Monday, June 4, 2018

May 27, 2018 Show-and-Tell



Patrice started off with this quilt she made at the Anna Maria Horner workshop. Great combinations of curved lines and squares!


Christine showed off this dramatic “Embrace The Stripe” quilt from a class she attended at Quiltcon.
 Did I mention it’s dramatic?


Christine seems quite satisfied with this cheerful flamingo duo - the backing fabric has flamingos as well. Nice touch!


Caroline continues to create dazzling color combinations, this time with tons of HSTs. This is her generous contribution to Camp Erin.


Rebecca is also contributing a quilt for Camp Erin - this graphic 3D block quilt. Pattern please!


Hildy shows off an almost completed Drunkard’s Path, back and front. The back is uncharacteristically low-volume for her.



Felicity created this quilt consisting of American Flags quite a while ago, but only finished it recently. She expressed a sincere thanks for the input of fellow guild members’ in choosing a border.


Our guild is not just about quilts - here Heather shows us this gorgeous striped pillow.  I love the pompoms on the border.



Reva has sewn up these two jelly roll quilts after a recent hand problem: she chose to make jelly roll quilts because they are “thumb-friendly.”



Natasha: Wanted to clear out her pink stash and had enough to make two quilts - two tops and one back. That’s a lot of pink fabric!




And finally, a very serious Dahlia  displays this lovely diagonally designed quilt - simple and striking.


Thanks everybody - see you at the end of June.




Monday, April 30, 2018

April Meeting recap

This month’s show-and-tell.

Sandi started us off with a medium-sized piece made during a Maria Shell technique Workshop; the patchwork is made in strips which are then sewed together.  Much of the fabric was hand-died by Sandi herself.


Rebecca presented a piece made using a “curvy log cabin” technique in beautiful spring colors.  Thank you Rebecca for giving us a spring time which still has not made an appearance in Boston.  She will now mail it off to her mother will do the actual quilting. What a lucky gal!

Hildy has finished her triangle challenge.  She replaced several squares to break up the all-blue-ness of the piece. She also showed a drunkard’s path made from a previous stack-and-whack mini quilt and corresponding low-volume colors.



Sue is showing off 6 blocks from this year’s BOM challenge. I think I see influences of Lilly Pulitzer in her color choices - am I right?


Gail also made a piece in Maria Shell’s workshop.  She made a lot of changes to it which explains its small-but-fabulous style.

Regina had to steal this quilt back from the mom-and-baby recipients simply to show it off at today’s meeting. It’s a Suzy Quilts pattern using her winnings from a game of Left Right Center.

Laurie claims that she never finishes anything, but she just took a long-arm class, and she was able to finish this log cabin quilt (also in springy colors) - Hurray!

Chris chose to show something more autumnal with her Pumpkin quilt.  Although you can’t see the quilt stitching in his photo, the stitching lines reflect the shapes of the pumpkins.


After two years, Kim has a finally finished quilt from Fourth and Sixth Designs called Full Bloom. Everyone loved its asymmetry.  In order to finish this piece, there was a lot of “wax paper and gluing” involved. Yikes!  Kim also showed us her redo of a quilter’s planner with pages for keeping track of your projects; she has kindly agreed to share the PDFs of the pages so you can make your own - thanks!



Rebecca is always busy with something, so at today’s meeting she showed us a few BOMs (only one photo came out - sorry!), and two beautiful pillows, the second one a product of a workshop taught by Juicy Juice.  She claims this particular pillow was made to use up scraps but, somehow, ended up producing more. Hmmm....




Nicole literally finished this Lizzy House fat quarter quilt just minutes before our meeting began. Lots of the fabric has cat prints - very cute.


Maritza has made a spectacular quilt with radiating triangles, in both color and quilting.  It is based on barn paintings by Kristin Farr; in other words, a quilt based on a painting based on quilts.


And our fearless leader, Allison, wrapped up show-and-tell with a show of multiple BOMs, some of which were uncooperative by not staying attached to the felt. She also put her personal spin on another BOM, which is something that many other members participating in the BOM are doing as well.



Kudos to everyone who took part in today’s Show and Tell!!
















Sunday, March 4, 2018

March meeting announcement


Please join the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild at the main branch location of the Cambridge Public Library (449 Broadway, Cambridge) on Sunday March 25 from 2-4pm in the large lecture hall.   This will be our FIRST public meeting and we would love to meet all local modern quilters around the greater Boston/New England area.  Street parking is free on Sundays or you can use the parking garage under the library for a small fee (25cents for every 12min).
Please bring your works in progress and recently finished pieces for show-and-tell.  Friends and family are welcome.  Hope you can join us!


Friday, November 10, 2017

October Meeting Recap

Happy Veteran's Day, CMQGers! Our October meeting was filled with Triangle Challenge finishes and more great show and tell. There's a lot to report - we're heading to the Watertown Public Library's Makers' Space for a sew-in on Sunday, December 3rd, from 3-6. That event is open to the public, so join us! Also, lottery blocks and charity drive contributions are due at the November meeting.

AND don't forget that CMQG membership must be renewed by November 26th when we'll open up any open spots to our sizable wait list. Our annual Retreat (Quilt Camp) registration is open too - we'll be heading to Kennebunkport for two or three nights the weekend of March 9-11, and you can opt for a single or double. Get in touch to reserve your spot.

On to the Triangle Challengers - we had some amazing and innovative entries:
Flying geese make up 100% of Jen's innovative quilt.

Jean's quilt is also 100% half-square triangles - the ombre fabric
from Hunter Design gives it some drama and depth!

This pic is not doing Julie R's monochromatic strip, destined for a much larger quilt.

Stephanie's triangle quilt will be perfect for a baby, and the striped triangles are pieced too!

Carolyn awesome design is also 100% triangles, we love the red square!

Rebecca's staggered flying geese remind us of a city on a hill.

Allison drafted these 3D triangles. She always picks
the perfect quilting to highlight a design!

Julie's flying geese were ascending into chaos!

Hildy's blue geese were in perfect formation,
the negative space filled by half-square triangles

Hildy also did this cool stripey triangle top.

Gwen's half-square triangles also perfectly capture the ombre effect.

We love the way Maritza designed her flying gees top.

We also had some show and tell beauties:

This was Rachel's first time sharing a quilt with us - this sweet animal quilt came out lovely.

Rachel made this baby quilt for another lucky Rachel
and tried out some free motion quilted flowers.

We had to include Rachel's expression while explaining this sweet 3D
bunny quilt that she started at age 13!

Felicity chose the perfect background for the bunting on this quilt
that was made exclusively from fabrics she had in her stash.

Heather's lovely leaf from a workshop she attended.

I wish I'd gotten a better shot of the detail on this
hand appliqued an quilted piece, with a faux piped binding.

Heather's adorable ugly sweater blocks

Jean made this wonderful quilt for her late aunt, and it was 2nd place ribbon in
the Rising Star Quilt Guild quilt show a few weeks back.

Jean made this crimson top for a niece at Harvard using Carolyn Friedlander's totem pole pattern.

This jelly roll top of Jean's is for another kid who is off to college.

Allison was inspired to design this cool pattern after noticing a church arch that looked like DNA. 

Sometimes a simple patchwork is the best way to show off beautiful fabrics.
The recipient of Regina's hand-quilted baby quilt sure is lucky.

Jane made the cutest Halloween cat quiltlette. The eyes were super-sparkly.

Jane also finished this beautiful quilt she started three years ago!

Love the lighting effect in this quilt by Rebecca.
It was made using only two fabrics, both ombre.
And that's a wrap! See you at the end of November.