Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Meeting #66 - August 13th, 2016

Hello Modern Quilters,

Saturday will be a jam packed meeting so we hope to see you there.

Date: August 13th, 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

-Crayon Challenge Continues (Rules HERE
                *It's not too late to play along, you can pick up crayons at the meeting.
-Charitable Project: Weighted LapPads are due this month
-i70 Swap : What did KCMQG send our way?
-Member Trunk Show = showcasing the talents of Laura Cox
---Break---
-Quilting Bees 101 panel discussion
                *What are they?
                *How do they work? 
                *How to get one started?
                *Friendship
                *Hiccups along the way
                *Etc.
-Event News
     :: SewMeSTL Teacher Announcements & Event Info
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

 
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:: 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. 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!!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Meeting Recap (July 9th, 2016)

This past Saturday's meeting was our guild's 6th anniversary and we celebrated with a jam-packed meeting filled with info, lots of laughs and quilty inspiration.  To ensure that you didn't miss anything, check out the recap below.


  • Monica, our VP announced several art-related happenings around town, quilt show calls and more.

  • Jessica, our Secretary announced that our membership is now over 100.  Welcome to our newest members!

  • Casey announced the challenge for this year, created by the Member's Swap/Challenge Committee.  It's a fun one that already has our members talking on social media.  The announcement and official rules of the Crayon Challenge are posted on our Challenge tab at the top of this blog. If you were not in attendance, you can still participate at an upcoming meeting.


  • Our member's reviewed their Quilty/Crafty Resolutions for this year; made some edits, snapped some photos and were on their way to an inspiring second half of 2016.

  • The participants of the i70 swap showed off what they made using the blocks from our KCMQG sister-guild.  At August's meeting, we hope to have back the items they made from our blocks.

  • This month's Member Trunk Show featured the works of Krista Robbins, who shared her quilt journey with us.  Please be sure you check her out on Instagram @fourrobbinsdesigns

  • We celebrated our 6th anniversary by playing "Find Someone Who..." which got people up and moving, chatting and learning a little something about one another. 

Here are some things you might want to know about:

  • Are you going to QuiltCon East next February in Savannah, GA?  We learned at the meeting that there are several STLMQG members planning to attend.  Want to know more, check out the links below for the event itself as well as info the Quilt Show.

  • SewMeSTL, our annual retreat, will be here before you know it. It is Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th.  The event includes an all day Open Sew area where members can sew until their hearts content, several workshops, a fabric scrap swap and some raffle opportunities.  An email with more info has been sent to our members.

  • Jessica announced the next Hand-Sew Happy Hour which is taking place on Monday, July 18th at Urban Chestnut in the Grove. Interested in attending, be sure to check your inbox as she sent an email out a few days ago with all the details.

Happy Quilting!!  


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Meeting #65 - July 9th, 2016

Hello Modern Quilters,

The first half of the year was filled with interesting conversations, new directions and excitement.  We hope to see you this Saturday, so you can help us kick off the rest of the year in style.  

Date: July 9th, 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

-Challenge Announcement (Member's Swap/Challenge Committee)
-Quilty/Crafty Resolutions : A Second Look
-i70 Swap Reveal : Part 1
-Member Trunk Show = showcasing the talents of Krista Robbins
---Break---
-STLMQG Anniversary Celebration : 6 years...WooHoo!!
-Find Somewho Who Game
-Sign-Ups (Lots of ways for you to get involved)
    :: Member Trunk Shows
    :: Quilting Bees 101
-Event News
     :: SewMeSTL Teacher Announcements & Event Info
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

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

:: 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. 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 due this month, so please be sure that you bring them with you to the meeting. 

:: If making heart blocks for the #quiltsforpulse collection, be sure to hand over any you have finished to Kristy Daum during Saturday's meeting, or plan to mail them to her home by August 1st. Details are in your inbox, or here on our blog.

:: 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!!!

Quilts for Pulse

You may have seen on social media that The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is collecting quilts for the victims of the shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12.  The goal is to hand out quilts to provide comfort to the victims who survived, the families of those who perished, and to thank the first responders.  The MQG has asked local guilds to try and coordinate efforts locally first, so this does not become an overwhelming task for our friends in the Orlando MQG.

Please read on if you are moved by this tragedy and would like to contribute your talents and time.

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We are looking for Members to make Heart Blocks using Cluck Cluck Sew’s tutorial (10” block only) or Elizabeth Dackson’s paper-pieced version (10” block only)....links below.  Hearts should be made of solid or printed bright modern fabrics in all colors of the rainbow, with a low-volume background. Make one, three, five, ten, twenty…whatever you would like to contribute we will happily accept.  



We do ask that you use ALL quilt-shop quality fabric, since we want to ensure that what we are sending will hold up long term. 

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Due Date: Heart blocks are due to Kristy Daum no later than August 1st; so you can hand over any you have finished at the July meeting or else mail them to Kristy’s home address (details in your Membership Roster).  

The blocks will be mailed to The Orlando MQG by their August 15th due date.  Share your blocks on social media using the hashtag #quiltsforpulse and #stlmqg so we can encourage one another and spread some love.



Finally, what we do ask is that everyone send some good karma out into the world, hug your family, say a prayer or two if that is your path, and honestly just be kind to one another.  


Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 2016

Hello Modern Quilters,

Just a reminder that we will not have a meeting this month due to scheduling conflicts at The Heights, each year we take this opportunity to plan a guild event that usually involves some sort of fabric shopping.  

This year we have planned a local ShopHop to JanieLou, The Quilted Fox and Jackman's Fabrics. Jessica, our guild's Secretary, sent the details in an email a week or so ago to all our members.

Here are some other things you might want to check out around town or online:

  • Thinking of going to QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah?  Check out the QuiltCon catalog filled with the schedule of events, classes and presentations.  Registration opens June 25th.

  • Are you following us on Instagram?  Come check us out @STLMQG

  • We have been hearing rave reviews about The Little Black Dress exhibit at the Missouri History Museum, have you attended yet?

  • Want to do something to give back to the St. Louis community?  Remember we have an ongoing project to help aid our community's sensory friendly children, more info can be found on our 2016 Charitable Project page.

Members, our SewMeSTL event is coming together nicely.  The contracts have been sent to our workshop Teachers and we look forward to announcing them and opening registration in the coming weeks.

Did you know that next month is our guild's 6th anniversary?  YAY!!

We thank you for your continued support and hope to see you at our July meeting.

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!!!