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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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
QuiltCon Community ChallengeQuilt. 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.
Check out MQG Virtual Sessions: October 13-16, register on MQG Website.
Dont miss our September 3rdMeeting, at Arlington Public Library and on Zoom. More details to come.
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.
What a great turn out we had at QuiltCon last month. IEMQG members who attended QuiltCon totaled nearly 20. Not at all bad for a small guild. We were spread out in many different hotels, but that didn’t stop us from having several meals together with lots of laughter and hugs too.
Several of our board members helped to make 25 masks with our IEMQG logo. Surprising that we were the only guild with custom masks. We had several compliments on how unique they were and even a request to purchase one. The keynote speaker, Latifah Saafir was spotted wearing one after her keynote speech. For those of you unable to attend, we will have them available for all 2022 members at our in person events. For those of you unable to attend, we will mail them.
Next year QuiltCon will beheld at the Atlanta Convention Center in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 23-26, 2023. Keynote Speaker will be Chawne Kimber. All 2022 members will receive information via emails from MQG in the next few months about classes, lectures and hotels. It is never too early to make plans to attend. Trust me, we will have fun.
QuiltCon 2024 will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The exact dates have yet to be announced.
A special thank you to Lynn Hanna, Patti Reyes, and Kelley Bachli for their work on designing and quilting our 2022 Challenge Quilt. There were several very nice quilts, but none of them compared to the one from IEMQG. A few people stopped and asked me about our quilt and said they thought it was great and loved the custom quilting. We will have it back soon and will bring it to our in person events until it is sold or donated.
Patti Reyes found Lynn Hanna’s quilt at QuiltCon. It was on display at the SAQA booth
As the 2022 Keynote Speaker, Latifah Saafir Received standing ovations before and after her speech. Her lecture, “Finding My Creative Identity: Standing tall as a Quilter” encouraged us all to find and be true to our inner artist. Latifah’s quilts were featured in a special exhibit at Quiltcon, and while she is well known for her glorious curves, clean lines and bright colors, the quilt shown above was certainly a show stopper. The raised fist evolves from a traditional log cabin block symbolizing strength and structure. It was made from the worn jeans of Steven Taylor, a 33 year old black man who was killed by a police officer just 40 seconds after entering a Walmart in San Leandro, California. Latifah volunteered to make quilts from his clothing for his loved ones. In addition to this quilt, she made three more quilts from Steven’s clothing to comfort his family.
Save the Date!
February 28th – Drop in Sew from 7 pm to 9 pm
March 5th – General Meeting via Zoom: Hobbs Batting
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