Show & Tell, Speakers

November 4, 2017


Thank you visiting artist Kevin Callahan for a terrific presentation about fiber, textiles and fabric in fine art.  View the work of Nancy Hemenway Barton at the UNE gallery in Portland through December 20.

We commenced with our annual fabric, books and notions fundraiser after Kevin’s speech, agreeing to “be adults” and not fight over the goods….

And wrapped up the day showing projects that members finished as part of the UFO challenge…

And we enjoyed a little show-n-tell:

Block of the Month, Demonstrations, Show & Tell, Table Runners

February 18, 2017 Meeting


We had a very lovely venue for this meeting in Westbrook and the weather cooperated, allowing us to have a great turn out of members. As we introduced ourselves, I asked people to share their favorite aspect of quilting and their least favorite part of quilting. It was a nice way to get to know each other better and generated great discussion.

Sue Arnold led the Block of the Month presentation. Here is Bonnie and Anne-Marie showing some of the creative and beautiful blocks.

Kathryn Simel showed the design for the banner that our guild will display at Maine Quilts this summer. She did an extraordinary job designing and sewing it together. We are so fortunate to have this incredible designer in our group! Other guild members will put some of the finishing touches on in. Thanks to all involved in this project!

Carmen and Jane each gave demonstrations on binding techniques that were very helpful!

And we had a great showing of beautiful quilted items for Show and Tell!

Demonstrations, Meetings, Show & Tell

October 29,2016


We had our meeting in the Buker Community Center in Augusta. There were stations for learning what can be done with a walking foot, led by Karen Bean and Sue Duval. We also had many of Stephanie’s treasures displayed. Jane did a fantastic job of putting together the wonky 9 patch blocks that members made from Stephanie’s fabrics. And as usual, members showed great creativity with the pieces that they had for “show and tell”.

 

Demonstrations, Meetings, Show & Tell

June at Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop


A huge thank you to Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop for hosting us in June!  We learned a curve technique using Karen Eckmeier’s Making Waves book.  Members also shared some of the great projects they have been working on, and several members brought their fidget quilts.  Fidget quilts are 18″ x 18″-ish and have “busy” items added to them – wooden rings, zippers, velcro, fabric fingers…these are then donated to organizations that serve patients with dementia and alzheimer’s disease.  Let the pictures commence!

 

Demonstrations, Meetings, Show & Tell

April 23,2016 meeting


It was a lovely spring day to drive out to St. Giles in Jefferson for our meeting. Thanks to Hazel and her pastor of St. Giles for allowing us to gather at such a comfortable and creative place.

 

The block of the month was tea-leaf made modern and we had many inspiring versions of this traditional block.

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Jennifer and Sue A did an outstanding job of teaching us 2 techniques for sewing circles. We even had a chance to practice some free-motion quilting of circles. Circles, circles and more circles!

The quilts for show and tell were beautiful as always!

Block of the Month, Demonstrations, Show & Tell

March 19, 2016 meeting


Betsy Cannan was presented with a beautiful quilt to thank her for her service to the Maine Modern Quilters.  It was made of blocks designed and sewn by members, using Betsy’s favorite color, red. The quilt was assembled by Anne-Marie, backing by Karen and quilted by Sharon. It was a true work of art and love!

We had a very lively and informative discussion about quilt labels, with some great examples shown by members.

 

The block of the month was Dresden plate-made modern. And as always, we had a show and tell with many gorgeous quilts!

 

 

Block of the Month, Demonstrations, Show & Tell

February 27, 2016 Meeting


It was a lovely, sunny but chilly day for the meeting. We were a somewhat small but very creative group! Jane taught us a unique way to do a fabric nametag. Carmen did a workshop  using Tula Pink’s Tubular Piecing Process. We learned 3 tube techiques and a way to sew a facing on to a quilt instead of a binding. Very informative!  All members will receive an email with the details of this meeting and what to expect for the upcoming meetings.

Congratulations to Kathryn Simel for the ribbon she received for her quilt that was shown at QuiltCon 2016. She received Third Place for the Use of Negative Space for her quilt entitled, Catching Up. It was wonderful to see it in person! And more kudos go out to Kathryn because she will have a baby quilt version of another of her creations to be published in an upcoming edition of Modern Quilters Unlimited Magazine. Such creativity!

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A baby quilt version of this quilt to be in Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine

 

Show & Tell, Speakers

September 26 Meeting


Our meeting of the Maine Modern Quilters was held on September 26,2015 At L/A College in Lewiston. The program featured Ron Blake, who gave us a very informative talk on threads. Hi wife, Lisa, judged the Tula Pink block of the month quilts.
Our meeting of the Maine Modern Quilters was held on September 26,2015 At L/A College in Lewiston. The program featured Ron Blake, who gave us a very informative talk on threads. Hi wife, Lisa, judged the Tula Pink block of the month quilts.

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Sandy Johnson was the winner! Congrats!
Sandy Johnson was the winner! Congrats!
Jane's Tula blocks
Jane’s Tula blocks
Jen's Tula blocls
Jen’s Tula blocls
Joan's Tula blocks
Joan’s Tula blocks
Karen's Tula blocks
Karen’s Tula blocks
Ann-Marie's Tula blocks
Ann-Marie’s Tula blocks

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Lisa showing her beautiful quilting
Lisa showing her beautiful quilting
Jane
Jane
Cindy
Cindy
Ellie
Ellie
Carmen
Carmen
A raffle quilt by Sharon
A raffle quilt by Sharon
Ellie
Ellie
a raffle quilt by Carmen
a raffle quilt by Carmen
Demonstrations

Hazel Henderson, “Scrap Scramble” Teacher


Hazel taught a class called Scrap Scramble. We each brought 2 solid fat quarters and started out by placing 1 FQ on a community table. We each chose a fabric that someone else brought, added the white that Hazel supplied, and proceeded to make either an X or O block under a time limit of 30 minutes. Sew machines humming! Jen J won a prize for finishing first. Sue D. won the second place prize.  Lots of FUN.  We each made two blocks and displayed them on a design wall. Hazel will piece a charity quilt and will gladly accept help in doing that! Look for the X’s and O’s in some of the following photos.

Speakers

Modern Fabrics from Sew Fresh Fabrics Quilt Shop – April 5, 2014, USM, Room #108, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Phenomenal Sewist and Guest Speaker, Rhonda Galpern


Rhonda Galpern, Modern Sewist with Sew Fresh Fabrics Quilt Shop of Ipswich, MA will be doing a lively and educational Trunk Show Presentation: “Sewing Modern with your Stash: Integrating Modern Fabrics and Designs with your Current Fabric Selection”.

Rhonda, wearing a green top and a big smile is in the Sew Fresh Fabrics booth at the Quilters Gathering Quilt Show in Manchester, NH in 2013. Such a vivacious lady! Sew Fresh Fabrics had a booth at the 2013 Maine Quilt Show in Augusta.
Rhonda, wearing a green top and big smile, is in the Sew Fresh Fabrics booth at the Quilters Gathering Quilt Show in Manchester, NH 2013. Such a talented lady! Sew Fresh Fabrics had a booth at the 2013 Maine Quilt Show in Augusta.

Seating is limited to 40 people. All tickets are purchased through Cindy Visbaras, Maine Modern Quilt Guild, VP of Communication.

Tickets in advance are $15 and must be purchased by April 1st. Tickets at the door are $20. To check on availability of tickets in advance or at the door, contact Cindy Visbaras,  at cvisbaras@roadrunner.com. Contact Cindy via email no later than 8:00 p.m. on April 4.  All tickets are non-refundable. Returned checks will have an over-draft fee of $30.00.

The latest, beautiful fabrics from modern quilt designers will be available for purchase at this event.

To be included in the modern fat quarter drawing, bring one FQ of modern fabric. Bring along your Show and Tell, especially if you have used non-modern fabrics in a modern style quilt.

For information concerning the event, contact Betsy Cannan, Pres. Maine Modern Quilt Guild at bjtulip@aol.com.

Speakers

Sew Fresh Fabrics from Ipswich, MA


Sew Fresh Fabrics from Ipswich, MA

Peg Connolly, front, owner, and Rhonda Galpern, behind in the green top, in their booth at A Quilter’s Gathering. Rhonda will be visiting MMQG in Lewiston on Sat., April 5, 2014 to present on “How to Integrate our love for modern fabrics with our love for fabrics in our stash.” More info to come later. Contact Betsy Cannan at bjtulip@aol.com with questions.