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January Meeting Recap

We had a very well attended January meeting. What a great way to begin the new year! Our president, Candy Scott started the meeting off with some important announcements. She was followed by an introduction to our 2023 Block of the Month program by member, TriciaWilliams. Next we saw many fantastic show and share items from our talented members. Program Vice President’s Laura Green and Jennifer Boling wrapped it up with a fun, informative, and interactive workshop on modern wedges. Following the workshop they announced our first challenge of 2023 – the Modern Wedge Challenge!

Did you miss the meeting? Do you need a brief review? Then read on because we’re have all the details right here!

Announcements

  • 2023 Membership dues are now due. The cost is $45 and includes one book of Opportunity Quilt raffle tickets. Go to Members’ Corner for more information.
  • Sign-ups have started for our 2023 Retreat, November 6-9th at Vina de Lestonnac. Total cost is $410, and includes four nights and all meals. Deposit of $100 required. Go to Members’Corner for more information.
  • Drop-in Sew: on Zoom. Link goes out the Sunday before. January 9th and 23rd, 7 – 9pm.
  • Saturday, February 4th Meeting: Guest speaker Carolina Oneto
  • Saturday March 4th Meeting: 2022 BOM Reveal. Have at least a quilt top to show.
  • Sunday June 4rd Meeting: Guest Speaker, Veruschka Zarate of Pride and Joy Quilting
  • Saturday, July 1st Meeting: Wedge Challenge Reveal
  • Fabric of a Nation Exhibit at Skirball Cultural Center now through March 12, 2023. Click here for more Info

2023 Block of the Month

Guild member Tricia Williams kicked off our program with Half Square Triangles (HST’s). This year each block will be made with 16 same-sized HST’s. This modern take on a sampler quilt was designed by Omaha Modern Quilt Guild Member, Stephanie Jacobson and is used with her permission. Members will need a total of 192 same-sized HST’s. The size of the finished quilt will depend on the size of the HST’s each member chooses to make, and whether or not sashing is used. There are plenty of ways to make HST’s and we will share some of them on the Block of the Month page here. Check out the page for all the details, some inspiration, and some helpful tutorials.

Modern Wedge Challenge

Put on your thinking caps and your Machingers and join our 2023 quilt challenge, “Wedges”. Grab your 9°, 10°, 15°, 45° or whatever size wedge you have and create! We will show off our quilts at the July 2023 meeting. For the rules and other helpful information, check out our our 2023 Challenge page.

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Our talent members had quilt a variety of work to impress us with!

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Meeting Recap

Did you miss our October meeting? Well now you can get caught up with what’s happening at the IEMQG. Read on for important announcements and some eye candy from our members, and don’t forget to Like this post.

It’s Time to Vote!

We owe a big thank you to our nominating committee, Jennifer Boling, Michele Nichols, and Candy Scott, for filling our slate. We will vote on these positions at our November meeting. There are still a few unfilled opportunities for anyone who is interested in joining us. We have lots and lots of fun! The slate is proposed as follows:

  • President – Candy Scott
  • VP Programs – Jennifer Boling and Laura Greene
  • VP Communications – Patti Reyes
  • Secretary – Debbi LoCicero and Debbi Lepper
  • Treasurer – Gayle Bennett
  • Assistant Treasurer – Open
  • Membership and Social Media – Kate McCarthy
  • Parliamentarian – Open
  • Block of the Month – Trisha Williams
  • Hospitality – Pat Klassen
  • Facilities – Christine Sharp
  • Retreat – Lynn Hanna
  • Charity Quilts – Gayle Bennett
  • Opportunity Quilt – Open

Program

Our October program was all about quilt binding. Laura Greene demonstrated a fast and easy way to attach quilt bindings. She gave us tips and tricks for squaring up quilts, and turning perfect corners. She also showed us how to make biased binding, faced binding, scalloped binding and flanged binding.

Announcements

  • QuiltCon Community Challenge Quilt. Join us and help finish our 2023 QuiltCon quilt. Our last sewing day is Saturday, October 15th from 10am to 3pm at Lake Mathews Community Center. Be sure to save the date! See more information here.
  • Don’t Miss our Retreat, November 7th – 10th at Vina De Lestonnac: Total cost is $410 for four nights and meals. Please pay in full. More information in Member’s Corner.
  • Drop in and Sew: On Zoom. Link goes out the Sunday before. October 10th and 24th from 7 to 9 pm. More information in Member’s Corner.
  • QuiltCon Submission Deadline: Monday, October 31st. More info here
  • MQG Sessions: Oct. 13-16, Virtual event, $95 fee. Register at MQG Sessions.
  • Be sure to check out the MQG Website for important updates. It is not too late to register for QuiltCon or join the Mini Swap.
  • Road to CA Special Exhibit: SCCQG Quilts of California. Deadline to enter is October 24th. Enter Here
  • Road to CA Opportunity Quilt: Volunteers are needed to sell Opportunity Quilt raffle tickets at the show on Friday, and also to help with the show in other ways (ie white gloving, set up, take down). You can earn free admission If you volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours.
  • November 5th Meeting: Member University! Sharon Bergh will talk about Bias Markers and Rotary Cutter Care, Jennifer Boling will show us how to Iron on the Bias, Christine Sharp will demonstrate Making a Wallet, and Lynn Hanna will give an Art Book Review
  • December 10th Meeting: Holiday Party! More information to come.
  • February 4th Meeting: Guest Speaker, Carolina Oneto
  • June 3rd Meeting: Guest Speaker, Veruschka Zarate of Pride & Joy Quilting

Charity Quilts

Gayle Bennett showed us some examples of three-yard quilts that our members made for donation to House of Ruth, a national organization serving the Inland Empire, founded in 1976 and opened on November 21, 1977. House of Ruth is a non-profit organization that serves men, women and children who are abused and homeless. If you are interested in making a quilt for House of Ruth, we have fabric for you, or you are welcome to use your own fabric.

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Our talented members never disappoint. Here’s a review of what we were treated to!

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August Meeting Recap

SAQA Trunk Show

Thank you to member, Lynn Hanna, for bringing us the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) trunk show that included 40 unique mini art quilts, and showcased a variety of materials, techniques, and subject matter. Members who attended were delighted with a broad spectrum of creativity. There was so much to explore!

Check out this slide show of meeting photos to see all the fun!

Show and Share

We had a fantastic August Show and Share!!! Please check out the slide show below for all the beautiful finishes by our talented members. If you have quilts to share, please email a photo to iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com , and if you are attending in person, please bring your show and share items along. We love seeing what you’ve created.

Dates to Remember

  1. QuiltCon Community Challenge Quilt. Join us and help make our 2023 QuiltCon Quilt. We have scheduled three sewing days at Lake Mathews Community Center. Be sure to save these dates, August 10th, September 21st, and October 15th from 10 am to 3 pm. Learn all about this great opportunity here.
  2. Don’t miss our Retreat, November 7th – 10th at Vina De Lestonnac: $100 reserves your spot. Total cost is $410 for four nights, meals included. More information in Members’ Corner.
  3. Drop in and Sew: On Zoom. Links go out the Sunday before August 8th and 22nd 7pm to 9pm. More information in Members’ Corner.
  4. Be sure to check out the MQG Website for important updates. QuiltCon registration begins on August 16th the catalog is now available.
  5. Check out MQG Virtual Sessions: October 13-16, register on MQG Website.
  6. Dont miss our September 3rd Meeting, at Arlington Public Library and on Zoom. More details to come.

Upcoming Meetings

  • September: Christine Sharpe will teach us to make Holiday Stockings and Patti Reyes will show us a few tips and tricks for making beautiful quilts from scraps
  • October: Laura Green will teach us some useful binding techniques.
  • November: Member University, and… did you adopt orphan blocks at our May meeting? Be ready to share your results in November.
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August 6th Meeting News

You don’t want to miss our August 6th meeting! IEMQG member, Lynn Hanna is bringing us the SAQA Trunk Show (SAQA stands for Studio Art Quilt Associates. Learn more at saqa.com). We’ll get to see over forty mini art quilts like the ones featured above! We will spread them out on the tables for everyone to enjoy and we’ll discuss what makes them so wonderful.  While we are enjoying the quilts in person, members on Zoom will access a link with photos of all the quilts we are viewing. What a fantastic opportunity to become inspired.

We’ll also have show and share. Please bring your latest finishes, and don’t forget to send us a photo by Friday before the meeting to iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com so that Zoom participants can see your items too.

Be there at 1:30 to enjoy some social time. Meeting starts at 2 pm. We are
meeting at the Arlington Library, 9556 Magnolia, Ave, Riverside, CA 92503.

Dates to Remember

  • QuiltCon Community Challenge Quilt. Join us and help make our 2023 QuiltCon Quilt. We have scheduled three sewing days at Lake Mathews Community Center. Be sure to save these dates, August 10th, September 21st, and October 15th from 10 am to 3 pm. Learn all about this great opportunity here.
  • Don’t miss our Retreat, November 7th – 10th at Vina De Lestonnac: $100 reserves your spot. Total cost is $410 for four nights, meals included. More information in Members’ Corner.
  • Drop in and Sew: On Zoom. Links go out the Sunday before August 8th and 22nd 7pm to 9pm. More information in Members’ Corner.
  • Be sure to check out the MQG Website for important updates. QuiltCon registration begins on August 16th the catalog is now available.
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June Meeting Recap and Workshop Opportunity

What an Inspirational meeting we had in June! In her lecture, “Spontaneous Creation and Inspiration”, our guest speaker, Sheila Frampton Cooper, shared her early artistic endeavors and quilting journey which started with the “Linus Project”. She took us through her move abroad, the evolution of her improvisational art and quilts, and her hand dyed fabrics. She showed many of her beautiful quilts in different stages of development giving us a clue into her upcoming workshop. You can see more of Sheila’s wonderful quilts and art work on her website zoombaby.com

After Sheila’s lecture, We Celebrated our 6th Birthday!!! Thank you to our President, Candy Scott who spoiled us with delicious mini bundt cakes for all!

Congratulations to our new member Barbara Dawson, our membership raffle winner.

Workshop Details

Please Join us for Sheila Frampton Cooper’s workshop, “Lines and Curves”. Sheila will guide us through the process of designing our own quilt with little or no pre-planning. She’ll discuss basic design and composition, color and value, quilting, and most importantly, we’ll learn to trust our instincts!!

Class Details: $45 for members, $55 for nonmembers, July 3rd and 10th, 10 am to 1 pm on Zoom. Pay Via PayPal. Email us to let us know you’re signing up or with any questions at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Supply List

We will be making our own unique quilt similar to the one pictured below.

  • 100% cotton solids. Make sure to have light, medium, and dark values for each color you plan to use. Solid fat quarter bundles with color gradients work well.
  • Try to have at least a yard of background fabric, in several shades or cream/taupe.
  • Basic sewing supplies: sewing machine, thread, rotary cutter, mat, seam ripper, iron, spray bottle, sketch book and pencil, flannel design wall.

For more information about supplies and fabric selection please visit zoombaby.com

Announcements

Be sure to save the dates below and join us for some quilty fun!

Email us any time at iemoderquiltguild.com with questions.

  • Next General Meeting July 2nd, 2 pm, Arlington Library 9556 Magnolia Ave, Riverside.
  • Roundabout Challenge: Due at July Meeting. Details on website. Bring your quit to the meeting and email us a photo for our members on Zoom.
  • Raffle Basket: It is overflowing with goodies that could be yours! Tickets will be on sale at the July meeting. The winner will be picked at the July meeting.
  • Volunteers Needed: to sell Opportunity Quilt tickets at the Long Beach Quilt Festival, Thursday August 4th through Saturday August 6th.
  • QuiltCon Community Challenge: Help us make a group quilt for QuiltCon. This year’s theme is Color Shift, and we’ve scheduled some sewing days. Save the dates and join us: Aug. 10th, Sept. 21, and Oct. 15. More info to come. For more information please go to http://QuiltCon.com and select Quilt Show, Challenges.
  • QuiltCon Challenges: The MQG has announced several individual challenges for QuiltCon 2023. Don’t miss your opportunity to participate! use the same link above.
  • Sew Powerful Purses: Please consider making a purse for African women and girls to carry their feminine hygiene products to and from school and work. The pattern and more information can be found at www.sewpowerful.org. You can give your purse to Laura Green at the July meeting.
  • Don’t miss our Retreat on November 7th – 10th at Vina De Lestonnac: $100 reserves your spot. Total cost is $410 for four nights and meals. more information in Member’s Corner.
  • Drop in and Sew: June 13th and 27th, 7 to 9 pm.
  • Join our 12 x 12 Challenge: Contact iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com
  • Global Quilt Connection Sampler Platter: July 30th and 31st from 12 to 3pm Pacific Time
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President’s Message

Greetings Modern Quilters!

Welcome new members! I’m so excited to see all the new faces at our meetings and even at Zoom Drop-in Sew. We do our best to welcome everyone whether you are new to quilting, an experienced quilter, or somewhere in between. We are so glad that you have found us.

This month we are celebrating our 7th Birthday. Our June meeting will be a hybrid meeting (in person at Arlington Library and on Zoom) with guest speaker, Sheila Frampton Cooper speaking to us via zoom. Sheila will also teach a 2-half-day class via Zoom on July 3rd and 10th, and we will join from our own sewing rooms. Remember to sign up early, as the class is limited to the first 20 quilters. The price is $45 for guild members and $55 for non-members.

It is hard to believe that we are already in May, 2022. Wasn’t QuiltCon just a few weeks ago? What a great turn-out of IEMQG members we had, and I’m already looking forward to next February 22-26, 2023 when we meet in Atlanta.

Speaking of QuiltCon 2023, be on the lookout for email from the MQG with a schedule of classes, lectures and sign-up dates. There will be a separate email regarding hotel reservations. The MQG block of rooms sells out quickly, so now is the time to start planning.

May Meeting Recap

Our May meeting was in person at the Lake Mathews Community Center where we were able to share ideas for up-cycling our left over quilt blocks (orphan blocks) and even swap a few blocks. Our talented members shared bags, pouches, rug mugs, pin cushions, pillow tops and even quilts made with left over blocks. Members also brought their left over blocks to the meeting for adoption by others who left the meeting inspired to give the adopted orphan blocks new life. It will be fun to see what members do with their adopted blocks. Maybe we’ll see some get turned in to Sew Powerful Purses! Go to www.sewpowerful.org to learn more about how these purses keep African girls in school! Give your finished purse to Laura Green before our August meeting.

Announcements

  • We need volunteers to help sell Opportunity Quilt tickets at the Long Beach International Quilt Festival August 4th – 6th. Email us at iemodernquiltguild@iemqguild.com
  • Don’t miss our Retreat on November 7th-10th at Vina De Lestonnac, $100 reserves your spot. Total cost is $410 for four nights and all meals.
  • Join our 12 x 12 Challenge! learn more at 6 pm before Drop-in Sew.
  • Please consider making a Sew Powerful Purse for African girls. These easy-to make purses keep girls in school! Get the free pattern and see how important these purses are at www.sewpowerful.org Finished purses can be given to Laura Green for delivery.
  • Submit your MQG Make-a Difference Challenge quilts by August 8th. Go to the MQG Website for all the details. This year the theme is OCEANS to support Oceana, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the worlds oceans on a global Scale.
  • Keep an eye on your email for QuiltCon announcements from the MQG!

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