Reminder: Sherri Lynn Wood lecture tomorrow night

Are you excited for our special guest to visit tomorrow night? I know I am! Here is all of the info you need.

We have been upgraded to a bigger room (thanks Red Lion!) so we now have room for about 20 more. As such, we are opening this up to non-member guests for a $10 fee, payable at the door. Members are still free. Please RSVP to hold your spot (both members and guests) by clicking here and adding your name to the list.

Who: Sherri Lynn Wood, improv quilter extraordinaire of www.daintytime.net 

When: Friday, February 27 2015 at 6:00 pm. You can arrive as early as 5:40 to settle in and find a good seat.

Where: Red Lion Hotel – Ravenna Room – 11211 Main Street, Bellevue WA

What: Sherri has planned an inspiring lecture to get our creative juices flowing. In addition, we will also have advance copies of her new book The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters before it is released to the general public in a few weeks! Books will be available for sale before and after the lecture, with signing after the lecture.

See you tomorrow!

February 2015 BOM

Thanks to Yeechi for designing our first border and putting together this fabulous printable. Clicking the tutorial below will take you to a printable if you’d like to print or save it.  Make sure you use the #SeaMQGBOM hashtag when posting your progress online.

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Here’s What’s Happening in February

Valentine Postcard Swap Sneak Peaks from Instagram L to R: Rachel at liketosew, Louise at imfeelincrafty, Debbie at aquilterstable, Michelle at goldogmom, Jessica at gildstudio

Valentine Postcard Swap Sneak Peeks from Instagram
L to R: Rachel at liketosew, Louise at imfeelincrafty, Debbie at aquilterstable, Michelle at goldogmom, Jessica at gildstudio

Aren’t you loving the Valentine Postcard Swap sneak peeks popping up on Instagram? Makes you want to swap, right? There’s still time but you have to fit postcard making into all the other things we have this month. You’ll find details on the calendar and Sew-In locations on the Sew-In page. Continue reading

Membership Reminder

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Seattle MQG members gathered for our 2014 Holiday Swap. You gotta join to play!

January is slipping away and, if you haven’t renewed your membership, the grace period is closing on February 1. 2015 is shaping up to be another fun and busy guild year with swaps, challenges, exhibits, and the PNW MQG Meetup. And, of course, lots of sew-in fun. You don’t want to miss all that, do you? Continue reading

2015 BOM

We will be doing the Block of the Month a little differently this year. There are so many great medallion quiltsout there these days and we thought it would be fun to join in on that. We will start with a center block for January and add a border each month through September. For October and November, we’ll give a little more info, ideas, and tips on how to turn your top into a finished quilt. Continue reading

Valentine Swap

Valentine’s day is just a few short days after our next meeting on February 11 so we will be having a postcard Valentine swap.  If you want to participate please bring up to three handmade fabric postcard Valentine’s to the next guild meeting for a blind swap.

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Postcard size means these are small, fun, and quick to make.  The standard size postcard is 4×6 but anything from 3×5 to 5×8 is acceptable.  We also need them to be somewhat stiff in case anyone wants to mail their new Valentine.  Dense quilting or use of a thin stabilizer is suggested.  Don’t be afraid to think outside the Valentine box and be creative because their small size is a perfect opportunity to try something new. And, don’t forget to post some sneak peaks! #seamqgswap