Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Swap: Pillow Covers

Our first swap of 2018 was announced at our January guild meeting: We'll be swapping pillow covers!

It will be a secret swap; you'll be assigned a swap partner and given the answers they provided to the pillow cover swap sign-up.  The person you are assigned will more than likely NOT making a pillow cover for you, this won't be a partner/partner swap.

The two size options for the pillow covers are 12 or 14 inches square, and you will NOT be responsible for providing the pillow insert to your partner--just the pillow cover.

Pillow covers will be due at our April guild meeting.

A sign-up email was sent out to members who are current on their dues, so if you didn't get one, chances are that you haven't paid your dues for 2018!  A PayPal link can be found in the right sidebar of the blog.

The sign-up survey will ask you what your favorite colors are, what particular patterns are catching your eye, and your answers will help us assign you your partner.

The sign-up deadline is February 3rd (this Saturday), so don't procrastinate filling it out!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 2018 Guild Meeting: Abby Hicks of Tweetle Dee Design Company

Happy New Year, quilters!

We are looking forward to our first guild meeting of the new year on Saturday, January 20 at Corn Wagon Quilt Company, starting at 10:00am.

At our meeting, we'll be discussing the following:

Sign-ups for our new "Member Spotlight" campaign
Sign-ups for the 2018 UFO Challenge
Introducing our new Charity quilt for 2018
Sign-ups for our first swap of 2018
Sign-ups for 2018's "Tips & Tricks"

and we'll be enjoying a presentation by
Abby Hicks,
owner of Tweetle Dee Design Company!

We hope you can join us!

(Also, we've added a "follow by email" option in the right sidebar of the blog!  If you enter your email address, you'll be emailed every time a new blog post is published.)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

October Meeting Announcements

Hi everyone!
For those who weren't able to make it to our October meeting - here are some of the important announcements we went over:

  • Sew Day: October Sew day is on the 26th (the last Thursday of the month, as usual)
    • November Sew day will be 11/16 (2nd Thursday of the month)
    • December Sew day will be 12/7 (1st Thursday of the month)
    • Usually we have Sew day on the last Thursday of the month, except for November and December, which we move because of the holidays.
  • Charity Quilts:  If you took home a Quilts of Valor quilt to finish, they are due back at our NOVEMBER meeting (11/18). We will be showing all of our finished quilts before sending them off to the Veterans Home in Payson.
  • New President and President Elect Nominations:  Next month we will be nominating new a new President and President Elect for the 2018 Calendar year.  Be thinking of someone you would like to nominate (even if it is yourself).  Our beloved president Emily will be stepping down at the end of the year.  :(
  • UFOs: November is our FINAL UFO month of the year!  Check the tab on this blog if you need a reminder about what you signed up to finish!  This is a meeting you won't want to miss - there are always amazing prizes!
  • 2018 Membership: Dues for next year will be due at the end of December, so it's not too early to get them paid!  The cost is $35 and you can pay by check or cash at our next meeting, or through the PayPal link in the sidebar of this blog.
We had some amazing bags shared with us today!  Check our Instagram feed for photos!  

See you next month!  

Monday, January 23, 2017

January 2017 Meeting Recap

Hi Friends!  We loved seeing you all at our meeting last weekend!  For those of you who couldn't make it (that was a crazy snowstorm!), we missed you!

Here's what went down:


-All guild friends are invited to Sew Day on the last Thursday of every month (our next Sew Day is February 26th).  We generally sew from 10 am to 10 pm.  Stop in whenever you can and bring your own projects!  If you need the address, leave a comment on this blog post and we'll get back to you.  :)

-Charity Quilts.  This year we will be making "Quilt of Valor" quilts for the Veteran's Hospital in Payson. Check out our "Charity Quilts" and "2017 Quilts of Valor" tabs at the very top of this blog for more information.

-Our new challenge this year is Optical Illusions!  Check out our previous blog post (or just click HERE) for more information. 

-No new swaps yet - come back in February to find out what our next swap will be!

-We are continuing our UFO challenge in 2017.  Check out our "UFO Challenge" tab at the top of this blog for the rules.  We handed out a notebook for everyone to sign up for the UFO challenge during the meeting and all of those projects have been typed up under this tab - just in case you forget what you signed up for.  If you didn't get a chance to sign up, you can still sign up next month, or leave a quick comment on this blog post and we'll get you signed up.  :)

April Rosenthal gave a fabulous trunk show and shared many many of her amazing quilts designed by her and including her own fabric lines.  Thank you April!  We love you!

New Challenge: Optical Illusions

Nebo Modern Quilt Guild
2017 Challenge #1

Our first challenge for this year is "Optical Illusion."  Any quilt that plays a trick on the eyes is what we're looking for.  It might be straight seems that look curved, the appearance of a third dimension, a secondary pattern that emerges, a photo design or any other optical illusion.  Some techniques used might be straight piecing, curved piecing, grid piecing or appliqué.  
You can choose to make any type of piece....a quilt, mini quilt, pillow, pouch, table runner or a stylin' vest!  Whatever you choose to make must be 100% completed to be eligible for the prize drawing at the end.  
All items need to be completed by our June guild meeting.  
Here are a couple of sites and a pinterest board that have some good optical illusion eye candy!
Roger Wenchell - http://www.hequilts.com/

Here are some more photos of amazing quilts to inspire you! (Click on the photo or the caption to see the original source)
Carol Moellers Designs
Carol Moellers Designs
❤️ the cast shadows                                                                                                                                                     More:
“ Beth Gilbert
Out of the Box
Beth Gilbert - "Out of the Box"
Rebel at Home and Abroad
The Fleming's Nine - Bargello Quilt
Quilter's DNA - Roger Winchell
Deconstructing Cubes - Roger Winchell (Side 1)
Deconstructing Cubes - Roger Winchell (Side 2)
Jaybird Quilts - Arcade Game
Make a Rhombus Cube Quilt with No Y Seams! Free Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!
Rhombus Cube - Missouri Star Quilt Company
Labrynth quilt created by Susan Ramos  Queen size quilt:
Labrynth Walk Quilt
Labyrinth Walk
Labrynth Walk Quilt
 raw edge applique Christmas quilt patterns
Geta Grama
snowflake quilt pattern
Geta Grama
Tips for fusible raw edge applique quilts - master the easiest and quickest quilting technique.
Geta Grama

Krista Quilts "Bulging Checkerboard"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Quilt Guild Meeting this Saturday, January 21!

Hey everyone!

Are you ready for an awesome Quilt Guild meeting this Saturday?  We're SUPER excited to see everyone and get back in the swing of things.  Here are a few things going on this week that you need to know about:
1.  April Rosenthal will be here to share some of her quilts and show us her fabulous new fabric line!  YAAAYY!! If you haven't heard of April Rosenthal, she's an amazing (and local!) quilt pattern and fabric designer.  Check out her blog here:  AprilRosenthal.com and her instagram here: @amrosenthal

2. UFOs.  Choose three or four of your UnFinished Objects and commit to finishing them this year.  We'll be handing around sign-ups and explaining this challenge to you at our guild meeting. 
3. New challenge.  Come to our meeting to find out what our next quilting challenge will be!
4.  MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE DUE NOW!!! ($35 for the year)  You can pay at the meeting by cash or check, or through PayPal.  There is a PayPal link in the right sidebar of this blog ------->
5.  If you are NOT planning to renew your membership this year, PLEASE EMAIL US at nebomodernquiltguild@gmail.com.  Thanks! 
Thanks guys!  You rock!  As always - don't forget to bring your show and tell! We can't wait to see what you've been working on!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS about our November Meeting on 11/19

Hi Friends!

Don't forget about our quilt guild meeting this Saturday!  It's going to be a fun one!  The one and only Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting will be there!  Yay!  If you don't know of her, check out her awesome blog here:  Happy Quilting

November is also our final month for our UFO challenge!  Wahoo!  Bring your finishes and be entered to win PRIZES!  If you aren't sure what you signed up for, there is a tab at the top of our blog page (link below) that has been updated.

Also, don't forget to bring your vinyl project bags to swap.  Use this tutorial to make yours: Thimble Anna Vinyl Project Bag
If you are planning to continue with us in 2017, don't forget your $35 DUES!  They are due NOW!  Pay Sonia at the guild meeting (write any checks to Nebo Modern Quilt Guild), or pay through PayPal.

One more thing - we'd love to have any of you join us for Epic Sew day this Thursday (the 17th) from 10am to 10pm.  Email me if you need more details!

You all rock!  See you soon!