July Show and Tell: Part One

The first part of July’s Epic Show and Tell focused on projects from the MQG Michael Miller Challenge. Everyone then voted for the crowd favorite with Guinevere coming in first, Denise second, and Michelle & Becca tying for 3rd place. We are proud to announce that Michelle made it to the top 9 in the MQG Challenge! The top 3 winners should be announced soon.


April Meeting in Pictures

April was a busy meeting with lots of activity.

We had presentations on the MQG Site, the Michael Miller Challenge, and the Dear Stella Modern Traditional Challenge.


Going over the rules for the Michael Miller Challenge


We got to see the results of the Vitamin D Bee.


Vitamin D Bee

We swapped quilted potholders.

Happy potholder swappers!

Happy potholder swappers!

We learned how to make Economy Blocks and what size to bring in May for our charity quilt(s).


And of course we racked up inspiration during show and tell including a peek at a few things that we can’t show yet from members Lisa and Cristy.


Sarah’s 3-D Pinwheels


Nancy’s bag


Kim’s Vintage Polyester Garage Sale Find binding restoration project


Johnie’s Chevron on a Roll


Guinevere’s Whispered Lace


Denise’s Dancing Umbrellas


Cristy’s Piec-lique Double Wedding Ring


Cheryl’s Jungle Path


Ana’s Fractions


Ana’s Hope Takes Flight

Can’t wait to see you at the May meeting on Saturday, May 17th at Scrapbooks ETC!

February Meeting in Pictures

PHXMQG February

PHXMQG February – Lots to Share and Swap

We shared a lot at the February meeting! Upcoming events, cupcakes, cookies, quilts, polka dot bags, and a new design board. Here is Bonnie showing off one of the many uses we will have for the board in upcoming meetings.

Bee blocks and ideas up on the new board

Bee blocks and ideas up on the new board

Polka dots abounded at the February PHXMQG meeting! Twelve swappers brought polka dot zipper bags of all shapes and sizes.

Happy polka dot people with their new bags.

Happy polka dot people with their new bags.

Vanessa shared some adorable Valentine’s Day pillows featuring chalk board fabric centers and fabric confetti letters.

Valentine's Pillows by Vanessa

Valentine’s Pillows by Vanessa

Barb shared her Radio Way quilt top in fresh blue, yellow, green, and gray.

Radio Way by Barb

Radio Way by Barb

Nancy shared a tote bag she made with an Art Cloth interfacing. Tip from Nancy, though the bag pattern came with the Art Cloth two or more layers is a challenge to sew through.

Art Cloth interfaced bag by Nancy

Art Cloth interfaced bag by Nancy

Stephanie shared a delightful table runner she made using a Quick Curves rule she won.

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Quick Curves table runner by Stephanie

Sarah made an applique Christmas wall hanging for her home. Left with an empty space once the season was over she’s planning on new wall-hanging for each season and brought along her Valentine’s Day hst wall-hanging as well.

Christmas wall-hanging by Sarah

Christmas wall-hanging by Sarah

Valentine's wall-hanging by Sarah

Valentine’s wall-hanging by Sarah

Michelle found a good use for a Candy size (2.5″ square) charm pack. She combined it with white and yellow for this baby quilt.

Candy pack baby quilt by Michelle

Candy pack baby quilt by Michelle

Theresa shared a lovely quilt she made for her sister. It sat complete for a while so she is finishing up the binding.

Quilt by Theresa

Quilt by Theresa

Guest Tricia said she wasn’t sure if she was a quilter yet, look at this fantastic quilt she made and see what you think. 🙂

Quilt by Tricia

Quilt by Tricia

Thank you everyone for sharing and inspiring everyone!

Saturday Sew-In Photos

89a0857417f311e3930822000a1fab4e_5 Check out the cool magnets that Becca had made for us!  They are just too cute!

And look at the quilt top that Tracy made to donate to victims of the Yarnell fire.


Last weekend PHXMQG had a sew in which several members attended.  I wasn’t there to get photos so I have stolen a few from instagram and such to share with you.  Here is Alissa’s fabulous “Birth of Venus” quilt!


Here are  Becca and Danny and I think Alyssa is in the back at the Sew In.



These pretty blocks are what Cristy worked on at the sew-in.



Kim got her mojo going with these!!



Looks like everyone that went had a fun and productive sewing day last Saturday!  What are you sewing?



August Show and Tell

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Nedra’s Indian Blanket

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Barb’s Stockings

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Sarah’s Patchwork Vintage Star pattern at  http://www.modabakeshop.com/2013/07/boho-patchwork-vintage-star-quilt.html

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Terry’s Stash Reduction Bonnie Hunter Trip Around the World.  Free pattern at http://quiltville.com/scrappytrips.shtml

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Wanda’s quilt

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Gwenivere’s Fresh Connections free pattern at http://www.windhamfabrics.com/cgi-bin/fabricshop/projects.cgi?patternID=398

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Michelle with a pillow.

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Michelle with her windows quilt.

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Tracy with her son’s guest book wedding quilt.

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Tracy with her Voile quilt.

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Cristy with a quilt her hubby laid out and is quilting!

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Cristy with her son’s quilt.

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Janis with her needle turn applique quilt.

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Jacki with her hand sewn hexies!

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Becca with her newsprint nine patches.

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Becca’s quilt

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Becca’s “Ayria’s Constellation” quilt

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Chelsa’s Mint Chocolate Chip.  She quilted it herself!

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Chelsa’s baby quilt.  Her first free motion quilt!

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Bonnie’s response to the Drunkard’s Path Challenge!

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Bonnie’s tiny pinwheels quilt.  She used some fabrics she won at guild to make it.

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Bonnie’s strips flimsy.  She plans to put some shot cotton in a strip and then add more stripes.

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Carlotta’s amazing quilts!

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Kirsten’s Drunkard’s Path quilt.

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Danny’s quilt.

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Danny’s flannel quilt.

Angela Drunkard's Path


Angela’s response to the Drunkard’s Path Challenge



Angela’s hand sewn hexies


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Cathy’s Day of the Dead quilt

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Sarah’s Quilt



November Meeting Pictures!

 Getting the meeting started!

 Posing for a picture.

 Or two.

 BJ with her bright quilt!

 Kristie (right?) showing a few people how she hand quilts.

 Thanks to Nedra’s post I now know this is Christy Fincher’s “Scarlett Serenade.”  Gorgeous!

 The goodies Jona brought back from Quilt Market to share with us.  If I would have had more time I would have read all of this stuff!