Monday, November 23, 2020

November Meeting

Happy November !

Sew and Share

Lois created this beautiful quilt using fabric a friend tie-dyed.

Here are a couple of close up looks at the quilting.

Karen took a class titled Playful Color Guild and Modern Triangles Academy and created this quilt titled, Alpine Majesty.

Karen's second quilt is titled, Solstice. It's from Bryan House Quilts. Both of her quilts were designed by Rebecca Bryan. MaryEllen from Wical Quilt Works did the quilting.

Lugene created this quilt using black and white charm packs.

Gay quilted the snails we made during our Sew Day earlier this fall. She presented a wonderful program on the Stack and Wack method for piecing a quilt top. The second quilt was made for the demonstration.

Cordell made this apple inspired tote for a friend with her inherited stash.

Debbie has been quite busy and has created the following quilt tops. Wow!!

           Addition Baby Quilt                                                            Biggy Bee


                                                      Hopscotch Happy

Mug Rugs for Thanksgiving

                                                                Strip to Shore

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 
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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Fall Challenge

Fall Challenge

In July, Karen asked us to bring a non-quilting magazine to our meeting. We used a mathematical equation to arrive at a designated page number. This page was to inspire us to create something. Karen left the perimeters open. And here's what we  did.....

Gay took the colors in the picture and used them to create blocks from Suzy Quilts, Shine pattern.


Cordell used page 80 in the Jan/Feb edition of The Atlantic. This is an off-center interpretation in solids and figured fabric from CAMQG and Tanzania.

Melanie found inspiration from the text on this page. One of her long term goals is to move to a warmer climate.

Debby used page 108 from the art magazine, UPPERCASE and was inspired by the memorabilia and straight lines of the shelves. She used two old linen pieces from her grandmothers to create these table runners.

We'll be adding more pictures as our members share them.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Fall Happenings

Happy Fall to everyone
Here are our September and October meeting minutes.

Sew and Share

Here are 2 quilts we sent to members of the Lancaster Modern Quilt Guild for our Swap.



Cordell has been busy creating beautiful totes from her fabric stash.

 She used cotton sheeting which she dyed a pale blue-green.  She then used five textile paint applications, in blue, cream, green, chartreuse, yellow.  The internal underlining is quilted in a cross-hatch pattern for strength and the bottom is separately quilted using  faux suede.  The chartreuse lining is from a church banner, the green and gold beads from  a Navaho bead shop in Page, Arizona, two small salmon and a turtle of hand-carved jade from an Athabascan bead shop in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Perle cotton embroidery finishes the circle.  The basic structure is from a McCall's sewing pattern #3308.  This is for Charity.

Improv With Intent
This quilt inspiration is Jazz in textiles.  Improvisation quilt piecing done in string sets.  Backed and faced in brown.  36" square.  Charity.

Over Under
Over a doll or under a cat.  Bound in brown. 16" x 22". For Charity

Improv Napping Quilt 
The fabric remnants are from Midwest farm auctions and Tanzania and Nigerian hand-batiks from garment construction.  The yellow is from a tablecloth.  Free-hand remnant cutting spurs the give and take design process.  Backing and binding in brown.  For Charity.

Improv Snuggling Quilt
Fabric remnants from Midwest farm auctions, Tanzania and Nigerian hand-batik from garment construction.  Yellow from a tablecloth.  Free-hand remnant cutting lends the jazzy design sensibility.  Bound in yellow.  Backed in brown.  For Charity.

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Friday, October 2, 2020

2020 Spring Challenge

Spring Challenge - Using Batiks

Each participating member brought a yard of Batik fabric to share. We got into small groups and began ripping our fabric in half to share with the member next to us.  This continued until we were holding a tiny piece of fabric. The guidelines for the challenge were to use the Batiks and only 1 other fabric. It's amazing to see all the different designs. Here are the results:

Debbie L 




Debby M

 Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild        New members are always welcome, contact us at

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Summer Sew and Share

Summer  Sew and Share

Here are some pictures of what our members have been creating this summer. Also, members please remember to email pictures of what you are working on so we can post them here.

Gay created this Meadowland Quilt by Jinny Beyer using Then Came June fabrics.

MaryEllen created this small quilt from Halfmoon Handwerks, titled, The Quilter's Trek.

She has also been busy working on Tumblers from a kit.

Cordell put together this lovely tote from her leftovers. She used heavier batting and did vertical quilting using her walking foot.

Joan created a modified version of a pattern by Caroline Reardon called "Pile O' Leaves."

Melanie created this gender neutral baby quilt.  It is two-sided, she discovered some quilt blocks from a class she took in Houston when she was looking through her stash for backing fabric. She was able to make the back more fun than she originally planned. 


Here's What CAMQG Has Been Up To! What's Coming up? Meeting: Happy Quilting! Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild New members are always welcome, contact us at