Are you feeling like you don’t get the information you need from the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild? There are numerous ways information is shared within the guild and it’s up to you to choose what you want to receive and what avenue works best for you. Here’s a rundown of the options:
Come to meetings! They take place on the second Wednesday of each month at the Greenwood Senior Center (525 N 85th St Seattle, WA 98103) from 7-9pm. A wealth of info is shared there, plus it’s a great place to ask questions about anything going on with the guild.
Our blog, www.SeattleModernQuiltGuild.com is the most comprehensive avenue of guild news on social media. Here you’ll find info about just about everything that is going on! Get an email when a new post goes up by subscribing on the “Follow Seattle MQG via email” on the sidebar. You can also follow the blog via Bloglovin’ – there’s a link to that on the sidebar also. Here is what you’ll find on the blog:
- About Us – emails for our board members + links to other forms of social media
- BOM – details about our current and past block-of-the-month programs
- Giving – details about our current and past giving (charity) quilts
- Membership – benefits of membership as well as info on how to join the guild
- Calendar – just that! Check out our guild events at a glance.
- Events, Challenges, and Swaps – links to the original blog post about special happenings within the guild
- Sew-Ins – links to the locations of our sew-ins plus the calendar, where they are all listed
- Exhibitions – links to the original blog post about special events the guild is involved in
The MQG site has Community Groups, which is another place where folks from our guild can gather. On the MQG site (www.themodernquiltguild.com), go to Community, then click on Groups (Members Only) in the dropdown box. Under Groups on the next page, type in Seattle in the box indicated ‘Limit to.’ Then click on Seattle, and you’ll see the most recent discussions (www.community.themodernquiltguild.com/groups/seattle-mqg). Anyone in the guild is able to start and join in on a discussion, and they vary widely, from event reminders, to personal questions. Since there is no global ’email string’ for all of our members, the Community is a way that members can use to reach everyone in the guild. You can be notified of activity in our group by indicating your preferred notification frequency under your Settings in the top right corner of each page.
Instagram is another active method of keeping up with the guild (www.instagram.com/seattlemqg). Follow us @seattlemqg or through the link on the blog’s sidebar. Here you’ll get periodic updates on guild happenings, including reminders about sew-ins. Note that this is not the most comprehensive place to get info, but it is a casual and fun place to keep connected with the guild and see what your guild-mates are up to. Feel free to tag projects you’d like to share with the guild with #seamqg, or if you’re posting from a sew-in, #oneseamsewn. Working on the Block of the Month? Use the hashtag #seaSLABbom. Other tags are often created for special events, such as #seamqgretreat. Find other Seattle MQG members on Instagram by checking the hashtag #seamqgmember. If you’re a guild member and haven’t done it yet, tag just one of your posts with the hashtag, then others can find you too.
Like us on Facebook! (www.facebook.com/SeattleModernQuiltGuild) It’s a handy way to receive news from the guild if it’s a platform you’re active on. All blog posts are reposted here, including random news from the MQG, plus event and sew-and-tell photos as they are available.
The guild is also on Twitter (www.twitter.com/SeattleMQG), though posts here are exact duplicates of those posted on the blog. Follow the guild’s tweets @SeattleMQG or through the link on the blog’s sidebar.
Yes, we have a Flickr group (www.flickr.com/groups/1314112@N20) – feel free to join and share your work. Admittedly, it’s not widely used, but it’s there. There is also a link on the blog’s sidebar.
And finally, once you’re an official member, you’ll receive access to the SEAMQG Directory in case you want to contact a member directly. If you have questions about that, email our guild Vice President of Membership at mailto:email@example.com.
Wow – that’s a lot of ways to keep current with the Seattle MQG! Choose what fits you best!