Sunday, March 10, 2013

Meeting Recap (March 9th, 2013)

Thanks to everyone for braving the miserable rainy conditions to visit our meeting yesterday, we were glad to see that by the time our meeting was over the skies cleared and the sun was shining.

Second, we want to Thank You for an AMAZING meeting.  While we create the programming, it's not the same without audience participation and you all definately made this one a great one. 

Now onto the day's events, things you may have missed, links and dates you need to know:

  • We now have 67 due-paying members, as 4 "new to us" members joined yesterday...WELCOME! 
  • All due-paying members should have received an email from Kelly, our Secretary, about our 1st Sew-In Saturday (March 30th, 9am-9pm).  This is now "Sold Out" and there is a waitlist already.  Please mark your calendars for the other Sew-In Saturday dates (June 29th, August 31st and November 30th)...all of which will have corresponding workshops as well.
  • The Thimble & Thread bi-annual Quilt Show is next weekend (March 16th-17th) in Queeny Park.  Check out this link for more information.
  • The Modern Quilt Guild Call for Quilts is now open.  If you have ever considered entering one of your modern quilts in a show, now's a great time to do it.  You have until April 26th to enter.
  • The STLMQG Charity Committee is looking for feedback from the membership.  Head on over to Flickr if you haven't already done so and leave your thoughts/comments.  Link Here.

  • Big round of applause for our VP, Lynne, who created the Name This (*) game; which showed how classic traditional blocks can be "modernized" thanks to fabric, color and placement choices.  Remember folks, it's not all about Improv and Wonky Blocks...sometimes it's the little choices one makes that determines whether or not a quilt is Modern, Contemporary or Traditional.  If you would like to see ALOT of really inspiring modern quilts, head on over to Fresh Modern Quilts for a dose of inspiration.
  • We hope you enjoyed the QuiltCon Recap led by Casey York and Kristy Daum.  To watch the Craftsy's QuiltCon Lecture Series just click on the previous link.

  • Have you seen the Modern Quilt Guild's brand new website which launched a few weeks ago, it's super clean, easy to navigate and includes lots of information including the dates and venues for the SewDowns (all inclusive weekends) if you are interested in learning more about them.

Finally, just a few words about our programming, as many of you know we are in our 3rd year here in the STLMQG.  We continue to listen to our members who told us that in Year One we did way too much, in Year Two we overcompensated and did too little; now that we are in Year Three, we have a great assortment of activities which include; but are not limited to the following:
  • Members Swap/Challenge Committee (2 Swaps and 1 Challenge)
  • Discussions & Presentations (Batting 101, All About Binding, Modern Handwork and much more)
  • Speaker & Corresponding Workshop (Dates and More Info to Come)
  • Quarterly Sew-In Saturdays w/Workshops, along with smaller and more intimate sewing opporunitites throughout the year
  • Bigger & Better Ticket Raffle
  • And Much Much More
Don't forget that the fun doesn't have to end once you leave our meetings, you can keep the conversations going and inspiration streaming by visiting us on social media.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Meeting #31 - March 9th, 2013

Hello Modern Quilters,

I don't know about you; but I cannot wait for Saturday.  Not only is it our March meeting; but the weather is supposed to be in the 50s...WooHoo!!!

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

Date: March 9th, 2013
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
  :: Membership #s for 2013
  :: Financial Information
  :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-Monthly Fabric Raffle
-QuiltCon Recap and some prizes
-MQG Big Announcement
-2013 Activities/Demos/Presentations
-Show & Tell
-Next Meeting Date (April 13th)
-Remaining Questions/Comments
-Mix & Mingle

***Please be sure to bring a few extra $$ if you want to take a chance at winning this month's Fabric Raffle. This is what is up for grabs:

***Have you made your nametag yet? Have you been wearing it to the meetings? Let's not forget that a nametag enters you into the DoorPrize drawing.
***We want to see your modern Show & Tell projects, fabric, books, etc.  Let's limit this to 3 pieces/items a member please.
See you Saturday!!