Friday, September 21, 2012

STLMQG Handmade Holidays

Ahhh...nothing like talking about the Holidays on the last day of Summer, eh?
We thought we’d get a jump-start and we need Y-O-U.  The “STLMQG Handmade
Holidays” series is a multi-faceted event eventually becoming a great resource
for our members throughout the year.
Many of you make gifts and swap handmade items throughout the year using tutorials you find online.  You’ve likely bookmarked or “pinned” these tutorials. We want to know about them and share the wealth of knowledge on our Pinterest board.
What to pin:
  • The tutorial must be available for free online and you must have actually made and enjoyed the tutorial before. Just because this is a “Handmade Holidays” series, doesn’t mean we are looking for Holiday-related tutorials only although some could be. This is an opportunity to share your favorite tutorials which would make great gifts…so pouches, ornaments, potholders, toys, etc.

What to do:

  • Follow our STLMQG Handmade Holiday board on Pinterest.

  • Start pinning your favorite tutorials (following the instructions above). Include the tag #STLMQGHandmadeHolidays in the pin comment field...this way we know that you want us to see the pin.

  • Bring to the October meeting, a handful of items (limit 5) with you that you have made using any of the tutorials you have pinned. We’ll have a little Show & Tell so people can see the items up close and personal, ask questions, maybe learn a shortcut or two. There’s sure to be some duplication, as some tutorials are very popular, and that’s okay because we all have different experiences with the same pattern.

Now, get pinning and don’t forget to use the tag #STLMQGHandmadeHolidays
Also, don't forget about our participation in the 100 Quilts for Kids event.  The quilts
are due at our October Meeting.  Remember, there are prizes; but you must be "registered".

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Meeting Recap (September 8th, 2012)

We were greeted with wonderful weather as our members packed the meeting room earlier today.  If you missed anything that was discussed, or are looking for further information, check out the recap below.

  • We welcomed 11 new members to the guild today (WOW!) and could not be more excited to see what quilty stuff you all create.
  • Some quilting news and special announcements were discussed:
    • Our final Sew-In Saturday of the year is September 29th from 9am-9pm.  Sign-Up information will be provided to due-paying members this evening and we encourage you to sign-up quickly as space is limited.
    • Saturday, September 22nd - Patty Young will be at Fabric Nosherie to help celebrate their 1st anniversary and to sign copies of her new book.  To learn more, please checkout Fabric Nosherie's homepage.
    • Webster Groves' Art on the Town is happening October 13th from 1pm-3pm.  We are looking for 2 STLMQG modern quilters to participate in this event.  To learn more, please contact the

  • Our collaboration with 100 Quilts for Kids is a great way to spread a little love and joy to those who need it locally.  To learn how to participate, please visit this post
Swim, Bike, Quilt
  • It's the start of our Election season and we have some great opportunities for you to participate.  Whether, you'd like to be an Elected Officer (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary) or participate in one of our committees, there's a position fit for you.  To get a general sense of the responsibilities and opportunities, please visit this link.  Remember if you'd like to nominate someone for a position, run for a position yourself or participate in one of the committees, you need to contact Jamie Mueller no later then Sept. 30th.  She's on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, or you can visit her blog.
  • Our Modern Quilting Trivia was a big success and we hope that you had fun participating in this inaugural event.  This is definately a to-do for next year :-) and don't feel bad if you didn't know the answers to every question...this was a challenge for alot of us.
  • Finally, Show & Tell was another winner with alot of participation and inspiration.  Thank you to everyone who showed what they were working on, we'd love it if you would upload photos to Flickr so all of our members can see your creations.

Just a quick reminder, if you ever have any questions or suggestions, just drop us an email.
If you are a social media junkie like we are, make sure you check us out. 
It's a great way to stay connected, get feedback, share your work, etc.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Meeting #25 - September 8th, 2012

Hello Modern Quilters,

A little modern quilting trivia + A little Show & Tell = A Lot of fun.  Don't miss out on this fun event and get inspired by your fellow quilter. 

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

Date: September 8th, 2012
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership #s for 2012
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-Election Information
   :: Positions Available, Election Process, Etc.
-Modern Quilting Trivia
-Fall Charitable Project Reminder
-Show & Tell
-Next Meeting Date (October 13th) & Next Month's Activities
   :: 100 Quilts for Kids (Quilts are due if you want us to donate them)
   :: Holiday Handmade Tutorials
   :: Ticket Raffle Announcement
-Remaining Questions/Comments
-Mix & Mingle

***Don't forget your modern quilty nametag, otherwise you won't be eligible for Door Prizes***

***Want to hone your modern quilting knowledge, in prep for trivia?  Be familiar with our STLMQG, the MQG, recent/very popular fabric collections, general all around Blog and Social Media stuff related to modern quilting

***Do you have a project, quilt, piece of handwork that you are working on and haven't brought to Show & Tell yet?  What are you waiting for...we love to see all modern quilting-related items. ***