Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Meeting Recap (September 8, 2018)

Thank you to everyone who came out to Saturday's meeting and trunk show and workshops with Latifah Saafir! It was great to see everyone and have some fun!

  • Gayle, our Treasurer, gave us the updated financial info.
  • Krista, our Secretary, announced our membership numbers and passed out our new MQG membership cards and pins.
  • Marie, our VP, announced several pieces of quilting news and happenings (more about these will be sent via email).
  • Jessica, our President, covered several items:
    • The hand-sew happy hours and location for the entire year have been posted to the blog. This month's meet-up will be on Tuesday, September 18.
    • SewMeSTL is going to be three days of fun this year (October 5-7)! Info on activities and the schedule will be sent via email this week. You can find all the other details on the retreat in this post.
  • As a reminder, we have lots of items due in November (our next monthly meeting):
    • QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge blocks
    • Final Nurses for Newborns quilts (Charity Committee). You can find all of the details here.
    • 2018 Colors of the Year Challenge entries (Member Swap and Challenge Committee). You can find all of the details here.
    • Final Rainbow BOM entries (be sure to finish your blocks for at least 9 of the 10 colors to receive your 5 bonus points). You can find all of the details here.
    • Block Lotto#4 blocks. You can find all of the details here.
  • Jessica announced the next Rainbow Block of the Month (BOM) Challenge color -- blue! You can find all of the details here.
  • For this month's activity, we welcomed Latifah Saafir for a trunk show and lecture entitled "My Journey, My Vision, My Voice." You can read more about it and see lots of pictures in this blog post.

  • We wrapped up the meeting with a great Show and Tell. Keep an eye on our Instagram page to see lots more pics of the meeting, show and tell, and our members' projects throughout the month.

Reminder: We will not have an October meeting because of SewMeSTL, our annual retreat, which will take place Oct. 5-7. Get excited, everyone! More details in this post.

Latifah Saafir's Visit to the STLMQG

This past weekend, the STLMQG was pleased to host Latifah Saafir, a quilter, pattern and fabric designer, creator of the Glam Clam clamshell technique, and co-founder of the Modern Quilt Guild. She hosted two workshops for our members, as well as a trunk show and lecture that was open to both members and the public.
The weekend started off with the trunk show and lecture -- titled "My Journey, My Vision, My Voice" -- in which Latifah showed off so many of her beautiful creations, led us through a journey of how she discovered her voice, and challenged us to be a bold with our own creative visions. Everyone definitely walked away inspired.
On Saturday afternoon, Latifah led a number of members in her signature Glam Clam workshop. Using her specially created templates, Latifah has perfected the method for creating this traditional -- but often difficult to piece -- shape. With her tips and guidance, our members were curve confident in no time!
On Sunday, we wrapped up the weekend with Latifah's more intermediate curves workshop focused on her Molehills quilt. She led participants through each step, helping to make sure they didn't turn their molehills into mountains.

It was so fun to see all the wonderful fabric combinations members came up with in both classes and to watch their curve confidence grow. Thank you for a wonderful weekend, Latifah!

Want to see more? You can find lots more pictures of the weekend on our Instagram page and the #latifahvisitsstlmqg hashtag.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Meeting #86 (September 8, 2018)

Hello modern quilters! Can you believe it's September already? Be honest -- who's already had their first (or 12th) pumpkin spice latte of the year? No judging here. This month, we're excited to be hosting Latifah Saafir, one of the founders of the Modern Quilt Guild, at our meeting. We hope you can join us!

Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 10 am-12:30 pm
Location: The Center of Clayton

50 Gay Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
Meeting Rooms B&C (1st Floor)
***Please make special note of the location change for this month's meeting! We will NOT be meeting at our normal location at The Heights. Childcare is also not available for this meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience.***

***Important: Like all of our meetings, this monthly meeting is open to guests. However, due to the special trunk show presentation, there is a $5 entry fee for non-members, payable at the door. We think you'll find the presentation is well worth it. You can also choose to become a member for just $20! There is no cost for members.***


-Welcome & Guild Business
     :: Membership Information
     :: Financial Information
     :: Quilting News / Around Town

     :: Reminders

-Special Presentation: Lecture and Trunk Show by Latifah Saafir, "My Journey, My Vision, My Voice"
:: Note: Following the meeting, Latifah will be presenting two workshops, Glam Clam and Molehills, to members and non-members on Saturday and Sunday. More information on the workshops and links to register can be found in this post.


- Distribute block packets and collect blocks for QuiltCon Charity Quilt (QuiltCon Charity Quilt Committee)
- Collect Block Lotto #4 blocks (due in November)
- Announce next Rainbow BOM color
- Show & Tell (time permitting)
- Mix & Mingle
-------------------------- Reminders ------------------------------

:: Don't forget we're still accepting dues for 2018. Because we're halfway through the year, dues are now half price ($20) and can be paid by cash, check, or credit card. You can pay at the meeting or online through our Paypal link.
:: You must post your August (red) Rainbow BOM blocks to Instagram with the #stlmqgrainbowbom before the start of the September meeting to get your points for the month (you can email them to stlmqg@gmail.com if you're not on IG). We'd love to see your blocks at Show & Tell as well!
:: You still have lots of time to participate in the Colors of the Year Challenge, as the deadline has been moved to November. See this blog post for all of the details.