July Meeting Reminder

Yep, it’s that time again. Time for our monthly meeting!

When: Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 pm. Social time starts at 6:30

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

Pre-meeting meetup at The Yard Café at 5:30. First to arrive – please grab a big table

On the Agenda:

  • Return of Paintchip Challenge Quilts
  • One-hour Basket Swap
  • #EPICMeetup2015
  • BTW Challenge sew-and-tell. Pictures on FB and IG are nice but we want to see your quilt in person
  • Sew-and-tell

In #EpicMeetup2015 news – the group rate at Silver Cloud Inn has been extended to July 17.

Pack your bag:

  • Nametag
  • One Hour Basket in a plain bag for the swap. Check in with Amber when you arrive
  • Your BTW challenge quilt
  • Your finished modern quilt for sew-and-tell
  • July babies – snacks to share. Happy birthday!!!

We’ll see you Wednesday!

Good turnout and good quilty friends at our June sew-in at Drygoods Design

Good turnout and good quilty friends at our June sew-in at Drygoods Design

July Happenings


One Hour Basket swaps spotted on Instagram. From left to right: Jaci (@j_bartol), Amber (@greenamberdawn), Jonna (new member! @bespokeoutlaw). How is yours coming along?

After the meeting, June was kinda quiet in the Seattle MQG world but we’re going to be a lot busier in July. And then August, well, let’s just say it will be EPIC. Any way, on to what we’ve got going on in July. Continue reading

#EPICmeetup2015 SWAG!

PNW Meetup Logo

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


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.



June Happenings and Meeting Reminder


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