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 nebomodernquiltguild@gmail.com (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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July Meeting Reminder

Hi everyone!
Don't forget about our guild meeting this Saturday at 10:00!
Bring your quilts for the Fiesta Days quilt show (you should have received  an email about this), as well as your heart blocks for Orlando.  (Here's the link to the post about the heart blocks: http://nebomodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/2016/06/quilts-for-pulse.html?m=1)
And as always, don't forget your show and tell!
See you soon!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fiesta Days Quilt Show - We Need Your Quilts!

Hi Everyone!
We've been invited by the organizers of the Fiesta Days Quilt Show in Spanish Fork to be their featured Guild this year.  How cool is that?
We are asking our members to bring a quilt or two or ten to display in the show.  We need between 20 and 30 quilts, so whatever you can share will be awesome!  There are even prizes for this show - $75 first prize and $50 second prize.  The show is one day only - July 25th in Spanish Fork.  Nebo Modern Quilt Guild members do not have to pay an entry fee (yay!). 
For those of you who are willing to participate, we MUST have the quilts at our guild meeting on JULY 16th.  There will be paperwork to fill out at our guild meeting, for those who are bringing quilts.
If you are unable to make it, but still want to participate - let us know and we'll help you find someone to bring your quilt(s) for you.  Here is the information you will need to provide with your quilt(s):  Owner's name, City, Name of Quilt, Design/Pattern, Source of design or inspiration for the quilt, Pieced by, Quilted by, and Date of Construction/Completion.  You will also need to let us know which of the following applies to your quilt:  Hand Pieced, Hand Quilted, Hand Applique, Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted, Machine Applique.
You guys are awesome!  See you at our meeting on July 16th.
p.s. Don't forget to bring your QUILTS FOR PULSE blocks!  These are also due NO LATER than July 16th.  :)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

June Meeting Recap

Here are the things we talked about at our June Guild Meeting:

Financial Report
-All guild members were sent an email with a link to our official financial report
-If you have any questions or concerns about it, contact Marion

Tips and Tricks
-Sharon showed us how she writes numbers on her pins with a sharpie and then uses them to keep track of rows, stacks, etc.

-This month we finished two quilts, with lots of quilts only needing binding
-We are making an effort to donate our quilts to more charities that are local to us, including Utah Valley and Mountain View Hospitals, and the Women's Shelter in Provo
-Our guild would like to donate a quilt to the victims of the recent shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.  For more info, look a few blog posts back.  :)

Challenge: Words of Art
-Create letters or words with fabric
-Turn it into a FINISHED project
-Due at September guild meeting

-Sonia did an amazing job showing us techniques for making improv letters.  Most of her ideas and techniques came from the book Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci.
-These are the four techniques she covered:  1. Add on,  2. Cut and insert,  3. Add corner triangles,  4. Duplicate an angle

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Quilts for Pulse

As a guild, we have decided to make two quilts for the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, who will be donating them to the victims and families of victims from the Pulse night club shooting. We will donate our Rainbow Log Cabin Quilt, and a new quilt that is based on the heart block from Allison Harris from Cluck Cluck Sew. If you would like to donate a quilt of your own, please see THIS POST and THIS POST from the OMQG.
The block size we are using for the heart quilt will be 8 1/2" square. That will give us enough room to do a fun sashing and cornerstones -- Natalie has that all covered!
Here are the instructions, changed a bit to reflect our size (but almost all of it comes from Allison Harris):

*please use a solid background COLOR (not white or black) and ANY COLOR print (EXCEPT black, can be pieced if desired)
  • PRINT fabric: TWO 4 ½” x 8 ½”
  • BACKGROUND fabric: FOUR 1 ½” squares, TWO 4 ½” squares


1.     Draw a diagonal line on each of the 4 ½” BACKGROUND squares.  Place a square at the bottom of each 4 ½” x 8 ½” PRINT strip.

2.     Sew along the drawn line.  Trim the corner leaving ¼”, and press seams open.

3.     Draw a diagonal line on each of the 1 ½” BACKGROUND squares. Place a square in each top corner of the PRINT strips.  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner.

4.     Sew along the drawn line.  Trim corners leaving ¼”, and press seams open.

5.     Pin seams and sew the two sides together.  Press seam open. Your block should now measure 8 ½”.

If you would like to see the tutorial with pictures, you may find it HERE -- just remember that the sizes will vary from our size.

Monday, June 13, 2016

May Meeting Recap

For those who missed our meeting in May, here is a recap:

Reminder:  For those who are making mini mini quilts to swap, they are due at our June meeting (June 18).

Tips and Tricks:  Kira talked to us about her favorite interfacings.  Natalie also gave us a few tips for sharing our quilts during show and tell (introduce yourself and talk about your quilt - it's inspiration, why you love/hate it.  We want to know more about your projects!)

May was Katie's last month as our president!  She did an amazing job and we will miss having her in charge.  For your information, here are the current members of our guild board, along with their responsibilities:

Katie: Past President
Emily C:  Current President
Sonia: President Elect (she'll be president next year)
Sonia: Secretary over membership
Tiffany:  Secretary over social media
Marion:  Secretary over finances
Laura:  Challenges
Janice:  Tips/Tricks
Natalie:  Charity
Emily H:  Refreshments
Denise:  Swaps
Konda:  UFOs

Lastly, Laura introduced our next challenge!  More information will be coming soon, but be thinking of "Words of Art."  We will be making any type of completed project using WORDS.  This project will be due at our September meeting. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Reminder for Saturday's Meeting

Hi everyone!  Don't forget about our meeting this Saturday - 10:00 at Corn Wagons.  :)
Our first UFO challenge is due!  You've got 5 1/2 days left to finish yours!  See you soon. 
p.s. UFO information has been updated here on the blog.  The tab is at the top of this page. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

New Swap - Mini Mini - Due June 18th

Nebo Modern Quilt Guild

Mini-Mini Quilt Exchange

Due June 18, 2016  

Make a MINI mini quilt to trade.

The only rule:
-Dimensions: At least 3" square, but LESS THAN 10" square   

 -Use modern fabrics:  we are a modern quilt guild; avoid batiks or civil war prints.
-Try a new technique:  Improv, solids, color skills, paper piecing, English paper piecing, a pattern you've wanted to try.
-Try an unusual shape:  Circle, pentago, hexagon, amorphous shape... but a square or rectangle will work too. 
-Binding Tutorial for minis: 
-Sign the back

We will exchange in a random fashion... no assigned partners.  Contact Sonia with questions:  soniaquilts@gmail.com

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Rainbow Fat Eighth Swap

Hello again everyone!

I'm so excited about the response we got for our rainbow mini swap! In case you weren't able to make it to the meeting, we are exchanging fat eighths NEXT MONTH, so if you want to participate I need to know by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26.

The swap will go like this: you pick a color (they will be listed at the bottom of the page), and buy ONE yard high-quality quilting cotton of that color, then cut it into fat eighths, as described in the attachment (which also has this info -- sorry!); each fat eighth will be approx. 9" x 21". At the time of the swap, we will exchange fabrics within each group of 8, so everyone will go home with one fat eighth of each color.

PLEASE DO NOT BUY OR CUT INTO ANY FABRIC UNLESS YOU HEAR FROM ME! I would hate for someone to cut into their fabric, only to find that the group they signed up for isn't going to actually have enough people to complete the group!  (If you've signed up at the Guild meeting, those groups will all happen except possibly not Group #8 -- depending on the response we get to this email.)  I will send out all Group assignments on Friday next week, and then you will know which group you are approved for. :)

If you still want to participate, I will make these groups on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you want to sign up for more than one group (e.g., to join 2 groups for 16 different cuts of fabric), you may at this point, but please join DIFFERENT groups and sign up for DIFFERENT colors. We may not have enough interest in all 10 groups, so if that's the case I'll work it out next Friday.

And one more thing... I'm sorry, but you MUST be a member of the guild, with dues paid, to participate in the swap. Our esteemed secretary will be checking, so please get your dues in if you want to join in the fun!!

The colors that are available are:

Group #7 -- yellow
Group #7 -- blue
Group #7 -- purple

Group #8 -- red
Group #8 -- pink

Group #9 (if there's interest)
all colors -- red, pink, orange, yellow, blue, aqua, green, purple

Group #10 (if there's interest)
all colors -- red, pink, orange, yellow, blue, aqua, green, purple

I'm so excited -- I already cut into some hoarded B&C aqua for my slot in Group #5!
Natalie Smith, Swaps
The Nebo Modern Quilt Guild
Meetings:  The third Saturday of each month, 10:00 am at The Corn Wagon Quilt Co. in Springville, Utah

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

February NMQG Meeting!

Hello Quilters!!!

We are so excited to see you all at our next meeting this Saturday!!  10 am at the Corn Wagon, in Springville.

This month we will be delving more into color.  We have two local artists coming to share their insight and teach us a few things!  Yippee!!

Be sure to bring an item or two for show 'n tell!  We would love to see how you are coming along with our color challenge. :)

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