July 2017 Meeting Recap


  • Kim gave the quarterly budget report for the second quarter of 2017.
  • The Giving Committee announced that Cecelia Lehmann was the winner of the design challenge for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt design. Cecelia created a design based off of a Dresden Plate block. Thank you to all who submitted designs as others may be showing up in future charity quilts. They also collected Cool Wedge Slab blocks for the next giving quilt.
  • 2017 BOM June Block was presented – blog post with instructions and template are posted.
  • Meg Callahan walked us through the unconventional story of how she arrived at quilting as an art form and how that story continues to inspire her work. Instagram @mdotcallahan
  • Guild member showcase
    • Grace L shared one quilt from the beginning of her quilting journey, one recent piece, and a truly touching piece in the middle.
    • *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  

  • Thursday 7/20/2017 2pm-8:30pm at Quiltworks NW.
    • Note: There will be construction occurring in the parking lots at Quilt Works Northwest. We will still have access to the main lot but only through the Broiler Bay lot. We will also still be able to park in the over flow lot up the hill but only one entrance will be open. The construction should be completed before the 29th sew-in.
  • Saturday 7/29/2017 10:30-5:30pm at Quiltworks NW

Fall Retreat

  • Fall retreat with be at Camp Huston in Goldbar, WA from Friday September 8th to Sunday September 10th
  • Sign ups are live.
  • 6 Double spots available as of 7/12/2017
  • Cost $193 for half of a double room

Upcoming Workshops and Presentations for members:

MQG Events:

The next MQG Sew Day will be July 26th 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:

Krista Hennebury Who Gives A Flying FQ About Accuracy? July 26th, 2017 6:00 pm PDT

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

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)

  • Pieces of the Past: 20 Years of Collecting – June 30 – October 8, 2017 Selections from the museum’s Permanent Collection
  • Marginalia – Tapestries by Sara Swett, May 3 – July 30, 2017 Nordic Heritage Museum

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 August 9th, 2017 at 7:00pm.  

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