Sunday, January 29, 2017

CAMQG 2017 Group Project

This year the CAMQG will start a series of group projects!  Here are the basics:
  • We will make two complete quilts and one top throughout the year
  • The first quilt will be donated to Quilts of Valor and presented to a veteran
  • The second quilt will be donated to an organization of our choosing
  • The quilt top will go to a member who has participated in the group projects via a drawing in December
    • For each block donated you receive a chance to win
    • If you help with piecing the top you receive 2 chances to win
    • If you do the quilting you receive 5 chances to win
    • If you do the binding you will receive 3 chances to win
    • If you make the binding you will receive a chance to win 

Getting started with the first quilt:
  • The first quilt will be donated to Quilts of Valor
  • Color pallet: red, white and blue 
    • Please be sure to test your red and blue fabrics to ensure they are color fast
  •  Kona Snow has been provided for the background  
  • Block design: Wonky star - a carryover from last year's sampler 
  • Block size: 12.5 inches and 8.5 inches
  • Please be sure that there is at least 1/2" of white beyond the points for piecing
  • Blocks are due at the February meeting
  • The design and sewing of the quilt top will take place between the February and March meeting
  • The top will go to the quilter and binder by the March meeting
  • The goal is to have the finished quilt ready for showing at the April meeting

Happy Quilting!

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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Member Spotlight: Debby Moreland

One of our member spotlights at the December meeting was from Debby Moreland.  She started sewing years ago, and made her first quilt approximately forty years ago.  She says she likes to make small quilts because of her short attention span.

Debby finds inspiration in many places, including when her daughter studied abroad in Northern Ireland.  She wowed the group with her wonderful color selections.

Debby took a Craftsy class where she learned how to do straight line quilting, and she quickly decided that would be her signature quilting style.

She also showed us the first quilt pattern she designed herself which features pieced birds in colors and shades of gray and is finished off with straight line quilting, of course!

Share your talent with us!  New members are always welcome, contact us at

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

December Meeting Recap

The group met on December 20 to wrap up the year with a holiday party, complete with mug rug and gift exchanges.  Very special thanks to the leadership team for a successful year!

There is a lot for the Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild to celebrate, specifically:
  • 22 baby quilts donated to the NICU
  • 2 speakers that we actually had to pay!
  • Our first swap with another guild
We had some great items shared during Show & Tell this month!  Lois shared her husband's Christmas present, which was an elephant quilt made from a Charlie Harper design.  The quilt will hang in the Child Advocacy Center, where her husband works as a pediatrician.

We're modern quilters and inspired by modern methods of sharing quilting ideas.  Jamie Lindsley loves YouTube and shared several projects inspired by quilting videos including a ten minute table runner, place mats, coasters and coffee cozies.

Members are reminded to bring Show & Tell items to each meeting.  We love seeing what you have been working on!

Interested in joining us in the new year?  New members are always welcome, contact us at  Dues are $36 for the year.  We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at the Giant in Camp Hill.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Member Spotlight: Linda Hope

 Each month we have a "Member Spotlight" which gives CAMQG members an opportunity to share their quilting experience.  One of the Member Spotlights at the December meeting was from Linda Hope. 

Even though Linda started sewing as a kid, she started quilting just this past summer!  She says that everything she tries is a new learning experience.

Linda mentioned that even though she has to limit some of her activities due to medical issues, quilting is something that she can do.

Linda loves handwork, including embroidery.  At the meeting she shared a piece of "chicken scratch" embroidery with the group and her Grandmother's feedsack quilt.

As a little girl, she remembers her grandmother's quilting frame in the front room, and she couldn't wait until she was old enough to quilt too.  Welcome to the club, Linda!

Interested in joining the fun?  New members are always welcome, contact us at

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Wrapping up the end of the year with CAMQG


Pay your CAMQG dues now for 2017!

The next meeting is the annual Holiday Buffet on December 20, 2016.  There will be two optional exchange activities that members can participate in:
  • Mug Rug Exchange
    • Everyone's a winner!  If you bring a mug rug, you will receive a mug rug from someone else
  • Gift Exchange
    • Bring a wrapped modern quilting-related gift with an approximate value of $20.  We will play the game of pulling numbers to choose a gift and having the option to "steal" from each other.

 Click here for the complete notes from the November 15 meeting

Happy Quilting!

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

Friday, November 11, 2016

CAMQG Sampler Quilt Show!!!

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

CAMQG Sampler Quilt Show will be this Tuesday, November 15, during our regular meeting. (Giant Community room, 6:30 pm, Camp Hill).  I am very excited to see all the finished quilts.  They will all be hanging and each creator will talk a little about why they picked colors, "happy accidents", and more. I hope you all are looking forward to some very interesting quilts.  All the same yet all so very different!!!

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