Sunday, March 13, 2011

Meeting Recap (March 12th, 2011)

Saturday's meeting returned to Bindings, Borders and Squares in St. Charles; where we quickly got down to business, and learned some new skills all while having always.  Our numbers continue to grow, as we signed up 4 new members; bringing our total membership to 54.

A special THANK YOU to our 5 Mini-Demo Demonstrators (Grace, Jamie, Marianne, Sally and Marsha), who opened our eyes to many new and interesting things. 

Below you will find some highlights and important info:
  • If you haven't already checked out Jamie Mueller's Member Spotlight, scroll down below this recap or click here.  As always, if you'd like to participate just let us know.

  • Since we have had many new members join us over the past few months, it's important to remind everyone that if you haven't already done so, you should make a nametag for yourself.  Not only does it allow you the chance to be entered into the door prize drawings (when you wear it); but it's a nice way to show your creativity in the "modern-style".

  • Please mark your calendar for our guild's 1st Sew-In Saturday (May 7th, 9am-6pm at Brown Shoe Company in Clayton, MO).  This is an opportunity for due-paying members to get together, work on an unfinished project, start something new, and be inspired by what your fellow guild members are making.  More information to come, so check back here over the next few weeks.  Sign-ups will be required. 

  • We are happy to report that we have created our first committee, led by our very own VP, Mary Claire.  She is heading up the Charity Quilt Committee and said a few words on the subject.  More information to come; but in the meantime, if you know of Non-Profit organizations and such which could use quilts, please get in touch with Mary Claire so she can start gathering information.  If you are a member, you can find her info on your roster...otherwise send our guild an email and the info will be forwarded.

  • Do you drink coffee?  Do you enjoy milk and cookies?  Do we have a swap for you.  All interested members selected a name "from the hat" and will be making a Mug Rug for their secret partner (due in April).  There is a Mug Rug craze spreading all over Flickr (as seen here), online (here) and even in other quilt guilds across the nation.  Remember it should be bigger then a coaster; but smaller then a placemat...and of course, dare I say it - considered modern :-)

  • We saw alot of great quilts during Show & Tell.  Here's some of the Quilt-Alongs and Tutorials that were mentioned and/or used.
 Cherry House Quilts Quilt-Along (The quilt that Tracy B. made)
 Moda Bake Shop: Building Blocks Quilt pattern created by Cindy Lammon 
Moda Bake Shop: Ruffle Quilt pattern created by Jamie Mueller
Shadowbox by Mountainpeek Creations (The quilt that Linda O. made)

  • It has come to our attention that the directions for the Solids Only Challenge differ between the paper rules and the online rules, as it relates to the size of the finished quilt.  The paper says 120-160 and online says 120-180.  So, in order to be fair to anyone who may have used the larger size...please note that the size that WILL be allowed is 120-180.  Thanks!!! 
Our next meeting is April 9th at Oakbend Library.  Mary Claire will be presiding while I'm in KC for a wedding.  She and some fellow members will be hosting a Who's Who of Designers and won't want to miss it.

Here's a few other Sites/Links/Organizations that were mentioned during the meeting:


Splendorfalls said...

The Squares for Soldiers is actually called Just One Star and the info is at

STL Modern Quilt Guild said...

Thanks MC, got it up there now.

Tracy said...

Great meeting Kristy and Mary Claire! My friends know it has to be something pretty special for me to get up at 7:0am on a Saturday morning! Just wanted to let the members know that Robert Kaufman is having a giveaway. They are asking for color suggestion for their Kona solids. Post a message and you could win! Go to: to enter.

Miss Nancy said...

Great meeting, very informative and inspiring.

Have a great day.