Wednesday, March 14, 2018

February Sew and Tell

Here's what CAMQG members have been up to!

Lois shared her "On Point Quilt" from Angela Walters and the Midnight Quilt show.  She quilted it herself,  using a stencil that Sigrid made for her.

Sigrid shared a quilt that she designed in EQ as an experiment with color placement.  It all paper pieced, but not finished yet.  The idea was to use up her stash, but she says it isn't even making a dent.

Gay shared a dog pillow from an Elizabeth Hartman pattern called "Dogs in Sweaters".  She free motion quilted it on her longarm.  This was a part of a challenge in the Gettysburg Quilt Guild, where she had to find a way to use a certain floral fabric, and this is what she came up with!

Karen wanted to try a Dresden Plate, so she used the black, yellow and gray fabric that she won at the 2017 guild Christmas party.   She also made her pants from a wonderful ponte fabric and a Vogue pattern.

Barb shared a quilt she started in 2010 and just finished in January.  She started with a piece with odd edges, and then worked outward from there.  She says she loves to embroider!

Cordell makes quilts for charity out of fabric she has.  This is her first quilt with quarter-inch binding, which was an accomplishment for her.  She also painted her own fabric using textile paint and found objects such as bubble wrap.  She also made her shirt with a pattern from a famous Japanese designer and Maasai fabric.

Nancy's quilt is from a Missouri Star Quilt Co. pattern called "Pecking Order", which can be found on their website as a free download.  She says she "quilted it like crazy in great big circles."  She's also proud that she bought the back from $6 on sale.

Amy made a Chubby Charmer tote, which she started several years ago and recently finished. (The pattern is by Penn Sturgis by Quilts Illustrated.) 

Amy also finished a quilt for her Mom's birthday, and Mary Ellen quilted it for her.  The quilt pattern is called Chickadee Window by Jackie Robinson. 

She also shared what she received and what she made for the MQG mini-swap.  To make her mini-swap quilt, she did lots of searching and asked lots of questions to try to figure out what to make for her swap partner.

Mary Ellen says she had a slow January, so she finished a quilt made from Moda's Fire and Ice line and quilted it with wool batting.  The fabric has special meaning for her because she used to be a fire fighter. 

She also showed her church quilt camp project, which was a MSQC quilting tutorial called three big bags from one jelly roll. 

Mary Ellen also showed a Victoria Findley Wolfe project "15 Minutes of Play", featuring quilted hearts on the back, and then shared a cat mosiac quilt from Cheryl Lynch Quilts.

Cindy said her quilt is the "bright quilt you'll see this year".  This is a Leah Day sampler, which she started in January and finished in the beginning of February.  She said it was a good refresher on basic techniques.

Does this look like fun?  Join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, March 20.  Email Capital for more information.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

February Meeting

After our January meeting was cancelled due to snow, the CAMQG kicked off 2018 with great attendance at the February meeting.

The group kicked off the year by meeting the new officers, learning about the 2018 BOM, and having a great edition of Sew and Tell.  See the meeting minutes for more information, and watch the blog for full coverage of the February Sew and Tell!

Friday, December 29, 2017

December - CAMQG Group Projects

 At the December meeting (annual Christmas party) of the CAMQG, several of the group projects worked on throughout the year were shared with the group.

 First, Jamie shared progress on one of our paper pieced charity quilts.  The binding just need to be hand sewn, and then it is ready to donate!

Next, Mary Ellen shared our Wonky Star Quilts of Valor quilt.  It also just needs the binding hand sewn.

Finally, the Pick Up Sticks blocks were raffled off, and Jamie won!

If this looks like fun, join us!  New members are always welcome, contact us at

Friday, December 1, 2017

CAMQG November Meeting

The last meeting of CAMQG was on November 21, 2017.  Review the meeting minutes, and get ready for the holiday party on December 19!

Pat showed us 1 of 6 quilts she is sewing for her grandchildren.

She also shared several quilts she made for a dear friend who lost a son to cancer at a very early age.

Cordell is trying to get rid of her Aunt’s cotton by creating quilts that she will thenbeing donating to the Red Cross in her home state of Wisconsin.

 She also put together 2 small quilts for dolls.

Janet used a pattern from the Modern Quilt Guild with a few adaptions to make this bed size quilt. MaryEllen did the quilting.

Lois made a quilt top on point from the Midnight Quilt Show on Craftsy using a jelly roll.

 Sigurd made a beautiful zebra pillow

She also put together a gorgeous quilt top using Moda Modern quilting blocks

Donna made a great apron

Debbie was very busy with the following winter themed quilts:

Leslie is making baby quilts for the Linus Project.


Debby made a lap quilt using Moda Merrily fabric from Gingiber.

Gay put together a Camelle Ross Kelly pattern

A fantastic Sew and Tell this month. Come and join us and see more great Sew and Tell each month. New members are always welcome, contact us at for more information.

Monday, November 13, 2017

CAMQG October Sew And Tell Highlights

 Beth shared her orange and green charity quilt which she is considering sending to Las Vegas as the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild asked for donations.

Amy's mother knitted a beautiful pair of socks for Mary Ellen.

Mary Ellen showed us one of three T-shirt quilts she is making for a family of one of her Girl Scouts whose father passed away. 

Mary Ellen also showed us 2 projects she made at Quilt Camp.

 Debby enjoys the Advent season and made an Advent calendar for her granddaughter.

Leslie made a postage stamp quilted pillow while attending the Latort Quilt Retreat.

Join us!  New members are always welcome, contact us at

Monday, October 23, 2017

CAMQG October Group Project Updates

 Great progress has been made on this year's group projects! 

The top of the wonky red, white and blue star charity quilt is finished this will be given to a local Veteran through the Quilts of Valor quilt program. Pat reports she has blue fabric for the back. She needs someone to provide the batting and then quilt and bind it.

 The top of the paper pieced modern block quilt completed by the guild is finished. Pat is looking for someone to purchase batting for the quilt and then for someone to quilt and bind it. This will also be donated when completed.

Our third group quilt project will be a "Pick-Up Sticks"quilt which will be raffled off at the December meeting for members who participated in the guild quilts. Pat demonstrated how to construct the modern block and provided a handout for sewing this modern block for our 3rd quilt. Each block should be 12.5 inches. The group agreed to not trimming the blocks to the final size but to trim any long tails. Blocks should be brought to the November and December meetings.

The full October meeting minutes can be found here.  CAMQG meets on the third Tuesday of the month in the community rooms in the Camp Hill Giant.  Please email for more information.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CAMQG September Meeting Updates

The minutes from the September meeting are available here.

Our members have been busy this month!  We saw many projects in the popular Sew and Tell section of our meeting:

Pat says that this is her “standard donation quilt”. It is made from five pinks and four grays, and is quilted with a breast cancer ribbon pattern.  She also recommends checking out the teal mini-swap, which she participated in this year. Look for it on Facebook and think about participating next year!

Barb says that she really likes to embroider, and many of her quilts include embroidery. She bought this Red Riding Hood pattern a few years ago, and made a few changes including taking out some outlining, and added some embellishment.

Amy says, “I showed this partially done, but now it is actually done!”

Mary Ellen made this small art quilt when the hurricane was coming, saying that she did it to keep busy and not be worried.  She saw this pattern when she was taking a class at a quilt show, and this was a class next door.  The mosaic shapes are made from a variety of fabrics and 2-sided adhesive.  There is a tulle overlay that you quilt over the top.

Marla made this quilt for her 8-year-old grandson, with fabric ordered from Japan.  The fabric is special because it features characters from Japanese books he likes.  She thought the fabric was pretty busy, so she added gray to tone is down.

Debbie was in Alaska for three weeks this summer.  Her tradition is to pick a souvenir of either yarn or fabric. On this trip she selected these laser cut salmon and then made two table runners because two salmon came in the package.

Gay just took this Halloween quilt off the longarm.  She says that she is all ready for Halloween, she just needs a broom!

Melanie says that she loves Atkinson Design patterns because they are so fabric efficient.

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