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 -

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: 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  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!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

October Meeting Recap/Announcements


2017 Quilt Guild Fees are DUE NOW!!!
$35 made payable to Nebo Modern Quilt Guild. 
You can also pay through PayPal through (if you would be so kind as to add an extra dollar or two to cover the PayPal processing fee, that would be wonderful).


Our current swap is the vinyl project bag!  These are due at our November meeting.  Make as many as you like in the 10x12 size.  Here is the tutorial:
Thimble Anna Vinyl Project Bag


Charity - No new projects for the rest of the year, lets finish what we've already got!


Challenge - No new challenges for the rest of the year.  Enjoy your holidays!  If you would like a challenge to participate in, consider entering the Modern Quilt Guild Nine Patch Challenge.


Don't forget that UFOs are due in NOVEMBER!  The list on the blog has been updated, if you need to see what you signed up for.


Sew Day:  Come hang out with us and get some sewing done!  This is NOT a guild activity, so ANYONE is welcome!  We usually meet on the last Thursday of the month from 10 am to 10 pm (email us for the address).  However, the dates are different during the holidays.  Our next two meetings will be November 17 and December 1. 


Great news!  The Corn Wagon has been kind enough to increase our discount from 15% to 20% when we shop on guild meeting days!  WHOOP!  Come show your gratitude to them for letting us use their awesome shop as a meeting place.  :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Another Charity Quilt Block Opportunity

The town of Bothell,WA had a major fire recently, and 17 businesses on Main Street were lost. Keepsake Cottage Fabrics is a quilt shop in Bothell that has asked for some red and white nine-patches, they use 2 1/2" squares. Unfinished blocks should be 6 1/2". We can mail them to:
Keepsake Cottage Fabrics
818 238th ST SE
Bothell, WA  98021

Or I can pick them up at Sew Day in Payson this Thursday.

If you'd like more information, Briawna @purplepoppyquilts has started a hashtag on Instagram, #quilts4mainst -- you can follow along with the progress there. These bad boys are SUPER quick and easy -- these two just took me about 10 minutes from start to finish -- starching included! :)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Charity Quilt Block Opportunity

Hello everyone!

We have another opportunity to donate a quilt block or two to a fellow guild. The Dallas Modern Quilt Guild and the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild have teamed up to help make quilts in honor of and for families and colleagues of the fallen officers in Dallas. They will also be sending support to the Baton Rouge Modern Quilt Guild.

If you would like to donate a block or two, you may make the 10 1/2" version of the heart block (LINKED HERE -- follow the 10 1/2" instructions) by Allison Harris. You may send it yourself to:
Lee Jenkins
C/O Sedona Salon
5930 Royal Lane, Suite F
Dallas, TX  75230

OR, you may bring it to our next guild meeting (August 20th!) and we will send on as many as we can collect. They are only asking for blocks at this point, so we don't need to worry about finishing these quilts.

If you have any further questions, the FWMQG listed all the pertinent information on their website HERE. They have a different address listed for a representative from their guild, but either one will work just fine, I'm just listing the one that goes to Dallas.

If you would like to check on the progress of these quilts, you may follow the Dallas Modern Quilt Guild on instagram @dallasmqg and the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild on their website, Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild, or on instagram @fortworthmqg
-- you can also follow the hashtag #quiltsforpeace

Thank you all so much for your generous hearts! I know not everyone can donate to everything, but you have all been so generous in the past and it really touches my heart.

Natalie Smith
Charity - NMQG