Sunday, April 22, 2012

Randomness #7

It's about time that we did another Randomness post, as there are a handful of things happening around town, around the blogosphere, etc. that you might want to know about.

  • It's not too late to sign-up for our 2nd Sew-In Saturday; which is this coming Saturday, April 28th from 9am-9pm.  Even if you can't stay for all 12 hours, we have 1/2 days sessions still available too. 
  • Did you hear, our very own VP, Mary Claire is published...YAY!  She has 3, count 'em, 3 projects in the Modern Patchwork special edition magazine out now. 
  • Have you heard that the next installment of the Blogger's Quilt Festival is going to be starting up in a few weeks.  Don't know what this is?  Hop on over to Amy's Creative Side and check it out.  The fun starts May 18th and runs through June 1st. 
  • Have you heard about Design Seeds?  It's a site "For All Who Love Color".  Everyday Jessica, the creator, uploads several inspirational color palettes that are great for not only quilting; but art, home design and even wedding ideas.
  • What does Modern Quilting mean to you?  That's what the people from QuiltCon want to know, and they are asking for modern quilters to make a block as part of their QuiltCon Block Challenge.  The deadline is August 15th, so you still have more then enough time to express yourself.  More information available here.

If you have suggestions for future Randomness posts, send us an email.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Meeting Recap (April 14th, 2012)

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain to attend our meeting this past Saturday.  I hope you felt that it was worthwhile as we discussed some upcoming events, ran through some Flickr How-To's and did a little bit of Show & Tell.  Here are some things you might want to know about or missed.

  • Lynne, our Secretary, announced that we had one new member sign-up at this month's meeting.  Welcome!!
  • Rene, our Treasurer, gave us a brief statement about our finances
  • We have included a link to the 100 Days of Modern Quilting recap.  It can be found under the About Us/Contact tab of our blog.
  • Sew-In Saturday was a big success last month and we hope that you are ready to do it allover again as our next Sew-In is April 28th from 9am-9pm.  Sign-Ups are now open and capped at 25 attendees. 
  • As co-host of the Modern Meet-Up, we hope that you'll consider taking a roadtrip to Kansas City to meet fellow modern quilters, artists, and designers of this growing community.  Additionally, KC has some great fabric shops, attractions, and everything that would make for a lovely Saturday.  Everything you'd like to know about the Modern Meet-Up is available here
  • Weeks Ringle is giving a presentation in Kansas City on Monday, May 21st from 7-9pm.  The cost is only $5.  More info found here.
  • Our guild sponsorship of QuiltCon has been received and our guild name/link is included amongst the others.  This is a great opportunity for our guild.  If you'd like more info about QuiltCon, click here.
  • As part of our "You Oughta Know" segment, Margie introduced us to QuiltSticks.  Kyndra reminded us of how much can be found at out local library.
  • Lynne walked us through Flickr, showing the advantages and community that is found there.  We advised that over the next month, we'll be providing those members that need it, with step-by-step information.  Until then, if you visit our About Us/Contact tab above and scroll down about a 1/3rd of the way, you'll find a presentation Jamie Mueller did in 2011 that is useful in the meantime.
  • Juli Ann introduced our next Member's Swap/Challenge committee activity.  It's a Polka-Dot Swap.  Each member who wishes to play along, needs to bring 2 FQs of a dotted fabric to the May meeting.
  • Next month, the same committee, will be introducing our 1st Challenge.
  • Show & Tell closed out the meeting

Here are some links to activities, products, etc. that you might have missed

  • Cathedral-Window Sew-A-Long hosted by our very own, Jamie Mueller.  There are lots of great projects, tutorials and even the chance at some prizes
  • The Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild, Inc is hosting a Quilt Show next June, 2013.  They have invited all quilters the oppotunity to show at the event, by participating in one of their challenges.  More info can be found here
  • QuiltSticks
  • MAZED Quilt

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Meeting #20 - April 14th, 2012

Hello Modern Quilters,

Have you been keeping up with all of the excitement surrounding the Modern Meet-Up that our guild is co-hosting with the KCMQG.  We've included a button along our sidebar which links you directly to all of info about the Meet-Up, as well as the growing list of Sponsors.  Now, we have some exciting things to talk about here in this's time to discuss the Agenda for Saturday's meeting.

Date: April 14th, 2012
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: The Heights

-Welcome & Guild Business
      :: Membership #s for 2012
      :: Financial Information
      :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-STLMQG Sew-In Saturday Update
-Modern Meet-Up
-You Oughta Know "Notions/Gadgets"
-Member's Swap/Challenge Committee (Swap Announcement)
-Flickr 101
-Show & Tell Extended Edition
-Mix & Mingle

**Our guild has grown alot over the last few months, so we thought it was a good time to allow our Members to shine.  Everyone loves Show & Tell, so let's have an Extended Edition now shall we.  All Members are encouraged to bring 5 items (whether they be a Finished Quilt, Pieced Top, Fabric you just bought, a Book you can't wait to tell us about, etc).  Just remember our motto...All Modern All the Time!

We can't wait to see you all!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Modern Meet-Up

Modern Meet Up

Saturday, May 19 7-9pm The Marriott Tower (map it)
Kansas City

Co-hosted by the Kansas City and Saint Louis Modern Quilt Guilds.

The Modern Meet Up will be a casual affair, open to all modern quilters and artists and those interested in modern quilting. Vendors who may be in town for Market are also welcome to join us. Come mingle, meet new and old friends, and win some quilty swag.

Drinks and food available for purchase at the bar.

Thanks to our door prize sponsors:


be one of our door prize contributors!
email Kristy at stlmqg [at]

Hope to see you there!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Flickr Feature Friday #16

Just because it's been a little quiet here on our blog, doesn't mean that stuff isn't happening behind the scenes.  We are working hard on a few big projects and can't wait to share them with you.  While you wait, let's celebrate the 1st Flickr Feature Friday of April with a lovely mosaic.



Here's the code:

1. granny full blog, 2. Modern Drunkard's Path, 3. Boxy pouch, 4. bright dresden, 5. Squared Repeat, 6. embroidered hoop partner, 7. jelly stars in prince charming, 8. Miniature Come What May, 9.  Eightpointed star, 10. Parterre Quilt top, 11. Pixelated Color Wheel Quilt, 12. MMM Swap Pillow Cover, 13. Birth Announcement Quilt, 14. pouch, 15. Hexagon top, 16. Solid Swoon Mini Quilt

This week's Flickr Feature Friday contributor is Jamie Mueller

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sew-In Saturday

Just wanted to say a quick Thanks to all of our members that attended this past Saturday's Sew-In; which was 12 whole hours of quilting fun, friends and food. 

We'll be doing it all over again soon.  So if you couldn't attend the first time or did attend and can't get enough...mark your calendars for Saturday, April 28th.

Sign-ups will start in a couple of weeks.