Saturday, February 25, 2012
This block was great fun to do. I love my little Beefeater! But..... I should have re-read Kim's instructions before beginning. I hope a courthouse steps block will be alright, Kim, since you had requested log cabins. At least it's the same family!
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I never posted my January block, even though Maureen's had it for weeks now. Well, here it is, my first scrappy pineapple:
Monday, February 20, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
My log cabin block has a cowboy at the center. I wish I had some fabric in my stash/scraps that looked like bandanas, but I didn’t. I chose a bit of gingham and country floral instead. For a bit of whimsy, the outermost blue reminds me of saying, “There’s a snake in my boot!”
Saturday, February 18, 2012
When I have everyone's name, I'll send out the list and we can get sewing~~
Here's my "spring" challenge block. I don't think I'll be able to make the meeting, but will send this in (probably with Chris) so I definitely want my name in the drawing for the collection!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Opening Reception Thursday, March 1, 6 – 8 pm Dweck Center Lobby
Exhibitions February 23 – April 28
Botanical Inspirations by the Quilters’ Guild of Brooklyn Quilts with a botanic theme inspired by poems, the mind’s eye, photos, nature’s tenacity and quilters’ experiences. Grand Lobby
Released with Conviction by the Center for Employment Opportunities Photography and audio interviews that follow nine former inmates after incarceration, revealing their thoughts about reconnecting with their families, the workplace and the community-at-large. Photography by Brooklyn photographers Jeyhoun Allebaugh, Michael Scott Berman and Bryan Tarnowsk
Foyer Cases & Lobby Gallery Join us for a panel discussion in Central Library’s Dweck Center (Feb 29, Informal Reception: 6:30 pm, Discussion: 7 pm). A companion exhibition will be at Flatbush Library (Feb 29 – Apr 28).
Hans My Hedgehog and Other Illustrated Tales by John Nickle Original paintings, sketches and drawings from Nickle’s latest book, Hans My Hedgehog, as well as Never Take a Shark to the Dentist, The Ant Bully, Things That Are Most in the World and others.
Crossing Continents: A Journey through Asia and Africa in Quilts by Susan Sato & Myrah Brown Green Contemporary quilts that are inspired by traditional techniques indigenous to these continents. Second Floor Balcony Cases
www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/events/exhibition Hours: M – Th 9 – 9 F 10 – 6 Sa 10 – 6 Su 1 – 5
Monday, February 13, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Here's my section of Ellen's growing fab forest! Very interesting challenge to create and think through how to maneuver the pieces and get the desired tree branches. The colors on the left are also a little bit crushed in this photo - even prettier in "real life."
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I received a print of a child in a kimono, so I used my Japanese-style fabrics (Sashiko cheater cloth, kimono-inspired fabrics, etc):
I hope Kim enjoys it, and I can't wait to see the other blocks!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Now that you have some eye candy to represent all that you missed on Saturday. Now for a bit of the business side of things.
Saturday was a wonderful day, with a packed house. Welcome to all of our new members, thanks for dropping in for all of our visitors, and good to see all of our current members again.
The meeting began with a recap of whats been going on. I will highlight a few important things for everyone.
- We are a not-for-profit corporation, fully incorporated with applicable documents.
- We are a tax exempt organization (NOTE: due to our current size IRS does not provide formal documentation, but we are classified and recognized as tax-exempt.)
- Members are still welcome to sign up - go to the website at www.nycmetromodquilters.com.
- Annual dues are $65 and can be paid online through paypal at our website or via check/moneyorder.
- Membership has its priviledges. (Smiles)
After a lesson on the method of interviewing for the project, Victoria interviewed Kim H, for Q.S.O.S. It was wonderful. We listened to Kim and had a chance to learn more about Kim, her family, and her quilting journey. The 45 minutes flew by, and when the interview concluded we had an opportunity to follow up with additional questions.
The Alliance is also working on a Modern Quilters portion for Q.S.O.S. and we agreed that we will begin to record stories as a group. So we dropped some names in two baggies and next month, John K. will be interviewing Bernadette F. for Q.S.O.S. (remember there is a process, with obtaining a number etc.) Bernadette also offered to transcribe for Q.S.O.S. If there are any members out there with transcription skills willing to volunteer their services for a worthy cause, contact Meg Cox at the Alliance.
Thank you Meg for your time and presentation. Thank you Kim H for sharing your story with us. Thank you Victoria for illiciting the lovely nuggets of information from Kim during the interview.
For those of you that have blocks for the Cherrywood Challenge, please return them ASAP. As noted in a previous post, in order to be included we need them now. If you dropped off a block at the meeting and didn't sign the sheet, please send an email to Victoria.
Our next Meeting will be March 31, 2012. It is moved because April is Easter.
Stay tuned to the blog for information about the next meeting.