Thursday, January 18, 2024

KMQG January meeting moved to Virtual

Due to the road conditions and the weather forecast, our meeting on January 20 was a virtual meeting.

We hope to be back to normal in-person meetings next month.


Wednesday, December 13, 2023

November and December 2023

November

KMQG met on Saturday November 18, 2023

Charity Quilts

We saw three charity quilts in various states of completion made with blocks constructed by members.  

The polka dot star quilt has been completed - pieced, assembled, quilted, and bound.


Sandy and Elizabeth used surplus polka dot star blocks to construct a second quilt top which will now go for quilting - watch this space for the completed quilt.

Another quilt which we saw as a completed top last month has been quilted and has now gone for binding - look out for a picture of that when it's all finished.

November Show & Tell

As usual, an inspiring and very varied collection of members' projects.

Melissa with an example of Improvisation, which was the element of Modern Quilting that we discussed at this meeting


Melissa also showed a great example of using up 'orphan' blocks to make a wall hanging


Diana's inherited quilt top - assembled and quilted

Diana

Betsy modeling her completed quilted coat from last year's retreat

3 of the blocks that Sherry has designed and pieced inspired by books as part of the 'Patchwork & Prose'  Block of the Month


'Hilda' from Jo

Paulina's completed Daisy Quilt


Erin: quilt front
Erin : a close up of the back to show the quilting


Kelly: 3 blocks from an ongoing Block of the Month

December

We met on Saturday December 9th.  This meeting included our Holiday Party, where we had a mug rug swap with members taking home a beautiful mug rug made by another member.  We also held our election of officers for 2024.

December Show & Tell

Kelly's cute set of zippered pouches
Kelly
Kelly


Laura

Sherry: another block inspired by a book

Christy

Elizabeth

Sandy
Sandy: another example of a sewing organizer made at the October retreat
Sandy


Emma (front)
Emma (back)



Jo
A detail from Jo's quilt above to show some of the quilting


Jenny


That's all for this year!  We look forward to more quilting in 2024!!

Friday, November 17, 2023

October 2023 Meeting

Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild met on Saturday October 21st.

Nominations opened for the election of KMQG officers for 2024.  Nominations close November 30th and voting will take place at our holiday meeting on December 9th.

We saw another Restoration House Project quilt top finished.

Our latest Restoration House Project quilt top

KMQG Fall Retreat

A group of members met for our fall retreat on Friday evening October 13 and Saturday October 14.  Several sewers took a class led by Jo to make a sewing organizer.  Otherwise we took the chance to work on a variety of our own projects.



October Show & Tell

Laura
Laura


Paulina's sewing organizer made at the retreat

Paulina then adapted the sewing organizer to make a bag
Paulina

Pat, putting stash to good use

Jo, inspired by the sewing organizer project

Jo's house quilt - front and back


Diane


Jane


Elizabeth


Kelly


Friday, October 20, 2023

September 2023 Meeting

KMQG met on Saturday 16 September.

We continued our discussions about features and characteristics of Modern Quilting, looking at some examples of high contrast and graphic use of color.

We saw one of Restoration House Project charity quilts pieced and quilted.  The brief for this quilt was to make a star block using one of the spotted fabrics that was provided.  It's great to see the variety of blocks.  We look forward to seeing it bound and completed.

Charity Quilt just waiting to be bound

As usual, we had an inspiring collection of projects in the Show&Tell.

September Show & Tell

Kirsty


Elizabeth


Cassandra
Cassandra
Cassandra



Emily


Pat
Pat


Jo
Jo


Paulina

Erin's quilt for Alice, with matching book bag


Diana
Diana
Diana

Jennifer
Jennifer
Jennifer