger block for the charity quilt.