#EPICmeetup2015 SWAG!

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Have you registered for the #EPICmeetup2015 yet? No? What are you waiting for, some sort of extra incentive like swag? If so, I’ve got some good news for you – we’ve got it. And it’s epic.

We have some fantastic sponsors lined up and goodies have started arriving for swag bags and door prizes. Because really, the only thing more fun than spending a weekend with your fellow PNW MQG friends is having some love from your favorite quilting companies there too. Right? Right.

So if you’ve already signed up, congrats! You’re getting some sweet swag from some of the below companies. And if you haven’t had a chance yet, do it now before the registration fee goes up and while there are still discounted hotel room rates if you need them.

 

 

If your company is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Allison at programs@seattlemodernquiltguild.com for more info.

July Swap

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The summer is here with lots of amazing sun so our July swap will be a quick and easy One Hour Basket.  Follow the tutorial for this project over at Kelby Sews.  Since we are a quilting guild, our baskets should be pieced and quilted.  This is a great opportunity to try out a new color scheme, tiny piecing, paper piecing, or wonky piecing!  The tutorial calls for fusible fleece but normal quilting batting will also work well.  For inspiration, search the hash tag #onehourbasket on Instagram.

To participate in this swap, bring your completed basket to the July guild meeting in a sealed paper bag.  During the meeting we will have a fun blind swap.  No extra goodies need be included!  Don’t forget to tag your pictures on social media with #seamqgswap.

June 2015 BOM

Happy June! Let’s take it easy this month with a fun border from Becca. Use as many or as few pieces as you like to create each section. We just have a few more borders to go – are you liking how yours has turned out so far? Leave a link to a picture of yours in the comments if you’d like and make sure you are tagging your instagram pics with #SeaMQGBOM. We love to see these come together.

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June Happenings and Meeting Reminder

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Yup, we’re just a little excited about how our Paintchip Challenge turned out.

A bit late but better than never…here’s what is happening in the Seattle MQG world in June.

If you’ve been thinking about joining us and you’re interested in getting early QuiltCon West registration, please join by June 17. This date is earlier than the official MQG date but we want to get your membership up and running in plenty of time for you to access the MQG site and get familiar with it before registration.

And now, here’s what’s going on at the June meeting. Be sure to read to the end for pictures! Continue reading

Learn how to free motion quilt!

Photo from Christina Cameli’s blog http://www.afewscraps.com/

We are so excited to confirm that Christina Cameli, free motion quilter extraordinaire, will be coming to teach a workshop for us next month! Christina has authored two books on the subject (First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting and Step by Step Free-Motion Quilting), teaches classes on Craftsy and around Portland, and is on the Quiltcon 2016 schedule to teach even more FMQ classes. She can be found on her blog www.afewscraps.com or on instagram as @afewscraps.

Photo by Christina Cameli

Class description: Get the right start on your free-motion quilting adventure. Learn the absolute basics of free-motion and then jump in with exercises designed for complete beginners. We will spend class time sketching and stitching, with lots of opportunities to ask questions and fine tune your technique. Before leaving you’ll start your first free-motion quilted project with Christina’s supportive guidance.

Our workshop will be Saturday July 25th at 10:30am – 5:30pm at Quiltworks Northwest. The class fee ($63 to pay by check, $65 by paypal) includes 4 fat quarters, precut by QWNW – they will have an assortment of fat quarters ready when you get to class for you to choose from. The rest of the supply list will be sent once you register but it does include First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting if you’d like to get a jump start and order that. Of course, Christina will be happy to sign copies of either of her books at the class and she will have plenty of quilts on hand for you to look at.

Photo by Christina Cameli

Photo by Christina Cameli

Are you ready to sign up? Please use the form below to fill out the registration info and submit payment. A payment link will be on the confirmation screen (make sure you look for that, especially if you register from your phone) or you can pay via check at our next meeting. Please keep in mind that your spot is not confirmed until you have paid. Space is limited to 25 students and only open to Seattle MQG members at this time. Refunds will be given for cancellations only if your spot is able to be re-sold or if the workshop is cancelled.

 

 

*note: book links are Christina’s affiliate links