Sunday, September 25, 2011

Retreat 2012: Committee Recruiting

As announced at the last meeting, we are looking for volunteers to help organize the next BMQG retreat. The tasks involved include booking a venue, organizing attendees, working with the treasurer to facilitate deposits, and planning any programming. We would love to see anyone who is interested to get involved. Please contact me if you would like to join the committee.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild participated in the Free Spirit Jay McCarroll Habitat Challenge.  We were all given fabric back in July and were asked to create something using the fabric provided.  It could be whatever we wanted with no size restrictions, the only caveat- we could only add solid fabrics..  The world fabric was our oyster.  On Saturday we go together to unveil what everyone had created.  Boy, were there some great quilts and other items.
This was my quilt.  You can read more about it here

Alice goes ghetto!

Laurie made this cool stuffed animal. 
Rachel's interpretation of the paint splatter fabric.
 Rebecca's awesome bag (which rotated sideways on me and won't rotate back... just tilt your head)

And the winning quilt!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 17 Meeting

We would love to see lots of people at this Saturday's meeting. It's from 12:30-2:30 at the LDS Church in Billerica - 70 Concord Rd. Please see our BigTent site for details on what to bring for the paper piecing class. We will also be unveiling our creations for the Free Spirit Designer Challenge. Feel free to bring any Show and Tell that you have as well.

Finally, we will be commencing our next swap: Kitchen Goods. Break out those food/appliance themed fabrics or find a few pieces that match your kitchen decor/colors - put it in a ziploc bag with your name/email/blog address as well as a note about what you might like to be made for you (e.g. potholder, apron, etc.). Those who want to participate will all go home with someone's fabrics to make them a goody for their kitchen. There was a question about how much fabric to bring and I would just urge you to bring as much or as little as you want - knowing that your swap partner might have to add some of their own fabrics to the item(s). Contact Rachel if you have any more questions. August was a crazy month when we didn't get to see much of each other, so I am really looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

P.S. Mark your calendars for September 22 - our next sew-in at Erika's house.