Thursday, June 26, 2014

Meeting Recap (June 14th, 2014)

Thank you for another fun-filled Saturday. Here is a recap in case you missed any of what happened. 

  • Our Member's Swap/Challenge Committee announced their Challenge for this year; which is a "Celebration of St. Louis".  Need some inspiration, consider visiting the MO History Museum as they are hosting lots of great events centered around the St. Louis celebration.  Your challenge quilt/item is due at the September meeting, so you'll have lots of time to be inspired.

  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the Quilting Book activity, it was lovely to see such a wide range of books featured, and we hope that it inspired you to check your local library or even purchase one or two of them.

  • We collected lots of valuable data on the topics you would want to learn about at our October Workshop/Lecture/Sew-In event.  More information will be made available soon.

  • Your Michael Miller Challenge is due at the July meeting.  We cannot wait to see what you have been creating.

  • For those who signed up in May to participate in the Bay Area MQG "Orphan Block" Swap, your item is due at the July meeting.   

  • Finally, July is our guild's 4th anniversary...YAY!!!  We would like to continue the tradition of recognizing our member's achievements over the past year. We know that we have lots of amazing talent in the guild, some have won awards, some have finished their first quilt, some have had their work shown at Quilt Market, some are writing books or had their work published.  With a guild of 90 members, it is hard to keep track of all of your achievements, so drop us an email, or send us a Facebook message and let us know what you have been up to. 

A continued thank you to everyone who is playing along with our WOW (War on WIP), it has been interesting to see all of your older WIP, and with each finish it brings you closer to a clean slate.

We will see you next month, July 12th.  Until then, let's keep the 
conversation going over on Facebook and Instagram.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Meeting #46 - June 14th, 2014

Hello Modern Quilters,

It feels like it has been ages since we last met.  So, pull up a chair and let's have some fun, shall we. 

Date: June 14th 2014
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-Charity Committee Update
-Membership Challenge/Swap Committee Activity (Challenge Announcement)
-Quilting Books : Discussion, Inspiration, Etc.
-WOW (War on WIP) Show & Tell 
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

-------------------------- This Month's Activity ------------------------------

We will be discussing Quilting Books, and answering questions like... 

  • What do you look for when buying them? 
  • Do you actually make the projects inside, or are they just inspiration? 
  • What are your prized books?  
  • Etc.

As we want to hear from our members, please bring a quilting book from your personal collection that has inspired you, is a constant resource for technique, has excellent photography, etc.  While there is bound to be some duplication, we likely have different reasons for buying a particular book.  Additionally, we will have a collection of several books at our meeting that you can peruse, because we all know that a picture is worth a thousand words.

---------------------- OnGoing Activities ------------------------

:: Michael Miller Fabric Challenge - Due at July meeting

:: Bay Area MQG "Orphan Block" Swap - Due at July meeting

See You Saturday!!