08 Oct

Jacquie Gering is coming to Oahu!!!

Jacquie Gering, an amazing modern quilter, author of many books, and former chairwoman of The Modern Quilt Guild (!!!) will be teaching a workshop and giving a trunk show here in December!

Workshop: Creative Quilting with a Walking Foot

Jacquie has written a book and taught a Craftsy class on this topic, and this workshop will go even beyond those with improved tips and Jacquie’s invaluable personal guidance!

  • December 9th, 9am – 4pm
  • Aliamanu Community Center large activity room
  • Fee: $100 Oahu MQG members, $140 non-members
  • 20 student maximum
  • Registration dates: Oahu MQG members from October 9, non-members from November 1

For more information about the workshop, including the materials list and how to pay, please see our workshop event listing.

Trunk show and lecture: Modern Quilting – You’ll Know It When You See It

Come and listen to this passionate modern quilter’s perspective about modern quilting and stay to see her amazing quilts! There will also be a question and answer session at the end.

  • December 10th, 1pm – 2pm
  • Aiea Public Library meeting room
  • Free!

For more information about the trunk show and to rsvp, please see our event listing.

We hope we’ll see you there!

30 Aug

August 25-27 retreat

Our very first retreat was amazing! We stayed at the beautiful Windward Retreat Center, and meals were deliciously catered by Gourmet Day Catering.

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Our retreat swag was beyond wonderful, with patterns generously donated by Elizabeth Hartman and Alison Glass!

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We spent all of the daylight hours and most of the night sewing — there were only a few hours in the night when someone wasn’t at a machine.

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Val taught us to make fabric beads and shoe-holders that look like shorts!

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We also snacked, chatted, snacked, and laughed a lot! For more pictures from our retreat, take a peek at #oahumqgretreat on instagram. 🙂

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20 Aug

August 19 baby futon sew-in

Our wonderful guildies Andrea, Donna, and Ellen taught us how to sew baby futon at our August sew-in! They were such patient and knowledgeable teachers; everyone who started a baby futon finished theirs that day!

17 Aug

August 16 general meeting

Business was:

  • Announced our October 27-29 retreat!
  • Holiday swap item will be an iron cozy
  • Hawaii Woman Expo planning

Alli showed a few ways to join batting.

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Dari demonstrated how to make wonky Christmas tree blocks.

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Nancy F. brought her amazing Pixel quilt — it will be hanging in our booth at the expo!

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Annie made a Giant Vintage Star for her auntie.

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Dari shared her quilting journey — she considers herself a new quilter, but she’s sewn many wonderful quilts!

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18 Mar

March 18 sew-in

Our sew-in tonight was fun! Some generous members brought a lot of food, which the rest of us enjoyed munching on. Although tonight’s sew-in was only four hours long, people got a lot done!

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Five members made our free project: a Japanese-style cross-back apron.

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I forgot to take a picture of the backs of their aprons, though! >_<

18 Mar

March 15 general meeting

Business was:

We collected pincushions for our swap with the Great Lakes Modern Quilt Guild. Everyone made wonderful pincushions!

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Our next charity quilt will be using Elizabeth Hartman’s Cat-vent quilt tutorial.

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Dari did a presentation about batting, and Mai shared information about our designer of the month: Elizabeth Hartman!

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During show and tell, Annie shared some quilts she made for friends.

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Ronnie showed her in-progress baby quilt for an early arrival!

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Sue shared her quilt made using Kaffee Fassett fabric.

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16 Feb

February 15 general meeting

Business was:

We’ll be offering a cross-back apron project at the March sew-in.

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Mai did a great designer-of-the-month presentation on Jeni Baker of In Color Order. We shared a quilt made from her fabric and her Giant Vintage Star tutorial to introduce her work to our members.

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Sue sewed a sample of MQG‘s block of the month.

Sue's MQG block of the month

Dari did a really neat demonstration of how to make fabric washi tape!

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And Sue demonstrated Crazy Mom Quilts ticker tape quilt.

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During show and tell, Connie brought out her fantastic quilt that she made from a kit she won at our holiday party! Fabric from the kit was donated by Kilauea Kreations.

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Then Sue showed us her wonderful Postcards quilt made with Carkai fabric.

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Sue also shared a patriotic quilt and a Moda quilt.

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06 Feb

Pincushion swap with the Great Lakes Modern Quilt Guild

We announced at our January meeting that we would be having a pincushion swap with the Great Lakes Modern Quilt Guild, and here are the details!

Crazy Mom Quilts pincushion

Example with modern fabric and linen. From the Plenty of Pincushions vol 1 pattern by Amanda Jean Nyberg.

  • Make a pincushion
  • No more than 5″ across
  • Use modern fabrics
  • Stuff your pincushion with whatever you want (stuffing, crushed walnut shells…)
  • Bring your pincushion to our March 15, 2017 meeting. (If you can’t be there, send it with a friend.)
  • Attach a brief bio about yourself so whoever receives your pincushion can learn a little bit about you. Here are some things you might want to include in your bio:
    • How long you’ve been sewing
    • How you became a modern quilter
    • Some of your favorite fabric designers
    • Where you grew up
    • A photo of yourself
    • Your email address or instagram handle
  • The guild will take care of mailing all the pincushions to Michigan. You’ll get your pincushion at the April 19 or May 17 meeting, depending on the mail. Then everyone can see the beautiful pincushions we received!
Crazy Mom Quilts pincushion

Example with modern fabric and linen. From the Plenty of Pincushions vol 1 pattern by Amanda Jean Nyberg.

Crazy Mom Quilts pincushion

Example with modern fabric and linen. From the Plenty of Pincushions vol 2 pattern by Amanda Jean Nyberg.

It’s possible that the number of people who bring pincushions from each guild may not match up. If we collect more pincushions than Great Lakes does, you might get a pincushion from one of our own guild members. But that’s okay, because that’s fun, too!

We’re looking forward to seeing your beautiful pincushions at the March meeting!

17 Jun

June 17 general meeting

Business was:

  • Upcoming dates:
    • August 3 beginning paper piecing workshop
    • August 27 sew-in
    • September 9-11 our booth at Hawaii Woman Expo
  • Sue will be collecting and assembling blocks for Orlando Quilts for The Pulse
  • Gave overview of the committees that will be formed to plan for the Hawaii Woman Expo and passed around sign-up sheets

sample heart blocks

Sharon gave a fantastic presentation on the basics of English paper piecing and foundation paper piecing! She also demonstrated with a foundation paper-pieced heart block that she drafted herself.

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We presented the three completed quilts and a pillowcase for Oahu Care Facility, but forgot to get photos. Here’s a picture of the pillowcase made from an orphan block, though!

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During show and tell, Leslie shared the Poolside Tote that she finally finished after last year’s workshop.

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She also made a quilt that came out perfectly, even though she said it made her brain hurt! 😀

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We were lucky to have Deb Trail stop by on her way home, and she shared a gorgeous pillow cover that she made from Quilt Lovely.

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Norine finished a second travel quilt after Val’s fantastic Jammin’ It workshop!

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She also completed her quilt top from Val’s stack ‘n whack workshop.

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Alli brought one of the travel quilts she made after Val’s workshop.

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