Monday, December 14, 2015

Meeting Recap (December 12th, 2015)

Saturday's meeting, our last of 2015, was filled with lots of information and opportunities, here are some things you may have missed, or want to review further.

  • Interested in participating in The MQG's Fabric Challenge "Sashing Stash" beginning in early 2016?  The registration email will be sent by The MQG on December 19th, 9am central. As always there are more members then they have available fabric to give away; but that doesn't mean that if you miss the "free fabric" you can't participate, as this fabric is available at several shops, so check in with them to see if they will carry it.  All of the rules and registration details can be found at this link : Get Ready for the Riley Blake Fabric Challenge Spring 2016!

  • Another opportunity that is available to all modern quilters, or those looking to work on their modern techniques is Lucky Spool's Mighty Lucky Quilting Club. This subscription based club focuses on challenging you with design concepts in the quilt making process.  The challenges will go out each month via email, and participants are encouraged to share their progress on social media using the hashtag #mightylucky . To check out the top-notch Quilters who will be leading these monthly challenges and to learn more about the club, check out this site : Mighty Lucky Quilting Club. For our STLMQG members, be sure to check your email about a potential savings on the yearly subscription price.

  •  We played a quick game of "Yes/No" to see how our members stacked up against one another when it came to answering simple questions like : 
    • I have been known to keep scraps smaller then 2" x 2"
    • I am part of a quilting bee
    • I have brought travelling projects to meetings, kid's events, on vacation
    • Etc.
  • Our main event, our annual Fundraiser, drew lots of excitement as our members took a chance at taking home lots of goodies including patterns, fabric bundles, notions, books, and even gift certificates.  Rene, our Treasurer, is still tallying what we brought in; but first estimations show that it was a profitable day; which will go a long way towards our events and activities in the coming year. To see some of the items that our members won, be sure to check out the hashtag #stlmqg on Instagram.  Thanks again to all those who donated items, as this annual event could not happen without you.

On behalf of the Officers...
Thank You, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Meeting #60 - December 12th, 2015

Hello Modern Quilters,

This month we would like to reflect on the year, celebrate all of the good times we have had, the new friends we have made, and new quilting challenges we have taken on.  We hope that you will join us as we close out 2015 with our annual fundraiser; which is sure to be a blast.

Date: December 12th, 2015
Time: 10am - 12:30pm 
Location: The Heights


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

-Officer Introduction
-I Have Game
-Collect remaining items for Fundraiser
---Break to Setup Room----Pay 2016 Dues
-Fundraiser Event
-Show & Tell
-Mix & Mingle

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

::  Please, please, please do not forget your dues!! They are $40 and can be paid by cash or check (made out to the STLMQG).  All dues must be paid by this meeting, so that we can get final numbers into The MQG.

:: Are you new to our guild and haven't had the pleasure of participating in our annual Fundraiser...check out this link from 2013; which breaks it all down for you.  Want to participate, don't forget cash or your checkbook, and a pen/marker; which makes ticket writing easier on you.  For those who donated items, you'll be given your tickets during the break.

:: Don't forget your modern Show & Tell projects, fabrics, books, etc.  Let's be inspired!

See You Saturday!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sew Me St. Louis 2015

Sew Me St. Louis logo
On October 24th and 25th, approximately 45 of our members gathered to sew, laugh and play together.  As you can see from the photos; which were uploaded to Instagram using the #sewmestl, it was a blast.

Things started quietly; but then kicked into high gear thanks to our wonderful Workshop Teachers...Heather, Jan and Kristy.

Sew Me St. Louis 2015
Photo c/o @stlmqg
(Heather was teaching applique)

Sew Me St. Louis 2015
Photo c/o @moonlightsewing
(Jan was teaching several blocks from her book, Cut and Shuffle Quilts)

There was of course lots of other sewing going on in the main ballroom...

Sew Me St. Louis 2015
Photo c/o @ldpatterson

And of course there were door prizes...

Sew Me St. Louis 2015
Photo c/o @quiltamomma

Saying Thank You isn't enough considering how generous the following companies were; but they all wanted to be a part of our retreat in some way and we could not be more humbled by their donations.  

We encourage you to send them a shout-out on social media, drop them an email, and of course consider shopping with them during this holiday season.   

There are of course others to Thank...including our Officers for ensuring things went smoothly, as well as Carolyn and Tess from our Events Committee who took the reigns and collected all of the donations, and the handful of members (you know who you are) who donated items and/or volunteered their time.  

We certainly plan on doing this again next October, so stay tuned for info coming in the first quarter of 2016.