Saturday, February 11, 2017

Paper Piecing Workshop: Feb. 18th (Brentwood Library)

February 18th Meeting
We will be  at the Brentwood Library in Meeting Room A. The library is close to I-65 (Concord Road exit). Address: 8109 CONCORD ROAD, BRENTWOOD, TN 37027.

Two Patterns/Two Methods
Debby, Jayne, Elizabeth, and Libby will teach two methods of paper piecing: one with freezer paper (the square in a square block) and one without (circle of geese). We will have time for you to try each method. Both are free patterns. We will have printed templates for everyone at the workshop.

  1. Fabric – take a look at the two patterns and decide what would be fun. 
  2. Normal sewing supplies (e.g. machine, thread, pins)
  3. Quarter inch ruler: A small regular ruler works if you don’t have a quarter inch ruler
  4. Thin index card type paper (e.g., index card, post card, cardboard from charm packs, file folder cut into quarters)
  5. Glue stick

  1. Wooden roller or small iron for pressing seams
  2. Small cutting board/ironing mat

We hope to see you at the Brentwood Library on Saturday, Feb. 18th!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

January 21st Open Sew

We had a great start to the year at Music City Modern Quilters! 25 people were in attendance, 5 of which were visitors. Two of the visitors joined at the January meeting. If you see E.A. or Elizabeth at future meetings, make sure and say hi.

There was a lot of business discussed before the open sew:

Schedule Conflicts
We have schedule conflicts at the church for February, March, and April. Changes below.
1. February 18th: This meeting will be in a different location. Location: TBD. Once we know where, you will know. We are having a paper piecing workshop that day with two different approaches – one with freezer paper and one with just copier or foundation paper. We will send a class info sheet before the workshop.
2. March 18th: A mini-retreat in the Nashville area. If you read Stefanie’s note, she is working on logistics. You will be able to choose to stay over one night (Saturday) or come and go or just come for one day.
Location: TBD
3. April 15 meeting moved to April 22nd. Will be at the church in Barr.

Upcoming Polls
I will post two polls later today. Some explanation below.
1. Vote on who you would like to see as guest speakers this year. We are looking at two guests for workshops with options for lectures/trunk shows. The costs are about the same. For a lecture/trunk show that everyone can attend, members will attend at no cost. For workshops, which will have limited numbers (~20), guild members will have a member-only price and non-guild members a slightly higher price. Don’t worry about cost now--very, very reasonable.
2. Vote on whether you want to participate in a guild round robin. We hope for round robin teams of 4-6 depending upon the number of guild members who want to participate. The quilt you start will be yours to do with as you want—keep, gift, donate.
The basic idea is to begin with a center block or strip that you bring to the February meeting. You pass that off to someone in your group. That person adds strips to your quilt. You can bring pieces of fabric you like (or not) or provide color ideas, but the second person has total creative control over the quilt and can choose to use your color scheme/fabric or not. The quilt is passed around at each meeting among the group members until the quilt top is finished. The quilt owner is responsible for completion.
For sample rules, check this:
(Both polls are  now open on the Facebook page)

Retreat 2017
Changed to a local mini-retreat over a weekend. See Stefanie's post. Still a long weekend to sew and socialize!

Retreat 2018
Please see Stefanie’s post re the retreat in 2018. We want to use the Five Star Retreat, but will need a deposit to hold it, so if you plan to go and can commit now, please send deposit money $125), so we can hold a weekend in 2018.

Show and Tell pictures:

Monday, December 5, 2016

December 10 Meeting Reminder!

This Saturday is our December meeting and holiday party!

Our activities will include our Secret Santa Swap, a potluck lunch, and Dirty Santa!

This meeting is always a lot of fun, so don't miss out!  Members, please check your emails to RSVP and sign up to bring items for our potluck.

See y'all Saturday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November Meeting Reminder!

This Saturday is a very busy meeting, so please don't miss it!  Because we are going to be so busy we'll need to start promtly at 10AM and we'll be in the Barr conference room.  This month we are covering the following:

  • Discussions of staying with or leaving the MQG
  • Electing/Voting on 2017 officers
  • NICU Smocks charity sew
Members, please check your emails for more details on all of these subjects!  We'll see you on Saturday!

Monday, October 3, 2016

October 15 Meeting Reminder

This month's meeting is going to be a combo open sew as well as a planning meeting for 2017.

If you have any suggestions for our calendar next year, please bring those ideas to the meeting!  Also bring along whatever project you'd like to get a few hours of working on with you.

Don't forget to bring along some show and tell! :)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

August 2016 Meeting
Open Sew

What a turn out for our August Open Sew!

September is the AQS Quilt Show in Chattanooga.  We will not be having our normal meeting.  Carpool options are available.  See the Facebook post to see who is attending.  Ashely is also coordinating a meeting time for lunch or dinner with the Chattanooga MQG.

October is Open Sew and 2017 planning.  Wow, time sure does go by fast.  November is our charity sew.  We will need to make a decision on what we would like to make for our charity sew as well as evaluate fabric needs.   December is our Holiday Party and Stefanie Williams has already started organizing our Secret Santa Swap on Facebook.

Below are pictures from Show and Tell!  Big meeting attendance means lots of show and tell.  Enjoy!