Sunday, February 17, 2019

Moda Club Group Quilt 2019

Your help is needed!

Rose and I played with the turned in
 blocks for our current group quilt.
This quilt is turning out stunning, but we need at least 8 more blocks to make it square.
If you bring in an additional 2 blocks, we will add your name in for a second chance at a drawing.

If you have misplaced your instructions, just click on this link.  When it loads, scroll to the last page.  Our block this year is
Bonnie Hunter's 2013 Leader Ender block
Split Nine Patch  

Moda Club Reminder

Moda Club Meets this Wednesday,
2/20/19 at 1 p.m.

This month is all about Log Cabin Quilts!

In case you are not on facebook, 
here is a list of links posted leading up to our 
Log Cabin month of February

Video on how to use the Creative Grid 8"
Log Cabin Ruler

(No written pattern, picture for inspiration)





Baby Heart Log Cabin Quilt

Tutorial here.



Hourglass Steps Pillow
Tutorial here.



February is also National Embroidery Month
Pattern link here.

Looking forward to some wonderful 
Show & Tell!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Friendship Groups

Hope you all have been staying warm!
I have been enjoying some 
extra sewing time! 

This week at Ben's:


Monday, 2/11/19 Featherweight Friends meet to sew from 9:30-3 p.m. upstairs at Ben's! Bring your vintage machine and join us for a day of sewing.  Sack lunch encouraged.


Tuesday, 2/12/19 Superior Knitted Knockers

will meet in the Art Gallery, upstairs at Ben's
Knitting from 2-4 p.m. 
Knit elegantly shaped prosthetic for survivors of breast cancer. 
All donations are shared locally!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

In Stitches

Due to the weather conditions, the evening knitting group is cancelled.

Ben's will be open tomorrow, so for those who feel you need to get out of the house, there will be knitting from 1-3p.m.  Use your best judgement about travel conditions.  Your safety is important!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

This Week at Ben's

 In Stitches meets this Thursday,
1/31/19 at 1-3p.m. and again at 5-7p.m.


Our featured sample:  The Hitch Hiker
This pattern is for purchase on line.

Our sample is made with 
Madelinetosh Merino Light, and uses a 
size 3 - 36" circular knitting needle
We have numerous, beautiful colors!
420 yards of a fingering 100% merino wool.

Freebie options:


Looking forward to seeing what's on your hooks and needles!


This Friday, 2/1/19 from 9:30-3 p.m.
With Needle and Thread

Join us in the Art Gallery with any 
current hand sewing project.  
Sack lunch encouraged.

Friday, January 18, 2019

January 2019 Moda Club




 Welcome to Moda Club 2019!
So good to see so many of you!
Be sure to look for Show & Tell on our Facebook Page.
(Like us on Facebook, to continue to see posts)


Our first Quilt of 2019
For the Dinosaur lover in your life, who is not quite a baby anymore.   Lost World, by Pine Tree Quilts. 

 Fabric line:  Lost World by Quilting Treasures
Kits available.  



New Year Resolutions...
We are spending the month of January focusing on organizing and using stash/scraps.   Add a little humor to your sewing room, by using a little stash, to make this cute wall hanging!



Gadget Bags
This Quilt Smart Pattern uses a 10" square to keep your gadgets (phone, ipad, tablet) in place and visible.




Cupcakes are here from Moda!

Demonstration Video can be found HERE.

Pair solid charms with print charm packs for a baby size quilt/wall hanging from just one cupcake recipe!


 Cupcake Mix #2
Linda added one extra yard of fabric to make this sweet quilt.



We talked about scrap organization, especially Lori Holt's method.


Even the smallest scraps are useful!
Fill a suet feeder with all your trimmed strings.  
They will use it in the Spring for building their nest!

Judy shared her note cards with us!





In 2019, look for our "Miniature Minute"


Kathy and Anna Mary, will be challenging us to work on our piecing skills with a small quilt each month.

All mini quilts will come from the above 2 books this year.
Special discount on our Moda Meeting days.  


 This month's mini is from Simple Whatnots, by Kim Diehl
Another great way to use scraps and build your skills!


New in 2019 is With Needle and Thread
Anna Mary and Kathy are hosting this club, 
which meets the first Friday of each month.

  They are featuring this block of the month wool piece.  It has an interchangeable place to put a monthly block.  The pattern includes instructions for both wall hangings.
We had a nice turn out at the first meeting.  People were working on binding quilts, hexi's, applique, embroidery etc.  


Consider joining us on 2/1/19, 9:30-3 p.m. for our next With Needle and Thread Group.  Sack lunch is encouraged.



2019 Group Blocks are being accepted until 2/14/19 

This year's quilt is very scrappy, but please make sure you have a definite light and dark side to your block.  We are looking for 2 blocks from each participant.  Thanks for joining in the fun!


At our February Moda, we will be looking at Log Cabins.
Look for log cabin inspiration on facebook.
Plan to bring something log cabin you have made for Show & Tell.
Of course, we love seeing your most recent completed projects too!
Moda will meet on 2/20/19 @ 1 p.m.










Sunday, January 13, 2019

January Moda Club Reminder

Moda Club meets this Wednesday,
1/16/19 at 1 p.m.

The beginning of the year is usually all about resolutions!

On facebook, this month, we have been linking fabric organization and scrap ideas.   Hope we've inspired you!

Let's see what you have been up to with your scraps and stash!   
Show and tell is always my favorite part of Moda Club.




Group Quilt for 2019

Many of you have already turned in your blocks...looking good ladies.  If you have not yet, please bring your block to Moda this week.   Bonnie Hunter 2013 Leader & Ender Challenge,
 Split 9 Patch - will be our group quilt.  Scroll all the way down for block instructions.  Please turn in 2 blocks.  Make sure you pin your name and phone number to your blocks please.  Your half- square blocks need to be cut larger - 3 3/8", draw your line as usual then square up to 2 1/2 after sewing.   Last date for accepting blocks will be Friday, February 9th.  I would like to have it put together for our February Moda Club Meeting.
This will be our 7th year of making a group quilt.  If you would like to see past year quilts, click HERE and HERE.





Sew Scrappy Sew Date
1/18/19 9:30-2 p.m.

A good way to use up some smaller scraps...
Paper Pieced Tree Wall Hanging.
I will be sew scrapping another one of these.  
More info at Moda Club on fabric requirements,
if you wish to sew along with me.
Not really a fan of paper piecing, just join us with your scrappy project for an afternoon of fun.  Sack lunch recommended.