Monday, April 30, 2018

The STLMQG welcomes Latifah Saafir to St. Louis

We are sad to have to announce that this weekend's visit with Latifah Saafir has been canceled due to a personal medical emergency for Latifah. We are so sorry to everyone who was looking forward to her visit. We are hoping to be able to reschedule with Latifah in the coming months and will keep you updated as soon as we have more information.

The STLMQG is so excited to be bringing Latifah Saafir to St. Louis this June and is pleased to extend an invitation to her trunk show and lecture to the entire St. Louis-area quilting community.
Latifah Saafir is a pattern and fabric designer, teacher, and speaker who is known for her bold and innovative modern quilts. Combining her training as an engineer with her lifelong passion for sewing, Latifah creates designs that are graphic and contemporary, featuring challenging techniques with meticulous attention to detail. She is a co-founder of both the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild and the worldwide Modern Quilt Guild and has contributed to numerous modern quilting books in addition to creating her own extensive line of quilt patterns. Her popular Glam Clam quilt pattern epitomizes her fun, unique take on modern quilting.

To learn more about Latifah and her work, visit or follow her on Instagram @latifahsaafirstudios.
Latifah will be presenting a trunk show and lecture on her quilting journey and how she found her voice. The presentation is open to the public, and we hope you can join us! Details below.

Saturday, June 9, 2018
   --Doors open at 6:30 pm
   --Lecture starts promptly at 7 pm, followed by a meet and greet

The Center of Clayton
50 Gay Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
Meeting Rooms B & C (First Floor) 

--Free for STLMQG members
--$5 for non-members 

Latifah will be selling her patterns onsite.
If you are a local shop or quilt guild and would like to use this announcement,
Latifah will also be teaching two full-day workshops on Saturday, June 9th (Molehills Quilt) and Sunday, June 10th (Glam Clam Quilt) from 9:00 am-4:00 pm with a one-hour lunch break starting at noon.

Spots are still available in both workshops. Workshops are open to both STLMQG members ($45 fee) and non-members ($75 fee). Individuals who register for a workshop will receive a confirmation email with information on payment procedures and supply lists. You can read all about both workshops and the additional trunk show/lecture here.

Member registration can be done here, and non-member registration can be done here.
We hope to see you there!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Shannon Brinkley's Visit to the STLMQG

This past weekend, the STLMQG was pleased to host Shannon Brinkley, a quilter, pattern designer, book author, and creator of the Scrappy Applique technique. She hosted two workshops for our members on her signature technique and color confidence for quilters, as well as a trunk show and lecture that was open to both members and the public.

The weekend started with the Scrappy Applique workshop. Shannon showed everyone how to use interfacing and improv-cut pieces of fabric to create fun collages in a a variety of shapes, from city skylines to globes, trees, and elephants. It was a freeing and fun class!
Here are just some of the lovely finished pieces! You can find lots more pictures of the workshops on our guild's Instagram page.
A large, attentive crowd joined us that night for the trunk show, in which Shannon showed off many of her lovely pieces and told us more about scrappy applique and her creative process.
We finished off the weekend with the Color Confidence for Quilters workshop, in which Shannon guided members through color theory, helping them to divide their stashes into specific colors on the color wheel, make their own color wheels, and create usable fabric palettes.
It was such a fun, colorful weekend, and we're so pleased Shannon was able to join us!