Sunday, October 16, 2016

Recap of September & October Happenings---

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 CapitalAreaMQG@gmail.comSeveral more donated baby quilts that will go to the NICU over in Harrisburg---they are so appreciated by the families

Not really sure where the time is flying off too-------I thought we just had our September meeting but realize that was almost four weeks ago----we have some catching up to do!


IMG_3323.jpgSeptember we had our members who participated in the MiniSwap with the Pittsburgh MQG show off the quilts they received---just fabulous!   They were wonderful and everyone seemed to enjoy the experience.  Shall we do this again????


Several more donated baby quilts that will go to the NICU in Harrisburg---they are so appreciated by the families.  

Many seem to be the Modern Disappearing Nine Patch we discovered several meetings ago! 

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Of course we had Show and Share


But the big news was an informative and entertaining presentation and trunk show by Heather Kojan from the Baltimore MQG
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First Quilts
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Modern Log cabin
Modern Sampler

Published Quilts
Bright Quilts

Brown quilts

 So what's new?     October presentation:  there are two!  Dawn is discussing the making of a design wall and some of the variations.  Nancy will be doing a slide show of the quilts from Oaks and PhiladelphiaMQG. 
Lois and Sigrid will be our Member Spotlight.
Final drop off of NICU quilts.  They will be delivered early November.
Nominations for co leader and communications at the October meeting with voting in November.  Remember, you all have something to contribute---come help out the guild.

November:  voting for new leaders for 2017-18 and our very own quilt show!!!!  We will be displaying our Sampler quilts!

See you all Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30, Giant Food Store Community Room, Camp Hill

Monday, September 5, 2016

August Review, September Update!!!

Here's What CAMQG Has Been Up To!

August meeting had a great turnout! Ladies are working on their Sampler Quilts and these quilts are looking great!!!!!  Amazing how everyone used such different colors and how a little change here and there to the pattern make the quilts so unique.   I can't wait for the showing  in November, and see all the finished quilts.

We had 12 ladies participate in a Mini Swap with the Pittsburgh MQG over the summer.  The finished quilts our group is sending out were all displayed and they look fabulous!  No pictures yet, some of the ladies in Pittsburgh may not have received theirs yet---don't want to ruin their surprise.  In September we will be showing the quilts received, and will have a picture of both then.  Something to look forward to.

We had some beautiful quilts displayed this month-------take a look at a sample------

Pulse quilt by Lois

Beth and her Grunge fabric quilt

Here's what's coming up!!!!

Our next meeting will be September 20, at Giant Food Store Community Room, 6:30pm.
  Heather Kojan from Baltimore MQG will be our guest speaker, From Traditional to Modern: My Quilting Journey 
  Come enjoy an evening with Heather and her Quilts!  Guest are welcome.There is a $5 fee. 

Hope to see you all soon!  Happy Quilting!!!!  Guests are always Welcome!!!!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Here's what CAMQG has been up to!

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March Madness... ...For Quilting

Our March meeting was very productive and "shear" enjoyment with guest speaker Narda.  Narda is a local quilter who visited our CAMQG.  Guild members were entertained and witnessed Narda's skills for design, color mix and match, and inspiration.

We are also onto Step 2 of our Stars and Strips modern quilt sampler.  If you need instructions or missed Step 1 instructions, please let us know and we will send you updates.

Quilt on ladies!  Looking forward to our April meeting. 

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

January 2016 Guild Meeting

Pat Driscoll will lead us through 2016.  Please share all of your ideas and thoughts to help her build a great 2016 program. 

Welcome new members: Joanna Rockhill and Karen Sikes

Come to our meetings and take a chance on our new CAMQG 50/50!  Proceeds will go into our budget to support new speakers and new programs.

Barbara Phillips-Long introduced plans and instructions for a 2016 Modern Block-of-the-Month.  Hope you are all excited to start a new MODERN project.

CAMQG January Member Spotlight - Meg Connor

Reminder - Please wear your CAMQG name tag to meetings.  It helps all members (old and new) know who you are.  ;)

WELCOME to 2016 with the CAMQG!

Ladies, we are all excited to begin our 2016 year with the Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild.  There are lots of new ideas to explore and new projects to begin and we all look forward to getting started. LET'S DO THIS! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

October 2015

October 2015

Modern Minute
This months Modern Minute we explored various unique quilt designs and the various techniques used.  Paper Piecing, scrappy, angular, and curves.

We had elections this month for Treasurer and President Elect.
Dawn will be our new Treasurer for 2016
Barbara will be our next President Elect and shadow Pat in 2016

Next month we will be collecting dues.  Please have a check or exact cash to give to the Treasurer.  

This month we steered away from the a regular program and had a more social event.  We played the card game "war" for the chance to win a stash of 5" charms of fabric.  (Aren't those the most PERFECT cards for Quilters!) Originally, you are suppose to play till someone wins ALL the fabric.  It was taking a while so, we decided to divvy up the stash and each of us has to make something with the fabric for the next meeting.  No requirements.  It can be a bag, a quilt, a placemat, etc.  Just have fun!

Where's the Show and Share?
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If you are on Instagram...Tag your quilting activity photos to #CAMQG

What's Coming up?

November 13, 14,15
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See you next month with your mystery stash!

Happy Quilting!
Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild 

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