Sunday, June 13, 2021

April/May 2021 Meeting Recap

 The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild met via Zoom Saturday, April 17th at 10:30am.

Our Featured Freebie was presented by Misty Benson. She shared a tutorial for individual quilt block design boards from Snowy Days which can be found here.
The April Member Spotlight was Charla Brown, She has a new online fabric shop, Tree House Quilting Co. Check out the details here on the blog post or on the KMQG Instagram account.
We are seeking volunteers for Featured Freebies and Member Spotlights. If you have a favorite free tutorial or pattern that you use in your quilting life, please share it with us! Contact to work out which month your Featured Freebie will be highlighted. Also, we'd love to learn more about our members. Reach out to to schedule a month to be in the Member Spotlight.
The guild was able to meet live and in-person Saturday, May 15th. We had in actual in-person show and tell! 
First off, we were able to see the Restoration House Charity Bee groups quilts or quilt tops. We are very excited to be able to contribute these beautiful quilts.




Member Show and Tell followed:

Elizabeth's Hyphenated Quilt Along

Sandy's Hyphenated Quilt Along










We launched our Elements of Modern Quilting Series. The first element addressed was Alternate Gridwork. Sarah Elliott demonstrated different aspects of alternate gridwork offering a basic definition and sharing online examples in addition to some of her own quilts. The goal of this series is to provide clarity on each of the elements in the MQG's definition of Modern Quilting and help our members build confidence in using them in their own quilting.


May's Member Spotlight was Misty Benson. Check out the KMQG Instagram account or our website for those details.
The Smoky Mountain Quilters 40th Anniversary Ruby Jubilee Quilt Show is July 30-31, 2021 at the Knoxville Expo Center. The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild is sponsoring the Modern category.
QuiltCon 2022:The MQG sent an email regarding QuiltCon. Here are the pertinent details:
  • Dates: Feb. 16-20, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ

  • Hotel Reservations: Open June 7, 2021 (Discounted rooms sold out).

  • QuiltCon Catalogue of Events Release: June 24, 2021

  • Registration for Members: August 4, 2021

  • Submissions: September 1-October 31, 2021

  • Community Outreach Challenge Theme: Angles

We will not have a meeting in June. Those who signed up will be participating in an online Zoom workshop with Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill.
Our next meeting is July 17th at Westminster Presbyterian Church outdoor pavilion.