April 2015 BOM

This month we are taking it easy with a simple border from Allison. Clicking the tutorial below will take you to a pdf printable if you’d like to print or save it.  Make sure you use the #SeaMQGBOM hashtag when posting your progress online. There are already some great BOMs in progress on instagram.

seamqgbom april


Let’s go retreating

We love sew ins but hate when it’s time to pack up and go home, right? So let’s go on another retreat! There’s not much better than a whole weekend to quilt and sew to your heart’s content, day and night, especially when someone else is cooking all weekend.

Seattle MQG is happy to announce our next retreat will be Sept 11-13, 2015 at Camp Huston in Goldbar, WA. We will have plenty of space to spread out and work on as many (or as few!) projects as we want. It will definitely be a good time – just ask past retreat-goers.

To make sure everyone has enough work space and a bed to sleep in, attendance is limited to 36 people. Rooms are either shared doubles for $189 per person or singles for $249 per person – there are only 8 singles available so sign up quickly if you’d like your own room. Update: single rooms are now sold out. Please reserve and pay for a double.

Retreat slots and single rooms are all on a first come first served basis and are not confirmed until you have paid. There will be a payment link once you click submit on the sign up form. Retreat fees are non-refundable unless we are able to resell your spot or the event is cancelled. The retreat is open only to Seattle MQG members.

Questions? Please leave them here or contact Megan Riley. See you there!

PNW MQG Meetup 2015 – It’s going to be EPIC!

PNW Meetup LogoIf you are in one of the Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guilds (Bainbridge Island, Central Oregon, Corvallis, Eugene, Fraser Valley, Portland, South Sound, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Victoria), lucky you! The Seattle Modern Quilt Guild is excited to invite you to the Fourth Annual PNW MQG Meetup. August 20-23! In Seattle!

We’ve got lots of fun planned with a mixer, a sew-in, shopping, SWAG, a swap, and more to come. Head over to our #EPICmeetup2015 page for registration and lodging information.

Socialize this information with your guild buddies and make plans to come to Seattle. Register soon! Early registration fee and the hotel group rate expire on July 4.

And, tag your preparations with #EPICmeetup2015. Keep an eye on the site for more details and we’ll see you in August!

April Meeting

A sampling of the #seamqgpaintchipchallenge progress shared on Instagram. From top left: Annie, Jaci, Jackie, Kami, Amber, and Carrie

A sampling of the #seamqgpaintchipchallenge progress shared on Instagram. Clockwise from top left: Annie, Jaci, Jackie, Kami, Amber, and Carrie. How is yours coming along?

It’s time for our monthly meeting!

When: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, from 7:00-9:00. Social time starts at 6:30

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

Paint Chip Challenge and Drygoods Design Show


We’ve got a fantastic challenge and, from glimpses on Instagram and discussion in our MQG group, it seems like we’re all having fun and being challenged with matching our paint chips. Be sure to tag your photos with #seamqgpaintchipchallenge so we can see your fabulousness. Continue reading