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April Meeting Recap and Important Dates

All About Curves!

Our April meeting was in person and well attended! We had so much fun learning to sew curves! Guild secretary, Lynn Hanna, taught us to make gentle improve curves by overlapping two pieces of fabric, cutting a gentle curve via rotary cutter, and then sewing with right sides together. It was really that simple! Programs Vice President, Laura Greene, showed us how to turn fabric under for appliquéd curves using card stock for a pattern and aluminum foil for turning the fabric. We all left the meeting having mastered rolling hills and beautiful sunsets. These new skills are sure to help us with our July Round About Challenge .

Block of the Month

Evie revealed the April Block of the Month (BOM), and explained that her inspiration for this year’s BOM program comes from modern architecture. Read more about the BOM Here. You will find all the BOM patterns in Member’s Corner.

Join us in May for our Collage Workshop!

Please join us Saturday, May 7th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Lake Mathews Community Center for a sure-to-be-fun no-sewing Collage Workshop by Barbara Mathews (supply list below). Barbara will share all her tips and tricks and you may end up with a “ready-to-quilt” project by the end of class. Please RSVP to iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com if you plan to attend. Our meeting will follow. We’ll share creative ways to up-cycle orphan blocks.

Collage Workshop Supplies
  • A pattern (available in most quilt stores, Etsy, and Amazon) or draw you own!
  • A good variety of scrap fabrics
  • Plenty of Steam-a-Seam 2 (enough for all your applied fabrics- 3 or 4 yards)
  • A light weight, non-woven fusible interfacing (at least as big as your pattern)
  • a Sharpie and #2 pencil
  • Good fabric scissors (like Karen K Buckley, sufficient for making detailed fabric cuts)
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Please email us if you have questions!!!

Dates to Remember

  • April 11th and 25th – Drop-in Sew 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Check Members Corner and your email for Zoom Link
  • April 16th – Meet and Eat via Zoom – Drop-in sew, eat, and Show-and-Share,
  • May 7th – 9:00 am Collage Workshop by Barbara Mathews and 2:00 pm General Meeting IN PERSON at Lake Mathews Community Room
  • June 4th – General Meeting in person at Arlington Library and via Zoom. Guest Speaker Sheila Frampton Cooper and IEMQG Birthday Celebration
  • July 2nd – Round About Challenge Reveal. Click here for details. Round About Challenge
  • November 7-10 – Retreat at Vina De Lestonnac. $410 per person includes all meals and lodging. Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit. Registration form in Members Corner

Show and Share

Some of our talented members showed quilts with curves. Lots of inspiration for the Round About Challenge.

Show and Share was overflowing with inspiration.

Blog · Guild Workshop

Upcoming Workshop: Mini Mid-Mod Quilts

WHAT

These charming little quilts are inspired by Mid-Century Modern design, and are a great skill-building project to learn a number of quilting techniques.

Work small, Work smart, look great.

3 hours: You will start with a simple, modern color palette of neutral fabrics with a flash of color. Clean lines combined with simple design give each tiny composition a sophisticated feeling. Since you are working very small, this is a great project for using small scraps and bits of special fabric.

Participants will learn the quilt-as-you-go method, and a PDF materials and supplies list will be emailed in advance. Hand stitching adds a sleek, linear element. Finishing techniques will be demonstrated.

ZOOM WORKSHOP DETAILS

  • Select a range of neutral fabrics (all light, medium or dark), and a bright accent color.
    Solids, and subtle, small scale prints or textures work best.
  • Cut cotton batting and backing fabric into 5″ squares.
  • Cut a selection of the neutral fabrics into small strips (sizes will be provided).
  • Cut a small amount of the bright accent color fabric.
  • Learn the quilt-as-you-go technique, working from the inside out. 
  • Explore strip piecing and leaving the raw edges on the outside for extra texture.
  • Trim your small quilt blocks and stay stitch the edges.
  • Learn about hand stitching, and experiment with adding your own design.
  • Sew the backing onto the top of your mini quilts, leaving a space for turning. 
  • Turn and press, then do a final stitching around the perimeter

A complete PDF supply list, plus step-by-step notes and templates will be emailed to each participant. This is an all-levels class and class size is limited to 24 attendees to ensure one-on-one time. 

WHO

Presented by David Owen Hastings. He is looking forward to sharing and sewing with us! For more about David, please visit his website or follow him on Instagram.

WHERE

In the comfort of your own sewing room. This workshop is a 3-hour live-stream event, conducted on Zoom, consisting of live instruction (no recording, please). You should have the current version of Zoom installed on your computer or laptop. Guidance for getting started will be sent in advance of the workshop.

WHEN

One week after David Owen Hastings’ lecture at our June meeting: Saturday, June 12 from 2pm to 5pm PST.

HOW

Workshop Sign-Up is now OPEN!

The workshop fee for members is $40.00 and can easily be paid via PayPal to iemodernquiltguild@gmail.com. A workshop confirmation will be sent to you shortly after receipt of paid notification from PayPal. If you are unfamiliar with making a payment via PayPal, here’s a helpful link.

Alternatively, you may also pay by check (checks payable to IEMQG) directly to our Treasurer, Candy. Please email Candy at candiceascott@yahoo.com for payment instructions. Please note, we will open the workshop to non-members at the same rate starting Monday, May 3rd.

The workshop handouts will be emailed to you approximately two weeks prior to the workshop and the Zoom link will be sent directly by David Owen Hastings a few days before the workshop.

Updated 4/14/21