Posts Tagged ‘MQG’

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It!)

April was a pretty spectacular month here at Garden Gate Quilting! MQX Quilt Festivals was held April 6-9, 2016 and I was lucky enough to take two great classes and volunteer a boatload of hours! On Sunday the 3rd and Monday the 4th I worked with the photography team photographing every quilt that would hang at the show - 1,783 photos of 420 quilts! It was so cool to get to see them all up close and personal! The workmanship was amazing! Plus the photography team headed by Jeffrey and Cricket Lomicka is the best! On Tuesday I got to help out… Read more »

Quilting a “modern quilt”

For the second time this year, I was asked to quilt a modern charity quilt. The first was for a guild that I knew I wasn’t going to rejoin, so there was some guilt involved there and the second was for my modern guild (NHMQG) that is going to be at QuiltCon 2016 so no pressure there! There is typically a lot of straight line quilting involved in modern quilts, which on a regular sewing machine is really no problem, but on a longarm we’re talking ruler work. There’s an extended base, a selection of rulers and micro handles involved…. Read more »

Have you been challenged???

My friend Marie of Marie’s Creative Space loves a challenge! And her challenges sometimes turn into my challenges, because she asks me to quilt some of her challenge quilts! Recently I quilted her quilt for the Hoffman Challenge and while it didn’t win, it was picked to be part of their traveling exhibit! Pretty cool, huh? On this quilt I tried to mimic the fabric in the solid fabrics. And around the 3-D flowers in the center was a simple background fill to make the flowers “pop!” Then there was the Modern Quilt Guild‘s “Michael Miller Challenge” where we were… Read more »

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