Friday, May 20, 2016

Meeting Recap (May 14th, 2016)

This past Saturday's meeting was jam-packed and we want to ensure that you didn't miss a thing, so check out the recap below.


  • Going forward, Monica, our VP will be announcing events going on around town related to quilting, sewing, crafting and the Arts.  If there is something happening that you would like your fellow members to know about, please be sure to send her an email or seek her out before the meeting.
  • Member, Dottie Vaughn, is leading our guild's QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge, and this month several members signed up to be a part of this group; which will design and create a quilt to hang at QuiltCon East next year. 
  • Dottie also presented an excellent program all about needles, including what those numbers mean on the packaging, why you really (yes, really) should change your needle, and several other educational things. Did you see the prop she brought with her? 




  • Jessica, our Secretary, led the group through the survey results, what we are changing, what we need help with, etc. This was quickly followed up with an overwhelming response from our membership; which resulted in two new committees being spontaneously created (Education & Quilt Show).  Several members signed up to present programs in the coming months and year. Thank You!!!!
  • This month's Member Trunk Show featured the works of Silvia Sutters, whose quilt journey is still relatively new; but definitely one to follow.  Please be sure you check her out on Instagram @astrangerview
  • Our first SewMeSTL retreat room raffle was won by Patti B.  Congrats!  
  • If you are participating in the #i70swap, your item is due at July's meeting...so don't worry, you didn't miss the due date.

Here are some things you might want to know about:

  • Are you going to QuiltCon East next February in Savannah, GA?  Interested to learn more?Check out the links below for the event itself as well as an application to be a Super Volunteer.

  • Quilt Market, the quilting industry trade show is happening right now in Salt Lake City.  Want to get a sneak peek of the fabrics, patterns and notions that could be showing up at your favorite quilt shops. Check out the Instagram hashtag #quiltmarket

Remember we don't have a meeting next month (June) due to room at The Heights; but we hope to see your smiling faces during our STL ShopHop on Saturday, June 11th.  Details to come.  Until then, please be sure to connect with us on social media.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Meeting #64 - May 14th, 2016

Hello Modern Quilters,

Before we know it the pools will be opening, children will be out of school and we will be deep into Summer. Let us spend some time together before all of the craziness starts. We hope to see you at our meeting this Saturday. 

Date: May 14th, 2016
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

*Childcare available, please see info here*

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Agenda:

-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News

-QuiltCon Group Quilt Announcement & SignUp
-All About Needles presented by Dottie 
-Survey Results & Discussion (What's New, Did You Know)
-Member Trunk Show = Showcasing the talents of Silvia Sutters
---Break---
-Activity Sign-Ups (Lots of ways for you to get involved)
-Event News
   :: Quarterly Sew-Ins
   :: June ShopHop
   :: SewMeSTL
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

 
-------------------------- FYI ------------------------------

:: Don't forget, this month's raffle is for a room at SewMeSTL; which is October 8th-9th.

:: Let's see what fun modern quilty/sewing related things you have been working on, what fun fabrics you have purchased recently, and what books you are excited to dive into.  

:: Interested in starting a project; but unsure what to make.  Come and take a look at our Quilting Library, donated by Lucky Spool with recent additions by Casey and Kristy.  Members can check out one book a month, with the understanding that it will be returned the following month.

:: For those participating in the i70 Swap, your items are not due until July, so no need to rush to finish them for May.

:: Remember the Freebie Table  rules have changed. Whatever you bring that is left over at the end of the meeting, you must take back with you, or dispose of accordingly (throw it out, donate to Goodwill, etc).



See You Saturday!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

2016 Charitable Project

STLMQG Cares / The St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild

The Charity Committee collaborated to create this year's 2016 charity project; which we are happy to share with you today if you missed the announcement at April's meeting.


Weighted Lap Pads 
for the sensory friendly children in the St. Louis area


Please find below a link to the Information/Direction Packet; which provides you with everything you need to know to assist you with making one or more weighted lap pads. 




We look forward to seeing what you create and hope that you will share snapshots on social media, being sure to use the hashtag #stlmqg so we can see what you have created. 

The Charity Committee will be collecting the lap pads in the coming months; with the final due date being our August meeting, 8/13.

Thanks for sharing your talents with our St. Louis community.

 


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Meeting Recap (April 9th, 2016)

Thank you to the members and guests who attended April's guild meeting, read on to see what you may have missed and or need to check out.


  • For those that are participating, how is your Sashing Stash Challenge coming along?  Did you know the due date has been extended to May 31st?

  • Casey from the Member's Swap/Challenge Committee handed out everyone's blocks for the I-70 swap and we did a quick reveal to see the variety of blocks which participants are working with, remember your finished project is due at the July meeting.  Check out the hashtag #i70swap to see what everyone is working on.

  • A big thank you to Marianne Belcke, for presenting this month's trunk show. 

  • Our members announced several Wins! this month, and we encourage you to share yours with us next month.  Did you finish a quilt, have a pattern published, receive an invitation to teach, or finally cleaned your studio...all of those are good things to share.

  • Jessica, our guild's Secretary, talked briefly about our Sew-Ins at Janie Lou; which is a great opportunity to get together with a smaller group.  The upcoming dates are May 7th, August 20th and November 5th.

We uploaded photos of most of the Show & Tell items to our Instagram page (@stlmqg), if you missed the meeting and would like some inspiration, head on over there to check it out.

Looking for inspiration of a different kind, the Missouri History Museum has an exhibit running which is titled Little Black Dress
Missouri History Museum // Little Black Dress exhibit
The Charity Committee announced this year's project; which is to make weighted lap pads for the sensory friendly kids in our area.  We will be sharing a separate blog posts on this; with instructions and everything you need to know to participate. 

Finally, in preparation for our annual in-town retreat, SewMeSTL, which is happening October 8th and 9th, we are looking for workshop instructors.  Are you interested in sharing your talents with our guild, please click on the following link where you will be taken to the application.  


We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on Saturday, May 14th. Until then, visit us on social media.



Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Meeting #63 - April 9th, 2016

Hello Modern Quilters,

Spring is in the air, so let's spend some time together indoors...haha! We hope to see you at our meeting this Saturday. 

Date: April 9th, 2016
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

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Agenda:

-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News

-I70 Swap with Kansas City Continues (Blocks distributed)
-Charity Committee Announcement
-Member Trunk Show = Showcasing the talents of Marianne Belcke
---Break---
-2016 Event Discussion
   :: Quarterly Sew-Ins
   :: Nashville Roadtrip Update
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

 
-------------------------- FYI ------------------------------

:: Let's see what fun modern quilty things you have been working on. Please limit your Show & Tell to 3 items per member.  Additionally, in an effort to ensure we have time for everyone, please make sure you give us the abbreviated story.  

:: Interested in starting a project; but unsure what to make.  Come and take a look at our Quilting Library, donated by Lucky Spool.  Members can check out one book a month, with the understanding that it will be returned the following month.

:: Remember the Freebie Table  rules have changed. Whatever you bring that is left over at the end of the meeting, you must take back with you, or dispose of accordingly (throw it out, donate to Goodwill, etc).


See You Saturday!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Meeting Recap (March 12th, 2016)

Thank you to everyone who attended March's guild meeting, you certainly helped make it an exciting one.  Read on to see what you may have missed and or need to check out.


  • Casey collected everyone's blocks for the I-70 swap and it sounds like we have the perfect number of participants.  If you took a photo of your block; but haven't uploaded it yet to Instagram, be sure to use the hashtags #i70swap and #stlmqg
  • Thank you to Dottie, Casey, Becca and Silvia for giving us a recap of their experiences at QuiltCon 2016; which was held in Pasadena a few weeks ago.  One of them mentioned the article that was in the L.A. Times; which we have included a link to here if you would like to read it. Interested in attending the next QuiltCon, it will be in Savannah, GA next year.  Visit this link to learn more.
  • Another big thank you to Mary Claire, for presenting this month's trunk show.  If you are unfamiliar with her work, or would like to see more, be sure to follow her on Instagram (@splendorfalls).
  • Finally the day's big event was Quilting Trivia; which made for some entertainment as well as education. It is surprising the random bits of knowledge we all collect and store away for times such as these.  
We have uploaded on our guild's Instagram page (@stlmqg) most of the quilts and items shown during this month's Show & Tell, please be sure to check it out.  

Here are some upcoming events and or opportunities you might be interested in.

  • Bits & Pieces Quilt Guild is hosting their bi-annual Quilt Show at Queeny Park this coming weekend 3/19 - 3/20.  Admission is $7 and is good for both days.  Please visit their website to learn more...Fanfare of Quilts 2016.
  • Have you heard the call for quilts by the Ontario Museum of History & Art.  They are holding a show 12/1 - 1/22 in Ontario, California and are looking for quilts to be juried into the show. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the links below.

Jessica, our guild's Secretary will be sending out two emails Sunday evening to all dues-paying members. Please be sure that you read them and respond where needed, as they will help us to gather information for our June Roadtrip to Nashville, and our upcoming Quarterly Sew-In.


See you in April; but keep the conversation going on Facebook and IG.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Meeting #63 - March 12th, 2016

Hello Modern Quilters,

This weekend's forecast is predicting lots of rain, so how about we spend some time together indoors. We have lots of things to see and do, so we hope to see you there. 

Date: March 12th, 2016
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

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Agenda:

-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News

-I70 Swap with Kansas City Begins (Blocks Due-See Rules Here)
-QuiltCon 2016 Recap
-Member Trunk Show = Showcasing the talents of Mary Claire Goodwin
-Quilting Trivia
---Break---
-2016 Calendar Announcements
   :: Quarterly Sew-Ins
   :: Nashville Roadtrip Update
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

 
-------------------------- FYI ------------------------------

::  It is not too late to participate in the I-70 Swap with Kansas City.  Your block is due at our meeting which means you still have a couple of days to get one made.  Don't forget to sign-up and also bring your filled out Block Form.  All the directions and forms can be found on this previous post [I-70 Swap with KCMQG].

:: This month's group activity will test your Quilting Knowledge on things such as Popular Modern Fabric Collections, Quilt Blocks, Industry Logos, Notions and a Kona Cotton Color Challenge.  Come prepared to have some fun and likely lots of laughs.

:: Let's see what fun modern quilty things you have been working on. Please limit your Show & Tell to 3 items per member.  Additionally, in an effort to ensure we have time for everyone, please make sure you give us the abbreviated story.  

:: Interested in starting a project; but unsure what to make.  Come and take a look at our Quilting Library, donated by Lucky Spool.  Members can check out one book a month, with the understanding that it will be returned the following month.

:: Remember the Freebie Table  rules have changed. Whatever you bring that is left over at the end of the meeting, you must take back with you, or dispose of accordingly (throw it out, donate to Goodwill, etc).


See You Saturday!!!