Hope you enjoy our Show & Share. Who said neckties are only for work, they can be fun too ;)!
All the bright colors of summer and represented in our Show & Share from our June 2020 meeting! The lovely colors are sure to put a smile on you face.
The first meeting of 2020 started the year off in a new location, the Mid-Island Y JCC in Plainview, NY. Members certainly got the year off with a bang, with show and share and a demo by Roberta of Oh Sew Sally! Thank you Roberta!
We certainly showed 2019 out with a bang! Members brought in their entries for the "Challenging Fabric Challenge" and wow, what results! Just as a reminder the rules were:
Minimum size : 18" x 18"
You must use at least 1/4" yard of the challenge fabric.
Any design can be used, but if you are not using an original design, please credit the designer.
You may use as many additional fabrics as needed to complete the top.
We had folks pull inspiration from children's books, fashion icons, and more. Check the results out below!
We also had some fun show and shares, including an Art Basel star special appearance! :)
Just a reminder, our next meeting will be at the Mid Island Y JCC, on January 15th, at 7pm.
New Place and Time! Mark your calendars!
Due to changes at the Art League of Long Island, they will no longer be able to accommodate our meetings.
Starting January 15th, 2020, the Long Island MQG will be meeting at the
Mid-Island Y JCC
45 Manetto Hill Rd, Plainview, NY 11803
Also, new time: 7pm!
Lots of lovely Show & Share this month! From Scandi-inspired Christmas presents, to charity quilts in a lovely orange hue, and one project from way back in the day that made it's way from the unfinished pile. Carol Krottendorfer also did a great presentation on Manx style quilting. I was so busy learning I didn't grab any photos of that one!
On a very wild and wet night we had quite a good turn out!
Show and Share:
Lynn shared her Row by Row, Jungle themed quilt from another group. Suzi shared her lavendar and gray themed baby quilt. Another Sarah Bond quilt finish! Mario's finished quilt. Julie's quilt had a very 1930's vibe to me, love those colors! Plus a sunny sunflower quilt!
Then we had some Member Demonstrations. Madelyn showed us the "Curve Master" foot for ease in piecing curved seams like Drunkards Path blocks (I think several people ordered from Amazon them on the spot!), Mario talked about different strategies for Half Square Triangles, and Carol gave an intro and a parts list for Manx Quilting that we will learn more about at our November meeting. Don't worry, a digital version of the handout will be included in the next newsletter!
I hope everyone had a lovely summer!
We kicked off our 2019-2020 season with a great first meeting. In August we had Sarah Bond teach her "Strips and Stripes" workshop which was very well attended and a great class! Several of our show and shares were blocks and one whole quilt already made up! Check them out below.
Show and Share:
We have Louise who spent an estimated 450 hours! on her adorable thread painting, Mario who submitted his black and white mini quilt to a Curated Quilts magazine challenge, and a quilt for the Make Modern Magazine 5th anniversary. Cindy and her square from Sarah Bond's class, Suzi with some baby giftst, Susie with her Sarah Bond block. Deborah with her Sarah Bond quilt! and check out the quilting on the back! Maureen brough her completed Trinket by Allison Glass quilt and Robert brought several gift quilts!
Next, our past president, Kim Soper, gave a very informative talk on "How to Use Envy to Become a Better Quilter". It spawned several very interesting discussions amongst the group. Thank you Kim!
We also announced the 2019 "Challenging Fabric Quilt Challenge!" (Check out the header image of this post!)
To be completed by members for the December 18th, 2019 Holiday meeting.
Minimum size 18"x18"
Maximum size: none
You must use at least 1/4 yard of the challenge fabric in the quilt top.
Any design can be used. However, if you are not using an original design or pattern please credit designer and/or pattern.
you may use as many additional fabric as needed for to complete quilt top.
Please DO NOT! share the progress of your LIMGQ Challenge on Social Media, as we want to reveal the Challenge Quilts at our December Meeting.
Is to have fun! Let's see how different and wonderful our quilts will turn out!
Hard to believe the summer is almost over! Below are the meeting dates for the 2019-2020 season. We generally meet on the third Wednesday of the month, but note that February has been switched to the 2nd Wednesday to avoid conflict with QuiltCon 2020.