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2019 Holiday Swap

October 3, 2019

It’s so hot I know it’s hard to start thinking about the holidays, but it’s already October. For our holiday party this year, we would like to swap quilted bowl cozies- to hold warm bowls that have been microwaved. It looks pretty quick and easy to make. Here are some tutorials to give you an idea. I see that the suggestion is to NOT use Insulbrite, so that you can put it in the microwave. Regular batting should work just fine.

As with holiday swaps in the past, we ask that you avoid using Christmas specific fabric as not all members celebrate Christmas.

https://sew4home.com/projects/kitchen-linens/fast-fridays-soup-bowl-cozy-hot-cold

https://happyhourstitches.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/soup-bowl-cozy.pdf

https://craftwarehouse.com/wp-content/uploads/Soup-Bowl-Cozy-Project-Sheet-Craft-Warehouse.pdf?x83975

January 2019 Meeting

January 27, 2019

gCall to order [Olivia and Nikki]

Olivia and Nikki called the meeting to order and welcomed the new members and guests.

Treasurer’s Report[Cat]

Katey provided the treasurer’s report.  We will not be posting the accounts balances online. However, any member is welcome to ask for the information and it will be provided at each meeting.  We have 37 paid members so far for the year.

East Cobb Quilt Show

Andrea showed us the amazing East Cobb raffle quilt for this year. They are also currently accepting quilt entries for the show. It’s not to late to submit a quilt!

2018 Quilt Along

The blocks are all done, so Ella showed us the final layout for the quilt. If you bring your completed quilt top to the March meeting, you will be eligible to win a prize!

Program-Danielle Mathis

Danielle from Textile and Twine shared her amazing story of creating her own business starting as a teenager selling vintage aprons. Her perseverance, hard work, and amazing sense of style has kept her aprons in high demand.

Check out her work here:

https://textileandtwine.com/

Show and Tell

December Meeting

January 27, 2019

Call to order [Olivia and Nikki]

Olivia and Nikki called the meeting to order and welcomed the new members and guests.

Treasurer’s Report[Katey]

Katey provided the treasurer’s report.  We will not be posting the accounts balances online. However, any member is welcome to ask for the information and it will be provided at each meeting.  We have 37 paid members so far for the year.

2019 Board Member voting

Olivia, Nikki, Jennifer and Christie will be returning to the board for 2019. We welcome Cat Crain who was voted our new treasurer.

Upcoming Quilt Shows/Events/Member Promotions

If you have a show or event that you would like the guild to know about please contact the board (ATLMQG@gmail.com) so we can get it added.  We would like to promote paid members in our newsletters.  If you have a pattern coming out or are teaching classes let us know so we can share the info!  Please send in requests for the newsletter by the 15th of each month.

2018 Quilt Along

Thanks again to Ella for showing us another amazing block in the quilt along

Program-Sarah Roberts

Sarah Roberts from In The Quiet Hours taught us some embroidery basics with a make and take star project. It was a fun way to relax during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Check out her amazing work here:

http://www.inthequiethours.com/

Show and Tell and Holiday Party

Block of the Month: Final Assembly!!!

December 20, 2018

Final Assembly

  1. If you haven’t already done so, sew the improv curve blocks and stripey blocks into a 4 patch.
  2. Sew the Checkerboard block to the left of the 4 patch.  Sew the shoofly block to the right of the 4 patch.
  3. Sew the Radiate block to the top edge of the pointy chevron block.
  4. Sew the improv cross cut block to the top of the Star is Born block.
  5. Sew the Radiate unit to the left of the Star is Born unit.  Sew the squircles block to the right of the Star is Born unit.
  6. Sew the two large rows together.
  7. Sew the mountain piece to the two pinwheels.
  8. Sew the final row to the bottom of the section you already joined.
  9. Add borders if desired.

Block of the Month 11: Spin Me Right Round blocks

December 1, 2018

Block 11:  Spin me Right Round blocks (bottom right 2 blocks)

(Throw Version, 2 12.5” blocks)

Supplies:

(per block)

(3) 7.5” background squares

(1) 7.5”  pinwheel fabric square

 

Assembly:

Cut two of the background squares in half diagonally.

Layer the remaining background square on top of the pinwheel fabric square.

Cut diagonally twice (cutting an X).

Sew each of the background pieces to a pinwheel piece at the right angle side (NOT the hypotenuse like you would for an HST).

Press seams open.

Treat the pressed pieces like half of an HST.  Sew each piece to the 4 large triangles.

Press seams open.

Trim each unit to 6.5”.

Sew the 4 units together to form a pinwheel.

 

Repeat the process for the remaining block.

 

(Mini Version)

Supplies:

(per block)

(3) 4.5” background squares

(1) 4.5”  pinwheel fabric square

 

Assembly:

Cut two of the background squares in half diagonally.

Layer the remaining background square on top of the pinwheel fabric square.

Cut diagonally twice (cutting an X).

Sew each of the background pieces to a pinwheel piece at the right angle side (NOT the hypotenuse like you would for an HST).

Press seams open.

Treat the pressed pieces like half of an HST.  Sew each piece to the 4 large triangles.

Press seams open.

Trim each unit to 3.5”.

Sew the 4 units together to form a pinwheel.

 

Repeat the process for the remaining block.

Block of the Month 10: Mountains Majesty

November 3, 2018

 

(Throw Version, 12.5”x 36.5” block)

 

Supplies:
Newsprint
Fabric
Ruler
Pencil
Rotary cutter
iron

 

Assembly:

  1. Using the newsprint, construct a 12.5”x 36.5” base piece of paper.Use a ruler to draw in your seam allowances.  (Or, conversely, draw a 12”x 36” rectangle and add quarter inch seam allowances around each edge as you go. Another alternate that is less unwieldy is to make 2 pieces 12.5x 18.5” pieces and make the joining spot a point of a mountain.  If you choose this options, draw the ¼” seam allowances on each piece.)
  1. Use the ruler to sketch your mountains.   (Note: this will ensure your mountain points don’t vanish into seam allowances.)
  1. Start assembly on one side of the paper.  Begin with the scrap that is appropriate (mountain or background).  Pin to paper, allotting at least a ¼” seam allowance. (You are pinning to the side without the lines, wrong side touching the paper.
  1.  Shorten your stitch length.  Take the next piece, lay it right side to right side, lining up the edge with the seam allowance of the first piece.  If you are worried that the piece won’t fit, pin the seam allowance, flip the fabric back and the unit up to the light.  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH EXTRA FOR AT LEAST ¼” SEAM ALLOWANCE ON ALL SIDES. Sew along the marked line.  Flip the fabric over and press the seam with a dry iron.
  1. Fold the next seam back after you have pinned the fabric which was just sewn on.  Using a ruler, trim the seam allowance to a ¼”. Then take the next piece of fabric and line up with the seam allowance you just trimmed.  Repeat.
  1.  If necessary, at the end, trim pieces to appropriate size.

(Mini Version, 6.5”x18.5” block)

 

Supplies:
Newsprint
Fabric
Ruler
Pencil
Rotary cutter
iron

 

Assembly:

  1. Using the newsprint, construct a 6.5”x 18.5” base piece of paper. Use a ruler to draw in your seam allowances.  (Another alternate that is less unwieldy is to make 2 pieces 6.5x 9.5” pieces and make the joining spot a point of a mountain.  If you choose this options, draw the ¼” seam allowances on each piece.)

 

  1. Use the ruler to sketch your mountains.   (Note: this will ensure your mountain points don’t vanish into seam allowances.)

 

  1. Start assembly on one side of the paper.  Begin with the scrap that is appropriate (mountain or background).  Pin to paper, allotting at least a ¼” seam allowance. (You are pinning to the side without the lines, wrong side touching the paper.

 

  1.  Shorten your stitch length.  Take the next piece, lay it right side to right side, lining up the edge with the seam allowance of the first piece.  If you are worried that the piece won’t fit, pin the seam allowance, flip the fabric back and the unit up to the light.  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH EXTRA FOR AT LEAST ¼” SEAM ALLOWANCE ON ALL SIDES.Sew along the marked line.  Flip the fabric over and press the seam with a dry iron.

 

  1. Fold the next seam back after you have pinned the fabric which was just sewn on.  Using a ruler, trim the seam allowance to a ¼”. Then take the next piece of fabric and line up with the seam allowance you just trimmed.  Repeat.

 

  1.  If necessary, at the end, trim pieces to appropriate size.

October 2018 Meeting

October 28, 2018

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by Olivia and Nikki with a special greeting for all of our friend from the West Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild.  We were so happy that they made the trip out to visit us at Tiny Stitches for the swap!

Treasurer’s Report

Katey provided the treasurer’s report.  We will not be posting the accounts balances online. However, any member is welcome to ask for the information and it will be provided at each meeting.  We have 37 paid members so far for the year.

Katey will begin accepting 2019 dues in November.

Social Events

Sewing Retreat at Lincoln Tech in Marietta on October 20th.  Thank you so much to Jennifer for setting this up for us!

Announcement

December meeting will be a make and take embroidery project.  Please donate $10 to help cover the cost of the kit.

Block of the Month

Ella continues to amaze us with a new block every month.Find the directions under News>Quilt Along.  Use #AMQGQAL2018 and #ATLMQG  on social media to share your progress!

Program Content

Elizabeth Becker from Tandem Quilting Company who employs refugee women in making custom quilts in East Atlanta.

Find out more about them

https://www.tandemquiltingco.com/about-tandem-quilting-co

Swap with West Atlanta Quilt Guild

We have been working on these quilts all year and the results were a success! Both guilds have some amazing talent.

 

Show and Tell

Up Next Month

Jess Jones Fiber Arts Professor from Georgia State

September 2018 Meeting

October 28, 2018

Call to order [Olivia and Nikki]

Olivia and Nikki called the meeting to order and welcomed the new members and guests.

Treasurer’s Report[Katey]

Katey provided the treasurer’s report.  We will not be posting the accounts balances online. However, any member is welcome to ask for the information and it will be provided at each meeting.  We have 37 paid members so far for the year.

Social Events [Olivia]

Quilt Swap with WAMQG is going to be at the October 7th meeting.

Working on setting up a day quilt retreat for October

Upcoming Quilt Shows/Events/Member Promotions

If you have a show or event that you would like the guild to know about please contact the board (ATLMQG@gmail.com) so we can get it added.  We would like to promote paid members in our newsletters.  If you have a pattern coming out or are teaching classes let us know so we can share the info!  Please send in requests for the newsletter by the 15th of each month.

2018 Quilt Along

Ella is taking a break for the September meeting- she showed an extra block last month.  Now is a good time to get caught up!

Program-O V Brantley

O V Brantley is one of the founding members of the Atlanta Quilt Festival which celebrates African American quilters and quilt history.

Check out her amazing work here:

https://ovbrantley.com/

Show and Tell

August 2018 Meeting

October 28, 2018

Call to order [Olivia and Nikki]

Olivia and Nikki called the meeting to order and welcomed the new members and guests.  .

Treasurer’s Report[Katey]

Katey provided the treasurer’s report.  We will not be posting the accounts balances online. However, any member is welcome to ask for the information and it will be provided at each meeting.  We have 37 paid members so far for the year.

Social Events [Olivia]

Swap partners have been assigned for the exchange with WAMQG.  The quilts are due back at the October 7  meeting.  WAMQG will be joining our October meeting for the exchange!  Use the information from your partner’s questionnaire to make a Mini Quilt (18 inches-ish).  Contact Olivia if you have any questions.

Day retreat July 21st at Roberts School was a success! Finished 2 quilts to donate to the Welcome Blanket project.  Group meetup on August 11th to see MODA exhibit Making Change the Art and Craft of Activism.

2018 Quilt Along [Ella]

Ella shared the 7th and 8th blocks from her quilt along with us. Find the directions under News>Quilt Along.

Use #AMQGQAL2018 and #ATLMQG  on social media to share your progress!

Program-Nichole Benner

Nicole is a textile artist and Lecturer in Textiles at Georgia State University in Atlanta.  Check out her amazing work here

http://nicolebenner.com/

Block 9-Ray-diate

October 6, 2018

Block 9-  Ray-diate block

(Throw Version)

Supplies:

24.5” square of background fabric

3 30” pieces of double fold bias tape of your desired width

 

Assembly:

Use the bias tape to form three rays across the block.  Pin. You can either hand sew them on or top stitch the edges down using a ⅛” seam from the edge.

 

(Mini Version)

Supplies:

12.5” square of background fabric

3 16” pieces of double fold bias tape of your own desired width

 

Assembly:

Use the bias tape to form three rays across the block.  Pin. You can either hand sew them on or top stitch the edges down using a ⅛” seam from the edge.

 

NOTE:  If you need to make your own bias tape, you lay a ruler at a 45 degree angle to the selvage edge.  Make an initial cut. Line the ruler up with the edge at your desired width (double what you want the finished width to be).  Cut. Repeat until you have enough pieces (or piece the strips to desired length). Press any seams open. Press the tape in half, then fold and press edges to center line.