Sunday, March 10, 2019

Meeting Recap (March 9, 2019)

Thank you to everyone who came out to Saturday's meeting! We hope everyone enjoyed the fun workshop with Perennial.

  • Gayle, our Treasurer, gave us the updated financial info. Don't forget your 2019 dues of $40 are due immediately to remain a member in good standing. You can pay via our Paypal link or mail a check to Gayle (see our member roster for her contact info).
  • Krista, our Secretary, announced our membership numbers and passed out our MQG and STLMQG 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:
    • Our second quilt show has been scheduled for July 20-21, 2019! It will be held at the Kirkwood Community Center. More info has been added to the blog Quilt Show page, including information on the quilt show categories and registration requirements. Registration will run March 15-April 30.
    • This month's Hand-Sew Happy Hour will take place on March 19 at Yucandu Art Studio in Webster Groves. More info here.
    • We're welcoming two speakers to the guild for lectures and workshops this year, Heather Jones in June and Giuseppe Ribaudo (aka @giucy_giuce) in September. Lots more info will be coming soon!
  • The Charity Committee announced our first long-arm quilting winner for the Project Linus project. Congrats to Linda Kocher, whose quilt top will be quilted by Annie Clark. Thank you both for participating! The committee also announced a new part of the project; they will be collecting fabric donations to make quilt kits for people who want to participate but don't have the time to put their own quilt materials together. You can find all the info here.
  • For this month's activity, we enjoyed a fun workshop led by two of the wonderful craft teachers from Perennial, who taught us to make woven necklaces and travel sewing kits.
  • Marie raffled off the wonky star blocks for our first Block Lotto of the year. Congrats to Erin Chan, who won a lovely stack of stars! Marie also announced the details for the second block lotto -- simple quarter square triangle blocks, which will be due in May. The details are on the blog.
  • We announced that the Rainbow BOM skill for March is a plus sign (details on the blog)! Then, we raffled off a copy of Modern Plus Sign Quilts to those who brought their completed February triangle blocks to the meeting. Congrats to the winner, Kathy Bridges!
  • Finally, the Member Swap and Challenge Committee announced our first swap of the year -- a pattern swap, which will take place at our April meeting. You can find the details for this super easy swap right here.
  • We wrapped up the meeting with another 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.
See you in April!

Patterns! Our first swap of 2019

At Saturday's meeting, the Member Swap and Challenge Committee announced our first swap of the year -- a pattern swap! Here are requirements:
  • The pattern must be new and modern.
  • The pattern can be for a quilt, bag, or any other sewing-related item.
  • While we would prefer you purchase a printed pattern, you can use a .pdf pattern. However, it must have been purchased exclusively for this swap, and you cannot then use the file for your own purposes. If you choose this option, print a copy of the pattern to bring to the swap.
  • Have fun picking an interesting pattern that you think will appeal to lots of members. We want everyone to go home with a fun new project to try.
  • The swap will take place at our April 13th meeting.
The swap will be a "blind" swap. The patterns will be placed in numbered paper bags, and participants will draw a number to see which one they get.

Happy swapping!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Meeting #91 (March 9, 2019)

Hello modern quilters! We've got a really fun activity planned for this month's meeting, so definitely plan to join us. You won't want to miss this fun.

Date: March 9, 2019
Time: 10 am-12:30 pm
Location: The Heights

8001 Dale Ave., St. Louis, MO 63117
*Childcare available, please see info here* 

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

     :: Reminders
- Updates on 2019 speakers
- Raffle and update for Project Linus charity project
- Activity: Perennial workshop (woven necklaces and pocket sewing kit)

MEMBERS: If you plan to attend the meeting and participate in the workshop, please RSVP using the form in the email we sent last week so we can be sure we have enough kits.

GUESTS: While we love having visitors at our meetings, events such as this are one of the perks of STLMQG membership. Visitors at the March meeting will have to pay $10 to participate in the workshop and may not be allowed to participate if we do not have enough kits to supply all members in attendance. If you choose to join the guild, you will not need to pay the workshop fee.


- Collect and raffle Block Lotto #1 blocks; announce Block Lotto #2
- Announce first swap of the year
- Announce next Rainbow BOM skill and raffle book for finished February blocks
- Show & Tell (time permitting; we will likely be short on time this month due to the workshop)
- Door prizes
- Mix & Mingle

-------------------------- Reminder ------------------------------

:: The deadline for your 2019 dues is March 15! Dues are holding steady at $40 for this year and can be paid by cash, check, or credit card. You can pay at the meeting or online through our Paypal link.