Friday, April 11, 2014

March Meeting

Welcome to the Mary's River Quilt Guild

March Meeting 2014

Baltimore Album Quilts 
presented by 
Jaimie Davis of Loopy Tulip Designs

General Meeting 
Comes to Order

Quilts in the Garden 

Block of the Month
Activities including BOM

Show and Tell

Mary’s River Quilt Guild

 General Meeting March 27, 2014 

The meeting was called to order with a welcome to all present and visitors were asked to introduce themselves.

Program chair Corey introduced our speaker for the evening, Jamie Davis who shared information on Baltimore Album Quilts and Their Makers. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about quilting, fabrics and why Baltimore quilts are Baltimore quilts. A time to view Jamie’s work and patterns was provided before moving onto the business portion of the meeting.

Marketing passed signup sheets for upcoming events that will host the raffle quilt and members are needed to aid with sales of tickets.

Program reviewed the upcoming programs with April providing guild members to see quilts produced from the guilds two international exchange programs. In May Wendy Mamattah will present "Out of Africa: The Story of Adrinka; in June, Jessy Yorgey of Quiltwork Patches will share her story of quilting and establishing a quilt shop.

Raffle 2015 Quilt committee will have a workshop on April 5th from 9 am to 6 pm at Consumer Power. This will provide members with a lesson on paper piecing and allow them to help with next year’s raffle quilt. Those participating will need to bring a sewing machine, neutral thread, an Add A Quarter ruler and lunch.

QITG is still in need of two (or four if shared) hostesses to cover two more gardens. At future meetings there will be information for participation at the gardens. After the show thank you gifts will be made for our garden hosts and members will be invited to help with these special projects.
Library chief Jean provided information on some new books and introduced our new librarian Karen.

BOM provided examples of the April block and had the drawing for this month’s blocks. Congratulations Sharon F. on doing and winning the blocks.

Hospitality held it’s drawing for fat quarters and a gift certificate - congratulations to Sharon F. and Diana J. for having your name tags.

There was an announcement that there will be a Sew Expo program July 10-12, 2014 in Redmond, Oregon which is the same weekend for the Sisters quilt show of July 12th.

Service Committee began Show and Tell by sharing several completed quilts which included a quilt made by Debbie G. which will be used as a special fund raiser item. The service committee has received requests from three organizations (Pastega House, Oak Creek Youth Facility and Women’s Cold Weather Shelter) each wishing ten to twelve twin bed size quilts and the committee will need assistance with the production of the quilts.

After Show and Tell the meeting was adjourned.

Our next guild meeting will be April 24th

Respectfully submitted, Sharon MRQG Secretary, 2014
Alice MRQG Historian

Friday, March 28, 2014

February Meeting

Marys River Quilt Guild

 February Meeting 2014 

Part II 


The Program

The Introduction

Pam Raby on Modern Quilts

Modern quilting has taken us back to the basics of early quilters when women of the day used the colors and styles of their time to express themselves creatively while finding friendship and community along the way.
- The Modern Quilt Guild

Modern Quilts Timeline

  • 1998
    Denyse Schmidt’s quilts featured in Martha Stewart Living
  • 2002
    Gees Bend Quilts exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston
  • Publication of Quilt Artistry by Yoshiko Jinzenji
  • 2005
    Publication of Denyse Schmidt Quilts and Modern Quilt Workshop by Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr
  • 2008
    Flickr group “Fresh Modern Quilts” ... first online centralized social media venue
  • 2009
    Alissa Haight Carlton & Latifah Saafir founded the Modern Quilt Guild
  • 2013
    First MQG conference, QuiltCon, in Austin

  • Characteristics of Modern Quilts
    •  Interpretations of traditional patchwork 
    • Improvisation Simplicity, minimalism, asymmetry 
    • Alternative or disguised block structures 
    • Less repetition, more focus on interaction of shapes 
    • Increased emphasis on negative space 
    • Use of gray, white or low volume prints as neutrals 
    • Quilting to enhance negative space 
    • Bold color, solid fabrics, graphic prints, “on trend” palettes

    A small and random selection of photos of Pam's slides.

    The Trunk Show

    Thank you to the quilters who generously loaned their quilts:  Christina Cameli, Violet Craft, Michelle Freedman, Virginia Hammon, Elizabeth Hartman, Rachel Kerley, Cris Pera, Karlee Sandell, Katie Sciarrino, Cher Smith and Lou Ann Tiedemann. A special thank you to Michelle Freedman who donated the Generation Q magazines and Urban Chicken starter kits for door prizes.

    Pam recommended a few Modern Quilt Websites

    With the assistance of Pam, respectfully submitted by Alice MRQG Historian