Front Range Modern Quilt Guild

We're quilting along the Colorado Front Range, breaking all the rules.

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From Loveland to Canon City. From Buena Vista to Limon. And everywhere in between! We are SO glad you are with us! Modern quilting is so much fun, and it is only made better by the presence of like-minded quilters.

 

The forum discussions are only open to dues-paying members. Please contact Margie Jones or Janis Williams to join the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild, or email [email protected]

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Karen
Limited Member
Female
About Me

When did you begin your first quilt?

1977

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Paint, embroidery, bead work, knit,  read and watch movies

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Fabric
  • Quilt Books
  • Magazines
My quilting expertise is:

Diverse

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?

New friends as I'm new to the area and sharing in quilting ideas and friendship. Remain connected to guest speaker and continue my growth.

When is your birthday? (month and date)

October 3


Singpaw
Limited Member
Female
71 years old
About Me


Jamie Horikawa
Limited Member
Female

audreypawdrey
Member
Female
About Me

Hi!  My name is Audrey, and I moved to Littleton, Colorado in 2004; I am originally from Alabama, and I am a huge Auburn fan!  War Eagle!


I started sewing my first quilt in 2003 which was a yo-yo quilt that is still not finished.  I have made around 3,000 yo-yos and am in the middle of sewing it all together.  . I really wanted to make a quilt, but I didn't have a machine so went with handsewing.  My mom then gave me her old Kenmore and I started experimenting with it.  I really started sewing quilts back in the fall of 2007 when I made my mom a rag quilt for Christmas.  I then found flickr, quilting blogs,  and modern fabrics and haven't looked back since! 


I have participated in many swaps online, and it was a fun way to meet new people and discover new fabrics.  They really made me grow as a quilter as well.


I have a one year old daughter who has many quilts already.  I then started sewing clothes for her this past year and I am learning how to sew clothes for me.  I don't have as much time as I used to, so most of my sewing is done at night after my daughter goes to bed and on the weekends.


I am so excited about meeting some new quilting friends!


When did you begin your first quilt?

2003

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Read, draw, and go for walks!

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Flickr!
  • Fabric
  • Blogs
My quilting expertise is:

Adv. Beginner/Intermediate

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?

I hope to meet new friends who share a love of quilting.  I also hope to learn some new techniques and find new inspiration.

I blog about my quilting at:

audreypawdrey

I post pictures of my quilts at:

audreypawdrey flickr

When is your birthday? (month and date)

04/01


charmae
Member
Female

Kari Vojtechovsky
Member
Female
About Me

Quilting struck a chord with me many years ago. I think there is something about creating works of beauty, and often times function, out of cloth. I especially enjoy the juxtaposition of different colors and patterns and the way they play off of each other. My favorite part of the process is planning the quilt and design (and of course, collecting the necessary fabric). Truthfully, I have a lot of fun just collecting fabric.


When did you begin your first quilt?

2002

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

hang out with my husband and kids, get together with friends, be a graphic designer, get outdoors, travel, shop (especially for new fabric), cook/bake, read quilting blogs and magazines, read the news, peruse pinterest

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Flickr!
  • Fabric
  • Blogs
  • Friends
  • Quilt Books
  • Magazines
My quilting expertise is:

intermediate

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?

Meeting great people who enjoy quilting as much as I do is priceless!

I blog about my quilting at:

http://www.craft-happy.blogspot.com

Adventure Block Swap Details (if participating)

Make a 14 1/2'' liberated log cabin (or it is also called an improv log cabin or wonky log cabin) out of navy, indigo, cobalt, periwinkle, slate blue, gray, cream, natural linen or natural unbleached cotton. Even though these are fairly traditional colors, please use modern prints and solids. In particular I like a lot of the ones from Cotton and Steel (http://www.cottonandsteelfabrics.com/catalog/fabric/collection/37/) but you certainly don't need to use those specific fabrics.

Go crazy and make it your own with the strips and color placement. Piece some of the slabs, use some skinny strips, use fat strips, start with a rectangle or square, whatever you want. I don't want all of the blocks to look the same.

Here is a pinterest board for they type of block I'd like:

https://www.pinterest.com/kari_crafthappy/liberated-log-cabin/


Wendybz
Member
Female
61 years old
About Me

Fairly new to the Denver area and am excited about all the quilt happenings here!  I have been quilting for over 20 years and sewing since I can remember!  I have worked and taught classes in a few quilt stores and also own a Gammill longarm machine.  Everything that is happening in the Colorado area is new, exciting and inspirational to me!


When did you begin your first quilt?

In 1991

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Take care of family, cook and yoga!

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Fabric
  • Blogs
  • Quilt Books
  • Magazines
My quilting expertise is:

Intermediate

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?

Hoping to make some new friends with the same interests as myself!


Cheri Stanley
Member
Female
About Me

I've been sewing since middle school. I've stitched many garments including prom and wedding dresses for myself and daughter, my son's baby clothes, home dec projects, and then quilting after I finished my Masters' Degree in Integrating the Arts in Education. I'm also a long time crafter that has tried many different types of projects.  I've recently decided I need to control the crafting and stick to sewing, machine embroidering, serging, quilting, card making, and the occasional crochet or knit project.  I am immensely interested in designing more of my own quilts.  I enjoy taking classes to learn new techniques, as well as, teach others what I know.


When did you begin your first quilt?

2006

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Digitize designs to embroider on my Bernina.  Spend time teaching children as a substitute teacher (retired from full-time teaching) or tutoring  children in reading and math.:D

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Fabric
  • Friends
  • Quilt Books
  • Magazines
My quilting expertise is:

Picking out colors; piecing

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?

Inspiration from other quilters in order to stretch my imagination and quilt designs.  Modern quilting is new to me. I have designed a quilt and purchased the fabric, but have not had a chance to piece it together. I'm also brewing a quilt using Angela Walters fabrics. They are calling to me!

I'm looking forward to meeting so many other quilters and spending time getting to know them.

When is your birthday? (month and date)

September 25

Adventure Block Swap Details (if participating)

I'd like to start in May 2014.


Andrea
Limited Member
Female
About Me

I am not sure just how I got bitten by the quilting bug. Quilting was not part of my family and I did not have any friends interested in it. However, in 2007 I moved to Parker, CO and as luck would have it, Parker has a wonderful quilt shop, High Prairie Quilts, and I guess I got hooked after just one visit. I decided on making a quilt (without instructions) for a friend and promptly cut off a piece of my left index finger. That taught me to take GREAT care when cutting and that taking a beginner's lesson would be beneficial. Despite the class the rail fence pattern turned into a pinwheel pattern, because I only read parts of the instructions and then assumed the rest. This has left me in a bind on several occasions, but I also learned to improvise to keep my losses in check (I just hate to undo stitches). While I enjoy some traditional patterns I often do not care for the traditional fabric. I am looking forward to a new quilting experience with the modern quilt movement.



When did you begin your first quilt?

2007

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

knit, take photographs, read, cook & eat, travel, being outdoors

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Flickr!
  • Fabric
  • Blogs
  • Friends
  • Magazines
My quilting expertise is:

intermediate

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?

Inspiration

Motivation

Companionship 

Support

Fun

Adventure Block Swap Details (if participating)

With the October swap I will have enough churn dash blocks to make a quilt. Now it is time for a new block:

www.pieceandquilt.com/2011/10/star-quilt-lemoyne-star.html#more

Please note that all pieces ought to measure 3.5" square before sewing them together.

In regard to color:

for the background: a solid dark blue such as navy or a shot cotton like Kaffe Fassett's Wovens in Blue Jean for example

for the star: patterned fabric in lighter blues than the background fabric and lighter greens. Please no solids.

I have added some photos of the color feel I am going for:

http/www.pinterest.com/pin/105905028708048870/  http/www.pinterest.com/pin/149533650097046410/  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/281545414174525214/

Please do let me know if you have any questions in regard tot he pattern and/or color selection. I hope you have fun sewing this block for me.

Thank you ... Andrea



Lourdes
Limited Member
Female
63 years old
About Me
Retired and enjoying all the things I love but didn't have time to do while working.
When did you begin your first quilt?

Working on it now.

When I'm not quilting, I like to:
Hike, scuba dive, read and bake.
My quilting expertise is:

Novice

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?
Learning and friendships with likeminded people.
When is your birthday? (month and date)

April 1


BAC
Limited Member
Female
About Me


Valinda
Member
Female
About Me

When did you begin your first quilt?

2005

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Hike, run, volunteer

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Blogs
  • Friends
  • Quilt Books
  • Magazines
My quilting expertise is:

Intermediate to advanced

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?

New and fresh ideas

When is your birthday? (month and date)

February 13


Karen
Limited Member
Female
63 years old
About Me

When did you begin your first quilt?

2013

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Scrapbook, Read, General Sewing

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Blogs
  • Quilt Books
  • Magazines
My quilting expertise is:

confident beginer

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?

New Ideas, friends.  Learn more about quilting

When is your birthday? (month and date)

2/12


Vicki Becker
Limited Member
Female
About Me

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Quilt Books
  • Friends
  • Magazines
My quilting expertise is:

Intermediate

When is your birthday? (month and date)

November 24


Beccy
Member
Female
About Me

When is your birthday? (month and date)

February 7

Adventure Block Swap Details (if participating)

Star sampler quilt.

12 1/2 inch block, (stars various sizes, not all full block size) ***I have several really large stars and need small stars on the same size block, please)***

star block of your choice (pieced, applique, wonky all okay - please no raw edges if you do applique)

Dark gray, charcoal or black background,

colors for stars- metallics, silver, gold, white, yellow (solids and prints are both great)

I am posting blocks I already have on flickr: beccy5402.  Please make your block different from the other blocks.  Thank you!!!

Junior Membership Recipient

Gavin 


Valerie
Limited Member
Female
58 years old
About Me

I've been intrigued by quilting and sewing since I was a teenager. I love vintage quilts with simple color schemes and repetitive blocks, and am becoming more and more interested in the styles and colors of modern quilts. 


When did you begin your first quilt?

1982

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Read, browse the web, take photos, learn computer software, garden, hike, go on short road trips, camp.

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Flickr!
  • Fabric
  • Blogs
  • Friends
  • Quilt Books
  • Magazines
My quilting expertise is:

advanced

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?

Meet new people, be inspired by fresh & new quilting designs and ideas, and maybe have a little fun while doing the preceding!

When is your birthday? (month and date)

11/30


annieb
Limited Member
Female

Susan VH
Member
Female
About Me

When did you begin your first quilt?

I made my first quilt in 1987 but didn't make another until Jan 2014.

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Spend time with family, play tennis, walk, cook, go to movies, play games, play tricks on people, shop for fabric, have fun!

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Fabric
  • Blogs
  • Quilt Books
  • Magazines
My quilting expertise is:

minimal!

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?

After 25 of living in SW Michigan, we moved to Denver in July 2016 to be closer to family. FRMQG is larger and more active than my guild in Kalamazoo, MI, so I look forward to learning from and being inspired by everyone!

When is your birthday? (month and date)

Feb 20


mari
Limited Member
Female

Demauri
Member
About Me



When I'm not quilting, I like to:


Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Fabric
  • Quilt Books
  • Magazines

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