Monday, August 20, 2012

100 Quilts for Kids

Swim, Bike, Quilt

Hello STLMQG members!

We announced our latest charity drive at Saturday's meeting, but wanted to be sure to re-cap all the important details for you here on the ol' blog.  We've asked Katie, who organizes the 100 Quilts for Kids online drive, if we can promote her efforts and throw a little extra incentives out to our members for participating.

Step One
Make a quilt to donate, or pick one from that pile you have in the corner over there.
If you are feeling extra generous, pick two or three!  There is no limit!

Step Two
Take a picture of your quilt(s) and blog about them or upload to Flickr.

Step Three
Go to the linky party over at Swim, Bike, Quilt! and add each of your entries (separately) to be eligible for the prizes Katie is offering.
* Please note that Katie's deadline is the 15th of October, but ours is the 13th.*

Step Four
Head back here to this very post and leave a comment with your linky number or numbers to be eligible to win the prizes offered by the STLMQG.

Step Five
Donate your quilts to the charity of your choice.
If you would like the STLMQG to collect and donate your quilt you MUST bring your quilt to the October meeting.  Collected quilts will be donated to Project Linus.
*All sizes are accepted-click on the Project Linus link for more information*

You have from now until October 13th to enter!
Winners will be drawn and announced at the October meeting!

What can you win?
I'm so glad you asked!

A 30 dollar gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop donated by Kristy
2 Jaybird Quilts Patterns and a Lazy Angle Ruler donated by Mary Claire
Layer Cake of Jovial by Basic Grey donated by Cindy
Fabric bundle donated by Bon Bon Atelier


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Meeting Recap (August 11th, 2012)

Our meeting yesterday was filled with some new faces and potential new members (Welcome!), lots of great inspiration thanks to our Inspiration Challenge and Show & Tell...along with a little sneakpeek of things to come in September.  If you missed any of it, here's a quick recap.

  • We discussed the QuiltCon Juried Quilt Show categories and as promised, here are links if you'd like to know more.  Remember, you don't have to be attending QuiltCon to participate.  The Quilt Show registration closes on November 30th.
  • The Member's Swap/Challenge committee led our Inspiration Challenge reveal where we saw a handful of quilts both large and small, and with a variety of Inspiration intrepretations.  If you participated in the challenge, make sure that you upload a photo to our Flickr group, so all of our members can see what you made.
  • Mary Claire announced our Fall Charitable Project in collaboration with Katie's 100 Quilts for Kids campaign.  We'll have a separate blog post up soon with all of the information you need.  In the meantime, note that you have until October 13th to participate and if you need that extra little incentive; there will be a handful of prizes given away.
Swim, Bike, Quilt

  • Our members brought a wide selection of Show & Tell and we were thrilled to see some of our guests participate too. 
  • We discussed our Guild Elections; which takes place in November and announced a few new roles that we hope our members will consider applying for including Fabric Raffle Chair and a full-fledged Charity Committee.
      • Fabric Raffle Chair: They will be given a small stipend to which they must purchase Modern-style fabric (Fat Qtr Bundles, Charm Packs, Jelly Rolls, Misc. cuts, etc) that will be raffled off during each meeting.  All members will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance at winning the Fabric brought in that month. 
      • Charity Committee:  We are hoping to get a small committee together that will help the Charity Committee Chair coordinate and execute 2 charitable activities each year.
      • We additionally asked our membership if they had suggestions for additional committees, etc that might be helpful for our guild to consider.  If you have any ideas, please do not hesitate to let us know.  We'll continue to discuss this topic at our September meeting as well; but welcome emails in the interim.
  • Finally, we had a little fun while discussing our September activity; which is sure to be a blast:  Modern Quilting Trivia.  The actual game details are still being worked out; but we tossed out a few questions to get the ball rolling.
      • In what city was the first MQG created?
            • Los Angeles
      • What month was our STLMQG founded? Year?
            • July. 2010
      • If I say Lizzy?
            • House

We hope that you had fun and look forward to seeing you again next month.  In the meantime, make sure you check back here on our Blog, as we'll be giving you additional information about some of the activities mentioned above.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Meeting #24 - August 11th, 2012

Hello Modern Quilters,

Who is ready to share their Inspiration Challenge quilt?  It's been several long months since we started on this journey, don't miss the reveal.

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

Date: August 11th, 2012
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: The Heights

-Welcome & Guild Business
    :: Membership #s for 2012
    :: Financial Information
    :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-Member's Swap/Challenge Committee (Inspiration Challenge Reveal)
-Fall Charitable Project Announcement
-Show & Tell
-Next Meeting Date (September 8th) & Next Month's Activities
    :: Modern Quilting Trivia (How much do you know?)
    :: Election/Committee Information
-Remaining Questions/Comments
-Mix & Mingle

     **Don't forget your nametag, quilty stuff for the freebie table, etc.

     **It's been a while since we did Show & Tell, so don't forget to bring your Modern Quilts and Projects.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Block Challenge & Quilt Show

By now you've certainly heard all the excitement surrounding QuiltCon next February in Austin, TX.  Yet, did you know that you can participate, even if you are unable to attend.

QuiltCon Block Challenge

Due: August 15th, 2012

Challenge:  "Your challenge is to use the colors of the QuiltCon logo to make a quilt block that reflects what modern quilting means to you. We encourage you to stretch yourself and plan an interesting composition that represents your own unique voice." -borrowed from the QuiltCon site

Misc: If you want to check out some of the blocks that have already been submitted, they have created a QuiltCon Block Challenge Flickr page. 


QuiltCon Quilt Show Call for Entries

Registration Opened: August 1st, 2012
Registration Closes: November 30th, 2012

  • Applique
  • Handwork
  • Improvisation
  • Minimalist Design
  • Use of Negative Space
  • Piecing
  • Modern Traditionalism
  • Group/Bee Quilts
  • Quilting Challenge (Modern in Miniature)
  • Fabric Challenge (Maasai Mara)

To learn about the specific info regarding these categories, please visit here and here.

Misc: While it's always nice to be chosen to participate, there are of course prizes totaling thousands of dollars...and who doesn't love that.  To see a full list of prizes, click here.   The official rules and entry form can be found here and it's not too late to start designing something specifically for this.


We definately want to encourage our members to consider submitting something, as we know there is ALOT of talent in our group.  If you have questions, let us know. 
You'll definately be hearing more about QuiltCon as more info is released.  If you don't get the QuiltCon Newsletter, you can sign-up here.