Friday, July 18, 2014

Meeting Recap (July 12th, 2014)

This month we celebrated many things, the first of which was our guild's Fourth anniversary, the second of which was our members and their accomplishments over the last year.  Our guild is filled with so much talent; but most are very humble so we do not hear of their achievements, and so each anniversary we like to celebrate and recognize our members.

Resounding cheers were heard with each new announcement:

  • Finished a WIP
  • Had a pattern published in a magazine
  • Self-published a pattern
  • Wrote a book
  • Had a quilt juried into a quilt show
  • Won a ribbon/prize at a quilt show
  • Participated in our STLMQG Cares Pillow-Bomb event
  • Finished their 1st quilt this past year
Of course we had some other exciting things to get to as well, so here is a little recap.

  • The Bay Area MQG "Orphan Block" swap items were revealed, all of which will be boxed up and mailed out later this month.  If you participated and did not turn in your item, look for an email in your inbox this weekend.
  • The Michael Miller Fabric Challenge was an enormous hit and our members really brought their A-Game.  Photos of many of the quilts have been posted on our guild's Facebook page.  Don't forget that if you are entering The MQG big challenge, you need to upload your photo to the Finished Michael Miller Fabric Challenge category; which can be found on The MQG Community site. The due date is July 25th.
  • The QuiltCon Quilt Show Call for Entries is open.  Head on over to the QuiltCon site to check out the rules, categories and prizes.  
  • Hawthorne Threads is hosting a WIP-It Wednesday on Instagram.  Every Wednesday, when you see their Instagram post, upload a photo of your WIP and tag it @hawthornethreads and #htWIPit.  Each Monday they will pick their favorite and the winner receives a "substantial mystery prize".
  • Are you participating in the Celebration of St. Louis Challenge that our Member's Swap/Challenge committee announced in June.  Your challenge entry is due at the September meeting so you still have time to hop on board.  Information can be found on the Challenge tab at the top of our blog. 
  • The meeting was capped off with our WOW (War on WIP) Show & Tell and our regular Show & Tell.
Don't forget if you are interested in teaching/lecturing at our October event, you need to fill out the application by July 23rd.  Details and the link were sent to all dues-paying members this past Saturday.

We will see you next month, until then, let's keep the conversation going over on 
Facebook and Instagram.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Meeting #47 - July 12th, 2014

Hello Modern Quilters,

Come one, come all...and help us celebrate our guild's 4th Anniversary. If partying isn't your thing, then come for the Show & Tell, and reveals...we have a lot of them this month.  

Date: July 12th 2014
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership Information
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-4th Anniversary Celebration
-Michael Miller Fabric Challenge reveal
-Bay Area MQG "Orphan Block" Swap reveal
-WOW (War on WIP) Show & Tell 
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

-------------------------- This Month's Activity ------------------------------

:: Michael Miller Fabric Challenge reveal

:: Bay Area MQG "Orphan Block" Swap reveal

---------------------- OnGoing Activities ------------------------

Member's Challenge/Swap Committee Activity - due at September meeting

See You Saturday!!