Monday, March 2, 2015

Patchwork Coat Project

In December I suggested that people should take Lisa's lemon patchwork coat and take pictures of themselves doing funny things in it. It turns out I don't do anything AND I'm not very funny. With the snow, the kids and work - I barely left the house in the past two months! My husband took exception to the coat and walked out of the room when ever I put it on (boo to him and his appreciation of quilted high fashion items.) So I really rather failed at my own suggested task - here are some of the photos I took ....

I eagerly modeled the coat on return of Guild Meeting - husband was not at all happy!

But my cute little one LOVED IT (this is Catherine my middle child - 4 years old)

I wore the coat to celebrate the return of Freddie after his little vacation to Utah.

It was cold - this coat is REALLY COMFORTABLE AND WARM.  Don't be put off by the fashion risk. You can wear it while you quilt. Your husband won't see!


Who will take the coat next? I have no doubt anyone can take more hilarious pictures than I did!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Lucky Bee - February block for Deborah

Queen of detail Deborah chose a very fun block for us, Rocky Road to Kansas. The guidelines were to make two warm and two cool colored blocks. Here are mine, Deborah, I hope you enjoy them!

Mod Bee Blocks for Brian and Ariana

January was for Brian. He always chooses very clean looking blocks, with defined lines and colors. This block was no exception. I can see a great red and white quilt in your future, Brian!

February was Ariana's month. She chose a square block with an inset square of our own design. I hope you like this one, Ariana! I enjoyed choosing the block for you.

See you all next week!


The National Quilt Museum - 25th Anniversary Juried Contest

Hello Mods!
Here is some info that was emailed to us.
Maybe you are interested in entering???

The National Quilt Museum Announces
25th Anniversary Juried Contest

Over $40,000 in prizes will be awarded. 
Some quilts will become part of traveling exhibit

In 2016 The National Quilt Museum will be celebrating its 25th year. The Museum was established in 1991 with the mission to honor the work of today's quilters and bring it to new audiences worldwide. Over the past 25 years, millions of people from all 50 US states and over 70 foreign countries have experienced this extraordinary art form through the Museum's in-facility and traveling exhibits, educational programs, and advocacy efforts. 

To celebrate the past 25 years and herald the future of the art, quilters around the world are invited to enter quilts that showcase their most innovative use of materials and techniques in our 25th Anniversary Contest, The Gala of the Unexpected. The competition gives quilters an excellent opportunity to share their work with people across the country. Through exhibition, publications, and promotional efforts, the quilts juried into this contest will be seen by thousands of art enthusiasts.

The deadline for submission is December 1, 2015. 

Please contact Museum Curator/Registrar Judy Schwender with questions at or by phone at 270-442-8856.

The National Quilt Museum is a 501c3 nonprofit organization funded by the quilting community.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NYC Metro Mod March 7th Meeting . . . .

Our next meeting is Saturday March 7th!
I know it seems far away, but it is really only 8 days away!

Yeah!  Spring is almost here!  Hard to believe I know.

And in that vein, Andrea Murray has come up with a very
cute idea for a group challenge quilt.
I know it's short notice, and I know you guys wait till the last minute
to get your blocks done!  Hehe.

So  here is the premise.
Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday the 8th 
and we have to set the clocks forward by one hour, 
therefore we are 'losing" an hour.

Our DST Challenge!

                                               "What would you do with an extra hour?"

Create a block showing what you would do if you got
an "extra" hour handed to you.

Any size, but let's 8" is the smallest.
Doesn't have to be square, can be ANYTHING you want.
It will be so fun to see what everyone comes up with.
They we can play around with putting it together.
Hopefully it will be done for raffling off at the June meeting!

* * * * *

Our block lotto this month is orphan blocks.
You can gather up all your left overs, and single blocks.
See!  You don't have to make these, 
so you can do the DST challenge!

One raffle ticket for each block you bring.

* * * * *

Ellen Foster and I have been working on a 
Spring Quilting Retreat.  We will talk about it at the meeting,
but check your calendars now.
It is scheduled for the weekend of June 12 - 14.
More details to come.

Here's what you should bring to the meeting:

1.  Hand sewing supplies to help finish the EPP project.
2.  Your DST challenge block.
3.  Your block lotto orphan blocks
4.  Your lunch and snacks, stay and sew after the meeting!
5.  One Show & Tell
6.  Got a project you want advise on?  The design wall will be up!

So looking forward to seeing you all on the 7th!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Quilts of Valor . . . contest for a cause . . .

My friend Christie is throwing her hat in the ring for Quilts of Valor.  If you want to participate, I am happy to collect any blocks you make and deliver them to her shop and enter you in her contest.  Lisa

Christie's Quilting Boutique

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Quilts of Valor !
Christie's Quilting Boutique
We have decided to join Quilts of Valor !
"The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. "
Wendy Russell of the Patchwork Square will be joining us and allowing us to use free patterns from her fabulous website !
Please use this link to visit her site and see the large variety of squares offered.
This link brings you to squares that finish at 12"
We will be collecting 12" finished blocks in Red, Whites & Blues
(cream color is also acceptable)
Each block received is one entry and will be hung in the store, as well as, posted on our Facebook page. Here you and your friends can vote/ like for a winner who will receive a gift certificate to Christie’s Quilting Boutique:
1st place $100.00 gift certificate
2nd place $ 50.00 gift certificate
3rd place a $25.00 gift certificate
Submit as many blocks as you wish.
Each submitted block counts as a vote.
Example: 10 submitted blocks equals 10 votes. All instore/online votes will be accumulated for all quilter’s submissions. In store or online.
Blocks are accepted from now until May 10th and the winner of the gift certificate will be chosen May 13th
Our Quilts of Valor State Coordinator and local press will be joining us May 16th, so SAVE THE DATE, as we stitch all the quilt blocks together to make what I hope will be several quilts.
If you are not local and would like to participate please send your 12" finished blocks to: Please message me if you are sending a block please make sure the block has your name, address, & email address.
Christie's Quilting Boutique
176 Main St
Norwalk, CT 06851
The shop will welcome any donated Red White & Blue Fabrics to use for backings, binding, as well as, batting to finish the quilts.
The finished quilts will be quilted on the longarm here at Christie’s Quilt Boutique and distributed to Veterans! If you know a Veteran that you would like to be added to our list please email me.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Star for Deborah

After getting over the panic/quandary about which side to sew to which piece of paper - it was an exciting finish. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Deborah's February Lucky Bee blocks

I finished Deborah's Lucky Bee blocks for this month just in time to deliver them at Dear Jane class tonight.  I tried to choose colors I thought she'd like (as well as several of the Kaffe prints you provided), but also wanted to choose fabrics from my stash that reflect my personality.

I hope you like them, Deborah!

Lucky Bee 13

for Deborah
Warm/Cool Rocky Road to Kansas

Oops!  Forgot about extra 1/4" ... hope it still works for you!

Deborah's Lucky Bee Blocks

Here are your blocks, Deborah... I left "extra" margins so you can trim off some of my "adjustments"
Can't wait to see what you do with all of these.