April 28, 2019

Hi TMQG Members,

Remember to sign up for our Dresden Neighborhood half-day workshop with Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams on Wednesday, May 29th from 9:30 am - 2 pm. During this class, you'll learn how to make Kim's unique block and pick up some tips and tricks along the way. You can learn more about Kim's work at her website, https://kimlapacek.com/ and sign up on the TMQG blog. 

Curious about what the Dresden Neighborhood looks like? Check out the attached pictures (courtesy of Kim) for inspiration and examples of the many creative possibilities! Rumor has it some members may be creating spooky Halloween neighborhood quilts... what a hoot!

We hope to see you there!


Workshop Supply List
Fabric Requirements:
Background: minimum 24.5" square (could be pieced or not) - should contrast with the fabric scraps you choose for your houses.
Center circle: two 5” squares
Houses: 20 fabrics 4” x 9”scraps/
multiple fabrics (the more the better)
Roofs and doors: blacks/browns/grays (or whatever color your heart desires)
          20 pieces 2.5” x 4.5”
          20 pieces 1” x 3”
Windows: whites/creams (or whatever color your heart desires)
          20 pieces 1.5” x 2.5”
Batting: minimum 26" square
Backing: minimum 27" square

 Other Special Tools:
Heat N Bond Lite: 1/2 yard
Heat N Bond Ultrahold: 1/4 yard
Dresden Plate Ruler
Pen to draw on Heat N Bond
Scissors (cutting fused fabric)
Working Sewing Machine - recommend being able to straight stitch, blanket stitch and free motion quilt
Rotary Cutter
6.5" square ruler ... or similar size
Stick Pins
thread and full bobbin – maybe a few colors of thread for fancy stitching

10" Diameter rotating cutting mat (or larger but not too large so it fits in your sewing area)
Basting Pins - one can baste the quilt before adding the roofs, windows, and doors to the neighborhood.  This will allow for less quilting needed later but makes it a bit bulkier to work.  100% up to the quilter.  

April 19, 2019

March meeting minutes and April meeting reminder

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the TMQG hosted Elizabeth Morgan, of Village Fabrics, to demonstrate rug hooking.  She is a very prolific and talented artisan and is qualified to instruct several patterns.  She is knowledgeable in wool dying in addition to the techniques necessary to make the rugs.  She brought in several examples of her work.

Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing your talents with us!

Our next meeting is next Tuesday, April, 23.  First of all, please remember Senior Services when you are out shopping this weekend.  This month we are gathering shampoo and conditioner for our neighbors, including the "dry" or spray shampoo.

If you are participating in the Mug Rug swap with the Central Ohio MQG, please bring your completed mug rug to the April meeting.  Just the rugs, please; no extra goodies.

For the April meeting will have a technique round-table.  Our members will demonstrate portable projects that can be taken in a vehicle to your favorite vacation destination.  

On Tuesday, May 28, we will be hosting Kim Lapacek, of Persimon Dreams.  The meeting will have a $5 door charge to help cover her travel costs.  On Wednesday morning (May 29),  Kim will do her Dresden Neighborhood workshop.  The cost of the workshop is $55 for members and $65 for non-members.  Here is a link to sign up,