Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Alexia Abegg + Marcelle Medallion Class - Sept. 16!

Alexia Abegg of Green Bee Patterns and Cotton + Steel will be giving a lecture and Q&A at our Sept. 16 meeting followed by the Marcelle Medallion Workshop! Both the lecture & class are open to non-member registration, so everyone is welcome to attend our meeting, the lecture, and the class! Our meeting will kick-off at 10 a.m. with our Paint Chip Challenge reveals and other show & tells before moving on to the lecture. Space for the lecture & workshop is limited, so sign-up today! 

If you have questions, please contact us at musiccitymodernquilters@yahoo.com.

Location | 
Detailed directions will be e-mailed prior to the workshop
First Presbyterian Church
101 Legends Club Lane
Franklin, TN 37069

Saturday | Sept. 16

Lecture + Q&A
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Non-Members: $10

Lunch Break | Lunch is not provided, but the class location is easily accessible to some great options! Or feel free to "brown-bag" it!

Marcelle Medallion Workshop
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
MCMQG Members: $30
Non-Members: $40

*Note!! Select the option to join our guild on the registration form and save $5 on your lecture & workshop registration - plus, we're awesome all year 'round!

Learn more about Alexia, her fabric, and Green Bee Patterns on her website.

Friday, June 30, 2017

June Charity Sew

For our charity sew, Emily planned for us to make pillowcases with drawstrings for the Safe Room in Nashville.  These pillowcases will go to foster children who can use them to hold all of their belongings instead of the typical garbage bags. What a wonderful charity to sew for!  We completed 29 pillowcases at the meeting and hope to do it again soon.

French seams were a new skill for many, but we soon mastered them and had a great time making the pillowcases.  Thanks for planning this Emily!

We also chose two colors from a box for our paint chip challenge.  The finished projects will be shown at our September meeting.

Show and tell from June:

(this is the back of Lana's quilt, somehow it switched with the front)

The guild's charity Round Robin is coming along nicely! One more border should finish it off.

Round robin swaps look great so far! (Don't look Jayne)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

May Re-Cap #3

Saturday's Gam Clam workshop was very well attended.  Latifah shared all her secrets for making this awesome quilt.  That is all curved piecing with no appliqué.

Check out how amazing the quilts look amazing already after just one day!!

May re-cap #2

The Trunk Show with Latifah Saafir was so inspiring!  It was awesome to hear her talk about each of her quilts and hear the inspiration behind each.  We had new friends from as far away asChattanooga and Memphis just to learn from her.

Trunk show pictures:

May meeting re-cap

Many apologies for not getting this out sooner!!

May's classes and trunk show with Latifah Saafir were a resounding success. We had such a great turn out, met many new quilters, learned a lot, and had a ball.

During the bias tape workshop, participants learned about quilt design and making and sewing with bias tape. Everyone came up with their own plan for their finished project. Stay tuned for finished projects at our show and tell in the upcoming months.

Here are some pictures from the bias tape workshop:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Three Spaces Left! Latifah Saafir

Latifah Saafir will be in NASHVILLE May 12 & 13 for two workshops and a lecture/trunk show with the Music City Modern Quilt Guild. We have a LIMITED number of spaces left if you are interested in attending. Sign up for one or ALL of these special events!

If you have questions, please contact us at musiccitymodernquilters@yahoo.com.

Location | 
Detailed directions will be e-mailed prior to the workshop
First Presbyterian Church
101 Legends Club Lane
Franklin, TN 37069

Details about each workshop and the lecture/trunk show are below! Learn more about Latifah and her amazing modern quilts on her website.


Half-Day Workshop | Bias Tape Quilt, Airshow Pillow or Mini-Quilt
Time: 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
MCMQG Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Trunk Show & Lecture | Being True to Your Inner Artist
Time: 7:45 - 9:15 p.m.
MCMQG Members: Free
Non-Members: $15


Full-Day Workshop | The Glam Clam Quilt
Time: 9 - 5 (with a 2-hour lunch break- lunch included)
MCMQG Members: $80
Non-Members: $100

Full-Day Workshop | Bias Tape Airshow Pillow or Mini-Quilt
The first part of this class will explore the nature of designing with bias tape. You will learn about how bias tape works and the things you must understand in order to effectively work with bias tape. Next you will sketch your bias tape mini quilt or pillow. And then you will transfer the designs to fabric and start to sew them!

Lecture & Trunk Show | Being True to Your Inner Artist
An exploration of tips and insights to tapping into your own voice as a quilter. Learn practical techniques on how to tune into yourself and trust your instinct and vision. 

Full-Day Workshop | Glam Clam Quilt 
Everything is better when it’s bigger right? Even clamshells? Learn an alternative to hand piecing clamshells, by learning to piece these with your sewing machine. They are big, bold, and fun. Learn the tricks and tips to piece your very own 8” or 12” Glam Clam Quilt in any quilt size that you’d like without pins and without ironing!