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March 15, 2018
Swap week: Whatchagot Box and Orphan Adoption from With Strings Attached

 The Block Swappers host a Whatchagot Box swap every spring.  You send one participant a box of quilt-related stuff you no longer love and can live without. In return another participant sends you a box. I sent fabric, blocks, patterns, and a few notions to Michelle in North Carolina. Poppet in Florida sent me this box filled with novelty prints.  At 4 yards to a pound, it's 22 yards (coincidentally, that's the weight/yardage I sent to Michelle).

Cynthia is again hosting a Quilty Orphan Adoption. I'm offering these ten 9.5" (unf) nine-in-nine-patch blocks. I won ...

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March 10, 2018
March Meeting Recap from NYC Metro MOD Quilters

Still Trying Out Our New Space!

We tried a different setup this time, so we could view a slide show from Quiltcon created by Anita.

Scraps and other goodies

Pretty fabric bundles for the raffle

 Colorful Block Lotto Entries
They were won by Theresa.

Here is a sample of the next Block Lotto.

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Committee Reports

  • Greer gave an updated budget report.
  • Lisa gave us all of the details for the Ladore Retreat. Payment is due by 5/1.
  • Marie talked about starting a "Lending Library" between guild members. A Goodreads group has been started to ...

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March 5, 2018
Weekly update: WHM, blocks, settings, and OMG from With Strings Attached

The Lake County Women's Coalition honored "women empowering women, fighting all forms of  discrimination" at the annual Women's History Month luncheon on Saturday.  AAUW honored Maria Elena Jonas, founder and director of HACES (Hispanic American Community Education Services). Zion Woman's Club honored Sadie Watts who founded several agencies and a church in Zion. Sadie could not attend (she is 99 and has dementia).  The program was a portrayal of Holocaust survivor Alicia Appelman Jurman portrayed by Betsey Means of WomanLore .

The silent auction raises funds for LCWC's scholarships at the College of Lake County ...

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February 19, 2018
Weekly update: back in the studio from With Strings Attached

An announcement from the area United Methodist Women caught my eye. The Midwest Mission Distribution Center needs sewing machines!  I arranged to meet with one of the UMW reps on Friday.  I handed off four machines: the 1994 serger (hard to thread; used about once a year); the Viking MegaQuilter (bought third-hand, used a dozen times); The Ambassador (a Singer clone from Lillian's Legacy that had been on a shelf in the garage); and a 1970's Singer (someone donated it to the library).  The rep explained that volunteers clean and repair donated machines and harvest parts from those ...

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February 10, 2018
February Meeting Recap from NYC Metro MOD Quilters

Welcome to Our New Space!

It's bright and spacious, but feels intimate and cozy.
Looking forward to many more meetings here! 

A full scrap table this month

Lots of raffle goodies, including fabric from Handloom Batiks!

 Beautiful Block Lotto Entries!

They were won by Diana C.

Here is a sample of the next Block Lotto.

Committee Reports

Our Programs chair Cynthia created a survey for members to give her feedback on Programs going forward. Members took the time to fill out the surveys during the meeting.

Coat of Arms

Kim H. added an embroidered "NYC" to the back of ...

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January 8, 2018
Weekly update: ORL halfway, and other accomplishments from With Strings Attached

The Thomas Fire is the largest-ever fire in California.  Grace posted the announcement of a block drive to make quilts for the victims.  The drive is for this specific block (split 9-patch). One yard of fabric for these seven blocks which I mailed off on Saturday.

In other flinging:  I offered the presser feet from my now-deceased Pfaff on two Yahoo sales groups and had a taker within fifteen minutes. (And messages for days afterward, even though I posted a follow up stating that they were spoken for.)   I replied to a sales group request for neutral scraps. I emptied ...

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December 8, 2017
December Meeting Recap from NYC Metro MOD Quilters

Holiday Party!

We had lots of yummy treats to share! 

Some interesting choices on the scrap table

 So Many Block Lotto Entries!

And the winner was...Lisa!

Committee Reports

We welcomed new members and guests to the meeting. Membership requested "Member News" be sent to the Newsletter.

Charity committee let us know that St. Vincents loved the kids' quilts that we donated.

Our Treasurer, Greer, gave us an in-depth explanation of our finances, complete with visuals!

Margaret showed us the Block Lotto block for February.

Coat of Arms

Our President, Marie, added a flower button to match the flower on ...

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November 19, 2017
Love quilt from Espritpatch

I have been trying to do a lot of clearing out and decluterring in the last few months, including in my sewing/craft supplies. And while going through bags, boxes etc, I have of course unearthed some long lost treasures, abandoned projects and all sorts.

I stumbled across a pile of Disappearing 4-patch red and white blocks that I had won during the Block Lotto in March 2011 (!) and that had been waiting to be put together... one day. Well the days to do so finally arrived recently and I started to piece the blocks together into a quilt top ...

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October 13, 2017
October 2017 Meeting from NYC Metro MOD Quilters

Welcome Back!

We had a wonderful first meeting of the Guild year. We got down to "business", discussing budget and bylaws. We also discussed programming and charity priorities for the coming year. It's going to be a fun one! Marie, our new President, got things rolling.

The Raffle table was stocked with goodies!

Coat of Arms
Our Treasurer, Greer, brought in the Coat of Arms so it can be passed to the next member. She wore it at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. She even added a zipper pull that's in the shape of Kentucky!

And ...

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May 26, 2017
I Think I'm Retired from D is for Dovey

I think I am retired from any block exchanges.  I won some cactus blocks, 34 to be exact, but could only use 14 of them due to poor construction techniques. I mean we're talking non-existent seam allowances,  blocks 1/2 inch too small, etc.  Sigh.  So I made some more to put with the 8 I had already made for the pot.  It's a really easy and fun block to make.  This is the first time I've set blocks on-point and had sashing with cornerstones.  Oh, the problems I had.  My brain just could not figure things ...

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