Before we start with the Parade of Red, White, Blue, etc., we thought we’d start off with a message from our President, Gayle:
Zoom through the second half of 2020 with us!
At our recent board meeting, via Zoom, we made the call that most organizations have. For the remainder of this year we will not plan any in person meetings. At this time Riverside City Libraries haven’t determined when they will open or when they will be providing space for group gatherings. We hold out a small hope that we might be able to plan something for December since our holiday meeting/party has always been a guild favorite, but that will remain to be seen.
Zoom Guild Meetings are scheduled as follows:
• August 1, 2020 Zoom Meeting 2 pm to 4 pm
• September 5, 2020 Zoom Meeting 2 pm to 4 pm
• October 3, 2020 Zoom Meeting 2 pm to 4 pm
• November 7, 2020 Zoom Meeting 2 pm to 4 pm
• December 5, 2020 Zoom Meeting 2 pm to 4 pm.
Zoom is EASY to use! Simply click on the link provided in your email invitation. You may be asked to do a quick download for the Zoom application. If you would like to try out Zoom and check your camera and microphone settings prior to a monthly meeting please contact me and I will arrange a brief practice Zoom with you. Zoom offers thirty minutes for free and I’m happy to plan a day and time, send you the invite, and help you become familiar with the process. Please keep in mind that I’m still a Zoom beginner myself and my technical skills are in development, although I’m pretty confident I can walk you through the basics necessary to join in for our guild meetings.
Our access to Zoom for meetings is provided as part of our membership with National MQG along with other resources such as free patterns and webinars, that are especially nice during this time. If you haven’t spent time on the national website ( www.themodernquiltguild.com ) we highly recommend it! Your membership with IEMQG includes membership there. The Opportunity Quilt is in my possession (perks of being the President!) and I’m in the process of binding and adding a hanging sleeve to finish it up. Once complete I’ll put our dedicated guild photographer (my husband, Mike, of course) to work. We have scouted a great location to create some photographs worthy of the quilt. The sale of raffle tickets for the Opportunity Quilt will launch the first of the year when we should have venues available for ticket sales.
See you on Zoom!
Gayle, President, IEMQG
For this post, we scooped up some red, white and blue quilts from all over, and included creations from our own Guild members. We have one more post featuring these colors, in any combination or parts of combination, so if you something to share, please send it to the guild email: email@example.com and include the following:
Quilter: Kelley Bachli
Quilt Description: a collection of small blocks at this point.
She writes: These cute flag blocks measure 7″ x 3 1/2″ each and were made by different members of my quilting bee, the Gridsters. Our bee consists of an impressive group quilters from all over the United States and for my month as “Queen Bee” I chose the American Flag block. These are the 24 flag blocks I’ve received so far, but as my month as Queen Bee continues, more will be coming in the mail (oh happy day, getting quilt blocks in the mail!). Once I have received them all I will begin assembling into a quilt. I adapted this block from Pat Sloan’s pattern, “Grand Ole Flag.” There is a free tutorial on her webpage (https://patsloan.typepad.com/files/pat-sloan-grand-ole-flag-bonus-pattern-directions.pdf).
Maker: Unknown, but from our Guild
Quilt Design: a series of crosses made from piecing and sashing.
Quilter: Tina Curren (Glendale Quilt Guild)
Quilt: Flag Quilt #4, wall quilt
In correspondence with Tina after seeing her work, she graciously allowed us to post this here for inspiration for us modern types. Her patterns can be found on ETSY.
We include a quilt from Thelma Childers, who every month has a parade of quilts, as she changes them out around her home. As award winner, she precision pieces her tops, but has them sent out for quilting. I thought this example of a zillion triangles worth having in our show here on the website. Her blog is Cupcakes and Daisies, and while more traditional, has pristine gems such as this one.
Maker: Mary Lousia Shultz, Pennsylvania
Quilt was hung in the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C. and is a quilt from 1898, and is inspired by the ten-week Spanish-American War (fought off the coast of Cuba). Several quilts in this exact design survive, suggesting a pattern that may have been printed in a nationally distributed media outlet.
Quilters: Stephanie and Abby of Empty Spools (Instagram)
Quilt Title: AmeriCone Dream
Makers Statement: AmeriCone Dream (named after Stephen Colbert’s Ben and Jerry’s ice cream) was made in June 2015. Blue and red are squared elements by Art Gallery Fabrics. This was made using the Kaleidoscope Ruler.
This is a quilt from the collection of Ken Burns, the American filmmaker and documentarian. His comments are just below the quilt, above.
Don’t forget to register on Wednesday for QuiltCon Together 2021. Information can be found in the email sent to your inboxes from the national The Modern Quilt Guild. Their website and catalog also have lots of information.
We are looking for your Strawberry Blocks! If you participated in the Modern Quilt Guild’s Monthly Block making, get them ready to send it for our Show and Share, coming up August 1st. Send in your photos of your blocks, or quilts you may want to have shown at Show and Share. Deadline for sending in photos to our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) is listed to your right, in the calendar (July 29).
Our next board meeting will be held January 20th, via Zoom. Notice how we are all dressed up in red, white and blue with our tiaras and sashes. If you wish to be included, please send an email to our new secretary, Lyn Hanna at our guild email (email address is listed at the top of this post).
We have one more Red, White and Blue post, coming up on July 27th. If you have a quilt that uses any of those colors, in any combination, please send them to our guild email. Thanks.