Tuesday, April 23, 2019

April Sew and Share

Sew and Share is one of our favorite monthly activities.  Members bring items that they have finished over the course of the month and share with the group.

Nancy did not sew anything this month, but she did get a cool new quilting tatoo! 

Marla shared a quilt that took 3 years to make from her scraps.  She said it was a fun project for her to work on because it chronicles the history of her personal sewing projects of over 30 years.  MaryEllen quilted the project, and it is backed with Moda Grunge.

Jenna shared a tablerunner from the pattern shared by the Lohmans last year.  She also shared some of the blocks that she has done using the English paper piecing method.  She says it is addicting and that we should all try it.

Gloria shared a hanging quilt made from a panel of sunflowers and blue birds.  It isn't finished yet, but this is her last meeting with us and her last opportunity to share.  Quilted by MaryEllen.

Sharon shared a beautiful cat quilt that she made from a pattern that she found on Pinterest.  Each block has a hand embroidered heart, the inside of which is machine quilted.  She used all Kaffe Fasset fabrics, and mae it for her niece who is a "crazy cat lady"!

Donna shared a rabbit that she embroidered on her mother's antique dresser scarf.  We also enjoyed the story of how she did this handwork while waiting for her car to get fixed!

Debra is still working hard on getting her UFOs finished!  She shared a quilt she made from a kit in Houston that is made with Tula Pink's All Star Animals fabrics.

Debra also shared a quilt she made from solid rectangles.  She challenged herself on the quilting, and alternated between straight line and curved designs, as well as free motion and computerized designs.  She quilted ribbon candy in the sashing.  

Elise shared a king size scrappy quilt from a pattern called Jamestown Landing that is a wedding gift for her sister.

Beth shared her logo challenge quilt, and explained that she incorporated both the colors and the hexagon shapes into her design.  She utilized straight line machine quilting for a wonderful textured effect. 

Doesn't this look fun?  New members are always welcome! Contact us at: CapitalAreaMQG@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

April Meeting: Quilt of Valor Presentation

At the CAMQG April meeting, Jo Garvin from Piecemakers Guild shared about the Quilts of Valor program. She helped CAMQG present a Quilt of Valor to Sgt. Richard Payne of Camp Hill, who served in the U.S. Army from 1997 – 2006, where he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait. For more information about Quilts of Valor, visit qovf.org.
See the April meeting minutes here.

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

March Meeting and Sew and Share

Here's What CAMQG Has Been Up To!
Meeting Minutes from the March meeting.
March meeting minutes

Here 's our Sew and Share for the month. 

Debby used her gift from the Holiday party to put together this improv quilt using black and white.


Maike shared several pieces with us. A baby quilt pieced together with squares that were decorated at a baby shower with hearts. 

 She also shared a UFO scrappy quilt using HST.

Lastly, Maike shared a paper pieced miniature wallhanging of a red hatted lady.

Gina shared two tops, one from a workshop, Crumb Quilts, led by MaryEllen at Bosler Library in Carlisle for the Letort Quilt Guild and her Improv quilt from our Sew Day. She used scraps from her stash and Grunge  fabric for the Crumb quilts.

Alice sewed this Triangularities which comes in different sizes and has a custom calculator for other sizes. She used a number of fabrics from Moda - 3 sisters and Grunge, batiks from Hoffman of CA, Boho - oasis , bunny tales and fabric from Art Gallery.  She is trying to use new color combinations that are outside her comfort zone.

Marla visited a wonderful quilt shop while in South Carolina and wanted to share the address with us in case we happened to be in the area.
People, Places, and Quilts 129 West Richardson AVe Summerville, SC 29483

Beth was experimenting with fibers and shared with us some weaving pieces and wrappings which she hopes to incorporate into a wall hanging.

Cindy completed her BOM quilt and used the Churn Dash blocks she received as a door prize.

She also completed the next 2 quilts and MaryEllen did the quilting.

Jamie finished a UFO and shared a great quilt for her husband using the Australian flag as her design inspiration.

Karen shared her completed Swan quilt  (Elizabeth Hartman pattern) (Fabric from Smilespinners, Marysville.


2 Dinosaur panel quilts for her grandsons which she purchased in MO.

She was experimenting with 1 Square Wonder place mats with fabric she bought at the Fabric Center in Carlisle.

Gay completed 2 UFO -  a jelly roll rug using fabric from Lori Holt and a 9 patch using fabric from her stash.

Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild New members are always welcome, contact us at CapitalAreaMQG@gmail.com

Logo Challenge Quilts

Our first challenge of the year was to take the colors in our logo and use them in a quilt. One extra color could be added to the colors in the quilt top and a different color fabric could be used on the back. Here are they are....

Come join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Community Room at the Giant in Camp Hill. You can also contact us at CapitalAreaMQG@gmail.com

Saturday, March 2, 2019

February Meeting and Sew and Share

Here's What CAMQG Has Been Up To!
Meeting minutes from February.

Here 's our Sew and Share for the month. We'll be posting our LOGO challenge quilts after our March meeting.

Debbie has been really busy finishing her UFO's.
 Pattern Title:Love Flows with fabric from Laura Heiney

 A quilt she had to redo as the beautiful wine colored border lost all its dye and she had to return to Lancaster to purchase more fabric. 

 A Mountain Landscape she made while she was the President of the LaTort Guild. A  workshop by Karen Eckmeier.

 Kaffe's Flowers using Kaffe Fassett Fabric

 Here's a picture of the label Debbie and her mom, Donna use. This label is from the back of the below quilt, Spring Lake.

Debbie also made this Zip-up tray pouch with a pattern from Aneela Hoey.

Donna gave herself a challenge to make 20 baby quilts. Here is one of the quilts she designed using flannel. This quilt is made using one yard of three different fabrics mixing up pieces to make three different quilts.

Donna shared a purse made from Barb Thrush using pieces from Barb Long's Modern Quilt Project

Lois made this original pillow using Kona solids as a practice for her Logo Challenge quilt. 

She also made this Convertible Purse/Back Pack using Batiks.

Maike shared this quilt she made with her daughter. She told us a great story about how she and her daughter got this fabric for the quilt at a quilt show in Hershey a few years ago. The backing fabric comes from her Grandmother.

Debby finished her quilt from the Sew Day in September. She says she learned a lot about quilting with contrasting thread and her walking foot.

Gay's brother in-law was retiring and she made this quilt from 3 Dudes using a Batik jellyroll from her stash.

Three Birds is a quilt she made while attending a class with Bethanne Nemesh using ombre fabric.

Gloria took  2018 Block of the Month patterns and created a bed runner.

Karen finished a UFO which she designed herself. The fabric is from Handwerks in New Cumberland.

She pieced this beautiful Swan Island quilt using a pattern from Elizabeth Hartman. The fabrics are from Smilespinner, Marysville and the Fabric Center, New Cumberland.

Cindy made this beautiful bag.

Marla has been busy. She re-purposed this UFO titled Interlocking Stars from Quick and Easy Projects for the Weekend Quilter using flannel,made a wonky bird block and made her 2018 BOM into a gorgeous table runner.

Cindy designed and stitched this bag.

Nancy has a family reunion coming up and made this Air Force inspired quilt for a family member. The pattern is titled Blessed Jets...  https://ww.etsy.com/shop/itsewsally. The fabric is from the Old Country Store in Lancaster County.

This quilt is titled Picnic and is a free download from Andover Fabrics.The fabrics are Chroma by Alison Glass.

MaryEllen  finished a UFO, a mini 9 patch.

 A jellyroll rug

 She will be leading a workshop on how to make a Crumb Quilt and here's her sample.

 Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild New members are always welcome, contact us at CapitalAreaMQG@gmail.com