Tuesday, April 28, 2020

NYC Metro Mod X 25 Million Stitches

From December 2019 to March 2020 our members worked on embroidered panels to be donated to the group art exhibition "25 Million Stitches". The following were our submissions!

Andrea M
Maria G

Maren B
Deborah B & Grace J
Kristen H
Susie D
Ariane Z
Gayle G

Saturday, March 7, 2020

March Meeting Recap

March, 2020 Meeting Recap!
To all who could not make it, you were missed.
25 Million Stitches - all panels were turned in.  Anyone who was not able to bring their panel in, but meant to should send in to the address stated on the 25 Million Stitches website.  The deadline is on the website, it is April 15th.

Room To Grow Charity - Eva wrote a blog post with the specifics for quilts being made to give to Room to Grow.  Please refer to it for measurements, etc. Jenny will be hanging the quilts for Room to Grow in her store and will do a toy drive for them as well.
It Takes a Tribe - link in last month’s blog.  Anyone who would like to make or has a quilt for them should refer to that link.

Coat of Arms: 
Mia added a mountainscape while out in Telluride, Co. and passed it on to Nancy.
Maren gathered sign ups and will take deposits at our April Meeting.
There is room for 30 people, and 16 people have already signed up, so if you’re interested you’ll need to sign up soon.
Block Lotto:
The March Blocks were raffled off.
The  April Blocks are an H block with the H part in blue and the small squares in warm colors.  Deborah will write a blog post with the exact specifications.

Ariane asked for help in getting the word out for the 6-hour workshop she will be teaching on April 25th at Gotham Quilts.
Ariane launched her YouTube Channel:  Ariane Zurcher - On the Other Hand. Please share on social media and within your groups.  She will be going through Sue Spargo’s Creative Stitching Book and doing tutorials for each stitch, for left handed stitchers, as well as doing other videos for anyone interested in design & stitching. 
Yvette - co-owner of Gotham Quilts would love people to sign up for their “Sewing in the City” which is "a 3- day quilting event. As described by Gotham Quilts - it is "a "reverse retreat" - instead of going out into the woods/country to seclude ourselves and sew, we're bringing people into the heart of the greatest city in the world to learn from the best in the industry. Surround yourself with the energy of the city while we deep dive into new sewing and quilting concepts, stitch our hearts out, and form new lifelong friendships."
Yvette announced that Gotham Quilts is have a Charity Sewing Day - making pillowcases & drawstring bags to benefit the Henry Street Settlement.  March 22nd 12-5PM
Craft in America on PBS featured a show on quilts and quilting.
March 21 - 22 is the Brooklyn Quilt Guild Show.
Jody announced that a quilt will be raffled off during the Northern Star Quilter’s Guild Show the first weekend in May.  The monies raised will go to New Dawn benefiting victims of domestic violence.

Show & Tell:
Diana with her Double Wedding Ring Quilt Top

Lisa with 1 of 2 quilts
Lisa with 2nd of 2 quilts

Jody with the 1st of 2 Quilts
2nd of 2 Quilts

Sue with her "trip around the world" quilt using fabric donated by Candi's.  This quilt will be a raffle quilt.

Caroline with her mini quilt

Maria with her block begun in Ariane's Creative Stitching Workshop last month.

Maria with the beginning of a second square she has begun also from Ariane's workshop

Maria with her quilt using Quilter's Dream Bamboo batting - "Sarah Bond's Stips & Stripes"

Marie with her HerringBone Quilt top 
Ariane with her new design: Abstract Pouch

Jeannine with the quilt top that she quilted

Maureen with her baby quilt

Maureen with her quilt top

Cynthia with her Quilt
Cynthia's Quilt Back

Cynthia with a quilt she began in a Cynthia Corbin workshop

a close up of the hand stitching

The Back 

General Raffle
Quilt Con Recap from Barbara, Caroline and Cynthia

See you in April!

Monday, February 3, 2020

February Meeting Recap

To all who could not make it, you were missed, and welcome to our new members!

Guild Announcements
  • 25 Million Stitches Projects were collected for assembly into larger panels. The hard deadline for returning panels for inclusion in the guild's package is the March meeting. Details for sending back independently are available here.
  • Maren is organizing the June retreat at Mariandale.  Information will be sent to guild members soon and people are urged to sign up early. Registration forms will be available at the March meeting.
  • FabScrap challenge quilts were returned for collection. Any quilts not picked up will be available at the March meeting.
  • Call for members attending QuiltCon to present at the March meeting! If you are attending please email president(at)nycmetromodquilters.com so we can organize the best way for you to share your photographs, class projects and anything else you found inspiring to the guild.
Member Announcements
  • Yvette, co-owner of Gotham Quilts, has created an embroidery lab, which meets twice a month with a monthly stitching challenge. For more information click here.
  • Gotham is hosting “Sewing in the City” April 2-5th.  Chawne Kimber and Jacquie Gering will be teaching.  For more information click here.

Charity Update  (Thanks to Candy's Quilting for the fabric donation The Warm Company for a donation of batting.)
8 Quilts were donated to NYC Coalition for the Homeless!

10 Quilts were donated to Children of Bellevue
175 Pillowcases donated to Morgan StanleyChildren's Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian
Guild Group Projects!
The Coat of Arms returned from apple picking in NY and a quick trip to London! It was passed on to Mia who will be taking it to Colorado for some fresh mountain air.

The "Ugly" Round Robin Quilt is now a Swan! 
A scrap table nugget passed from Tina to Judy, and on 
to Jean!
Sue's stack and whack round robin 1 is ready for quilting, and the second passed from Caroline to Jenny!

This month's block lotto was won by Cynthia, and an example of next's month's block was shown by Maureen.

Show and tell!
    Jean showed her "sewing" themed row quilt  
    Nancy with her quilt inspired by a Machine Applique Class
    Ariane designed this zippered pouch &  has the pattern on her Etsy site
    Tina with her quilt using 100% Fab Scrap Fabrics
    Bernadette began this quilt at the winter retreat.  Three more corners to go!
    Caroline with her tiny 1/2" square quilt
    Sarah with the quilt she worked on at the retreat.
    Theresa & Sarah with their quilts using Charity bundles
    Nina with her 25 Million Stitches block.  So many enjoyed seeing her work, she went on to teach a group of ladies to do the same.
    Barbara with her quilt made from men's shirting.  This quilt will be in the Mancuso Quilt Show
    Barbara with the quilt she will show at the Brooklyn Quilt Show March 21st & 22nd  using a quote from Maya Angelou - "Be a Rainbow in Somebody Else's Cloud"
    Theresa with her Charity Quilt
    Aleeda with her wonky star quilt

    Eva & her quilt
    Maren's Quilt
    Maria's Quilt that she worked on at Mariandale.  It will be raffled.
    Christine with her rainbow quilt for the Brooklyn Quilt Guild Show using the Maya Angelou  quote - "Be a Rainbow in Somebody Else's Cloud"
    Jeannine and her baby quilt
    Grace with her name tag for fellow member, Willie.  It was done with foundation paper piecing.
    Grace's circle Quilt
    Nell and her triangles quilt top
    Members Teaching Members:  Ariane taught a class on Layering and Embellishing on Wool to more than 20 members!  What a wonderfully creative group. Thank you to all who participated.