Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The STLMQG Welcomes Jacquie Gering

We are so overjoyed to welcome Jacquie Gering to St. Louis this July for two member's-only events.  If you are not familiar with her work, her book or her story, you are in for a treat.  If you know her and love her like we do, then be prepared for a great adventure.

Though she has been sewing all her life, quilting is a newly found passion for Jacquie. The improvisational spirit of the quilts of Gees Bend inspired her to make her first quilt and the improvisational approach provided the freedom she craved and the opportunity to explore her creative potential. Jacquie’s quilt designs fuse her Mennonite background and respect for tradition with her modern design aesthetic. Quilting Modern, Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts is her first book.

Jacquie is a contributing designer and author for Stitch, Modern Patchwork, Quilter's World and a regular columnist for Quilting Quarterly and her quilts have been featured in other national and international publications. She is one of the designers featured in the books, Block Party and We Love Color. Jacquie is a leader in the modern quilting movement and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Modern Quilt Guild and is one of the founding members and former president of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild. Jacquie teaches and talks quilting across the country and shares her designs and quilting knowledge on her popular blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio.


Friday, July 19th 
Quilting Modern : Honoring Tradition
In this 1 hour lecture, Jacquie shares her journey to find her voice as a modern quilter. 

--Free to STLMQG due-paying members, $10 if you forget to wear your nametag--

Doors Open:  7 pm
Lecture:   7:30 - 8:30
Meet & Greet:    8:30 - 9:30
Light refreshments will be served


Saturday, July 20th 
Modern Crazy Piecing
--3 hour workshop = $35--

  Workshop 1    9am-12pm
Workshop 2    2pm-5pm

*Due to the large number of members wanting to attend, we are offering the same workshop
twice (morning and afternoon session). 

**Both events are open to STLMQG due-paying members only, due to the nature and size of our guild**

Both the lecture and workshop will be held at:
Trinity Lutheran Church
14088 Clayton Road
Chesterfield, MO  63017 

Workshop Sign-Up:

The cost is $35, of which $5 will be donated to a local charity on behalf of Jacquie. Sign-ups are first come, first serve.  You will reserve your spot by using the Sign-Up form; which will be emailed to due-paying members on June 15th.  This reserves your spot for 10 days. IF YOU DO NOT PAY FOR THE CLASS BY JUNE 25TH, YOUR SPOT WILL BE RELEASED TO THE FIRST PERSON ON THE WAIT LIST. Information regarding how to pay will be included in an email confirming your reserved spot.

Cancellation Policy:

If you sign up and pay for a spot then cancel before July 17th, you will be refunded $30, less the $5 charity donation. Any cancellations after 12AM CST July 17th will not be refunded under any circumstances.

The STLMQG is also collaborating with Janie Lou Quilts on Manchester.  They are carrying Jacquie's book, available now (price is always 25% off retail).  They are also offering STLMQG Workshop attendees, a 15% discount on fabric/supplies.  YAY -let's support our local quilt shops. 

Thanks Janie Lou!!  

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Meeting Recap (June 8th 2013)

We were happy to see so many familiar faces at our meeting yesterday, and equally excited to see some new faces as well.  Thanks for spending your Saturday morning with us.

  • The Sew-In Saturday Sign-Ups were sent out yesterday at 9pm.  We are close to "sold-out" already, so if you didn't get an email, please check your spam folder immediately...and if you received an email and haven't signed up yet...what are you waiting for :-)
  • Lynne, our VP and Charity Committee Co-Chair, reminded us of some of the activities and collections that are going on around the nation right now.  Additionally, both she and Tonie, will be working on putting together a local activity in the next few months.
  • Cindy, speaking on behalf of the Member's Swap/Challenge Committee announced our next Challenge featuring the Ohio Star block.  Everything you need to know about the challenge can be found under the Challenge tab at the top of the page.  For all those participating, the quilt is due in September.  We can't wait to see how you modernize this traditional block.
  • We are excited to be bringing Jacquie Gering to St. Louis this July, where she will be sharing her amazing talent with our guild.  Look for a separate blog post and email later this week, highlighting info on her lecture and workshop.  These events are open to STLMQG due-paying members only.

Next month is our 3rd Anniversary as a guild and we could not be more pleased to be sharing in this celebration with all of you.  We'll have cake, some special giveaways and other surprises too.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Meeting #34 -- June 8th, 2013

Hello Modern Quilters,

We are looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday.  New to our group, Welcome! Bring a friend, the more the merrier.

Date: June 8th, 2013
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership #s for 2013
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-Monthly Fabric Raffle
-Challenge Announcement (Members' Swap/Challenge Committee)
-July Speaker (Volunteer Opportunities & Workshop Info)
-Show & Tell : Expanded Edition
-Next Meeting Date (July 13th)
-Remaining Questions/Comments
-Mix & Mingle

***This month's Fabric Raffle is a Fat 8th bundle of Rashida Coleman-Hale's Tsuru by Cloud 9 fabrics, this is organic fabric people...get excited.

 ***If you didn't bring your Room-By-Room Swap item to last month's meeting, please be sure that you bring it with you this month, otherwise drop us an email to let us know. 

***Make sure that you wear your modern quilting nametag each and every month. Not only does it show your appreciation for your fellow member and the guild; but it's a simple way to enter yourself into our monthly DoorPrize drawing.

***We want to see your modern Show & Tell projects, fabric, books, etc.  This month is an Expanded Edition; which is an opportunity to share a few more projects then usual with your fellow members.  Let's see your in progress and finished works, newest modern fabric purchases, etc.  Let's limit this to no more then 5 pieces/items a member please. 
See you Saturday!!