Tuesday, September 15, 2015

July Meeting Recap!

Be sure to check our Facebook page for some pictures from the meeting!

Our July Meeting was an absolute BLAST!  We were hosted by Sarah Shebaro at Striped Light! Can you believe the amazing mini quilt Melissa made for her!? Beautiful work, Melissa!

The KMQG is so excited to be making quilt blocks inspired by Sarah's work for our QuiltCon Charity Quilt this year.  We thought it would really help our creative process if Sarah shared her process with us!  So she gave us a tour of her studio and even gave a demo of her printing process!  Check out Facebook for a few short videos of Sarah's printing in action (One!) (Two!) and please enjoy some photos of Striped Light and their beautiful work & workspace!  Striped Light also has many classes available for purchase.  I don't know about you, but their Letterpress Calling Card class is calling my name!









2015 Dues
Dues are $40.00 for the 2015 calendar year.  If you haven't paid your dues, please fill out this Membership Application and pay your dues via PayPal or by check (details are on the application).  It's not too late to join! 

Stars for Stephanie
We're so excited to have 2 more quilt tops that have been completed in memory of our member, Stephanie Hicks. These will be quilted soon!  Thank you to everyone for your generous donations!  A special shout out to the Cincinnati MQG, the Music City MQG and the Central Jersey MQG who sent along blocks.  And of course our own KMQG members!  We have enough blocks to make at least 5-6 quilts for chemo rooms in the area.  Members are still hard at work constructing the quilts - we'll keep you updated on the progress.

Two Color Striped Charity Blocks

Pick any TWO colors from this palette and cut some strips and sew them together!  Strips can be any width, but each block must have only two colors and all strips in your block must be oriented in the same direction. Your inspiration is here!
Blocks must be 12.5" unfinished.

KMQG Summer Mini Quilt Swap!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the mini quilt swap!!  The quilts were absolutely stunning!! Great work everyone! 

Fall Retreat!  October 15-18, 2015 at Whistlestop Quilt Retreat in Sweetwater, TN
SIGN UP HERE for our Fall Retreat!
Cost is $65 for Thursday night and $85 each for Friday and Saturday nights.  Total for three night reservation is $235.00 and two night total is $170.  Upon making a reservation, half of the reservation total is due asap.  The final half will be due August 22 at the meeting .  You need to pay deposit as soon as possible.You will be e-mailed with payment instructions.
We will be taking just 10 reservations with a minimum of 6.  Each person will get their own twin bed, but you will more than likely be sharing a room with 1-2 others. 
Priority registration for KMQG members will end on June 6, 2015.  So if you want to come, reserve your spot now!
We will have two potluck meals, but you will be on your own for the rest of the meals.

Technicolor Galaxy BOM
Are you participating?  We would love to see your progress!  And share your work on instagram with #technicolorgalaxy!

QuiltCon West is Now Accepting Entries!
Entries will be accepted until November 30, 2015.

QuiltCon West Charity Quilt Challenge
We love participating in the QuiltCon charity quilt challenges! This year is no exception!  You can read more about the MQG rules for the 2016 challenge here - (KMQG Rules here).  The quilts this year must be made in an "Improv with Intent" style. We have decided to visit local letterpress studio Striped Light and use their work as inspiration for our improv charity quilt!  If improv seems totally alien to you and makes you a little squirmy, fear not! The national MQG has hosted lots of great webinars; one that you might find useful for this project is Improv with Intent with Cheryl Arkison from July 2014.  You can find the webinar here

Upcoming Events

September 16-19  - AQS QuiltWeek in Chattanooga, TN

September 19 - 10:15 AM - 12PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Monthly Meeting 

October 15-18 - KMQG Fall Retreat!  - Spots still open! (No meeting)

November 21 - 10:15 AM - 5PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Monthly Meeting + Sew In to finish QuiltCon Charity Quilt! 

December 19 - 10:15 AM - 12PM - Westminster Presbyterian Church - Monthly Meeting 

February 18-21, 2016 - QuiltCon WEST in Pasadena, CA

February 23-26, 2017 - QuiltCon EAST in Savannah, GA!

Please e-mail us at modknoxville@gmail.com with any questions you might have.