Saturday, September 28, 2019

September Meeting Recap

Hello! The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild's monthly meeting in September 2019 was incredibly well-attended! In addition to a wonderful showing from our members, we welcomed some visitors and even picked up one new member. Our guild has grown quite a bit in the last few years, and we're all so happy to share our love of modern quilting with other quilters and crafters in the area.

A quick recap of what happened this month and what's coming up ...

We exchanged brown bags of fabric for our secret holiday gift swap. Members will make a gift for the person whose bag they picked, and gifts will be exchanged at our holiday party on December 14.

Our annual fall retreat at Whistlestop Quilt Retreat in Sweetwater, TN, is planned for October 24-27. Members can sign up using the form emailed to them. Contact modknoxville@gmail.com for more information.

The next Sit and Stitch social event will be Friday, October 18 at Panera (Cedar Bluff) at 6:30 p.m. Bring handwork or design work, grab a drink or bite to eat, and enjoy the company.

One of our members, Cathy, is teaching a class in October at Stitches N Stuff Fabric Shoppe in Powell. You can find information on it here. The two-day class uses the Creative Grids new Oval Ruler.

Our Featured Freebie this month was shared by Ginger and Liz. It's the Best Nest Organizer Basket from Nancy's Notions, and it's completely adorable. Check out the free PDF tutorial at https://www.nancysnotions.com/media/pdfs/nn/best-nest-organizer-basket.pdf.

We recently delivered another quilt to The Restoration House for a graduating family. We were told that the mom's favorite color is purple, so we used a purple print backing to customize it for her. Thanks to all the members who created blocks, Sarah for assembling the top, and Jennifer for longarm quilting. (The block is from the Sugarplum Table Runner Quilt Along by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts.)



We also have donated our 2018 QuiltCon charity quilt to the local American Cancer Society group to include in their silent auction fundraiser at the Hope Gala in November. We hope it raises a significant amount of money for them, and we look forward to hearing the results.



Now for some show and tell from our members!

Lori

Cathy

Cathy

Rosalind

Jo

Jo

Halle

Christy

Phyllis

Margo

Margo

Ana

Ana

Ana

Ana

Ana

Ana
Misty

Next meeting: Saturday, November 16, 10:30-12 at Westminster Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

June & July Meetings Recap

Summer is flying by this year! Can you believe it's almost September?!?!?

Here's a look at what KMQG members were working on in June & July...


J U N E

CATHY

CATHY

ELIZABETH

ELIZABETH

ELIZABETH

EMILY

ERIN

MICHELLE T.

MICHELLE T.

SARAH
SARAH

SARAH

YVONNE



J U L Y

SANDY

ROSALIND

ROSALIND

PAT

LORI

ERIN

ELIZABETH

CATHY

CATHY

NEXT MEETING: September 21, 10:30 AM - Noon at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. 






















August Meeting Recap

Our August meeting was fairly brief. We covered the usual guild business and debuted a new activity. Every month a member will be sharing a featured freebie, including things such as free tutorials, blocks, or any other quilting-related freebie.

Guild chair, Elizabeth Rea, kicked it off with the Scissors Cozy tutorial from Svetlana at s.o.t.a.k handmade. You can find the tutorial here. I'm betting we'll be featuring at least a few of these adorable cozies made by KMQG members in upcoming Show & Tell sessions.

Speaking of Show & Tell, here's what KMQG members have been working on lately...


ELAINE

ELIZABETH

ELYSSA

ELYSSA

ERIN


Karen (This was Karen's first KMQG Meeting.
We loved meeting her and seeing her beautiful quilts!
Karen, we hope to see you at future meetings!

Karen

MELISSA

MELISSA

MELISSA

MICHELLE T.

YVONNE

Our next meeting is September 21, from 10:30 AM - Noon at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. In addition to guild business and Show & Tell, we will be having swapping brown bags for the Holiday Party gift exchange and the Light Up Trading Card workshop.

Hope to see you there!