Thursday, December 27, 2018

December Sew and Share

Our December meeting was our Holiday party which was held at the Issac's in Lemoyne. We had a short Sew and Share, followed by a tasty dinner, a cozy microwavable bowl exchange and then our White Elephant gift exchange. I believe everyone went home with a new treasure.
Let's take a look at what some of our members have been doing this past month.

Gay made a table runner using the Stepping Stone Table Runner pattern from Midcoast Cottage Designs that Donna gave us last month. She used a mini-charm pack from Primitive Gatherings called Flower Garden Gatherings and the background fabric came from her stash.

Gay also finished her Improv quilt from our Sew day in September led by Beth Reese. The back of the quilt looks terrific, too.

Karen has been busy with Christmas themed projects, big and small!

Cordell finished a lovely modern quilt.

Jenan used fabric from Art Gallery to finish this quilt.

Sigrid finished her 1 Block Wonder quilt with  minky and concentric circles on her domestic sewing machine.

Marla made a great quilt using Peppa Pig as the theme.

 Happy Quilting!

 Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild
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Saturday, December 8, 2018

November Meeting and Spot light

The November meeting of CAMQG was held on November 20, 2018 in the community rooms of the Camp Hill Giant.  You can find the meeting minutes here.

Donna shared our last BOM pattern, the improv block.

Donna also gave each member a Midcoast Cottage Design, Stepping Stones Table Runner Pattern and shared some tips on constructing the piece.

Our spotlight quilter this month was Cordell Affeldt. She began sewing in Wild Rose, Wisconsin when she was a little girl and her parents bought a new mattress. She used the cotton sheets from the old mattress to beginning her sewing journey. She shared several totes she created with dyes and printing. She recycles a variety of items around her house to help her create these beautiful works of art.

She also made a hat and vest using fabric from her stash. 

She tells us she learned most of her various skills from workshops she has attended. Most of the items she creates these days are for charity at the Unitarian Church in Harrisburg.

Following the Member Spotlight, Debbie and Donna shared their experience at the Houston Quilt Festival with some great slides of quilts and exhibits.

They also shared the following information with us: 

A quilt exhibit at the Susquehanna Art Museum, which runs through January 20, 2019.

Our Holiday Party will be at the Issac's in Lemoyne at 6:00 on December 18, 2018. See the meeting minutes for more details.

We have 2 Sew Days scheduled in 2019...May 4, 2019 and September 14, 2019. 
More information to follow...

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November Sew and Share

What have CAMQG members been up to over the past month?  Check out the Sew and Share summary below:

Debbie started the evening off with her beautiful jacket she purchased while at the Houston Quilt Festival.

 Melanie shared an adorable llama and alpaca wall hanging. She also made this Kite Flight pattern that she found online. She made it for her dad because after showing her dad all the quilts she has made, his comment had always been, "could have been brighter". I think he'll really like this bright quilt.

Maike went to hear a speaker at a local quilt guild and after returning home found a quilt pattern book that inspired her to make this quilt.

 She continues to inspire us with her beautiful hand stitching, a table runner with 10 pentagons and a new pattern.

Lois made a wall hanging from
a Elizabeth Hartman pattern with beautiful fabrics.

Sigrid took an elf panel and created this fascinating quilt for the holidays.

Karen was  really busy this month......

Creating this rug using 1/2 a jelly roll she purchase at Handwerks in New Cumberland.


                                                  a  fall table runner 

a Christmas stocking using fabric from Smilespinners and some decorative stitching which looks really great...

a table runner for her son and daughter in-law for Christmas using fabric from Missouri Star Quilt Co. and the another pattern from Smilespinners

Gloria shared her colorful improv quilt she started at our Sew Day.

Cordell finished her Sew Day improv quilt, too.

                      Cindy showed us her new name tag.

Cindy made a fun quilt using emoji's from
Sew Emoji by Gailen Runge

Gay put together 
a colorful turkey wall hanging
from Lori Holt using Kaffe Fassett fabric.

Donna is using a new template and shared a few blocks she is working on.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

October Meeting Minutes

Welcome with Donna Lohman (Debbie Lohman was traveling for work this month)

Show and Share:

Amy Barrick  - “national sew day” Tote bag and table runner
MaryEllen Wical - “quilt camp” tote bag, Christmas door hanger
Gina Padilla -   show : Stack and wack quilt top and  English paper piecing blocks using fussy cutting
                   share :“ Humble Stitch” new shop in Newport Perry County
                               Little Foot Quilt shop near Evans City (Pittsburgh Area) 
                                Loom Exquisite Textiles (near Pittsburgh)
Gloria  DeCreny -  CAMQG name tag “Glo Worm”
Barbara Phillips Long -  Show:Abrigonal Australian inspired fabric from Quilter’s Corner 
                                      Share: Book “Intuitive Color & Design by Jean Wells
Lois Bruno - Green and Yellow quilt finished as part of Angela Walter’s Swirl Quilting along
                     Quilted Banner Logo for her daughter’s organization. “70 years old and still helping my daughter with her science projects”

Segrid -  Zip around wallet by

Meike  -  Elk (moose) wall hanging from red fabric collected over many years (hand appliqué)
                sampler wallhanging completed during the sew day in September

Gay W - Improv sampler top from Beth Reese Workshop September sew day
               Star Quilt with wonky stars and  snowballed corners

Evelyn Hunt -  show:  “When You Die” Star quilt from York Guild yard sale (top was donated by     spouse of former York guild member)
                        share:  Robert DeCarli’s book and advertised the York Quilt Guild workshop this Thursday Oct 8 at 7pm as well as this workshop Oct 27.  

Pat Arnold - Purple stripes blocks from last month’s demo 

Committee Reports:
Treasurer: Donna Lohman explained that Barbara Thrush had resigned to go for an extended visit with family and then to travel in the first half of 2019. Debbie Lohman would be taking over the roll of treasurer.

Announcements:  Sign up for holiday dinner to be held at Isaac’s in Lemoyne, PA $10 (order from the menu) Bring a microwave bowl to exchange as well as a $20 gift grab exchange. The gift exchanges are not mandatory. All are welcome with or without the gift exchange.

The board meeting was rescheduled for Nov 20 6pm.  All are welcome, however only board members may vote.
Evelyn Hunt reminded us that the LebanonQuilters Show is November 9,10 she will be exhibiting 3 quilts and Nancy King will be vending this event

Monthly Give aways:  
BOM - Karen Sikes Winner
Door Prizes - Amy Barrick, Nancy King, and Beth Reese

Communications Committee ask for volunteers to assist on their committee.  

Modern Updates:
MQG mini swap signups until Oct 25, Quilt con entries, webinars on MQG website

Member Spotlight: Cindy Wolfe “When did you first learn about quilting?”
“once I got into quilting, I fell for it pretty hard like everyone else.”
“My Style - I try things” 
Cindy like podcasts and shared that 2 were particularly interesting
“Just wanna Quilt” by Elizabeth Townsend
Quilting Podcast  “Annie Smith” from California

Block of the month:  Flying Geese explained by Donna Lohman

Amy Barrick presented English Paper Piecing Christmas ornaments
referenced Sue Daly “25 days of Christmas” and Connecting Threads magazine , 

November’s meeting Donna Lohman will be presenting, Cordell will be the member spotlight.

Respectfully submitted by MaryEllen Wical 

Friday, October 12, 2018

September Sew and Share

What have CAMQG members been up to over the past month?  Check out the Sew and Share summary below:

Debbie made a new quilt for her granddaughter who just started going to preschool from a fabric line called Kinder. She says she got the idea from Instagram.  It is finished with straight line quilting.

When Debbie turned 60 two years ago people in her family gave her a yard of Kona cotton.  She has a relationship with each of the people who picked out the colors, so that’s how the colors for this quilt were selected.  On the back each person who gave her a yard of fabric has a wonky star.  MaryEllen did the quilting.

MaryEllen said that the York Guild is having a stocking challenge, where you make stocking and fill them with personal care items for veterans.  She has made two stockings so far – and her feedback is that she doesn’t like the one that she did with metallic thread because the thread kept breaking!

Lois created a cat from a Laura Heine after she saw another member, Melanie, create a different pattern by the same designer.  

The second quilt Lois shared was made from Kaffe Fasset fabrics.  We were so impressed how she used the leftovers on the back to make it just as stunning as the front!


Sigrid jumped on the jelly roll rug bandwagon.  She said it was fun to make, but it was the only thing that she made all summer.

Maike said that she didn't have anything new to show, but she did just make her nametag!

Beth made a quilt for her niece from layer cakes and a free pattern called Auntie’s Diamonds from Moda Bakeshop.  It has minky on the back and no batting, making the drape of the quilt really nice.

Melanie shared two table runners - one that she pieced using a quilt-as-you-go method from a kit purchased just ten days ago at the Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.  She showed another that her mother started in a class and she gave to Melanie to quilt.

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