Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beat the Heat

With temps over 100 the next few days, what better way to beat the heat then to stay indoors and do some quilting, organizing or even a little Retail Therapy.

  • Need some inspiration?  Have you visited Pinterest lately?
  • Are you on Facebook?  Did you know that Shannon from Fabric Nosherie posts when she gets new fabric in the shop...recent uploads include Riley Blake Chevrons and an adorable coinpurse pattern.
  • Or maybe Etsy is more your thing.
  • Have you visited our Fabric Shop tab located right under our Blog Header.

Stay cool and stay week we have a guest post from Bon Bon Atelier.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Sewing

So, what are you working on this summer?  Aside from your STLMQG Inspiration Challenge ;-)

Just in case you need some ideas, here's a few things happening around the lovely quilting world.
And don't be afraid to bookmark any of these that interest you, most of these allow you to jump in whenever you have the time.

Soda Pop QAL (Quilt-A-Long)

Purse Palooza 2012

If you know of other things that your fellow Modern Quilter would like to know about, please leave a comment below or on our Flickr group and we'll get this list updated.

Keep Quilting!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Meeting Recap (June 9th, 2012)

Thanks to everyone who came out today for our meeting, members and guests alike :-)

Here's a brief recap of the activities along with several links along the way.

  • As part of our monthly "You Oughta Know" segment, Cindy Lammon introduced us to the Quik Clip; which saves her lots of time when basting a quilt sandwich.
  • It's not too late to get involved in our "Inspiration Challenge", as your quilt isn't due until our August meeting (8/11).  All the info you need, including links to the inspiration can be found here or here
  • We want to Thank those who participated in our Quilt Market & Modern Meet-Up Recap.  Your thoughts, highlights and hilarious commentary were most appreciated.  If you want to see some photos from the Modern Meet-Up, just scroll down a few posts.
  • Show & Tell was thrilling as always.  Can't wait to see more next month.
  • We hope that those who participated in the Charm Square Swap were excited with the scrappy goodness they got to take home. 
Please make sure that you do not miss next month's activities and's sure to be a blast.
  • Bon Bon Atelier be hosting a Pop-Up shop, so don't forget your $$$
  • Mary Claire, our guild VP, will be giving a presentation on "White Space in Modern Quilts"
  • STLMQG 2nd Anniversary Celebration with group photo

Here are links to some of the information that was mentioned/discussed today:
  • Leftovers, Etc...if you have crafty items you would like to donate, or want to know what else they accept, make sure that you check out the link above.  Thanks to those who introduced us to this Non-Profit organization.
  • Have you heard about Totally Stitchin''s a new community venture from BabyLock aimed at reaching out to those that enjoy Modern Quilting.  Did you know that BabyLock is the exclusive machine provider for Sewing Summit.
  • Did you miss the names of the 3 magazines aimed at Modern they are again with links in case you would like to get yourself a subscription or follow along online.
  • Thanks to Sew Sweet Quilt Shop for their donation to our giveaway today.  Did you want to know more about the Sweet Sewfull Event, check it out.

See you next month, and until then make sure that you visit us on Flickr.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Meeting #22 - June 9th, 2012

Hello Modern Quilters,

We hope you all are looking forward to this month's activities, a Charm Square swap, Market & Modern Meet-Up Recap and much more. 

New to our group, Welcome!  Bring a friend, the more the merrier.

Date: June 9th, 2012
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: The Heights
-Welcome & Guild Business
      :: Membership #s for 2012
      :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-Charm Square Swap
-You Oughta Know "Notions/Gadgets"
-Member's Swap/Challenge Committee
     ::Answering questions about our Inspiration Challenge
-Quilt Market & Modern Meet-Up Recap (Hmmm...don't miss this)
-Show & Tell
-Next Meeting Date (July 14th) & Next Month's Activities
     ::Bon Bon Atelier - Pop Up Shop
     ::White Space in Modern Quilts Presentation
     ::STLMQG 2nd Anniversary Party
-Remaining Questions/Comments
-Mix & Mingle

**Don't forget your handmade nametag if you want to be eligible for Door Prizes.

**Don't be shy, we want to see your Show & Tell items...limit of 3, Please. 

Charm Square Swap Information

Charm Squares are the perfect size for many scrappy projects and this month we'll be giving you the opportunity to trade some of your charm squares for a surprise assortment of new-to-you ones.  Here's all you have to do to join in the fun.

1. Fill out the Survey...keep an eye out for an email from Lynne (STLMQG Secretary) or follow the link below (please only fill this out once).

2. Bring anywhere from 10-40 Charm Squares in a small ziploc bag.  They can all be the same print/solid or a random assortment.  **See below for more info regarding the types of prints**

3. You'll turn in your Charm Squares at the beginning of the meeting (Your name and Quantity brought will be noted).

4. By meeting's end, you'll go home with a new assortment...Surprise!!!!!

Remember, swap onto others as you'll have swapped onto you...that means:

:: Fabric should be Quilt Shop quality.  Should you decide to bring fabric from Jo-Ann's or Hancock it must be from their Higher-Priced/Quality Lines (DSQuilts, Michael Miller Prints, M'Liss, TopShelf, etc). 

:: Precuts are a fast and easy way to participate in this swap, just make sure that the fabric is Quilt Shop quality as mentioned above and is bright and cheery like the photos below.
::As we are a Modern Quilt Guild, please make sure that you fabric is fun, fresh and cheery.
Here are some examples of the types of prints/colors to bring...

We ALL have different likes and preferences, please note that the above was not meant to put a damper on your fun; but rather to ensure that everyone has a good time. 

 We'll see you all on Saturday!!!