Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Reminder: No June meeting


We don't have a monthly meeting in June due to a scheduling conflict with The Heights, but there are plenty of other ways to stay connected. Consider joining us for any or all of the following this month:

  • Registration for Giuseppe Ribaudo's workshops opens Thursday, June 13 (check your emails for details)
  • Guild sew-in at Jackman's on Saturday, June 15 (spots remain; check your emails for the sign-up link)
  • Hand-sew happy hour on Tuesday, June 18 (details here)
  • Heather Jones's visit on June 28-30 (trunk show and lecture on Friday, June 28; workshops on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30. Details in this blog post.)
  • Finish prepping your quilts for the quilt show (get that binding on, add your quilt sleeve, and get it in a labeled bag). Details on quilt drop-off were sent via email earlier this week. The deadline for dropping off your quilts is our July 13th meeting.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

STLMQG's Second Quilt Show Coming July 20-21

Save the Date!
 The St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild is excited to announce our second quilt show, This Is Modern, will be taking place this July! The show will present the beautiful work of our guild members, showcasing the modern quilting movement with more than 200 quilts in a number of categories, such as Improvisation, Modern Traditionalism, Appliqué and Handwork, Use of Negative Space, Minimalist Design, and much more.

Saturday, July 20, 2019
10 AM-5 PM

Sunday, July 21, 2019
11 AM-4 PM

Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Admission $5
Ages 5 and under are free



Rocketeer Sewing Machine Raffle

As part of the show, we're also excited to be raffling off a beautiful vintage Singer Rocketeer in a mid-century modern cabinet. The machine is freshly tuned and ready to get to work! It will include its manuals, as well as a box of attachments. The drawing will take place on July 21, 2019. Tickets will be sold at the show: one for $1 or six for $5.

The Confluence Quilt Raffle

Each year, the Modern Quilt Guild hosts the QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge. They map out the parameters and challenge guilds to submit a quilt for display at QuiltCon, the MQG’s annual national conference and quilt show. Guilds then donate the quilt (or money from its sale) to a charity. The 2019 challenge featured tiny piecing, defined as one inch or less. The Confluence was the STLMQG’s entry. It depicts the meeting of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, a geographic marker that is a defining symbol of the St. Louis region. To capture the small-piecing element of the challenge, the guild used our own Leila Gardunia's Scrappy Triangle patterns in our featured river blocks. Over 75 members participated, each contributing their own improvisational or scrappy triangle blocks to provide the texture and beauty of this quilt. We are proud to present this unique representation of our region, our members, and the talent within both.

All proceeds from the Confluence quilt will be donated to the Red Cross for flood relief. We hope the comfort provided by the quilt itself will be reflected in the very real assistance provided by the donation. The drawing will take place on July 21, 2019. Tickets will be sold at the show: one for $2 or three for $5.
 Help Us Spread the Word!

Please consider marking your calendar to spend a few hours with us and our modern quilts in July. And don’t forget to forward this email or our flyer on to your quilting friends. Bring a group to the show and make a day of it! We can't wait to see you next month.