Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April Meeting recap!

April LMQG meeting: Sheila Green talked about how to make a hanging sleeve for various finishes on quilts.  She shared her experience with us for hanging quilts at the IQSCM and how they make their encased "D" sleeves for hanging.
Some of her examples showed us a hanging sleeve on a regular finish, a facing finish and a bound edge finish.
Sheila also talked about tools to hang the quilt so that they keep that flat appearance once hung up.   She also showed us how to use the "Hang it, Dang it" bar which can be found HERE  *has a video tutorial

Next up, Colleen James gave us a recap of her sewing retreat to Chicago for Sewtopia.  Colleen met and took classes from Latifah Saafir, one of the co-founders of the National Modern Quilt Guild and Rita Hodge from Red Pepper Quilts!

Kristie Jarchow shared a recent blog post by Kathy Mathews -read here: Quilting sewing creating on "The Value and Cost of Making Quilts". 
**** Mark your calendars for the upcoming June 5th first Friday at the IQSCM to see Sherri Lynn Wood and Leah Sorensen-Hayes. Free admission and starts at 3 p.m.  More info can be found HERE.
Thanks so much to all of you that made it out to join us! We wish Suzanne Rose a huge "Get well soon" wish!!!
Next meeting will be May 26th at 5:30 pm at the Bernina sewing studio. Next "Afternoon at the Improv" sewing day at IQSCM will be June 13th at 12 pm. Hope to see you all there!
**** Don't forget the Improv Challenge is due in May! READ MORE HERE

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