Saturday, April 30, 2011

1st Official Swap!!!!!!!!!!!

The first Official/or not so much ('cause that's the kinda' gals we are!!!!!) Richmond Modern Quilt Guild Swap
and the crowd roars, YIIIIIIPPPPPPEEEEEE!!!!!!!
So, for our very first swap, I wanted to kinda' ease into the whole thing and decided that Post Cards would fill the bill nicely and the rules (remember, we have NONE!) are uber simple so won't everyone get their creative feet wet and start our swaps on a high note and simply come and play along?????? Dimensions - 4" x 6", quantity - 6 would be simply lovely, techniques - any and all, mediums - any and all as well and I DO MEAN any, whether it be paper, fiber, metal, dimensional, transparent, hey, hows' 'bout fabric???? WOO-HOO bigtime, EVERYTHING and ALL THINGS are welcome, please prepare whatever you wish to share with the group and let's blow a few brain cells, otay???? Bring them with you to the June meeting in a plain brown wrapper, tutu funny, with your name on the parcel and I will collect and then redistribute them at the July meeting, how's that????? I will also get some samples to Cheryl to post on the blog and bring some in May just for a looks-see and please feel free to bring along some of your own for everyone to enjoy. I for one am super-duper excited and can't wait to have six treasured bits from my newest and most MOD pals, perhaps in the future we could work this concept into an auction, silent or not to help raise funds once we get an incredibly super instructor in our sights or to even help offset a simply fab road trip, oh my gawsh, the possibilities are endless.................. Can't wait to see you all in May,

your ever lovin' Pres., Catherine Etter

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Our first swap

Hey everyone! If you weren't able to come to the first meeting, or just needed a refresher on what we plan to do, here's some information about our first upcoming swap.

First, if you're unsure of how to make a fabric postcard, look here. The idea is to basically make a small, stiff quilt that could feasibly be mailed. One side would have the design, while the other has space for an address. Fast2fuse, Timtex, or Peltex are common materials that will add stiffness. Other than that, the sky is the limit! You can piece, applique, quilt, bead, add embellishments, paper, metal, anything you want. They can be simple or complex.

You should plan to make at least six postcards measuring 4 x 6 inches and have them ready by the June meeting. One way to make postcards quickly is to make a larger quilt sandwich and then cut it up into your 4 x 6 pieces. Catherine will gather them at the June meeting and then redistribute them in July.

Catherine will bring samples to the May meeting and I'll post some photos here on the blog soon. If you have some existing fabric postcards, bring them to the May meeting and we'll show them off to get the creative juices flowing!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Photos from our first meeting...

Here are a few photos from our first meeting! Please send any additional ones to the guild web address and I'll post them!
I haven't forgotten about our upcoming challenge. More info on that to come!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Great meeting!

The meeting Friday night was so much fun! It was great seeing so many people (nearly 50!) and sharing some ideas. If you took photos and don't mind them being posted, please send them to the email address (richmondmqg {at} I'll post them here!

I'll post more information about our first swap in a day or two after we get something succinct written up.

If you want to become a member and didn't get a chance to sign up on Friday, please let me know and I'll email you a membership form. You can mail payment to our PO Box.

If you didn't make it to the first meeting, be sure to attend our next one, which will be Friday, May 20th.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Getting excited!

I hope you're as excited as we are about our first Richmond Modern Quilt Guild meeting that's going to happen tomorrow night (April 15th) at Quilter's Corner in Midlothian, VA! If you're not sure how to get there, QC is located in Sycamore Square on Midlothian Turnpike. It's about 2 miles east of 288 and about 3 miles west of Chesterfield Towne Center Mall. Click here for a map.

This meeting is open to the public. We'll discuss membership during this meeting and I'm super excited about Catherine Etter's beading demo!

Be sure to bring show and tell and invite your quilting and sewing friends! All are welcome!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Our first meeting!

The first meeting of the Richmond Modern Quilt Guild is scheduled! We'll be meeting at Quilter's Corner in the Sycamore Square shopping center in Midlothian. We'll start at 6:00 and we will have refreshments available. This meeting is free, so bring your friends and show and tell! We'll have some great door prizes and Cathy Etter will be on hand to give a fabulous beading demo to get your inspirational juices flowing!

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Welcome to The Richmond Modern Quilt Guild! Our first meeting will be Friday, April 15 from 6:00 until 8:30 at Quilter's Corner in Midlothian, Virginia! Subsequent meetings will be every third Friday.

More information on how to become a charter member will be posted soon!