Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March Meeting Notes

Intro: Welcome to the Las Vegas Modern Guild
14 Members attending
Getting to know how many years each member has been in Vegas and where they are from originally. Members from Kingman, Las Vegas, Henderson
Show and Tell: Items from Bags to Tea towels, to house warming full size quilts.

Our next meeting
April 24th 6-8 pm, At Quiltique in Henderson

May Meeting in our new space
Christmas Goose – May 28th 6-8pm
Address: 2988 S. Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89117

Showing of the ½ Square Triangle Challenge / Machine Quilt your own project
We had a number of different techniques, sizes and colors.

Educational Demo:
Christa Watson – Machine Quilting – doing your own quilts
Doesn’t have to be perfect, you can quilt on your home machine, imperfections are good.  Make sure to use a new needle when you start. (8 hours per needle)
Always match you thread top and bottom and it will look more successful.  Also using a busy back will help as well. 

Batting: Christa prefers Cotton Batting – Loves Wool as it hangs flat, was not as happy with Polyester (it moves to much and shifts).
Also double batting – Cotton and Wool together, wool on top
Lesson – stick with the natural materials.
Also press open your seams open to keep the bulk down.

It’s all about the doodle J
Stippling is a great place to start, rounded edges or creating the broken glass effect.
Also squares, loops (E’s and O’s), hearts & stars – Can double up as well.
Wavy lines or ribbon candy is another great choice on boarders

Next Challenge:
Oversized Quilt Block – Due in May Meeting.
Choose one quilt block make it oversized, make it modern, using solids and great colors – try out some machine quilting at home.

Modern Block of the Month:
Block #2 from Sew Momma Sew

See you in April!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Meeting tonight!

Meeting Night - TONIGHT
Quiltique in Henderson
1/2 square triangle challenge reveal
Machine Quilting Demo with Christa Watson
Show & Tell
Snacks! and More :)

See you there

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Reminder: LVMQG meeting tomorrow Thursday, 6-8pm Quiltique
1/2 square triangle challenge due :) and lets see what you have been working on, show and tell.
Also our Machine Quilting Demo with Christa Watson.

See you then.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Meeting Notes: January and February

Meeting Notes for February:

Introductions from each person to learn more about each member and future members.  Also each member was asked what their Personal future challenge is – UFO’s, Swoon Quilt, Free Motion Quilting, Circle Quilt
UFO Quilt challenge ($), Curved Pieced Quilt,
Total of 15 guests and members tonight

Meeting Location:
We are meeting at Quiltique through April, in May we will move to the Christmas Goose the last Wednesday of the Month, the time frame will be 6-6:30pm to 8pm. First 30min will be a snack pot luck and mingle –
meeting will begin at 6:30pm – 8:00pm
2988 S Durango Dr, Las Vegas 89117 (702) 877-1158

Next meeting at Quiltique, Thursday March 27th, 2014
April meeting at Quiltique Thursday, April 24th, 2014
May New Location Christmas Goose - Wednesday, May 28th, 2014.
June Meeting at Christmas Goose – Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Modern BOM – Sew Mama Sew Modern Block of the Month sew along from (2011) – Place on the blog and will also be available on Facebook

One Block a Month starting in March for a total of 9 blocks
Each person who would like to participate, please bring your first completed block to the March meeting.

Sweet Swap: We had 4 participating – Key Chain, Origami Bag, Ribbon headed pins, pin cush-in and chocolates

Challenge reminder for March:
½ square triangles start to finish  -  
incase you don’t finish, bring it anyway – we would love to see the progress.

Walking Foot Demo:
Carolina Moore demonstrated walking foot quilting – inspiring the group to quilt your own work! Many different ways to use a walking foot – echo quilting, stitch in the ditch, running cross-hatching.
Preparing for quilting:
Basting – pin basting and spray basting – 2 different ways to baste

January Notes - 

Welcome Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild 2014
Focusing on the Modern Quilt movement - 

“Define modern quilts as quilts that are functional, include bold colors, and are inspired by modern design. Minimalism, asymmetry expansive negative space, and alternate grid work are often a part of modern quilt compositions, as are improvisational piecing and solid fabrics."

Introduction of new officers
Carolina Moore – President
Nicole Hardy – Treasure
Sandy Glynn – Secretary

Focusing on ongoing education and challenges
All on your own – piecing, machine quilting and finishing.  Goal is to help people become comfortable with machine quilting their own projects.  During the month of Feb and March we will have guest speaker/demo from Christa Wilson on machine quilting on your home machine.

January  education:
½ square triangles – demonstration by Carolina Moore, 3 different techinques
traditional cut triangles, stitching complete squares – cut – iron and triangle paper (aka friendship triangles)

Sweet Swap Challenge for February:
Something little, something sweet – does not need to be Valentine themed.
Examples, mug rug, pin cushion, mini quilt.

1st Challenge for March  - ½ square triangles
            Piece can be any size and quilt it your self.
            Modern themed
            You will have 2 months to complete this challenge

Please remember you are not required to participate in the challenges but they will help push each of us in our thought process and exploring new techniques.  

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Meeting! Thursday Feb 27th

Reminder of our next meeting!

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Quiltique in Henderson

See you there :)

Friday, December 20, 2013

December Meeting Recap

Christmas Swap Fun and Good Food

It was a good night and a good time was had by all.  We had a nice dinner with meatballs and sausage, cheesy potatoes, taco dip with chips, meat and cheese with crackers, cookies and pastry and cupcakes.  YUM! Anyone who missed it, we are sorry for you! But Merry Christmas, anyway!

The P-P-P Christmas Gift Swap was a success.  Pillows and pincushions and potholders were hand made and distributed by lottery.  Everyone was happy with their acquisitions! Another Merry Christmas to you all!

Our officers for the 2014 year are Carolina Moore, President; Christa Watson, V.P.; Sandy Glynn, Secretary and Nicol Hardy, Treasurer. They hinted at some of the neat things they are planning for the first quarter and I, for one, am excited to get started.

2014 Meetings will be January 30, 2014February 27, 2014March 27, 2014 at Quiltique.  We are also on the schedule for April 24, 2014 at Quiltique but we have been informed that we will no longer be supplied with coupons for the value of our room rental. Therefore, our new officers have discovered that The Christmas Goose will provide a venue for our meetings free of charge.  The venue for the April meeting will be determined.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Interesting November Meeting

Twelve of our mainstay members attended the meeting.  Our illustrious president was missing, however.  With good REASON! 
Welcome to the world, Nicholas David Ramai!
We are so happy to have you with us.  Mama and Baby are doing fine and we hope to see Cola with us next month for the Christmas Swap.  Bring Nicholas so we can all fuss and ogle! 

We had some wonderful "show and tell" this month and lots of sugar on the potluck table.  Joy won the name tag drawing and Christa was kind enough to donate two Quilty magazines with "Ta-Da" her chevron quilt on the cover.  Valerie and yours truly won them in a drawing.

The Christmas Secret Santa Swap will be at our meeting on December 19th.  That's the Thursday before Christmas.  Since our potluck was a bit of a non-starter in November, we are going to do another for Christmas.  So bring your best dish and a wrapped hand-made gift.  It can be a potholder, pin cushion or pillow.  Modern design and your best work so that each and every one of us finds a lovely gift under the "tree"!

And now the REALLY BIG news...drum roll please...our officers for the new year starting in January are Carolina, Nichol, Sandy and Christa.

This will be a great group for our leadership in 2014. There were ideas flying around the room immediately after elections.  How's that for enthusiasm?

See you all in December for our fun wrap-up to 2013!

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