Monday, March 13, 2017

Meeting Recap (March 11th, 2017)

Thanks to everyone who came out this past Saturday for March's meeting.  Read on to see what happened and what you need to know.


  • Jessica and Krista got to work, announcing our membership numbers and finances.
  • We announced several upcoming "sewlebrities" which were coming to town.  
    • Janie Lou is bringing in Carolyn Friedlander for 2 half day lectures and a trunk show on Tuesday, May 23rd.  If you are interested, please contact Janie Lou.
    • Jackman's Fabric is bringing in Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio for a lecture and workshop in the next few weeks.  If you are interested, please contact Jackman's Fabrics.
  • The Fresh Quilting episodes featuring many of your favorite modern quilters is now streaming on the MQG Community Site, under Resources. You will need a username/password to access the site; but if you are a dues-paying member of the STLMQG, you were sent an email with this information soon after you signed up. 
  • Thimble & Thread, one of the largest quilting guilds in STL, is hosting their biannual Quilt Show this coming weekend.
  • Hannah led a wonderful presentation on "Curating Fabric Bundles"; which is a great way to use a focal print and build a self-curated collection of basics around it.  Thanks Hannah!
  • We had a long discussion about QuiltCon, what was seen, what classes people took, what they liked, what they didn't, etc.  If you are unfamiliar with this ALL - MODERN quilting conference, you must check out what you missed.



  • We held our Special Election for VP, and we are proud to announce that Marie Nicholson Hill is our 2017 VP.  
  • The Quilt Show Committee announced that the STLMQG will be having our 1st Quilt Show on July 15th, 2017...just a few short months away.  They will be sending out all the details in the coming weeks regarding how to get involved, what types of quilts they are looking for, etc.  Start thinking of what quilt you would like to share.
  • Members brought their quilts and projects to share during Show & Tell; which is always a beloved part of our meetings. You can see a large assortment of the quilts on our STLMQG Instagram page.

Finally, don't forget that we are proud to announce that Amy Friend @duringquiettime is joining the STLMQG this June for a trunk show and two workshops.  Check out the community announcement here.


Thanks for continuing to support our guild. We are looking forward to a wonderful year of collaboration, quilting and excitement.

The STLMQG welcomes Amy Friend to St. Louis

We are excited to be bringing the wildly talented Amy Friend to St. Louis this Summer and we would like to extend the TrunkShow invite to the St. Louis Quilting Community.

Friday, June 2nd 2017 
The Heights
8001 Dale Ave
St.Louis, MO 63117

6:30 pm - Doors Open

7:00 pm - Trunk Show beings promptly


Please take a few minutes to review the official announcement below for other details such as associated costs, where to purchase her patterns, and social media info.

If you are a local shop or quilt guild and would like to use this announcement,


To see more of Amy Friend's work, visit her on social media.

Instagram:  @duringquiettime

STLMQG welcomes Amy Friend to St. Louis

Amy Friend will also be teaching two full day workshops on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th. These workshops are open to St. Louis MQG members only. Details and info on how to sign-up will be sent via email to all members in the coming weeks.

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Saturday, June 3rd
Improvisational Paper Piecing


Sunday, June 4th
Intentionally Pieced Large Scale Paper Piecing

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We hope to see you there!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Meeting #72 (March 11th, 2017)

Hello Modern Quilters,

We hope to see you on Saturday where we will be learning about fabric, discussing the ins & outs of QuiltCon and lots more. 

Date: March, 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
     :: Special Announcements / Quilting News

- Curating Fabric Bundles Presentation (Hannah)
- QuiltCon Discussion & Charity Quilt Reveal (Various Participants)
- VP Announcement & Special Election
---Break---
- Show & Tell
- Mix & Mingle

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

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

:: If you did not get your MQG Membership Card last month, please stop by and see Jessica.


See you Saturday!!

Meeting Recap (February 11th, 2017)

February's meeting jump-started our year and we couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. Please read on.


  • Jessica handed out this year's MQG Membership Cards, and Krista jumped right into her new role as Treasurer 
  • Annie & Dottie led an excellent discussion on "Preparing Your Quilt for a Long-Armer"; which was very well received and got everyone thinking about things like squaring up your quilts, how to measure for borders, what type of batting to use, etc.
  • The rules for the Officer's Book/Pattern Challenge were clarified as many questions had arisen since it was first announced in January.
  • Krista, Jessica and Kristy did a quick "Moderning Quilting: Yes, No and Everything in between" presentation.
  • The 2017 calendar was discussed including the announcements of activities and education opportunities for our members in the coming months.
  • Members brought their quilts and projects to share during Show & Tell; which is always a beloved part of our meetings. You can see a large assortment of the quilts on our STLMQG Instagram page.

Thanks for continuing to support our guild. We are looking forward to a wonderful year of collaboration, quilting and excitement.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Meeting #71 - February 11th, 2017

Hello Modern Quilters,

Saturday's meeting will serve as a kickoff to the year (since January's meeting was cancelled); so come join us for several announcements, education and lots of fun.

Date: February, 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
     :: Special Announcements/Quilting News

- Preparing your quilt for a Long-Arm Quilter (Dottie & Annie)
- Officer's Book/Pattern Challenge : What you need to know
- Modern Quilting: Yes, No and Everything In Between
---Break---
- Committee Sign-Ups
- 2017 Calendar : Activities, Demos, Sew-Ins, Speakers, Teachers, Workshops and more
- Show & Tell
- Mix & Mingle

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

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

:: It's time to get your MQG Membership Cards.  Don't forget to stop by and see Jessica.

:: If you signed up for the Riley Blake Fabric Challenge (thru the MQG), the fabric has arrived; please see Jessica.

See you Saturday!!

Monday, January 16, 2017

January Recap

While Mother Nature blanketed St. Louis in a sheet of ice this past weekend, forcing us to cancel our January meeting, we still have many things to announce. So without further ado, here is what you should know.


  • Officer's Book/Pattern Challenge : The Officer's decided to create a challenge this year, encouraging members to start one of those intended projects; for which you bought a particular pattern and/or book to use.  Everything you need to know about this challenge can be found on our [Challenges] tab at the top of the page. Updated 1/16/17 - An entry limit has been placed.
  • Hand-Sew Happy Hours have started once again. Jessica, our guild's Secretary, recently sent out the information via email earlier today.  If you are a dues-paying member and did not receive the email, please let us know.
  • We are finalizing plans to bring in a well-known Teacher this June for a presentation and two workshops.  Once everything is confirmed, we will make the official announcement; but for now, please keep the weekend of June 3rd-4th open.
  • SewMeSTL is happening again, this year on October 14th and 15th at the Drury. An email will be sent soon to all dues-paying members regarding this event.
  • This year we have several panels, demos and other educational opportunities planned for our meetings including the below: 
    • Preparing your quilt for a Long-Arm Quilter (Panel Discussion)
    • Curating fabric bundles (Presenter)
    • Hand-Sew Demonstration (Rotating Demos w/hands on instruction)
    • Publishing Books & Patterns (Panel Discussion)
  • We will also continue our monthly Member Trunk Shows, Member's Swap/Challenge committee activities, charitable sewing, and so much more.

We are looking forward to all that 2017 has in store, 
and are glad to be sharing it with you.



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Meeting #70 - January 14th, 2017

***Updated 1/13/17 at 10am***  
Due to the Ice Storm that is hitting St. Louis and surrounding areas, the Officers have decided to cancel Saturday's meeting.  Please be safe out there, and stay tuned for an update on our guild's activities and events.

Hello Modern Quilters,

Let's ring in the new year with some education, several announcements and lots of fun, shall we.

Date: January, 14th, 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
     :: Special Announcements/Quilting News

- Getting To Know You Activity
- Modern Quilting Webinar & Discussion
---Break---
- Committee Sign-Ups
- Officer Challenge Announcement
- 2017 Calendar : Activities, Demos, Sew-Ins, Speakers, Teachers, Workshops and more
- Show & Tell
- Mix & Mingle

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

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

See you Saturday!!

*** Inclement weather is predicted for Saturday. Please check this site before heading out Saturday morning to ensure that the meeting has not been cancelled***