Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild General Meeting

November 11, 2018 Catonsville Public Library

Joint meeting with D. C. Modern Quilt Guild

Baltimore business at this meeting: 
     Two members had birthdays this month and chose fat quarters courtesy of the guild.
Elections for offices for 2019 were held. Voted into office by general acclaim were:
          President: Rose Daley
          Vice President: Daniela Syed
          Communications: Sarah Strouse, Linda Schiffer (continuing)
          Social Media: Sarah Lefebvre
          Programming: Kathy Schwabeland, Andee McKenica (continuing)
          Treasurer: Jane Schiemer
          Membership: Cindy Barcelles, Valerie McNeese (continuing)
          Librarian: Diana Fertsch
          Community Relations: Diana Bear (continuing)
          Education: Marcia Schwartz, Amy Rauen (both continuing)

Notice that the classes held during the retreat this coming week are open to all members, whether or not they are attending retreat.

The December meeting will be a holiday party (please bring mess-free finger foods to share). There will be a White Elephant exchange - bring four quilt shop quality modern fabric fat quarters, wrapped, to participate. The meeting will be at the Arbutus Library.

Allison, president, and Cassandra, programs, from the DC Modern guild made announcements:
     They recently held a Comfort Cases charity packing day - backpacks with toiletries, pajamas, underwear, and a quilt were prepared for kids just entering the D.C. foster care system. There were 50 bags made at that meeting! 
     The guild will be holding their election of officers at the December meeting on the 8th in Arlington. That meeting will include a tutorial by Bets White on making a cherry pie ornament/pincushion.

The zipper pouch swap between members of the Baltimore and D.C. Modern guilds was adjudicated by Andee and Cassandra. Here are pictures of the happy swappers:

Show and Share was extensive with so many members present from both guilds!

Daniela Syed shared two pouches she had made 
(one with cork and linen, one with vinyl) and a quilt for her husband.

Jennifer Odom (DC) shared a Three Part Harmony quilt and wall hanging.

Pat Simrell shared an elephant themed quilt she made for  friend.

Bobbi Regan (?) shared a quilt she made from a workshop with 
Sarah Bond. She put the 'mistake' geese on the back of her quilt.

Valerie McNeese shared a cross quilt made from a pattern from Pattern Drop and 
her completed Candy Kiss quilt from our first guild block lottery.

Sue Myers showed a minimalist experimental wall hanging she made in one day 
along with a quilt made by Heather Jones she bought at auction.

Janet Schoenfeld showed a wall hanging for the coming class on interlaced lines 
and a piece she calls Embrace The Chaos.

Sarah Kachur shared a blue butterfly themed quilt she made for a baby girl friend and a top make from the Modern Guild Block of the Month called Mod Economy Square by Rebecca Sievert.

Cassandra McKee showed her color theme project with 
flying geese and a baby quilt with Charley Harper bird prints.

Sue Till showed her project from the Melanie Tuazon class with curves.

Rose Daley has been making pouches - two of the retreat bag with frame and a new 
pouch for the swap with three zippers (two smaller pockets and one larger).

Carol Rubin made a princess quilt for the Head Start charity project and a table runner.

Susan Brightman made a kaleidoscope quilt.

Alyson Olander made a pattern called Briar Rose.

Lynne Mackay made her color challenge project in purple and red solids, a la Amish.

Elle Irby made an economy block quilt with florals.

Emily Chua finished her FIRST QUILT to share.

Jenn Paulson made a tree skirt with plaids and a kimono jacket.

Andee McKenica made a barn quilt on wood.

Melinda (DC) made an octogon shaped quilt as part of the round robin.

Diana Owen made a paper pieced flying geese quilt in rainbow colors for her solids challenge.

Phyllis (DC) made a colorful Tula Pink quilt on an Alaska cruise.

Mindy Eads (DC) made a pattern by Carolyn Friedlander.

Notes and photos taken by Linda Schiffer
Nov 11, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild
 General Meeting, October 2018
Catonsville Public Library 

Rose Daley chaired the meeting. She gave out three fat quarters to members with birthdays in October. She introduced the board members present and explained each job.
Nominations for next year’s board positions are being sought. Daniella Sayed and Elizabeth Timmons are the nominating committee. Each job position has two co-chair members with one rotating out of the position each year. Please volunteer to serve!
Our guild retreat scheduled for November is full. There are classes on Friday and Saturday which any member (not just retreat attendees) may take - more news soon via email. All snacks/foods brought to retreat and eaten in public areas must be KOSHER (in order for the center to preserve their certificate); snacks consumed in bedrooms may be non-kosher.
MidAtlantic Mod retreat is planned for the first weekend in May (Thursday through Sunday) at the Doubletree Resort  in Lancaster, PA. As a sponsoring guild, we are allotted ten guaranteed ‘seats’ - there will be a lottery among interested members for these. In addition, there are general ‘seats’ available to all guilds, first-come-first-served. Costs will be about $175 for the retreat plus members MUST stay in a room at the hotel. Registration will open on November 11th.
Our November program will include a zipper pouch swap with members of the DC Modern guild. More news soon via email.
Remember that ALL MEMBERS can attend QuiltCon (even just to see the exhibit) for FREE - sign up to get your tickets on the Modern Guild website. Also all members are eligible to participate in the mini swap organized by the national group.

Melanie Tuazon gave a lecture/trunk show about her journey to date in quilt making.


A selection of the quilts she showed:

Three quilts she could not show as they are traveling with exhibits:


Jane Schiemer finished her class project from class  the day
before and a large diamond quilt.

Rebecca Sievert made a mini for her father's birthday.

MJ Snyder made a sewing machine mat and a star quilt.

Mary Sloat made a rainbow baby quilt.

Daniela Syed's daughter Azra (age 9) of the Sewing with Little One's Group 
 made a small quilt for Head Start.
Daniela Syed made a small quilt for Head Start.

Sue Myers made a medallion quilt for Head Start.

Barbara Schafer made a baby quilt and a zigzag challenge lap quilt.

Ruthie Gumnitsky made a small quilt for the daughter of a friend. 
She also made a raffle quilt to memorialize the 96 Americans killed with guns every day.
She made the large quilt with a tutorial for quilt as you go without sashing.

Bobbi Pippin made a sunflower showcase.

Jenn Paulson made a diamond cascade quilt
(quilting still in progress:) and a Halloween treat bag.

Laura Baltatzig made a bright orange and pink baby quilt and
 finished an Elizabeth Hartman woodland animals
quilt for her daughter, Ellie.

Diana Fertsol finished a tshirt quilt.

Judy Hyatt shared a Japanese inspired quilt and one with 3Dimensional
elements (some gleaned from the freebie table at guild meetings).

Maria O'Haver donated another star quilt to Head Start.

Elizabeth Wysocki made a Have a Heart gift with
personal-themed novelties for her brother.

Notes and photos taken by Linda Schiffer