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).



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!

Low Volume Fabric Swap

Shhhhh…’s quiet time….

We’re swapping 10-inch squares of low-volume fabrics at the August Seattle MQG meeting.

What are low-volume fabrics? They’re the quiet, unheralded workhorses of many modern quilts and are usually a white or light-colored neutral with a small scale print on it.

Just part of Amber’s low volume stash

Here’s what some members are doing with low volume fabrics:

Miss Solveig's Quilt made by Seattle MQG members

Miss Solveig’s Quilt made by Seattle MQG members

A few of Amber's log cabin blocks spotted at a Sew-In

A few of Amber’s log cabin blocks spotted at a Sew-In

Wanna play? Here’s how:

  • Cut ten 10-inch x 10-inch squares of quilt shop quality low volume fabrics. Please, no white-on-whites
  • Put no more than two duplicates of any fabric in your pack. For example, you can put in ten different prints or two each of five different prints or a combination between the two extremes
  • Put your ten 10-inch squares in a gallon plastic zip bag or similar thing which will keep the fabric nice and flat
  • Bring up to five packets to the August meeting. You take home as many packets as you bring
  • At the meeting, see the swap coordinator to drop off your packets and get your pick numbers
  • Can’t be at the August meeting? Send your packets with a trusted quilty bud and we’ll pick for you

Seattle MQG Modern Quilt Exhibit at Northwest Quilting Expo

It’s time to submit up to two of your quilts to be in our special exhibit at Northwest Quilting Expo in Portland, OR September 25-27, 2014.

Our exhibit has space for 40 modern quilts of any size. This form will remain open until July 15th. Quilts will be selected and you’ll be notified by the end of July. Quilts will need to be turned in at our September guild meeting and will need a hanging sleeve.

Submit your quilt for this exhibit here. Remember, the entry deadline is July 15.

Don’t know how to add a hanging sleeve?  Jacquie Gering has a great tute on her blogFind it here.

Camp Berachah Retreat Registration

Who’s ready to go on retreat? Registration for our fall retreat at Camp Berachah in Auburn is now open.  We will be staying in the Hillside Lodge. The retreat dates are November 7-9, 2014.

We’re on a tight schedule for this registration so the space can be secured.

Registration deadline July, 9, 2014

Final Payment Due: September 10, 2014

IMPORTANT!!! By completing this registration form you are committing to the Guild to pay for your spot in the retreat. We will not be issuing any refunds. If you cannot make it to the retreat it is up to you to find a replacement for your spot.  Read the information on the registration form carefully before completing it.

Pricing based on occupancy (meals included):
Single – $233
Double – $188
Triple – $175

Here’s the registration form!

PNW MQG Meet-up Details Announced

PNW-MQG 2014

Vancouver MQG hosts the Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild meet-up this year and they have released details on dates, lodging, and activities on the PNW MQG Meet-Up page on their website.  Bookmark the page and check back.

Also, there is a Facebook group for PNW MQGs. Join the group and join the meet-up conversation.

Thanks, Vancouver MQG! We’re looking forward to visiting in August!