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Meeting Recap

Hopefully you didn’t miss our September meeting. It was filled with so much information and inspiration! Just in case you missed it or need a review, read on to see what we learned, what we saw, and what’s upcoming. Also, now is your chance to volunteer!

Our September meeting started out with some helpful scrappy quilting tips. Scrappy quilts are a great way to fully utilize your stash and play with contrast, value and color. While we generally think of scrappy quilts as vintage or traditional, scrappy quilts can definitely be modern. To get some Scrappy Quilting Tips click here.

Christine Sharpe demonstrated her twist on quilted Christmas stockings. The steps are easy: make some Christmas blocks, arrange them into a quilt top in your desired height and width, make a quilt sandwich and quilt it. With right sides together, sew closed and bind the sides and bottom, and box the corners. You can customize your stocking by adding a tab or strap for hanging, or you can even add a drawstring top to make it a project bag. Christine showed us so many clever examples, that we Just may need to schedule a sewing day to try these out! Be sure to view the slide show below for Christine’s wonderfully creative stockings.

Volunteer’s Needed

Our Nominating Committee is looking for a few good volunteers! Would you be willing to contribute? We will have Board positions as well as some other fun opportunities. We are a fun and forgiving group and we strive to support each other, so this is a great opportunity to get your toes wet! Please let us know if you are interested or would like to know more by emailing us at iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com

Show and Share

Our talented members never disappoint!

Carlene Drake (left), Laura Green (right)

Dates to Remember

  • QuiltCon Community Challenge Quilt. Join us and help make our 2023 QuiltCon quilt. We have two more sewing days at Lake Mathews Community Center. Be sure to save these dates. 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: Total cost is $410 for four nights and meals. Please pay in full by October 2nd. More information in Members Corner.
  • Drop in and Sew: On Zoom. Link goes out the Sunday before. September 12th and 26th 7 to 9pm. More information in Member’s Corner.
  • Global Quilt Connection: Sept 17th-18th, 12-3pm PST.
  • Road 2CA Submission Deadline: Monday October 3rd. more info here.
  • 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.

Upcoming Meetings

  • October 1st: Laura Green will teach us some useful binding techniques
  • November 5th: Member University and Orphan Block reveal
  • December 10th: Holiday Party!
  • Coming in 2023
    • Carolina Oneto
    • Veruschka Zarate of Pride and Joy Quilting
    • Carrie Bloomston
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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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Happy Independence Day!

Our July meeting featured our Roundabout Quilt Challenge Reveal (below), and, Wow! What talented members we have. Do you have a Favorite? They’re all fantastic!

July Meeting Recap

Kim Wingert

Announcements

We have lots of upcoming opportunities to engage with our great membership. Save these important dates and join us!

  • Next General Meeting August 6th, 2 pm, Arlington Library 9556 Magnolia Ave, Riverside. We will have a SAQA Trunk Show. Don’t miss this opportunity to see dozens of wonderful mini art quilts. While we’re enjoying their beauty we’ll take time to discuss techniques used and what makes them successful.
  • QuiltCon Community Challenge Quilt. We need your help making 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.
  • It’s never too late to make a Sew Powerful Purse. You can give your finished purse to Laura Green before August 4th or you can deliver it yourself. Get all the details at www.sewpowerful.org
  • 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 July 11th and 25th 7pm to 9pm. More information in Members’ Corner.
  • Global Quilt Connection Sampler Platter: Save the dates for this free on-line event Saturday and Sunday, June 30th and 31st, 12 to 3 pm PST.
  • Orphan Block Reveal. Did you adopt an orphan block or two at our May meeting? If so, get ready to show us how you repurposed it at our November 5th meeting.

Show and Share

Check out our fantastic July Show and Share items. If you have quilts to share, please email a photo to iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com. If you’re planning to attend our meeting in person, be sure to bring your show and share items along.

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April Meeting Recap and Important Dates

All About Curves!

Our April meeting was in person and well attended! We had so much fun learning to sew curves! Guild secretary, Lynn Hanna, taught us to make gentle improve curves by overlapping two pieces of fabric, cutting a gentle curve via rotary cutter, and then sewing with right sides together. It was really that simple! Programs Vice President, Laura Greene, showed us how to turn fabric under for appliquéd curves using card stock for a pattern and aluminum foil for turning the fabric. We all left the meeting having mastered rolling hills and beautiful sunsets. These new skills are sure to help us with our July Round About Challenge .

Block of the Month

Evie revealed the April Block of the Month (BOM), and explained that her inspiration for this year’s BOM program comes from modern architecture. Read more about the BOM Here. You will find all the BOM patterns in Member’s Corner.

Join us in May for our Collage Workshop!

Please join us Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Lake Mathews Community Center for a sure-to-be-fun no-sewing Collage Workshop by Barbara Mathews (supply list below). Barbara will share all her tips and tricks and you may end up with a “ready-to-quilt” project by the end of class. Please RSVP to iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Our meeting will follow. We’ll share creative ways to up-cycle orphan blocks.

Collage Workshop Supplies
  • A pattern (available in most quilt stores, Etsy, and Amazon) or draw you own!
  • A good variety of scrap fabrics
  • Plenty of Steam-a-Seam 2 (enough for all your applied fabrics- 3 or 4 yards)
  • A light weight, non-woven fusible interfacing (at least as big as your pattern)
  • a Sharpie and #2 pencil
  • Good fabric scissors (like Karen K Buckley, sufficient for making detailed fabric cuts)
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Please email us if you have questions!!!

Dates to Remember

  • April 11th and 25th – Drop-in Sew 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Check Members Corner and your email for Zoom Link
  • April 16th – Meet and Eat via Zoom – Drop-in sew, eat, and Show-and-Share,
  • May 7th – 9:00 am Collage Workshop by Barbara Mathews and 2:00 pm General Meeting IN PERSON at Lake Mathews Community Room
  • June 4th – General Meeting in person at Arlington Library and via Zoom. Guest Speaker Sheila Frampton Cooper and IEMQG Birthday Celebration
  • July 2nd – Round About Challenge Reveal. Click here for details. Round About Challenge
  • November 7-10 – Retreat at Vina De Lestonnac. $410 per person includes all meals and lodging. Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit. Registration form in Members Corner

Show and Share

Some of our talented members showed quilts with curves. Lots of inspiration for the Round About Challenge.

Show and Share was overflowing with inspiration.

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March Meeting Recap

Dates to Remember

  • March 19th 11:30 – Meet and Eat at Riverside Heritage Museum.
  • March 14th and 28th – Drop-in Sew. Check Members Corner for Zoom link.
  • March 19th and 20th – Global Quilt Connection Sampler Platter. Watch your email for Zoom link.
  • April 2nd – General Meeting, Curves Workshop . IN PERSON at Lake Mathews Community Room, 16453 El Sobrante Rd, Riverside, Ca 92503. Room opens at 1:30.
  • May 7th – Collage Workshop by Barbara Mathews and General Meeting. IN PERSON at Lake Mathews Communtiy Room – Workshop starts at 9:00 am Meeting starts at 2:00 pm.
  • June 4th – General Meeting via Zoom. Guest Speaker “Sheila Frampton Cooper” and IEMQG 5th Birthday Celebration.
  • July 2nd – General Meeting Roundabout Challenge!
  • November 7 – Retreat at Vina De Lestonnac – Reservation Form in Members Corner.

Consider Volunteering!

We are looking for a few creative helpers to organize fundraisers. Whether its organizing and collection of handcrafted items for a boutique sale, or making a raffle basket for bi-monthly raffles, we need your ideas, creativity and elbow grease. If you think you can help please contact email us iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com .

Looking for a Challenge? Enter a contest!

Guest Speaker, Stephanie Hackney

Guest Speaker, Stephanie Hackney of Hobbs Batting

Our March speaker, Stephanie Hackney of Hobbs Batting, gave us all the resources we need to pick batting for any project. She recommended that we answer five basic questions when choosing batting for a project. What are you making? What do you want the finished surface to look like? Who is it for? How will it be used? And Where will it be used? If you need a highly durable batting, then she recommends that you consider using polyester. It is strong, shrink resistant, and non allergenic. Because it doesn’t shrink it provides a smooth finish. Cotton is a great choice for warm climates, and because it tends to shrink a bit, it will provide a crinkled texture to a finished quilt . It can be purchased with a built in stabilizer referred to as scrim which helps retain its shape. Wool while best known for the warmth it provides, is the perfect batting for show quilts since it doesn’t retain creases, but it can shrink and felt and should only be laundered in cold water. Silk batting, while a little more delicate, is know for its wonderful drape and is the perfect batting for clothing. For more information about batting visit http://www.hobbsbatting.com