September Meeting Reminder

We have another great general meeting coming up. I’ve missed the last two and can’t wait to see everyone again.

More nametag logos have arrived.  Thanks, Sandie!

More nametag logos have arrived. Thanks, Sandie!

When:  Wednesday, September 10, 2014, from 7:00-9:00. Social time starts at 6:30

Where:  Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103

***PRE-MEETING DINNER MEETUP*** 5:30 at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98103. If the weather is nice, look for us on the patio.  First one there – get a big table for us!

For those going on retreat in November – please bring a checkbook to pay your retreat fee. Paying with a check helps the Guild avoid PayPal fees (and we really appreciate the help!).  If you absolutely need to pay via PayPal, please contact Megan (V oops!) R  and we’ll get you set up.

On the Agenda:

Pack your bag:

  • Checkbook for retreat payment
  • Nametag
  • Quilts for SEAMQG Exhibit at NW Quilting Expo
  • Secret Sewing Pal Swap
  • Giving committee blocks
  • Your latest finished project for Sew-and-Tell
  • September babies – please bring snacks to share

Scenes from PNW MQG Meetup, Vancouver, BC, Aug 2014

Scenes from PNW MQG Meetup, Vancouver, BC, Aug 2014

Check the calendar page for what’s coming up the rest of September:

Special PNW MQG Meetup Deal

Late breaking news!

Quilt Sandwich Fabrics will be open for the Shop Hop on the way up to the PNW MQG Meet-up! They will be open from 9:30 to noon on Friday, 8/22, and they are offering a discount both in shop and online. Quilt Sandwich Fabrics is located at 4229 76th St. NE, Suite 104, in Marysville, WA  98270.

The online shop has longer hours so, if you can’t make it on Friday morning, hit the web.  Visit www.quiltsandwichfabrics.com, and enter PNWMQG at checkout to receive 10% off your order! The sale goes from August 22-24th. That’s like all weekend. And the deal is for everyone.

Yay!

August Meeting Reminder

We interrupt this amazing Seattle summer with an equally amazing and jam packed Seattle Modern Quilt Guild meeting!

2014 BOM Inspired Blocks for the Giving Committee (Photos courtesy of Dionne)

2014 BOM Inspired Blocks for the Giving Committee (Photos courtesy of Dionne)

When:  Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 7:00-9:00. Social time starts at 6:30

Where:  Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103

On the agenda:

  • Approve the July meeting minutes ***Hint***click on the meeting date to the see file (Thanks, Becca!)
  • Revisions to the Bylaws and Standing Rules.  The major revision is the January-December guild year so we align with the MQG.  Also, there are several revisions and clarifications for membership, the establishment of a Nominating Committee, and the Board election schedule in November.  Members – go to our Seattle MQG group on the MQG site and review the proposed documents
  • PNW MQG Meetup – Social tickets are on sale now. Please buy yours by August 11 so the venue can be secured
  • MQG Fabric Challenge Michael Miller Petal Pinwheels reveal! Bring your projects to share
  • Low Volume Fabric Swap

Pack your bag:

  • Nametag. Psst…Allison has a special member-only door prize for those wearing their nametag
  • Your Michael Miller Petal Pinwheels challenge project for our big reveal
  • Low Volume Fabric Swap packets
  • Giving Committee blocks
  • Your project for Sew-and-Tell
  • August babies – please bring snacks to share

September Secret Sewing Swap

The time has come to sign up for our September Secret Sewing Swap!

To sign up and participate in this secret swap simply leave a comment on this post with your name and email address (open to current Seattle Modern Quilt Guild members only please).  Then, you will receive an email invitation from drawnames.com to join the SMQG September Secret Sewing Swap.  Follow the instructions in the email to join the group and fill out your wish list no later than August 17.  On August 18th the swap partners will be drawn automatically and your partner information will be emailed to you.

Please fill out your wish list with helpful information such as: favorite colors, hated colors, patterns you love, your favorite fabric designers, or any information you feel might help someone create something you will love.  However, don’t be so specific that your partner has no freedom to create. Also, include your social media info (instagram, flicker, blog) to allow for easy partner stalking.

The only conditions on your swap item is that it be quilted (mini quilts, mug rugs, quilted totes and pouches) and it must be at the September 10th guild meeting.  If you can not attend the September meeting please make arrangements with another person to get your swap item to the meeting (and pick up your swap item for you).

A few things to consider:
1. This is a secret swap so sneak peeks (or even full views) on social media are fun but don’t tag your partner!
2. This is an excellent time to stretch your skills and try something new.
3.  A great place to search for inspiration is the Schnitzel & Boo mini quilt swap flicker group or the SMQG Pinterest page.
4. Have fun!

 

Update: For those who do not wish to leave their email address on the blog, a post has been made on the Modern Quilt Guild site where you can leave your contact information.

More PNW MQG Meet-Up 2014 Details Announced

PNW-MQG 2014We are just two weeks away from the PNW MQG Meetup in Vancouver, BC and our Vancouver MQG hosts have announced more details and events and have asked for a couple of favors from all of us.

The first favor – if you are planning to go to the meetup, please go to our Seattle MQG group on the MQG site and respond to the thread. Vancouver would like to get an attendance estimate.

The second favor/announcement – Ticket price for the Saturday night social at Rainier Provisions has been set at $15 CDN.  Please buy your ticket by Monday, August 11, at 12:00 pm PT so the space can be secured.  At least 60 pre-purchased tickets are needed to go ahead with the social.  Buy your ticket now.

And, in addition to the craft apron swap, Vancouver MQG announced a new event on Saturday afternoon.  Don’t want to steal VMQG’s thunder here, so you’ll have to check out the PNW MQG Meetup page to find out more.  I will say that it sounds like fun!

Please respond the thread on our Seattle MQG group and get yourself counted. Vancouver MQG thanks you!

Deadline is TODAY ~ Submit your quilts!

Today is the submission deadline for the Seattle MQG Modern Quilt Exhibit at the Northwest Quilting Expo. The special exhibit will feature 40 quilts by our talented and amazing guild ~ our turn to shine!

The link to submit can be found here. You may submit up to two quilts.

You may also submit the same quilts (or others if you prefer) directly to the NQE for judging (that deadline is August 15th). Again, the limit is two.

 

July Meeting – The OUTDOOR Edition

First things first.  If you read nothing more of this post, read the next bit about the meeting venue change….

We’re having our first OUTDOOR meeting!

Where:  Greenwood Park, not far from our regular meeting location.  It’s between Evanston Ave N and Freemont Ave N and south of N 89th St.  The official address is 602 N 87th St. We’re meeting at the north end of the park on the concrete area.  Since we can’t reserve the area, look for the group of quilty types (I bet there will be some quilts laid out).

GreenwoodParkMap2

 

Parking: Park at the Greenwood Senior Center (we have it reserved) and walk three blocks north.  If that’s too far, there’s street parking at Greenwood Park.

When: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 7:00-9:00.  If parking at the Greenwood Senior Center, give yourself time to walk to Greenwood Park by 7:00

CONTINGENCY PLAN: If it is raining (it’s Seattle, after all), we will meet at our regular location, the Greenwood Senior Center. If the weather looks dicey, look for updates here on the blog, Facebook, and Instagram.  There will also be an old school paper notice (gasp!) on the east door of the Greenwood Senior Center.

On the agenda:

What to bring:

  • Quilt, chair, etc to sit on
  • Beverages, sunscreen, insect repellent, or anything you need for an evening outdoors
  • Handwork
  • Your sew-and-tell
  • July babies – please bring a snack to share

Summer in Seattle is marvelous but sadly too short.  Come enjoy a quilty evening outdoors!