August 2017 Meeting Recap

Business:

  • The Giving Committee shared finished quilt tops for The Cool Wedge Slab, Robbing Pete, and a Green Improv giving quilts and are still looking for a quilter for the Green Improv quilt contact Debbie or Louise if interested.
  • Fabric for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt was handed out. Look for a blog post with instructions for the block.
  • 2017 BOM August Block was presented – blog post with instructions and template are posted.
  • The One by Two Exhibit was presented featuring Guild Members Kay Eagling, Matt Macomber, and Deborah Ferguson. The exhibit was 8 pairs of quilts based off of one photo by two different artists
  • Guild member showcase
    • Monica Guckenhimer shared quilts that she has made along her quilting journey.
    • *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?:

August Sew-Ins  

Fall Retreat

  • Fall retreat with be at Camp Huston in Goldbar, WA from Friday September 8th to Sunday September 10th
  • Please fill out the survey on roommate and food preferences
  • 1 Double spots available as of 8/9/2017
  • Cost $193 for half of a double room

Upcoming Workshops and Presentations for members:

MQG Events:

The next MQG Sew Day will be August 20th 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 fabric will be arriving soon.

Creative Webinars:

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

 

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 September 13th, 2017 at 7:00pm.  

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