June 2019 Meeting Recap

Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

June 12, 2019  7:00pm


63 members and 4 visitors were in attendance

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


  • The membership directory is now available on the MQG site, in the SEAMQG members-only Seattle circle page

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 May meeting – more is available from Erica if needed

Fall 2019 Retreat

  • Will be held September 6-8, 2019 at Camp Huston in Gold Bar (Note, original calendar entry had incorrect date.)
  • Check out the monthly content from the MQG – Block Study, Quilt of the Month, Webinars
  • Registration will go live after the July meeting

MQG Website

  • Join the Seattle MQG Circle!  This is where meeting minutes are 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



  • June 27th 5pm PDT Ginny Robinson: “Beyond Modern Traditionalism: Blocks Inspired by Other Craft

MQG Showcase at Quilt Festival


  • Saturday June 22nd, Shoreline Public Library, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday July 13th, Makers Mercantile, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday August 10th, Greenwood Senior Center, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • The guild is looking for new locations for sew-ins that have larger spaces and parking

Other Local Happenings

  • Whatcom Museum:

Modern Quilts: Designs of a New Century from June 1 – August 19, 2019, Lightcatcher Building;  Docent tours at 1:30 Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

Ask a Quilter Saturdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm; Included with admission/Members free;  Lightcatcher building | 250 Flora Street

Members of the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild will be in the exhibition gallery every Saturday afternoon to share informally about modern quilt design and methods, answer questions and demonstrate techniques.

Clothes to Quilts Workshop with Luke Haynes Saturday July 13, 10am – 5pm;  Lightcatcher building Studio | 250 Flora Street

Artquilttexture Lecture by Modern Quilter Luke Haynes  Sunday, July 14, 2 – 3pm; Old City Hall Rotunda Room | 121 Prospect Street

Modern with a Hint of Vintage Lecture with Marla Varner  Saturday, July 27, 2 – 3pm, followed by Q&A; Old City Hall Rotunda Room | 121 Prospect Street

Hand Quilting Intro and Inspiration Workshop with Marla Varner Sunday, July 28,10am – 2pm; Lightcatcher building Studio | 250 Flora Street

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

Beyond the Guild

  • Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop:  June 21 – June 29; 35 Shops from Lynden to Vancouver, WA; Fabric by In the Beginning and Clothworks
  • 2019 Summer Sampler Piecing Bootcamp:  $29.99; 21 Block Patterns, each focusing on a different piecing technique; One each week; Two layouts (12” blocks); Guild Participants – Debbie J. & Elizabeth G.;  #summersampler2019
  • Dear Jen Sew-along (Jen Kingwell):  approx. $56.00; 72 Block Patterns; Six each month; Nine layouts (6” blocks); Guild Participants: Katie S. & Aline C.; #dearjen
  • 100 days 100 blocks:  Begins July 1st; 1 block each day for 100 days; Blocks are 8” square or 4” x 8”; Choice of machine piecing, or FPP, or EPP; Two layouts; Prizes available for posting online each day.  #100days100blocks2019 @gnomeangel; If you would be interested in joining and/or running this activity for the guild contact Aline – her info is in the membership directory. She will connect members who are interested.

Gossypium Update

  • Under new ownership and will be reopening in early July after a revamp.

Guest Speakers

  • Three quilt artists from the Contemporary Quilt Art Association spoke about their art quilt inspiration and journey.  Ginnie Hebert, Susan White Smith and Lisa Jenni showed many examples of their beautiful work.
  • Art quilt inspiration is available on these websites:
    • Contemporaryquiltart.com
    • textlleartist.org
    • Createwhimsy.co
    • saqa.org
    • surfacedesign.org

Sew and Tell

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


  • Next meeting Wednesday July 10, 2019 @ 7:00pm.

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