Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Annoucing our 2018 Retreat!


We're super excited to announce that registration for our 2018 retreat is OPEN! 

Our retreat is scheduled for February 16-18, 2018 at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. This is a no-frills retreat - in that it is at a state park - but we plan to have a lot of fun, including a pop-up shop graciously provided by Anna Maria Horner's shop CraftSouth!

The retreat is open to both members and non-members alike, so friends, friends-of-friends, and quilty acquaintances are all welcome! The registration fee covers the cost of sewing space only, and there are a couple of options for lodging, including a few triple occupancy cabins or double occupancy rooms at the park's inn (or feel free to book at another inn on your own or commute from home!).


There will be a kitchen available with shared refrigerator space if you want to bring snacks, drinks, and other food items. There is a restaurant on premises and more dining options within a short drive from the park. BONUS - there are a couple of CUTE shops near to or on the way, including the Dancing Bobbin in Spring Hill and Needle & Grain in Columbia (it's new and looks super cute!).


Register

Please complete the registration form entirely to save your spot. The current cost for sewing space is only $64! Be sure to choose your lodging options if you plan to stay on site. You will need to provide all your meals - or pro-tip: plan a meal schedule with some friends/roomies. After you have completed the form, please send a friends & family payment via PayPal to musiccitymodernquilters@yahoo.com in the amount of $50. This is a deposit to hold your spot. Your final payment will be due by January 1, 2018.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

August Open Sew + Destash Sale!



Our August Open Sew and Destash Sale was loud and a little crazy - the fabric was flying - but definitely fun! We welcomed a few new members and guests to the group, and had a massive round of show & tell's from everyone.



Our Round Robin Groups are in their fifth round of the challenge and looking great! Marcia, Emily and Katie D. brought their latest rounds to swap.We're in the home stretch!



Emily & Vicki showed off finished quilts from our May class with Latifah Saafir. Loving how different the color schemes are, but the clams are still super glam!


 Leslie showed off this gorgeous limited palette quilt that she brought to finish binding. Her spiral quilting was amazing!!


Cotton + Steel Les Fleurs and Chambray Economy Block Quilt by Katie H.


 Polaroid I Spy Baby Quilt by Emily


Peach and Green Baby Quilt by Katie H.


Woodland Triangle Baby Quilt by Vicki


Interlock Quilt Top by Maria


Easy Cathedral Window Mini by Kristina



Applique Dog Portrait by Olivia


 Two Rows from Row by Row by Jennifer


Bias Tape Applique Mini from our May Workshop by Emily

See? Told you! Lots of show-offs this month... but we love 'em anyway! We can't wait to see what our members bring next month! Just a couple of reminders for our September meeting, which is going to be a little different...



September 16 Meeting Agenda


10-11 a.m. | Paint Chip Challenge Finals! Show & Tell

11 - 12:30 | Lecture/Q&A/Pop-up Shop with Alexia Abegg

12:30 - 1:30 | Lunch Break

1:30 - 4:30 | Marcelle Medallion Workshop with Alexia Abegg (registration required)

** If you haven't registered for the workshop, there are only 2 spots still available so, please register today!** REGISTER HERE







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.
MCMQG Members: FREE
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: