October Meeting

Those DAM Girls had a nice meeting today in our new location.  We had several new visitors that came out to the meeting. The DAM Girls also participate in our DAM Charity Blocks. These are the blocks that were collect today for September.

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February Guild Meeting Update

Those DAM Girls has a wonderful time at our monthly meeting yesterday. We had 2 new visitors joining us yesterday and one of those visitors became a member.

For those people who are attending QuiltCon, there is a wonderful App to download on your cellphone. This App list up-to-date information regarding classes, lectures and other events that will take place during QuiltCon.

The members of the guild turned in their Charity Quilt Bee Blocks for the month of February. Each month we will have a volunteer to put the quilt together. For this month our President, Vicky will be constructing the quilt. Our wonderful Charity Quilt Bee Chairperson gave us our color inspiration for the month of March. We can’t wait to see what each person comes up with.

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Blocks for out February Charity Quilt Bee

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Upcoming October Events

October 7 – DAM Guild Meeting, 6:30 pm – Guildcrafters Quilt Shop – 2600 12 Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072 (248) 541-8545

Don’t forget your Secret Sister!!  Don’t forget about your charity quilt!!

October 19 – DAM Sew-along at Guildcrafters Quilt Shop – 11 am – 4 pm.  Please respond on our Facebook page.  A minimum of 4 must sign up by Friday, October 17, by 12 noon, or the event will be cancelled.

October 31 – November 2 – 2014 Celebrate SUE/DAM Witches Brew Retreat!!!  We still have one slot available!!

That DAM Quiltalong: Additional Info for Block 2

Some of the cutting instructions were inadvertently omitted for the Block 2 – here they are!!

Rosebud Block 8-1/2″

Rosebud (#1273 in BlockBase) was given that name by the Ladies’ Art Company about 1900.

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Cutting an 8″ Finished Block
A Cut 4 dark squares and 6 light squares 2-1/8″. Cut each in half diagonally.
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You need 8 dark triangles and 13 light triangles.
B Cut 2 dark squares 4-7/8″. Cut each in half diagonally.
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You need 4 triangles.
C Cut 2 pink or red  squares 3-5/8″. Cut each in half diagonally.
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You need 4 triangles.
Pair triangles A to make 8 squares like this:
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Make 4 strips like this:
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Add triangle C to make 4 larger triangles like this:
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Add triangle B to make 4 squares like this:
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Rotate the squares to make a 4-Patch like this:
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This is That DAM Quilt Along!

Welcome to That DAM Quilt Along! sponsored by the Detroit Area Modern Quilt Guild (DAMQG). This one’s for you, so make it wild and funky, or crisp and graphic, or light and sweet. At the end of this year, we’ll each have our own unique quilt with lots of fun and creativity along the way.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Each month Marie will present two blocks of different sizes and patterns. The blocks will have a tutorial along with Marie’s tips for any tricky parts. She’ll bring sample blocks to our guild meeting, and post pictures and links on our blog.
  • We’ll do this for 12 months, so you’ll end up with 24 blocks. But feel free to make more of ones you love in different colors and sizes. When we’re done, we’ll have a workshop to arrange our blocks and add any fillers to make your quilt top. Marie will provide sample layout designs, or you can create your own.
  • #1 RULE: This is FUN, so don’t STRESS if you get behind! We all have crazy-busy months, and let’s face it, we’ve all started projects and then lost interest … it happens. You may end up with a table runner or a king-sized masterpiece. Do what you want … This is Your Own That DAM Quilt Along ← #1 RULE.

Fabric Requirements: Sorry, but we don’t know yet. Poor Marie has only had 4 days to plan a whole year of blocks and create a final design layout. She’s amazing, but even Wonder Woman needs a few minutes to zip up her bustier and snap on those magic wristbands. We’ll update this post with the total amount of fabric needed as soon as it’s ready. Until then, if you want your December blocks to have some of the same fabric as your February blocks, then start with a nice sized stack or a few larger pieces, especially if you want the same background. This is your quilt, so use fabric you love.

Show us your blocks! Bring them to the next guild meeting, and post them to our Flickr group and Instagram hashtag #ThatDAMQuiltAlong.

Questions? Send us an email through the Google group or post it on our Flickr discussion.

WELCOME!!

Welcome to The Detroit Area Modern Quilt Guild, a group of passionate quilters with a modern twist.  DAMQG is excited to announce that we have recently joined the National Modern Quilt Guild, and we want to invite you to join us at our next monthly guild meeting.  We meet at the Guildcrafters Quilt Shop in Berkley, Michigan at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted on our calendar.  Our next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, November 5, 2013.  Our meetings consist of new and old business, up-coming ideas, Show-n-Tell and Round Robin exchanges in a friendly and informal setting.