Thursday, November 24, 2022

November 2022 Meeting Recap

Recently finished charity quilt for The Restoration House

The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild met on November 19 for our monthly meeting. Here's the news and what happened!

Upcoming quilting events

Election News

Nominations are open for our December election. Positions are: Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Education Coordinator, Programming & Special Events Coordinator. Interested members should contact

KMQG Block of the Month 2022

We revealed the final block in our 2022 series, the Mosaic block. Information has been sent to members and is also available here.

KMQG Show 2023

A reminder and call for quilts for our Quilt Show which will showcase modern quilts by Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild members and will run March 3-31, 2023 at the Emporium in downtown Knoxville.

KMQG Charity Quilt

We will be collecting the latest charity block, Almost an Echo, again at the December meeting. Tutorial here. Please use the following color palette.

Quiltcon 2023 Community Outreach Quilt Challenge

The guild's entry for the next Quiltcon Community Outreach Challenge is complete! Watch the blog for an exclusive post, but we agreed on a name for the quilt at this meeting: Radiata. The inspiration for the quilt design was a Radiated Tortoise (species name Astrochelys radiata) at the Knoxville Zoo.

Mug Rug Swap

We'll swap mug rugs at the next meeting/holiday party. Members should bring a completed mug rug to participate.

Mystery Purple Mini Quilt Challenge

Members are asked to make a 20-x-20-inch mini quilt using the purple solid provided by the guild and featuring at least one MQG-specified characteristic modern quilting. Minis are due February 18 and will hang in the quilt show.

Show & Tell

A bunch of members brought their blocks from the Block of the Month series:






Annie and Jo shared their mini quilts for our Mystery Purple Mini Challenge -- all quilts will hang in our quilt show in March 2023:



Betsy and Pat shared their quilt coat progress:



There were also a lot of finished and in-progress projects to admire:

Pat & Annie







Next meeting: Saturday, December 10 @ Westminster Presbyterian Church (10:30 am)

Sunday, November 20, 2022

KMQG Block of the Month 2022: Block 10, Mosaic


Congratulations to everyone who has been quilting along with our 2022 block of the month series -- we've made it to the final block! We're keeping things nice and easy with the Mosaic block, which consists of just 16 HSTs!

If you would like to make 8-at-a-time half-square triangles, you can follow this tutorial. The HSTs need to be trimmed to 3 1/2" before assembling the block. If you would rather make 2 at a time, cut 4 1/8" squares to start with and you'll have enough extra to trim the HSTs to size.

If you're following the two-color prompt, the only adjustment you'll make is in how you position the HSTs to get the opposite layout.