Monday, September 11, 2017

September 2017 Instagram Challenge Requirements



The September Challenge topic is APPLIQUE

  • Minimum of three separate Instagram posts (one photo per post).
  • Hand OR Machine applique a NEW project
  • Applique your own original design OR choose a design from a published pattern
  • Your applique work does not need to be incorporated into a finished project
  • Your final photo post must be of your completed applique work
  • Deadline: Post photos of your inspiration/materials, project progress, and completed applique work by Friday, October 13.
  • Bring your finished project to the Sunday, October 15 CLMQG meeting.
  • You may start posting photos now.

Each September Challenge post must include the following elements in the photo caption:

  • @crystallakemqg
  • #clmqgigchallengesept
  • At least two other relevant hashtags (no spaces and no special characters are allowed within the body of Instagram hashtags)

Additional Info:  

  • Google "hand applique tutorial" or "machine applique tutorial" for a selection of several videos you can watch for additional help or inspiration
  • Our local libraries are a great resource for books on all types of quilting techniques including applique
  • Get together with other guild members and guide/encourage each other as you learn and explore new techniques
  • Remember to add relevant info to your photo captions.  The more information you can provide, the more interested people will be in your photos!
  • Be extra mindful when typing your hashtags and "@crystallakemqg".  If these are not correctly typed your photo(s) will not qualify for challenge prizes.
  • Use a space before and after each @ or # string.  Don't put spaces within the @ or # string of characters. 
  • You must be present at time of drawings to win prizes.
  • If you complete the month's challenge requirements but are unable to attend the meeting, you will still receive your qualification button for that month but will not be entered in the monthly prize drawing.

How will you know if your photos qualify for the challenge?

  • Thumbs Up emoji comment from CLMQG tells you photo meets requirements.
  • Gold Star emoji comment from CLMQG means you have qualified that month with 3 correct photos

*** View all slides from the September 10, 2017 meeting Powerpoint presentation here.

*** Read our original post about this challenge for the complete set of rules and more details about this year-long challenge.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

August 13, 2017 Meeting Minutes

August 13, 2017 Minutes

1. Committee Updates: 

  • Bees: The bee went on a shop hop in Wisconsin.
  • Donation Quilts: Please remember to attach a CLMQG label to your donation quilt before you give it to Mary. She has the labels and the “in kind” donation forms for tax purposes. Quilts for Gavers should be a lap-quilt size, minimum of 50 X 60”. 


2. Upcoming Meetings:

  • September 10: 12 – 4 pm: Holiday Workshop and Sew-in 
  • October 15: 11 am – 4 pm: Machine Quilting Feathers Workshop and Sew-in
  • November 12: 1 – 4 pm: Favorite gadget/tool and scissor sharpening
  • Saturday, November 18: 9 am – 4 pm: Sew-in (rescheduled June meeting)
  • December 3: Holiday Party: details to come; this will most likely be off-site

3.  Other Business:  

  • Countryside Quilt Show is September 16 – 17. If you have a quilt you want to be in this show, drop off your quilt between September 11 – 14 and ask for Marcie. 

4. Instagram Challenge: Instagram Show and Tell with buttons given to all participants who correctly finished the July challenge. The monthly prize was drawn. For the August challenge, members must post three photos in three separate Instagram posts of a zentangle design on fabric. Photos must be posted by September 8. This zentangle does not have to be in a finished project, but it must be brought to the September meeting to qualify for the prize. See this post for all the details.

5. Door prize

6. Show and Tell

7. Secret Pals gifts handed out ~ Secret Pals were reminded to review the rules on the back of the Secret Pal sheet, to keep this fun for everyone who is participating.

8. Break

9. Zentangle Workshop with Maryanne Olson

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September 10, 2017 Meeting Reminder and Supply List

Sunday, September 10 is our next meeting and program
at the Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center 
(see map on the right sidebar.)


The meeting starts at Noon and concludes at 4:00pm.

September Monthly Meeting Highlights:
  • Holiday Gift Workshop & Sew-In
  • September Instagram Challenge Theme and Rules announcement
  • Show & Tell and Monthly prize drawing for August Instagram Challenge participants
  • Show & Tell
  • Secret Pal gifts

What you need to bring for the meeting:
  • Supplies for the Fabric House Ornament and Boxy Zipper Pouch Workshops (see below)
  • Items from your August Instagram Challenge photos (if participating)
  • Show and Tell - bring your modern quilted items to share
  • Secret Pal gifts (if participating)
  • Snacks (if you signed up to bring this month)
  • Donation Quilts - Bring any newly completed comfort quilts for Gavers Breast Care Center. Please remember to include a CLMQG label on the back of your quilt.
  • Nametag
  • CLMQG Book Club selections - if you have a book club book in your possession please bring it and your three fat quarters to the meeting to pass to the next reader on the list.  See this post for more information and rules regarding the CLMQG Book Club.


Fabric House Ornament Supply List

Materials:
  • Quilting cotton scraps for house back, roof, window, and door
  • Fabric with numbers or fabric selvage for house number
  • Linen, linen/cotton blend, or cotton quilter’s linen for house front
  • 10” length of ribbon, 3/8” to 1/2" wide (satin, grosgrain, velveteen, picot edge, twill tape, etc.)
  • Rick rack (1/2" wide), miniature pom pom, or other trim
  • Wonder Under fusible web (1/8 yard)
  • Sheer weight or lightweight fusible interfacing (1/8 yard)
  • All purpose thread
  • Embroidery thread
  • Button
  • Polyfill or other stuffing material
Tools:
  • Scissors, rotary cutter/quilting ruler/cutting mat (optional), sewing machine, iron/ironing board, pins, seam ripper, hand sewing needle, disappearing fabric ink, chopstick or turning tool


Boxy Zippered Pouch Supply List

Materials:
  • Outer Fabric - (2) pieces 8" x 10"
  • Lining Fabric - (2) pieces 8" x 10"
  • Tabs Fabric - (2) pieces 2" x 3"
  • Fusible Interfacing (mid to heavy weight fusible such as Pellon Shir-Tailor 850F OR Pellon Shape Flex SF101) - 2 pieces 8" x 10" (please fuse these to the WRONG side of your two outer fabric pieces)
  • Zipper - 14" or longer all purpose polyester zipper
  • Thread to coordinate with your fabrics
  • Optional: zipper pull tab charm, ribbon trims
Tools, Etc:
  • Zipper foot that fits your sewing machine
  • Presser foot for your sewing machine that can accommodate a zigzag stitch
  • Seam Ripper
  • Sewing machine, extra bobbins, pins, iron & ironing surface

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

REVISED August 2017 Instagram Challenge Requirements

THIS POST IS A REVISION OF PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED REQUIREMENTS FOR OUR 
AUGUST 2017 INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE.

SORRY FOR ANY CONFUSION.  THE ORIGINAL POST HAS BEEN REMOVED.



From zentangle.com (a website by the founders of Zentangle):

"The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages."
The August Challenge topic is ZENTANGLE on FABRIC
  • Minimum of three separate Instagram posts (one photo per post).
  • Incorporate your original Zentangle doodle (from the workshop or one done at home) into a fabric project
  • Using ink on fabric DOES COUNT AS A COMPLETED PROJECT
  • You MAY use applique, embroidery, free motion quilting, etc. to take your doodle from paper to fabric if you choose
  • You must use your own original Zentangle doodle 
  • Fabric with your doodle does not need to be part of a finished project
  • Deadline: Post photos of your inspiration/materials, project progress, and completed fabric doodle by Friday, September 8.
  • Bring your finished project to the Sunday, September 10 CLMQG meeting.
  • You may start posting photos now.

Each August Challenge post must include the following elements in the photo caption:
  • @crystallakemqg
  • #clmqgigchallengeaug
  • At least two other relevant hashtags (no spaces and no special characters are allowed within the body of Instagram hashtags)

Additional Info:  
  • Google "youtube zentangle tutorial" for a selection of several videos you can watch for additional help or inspiration
  • Our local libraries have quite a few books on Zentangle doodling in their collections
  • Remember to add relevant info to your photo captions.  The more information you can provide, the more interested people will be in your photos!
  • Be extra mindful when typing your hashtags and "@crystallakemqg".  If these are not correctly typed your photo(s) will not qualify for challenge prizes.
  • Use a space before and after each @ or # string.  Don't put spaces within the @ or # string of characters. 
  • You must be present at time of drawings to win prizes.
  • If you complete the month's challenge requirements but are unable to attend the meeting, you will still receive your qualification button for that month but will not be entered in the monthly prize drawing.

How will you know if your photos qualify for the challenge?
  • Thumbs Up emoji comment from CLMQG tells you photo meets requirements.
  • Gold Star emoji comment from CLMQG means you have qualified that month with 3 correct photos

*** View all slides from the August 13, 2017 meeting Powerpoint presentation here.

*** Read our original post about this challenge for the complete set of rules and more details about this year-long challenge.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

August 13, 2017 Meeting Reminder

Sunday, August 13 is our next meeting and program
at the Home State Bank Commercial Banking Center 
(see map on the right sidebar.)


The meeting starts at 1:00pm and concludes at 4:00pm.

August Monthly Meeting Highlights:
  • Zentangle Workshop
  • August Instagram Challenge Theme and Rules announcement
  • Show & Tell and Monthly prize drawing for July Instagram Challenge participants
  • Show & Tell
  • Secret Pal gifts

What you need to bring for the meeting:
  • No supplies are needed for the Zentangle Workshop
  • Items from your July Instagram Challenge photos (if participating)
  • Show and Tell - bring your modern quilted items to share
  • Secret Pal gifts (if participating)
  • Snacks (if you signed up to bring this month)
  • Donation Quilts - Bring any newly completed comfort quilts for Gavers Breast Care Center. Please remember to include a CLMQG label on the back of your quilt.
  • Nametag
  • CLMQG Book Club selections - if you have a book club book in your possession please bring it and your three fat quarters to the meeting to pass to the next reader on the list.  See this post for more information and rules regarding the CLMQG Book Club.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

2018 CLMQG Retreat News

Registration for the 2018 CLMQG Retreat is now closed.  

We have met the requirement of 15 attendees, 
so we are a GO for April 12-15, 2018!

Many thanks again to Vikki S for organizing this fabulous weekend for us!

Monday, July 10, 2017

2018 CLMQG Retreat Details

2018 CLMQG Retreat Announcement
April 12-15, 2018
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva, WI

$100 Deposit Required by July 24, 2017

Details about the 2018 CLMQG Retreat were presented at our SummerFest Sewcial on July 9.  Vikki has done a lot of work behind the scenes securing a fantastic retreat package at a fabulous resort not too far from our area - THANKS Vikki!!

Please review the information slides presented at the meeting yesterday; they'll give you all the details about the facility, check-in date options, and pricing.

You can download and print the information sheet and deposit/registration form here, it was distributed to all participants at the July 9 meeting.  Registration forms and deposit payments can be mailed to the address found on the form.

Please direct any questions to CLMQG via email at crystallakemqg (at) gmail (dot) com.