Sunday, April 17, 2016

April 2016 Meeting Recap

Music City Modern Quilt Guild
Meeting Recap
April 16, 2016

The charity quilt was returned to us.  Great work and THANK YOU to all the people who worked on this quilt!  We discussed options for donating the quilt.  One option is to donate it to a specific organization.  The other option mentioned was to raffle the quilt and donate the money to an organization.  No decision was made.  We will continue discussions next month.

The weekend of June 11-12, the St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild is traveling to Nashville for a shop hop.  We are trying to organize a meet up with them at some point during their visit.  Ashley will provide more details at a later time.

Michelle Wilkie will be teaching her Modern Block Design class to us on July 23.  Please note that this is a separate time from our normal monthly meeting.  There are only 20 spots available for the class.  Ashley will send the sign up email on May 1st.  The sign up will be first come, first serve.  This is for members only.

May Meeting – Open Sew

Show and Tell

After Show and Tell, Ashely taught us how to make zipper pouches.  Thank you Ashely and thank you to the helpers who assisted us newbies.  Take a look at a few of the pouches we made today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

March Meeting Recap

Last month Marcia Reel showed us how to do the quilt as you go method.  However, before that we had some show and tell!

There was a lot of catching up to do since we were in Paris in February!

Then Marcia taught us how quilt as we go, and quilt as we go, we did!

Monday, April 4, 2016

April 16 Meeting Reminder

This month we will be having a zipper pouch tutorial by me, Ashley Gomez!

If you'd like to pre cut your fabrics before the meeting, this will save a lot of time.  I'll be teaching you a really simple zipper pouch tutorial to make a basic zipper pouch. You can use the skills you'll learn here to make a variety of sized pouches for all sorts of needs.  I'll show you how to make a regular zipper pouch as well as a flat bottomed, "boxy" zipper pouch.  I'll be using the piece I made with Marcia's QAYG class in March to make my zipper pouch, if you'd like to do this as well, feel free!  If you're going to make both zipper pouches, please double your materials list!

Also, don't forget to bring some show and tell if you have something you'd like to share!

Materials list:

A zipper (Two if you want to make the two types I'll be showing you) - I'll be using a 10 inch zipper, feel free to use what size zipper you'd like your pouch to be

Outside fabric - Since my zipper is 10 inches, my fabric will be 12 x 6 inches.

Inside fabric - the same size as my outside fabric

Tab pieces - two pieces of fabric measuring 2 x 1 inches, one set for each pouch.

Scrap batting, fleece, etc - this gives your pouch a little body, feel free to use whatever type of interfacing you prefer.


Sewing machine, zipper foot, quarter inch foot, seam ripper, (thread!) and scissors, fabric and non fabric.

A pointed flip tool - something like a chopstick, a "that purple thang", a pencil, just something to help you poke out corners.

*Optional* some ribbon for a tab, dongle, key chain spot.