Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meeting Recap (November 8th, 2014)

Here is a recap of things you might have missed or things that you should know about.



  • The Member's Swap/Challenge Committee announced its final swap at November's meeting.  The details are simple, make a pincushion any size, shape, or color (remember, we are a modern guild) and bring it to the February 2015 meeting.  The members will vote on their favorites, some small prizes announced and the Rob Your Neighbor swap will begin...so be creative and make something that you would be proud to show off and have stolen over and over again :)  When we did a pincushion swap years ago, it was a blast, so we are excited to see what you create.

  • We collected so many fantastic items for our annual fundraiser (to be held at December's meeting), that we know you are going to have a thrilling time deciding what to take your chance on.  It's not too late to donate, so please bring your items to December's meeting.  To find out more, including the types of items we are looking for and how our fundraiser works, check out this link.

  • Congratulations to Andrew Joslyn, who was voted in as the Regional Representative for The MQG Board of Directors, Region 3 (our region). If you haven't yet had an opportunity to check out Andrew Joslyn's introduction, be sure you do so.

We distributed the remainder of the Sew Me St. Louis prizes, and discussed how much fun we all had and what to look forward to next October.  We will be doing a proper event recap in the coming weeks, including thanking those who donated their time, prizes, etc.



Casey talked about her experiences at Quilt Market in Houston, including what the event is like for someone like herself who has written a book and needs to do promotions, networking, etc.

Our 2015 Officers were announced, and we are happy to welcome Monica Smith onto the team as Vice President. The rest of the team remains as such (Kristy Daum - President, Rene Seltzer - Treasurer, and Kelly Smith - Secretary).  We would like to thank Lynne Miller, our current VP, for all of her hard work and dedication these past years.  

We started taking sign-ups for our 3 committees; but it's not too late to join in on the fun and sign-up at December's meeting.  The committees are:
  • Member's Swap/Challenge Committee
  • Charity Committee
  • Events Committee
It's that time of year when we collect membership dues for next year.  We must get our final membership numbers into The MQG by January 1st, so December's meeting will be your last opportunity to renew for next year. If you know that you will not be able to attend December's meeting, please contact us, so arrangements can be made to include your name on our 2015 Roster.  Don't forget, our annual dues are $40 and include the opportunity to participate in Sew-Ins, Challenges, attend workshops, our now annual Sew Me St. Louis event, and much more.  

Have you been participating in our WOW (War On WIP) event throughout the year?  Did you know that December's meeting is your last opportunity to complete and share any of those WIP, to be entered into the gift certificate and prize opportunity?  It's not too late. 

See you on December 13th!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Meeting #50 - November 8th, 2014

Hello Modern Quilters,

It feels like it has been ages since we all got together, although many of you attended Sew Me St. Louis last month; which was an exciting event. November has a lot to offer, so we hope to see you there.  

Date: November 8th 2014
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

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Agenda:

-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-SewMe St. Louis Recap

-Ticket Fundraiser Item Collection
-2015 Officer Election
-Quilt Market Recap
-WOW (War on WIP) Show & Tell 
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle


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


:: This month starts our annual Ticket Fundraiser.  Check out this link to learn more about how this event works. We will be collecting items this month, so please be sure to bring them. As always keep in mind that we are a MODERN quilt guild, so please do not bring in items that should otherwise be given to GoodWill, sold at a Garage Sale, or trashed. We want people to be excited by what they see come December.


 :: We will be collecting 2015 dues at the November and December meeting, so please remember to bring $40 cash or check with you, so you don't lose a minute of what our guild has to offer.  We have already started working on next year's calendar and it is shaping up to be another great year.


:: Speaking of 2015, we have a lot of opportunities for you to get more involved in our guild through committees. Our guild would not be the same without these committees (Member's Swap/Challenge, Charity, Education, and Events) and the wonderful members who bring them to life.  You can sign-up starting in November.


:: November 15th is our final Sew-In for 2014, you'll be able to sign up following Saturday's meeting.


See You Saturday!!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Meeting & Event

Hello Members & Guests!

Please note that there is no October meeting this year.  As our members will be attending Sew Me St. Louis, our guild's first big Workshop/Lecture retreat the weekend of October 11th & 12th.




Our next meeting will be Saturday, November 8th followed by our December meeting on the 13th.

Thank You, and we hope to see you soon.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Meeting #49 - September 13th, 2014

Hello Modern Quilters,

It's supposed to be a wonderful weekend weather-wise; we hope to see you at our meeting where we hope you'll be inspired by all of the wonderful things our guild has to offer.  

Date: September 13th 2014
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

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Agenda:

-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-Celebration of St. Louis Challenge Reveal
-Orphan Block Swap Final
-SewMe St. Louis Event Details
-WOW (War on WIP) Show & Tell 
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle


 

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SewMe St. Louis
Saturday, October 11th - Sunday, October 12th

Here is your first look at the event logo, created by Juli Ann, who also created our guild logo many years ago.  We'll be talking about this event and giving you all the information you'll need regarding registration, booking your room, weekend activities, etc.  

For member's not in attendance at the meeting, the info will also be sent via email.



See You Saturday!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Meeting Recap (August 9th, 2014)

Here's a recap of things you might have missed, or things you should know about.

  • QuiltCon Quilt Show Call for Entries is now open...through November 30th.  Check out all the details (Show Info), (Entry Process), and (Judging Process) for more information.
  • The Member's Swap/Challenge Committee is hosting the Celebrate of St. Louis Challenge; which will be due at September's meeting...only a month away.  
  • Sew-In Saturday is August 23rd from 9am-9pm.  Kelly, our Secretary, has already sent out the invite to all due-paying members, so check your inbox and sign-up.  We would love to see you there.  

The last few items for the Bay Area MQG Orphan Block swap were collected this past week and will be mailed off.  We cannot wait to see what goodies are returned to us (hopefully by September's meeting).

We shared a presentation on Modern Traditionalism to highlight some key elements you can use to make those beloved traditional blocks a little more modern.  Wrapping up, we had a group activity putting pencils to paper and creating some interesting "quilts" of our own...some of which can be seen below.



WOW (War on WIP) is still going strong, and we are happy to see so many people clearing those cobwebs off of their Works in Progress.  

Our regularly scheduled Show & Tell was equally as exciting.

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Our October event is a Go!!!  

Chrissy cleverly named it SewMe St. Louis, and Juli Ann is creating a logo; which we hope to put on some swag and use on all further event communication. 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th.  We WILL NOT be having our guild meeting that month; but rather using that weekend to sew, learn some things and socialize.  The formal invite is coming soon; but in order to continue we need to get a quick head-count of those looking to attend, so keep an eye on your inbox as all due-paying members will be receiving an email this weekend with more information.


We will see you next month, until then, let's keep the conversation going over on 
Facebook and Instagram.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Meeting #48 - August 9th, 2014

Hello Modern Quilters,

Looking for inspiration? Well you've come to the right place.  

Date: August 9th 2014
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights

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Agenda:

-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-Modern Traditionalism Presentation & Activity
-WOW (War on WIP) Show & Tell 
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

-------------------------- This Month's Activity ------------------------------


:: Modern Traditionalism Presentation & Activity



---------------------- OnGoing Activities ------------------------

Member's Challenge/Swap Committee Activity - due at September meeting


:: Bay Area MQG "Orphan Block" Swap items to be delivered in September




See You Saturday!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Meeting Recap (July 12th, 2014)

This month we celebrated many things, the first of which was our guild's Fourth anniversary, the second of which was our members and their accomplishments over the last year.  Our guild is filled with so much talent; but most are very humble so we do not hear of their achievements, and so each anniversary we like to celebrate and recognize our members.

Resounding cheers were heard with each new announcement:

  • Finished a WIP
  • Had a pattern published in a magazine
  • Self-published a pattern
  • Wrote a book
  • Had a quilt juried into a quilt show
  • Won a ribbon/prize at a quilt show
  • Participated in our STLMQG Cares Pillow-Bomb event
  • Finished their 1st quilt this past year
Of course we had some other exciting things to get to as well, so here is a little recap.

  • The Bay Area MQG "Orphan Block" swap items were revealed, all of which will be boxed up and mailed out later this month.  If you participated and did not turn in your item, look for an email in your inbox this weekend.
  • The Michael Miller Fabric Challenge was an enormous hit and our members really brought their A-Game.  Photos of many of the quilts have been posted on our guild's Facebook page.  Don't forget that if you are entering The MQG big challenge, you need to upload your photo to the Finished Michael Miller Fabric Challenge category; which can be found on The MQG Community site. The due date is July 25th.
  • The QuiltCon Quilt Show Call for Entries is open.  Head on over to the QuiltCon site to check out the rules, categories and prizes.  
  • Hawthorne Threads is hosting a WIP-It Wednesday on Instagram.  Every Wednesday, when you see their Instagram post, upload a photo of your WIP and tag it @hawthornethreads and #htWIPit.  Each Monday they will pick their favorite and the winner receives a "substantial mystery prize".
  • Are you participating in the Celebration of St. Louis Challenge that our Member's Swap/Challenge committee announced in June.  Your challenge entry is due at the September meeting so you still have time to hop on board.  Information can be found on the Challenge tab at the top of our blog. 
  • The meeting was capped off with our WOW (War on WIP) Show & Tell and our regular Show & Tell.
Don't forget if you are interested in teaching/lecturing at our October event, you need to fill out the application by July 23rd.  Details and the link were sent to all dues-paying members this past Saturday.


We will see you next month, until then, let's keep the conversation going over on 
Facebook and Instagram.