Seattle Secret Sewing Swap

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

To sign up and participate in this fabulous swap simply leave your name and email address on the Secret Sewing Swap thread on the MQG site (open to current Seattle Modern Quilt Guild members only, thank you).  Then, you will receive an email invitation from drawnames.com to join the SMQG Secret Sewing Swap.  Follow the instructions in the email to join the group and fill out your wish list no later than September 10.  On September 11th 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, favorite book, 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. 

Your swap item MUST be quilted and in a MODERN style.  The field is open for you to create (mini quilts, zipper pouches, mug rugs, pin cushions, tote, pouches, etc) and it MUST be at the October 14th guild meeting.  If you can not attend the October 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! Be sure to use the hashtag #seamswap.
2. This is an excellent time to stretch your skills and try something new.
3.  Have fun!

September Happenings

Just because the #EPICMeetup2015 is in the bag (wasn’t that a good time?!), it doesn’t mean we don’t have fun planned for September. Check it out and mark your calendars!

September 3 – Happy Hour Sew-in at Quiltworks Northwest

September 5 – Giving Committee Sew-In at Quiltworks Northwest. Come improv!

September 9 – Monthly General Meeting at Greenwood Senior Center. Your London Swap blocks are due at this meeting!

September 11-13 – SEAMQG retreat. Need we say more?

September 12 – Bainbridge Quilt Festival hosted by Bainbridge Island MQG

September 26 – Sew-in at Quiltworks Northwest

Looking ahead, save December 12 on your calendars for our annual Guild Holiday Party and Sew-In. The party will replace our regular 2nd Wednesday meeting and there will be no meeting on December 9.

Follow @seattlemqg on Instagram for sew-in reminders. And, a huge “Thank You” to our hosts, organizers, and committees for all the great locations and opportunities we have to sew together. We couldn’t do any of this without you!

August 2015 BOM

Whoops, with all the Meetup finishing touches this one did not get posted last week. Sorry guys! Here it is now so get your favorite half square triangle methods ready and sew, sew, sew! Deborah C. has designed this border for us as a complement to the others so far. If you’re looking for an easy method to make several of the same HST, Debbie J. has a good one here.

Keep in mind, you can definitely make this BOM your own by changing it up however you’d like. Deborah showed us her great quarter medallion at the meeting last week. Just one more border to go after this and then we’ll talk about finishing methods.

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All Your #EPICMeetup2015 Info in One Place

PNW Meetup Logo

Yup, during the weekend of August 21 modern quilters from Bainbridge Island, Central Oregon, Corvallis, Eugene, Fraser Valley, Portland, Seattle, Snohomish, South Sound, Tacoma, Vancouver, Victoria, and Individual MQG members are converging in Seattle for the PNW MQG meetup aka #EPICMeetup2015. We’ve got loads of things scheduled and we’re excited to see everyone! Continue reading

August Meeting Reminder

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Kae improv’g away at last Saturday’s Giving Committee Sew-In

It’s time for our monthly meeting!

When: Wednesday, August 12, 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 Continue reading