Monday, July 10, 2017

July Agenda

July 15, 2017 @10:30 AM
  • Improv Quilting with Mary Menzer
  • Sew Together Bag swap
Hope you see you there!

June Minutes

Virginia Beach Modern Quilt Guild Minutes
June 17, 2017

Members: 16
Guests: 0

Meeting Notes / Announcements

  • Lauren welcomed everyone to the meeting.
  • May meeting minutes were approved.
  • MQG QuiltCon Registration is open! -
  • Paint Chip Challenge - Quilt tops are due at the August meeting so you can show your progress. These quilts will be hung at the Quilt Fest in February.
  • Sew Together Swap - we decided to postpone this until the July meeting.
  • Michael Miller Friendship blocks - we will make a quilt out of our blocks to send in.
  • July Meeting - Improv Quilting with Mary Menzer and bring your Sew Together Bag
  • August Meeting - Annual meeting at Red Wing Park with the Peninsula MQG. Potluck lunch and swap a medium size Open Wide Pouch -
Show and Tell
  • Sew Day! Members brought their sewing machine and supplies worked from 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
  • Kelley demonstrated how to do a cathedral window quilt.
Meeting adjourned at 4:00 pm.

Recorded and Submitted by:

Kathy Poston

Thursday, June 8, 2017

June Agenda

Saturday, June 17, from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sew Day! Bring your sewing machine (don't forget an extension cord), cutting supplies and whatever project you are working on.
  • Kelley will be instructing a workshop on cathedral windows. 
    • If you will be participating, please bring the following:
      • 41-5" charm squares
        • 20 of them will be the window "frames" - they don't have to match, but I recommend something that contrasts somewhat with their "windows"
        • 21 of them will be the "windows"
      • 24" square of batting
      • 24" square of backing 
        • this method uses a QAYG technique, so the backing and batting is pretty well essential
      • Pins - **highly recommended** - I don't usually pin while I'm piecing, but pinning is definitely beneficial with this method. 
    • Also, the first step is to fold and press the 20 "frame" squares on the diagonal (corner to corner) into triangles.  It would be a good idea to do this step ahead of time. :)
    • This is from a Missouri Star Quilt Co tutorial. For more information, see
  • Logo Bag - we passed our logo fabric and zippers last month. This would be a great time to work on a bag!
  • Potluck lunch - we don't have access to the kitchen, so bring something that doesn't need to be heated up or can stay warm in a crock pot.

Hope you see you there!

Friday, June 2, 2017

May Minutes

Virginia Beach Modern Quilt Guild Minutes
May 20, 2017

Members: 15
Guests: 2

Meeting Notes / Announcements

·      Lauren started the meeting by welcoming everyone.
·      April meeting minutes were approved.
·      Membership badges were available at the sign-in table.
·      Mid Atlantic Quiltfest  The guild needs a new coordinator for our display at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Show. We have chosen a theme for this year’s display and it is the Paint Chip Challenge.
Duties include:
o   email with the display coordinator of the Mid Atlantic Quilt Show
o   provide information about the quilts to be displayed at the show
o   coordinate a pick-up date for quilts at the guild (the January meeting) 
o   take display quilts to Mid Atlantic Show in Hampton, VA on the designated date 
o   pick up quilts from Mid Atlantic Show when show closes. 
o   Please let us know here or email one of the leadership!
·      June Meeting
o   Sew Day!
§  The meeting will be at the usual location, starting at 10:30 am, ending at 4:00 pm.
§  Kelley will be teaching us how to make cathedral windows – details coming soon.
§  We passed out fabric with guild logos as well as a zipper, this would be a great time to work on a bag!
§  We’ll do another pot luck, bring your food of choice!
o   Swap – Sew Together Bag


·      Using the Fibonacci Sequence in Modern Quilting with Nancy Dwyer and Barbara Gelpi
·      Purpose: Demystify the math of a really interesting design principle which translates well to quilts.
·      Great program! If you missed it, details on the demo will be sent soon.

Paint Chip Challenge

Make a quilt using primary 3 colors you choose blindly from paint chips in a paper bag.
·      from the bag choose 3 paint chips
·      you may have one redraw of 1-3 colors 
·      match your paint chips to any brand of solids (Kona, moda, American Brand, Oakshott, etc)
·      quilts should be predominantly these 3 colors, you may add white, gray, black, or Beige/ tan as a neutral for your quilt 
·      prints are allowed, but try to make your quilt match your paint chips as much as possible 
·      quilts are due at the August meeting 
·      min size side 48" no max


·      Hopefully we know more about one another! We played a name and favorite things game by tossing a giant beach ball around!
·      Two person thread the needle

Show and Tell

Meeting adjourned at 12:30 pm.

Recorded and Submitted by:

Kathy Poston

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May Agenda

May 20, 2017 @10:30 AM
  • Barbara and Nancy will be presenting the Fibonacci Sequence in Modern Quilting.
    • The Fibonacci Sequence is a mathematical calculation that occurs naturally in nature in reproducing pairs, and by incorporating this design into quilting it facilitates balance.
  • Paint Chip Challenge sign-up
  • Games
It's going to be a great meeting, hope you see you there!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

April Minutes

Virginia Beach Modern Quilt Guild Minutes
April 15, 2017

Members: 20
Guests: 2

Meeting Notes / Announcements
  • Happy 5th Anniversary to the Virginia Beach Modern Quilt Guild! Party with cake and logo pincushion favors.

Rope bowl swap
  • Two participants swapped bowls.
Show and Tell

Door Prizes 
  • Drawing for rope bowl centerpieces.
Meeting adjourned at 12:00 pm.

Recorded and Submitted by:

Kathy Poston