October 2017 Meeting Recap


  • Four demonstrations where given at the beginning of the meeting: Pattern Matching by Matt, Spinning Seams by Kim, Zipper Tabs by Yeechi, and Accuquilt use by Kathleen.
  • 2017 October BOM was presented by Jonna – blog post with instructions and template are posted.
  • The Giving Committee shared a finished stair step quilt that will be donated to the Greenwood Senior center. The block for our last charity quilt was presented, look for a blog post with more details.
  • The nominating committee finalized our ballet for the 2018 board elections. The ballet will be the current board running for their current positions.

November meeting reminders/announcements:

  • Swap partners for the guild swap have been assigned. Please bring your finished item wrapped with your name on the inside to the November 8th meeting.
  • We will be having a fabric swap meet at our November 8th Meeting. Bring fabric and notions to buy, sell, trade, give away, de-Stash, and money or checks to Re-stash. Please keep cutting pricing, etc. as simple as possible and bring everything you need to sell. Anything you do not sell must be taken home with you.

Guild member showcase

  • There was no guild member showcase.
  • *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?:

September Sew-Ins  

Holiday Party

  • 12/09/2017 11:30 am – 7:30 pm at the Greenwood Senior Center

Upcoming Workshops and Presentations for members:

  • October 14th & 15th: 2 classes with Violet Craft Cost $50 for the EPP class and $70 for the FPP class
  • October 21st: Quilt-as-You-Go with Jera Brandvig Sold out
  • November 4th: Double Trouble Block with Katie Pedersen Cost $60

MQG Events:

The next MQG Sew Day will be October 15th 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

  • Click here to view the episodes with Violet Craft who will be coming for workshops in October.

QuiltCon 2018 Quilt Show Entries

  • Entry deadline November 30th, 2017

What’s Happening Locally?

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

  • The State of WA(ter) – August 2 – October 29, 2017Studio Art Quilt Association, Northwest
  • Patriotic Stiches – October 11 – November 19, 2017 Permanent Collection
  • Creative Passion & Stich– October 11-December 30, 2017 Five Harker Diploma Students


The next General Guild Meeting is November 8th, 2017 at 7:00pm.  

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