Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ticket Raffle - The Ins & Outs

Come join us as we end 2011 with our 1st ever Ticket Raffle.

--To have fun and make a few extra $$ for the STLMQG; which will go towards Rental Space, Speaker's fees, Workshops, Retreats, etc.

3 for $1

--Donations should be things that you would like to win.  We appreciate all types of items; both quilting/craft related and non.  Be creative!  While there could be more excitement surrounding certain items, we love all of them equally and appreciate you generous support of our STLMQG.

Ticket to Donation Exchange Rate:
If the estimated Retail value of your entire donation is…
$10 or less = 5 Tickets
$11 - $30 you receive 10 Tickets
$31 - $50 you receive 15 Tickets
$51 and up = 20 tickets
**While we know that the #s above to not equate to selling tickets 3 for $1.  We are happy to have your support and while you will feel warm and fuzzy inside, we also wanted to provide you with a little something in return for your donation.    Keep in mind that this is a fund-raising effort for our guild, so we hope that you'll buy tickets as well. 

Raffle Directions:
Buy your tickets, or use the ones you received in exchange for your donation.  Write your full name on the ticket, or make up small stickers (Return Address size) to place on the back, if you don't want to write your full name over and over.  Find the item/items you wish to take a chance on, place your ticket into the corresponding bag and cross your fingers. There is no limit to the amount of tickets that you can place into each bag, so if you really want an item…put “all your eggs in one basket”.  Winners will be randomly selected.  There is no limit to the amount that you can win. 

If you have any questions, do not hestiate to ask.

------Exciting News------
We already received the following donations:

2 "Charm Packs" of Echo by Lotta Jansdotter,
one of which was donated by Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Modern Mix by Jessica Levitt
Sew Darn Cute by Jenny Ryan
1/2 yd bundle of various DS Quilts prints
Fat Qtrs of various Tula Pink's Parisville prints

...not pictured 8" Gingher Shears w/tin and cover
$10 iTunes Gift Card
Handmade Quilt

...more to come

Friday, November 18, 2011

Flickr Feature Friday #7

Step away from the Thanksgiving Grocery List for a minute and come enjoy a little bit of inspiration by way of Flickr Feature Friday. 


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This week's Flickr Feature Friday is brought to you by Tracy B.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall/Winter Charity Event

As the weather cools and we spend more time indoors,
do you think you could whip up a pillowcase or two for a good cause? 

For our Fall/Winter Charity Event we've decided to participate in the

We've set ourselves a lofty goal of 150 pillowcases by February 2012.
I donated to the One Million Pillowcase Challenge. Make a pillowcase, make a difference. Join quilters from around the nation today by making a pillowcase and donating it to charity. Click here to learn more.

You can grab this button (and others) for your blogs here!

Free patterns are available here!

For every pillow case you make you will be entered into our prize drawing!
You could win:
 a Reliable V50 Iron (generously donated by Reliable)
a gift card from Sew Mama Sew
Sarah Jane Children at Play Panel (courtesy of Michael Miller)
Sarah Jane Children at Play Panel and scrap pack (courtesy of Michael Miller)
a selection of scrap packs (courtesy of Michael Miller)
check back as more prizes will be added!

Westminster Fabric has made a generous donation to our guild's effort that allowed us to make over 60 pillow case kits available to our members.  50 kits were snatched up at the November meeting; thank you!!!We'll bring the remaining kits and hopefully a few more to the December meeting!

Michael Miller has made an amazing donation of wonderful modern fabrics!  We've made over 40 pillow case kits with fabrics such as Sarah Jane Children at Play and Violet Craft's Peacock Lane!  These new kits will be available at the December meeting!

As always, our deepest thanks for your support of our charity events!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Meeting Recap (November 12th, 2011)

Thank you to everyone who attended our meeting yesterday, and for our regulars who couldn't make it...you were missed.  Let's hop right into what happened.

  • Our Fall/Winter Charitable Gather will be making pillowcases as part of the American Patchwork & Quilting One Million Pillowcase ChallengeWestminster Fabrics graciously donated bolts of fabric; which our VP, Mary Claire, cut into kits.  Please keep your eyes here tomorrow for a blog post about our goals, links to tutorials, prize incentives, etc.  Pillowcases are due in February 2012.
  • Cara, back from her visit to Salt Lake City, gave us a recap of The Sewing Summit and topped it off with some giveaways.  Weren't you all loving her DIY messenger bag?
  • We *tried* to play Rob Your Neighbor; but no one wanted to steal from one another...finally, after some gentle pushing and prodding, we had a quick game and it was over before we knew it.  Note to self: don't play this game again :-)
  • Our members starting paying their 2012 dues.  Rene, our new Treasurer, had a line of "customers"; which is exciting to see.  YAY!!!
  • Finally, we discussed what was on tap for December's meeting which will include an extended edition of Show & Tell where each person is encourage to bring up to 5 items to show-off.  Additionally, we discussed the Ticket Raffle and showed off a few of the items that have already been donated.  We'll have a blog post up next week giving your more information about how you can participate in this event.

Finally, here a few other things that were mentioned that you might want to know about.

  • Nancy P. shared 2 postcards that she got from Houston Market; which she felt captured the Modern Aesthetic.  Abbey Lane Quilts and SUCH Designs
  • I let you all know that Sharon Bailey, Coordinator for the Quilts of Valor Foundation, will be coming up from Arkansas to do a community outreach program. There is no cost for the workshop, which is December 10th from 1-4pm at the Missouri History Museum.  It is open to the public, and she'd love for local quilters to show up to support their foundation's efforts to cover our wounder warriors with quilts. Sharon will be teaching whoever wants to learn, how to make a string block.

See you all next month.  Let's keep the conversation going on our STLMQG Flickr boards

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Meeting #15 - November 12th, 2011

Hello Modern Quilters,

It's supposed to be really nice Autumn weather on Saturday.  Hopefully, you can steal away a few brief hours and come to our next meeting.  We have some announcements and fun stuff planned.

Date: Saturday, November 12th
Time: 10:30am-1pm
Kirkwood Family YMCA
325 N. Taylor
St. Louis, MO 63122

**Remember, if you cannot find or don't want to hassle with street parking, there is a big FREE parking lot, behind the Church lot; which is accessible from Jefferson, 1 block south of the YMCA.


- Welcome & Guild Business
- Special Announcements / Quilting News
- You Oughta Know "Notions/Gadgets"
- Fall/Winter Charitable Gather Announcement
- Sewing Summit Recap
- Rob Your Neighbor "Fabric Swap" Game
- December Meeting Information and Events
- Show & Tell
- Remaining Questions / Comments
- 2012 Dues
- Door Prizes
- Mix & Mingle

**Our Photography 101 Discussion will be postponed until January 2012.

**If you want to participate in the Fabric Swap Game, pls bring a 1/2 yd or 2 FQ of a modern-style fabric or solid in an unmarked brown paper lunchbag, and join in the fun as we "Rob Our Neighbors".

**We will begin collecting 2012 Dues, which are $30 a year.  Please remember cash or your checkbook.  Additionally, for those who are already due-paying members...please check your email for more information.

**Please feel free to bring a Show & Tell item and remember we are a MODERN quilt guild.

**Don't forget your STLMQG nametag

Friday, November 4, 2011

Flickr Feature Friday #6

We hope that you've had fun the last few weeks, checking out several of the HABITAT Challenge quilts that were shown during October's meeting.  Now that it's Friday, do you know what that means?  Yay!  It's Flickr Feature Friday once again.


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This week's Flickr Feature Friday is brought to you by Carolyn Cleveland.