Thursday, April 28, 2016

2016 Charitable Project

STLMQG Cares / The St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild

The Charity Committee collaborated to create this year's 2016 charity project; which we are happy to share with you today if you missed the announcement at April's meeting.

Weighted Lap Pads 
for the sensory friendly children in the St. Louis area

Please find below a link to the Information/Direction Packet; which provides you with everything you need to know to assist you with making one or more weighted lap pads. 

We look forward to seeing what you create and hope that you will share snapshots on social media, being sure to use the hashtag #stlmqg so we can see what you have created. 

The Charity Committee will be collecting the lap pads in the coming months; with the final due date being our August meeting, 8/13.

Thanks for sharing your talents with our St. Louis community.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Meeting Recap (April 9th, 2016)

Thank you to the members and guests who attended April's guild meeting, read on to see what you may have missed and or need to check out.

  • For those that are participating, how is your Sashing Stash Challenge coming along?  Did you know the due date has been extended to May 31st?

  • Casey from the Member's Swap/Challenge Committee handed out everyone's blocks for the I-70 swap and we did a quick reveal to see the variety of blocks which participants are working with, remember your finished project is due at the July meeting.  Check out the hashtag #i70swap to see what everyone is working on.

  • A big thank you to Marianne Belcke, for presenting this month's trunk show. 

  • Our members announced several Wins! this month, and we encourage you to share yours with us next month.  Did you finish a quilt, have a pattern published, receive an invitation to teach, or finally cleaned your studio...all of those are good things to share.

  • Jessica, our guild's Secretary, talked briefly about our Sew-Ins at Janie Lou; which is a great opportunity to get together with a smaller group.  The upcoming dates are May 7th, August 20th and November 5th.

We uploaded photos of most of the Show & Tell items to our Instagram page (@stlmqg), if you missed the meeting and would like some inspiration, head on over there to check it out.

Looking for inspiration of a different kind, the Missouri History Museum has an exhibit running which is titled Little Black Dress
Missouri History Museum // Little Black Dress exhibit
The Charity Committee announced this year's project; which is to make weighted lap pads for the sensory friendly kids in our area.  We will be sharing a separate blog posts on this; with instructions and everything you need to know to participate. 

Finally, in preparation for our annual in-town retreat, SewMeSTL, which is happening October 8th and 9th, we are looking for workshop instructors.  Are you interested in sharing your talents with our guild, please click on the following link where you will be taken to the application.  

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on Saturday, May 14th. Until then, visit us on social media.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Meeting #63 - April 9th, 2016

Hello Modern Quilters,

Spring is in the air, so let's spend some time together indoors...haha! We hope to see you at our meeting this Saturday. 

Date: April 9th, 2016
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights


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

-I70 Swap with Kansas City Continues (Blocks distributed)
-Charity Committee Announcement
-Member Trunk Show = Showcasing the talents of Marianne Belcke
-2016 Event Discussion
   :: Quarterly Sew-Ins
   :: Nashville Roadtrip Update
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

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

:: 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!!!