Sept-Oct 2019 Meeting Minutes

Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Minutes

September – October, 2019


September 11 – 64 members, 3 visitors

October 9 – 69 members, 2 visitors

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 – October instructions for this quilt
  • Tag your progress #Begoniaquilt  #SEAMQG #Showusyourmqg

2020 Block of the Month

  • Are you interested in designing our next BOM?
  • Do you have a design idea but don’t know where to start with writing instructions?
  • Maybe you have a suggestion for a type of project of technique you’d like to be considered for next year?

Talk to Matt or anyone else on the board.  You can also send an email or dm 🙂 

Secret Swap

The Swap took place at the October 9 meeting with many thoughtful items created.  The directive was: Make an item for a randomly assigned guild-mate, choosing from a provided list of six items/patterns. Details on the blog.

2020 Board Elections

The ballot was finalized at the October meeting.   Elections will be held at the November 13 meeting.

  • President Elect – Katie S.
  • VP of Membership – Megan V.
  • VP of Programs (2 people) – Aline C. & Elizabeth G.
  • Treasurer – Liz C.
  • Secretary – Rima K.

Note that the President for 2020, David Owen Hastings, was elected in 2019.

Non-Board Volunteer Opportunities for 2020

  • Giving Committee – Filled
  • Welcome Committee
  • Librarian – Filled
  • Keeper of the Accuquilt – Filled
  • Swaps/challenges committee
  • Local sew in organizers
  • Door prize/Swag Committee
  • Retreat planning Committee

Giving Committee

Blocks for the Quiltcon Charity Quilt will be collected at the November 13th meeting.  Solid fabrics were supplied by the Giving Committee.

  • Kona black, white, Overcast, Quicksilver, and Metal
  • Make a letter or symbol of your choice
  • Can add patterned fabric containing those colors.
  • Only one pattern per block
  • No raw edge appliqué
  • Only one pattern per block
  • Please return leftover fabric to the Giving Committee

Upcoming Workshops

Anna Maria Horner is coming to see us in January 2020!

  • Trunk Show & Talk at Quilting Mayhem Sunday evening, 1/19/20 – $10 for SEAMQG members $15 for non-members
  • Workshops on Saturday/Sunday, 1/25/20 and 1/26/20
  • Color Fluency Workshops & Cross Country Workshops

Fall Day Retreat

Sign up on the blog.  Details below:

  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday November 8-10
  • Quilting Mayhem in Snohomish
  • 9:00 am – 8:00 pm each day
  • Three Day spaces are $35
  • Single Day spaces are $15 per day
  • Space limited to 40 attendees

November 13th Meeting – Yards Sale Destash/Restash

  • Will happen after elections and business
  • Fabric and notions swap meet
  • Keep items easy to manage (pre-cut yardage, simple pricing, etc.)
  • Bring everything you need to do swap meet business (change if accepting cash, PayPal or Venmo set up for electronic payments)
  • Try to keep volume of fabric and notions to what will fit on ½ table

Holiday Party Sew-In

  • Takes the Place of the December Meeting
  • Saturday December 7, 2019 11:30am – 7:30pm
  • Annual Quilted item swap
  • Note that space for sewing machines is limited.  We recommend bringing handwork.

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


  • The guild is looking for new locations for sew-ins that have larger spaces and parking
  • We are also looking for members interested in organizing local/neighborhood sew-ins

MQG Events

  • 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, Etc.
    • Find episodes of Fresh Quilting
  • Watch for the latest Modern Monthly for new webinar offerings for July-September 2019
  • Check out the recorded library of webinars (Resources section at
  • Karen Cooper is the new Executive Director of the MQG
  • Quiltcon judges were announced and include SeaMQG member Season Evans

Other Local Happenings

  • Pacific NW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum:
    • Out of Darkness: Bent Needle Collective

July 31 – October 27, 2019

    • International Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival in Everett
      • Festival will be October 11-13, Friday-Sunday Hours: Fri & Sat, 10-5 Sun, 10-4
      • More details at
  • SeaMQG member Debbie Jeske will be giving a trunk show at the Bainbridge Island MQG meeting at 12pm on Sunday Oct 11 at the Bainbridge Library.
  • Road to California  Jan 23-26, 2020
  • Quilting Mayhem  (
    • Modern Abstract Quilts with David Owen Hastings
      • Sat. 01/18/2020  10:30 – 2:30; Sun. 01/19/2020  10:30 – 4:30
  • Gossypium (
    • Seattle MQG member Judy White’s workshop on Featherweights on Oct. 12th.
    • Member Blair Stocker’s lecture and trunk show on Nov. 6th.

September Meeting Guest:  Marcia Derse

Local fabric designer Marcia Derse spoke about “Creating Collections.”  She shared some of her early quilts and more recent design pieces, inspiration and original fabric designs that show how she creates a collection.

October Meeting Guest: Sarah Bond

Quilt designer Sarah Bond spoke to the guild on “Modern Quilts from My Grandmothers” about her family history of quilting, how she came to learn about that history and the surprisingly modern look of her ancestors’ quilts.  She also showed examples of her quilts and talked about the inspiration for them.

Sew and Tell

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


Next meeting Wednesday November 13, 2019 @ 7:00pm.

4 responses to “Sept-Oct 2019 Meeting Minutes

  1. Hello, I believe there is an error in the date for the November 2019 meeting. The second Wednesday of the month is November 13.

    Thank you, as always, for publishing the minutes. They are invaluable when I miss a meeting or fail to write down a detail.

  2. Hi – how do I sign up for the Anna Maria Horner Trunk Show & Talk at Quilting Mayhem as a non-MQG member at this time?

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