2019 Quiltcon Charity Quilt

submitted by Nancy P., treasurer and quilt designer

Notes and Resources:

It has been brought to my attention that you might need another strip of background fabric to complete your hearts.  Feel  free to contact me – Nancy Powell (phone and email are in the member directory in the members area of this website).  If you happen to have scraps of these Kona solids, I have given you the names of the Kona colors that we are using in our quilt.

Things to make sure to do:

  • Reduce your stitch length to 1-1.5 but NO BIGGER. The smaller the stitch, the easier it is to remove the paper in the end.
  • I find it easier to fold the pattern on all of the sewing lines before beginning to sew my fabric. You can also fold on the lines as you go.  Whatever works for you.
  • Please use a ¼ “ seam – an “add a quarter” ruler is very helpful with paper piecing, especially when these pieces are so small.
  • Your block should measure 1.5” square when you finish trimming it. That will make sure that the final heart block will measure 1”.

Here’s a great refresher video on Paper Piecing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Kx4Q7JSwQ

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help making a gazillion tiny hearts!!!   -Nancy

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August 2018 Meeting Recap

submitted by Teresa A., Secretary

The Bloomington-Normal Modern Quilt Guilt met Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church.  We had forty-nine (49) members, one (1) guest and four (4) new members in attendance.  Thanks to Kathy C. and Mary Rose H. for providing our refreshments for the evening.

Announcements:
President Kathy C. welcomed everyone to our August meeting. She announced from now on after 6:00 pm the doors to the church will be locked.  There will be a note on the door advising you of this with a phone number to text in order for you to gain access.

Happy 6th Birthday to our guild!  We celebrated our birthday and all members were given a birthday gift of a wooden needle minder.

President Kathy C. shared how to access the new MQG website and some of the resources available to all members.

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