Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Have you heard?

We talked about a few of these events during the meeting a few weeks ago; but we wanted to make sure that you had all of the info in front of you.
St. Charles Historical Society is hosting "One Hundred Years of Quilt Making" with guest speaker Ann Hazelwood. 
  • When: Saturday July 28th
  • Time: 12pm (Noon)
  • Where:  Stegton Regency Banquet Center  1450 Wall Street, St. Charles MO  63303
  • Fee: $15
  • Questions & Reservations: 636-946-9828
We've been told that there is a cute little quilt shop in Owensville, MO that has modern fabric including Pre-Cuts galore, pearl cotton, embroidery items, etc  Wanna check it out...here's what you need to know
  • Name: In The Niche
  • Site:  In The Niche
  • Address: 106 E. Peters Ave  Owensville, MO  65066

Interested in submitting your quilts into a Quilt Show...how about this
Cornucopia of Quilts, sponsored by Scheffel Financial Services, Inc. and Curated by Joan Wentz and Jenice Belling.  Jenice owns the Quilted Garden in Edwardsville, IL. 

  • When: November 2-23rd
  • Where: Edwardsville Arts Center  6165 Center Grove Rd  Edwardsville, IL  62025
  • Submitting:  Our VP, Mary Claire, tells us that if you are interested in submitting your quilt to this juried show, you should sent Jenice an email with photos and quilt information.

Looking for other Quilt Show opportunities...how about QuiltCon.  Make sure you check out the following posts for all the info you need.  Quilt Show Entries open on August 1st and remember you don't have to be attending QuiltCon to participate.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Meeting Recap (July 14th, 2012)

Okay, so was it just us or did you go home and crash after the meeting too? 

It was an exciting whirlwind of activities and hopefully this recap will help you remember some of it.  We know that there was alot of information given out, so make sure that you check out the links where available.

Before we begin, we want to give a big Shout Out and Thank You to Betsy and Emily from Bon Bon Atelier.  They drove all the way from Kansas City so they could share some of their goodies with us.

  • Our next Sew-In Saturday is July 28th from 9am-9pm and is open to all due-paying members.  The cost is 1 FQ of a Modern Fabric.  It's a great opportunity to not only spread out and work on your own projects; but check out what your fellow members are doing.  Plus who doesn't like lots of munchies and laughter.   Check your email later this evening for enrollment information and remember don't delay as attendance is capped at 30.
  • The Sweet Sewfull Event in Brunswick, MO is happening Fri-Sun July 20th-22nd.  To learn more, please visit the website.
  • Fabric Nosherie is hosting a Garage Sale on Saturday, August 18th.  If you'd like to rent a space for $5, please give them a call.  Also, if you'd like to help them with a charity sew-in, head on over to the shop on Friday, August 31st from 5:30-??
  • The long-awaiting QuiltCon Lecture/Workshop schedule was released this past Monday to a flurry of excitement.  If you'd like to learn more about QuiltCon, please visit their website.  Oh, and don't forget, it's not too late to get in on the QuiltCon Block Challenge.  The blocks are due August 15th.

  • After Betsy and Emily from Bon Bon Atelier introduced their shop, our members quickly jumped in line so they could buy the newest fabrics "hot off the UPS truck".  
  • While the shopping extravaganza was going on, our members' enjoyed a bit of cake to celebrate our guild's 2nd anniversary. 
  • Finally, Mary Claire gave a presentation on "White Space in Modern Quilts".  Although whatever you do, don't ask her for a copy ;-)
  • To end the meeting we gave away lots of wonderful goodies (fabric, magazines, books, and even some thread) as a close to our 2nd anniversary.

Finally, as the seconds were ticking away on the clock we wanted to get a group photo as a keepsake of what matters most...Our Members.

Photo courtesy of Lynne


We'll miss you Miss Nancy
Don't forget to stay in touch and let us know how things are going in Arizona.


Monday, July 9, 2012

Meeting #23 - July 14th, 2012

Hello Modern Quilters,

Now that the heatwave is over and we are back to "normal" 90 degree weather, let's make a date to get together Saturday.  It's a jam-packed meeting that you won't want to miss.

New to our group, Welcome! Bring a friend, the more the merrier.

Date: July 14th, 2012
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership #s for 2012
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-You Oughta Know "Notions/Gadgets" Monthly
-Member's Swap/Challenge Committee (Inspiration Challenge Questions)
-Bon Bon Atelier Pop Up Shop
-"White Space in Modern Quilts" Presentation
-STLMQG 2nd Anniversary Celebration
    :: Group Photo
-Show & Tell (only if time allows)
-Next Meeting Date (August 11th) & Next Month's Activities
    :: Inspiration Challenge Quilt Reveal
    :: Activity Introduction & Sign Up
-Remaining Questions/Comments
-Mix & Mingle
          **Don't forget to bring $$ with you, as you'll be able to buy lots of goodies from the
Bon Bon Atelier Pop Up Shop**
          **Picture Time...we'll be taking headshots of those members' who want to be included in the Membership Roster (available only to due-paying members)**
          **Don't forget your nametag, stuff for the freebie table, etc**
          **We all love Show & Tell, so feel free to bring 2 items max; but note that if we are running short on time, we will hold off until next month**
Looking forward to seeing you all there!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bon Bon Atelier - Guest Post

Hello St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild!

First of all, thanks so much for inviting us to your meeting next week, we are so excited to visit St. Lou, one of our favorite cities!

In 2005 my sister and I got the bug to open our own store. We had grown up being involved with a retail store and tea room that my mom had opened, so it was kind of ingrained in us. In 2006 we opened bon bon atelier. With my degree and interest in fashion and my sister being a jewelry designer we originally opened the store to showcase locally made accessories, clothing and gift items.

On the side my sister Emily knitted and I sewed. A lot. And we were having a heck of a time finding the fabric and yarn that we wanted in our area. So bon bon dropped it's clothing and accessories and brought in fabric and yarn.

I had worked at Liberty in London some years before and fell in Love with their fabric. They were one of the first lines we brought in. We also added Kokka, Westminster, Free Spirit, Cloud 9 and so on.

In the yarn department Emily has been piling us up with Cascade, Lorna's Laces and Sweet Georgia. And of course we stocked up on patterns and books and notions. We also teach sewing and knitting classes for beginner to advanced levels.

We think it's important to support our local artists and economy so we still carry handmade gift items such as jewelry, bath fizzies and even dishware! We also host a craft fair every summer, the Ric Rac Roundup. It has all Kansas City designers and is a much anticipated event every summer.

We are so happy to find ourselves a fabric and yarn store,  nothing makes us more excited than getting new patterns, prints and colors. We also love the community of crafters that has sprung up around the shop. Knowing that there other people in this world with a project list as long as ours, a stash of fabric as large (or larger) than ours and more tubs of yarn that we have makes us feel a little saner!

We look forward to seeing you next week, and if you are on our website and see a fabric you want us to bring, we are happy to take requests!

Betsy & Emily

Betsy & Emily from Bon Bon Atelier will be hosting a Pop Up Shop
during our meeting Saturday, July 14th.
Please be sure to bring $$ with you if you wish to purchase something.