Sunday, September 30, 2012

Upcoming events...

We had a great time playing with free motion quilting
during our last meeting and hope you're all practicing, practicing....

Next Sit-N-Sew: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2:00-5:00 pm

Next meeting, Wednesday Oct. 17, 6:00-8:00 pm
Project: Fun Tree... you can find the pattern here

The challenge is to get creative...
use Christmas fabric, black and white, Halloween, Mardi Gras...
the choice is yours! and think about embellishing, 3-D ornaments, etc.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 13, 2012

August Meeting

Guess what? It's ModGal time... yeah, it is here!

This Wednesday, 8/15 at the Library, 6-8 pm

Would you like to make this cute little quilt?

It is a mini-Christmas quilt (18"x15") and super fun. Can you guess why it's called the 12 Days of Christmas?

Not only is it tiny and fun, but a great opportunity to use some of those scraps left from other projects, of course, new fabric is also fun.... for the little sample, the little blocks are made with a charm pack by Moda called Joy and the sashing and borders are fabric from the stash!

Hope you'll join us this Wednesday!

Friday, July 13, 2012

July Meeting

Binding Class   

Wednesday, July 18
6:00-8:00 PM
Zachary Library

Come learn how to measure, cut, and apply beautiful bindings to your quilts
and how to finish both by hand and machine

What to bring:

You will need to have a small 8"x16" practice quilt "sandwich"... needs to have a top, batting, and backing: you can quilt a big "X" to hold it together (two diagonal lines from corner to corner) and stay-stitch around it with a 1/4" seam, then trim it to 8"x16"... 

....This is a good time to use your scraps Ü
Fabric for the binding
Rotary cutter and mat
Walking foot for your machine
Hand needles
Sewing machine and sewing supplies
Roxanne's Glue Baste it - to finish binding by machine

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Make Me A Mini Challenge

And here are the beautiful Minis created for our first Challenge...

Ready for a new challenge?
Got any ideas?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Meetings

Hello ModGals!

Hope you are enjoying this wonderful spring weather.

Due to this being Eater weekend, we will not be having our Sit-N-Sew this Saturday, April 7.

Have you been working on your Mini Challenge? We will be exchanging Minis on our next meeting, Wednesday, April 18 (yes, we were bumped from Thursday!) Please let us help if you're still having trouble with you Mini :-)

Do you have a quilting tool you absolutely love? Would you like to share with the rest of the group how it has made your quilting easier, better, etc.? Bring it on the 18th for our "Tool Show-N-Tell", and if you have any finished quilts, totes, etc. to share, bring them and inspire us all.

Happy Quilting,

The ModGals

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Revised supply list for Travel Iron Tote

Hi Everyone,

The reason for the change in yardage is that the actual pattern we are using is for the largest size tote and the information in the previous post was for the smallest size tote.

The actual fabric requirements are as follows:

21" x 28"  Main fabric for caddy body - and (2) 4" x 14" pieces for handles (cut yardage = 2/3 yd)
21" x 28"  Heat resistant Ironing Board Fabric (included with pattern) with cotton batting same size               or pre-quilted Insul-Brite (available at shop)
(2) 1" or larger pretty buttons (shank buttons work well)
9"  of 1/4" elastic
1/4 yd fabric for binding

You will also need non-permanent quilt marking pens or pencils and at least a 24" ruler for marking lines on the fabric.  If you use the flat ironing board fabric with batting you will need safety pins the secure the layers for quilting.

If you have any questions please call me at Artisan Fabrics: 225-570-8819.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

March 14 Meeting

Come make this beautiful Travel Iron Tote with Sherlyn:

You will need the following:

½ yd for tote body
½ yd for handles
(1) 14½” x 17½” quilted silver coated fabric
(1) 14½” x 17½” Insul-Bright OR (2) 14½” x 17½” of cotton batting
(2) 1” pretty buttons – shank buttons work well
6” of ¼” wide elastic

See you then!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Sit-N-Sew

This Sunday, March the 4th, we will be working on our Charity Quilt for Relay for Life

Come help us finish this beautiful quilt, and don't forget to bring your blocks!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February Meetings

We had a wonderful time of sharing and sewing on our February 4th Sew Day...

Martha showed us her awesome quilt
made with lots Kaffe fabrics - just gorgeous!
and here's the fun back...

Our "Make Me a Mini" challenge is going to be a great surprise,
so far, I've seen and heard of some really fun and creative ideas... can't wait to see them all.

For our meeting tomorrow, February 15th, we will continue to work on our Scrappy Log Cabin Quilt.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Meeting

January Meeting
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Zachary Library
6:00-8:00 pm

We will start working on the Scrappy Log Cabin

Bring the following:

Kwik Scrappy Log Cabin pattern by Two Kwik Quilters - Sherlyn at Artisan Fabrics has the pattern.

  (12) squares measuring 12” of 6-12 black or dark fabrics (blocks) 
  (12) squares measuring 12” of 6-12 white or light fabrics (blocks) 
  (24) squares measuring 3” for the centers of your Log Cabins – may want to fussy cut (blocks)
  1 1/4 yd black or dark solid (blocks)
  1 1/4 yd white or light solid (blocks)
  1/3  yd for first border
  1½ yd outer border – if using a directional fabric, you’ll need 3.5 yds
  3/4 yd binding
 You can use fat quarters or purchase 1/3 yd cuts for dark and light fabrics

  Reynolds Freezer Paper
  Rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
  Square up ruler – 9½” is nice, but can use a 12”
  Sewing machine and manual
  Basic sewing supplies
  Iron and mat

Our First Challenge

Our First Challenge:
Make Me A Mini!
A ModGal Mystery Quilt Swap

Want to play? It will be loads of fun… Mini is due April  19th, 2012

How do I join? Sign up for the Swap between Dec 1st and Jan 18th

This is what you need to do:

Place a beautiful Fat Quarter of fabric you absolutely love, in a brown paper bag.
Include a card with the following information:

Your name
A list of at least 5 things you love

Bring this bag to our January 18th meeting
*This is a secret swap, so no name on the outside of the bag!!!*

Follow these guidelines to create a Mini for your partner:

1.     Finished size: from 12”x12” to 16”x16” or any size in between
2.     Fabrics to use: you will use the Fat Quarter your partner placed in the brown bag and add as many fabrics as you wish to complete her Mini
3.     Embellishment: buttons, rickrack, beads, thick threads, etc.
4.     Techniques: patchwork, paper pieced, appliqué, etc.
5.     The finished Mini needs to be quilted and finished with binding
6.     Label your piece: attach to back of quilt; include your name, date, your swap partner’s name, etc.
7.     A card: tell about the process you used to create your piece

…and remember, this is a secret swap!