Me and You and Sea MQG reveal

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Have you had a chance to stop by and see all of our beautiful pillow covers and mini quilts yet? They are hanging at Pacific Fabrics on the wall above the quilting fabrics and they look fantastic. Nice work everyone! It’s great to see the wide range of sizes, designs, patterns, and fabrics used.

I tried to get pictures of all of them but you’ll have to forgive the coloring on some of these. Fluorescent lights, you know. I believe there were a few more that did not quite make it to our July meeting so make sure you show those off at our August 10th meeting. We still want to see them!

Special thanks to Me & You / Hoffman Fabrics for supplying fabric bundles and to Pacific Fabrics in Northgate for putting them on display. They will be up until about the 15th of August so make sure you check them out before then.

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And now I want to swim in a rainbow of these:

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Making your work your own with mixed media

-Lecture details at a glance-
Speaker: Krista Fleckenstein
Subject: Making your work your own with mixed media
Date + Time: Sat, July 30, 2016 at 7:00pm
Location: Northminster Presbyterian Church – Fellowship Hall (downstairs)
7706 25th Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98117
Fee: Free for Seattle MQG members, $10 for guests
RSVP HERE

The time has come for Krista Fleckenstein to visit our guild. Will you be one of the lucky members to learn a new technique from her this weekend? Or listen to her speak about making your work your own? If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re a Seattle MQG member, which means that Saturday’s lecture is free for you. Yes, free. Guests are just $10. There is plenty of room so come on down.

Krista has dabbled in many different techniques for transforming fabric before she sews with it. Her recent book Beyond Cotton showcases several of these methods that we, as quilters, can’t seem to get enough of. We will be learning block printing (Saturday 7/30, register here) and sewing with leather (Sunday 7/31, register here). Pre-registration is required for both classes. There is maybe 1 spot left for each class as of blog posting time.

Registration for the lecture  is not required ahead of time though it is helpful for determining how many chairs to set up. Again, there is no charge to current members and it’s only $10 for guests. Both can rsvp via this link. Krista will have a few copies of her book on hand (check or credit card are easiest) if you’d like to buy one directly from her.

See you this weekend!

SeaSLABBOM for July

July Pinapples Slab

The slab for July is pineapple. Don’t worry, improv pineapple blocks are not as scary to make as you are thinking. Start with a center square, add strips to the sides of the square as you would to make a courthouse steps log cabin block, and then add triangles over the corners stitch and flip style and trim.

This tutorial by Jacquie Gering shows how easy it is to make these.

The July slab needs to be approximately 15″ x 30″.

Updated for Clarity: July 2016 Meeting Reminder

We are entering the second week of July already, I can hardly believe it.  Here are our monthly meeting details.

When: Wednesday, July 13th, 7:00 pm (social time begins at 6:30 pm)
Where: Greenwood Senior Center

We will have a mini sew-in at the conclusion of the business portion of our meeting. This is an opportunity for you to bring your handwork project, no machines! Hexagons, hand embroidery, binding, hand quilting, coloring. or if all else fails, knitting. You are welcome to show your handwork during the sew and tell portion of the meeting.

Please bring the following:

  • Handwork to work on
  • Me + You Pillowcases – (remember to put your name on the inside)
  • Tent blocks for Giving Committee
  • Pulse Orlando MQG heart blocks
  • Nametag – because we are a friendly bunch
  • Sew and Tell quilts
  • July Birthdays – it’s your turn to bring snacks to share

2016 Giving Committee- Fade to Black and Blue Trimmed Cabin

In addition to the star blocks that went to make the First Star I See quilt, we also inherited lots of black and white print fabric when we stepped in as SeaMQG Giving Committee chairs. It had been donated the year before by guild members, so we definitely wanted to use it!

We chose an Improv Quarter Log Cabin tutorial, and asked for 12 1/2″ square blocks made with the black and white prints and a true white solid. We encouraged the makers to give their blocks a little wonk when they squared them up.

With all of the blocks received back, we were able to make two quilts! The larger one we like to call Fade to Black! Debbie sewed the larger top together, which Arlene DeBuck kindly quilted with a delightful variety of quilting motifs.

Then there were enough blocks left to make a baby-sized quilt, which we like to call Blue Trimmed Cabin. Debbie put this one together also, quilted it up, and passed it on to Yeechi Chen to bind. Yeechi even added a sweet aqua flange to this little quilt.

Both of these quilts will be donated to Nurse-Family Partnership.

Quilt #1 Name: Fade to Black

Quilt Size: 72″ x 72″
Blocks by: Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Members
Pieced by: Debbie Jeske
Quilted by: Arlene DeBuck
Binding by: Arlene DeBuck
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Quilt #2 Name: Blue Trimmed Cabin
Quilt Size: 36″ x 48″
Blocks by: Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Members
Pieced and Quilted by: Debbie Jeske
Binding by: Yeechi Chen

QuiltCon 2017 Registration Opens Tomorrow 7 am

Just a a quick reminder that QuiltCon 2017 Registration opens tomorrow at 7:00 am (Pacific time).

If you are planning on going to QuiltCon, and want to sign up for a workshop, be ready. Your registration link will come to your e-mail address.

Remember, sign up for your most desired workshop first, continue through check out, and then go back in to register for subsequent workshops (one at a time), to maximize the chances to get the workshops you want.

If a workshop is full, don’t panic, many quilters’ schedules change and spots become available, so sign up for that waitlist!