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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Kathryn Koch-Fellbaum
Limited Member
Female
About Me
I've been quilting for a while and am interested in the fresh approach to modern quilting.I especially like the focus on design that modern quilting relies on.
When did you begin your first quilt?

1995

When I'm not quilting, I like to:
Hike,read mysteries and knit
Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

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

Longarm quilting and appliqye

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?
Inspiration in making modern quilts by like minded quilters.
I post pictures of my quilts at:

http://Dancing Sky Quilting

When is your birthday? (month and date)

March, 31


Sarah
Limited Member
Female

Sewyoubymandy
Limited Member
Female
39 years old
About Me
I have been a seamstress for many years but just started quilting about 2 years ago
When did you begin your first quilt?

July 2014

When I'm not quilting, I like to:
Sew, heat transfer vinyl decals and embroidery
Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Quilt Books
  • Friends
My quilting expertise is:

Beginner

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

June 19


SaraZ
Limited Member
Female
About Me

I post pictures of my quilts at:

Tiny Pines

Adventure Block Swap Details (if participating)

Maverick Stars (aka Wonky Stars)

SEE 'EM HERE:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinypines/sets/72157637245764235/

I’d like a “maverick star” (or “wonky star”) block, with a colorful star on a solid-ish BLACK background. Size variations welcome!

Vary the COLOR of the star itself as much or as little as you like. Color/s and fabrics for the STAR POINTS and CENTER square are all up to you. Whatever strikes your fancy. Get rid of those scraps. Make that wonky star all in one fabric or from bits of many fabrics. Piece the center square or not. In other words, you are free to be as maverick or un-maverick as suits you for the star and center. If you don’t want to be “wonky” at all, then go for the un-maverick traditional block called SAWTOOTH STAR.

Please make the star block with a COLORFUL STAR and with BACKGROUND fabric all of the same BLACK (yep, black) for the whole block. If you simply don’t have solid(ish) black fabric lying around let me know and I’ll happily send you background fabric.

Feel free to vary the SIZE of the final block by changing the size of the squares you use to construct the block. So, 4.5 inch starting squares = 12.5 inch block (12 inch finished). 3.5 inch starting squares = 9.5 inch block (9 inch finished). 3 inch starting squares = 8 inch block (7.5 inch finished). 2.5 inch starting squares = 6.5 inch block (6 inch finished). 2 inch starting squares = 5 inch block (4.5 inch finished). Etc, etc. Free to go BIG and make me a big ol’ block even larger than 12 inches finished or go really TINY if you enjoy miniature piecing. I’ll take anything from the smallest little mini star you can manage to piece up to a ginormous finished block, or anything in between. Really, any finished size block will be great. I will welcome the variety!

I don’t care if you square up your block or leave it for me to square the finished block myself.

Need a tutorial for wonky star blocks?

Here is a pretty clear photo-by-photo tutorial for a 12.5 inch wonky star block, with measurements and such for those who prefer more precision in their instructions:

http/thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com/2009/02/wonky-star-tutorial.html.

Or if you're a seat-of-the-pants kind of sewist, here is a tutorial more on the use-your-crumbs-and-wing-it end of the spectrum:

http/quiltville.com/maverickstars.shtml

(Note that unlike the scrappy backgrounds in the 2nd linked example, I’d prefer the background squares all in the same solid/tone-on-tone BLACK, please.)


Cornelia
Member
Female
60 years old
Adventure Block Swap Details (if participating)
121/2 inch block. Any kind of house, traditional, wonky ???? Sky colorish for background. Any color for house. ( love Kaffe Fassett , crazy colors)

Mari
Member
Female
57 years old

Kimberly
Limited Member
Female
About Me

My name is Kimberly and I am wife and mother of two.  Christmas of 2013 I received my sewing machine and by the end of January of 2014, I was hooked into quilting.  I asked for a sewing machine from my indulgent mother-in-law, and discovered my passion for quilting almost by accident.  I wanted to use my machine and not simply set it aside, so I looked online for simple sewing projects and discovered a lap rag quilt that I put together so easily and quickly that I made another one right after.  I was in heaven and loving every second of it!  Since then I've made multiple quilts and crafts projects and I'm currently working on several quilts at the same time!  


When did you begin your first quilt?

January 2014

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Write.  My other passion is writing, science fiction/fantasy to be precise.  I also love spending time with my darling daughters and awesome husband, watching movies, playing games or going on walks together.

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

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

Beginner

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

I hope to meet new people and learn new quilting methods...and enjoy the eye candy of other peoples' work!

When is your birthday? (month and date)

March 1


Sydney Risley
Limited Member
Female

Sew Lady
Limited Member
Female
About Me

Retired in 2011.  Moved to CO from WA state in 2015.


When did you begin your first quilt?

1998

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Travel and spend time with family.

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

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

Advanced Beginner

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

Like to collaborate and learn new techniques and looking for comeraderie.

When is your birthday? (month and date)

June 15


ShariLeigh
Limited Member
Female
35 years old
About Me

My husband is deploying in the next week, we have four girls 13,9,8,and 4 along with me turning 30 in April....so what did i do? BUY A SEWING MACHINE lol I am ready to pick up a new hobby and learn a craft. I am starting from knowing very little so very excited! We have been in Colorado for 2 years but originally from good ol Minnesota. I also am a cosmetologist and baker! 


My quilting expertise is:

beginner

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

Meeting new friends and learning TONS!

When is your birthday? (month and date)

April 13


Dorothy Kielty
Limited Member
Female
71 years old
When did you begin your first quilt?

1968

When I'm not quilting, I like to:
Read, paper craft, play with my grandkids
Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Fabric
  • Blogs
  • Friends
What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?
Meet creative talented people who will inspire me
When is your birthday? (month and date)

July 29th


Jamie
Limited Member
Female
26 years old
When did you begin your first quilt?

2/22/2016

When I'm not quilting, I like to:
Read, watch tv, exercise

Aunt Marti
Member
Female
64 years old
About Me

I'm a retired University administrator and mother of two grown boys.  I started quilting in 1976, during the Bicentennial-inspired quilting resurgence.  My first quilt was Eleanor Burn's log cabin -- we didn't have rotary cutters and rulers then, we "nipped" the selvedge and tore across the width of the fabric!   I have almost all my quilts professionaly long-arm quilted and give them away as fast as I make them.  In 2011 I made 54 quilts; this year I'm bolgging about my quilts at www.52quiltsin52weeks.blogspot.com


When did you begin your first quilt?

December 1975

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Knit and read.

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Blogs
  • Magazines
My quilting expertise is:

expert

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

I love the bright colors of the new fabrics, and I love seeing what people are making with them.

I blog about my quilting at:

52 Quilts in 52 Weeks

I post pictures of my quilts at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aunt_marti/

When is your birthday? (month and date)

October 18

Adventure Block Swap Details (if participating)

 

I've had my heart set on a a "little red schoolhouse" quilt for ages, but didn't want to ask you all to bother with set-in seams. I finally found a "simplified" version, so this is what I'm asking for. 

Rathern than make all the blocks red and white, how about scrappy -- anything goes, really, anything! a la "Kinda Quilty's" Scrap Happy Quilt:

http://kindaquilty.blogspot.com/2014/10/le-challenge-mix.html

Here is the pattern for the simplified version, use this to make the scrappy block:

http://www.azpatch.com/bom/bom2002/04apr02/bom02apr.htm


 

 


Amy Gibson
Limited Member
Female
About Me

I'm a stay-at-home quilter with 2 lovable toddlers, I love to quilt & blog, and I work & teach a part time at Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver. Learned to sew from my mamma in 4-H around 7 or 8yo, and quickly learned to make quilts when I joined a charity quilting group in 6th grade. Turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life! I've been quilting ever since, and my passion and creativity have exploded even more now that blogs and the entire online quilting industry has emerged.


When did you begin your first quilt?

Maybe 1990?

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Sew garments, decorate my home, garden, crochet, blog, cook, spend timew with my hubby and 2 daughters, drink good coffee, eat thin-crust pizza!

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

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

Modernized vintage quilts, improve piecing, some free motion techniques, applique

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

I hope to connect with enthusiastic modern quilters in my community in order to build friendships, and exchange ideas, inspiration, and encouragement.

I blog about my quilting at:

Stitchery Dickory Dock

I post pictures of my quilts at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stitcherydickorydock/

When is your birthday? (month and date)

April 6


mhattick
Limited Member
Female
67 years old
About Me

I have been sewing since high school and started quilting not long after that. I am drawn to the clear colors and high contrast of many modern quilts.


When did you begin your first quilt?

1977

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Read, sew clothes, travel.

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

  • Flickr!
  • Blogs
My quilting expertise is:

intermediate to advanced

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

Inspiration, sharing my quilts and ideas with others.

I blog about my quilting at:

Mary's Quilting Notes

When is your birthday? (month and date)

June 6


Jacs
Limited Member
Female
60 years old
When did you begin your first quilt?

1987

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

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

beginner/ intermediate

What do you hope to gain by joining the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild?
Color challenge
When is your birthday? (month and date)

01/21


bakonkle
Member
Female
40 years old
About Me

My name is Barbara Konkle and I am very new to Monument, Co. I started sewing in May of 2011 and I am in love! I am wanting to take up quilting and recieved my first pattern for Christmas and hoping to jump in very soon! 


When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Hang out with my sweet family.  We are taking up hiking, and just looking at beautiful Colorado. I love to shop, read, and relax and just watch some TV with my sweet husband. We just visited a great church in Monument and hope to continue going there! I have a little boy that is almost two! They grow so fast! 

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

Blogs

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

Friends and knowledge about quilting! In Texas I did not have friends that were into sewing so this is going to be exciting! 

When is your birthday? (month and date)

06/05


Laurie Matthews
Member
Female
About Me

I am a formal social worker originally from New Hampshire.  I married my husband in 2006 and we recently moved to Springs for a job with the Air Force (civilian-we're here to stay).  We have two young children- Gregory - age 4 and Charlotte age 2.


When did you begin your first quilt?

Ages ago, when I was in high school.

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Read, walk, and bake.

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

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

intermediate

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

Meet like-minded people and have fun.

I blog about my quilting at:

Dresden Lane

I post pictures of my quilts at:

dodgebutterfly

When is your birthday? (month and date)

July 15


Sheila
Limited Member
Female
54 years old
About Me

Recently opened a fabric/quilt shop in Palmer Lake, CO as my retirement project.  Single, no kids, all the time in the world to devote to the store and becoming a better quilter. 


When did you begin your first quilt?

18

When I'm not quilting, I like to:

Gardening, canning, walking the dog, reading, fishing, horseback riding, general sewing projects.

Where do you find your inspiration for new quilts?

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

novice

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

Getting out of my traditional comfort zone and learning something new - keeping up with new ideas and trends. 

When is your birthday? (month and date)

August 25


Glad 727
Limited Member
Female
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