Sunday, December 10, 2017

Meeting Recap (December 9th, 2017)

Thanks to everyone that came out to Saturday's meeting, we enjoyed seeing your faces and hope that you had fun. 

  • Krista, our Treasurer, gave us the updated financial info.

  • Jessica, our Secretary, announced our membership numbers.

  • Marie, our VP, announced a handful of things happening around town that could help you with your holiday shopping.
 
  • Thanks to all of the volunteers that helped collected, organize and prepare the room for our annual fundraiser. If you want to get a peek at the event, our Instagram page was updated to include a quick video and some photos of the items that were up for grabs.

  • If you missed Show & Tell, you can see pics of many of the items that were shown, including the lovely quilt that was made for Kristy, our President. The 168 blocks were made by both past and present members put together over the past few months.  The quilt was then pieced by Jessica, quilted by Dottie and bound by Krista



That closes out 2017!  Thanks for coming along on this journey with us, we hope that you learned a new skill this year, met someone new and took some risks with your work.  

The current and future Board wishes you and yours a Happy Holidays! and Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Meeting #79 (December 9th, 2017)

Hello Modern Quilters,

We hope you will join us this Saturday as we celebrate 2017 and look forward to all of the exciting new things that 2018 has to offer. 

Date: December 9th, 2017
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
     :: Quilting News / Around Town

 
- Final Raffle Item Collection *See below*

- Membership Dues *See below*
- Fundraiser Event  *Members Only*
---Break---
- Show & Tell
- Mix & Mingle

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

:: If you wish to be a member of the STLMQG next year, this is your final opportunity to pay your dues. Remember $40 cash. check (made out to the STLMQG), or even charge (with a small additional fee) and our Officers will ensure you are on next year's roster. 

:: Our annual December Fundraiser is always a blast and there will be ample time to "shop"; but don't forget a few things.  
         1. Bring a pen so you can write your name on your tickets --or--bring small return address labels to use instead.
         2. If you still have fabulous items you wish to donate, we will be collecting them at the beginning of the meeting.  Just remember, this is NOT an opportunity to get rid of items that belong on the Freebie Table.  Anything you bring should be something that people will be excited to take a chance at winning.
         3. If you wish to purchase additional tickets, you can do so at the meeting.

:: Don't forget your Show & Tell items, we want to see what interesting and creative things you have been working on, what new fabrics you have purchased, books that inspire you, etc.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Meeting Recap (November 11th, 2017)

We hope that you enjoyed the meeting, and were inspired to pick up some fabric and start sewing. Here is a recap in case you missed something.

  • Krista, our Treasurer, gave us the updated financial info and reminded everyone that this and December are your last opportunities to pay your 2018 dues.

  • Jessica, our Secretary, announced our membership numbers.
 
  • Kristy, our President, reminded everyone that Region 3 (which includes us) of The MQG now has a new representative (Heather Kinion @fire4hairlady); whom we look forward to collaborating with during her term. 

  • Several volunteers helped collect the Raffle Items that our members donated for our annual December ticket raffle.  As a reminder, it is not too late to donate, just be sure that it is something our members would be willing to "fight over", as this is a fundraiser after all.

  • We are thrilled to announce that Gayle Larson will be our next Treasurer for the upcoming term. 

2018 & 2019 Board
 President :  Jessica Schunke
Vice President : Marie Nicholson-Hill
Secretary : Krista Robbins
Treasurer : Gayle Larson

  • Committee opportunities were discussed and Jessica created an easy to use sign-up sheet; which was emailed to all current members.  

  • If you are interested in participating in the QuiltCon Quilt Show, please be sure that you finish and submit your entry by the November 30th due date. 

  • Interested in helping to piece together our QuiltCon Charity Quilt, please check your inbox as a recent announcement was made.

We look forward to seeing you in a few short weeks, until then...be sure to check us out on social media.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Meeting #78 (November 11th, 2017)

Hello Modern Quilters,

With the dropping temps, it is definitely Quilting Weather; so let us gather together on Saturday to collect those raffle items, finalize our Board and so much more. We hope to see you there!

Date: November 11th, 2017
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
     :: Quilting News / Around Town

   
- Collect Raffle Items *See below*


---Break---

- SewMeSTL Chat

- Officer Elections

- Committee Discussion and SignUps

- Membership Dues *See below*

- QuiltCon Quilt Show Reminder


- Show & Tell

- Mix & Mingle

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

:: Don't forget your Show & Tell items, what have you been working on, what exciting modern fabrics have you purchased and are excited about using, what books and or patterns are inspiring you lately.

:: November and December is when continuing members should pay their 2018 dues ($40). We accept cash, check and now Credit Card *with an additional nominal fee.

:: Remember we cannot have a December Ticket Raffle without your donated items, so please remember to bring them to November's meeting. As always we are looking for top quality modern fabric, handmade items, books, patterns, knitting/crochet items, quilting-related items, etc.  These should be items that your fellow members are "fighting" to get their hands on. Please be respectful and do not use this event as a way to clear out your trash-able 1990s quilting magazines, old tangled thread, etc. To see how this event works, check out this link from 2013.

In exchange for your total donation, you will be issued a set number of tickets in December based on the below table. 

If the estimated Retail value of your entire donation is…
$10 or less = 5 Tickets
$11 - $30 you receive 10 Tickets
$31 - $50 you receive 15 Tickets
$51 and up = 20 tickets

Sunday, October 1, 2017

No October Meeting

Hello Modern Quilters,

Just a quick reminder that we will NOT be having our regularly scheduled meeting on Saturday, October 14th, as it is our annual quilting retreat...SewMeSTL.








All attendees should have received an Event Info email on Sunday, October 1st; which includes info on what to bring, what to expect, etc.


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It always feels like the last quarter of the year zooms by, so here are a few quick things to consider prepping for: 
 
  • We are looking for a passionate member to be the guild's next Secretary, is that you? October 15th is the due date to put your name in the hat...don't delay.
  • We will be collecting 2018 membership dues ($40) which must be paid at our November or December meeting.  All members who do not pay during one of those two months will be removed from the Roster, due to the fact that we have to have final numbers into The MQG by the end of December.
  • Show & Tell
  • Collecting items as part of our December Fundraiser.  Want to know more about that event, check out this post from 2013; which breaks it all down.

We hope to see you at SewMeSTL; but otherwise, we look forward to seeing you in November. 

Thank You!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Meeting Recap (September 9th, 2017)

Thank you for spending your Saturday with us. We hope that you enjoyed the meeting, and were inspired to pick up some fabric and start sewing. Here is a recap in case you missed something.

  • Marie, our Vice-President, provided lots of quilting/crafting announcements; which you will find at the end of this post. 

  • Krista, our Treasurer, gave us the updated financial info and reminded everyone that we still have expenditures of SewMeSTL coming up in October.

  • Jessica, our Secretary, announced that we now have over 110 members.
 
  • Kristy, our President, led a discussion on Modern Quilting and shared some of her experiences as a QuiltCon Juror and Judge.


  • Those members who participated in the Officer's Book/Pattern Challenge then took to the floor to show off the items they made and share a little bit about the book and/or pattern that they used. Prizes were then randomly awarded. Thank you to all those who participated.

  • Jessica showed the finished Missouri Cornfield block, pictured below, that our members will be making for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt this year.  During the week, she emailed the instructions to all dues-paying members and reminded everyone of the extremely important October 15th due date. While there will be some fabric available at SewMeSTL for those who would like to complete their block at the event, you are free to make the block on your own and bring it to the event, or mail it to Jessica or Dottie.  [[Missouri Cornfield Block Directions]]



  • Kristy then reminded everyone that the November elections are just around the corner, and we are looking for a passionate member to join the Board as Secretary.  If you are interested, please be sure that you email the guild, or inform Kristy no later then October 15th to get your name on the ballot.

  • The Member's Swap/Challenge Committee announced the final swap of the year; which will take place at SewMeSTL...so please be sure that you come prepared if you would like to participate. Info below. 
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SewMeSTL Swap : All interested members should bring a small generic brown paper bag filled with the following 3 pieces of fabric. Please try and coordinate them in some fashion that makes sense to you. While there is no need to include additional items, you are encourage to include at least a note with your name on it, so the person who gets your bag can thank you. We will have brown bags available at the event if you have forgotten yours.
          • One 1/2 yard of fabric
          • One fat quarter of fabric
          • One fat eighth of fabric
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Please read on to see the events and activities that you should be aware of:

  • Flower Valley Quilt Show is Saturday and Sunday, Sept 23rd and 24th. You can learn more here
  • The Strange Folk Festival is September 22nd-24th at Carondelet Park. Details can be found here.
  • St. Louis Hills "Art in the Park" is September 24th at Frances Park. Learn more here.  
  • Gundrun Erla will be presenting at Loose Threads on September 27th. She will also be teaching two workshops on September 28th. Reach out to Loose Threads to learn more.
  • The MQG Mini Swap is looking for participants starting on October 1st. Check your inbox for more information when it gets closer.
  • The Weaver's Guild of St. Louis is hosting their 34th annual Sale on Friday and Saturday October 21st and 22nd in Webster Groves.  Learn more here

Finally, don't forget that we will not have an October meeting, as our annual SewMeSTL event will be taking place on October 14th and 15th. If you have signed up to attend, an email will be sent closer to the event outlining what to bring and what to expect.  We hope to see you there!!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Meeting #77 (September 9th, 2017)

Hello Modern Quilters,

Let's gather together on Saturday to discuss Modern Quilting, collect those lovely dresses and britches and so much more. We hope to see you there!

Date: September 9th, 2017
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
     :: Quilting News / Around Town

    
- Modern Quilting Discussion & Activity


- Little Dresses for Africa / Britches for Boys Collection

- Officer's Book/Pattern Challenge Reveal

---Break---

- QuiltCon Charity Quilt Announcement


- SewMeSTL Reminder
   :: Hotel Room Standings

   :: Swap Announcement

- Show & Tell

- Mix & Mingle

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

:: Don't forget your Show & Tell items, what have you been working on, what exciting modern fabrics have you purchased and are excited about using, what books and or patterns are inspiring you lately.

:: Remember to bring your finished Officer's Challenge, Little Dresses and Britches as all are due this month.