Blog · Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild

January 2022 Happenings

  • Be sure to Join us Saturday January 8th, at 2:00 p.m.
    • Attend Member University – Patti Reyes will show us several ways to “Put Words on Quilts.”
    • Watch Laura Hartrich make pieced letter blocks for her quilts
    • Send us your 2021 quilts finishes for Show and Share!

Get to Know Our 2022 Board of Directors

CANDY SCOTT, PRESIDENT

I am so excited to be your new IEMQG President and to introduce myself to you all. I have been married to my Australian Husband, Alan, for 21 years. We have 4 children, 4 grandchildren and our cat, Roxi, who often joins me on Zoom.

When I was 8, My mother taught me to sew skirts, dresses and ice skating outfits. As an adult I became an accounting and human resources manager for a chain of retail clothing stores. With at least 6 master tailors available to me, I had no need to sew. When I retired and moved to Palm Desert, CA, I joined a community quilting group and found quilting to be way more fun than making clothes. I found “my people” and never looked back. The friends I have made in the quilting community have changed my life. Without Zoom, I would have dearly missed you all during the pandemic.

With nearly 2 years of this roller coaster pandemic behind us, IEMQG will continue to hold Zoom meetings and workshops until it is safe to set up hybrid meetings (zoom and in-person combined). Additionally we will strive to have safe monthly get-togethers whether we meet at upcoming quilt shows or meet ‘n eat at local parks. We want to stay as connected as possible while staying safe and healthy. We have booked our next quilt retreat for November 7th-10th, 2022, at Vina de Lestonnac and we’ll be sure to let you know when we start taking reservations.

With Covid still hanging around, No one knows what 2022 will bring us, so we’ll remain flexible, find our path forward, and expand our friendships while we build our modern quilting skills and knowledge.

Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing you soon.

LAURA GREENE, VP of PROGRAMS

My Husband, Brian, and I, my 30 year old son Allu, and 27 year old daughter, Heather, love the outdoors. We ski, run, hike, camp, swim and travel. I recently retired from a 38 year career in teaching and now have more time to enjoy my family, my outdoor hobbies and of course my quilting.

In my career I worked to be a good listener and collaborator to build community among my students. As VP of Programs for a second year I hope to do the same for my IEMQG quilters.

I look forward to working with all of you to provide fun and informative IEMQG meetings and activities. As a founding IEMQG member I have been fortunate to serve as President, Secretary, and Committee Chairperson in several areas. As a quilter, I’ve worked to promote volunteerism since 1990. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts for making your IEMQG experience the best that it can be.

PATTI REYES, VP of COMMUNICATIONS

I am thrilled to volunteer as the IEMQG Communications VP. I joined the Guild in 2019, and have made so many new quilty friends. I am a retired civil engineer with a masters degree in business and a current emphasis on “retired“. I love scrappy quilts and bright bold colors and absolutely love exploring different quilting styles. I live in Bermuda Dunes, CA with my husband, Bobby and our beloved dog Rocky. We have 4 adult children and a granddaughter who all live nearby and seem to get most of my quilts. I look forward to keeping you informed on all things IEMQG in 2022. Please let me know if I can help improve your IEMQG experience.

GAYLE BENNETT, TREASURER

I shouldn’t of had that glass of wine at the last Zoom “Drop-in Sew” because now I’m the treasurer again. In all truthfulness, now that I am retired as of October 2021, I have the time and energy to participate with much enthusiasm! My Husband, Mike and I have been married for 17 years, We have 4 adult children and 9 grandchildren. By the way Mike is our unofficial guild photographer. Retirement is great for my productivity. I’ve recently finished a quilt and am half way through a second one. I’ve also made over 300 hundred masks including quite a few for the City of Ontario Police Department. As a founding member of the guild, I have served as President, Treasurer, and Membership Chairperson. I love being a member of the IEMQG and I look forward for having a more active role in 2022.

LYNN HANNA, Co-SECRETARY

I have enjoyed quilting since I retired eight years ago. I think of fabric and quilting techniques as the medium for my art. I am drawn to modern quilts, especially the improvisational, free form aspects, as well as art quilts. I have been an IEMQG member since the very first meeting at the Garcia Center in San Bernardino. As a matter of fact, I was partly responsible for selecting that unpopular location as well a the gray fabric for our very first challenge.

I started my elementary teaching career in Australia, then worked twenty years at the Orange County Outdoor Science School where I met my wife of 42 years, Tricia. When we decided to start a family, I moved to the classroom. Our two boys have grown into wonderful caring and kind young men. One is a fine artist the other is a musician. I am very proud of them.

I enjoy traveling, turquoise blue, geology, and hot fudge sundaes. Debi Gardner and I are job sharing the secretary position. This will give me more time to travel when the pandemic resides.

DEBI GARDNER, Co-SECRETARY

I am pleased to volunteer as Co-Secretary with Lynn Hanna. I joined the IEMQG at the first ever guild meeting and have loved every minute of membership . I live in Redlands and have two grown daughters, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. I look forward to keeping updated on all that goes on in our monthly meetings.

Blog · IEMQG Meeting

December 2021 Holiday Meeting

This was the guild’s first in-person meeting since March 2020 – and it did not disappoint! It was such a huge pleasure to be able to reconnect with members again and to meet our new member, Jennifer. The meeting was to start at 11 am but with all the socializing going on we didn’t “officially” start the meeting until 11:40 am. Here’s a rundown of the festivities:

Mini-Mod Block Swap Show & Share

Those who participated in Berene Campbell’s mini-mod block swap shared their creative creations with those tiny 2″ blocks – truly remarkable:

PATTI

Patti’s thread catcher & pin cushion
Patti’s iPad sleeve

Carlene:

Carlene’s square pin cushion

Barbara:

Barbara’s square pin cushion

Laura:

Laura’s project bag
Laura’s sewing machine mat

Lynn:

Lynn’s art quilt

Elizabeth:

Elizabeth’s colorful quilt

Holiday Inspired Games!!

We played two games: “Never have I Ever” and the Bad Santa game. Congrats to Elizabeth for winning the “Never have I Ever” game. Apparently she’s the only one who’s made a wonky log cabin quilt (I think Laura has but she was already sitting down). A very fun game!

For the Bad Santa game, members exchanged sewing related gifts. All gifts were packaged in brown paper bags with numbers on them. As a member’s name was called they could either choose a bag or “steal” an already revealed gift. There were a few steals (bad Santas)! At the end, we all took home very nice gifts!

Unfortunately, we ran out of time to make the owl pin cushion. But Laura provided a quick demonstration and every member received a kit to take home. Laura graciously offered to demonstrate how to make the owl pin cushion at the next sit and sew on Monday, December 13th at 7 pm.

Show & Share

Our members have been SEW busy! Please enjoy what they’ve been up to lately.

Announcements

MEMBERSHIP – It’s time to renew for the 2022 year! The membership fee is still $40. Please see email sent on December 3rd for additional information. You can always email us at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com with any questions.

FUTURE MEETINGS – The January meeting will be held on January 8th instead of on the first of the month due to the holiday. The January, February and March meeting will be via Zoom – stay tuned for additional details. We will announce whether we will meet in April at the Lake Mathews Community Center in Riverside at a later date.

MEET & EAT – We are planning to have the next couple of Meet & Eats at Road to California in January and QuiltCon in February. Details to follow.

FAREWELL – A fond farewell was relayed to Barbara. Each board member thanked Barbara for her year as President. As Barbara decided not to pursue another year, the board gifted her with our traditional IEMQG sweatshirt. THANK YOU BARBARA!!

A note from Becky Brekke: I want to thank you for allowing me to be your VP of Communications for the 2021 year. Due to personal issues, I opted not to run again for the position. I truly learned so much about websites and blogging! I hope you enjoyed my posts as much as I enjoyed putting them together for you! You will be left in capable hands with my successor, Patti! Cheers to 2022; I know it will be a great year for all!

Happy Holidays from the IEMQG!

Blog · President's Message

President’s Message

A lot of people make the statement “I’m so glad this year is over!”  But what’s different on January first?  Changing our hearts and attitudes toward focusing on others instead of ourselves is what will make a difference.  I guess I’m still a Hippy at heart – peace and love are where it’s at!

And, even after almost non-stop sewing all year, I don’t feel like I’ve made much of a dent in my UFO’s!  I’m trying to get better at documenting my finished projects, but I think it’s a losing battle!  How are all of you doing in that department?  Better, I hope!  One thing I can say is that I’ve been consistent about putting labels on finished projects.  Generations to come will want to know who made these amazing quilts!

Well, we’re getting ready for our first in-person meeting – our annual Christmas party!  It should be lots of fun and I know Laura has some surprises up her sleeve!  The Temecula retreat a few weeks ago was AMAZING and it felt really good to see people in person!  I don’t feel like I’ve had a chance to get to know a lot of the membership this past year, but it was wonderful to be able to have one-on-one conversations at the retreat.  We have some very talented and inspiring members in this Guild who are willing to share their knowledge and resources.  Just sitting off to the side and listening to everyone sharing tips and tricks, helping each other with problems, sharing supplies and their expertise was heartwarming!

This will be my last month as President and I want to take this opportunity to thank all the Board and chairpersons for their help and guidance during my tenure  and encourage all of you to step up and volunteer in some capacity this next year.  The Guild is only as good as we make it!

See you at the party – don’t forget to wear your favorite holiday sweater!!

Every good wish to you all,

Barbara

Blog · Quilting Retreat

2021 Quilt Retreat at Vina de Lestonnac

retreat[rəˈtrēt]

NOUN: A quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax.

Another successful quilting retreat is under IEMQG’s belt! Word on the street is that it was “sew” welcomed and needed. Thanks to everyone who attended!

We asked for feedback on the retreat and we received this thoughtful response from Lynn that was definitely worthy of sharing:

The retreat was a time for connecting and reconnecting. Several members who have moved, returned and several new faces joined the mix of faces we have come to know on our zoom screens. But this time in person. We have all lived through the common experience of isolation the past year and a half, and now, some cautiously and some explosively, emerged to negotiate the world’s new normal. It was enjoyable to linger over the delicious meals to just chat in person. So eager for the in person connections, we quickly became immersed in all things fabric. We connected and deepened friendships. I enjoyed working on the community quilt, moving triangles around trying to make order and hearing other opinions about the design. Collaboration like this has been missing in my life and was a welcomed and enjoyable experience. We each had our own projects and with each finish a proud moment was captured with a photo. We also worked on luggage tags, rope bowls, and sewing mats with directions shared by members. I worked on the mini mod block swap project. Inspired by the retreat, the beautiful location, and the weaving of stories and experiences, I created an improvisational piece reminiscent of a landscape. The mini mod blocks became rows of sparkle dotted through the scene of cheery colors. Creating with fabric is usually done alone, and has truly been a guiding light during the pandemic. But the retreat returned the activity to the social realm and infused new energy and life into the creations.

PHOTO BLAST

2021 IEMQG Quilting Retreat at Vina
Blog · Upcoming Meeting

Upcoming December 2021 Meeting

The time is finally here to meet again in person! We decided the perfect opportunity would be our annual Holiday Party!!!

Here are all the details you need to know:

  • When: Saturday, December 4th from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Lake Mathews Community Room, 16453 El Sobrante Road, Riverside 92503
  • Please RSVP to Laura’s email so we know how many of you to expect.
  • Bring a $15-20 quilting themed gift in a brown paper bag (please do not staple or tape)
  • Bring your own lunch. The guild will provide water, coffee and tea. Cupcakes will also be provided
  • Bring your Show & Share, including Mini Mod Swap blocks
  • Wear holiday attire: ugly sweater, mask, etc
  • Activities: Bad Santa game, Never have I Ever game, Owl pincushion making, Show & Share
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to us at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com

Wishing you all a wonderful and festive Thanksgiving!

Hope to see you next month (in person)!!

Blog · IEMQG Meeting

November 2021 Guild Meeting

First up at our meeting this month was to tour Sharon’s sewing space or “therapy” room as she likes to call it. We all enjoyed touring her large sewing room and seeing her vintage Micky Mouse collection as well. Thank you Sharon!

Next Laura showed slides on how to create her fabric postcards. Check your email as Laura emailed the instructions if you’d like to create them for family and friends for the holiday season. Thank you Laura!

Lastly, we toured Gayle’s sewing space. She took us through the transformation of dining room to sewing room. We love how she utilizes her space and that it also can be used as a guest room. Thank you Gayle!

Unfortunately, Patti was not able to present her “Three Ways to Add Words to Quilts”. However, she will demonstrate this at our January meeting – stay tuned!

2022 Executive Board

Congratulations to the newly elected 2022 Executive Board members. The new Board for 2022 is as follows:

  • President: Candy S
  • VP of Programs: Laura G
  • VP of Communications: Patti R
  • Treasurer: Gayle B
  • Co-Secretary: Lynn H and Debi Gardner

QuiltCon

Just a reminder that QuiltCon FREE registration ends on November 30th. If you think that you may attend, it’s worthy of registering for your free entry into the event. This is a “perk” of your paid membership. Register through the website. and click on the QUILTCON tab.

Holiday Party (in person)

Our Christmas party will be held in person at the Lake Mathews Community Room starting at 11 am on Saturday, December 4th.

  • Bring your own lunch.
  • Bring a $15-20 quilt related gift in a brown paper bag folded on top (please do not staple or tape) for the Bad Santa game
  • Bring your Show & Share, including your Mini Mod Swap blocks
  • Wear holiday attire: ugly sweater, mask, etc.
  • Water, coffee, tea, and a cupcake will be provided
  • Activities: Bad Santa game, Never Have I Ever game, Owl pincushion project, Show & Share

We hope to see you in person next month!

Blog

Upcoming November 2021 Meeting

Next months meeting will consist of two member demonstrations and two sewing room tours; plus a few extras!

Member University:

Three Ways to Add Works to Quilts by Patti

Patti will show us three easy ways to add words to our quilts using your home printer, freezer paper, fabric and pens.

Fabric Postcards by Laura

Laura is excited to share the ways to make fun and easy mail-able postcards for friends and family. She will present the step-by-step process for making fabric postcards that can be mailed and will explain all the do’s and don’ts to this process.

Sewing Room Tours:

Gayle’s Sewing Room

Tune in to see how Gayle’s sewing room serves multiple purposes.

Sharon’s Sewing Room

Sharon’s sewing room is the 2nd largest room in her home!! Tune in to see how her room also serves multiple purposes.

Voting for the 2022 Executive Board

We will be casting our vote for the 2022 executive board. If you’d like to run for a board position there is still time to be added to the ballot. Please email us at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

Name our QuiltCon Challenge Quilt

HELP!!! We would value your input on naming our QuiltCon Challenge Quilt!! Please send in your suggestion(s) to us at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com or put it in the chat during the meeting.

Happy quilting and see you on November 6th!

Blog · Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild

“What is a Modern Quilt?” Series Recap

This seven part series began in October 2020 by our very own guild member, Lynn Hanna. She takes us through the elements of What is a Modern Quilt in great detail and follows with examples of beautiful quilts. This is a long post so grab your beverage of choice and enjoy!

Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design.  Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt.  These include, but are not limited to:  the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic area of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, alternate gridwork.  “Modern traditionalism” or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.

Part 1 – Bold Color and Prints

One characteristic of Modern Quilts is the use of bold colors and prints.

BOLD means:

  • Courageous and daring
  • Not hesitating to break the rules of propriety
  • Challenging
  • Imaginative
  • Flashy and showy to the eye

Part 2 – High Contrast and Graphic Areas of Solid Color

One characteristic of Modern Quilts is the use of high contrast and graphic area of solid color.

High contrast could be from color complementary colors, saturated/pastels shape geometric/organic, variety of triangles texture quilting density, variety of fabrics value black and white/shades of grey size thick/thin lines, large/small shapes pattern floral/geometric, solid/busy detail.

Graphic means:

  • Giving a clear and effective vivid picture
  • The use of diagrams, graphs, or mathematical curves
  • The use of the written word or computer generated image

Part 3 – Alternate Gridwork

Modern quilts often use alternate gridwork. Alternate gridwork means arranging your quilt in unconventional or unexpected ways.

-Stagger blocks as you arrange rows and columns:

-Leave open spaces in place of blocks:

– Arrange blocks to float in negative space:

-Place all blocks at the top or bottom of the quilt:

-Add sashing between blocks to change the design shapes:

Part 4 – Improvisational Piecing

Modern quilts sometimes improvisational piecing.

WHAT IS IMPROV?

“Improvisation is about exploring. It is about finding your own way and making your own decisions through noticing your own preferences and pattern of mind.” — Sheri Lynn Wood

“Improvisational compositions in quilting are similar to improv in jazz music; making things up on the spur of the moment and feeding off each other’s energy. Start with two pieces of fabric and sew them together. Maybe you like the colors together or the shapes created. You don’t know exactly what the final design will look like. Once the process begins, each choice of color or shape influences the next.” – Cindy Gisdela

Improvisation is:

  • Problem solving as you go; it’s all in the process
  • Free from perfection; shows the had of the maker
  • Working without a plan; responding to each new addition as you go
  • Making do with what you have
  • Taking risk, breaking rules and creating spontaneously
  • Setting your own limits

-Improv blocks assembled in grid formation:

-Improv columns, rows or other large shaped areas assembled together similar to the construction of a traditional quilt:

-Improv motive can be repeated in various scales, colors, or orientations:

-Sometimes the quilter plans the quilt to become an image or picture and improvisation is used in the cutting and assembly:

-Sherri Lynn Wood suggests using “scores” for improv quilting. These are parameters or rules you set for yourself to allow improv to occur:

-Irene Roderick teaches a technique she calls “dancing with the wall.” You make design choices as you go, putting elements on the wall and rearranging them as the quilt “directs” your dance:

-Improvisational quilts can be anything goes, break rules, and take on a life of their own:

Part 5 – Minimalism

WHAT IS MINIMALISM:

  • The word comes from a popular art movement in the 1950’s and 1960’s
  • Art was characterized by extreme simplicity
  • Work glorified use of line and form
  • Well know painters who used this style include: Frank Stella, Gene Davis and Elisworth Kelly

Paintings from the Minimalist Art Movement:

-Minimalism in Modern Quilting:

  • Simple and impactful graphic designs
  • Often a limited color palette
  • Images limited to essential elements
  • Large scale piecing
  • Linear and echo quilting

Simple, Impactful Design:

-Limited Color Palette:

-Images limited to Essential Elements:

-Large Scale Piecing:

-Linear and Echo Quilting:

Part 6 – Negative Space

Modern quilts may use expansive negative space.

-Negative space is the unoccupied area that surrounds the objects, shapes, or forms in a composition:

-Ideas to consider as you plan to use negative space in your own quilts:

  • Negative space can be the space surrounding blocks:
  • Negative space can be within a block itself:
  • Negative space flows in, around, and between our quilt blocks:
  • Negative space does not have to be just one color:
  • Negative space can define shapes:
  • Sometimes the negative space also forms a design element that becomes part of the composition:
  • Sometimes the negative space and the figure are indistinguishable:
  • Negative space can create movement:
  • Negative space can draw your attention to a focal point or highlight emphasis in the quilt design:
  • Negative space can give the eye a place to rest:
  • Negative space can create a secondary design element:
  • Negative space can unclutter a design:
  • Negative space can be used to scatter or disperse a design:
  • Negative space can be used to concentrate a design in one area:
  • Negative space can be used to balance an asymmetrical design:
  • Negative space can be used to repeat a design element from the block:
  • Negative space can be a place to highlight quilting designs:

Part 7 – Update a Classic Quilt

  • Change the scale
  • Alter block shape or orientation
  • Use color placement as a design element

Change the Scale:

Alter Block Shape or Orientation:

Use Color Placement as a Design Element:

In summary, the elements of a Modern Quilt include:

  • Use of bold colors and prints
  • High contrast and graphic area of solid color
  • Improvisational piecing
  • Minimalism
  • Expansive negative space
  • Alternate grid work
  • Update of classic quilt designs

Please refer to this post as a reference any time you need inspiration and/or a refresher on what elements make up a modern quilt!

Thank you so much Lynn!!!

Blog · IEMQG Meeting · Quilt Challenge

October 2021 Guild Meeting

The reveal was definitely worth the wait! Below are the challenge entries – which one was your favorite?

Entry 1 – Ginger

I have a fascination with Churn Dash blocks and with Marcia Derse fabric (This quilt features “Art History 101” and “Treasure Hunt”) I met Marcia at the Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Show in Portland.  I created my own pattern, which we often do with Modern Quilts.  I’ve used Marcia Derse fabric in a number of quilts and was curious how it would function as the background fabric. This quilt is called “Curiosity.”   I love having it on the wall in my office. It’s a constant source of pleasure for me.

Entry 2 – Sharon

I did the challenge!!! This was a great way to wrap up Lynn’s series on modern quilting. The top is 47″ by 41″ a little smaller for me.

Entry 3 – Debi

Untitled; 24.5″ x 24.5″

Entry 4 – Michele

I wanted to play with scale. The churn dash blocks are 1-1/2 and 2 inches. The entire piece is only 9″x9”.

Entry 5 – Elizabeth

I merged and rotated two churn dash blocks, and after I finished the stitching, I sat and studied it. I really liked where the deep blue and the aqua merged in the middle retaining something of themselves. The colors also blended by giving a little of their color to the other, making a new hue. Yep, I thought, reflecting on our recent thirty-second wedding anniversary, this little bit of a quilt is just like marriage, so I stitched in the number of years from our recent anniversary in the quilting. Thanks to the Guild for motivating us with this challenge!

Entry 6 – Patti

Cool Bright Churn dash

Mini Quilt 22” x 19.5”

I started by making the smallest churn dash I could (1.5” finished) and then increased my HST’s by .25 inch each I used a cool bright color palette and started by making the smallest churn dash I could at 1.5”. Then increased the block size by 3/4 inch each time up to 6 inches. I improvised an alternative layout, and finished it off with modern channel quilting and a scrappy binding.

Entry 7 – Lynn

I had lots of ideas, but each one looked forced to me, and the rigidity of the block just couldn’t be tamed to my satisfaction.

So, I embraced the perfectly symmetrical block, made it with minimal contrast, matched part of the block to the background so it would not stand out in a blaring way, and tumbled them in the sand, like treasured shells or rocks you might find carried in by the tides.

Entry 8 – Laura

“My Matcha”
Three sizes of churn dash.
Yes, the arrows are the churn dash block.
I tried to make them irregularly placed and they are.

Entry 9 – Laura

“Chopsticks”
Alternate Grid with negative space
48×48”

Entry 10 – Barbara

Block Section of “Hot Mess”.

Entry 11 – Anny

I did an alternative grid.
I used a Windham Fabric Pattern – the pattern name is “Legends” by Wendy Sheppard.
Fabrics are from my stash.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED – YOU ARE A TALENTED & CREATIVE BUNCH!

And the guild favorite is…….

Elizabeth!!!!!

Here are a few bonus photos of her beautiful quilt:

Corner turned up, showing the back.
Detail of words quilted in.

Announcements

MEET & EAT – The next Meet & Eat is scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2021. We’ll be meeting from 9 am – 1 pm. Bring your lunch, a chair, show and shares and join your quilty friends at the SSgt. Salvador J. LaraCasa Blanca Library.

NOMINATION COMMITTEE – This year’s nomination committee consists of Laura Greene, Patti Reyes and Carlene Drake. If you are interested in any Board positions (President, VP Programs, VP Communications, Treasurer, or Secretary), please contact them. Voting will take place during the November meeting.

If you’d rather serve on a committee (Membership, Social Media, Hospitality, Block Lotto, Fundraising, Charity, Opportunity Quilt or Facilities), please let any of the committee members know of your interest!

QUILTCON 2022 COMMUNITY OUTREACH QUILT CHALLENGE – Triangles are now DUE! Please mail to Patti (email her at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com) or bring to the October Meet & Eat. We need your help with naming our quilt!!! A few buzz words to help are: Angles? Hive? Bee? Citrus? Hexies? Any and all suggestions are welcomed.

We are collecting donations for the longarm quilting. Any amount is appreciated. Pay via PayPal to iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com – please indicate “Quiltcon Quilting” in the description or you may bring to our October Meet & Eat. Thank you!!

SAVE THE DATE – Our Christmas party will be held in person at the Lake Mathews Community Room from 11 am – 3 pm on Saturday, December 4th. Additional details to follow soon.

Enjoy the cooler weather and see you next month!

Blog · IEMQG Meeting · Quilt Challenge

Upcoming October 2021 Meeting

***REMINDER: Our meeting time has been changed to 10 – 11 am as the Sampler Platter will occur later in the afternoon.***

Our featured program for October will be the Churn Dash Challenge reveal! You still have time to participate as your quilt does not need to be completely finished – having your quilt top completed only is sufficient! This is your opportunity to work with an alternate grid and/or other elements of a modern quilt! All that’s needed to participate is a photo of your quilt top or finished quilt. All entries are due by the Wednesday before the October meeting. Send a photo to Laura at the guild’s email address, iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com.

We will be voting on our favorite churn dash quilt and we have a very nice gift for the winner. We are ‘sew’ looking forward to seeing all your creative creations!

As a reminder, the Sampler Platter will be from , from 12 – 3, zoom (hence time change above), email with Zoom link and PDF file for presentations will be sent prior to meeting. Sampler Platter continues Sunday, October 3, from 12 – 3 as well. The Sampler Platter is 15-minute lessons by well known quilt instructors from around the world. Attend as many as you like courtesy of the IEMQG. We encourage your feedback; please contact any board member! Enjoy!!