January 2019 Meeting Recap

Attendance:  58 members and 6 Visitors

Call to order – Matt

Approval of November Meeting Minutes – Kathleen

Budget Update – Cordelia

  • Final balance sheet from 2018 indicated projected versus actual revenues and expenses.  2018 ended with a positive balance in the account
  • The projected numbers for 2019 were provided

Board Introductions

Each incoming board member introduced themselves and showed some of their quilting work.

Block of the Month – Stefanie

  • Stephanie (@satterwhitequilts) will be running this year’s BOM, called “Begonia”
  • It is a mystery quilt based on half square triangle blocks
  • See the blog post for information on the first block for this quilt
  • Tag your progress #Begoniaquilt  #SEAMQG #Showusyourmqg

2018 Member Survey – Matt

  • Results from the 2018 member survey were presented by Matt
  • Where feasible, feedback will incorporated into upcoming guild initiatives

2019 Membership Renewals

  • All renewals are to be paid online for 2019 and must be paid by February 28, 2019
  • There is a link for payment on the membership page of the blog
  • 2019 dues are $57 ($55 +$2PayPal Fee)
  • Membership cards will be available to print online in March

Membership Updates

  • We are looking for members to act as buddies to new members during guild meetings
  • This entails sitting with them at the meeting, introducing to others, answering questions, etc.
  • Also looking into helping members find others for possible carpooling

Giving Committee

  • Thank you to Debbie and Louise for leading the Giving Committee for the past 3 years
  • New committee chairs will be Rachel and Erica
  • Plan is to have a new quilt block assignment every two months
  • Instructions for the first quilt are up (See the blog post) and blocks will be due at the March meeting

Name Tag Swap

  • The guild is doing a name tag swap with signups due by January 16th.  Details can be found HERE

Krista Hennebury Workshops

  • Workshop registration will open after the February meeting.  Links will be available on the blog
  • Two workshops will be offered:  Courthouse Color Play April 6 at the Greenwood Senior Center, and Speed Date with Improv April 7 at Quilting Mayhem in Snohomish – check the calendar for times

Quiltcon 2019

  • February 20-24th, 2019 in Nashville, TN
  • The awards ceremony for QuiltCon 2019 will be moved to the evening of Wednesday February 20th immediately following badge pick up

New MQG Website

  • go to member log on at Themodernquiltguild.com
  • Join the Seattle MQG Circle!  This is where meeting minutes will be posted
  • Check out the monthly content the MQG puts out – Block Study, Quilt of the Month, Webinars, Articles
  • Find episodes of Fresh Quilting
  • Upload photos to the Seattle MQG Circle Albums for guild events and quilts for use on the guild facebook and instagram pages

MQG Webinars

  • Design Panel: How to Design Quilts using Different tools- with Steph Skadal, Michelle Willkie, Daisy Aschehoug, and Amy Friend January 17th 11:30 am PST
  • Textile Surface Design: Experimental Techniques with Tim Eads February 7, 5pm PST & February 8, 5pm PST


  • Saturday, January 26th @ Maker’s Mercantile 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • The guild is looking for more locations for sew-ins that have larger space and parking – if you have suggestions, please email seattlemodernquiltguild@gmail.com

MQG Events

  • The next MQG Sew Day will be January 20th  in all time zones. Sew days happen the third Sunday of each month. #mqgsewday

Other Local Happenings

  • A Gathering of Quilters:  A meet-up with members and friends of SMQG, SAQA, and CQA quilt guilds.  Saturday January 12th, 2019 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum:
    Contemporãneo II—Contemporary Quilts from Brazil- through January 27th, 2019
  • Unbound by Art – Cloth Network January 9th – March 24, 2019
  • Birds of a Fiber – January 23 – March 3, 2019
    Tharpe Family Collection – Civil War Era quilts – January 30 – April 28, 2019
  • Everett Quilt Show
    April 25-27, 2019 at the Edward D. Hansen Convention Center
    There is a modern category and judged and non-judged categories
    Entries open in February
    There are classes and the keynote is by Katie Pedersen and Ted Hoffman
    For more information on the show:  https://www.everettquiltshow.com/
    For more information on entering a quilt:  https://www.everettquiltshow.com/enterquilts
    For more information on classes:  https://www.everettquiltshow.com/classes
  • Stars in Her Crown Quilt-along
    Open quilt along with an interesting story that anyone can join.  More information can be found On Barbara Backman’s Material Culture Blog HERE

Sew and Tell

  • Guild members shared quilts and finished projects.  Watch Facebook and Instagram for photos.
  • Adjournment.   Next meeting Wednesday February 13th, 2019 @ 7:00pm.