Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Join us for a Latifah Saafir workshop!

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is very excited to welcome Latifah Saafir, co-founder of the national and Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guilds. Latifah is known for her bold and innovative modern quilts. Combining her training as an engineer with her lifelong passion for sewing, Latifah creates designs that are graphic and contemporary, featuring challenging techniques with meticulous attention to detail.

Learn the idiosyncrasies of working with bias tape appliqué as you design your own machine stitched bias tape appliqué quilt. The first part of this class will explore the nature of designing quilts with bias tape, learning the ins and outs of how bias tape works and the things you must understand in order to effectively work with bias tape. You will design your bias tape quilt, transfer the designs to fabric, and start to sew them. Students who want to learn the technique but don’t want to design their own quilt have the option of sewing either the Airshow or No Latitude Quilts.

Date: 5 November 2017
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM with a one hour lunch break
Place: The Carriage House at the Gore Estate, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA
Cost: $125 until 9 October, $150 after that - includes lunch!
Supply list: You will need to bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (be sure your supplies are marked with your name), along with the items on Latifah's supply list here.

The cost of this workshop is $150 and includes lunch!! Registration is limited to just 20, but we still have some openings! Sign up today!

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Questions? Contact us by email!

Read about Latifah's No Latitude quilt here. Find Latifah on Instagram here.

Monday, October 2, 2017

September Meeting Recap

It was a fabulous September meeting with a JAM-PACKED agenda after the summer hiatus. General updates included:
  • We are gearing up for 2018! There will be a planning meeting at Emily's house on Sunday, October 15 at 10:00. All members welcome and brunch included! Please let her know if you plan to come.
  • The Boston MQG is seeking a candidate for vice president for 2018. This is a two year commitment, the first year as VP followed by a one year term as president. Let us know at bostonmqg at if you are interested or would like more information!
  • Packets for the two quilts we are making for charity were distributed. We are working two quilts, a log cabin and an Irish chain. One will go to QuiltCon, the other will be used for fundraising. Those blocks are in the works and you can see what people are making at our hashtag (#bostonmqg) on Instagram. Don't forget to post your pics! There will be a sew-in on 7 October to start putting those tops together.
  • There are still openings for the LATIFAH SAAFIR bias tape applique workshop being held on 5 November at the historic Carriage House at the Gore Place in Waltham!
  • Our October meeting is cancelled. Join us for the sew-in or planning meeting instead!  
  • Welcome to 2010, Boston MQG! We now have our own Instagram account so start following us today!
The meeting highlight was most definitely the beautiful trunk show presented by Natalie Sabik. So many piles of gorgeous quilts, all with their own story! 

And, not to be outdone by Natalie, here are some of the fabulous quilts of Show and Tell!

Clockwise from top left: Terri's triangles; Patrice and her kaleidoscopic fantasy; Amanda with the result of her lottery block win; Rebecca and the current state of her Sara Fielke BOM project for her daughter

Clockwise from top left: Heidi and her Halloween riot; Emily with her triangles; Amy and her glittering HST composition (more triangles!)Amanda's windows on the world