Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Meeting Reminder :)

Meeting Reminder:

June Meeting at the Christmas Goose
Wednesday, June 25th
Doors open at 6pm and meeting starts at 6:30pm

Reminder of our newest challenge:
Monochromatic Theme - any size - due during our July Meeting.

Here is a basic description of Monochromatic :) - Cheers.
Monochromatic colors are all the colors (tints, tones, and shades) of a single hue.
Example of monochromatic color
Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, gray or black.
Monochromatic color schemes provide opportunities in art and visual communications design as they allow for a greater range of contrasting tones that can be used to attract attention, create focus and support legibility.
The use of monochromatic color provides a strong sense of visual cohesion and can help support communication objectives through the use of connotative color. The relative absence of hue contrast can be offset by variations in tone and the addition of texture.[1]

Sunday, May 11, 2014

May Meeting Reminder

May is flying right by and we have a couple of housekeeping notes before our next meeting:

May Meeting in our new spaceChristmas Goose – May 28th 6-8pmAddress: 2988 S. Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89117702-877-1158


Remember that the meeting will begin at 6:30pm, 6pm arrival time where we can check out the new space, store, catch up with each other and have a snack before we begin. 


Challenge Due for May:Over sized one block challenge.  Quilt can be any size, experiment with solids, color and position.  Try your hand at Machine Quilting your own piece whether you use a walking foot or free motion, make it all yours.Remember even if your project is not completely finished, 

we would love to see it :)

Hope to see everyone on the 28th!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Meeting reminder - TONIGHT

Hi all, 

Tonight at Quiltique in Henderson 6-8pm.

Show and Tell
Snacks

Demo tonight- scraps and left over quilt squares, easy technique to create wall art.

Please keep in mind that this will be our last meeting at Quiltique.
See you there 

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
702-877-1158

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
6-8pm
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:

Welcome:
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

http://www.sewmamasew.com/2012/06/modern-block-of-the-month-bom-june-sew-along/

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
Ongoing:
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.  



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