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:

Announcements:

-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
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Visitsitges.com
jbe200quilts:
“ Beth Gilbert
Out of the Box
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Beth Gilbert - "Out of the Box"
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Rebel at Home and Abroad
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The Fleming's Nine - Bargello Quilt
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Quilter's DNA - Roger Winchell
CubesFront
Deconstructing Cubes - Roger Winchell (Side 1)
CubesBack
Deconstructing Cubes - Roger Winchell (Side 2)
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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

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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!