April – May 2019 Meeting Recap


April had 54 members and 3 visitors; May numbers TBD

Call to order – Matt

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 for information on the January – May blocks for this quilt
  • Tag your progress #Begoniaquilt  #SEAMQG #Showusyourmqg


  • Lotte collected quilts for Folklife which will be held over Memorial Day weekend at Seattle Center
  • Quilts will be returned at the June meeting
  • Volunteers are needed for set up and take down of the quilts
  • See the blog for further information

Giving Committee

  • Instructions for the next giving quilt are posted on the blog
  • The quilt is based on Anna Maria Horner’s Feathers
  • Green background fabric was handed out at the meeting – more is available from Erica if needed

Name Tag Swap

  • Took place at the April meeting

Gwen Marston Tribute

  • Guild members shared their Gwen-inspired quilts and quilts they started in a Gwen workshop
  • They also told stories of their experiences with her
  • Some Gwen Marston “wisdom” was shared
    • Strive for originality in your work
    • Don’t worry about what the quilt police have to say
    • Curiosity about quilts and quilt making is a good thing (what if I try that…)
    • Try working in a series, and try working small to try out an idea
    • and….Double fold binding is bulbous

Book Giveaway

  • Two books were given away in a number drawing
  • Gwen Marston’s A Common Thread and Angela Walters’ & Christa Watson’s The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting

New MQG Website

  • Join the Seattle MQG Circle!  This is where meeting minutes will be posted
  • Check out the monthly content from the MQG – Block Study, Quilt of the Month, Webinars
  • Find episodes of Fresh Quilting
  • Upload photos of guild events and quilts for possible use on the guild facebook and instagram pages

Quiltcon Registration


  • May 23rd 4pm PDT  Sarah Bond: “Modern Quilts from My Grandmothers”
  • June 27th 5pm PDT Ginny Robinson: “Beyond Modern Traditionalism: Blocks Inspired by Other Craft


  • Sunday, June 2nd @ Quality Sewing in Tukwila 11am – 3:30pm
  • Saturday June 22nd @Shoreline Public Library 10:30am – 5pm
  • The guild is looking for new locations for sew-ins that have larger spaces and parking

MQG Events

Other Local Happenings

  • Whatcom Museum:

Modern Quilts: Designs of a New Century from June 1 – August 19, 2019, Lightcatcher Building

Note that our illustrious guild president, Matt, and our president-elect, David, will be part of a panel discussion on men in quilting called “Material Men Speak” on June 8, 3-4pm details here

For more information about the show, search the calendar section of the museum website  www.whatcommuseum.org/calendar

  • Pacific NW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum:
  • San Juan County Textile Guild

May 8 – July 28, 2019

  • Creative Knitting

June 5 – July 28, 2019

  • Bird Plumage

Embroidered Molas

  • March 27-June 23, 2019
  • Everett Quilt Show was held in April
  • Martha, Elizabeth, and Rosie W. placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Modern category
  • Debbie and Martha placed 1st, and 2nd in the Small Pieced category
  • Debbie placed 3rd in Group Quilts with Improv Alliance (our 2016 BOM!)
  • Dionne’s wonderful quilting picked up two ribbons!

Sew and Tell

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


Next meeting Wednesday June 12, 2019 @ 7:00pm.

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