May 2: IEMQG General Meeting June 6: IEMQG General Meeting July 4: We are dark this month because of the July 4th holiday. We will evaluate mid-July about whether or not we’ll have a meeting August 2020. Factors influencing our decision as a board were: • California shut-down guidelines • Los Angeles City shut-down guidelines • Riverside City Library shut-down guidelines
We recently had a Zoom meeting as a board, and the minutes are available here as a PDF file (for download):
We’d also like to encourage our members to visit the main Modern Quilt Guild website, to join in their webinars, explore their resources, and keep your quilting interests perking along during this time of no meetings.
Please see upcoming posts for news on our IEMQG Challenge, now moving online!
Our meeting for March 7th will be a hands-on English Paper Piecing (EPP) lecture by Elizabeth Eastmond, of OPQuilt.com. We’ll make a small Dresden plate mini-mini quilt, using scraps from our stash. This is a shortened version of a class she teaches in the Southern California area, so come and learn English Paper Piecing!
Kit fee for this hands-on lecture is $3–please bring exact change, if possible.
Things for you to bring: 1– 5″ x 3″ scraps of fabric in 12 rainbow hues; this will give you a chance to reinforce Simone’s lecture from last month 2–Background fabric scraps (see the dark fill-in around the rainbow points, below) Avoid batiks. They are hard to needle, and often don’t like to ease into place. Another brand I avoid is Art Gallery as their fabric base is similar to a batik. (Both are wonderful for regular quilting, though!) 3–Basic Sewing Supplies: needle, neutral thread (or ring of bobbins in all different colors), scissors and a thimble if you use it. Some also like to use thread conditioner when they hand sew. If you do, bring that as well. 4–Fabric gluestick. I’ll have regular gluesticks available for purchase, but fabric gluesticks are narrower width and water-soluble, too. I like the Fons and Porter brand as it’s less sticky; it is sold at JoAnn’s. Start looking for it now, as they often run out. 5– Kit fee of $3.00–please bring exact change. 6–Paper scissors, for cutting apart your pattern.
Our meeting time is 2 p.m. and it will be in the downtown Riverside Public Library, in Riverside, CA. See the calendar for more info.
This is a reminder to bring one of your modern quilts to display at the Upland Library for Women’s History Month. They will be hanging on banisters over a second story. If you’re wondering what kind of modern quilt to submit, bold quilts will be best. Our own Cathleen Wallace will be speaking on March 14th at 6:00 PM about women who have made quilting their profession in her talk called, “Nevertheless She Persisted.”
Also our next meeting this Saturday will be from 1:00-3:00 at the Ontario Museum of History and Art. Lynn Hanna will be presenting her review of QuiltCon West 2018. For more information about the meeting check out the calendar and home page of our website. You’ll find a map/directions and more information there.