Sunday, March 13, 2016

Meeting Recap (March 12th, 2016)

Thank you to everyone who attended March's guild meeting, you certainly helped make it an exciting one.  Read on to see what you may have missed and or need to check out.

  • Casey collected everyone's blocks for the I-70 swap and it sounds like we have the perfect number of participants.  If you took a photo of your block; but haven't uploaded it yet to Instagram, be sure to use the hashtags #i70swap and #stlmqg
  • Thank you to Dottie, Casey, Becca and Silvia for giving us a recap of their experiences at QuiltCon 2016; which was held in Pasadena a few weeks ago.  One of them mentioned the article that was in the L.A. Times; which we have included a link to here if you would like to read it. Interested in attending the next QuiltCon, it will be in Savannah, GA next year.  Visit this link to learn more.
  • Another big thank you to Mary Claire, for presenting this month's trunk show.  If you are unfamiliar with her work, or would like to see more, be sure to follow her on Instagram (@splendorfalls).
  • Finally the day's big event was Quilting Trivia; which made for some entertainment as well as education. It is surprising the random bits of knowledge we all collect and store away for times such as these.  
We have uploaded on our guild's Instagram page (@stlmqg) most of the quilts and items shown during this month's Show & Tell, please be sure to check it out.  

Here are some upcoming events and or opportunities you might be interested in.

  • Bits & Pieces Quilt Guild is hosting their bi-annual Quilt Show at Queeny Park this coming weekend 3/19 - 3/20.  Admission is $7 and is good for both days.  Please visit their website to learn more...Fanfare of Quilts 2016.
  • Have you heard the call for quilts by the Ontario Museum of History & Art.  They are holding a show 12/1 - 1/22 in Ontario, California and are looking for quilts to be juried into the show. To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the links below.

Jessica, our guild's Secretary will be sending out two emails Sunday evening to all dues-paying members. Please be sure that you read them and respond where needed, as they will help us to gather information for our June Roadtrip to Nashville, and our upcoming Quarterly Sew-In.

See you in April; but keep the conversation going on Facebook and IG.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Meeting #63 - March 12th, 2016

Hello Modern Quilters,

This weekend's forecast is predicting lots of rain, so how about we spend some time together indoors. We have lots of things to see and do, so we hope to see you there. 

Date: March 12th, 2016
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News

-I70 Swap with Kansas City Begins (Blocks Due-See Rules Here)
-QuiltCon 2016 Recap
-Member Trunk Show = Showcasing the talents of Mary Claire Goodwin
-Quilting Trivia
-2016 Calendar Announcements
   :: Quarterly Sew-Ins
   :: Nashville Roadtrip Update
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

-------------------------- FYI ------------------------------

::  It is not too late to participate in the I-70 Swap with Kansas City.  Your block is due at our meeting which means you still have a couple of days to get one made.  Don't forget to sign-up and also bring your filled out Block Form.  All the directions and forms can be found on this previous post [I-70 Swap with KCMQG].

:: This month's group activity will test your Quilting Knowledge on things such as Popular Modern Fabric Collections, Quilt Blocks, Industry Logos, Notions and a Kona Cotton Color Challenge.  Come prepared to have some fun and likely lots of laughs.

:: Let's see what fun modern quilty things you have been working on. Please limit your Show & Tell to 3 items per member.  Additionally, in an effort to ensure we have time for everyone, please make sure you give us the abbreviated story.  

:: Interested in starting a project; but unsure what to make.  Come and take a look at our Quilting Library, donated by Lucky Spool.  Members can check out one book a month, with the understanding that it will be returned the following month.

:: Remember the Freebie Table  rules have changed. Whatever you bring that is left over at the end of the meeting, you must take back with you, or dispose of accordingly (throw it out, donate to Goodwill, etc).

See You Saturday!!!