March 2019 Meeting Recap

Attendance:  69 members and 2 Visitors

Call to order – Matt

Approval of January Meeting Minutes

Block of the Month – Stefanie

  • Stephanie (@satterwhitequilts) is 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 January – March blocks for this quilt
  • Tag your progress #Begoniaquilt  #SEAMQG #Showusyourmqg

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 can now be printed.  Here are the instructions:

Membership Updates

  • Currently the guild has 135 members with 11 new members.
  • We are looking for members to act as buddies to new members.  This entails sitting with them at the meeting, introducing to others, answering questions, etc.

Giving Committee

  • Instructions for the next giving quilt will be posted on the blog
  • The quilt is “Side Stripe” by Renee Tallman of the South Bay Area MQG

Name Tag Swap

  • Due to the cancellation of the February meeting, the guild name tag swap is postponed to the April meeting.  Details can be found HERE

Krista Hennebury Workshops

  • Workshop registration is open on the blog. There is still room in both. Consider registering if you haven’t already. Receipts from workshops such as this help to fund future workshops.
  • 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
  • Registration will open to non-members on Wednesday, March 21

New MQG Website

  • go to member log on at
  • 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

  • Take the Leap: Facing Your Fears of Improv with Cheryl Arkison March 14th 6pm PST


  • Saturday, March 23rd @ Quiltworks NW 10:30am – 5pm
  • This is the second-to-last sew-in at Quiltworks before they close for good
  • The guild is looking for more locations for sew-ins that have larger space and parking – if you have suggestions, please email

MQG Events

  • MQG Sew Day – March 17th all time zones, third Sunday of each month. #mqgsewday
  • Modern Quilt Masters with Jacquie Gering will be held October 28 – November 1, 2019 in Kansas City.  Registration opens March 14 at 7am PST.
  • The MQG has posted new community guidelines regarding diversity and inclusion. Find them posted on the MQG website.

Other Local Happenings

Other Local Happenings

  • Whatcom Museum: Modern Quilts: Designs of a New Century from June 1 – August 19, 2019, Lightcatcher Building
  • Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum:
    Unbound by Art Cloth Network January 9 – March 24, 2019
    Tharpe Family Collection – Civil War Era quilts – January 30 – April 28, 2019
    Paper and Ink – an art book exhibit March 6-25th, 2019
    La Conner In Bloom annual challenge “Garden Visitors” March 27-May 5, 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:
    For more information on entering a quilt:
    For more information on classes:
  • Stars in Her Crown Quilt-along:
    Open quilt along with an interesting story that anyone can join.  More information here
  • Sisterhood Quilt Swap:
    Deadline to Register: March 15, 2019; Shipping Deadline: April 29, 2019
    $7.70 for PDF Pattern
  • With the closure of so many of our local quilt/fabric shops, we’ve put together a list of those remaining.  Please consider them when you are looking to buy fabric.
    • Island Quilter (Vashon)
    • Esther’s Fabrics (Bainbridge)
    • Quilted Strait (Port Gamble)
    • Running Stitch Fabrics (Kent)
    • Bigfoot Quilts (Auburn)
    • Undercover Quilts (1st and Virginia, Seattle)
    • Stitches (fabric and craft store; Capitol Hill – Seattle)
    • Drygoods Design (Pioneer Square – Seattle)
    • Quilting Mayhem (Snohomish)
    • Gathering Fabric (Woodinville)
    • Pacific Fabrics (Northgate, SoDo, Bellevue)

Sew and Tell

  • Guild members shared quilts and finished projects.  Watch Facebook and Instagram for photos.

Adjournment/Scrap Swap

  • The meeting wrapped up with our annual scrap swap.
  • Next meeting Wednesday April 10th, 2019 @ 7:00pm.

One response to “March 2019 Meeting Recap

  1. Correction to minutes Pacific Fabrics (Northgate, SoDo, Bellevue) should read, Pacific Fabrics (Bremerton, SoDo, Bellevue). Northgate is also closing there doors in June.

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