Sunday, July 19, 2015

Meeting Recap (July 11th, 2015)

First and foremost, WOW...5 years since we started this journey together and we could not be more proud of what our guild has accomplished by way of bringing people together to learn, to make things that challenge us, and most important to build bonds.  So Thank You!!!

Now, if you missed out on any of this month's activities or announcements, check out the recap and associated links below.


  • Carolyn gave us an update on our Charity Project for this year; which you can still participate in.  Check out this post to learn how you can help us support a great local organization. If you are donating a bag, remember they are due at the August meeting.
  • Thank you to all those who have already designed or will be designing a block for our Block Of The Month.  For those of you who are making the blocks as we go along, we love seeing this sampler come together piece by piece.
  • We collected quite a large assortment of siggie blocks which were mailed to the Charleston MQG earlier this past week, as part of the quilt they are putting together for the Emanual AME Church.  You still have time to participate, check out the info here.
  • Hopefully our lively discussion on Starch and Starch-Alternatives was helpful and you walked away with a better understanding of how and why you would use these items.  
  • We hope that the Machine Binding demo went well and for those who are interested in this technique, you can learn more here and here.

Finally, as we gear up for our Fall activities, we know everyone is anxious to sign-up; but we ask that you please be patient with us as we have some last minute things to shore up prior to sending out all of the Info and Sign-Up emails.    

Here are the dates of our events, so you can check your calendar.

  • Elizabeth Hartman (September 12th - 13th)
  • SewMeSTL (October 24th - 25th)

Again, Thanks for Five wonderful years.  We look forward to many, many more.  





Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Meeting #57 - July 11th, 2015

Hello Modern Quilters,

Saturday is a big day for our guild, as we celebrate our 5th anniversary...5 whole years, can you believe it? We have lots to cover, and will be looking for participation, so check out the below agenda.   

Date: July 11th, 2015
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

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Agenda:

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

-5th Anniversary Celebration
-Starch Discussion : Bring your questions and favorite products (Starch, Best Press, Flatter, etc.) as we spread some "starch" love and learn a thing or two about this sewing-room staple
-Machine Binding Demo
-Block of the Month progress
-Charity Project Update
-KC Roadtrip Recap
-Fall Events Communication Schedule
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

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

:: Don't forget to bring your modern Show & Tell projects, new modern fabric you've recently purchased or books you just had to have. Let's keep it to a limit of 3 though, so everyone has a chance to participate.

:: Our Charity Projects are well underway; but there is still time to participate...so check it out [2015 Charitable Projects].  We are hoping to collect 30-40 handmade totes; which are due at our August meeting.

:: We will have solid fabric and permanent pens available for all those who would like to sign a siggie block as part of the Charleston Modern Quilt Guild quilt for the Emanuel AME Church. All of the blocks signed at Saturday's meeting will be mailed off in a group package; but if you would like to participate and won't be at the meeting, you can certainly send one off yourself.  All the details can be found here [Quilt for Mother Emanual].

:: SewMeSTL will be here before you know it, and we are looking for workshop teachers.  If you are a dues-paying member, you received an email on Tuesday 7/7 with an application link. We'd love to have you participate.  


See You Saturday!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June 2015

Hello Modern Quilters,

Just a reminder that we will not have a meeting this month due to scheduling conflicts at The Heights.

In lieu of a meeting, we have planned a guild roadtrip to Sarah's Fabric in Lawrence, KS; which several of you signed up for.

If you are not attending the roadtrip; here are some other things you might want to check out or do.


  • Thinking of going to QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena?  Check out the QuiltCon catalog filled with the schedule of events, classes and presentations.  Two of your fellow guild members (Casey York and Becca Bryan) are even teaching/speaking...how exciting is that!
  • Raid your inbox and find the BOM emails that Kelly has been sending...and start a block or two to show off at next month's meeting
  • Check out the STLMQG Pinterest boards for some inspiration, tutorials, etc.  We are in the process of adding lots of new content, so follow us.
  • Looking to grow your Instagram inspiration?  Don't forget to search hashtags that others use, as it opens up a whole new world of inspiration and people
  • How about a Quilt-Along for the Summer?  If simple lines and designs are your thing, check out the Simplicity Quilt-Along

Members, keep an eye on your inbox as we will be sending out a few emails in the coming weeks regarding several of our events this Fall...it's EXCITING stuff !!!

We look forward to seeing you at our July meeting, where we will be celebrating our guild's 5th anniversary as well as doing some educational demos...more info to come.

See you in July.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Meeting #56 - May 9th, 2015

Hello Modern Quilters,

Come check us out this Saturday, where we hope to inspire you or at the very least make you laugh. 

Date: May 9th, 2015
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

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Agenda:

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

-Demo : The many ways to piece a HST
-Block of the Month progress
-SewIn Saturday Announcement
-Charity Project Update
-KC Roadtrip News (Hotel Info, Itinerary, etc.)
-The MQG News
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

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

:: Don't forget to bring your modern Show & Tell projects, new modern fabric or book purchases, etc.  Let's keep it to a limit of 3 though, so everyone has a chance to participate.


See You Saturday!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Meeting Recap (April 11th, 2015)

We appreciate the fact that you spent your Saturday morning with us, thank you.  Here is a recap of things you might have missed or need to know about.

  • Members brought in the mini fabric bundles they built based off of last month's focal fabric. Thanks to Casey for leading the activity and the other members of the Swap/Challenge committee for hosting such a fun program. 
  • Kelly talked about our guild's BOM (Block of the Month) and how one to two patterns will start appearing in your inbox the first of every month.  She shared Jan's block; the first you will be receiving in a few weeks.  If you missed it, you can check it out on Jan's blog.
  • Jessica recapped this year's charity project [details here] and mentioned that we will have STLMQG Cares labels beginning next month for anyone who would like to use them.
  • We announced several upcoming events and activities you won't want to miss out on.  If you are a dues-paying member be sure to keep an eye on your inbox soon for more in-depth details.

                 :: June 13th-14th = Roadtrip to Sarah's Fabric in Lawrence, KS

                 :: September 12th-13th = Elizabeth Hartman Trunk Show & Workshops

                 :: October 24th-25th = SewMeSTL


Finally, here are some things that you might want to check out.
 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Meeting #55 - April 11th, 2015

Hello Modern Quilters,

We hope to see you this month, where we have many announcements to make regarding several upcoming events and activities. 

Date: April 11th, 2015
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

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Agenda:

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

-Swap/Challenge Committee "Focal Fabric" (Fabric Swap)
-Constructing a Quilt Using Negative Space
-Announcements Galore!
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle


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

:: All those that are participating in the "Focal Fabric" (Fabric Swap) hosted by our very own Member's Swap/Challenge committee, remember that you are to bring your 4 coordinating FQ bundle + the focal fabric to this month's meeting. 

:: Don't forget to bring your modern Show & Tell projects, new modern fabric or book purchases, etc.  Let's keep it to a limit of 3 though, so everyone has a chance to participate.


See You Saturday!!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Meeting Recap (March 14th, 2015)

As always, thank you for spending your Saturday with us.  Here is a recap of what happened in case you could not attend, or you missed something.



  • Several members who attended QuiltCon shared their experiences with us...what they saw, what they loved, what they bought, etc.  If you were inspired by what you heard, and would like more information about upcoming conferences, be sure to visit the QuiltCon 2016 and 2017 pages. It's never too early to book your room.
  • Julie from the Charity Committee announced our projects for this year; which can be found on our Charitable Activities page.  If you are a dues-paying member be sure to check your email later today for more detailed information.
  • Casey from the Swap/Challenge Committee led the "Focal Fabric Swap"; which had us learning a bit about curating a collection of fabric.  If you participated, be sure to purchase and bring with you to the April meeting, 4 quilt-shop quality modern fat quarters which are inspired by the focal fabric you borrowed. 
  • Kristy went over the MQG State of the Union, including global membership levels reached in 2014, new initiatives and improvements. Here are some highlights (as of Feb 2015):
           ::Globally the MQG has 8161 members, of which 2785 are individual members
           ::There are 139 guilds spread out across all 50 US states, 32 countries, and 6 continents

  • Finally, thanks to all the members who brought Show & Tell.  Your work always inspires us.


Here are some quick announcements you might want to check out.

  • The MQG announced a Call for Entries a few months back, as the Texas Quilt Museum is hosting a juried exhibition and is looking for modern quilts.  All the info you need can be found here.
  • Thimble & Thread's Bi-Annual Quilt Show is Saturday/Sunday March 21st-22nd at the Greensfelder Rec Center at Queeny Park.  Details can be found here.
  • Janie Lou is hosting Carolyn Friedlander for two workshops and a trunk show this September. Details can be found here, and reservations are required.

See you in April !