June 2017 Meeting Recap

Business:

  • The secretary position has been filled by Kathleen Munns filling the last vacant board position.
  • The giving committee shared examples of Cool Wedge Slab blocks for the next giving quilt that are due at the July Meeting. They also announced a design competition for the guilds QuiltCon Charity Quilt that is based on Modern Traditionalism. A blog post with more details on the design competition will be posted soon.
  • Project Bag swap was a success with lots of beautiful bags swapped.
  • 2017 BOM June Block was presented – blog post with instructions and template are posted.
  • Nancy Lee Chong presented Hawaiian Quilting: Its history, traditions, and superstitions.
  • Guild member showcase
    • Melissa H. and Kathleen M. shared one quilt from the beginning of their quilting journey and one recent piece.
    • *Guild member showcase is what we are calling the format of our board “trunk show” from the January meeting. Guild members will share an early quilt and a recent finish and talk briefly about their quilting journey.  If you are interested in sharing your work in this format at a future meeting please email programs@seattlemodernquiltguild.com

What’s Happening?:

June/July Sew-Ins  

Fall Retreat

  • Fall retreat with be at Camp Huston in Goldbar, WA from Friday September 8th to Sunday September 10th
  • Sign ups will be live June 23rd around 11:00 am
  • Cost: $252 for a single room and $193 for half of a double room

Upcoming Workshops and Presentations for members:

MQG Events:

The next MQG Sew Day will be June 18th in all time zones. Sew days happen the third Sunday of each month.  #mqgsewday

Modern Quilt Guild Challenges

  • American Patchwork & Quilting Flying Geese Challenge
  • Michael Miller Our Yard Fabric Challenge sign-ups for MQG members June 17th-24th, 2017

Creative Webinars:

Kimberly Kight, Fabric Design for Quilters: A Crash Course, June 14, 2017 6:00 PDT

Sue Bleiweiss, Fabulously Fused Modern Quilts, June 27, 2017 5:00 PDT

Fresh Quilting TV: All episodes are now available through the MQG site

Fall Quilt Festival MQG Showcase

  • Entries open through June 17, 2017
  • Showcase will happen at Fall Quilt Festival, November 5-7, 2017 in Houston TX

QuiltCon Registration opens June 26, 2017

  • Here is the link to the brand new QuiltCon website.  Make sure you can access the National MQG site and know what email address you registered with the MQG

Pacific International Quilt Festival 

  • Modern Quilt competition entry deadline August 29th, 2017

Bainbridge Island Quilt Festival

  • Registration open 6/30-8/31 the festival is on Saturday, Sept 9th

What’s Happening Locally?

Pacific NW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (formerly LaConner Quilt Museum)

  • For the Love of Children by Miwako Kimura & Students, March 29 – June 25, 2017
  • Marginalia – Tapestries by Sara Swett, May 3 – July 30, 2017

Nordic Heritage Museum Marimekko, With Love March 10-July 9.

Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour  July 15-16.

“Quilting in the Northwest” Quilt Show, Covington, WA.  July 21-23.

Lazy Daze Quilt Run “shop hop” August 10-12.

Northwest Quilting Expo Portland Expo Center Sept. 28 – 30th

Crystal Quilters of Enumclaw Expo Center Sept 29th – 30th

 

The next General Guild Meeting is July 12th, 2017 at 7:00pm.  

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4 responses to “June 2017 Meeting Recap

  1. Did not see info about Fall retreat and when signups will take place. Please advise.

    • Hi Deborah the retreat sign up will be live June 23rd around 11 am. I have added a retreat section to the June meeting recap post. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Thanks for including the Bainbridge Quilt Festival in your recap!!

    On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 7:19 PM, seattle modern quilt guild wrote:

    > quiltmunnster posted: “Business: The secretary position has been filled by > Kathleen Munns filling the last vacant board postion. The giving committee > shared examples of Cool Wedge Slab blocks for the next giving quilt that > are due at the July Meeting. They also announced a d” >

  3. Any thought about a post- Mr Domestic meet and greet/trunk show or reception for those of us who would like to see his work? Probably too late but in case there is any chatter those not attending are unaware of. Thx!

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