Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March Meeting Highlights

From the March 28th Meeting
An Evening with Peg Pennell: How to enter quilt contests and what quilt judges look for when evaluating your quilt. 

A huge thank you to Peg for all the great information about entering quilts in contests and challenges! Some things judges look for when evaluating quilts are:
  • Design (Visual Impact)
  • Technique (Does the piece lay flat, edges hang correctly, are the corners square, is the quilting appropriate, are the quilting stitches even, is the binding well attached and filled and are the mitered corners sewn shut)
Here are some of Peg's tips for entering contests and challenges:
  • Read the Rules
  • Enter in the correct category
  • Take quality photos of your quilt
  • Label your piece with the name, size and contact information
  • Enter SOMETHING and share it with people! 
  • Learn from the judges comments to improve your workmanship. Realize that those comments and ratings are one judges opinion on that day.
  • Quilt what you love! 
Thank you, Peg! 
Peg Pennell showing some of her quilts

2016 President, Colleen James, being presented with an improv quilted wall hanging made by the 2016 board. L-R Kristie Jarchow, Nancy Goff, Jennifer Van Dyke, Linda Crump, Colleen James. Not pictured, Sheila Green

March Show and Tell
Top L-R: Linda Crump, Rhonda Eddy, Sheree Brown, Marsha Conley, Julie Karjala
Top L-R: Linda Gale, Pat Kant, Maggie Copple, Colleen and Brooke James, Chris Taylor, Jennifer Van Dyke 

Check the Facebook page for more photos!  


Curves Challenge 
Have you started your Curves Ahead Challenge pieces yet? 
Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration!

Upcoming Opportunities

April 8th:  Dyeing Workshop with Mary Dittenber
Where:  Bethany Park Shelter, 10 am-2 pm
More details HERE 

 April 8th: Sew Day 10:30 am - 3:00 pm at the IQSCM

April 25th Meeting: Kristie Jarchow on Technology in a Modern Quilt Guild 

June 15 & 16th: LMQG Road Trip! 
Road Trip to the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. 
Contact Sheila Green
More details HERE

At the IQSCM

June 11: Hearing the Quiet: Soft- Focus Painted Fabrics with Linda Colsh 
9 am - 4 pm $85 members, $100 non-members
 

June 11: Wool Rug Hooking Workshop with Polly Minnick 
12-4 pm $85 for members, $100 non - members

June 17: My Doll and I Get Groovy with Sheila Green 
10 am - noon & 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
$16 for members, $20 for non - members.


From the Modern Quilt Guild 
The Joy of Quilting by Thomas Knauer. 

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