February 2020 Meeting Minutes

Attendance:  55 members and 5 visitors attended the February 12, 2020 meeting

Call to order – David

Quiltcon “Rejects”

Guild members showed amazing quilts that did not make it into Quiltcon.

Volunteer in 2020

Instagram:  The guild has a volunteer opportunity to manage the guild’s instagram account.  There are opportunities to get creative with this! Please contact Jana @reveriequilting if you are interested or have questions.

  • Note that the guild makes every effort to honor a member’s wishes about online privacy.  You can let Jana (or the next coordinator) know or indicate your preference on the sign up sheet when you go up for show & tell.

Sew-Ins:  The guild is looking for members to organize local/neighborhood sew-ins.  These can be in a public space or in a member’s home around a dining room table.  There is no size requirement for how many members the space should hold. That is up to the organizer.

  • The guild is looking for new locations for sew-ins that have larger spaces and parking.  Do you know of any in the greater Seattle area that you can connect us with?

2020 Membership Update

  • We have 155 members who registered this year
  • 144 were renewing members and 15 were new
  • You can print your membership cards for this year by following the instructions on the blog under “Membership”
  • If you are a new member for 2020 don’t forget to pick up your logo tag and pin – usually at the sign in table at meetings or talk to Megan

2020 Block of the Month

  • Susan (@sushifarmer) and Kathy (@a_swede_life) are designing and coordinating this year’s BOM, a row-by-row quilt called “Cascadia Cabin in the Woods.”  Sewers can opt to follow the instructions as written or improvise where they are inspired to do so. As a result, the pattern is suitable for a wide range of skill levels.
  • Monthly instructions will be on the blog on the first of each month.  The first set was posted February 1st.
  • Tag your progress  #SEAMQG #Showusyourmqg

Color Fluency Challenge

This fun challenge will start in March.  The theme will be based on Anna Maria Horner’s method of color selection.  If you took the Color Fluency class, keep your fabrics to use for this challenge. If not, we will discuss how to select fabrics from your stash based on AMH’s ideas.  There will be an easy block pattern to follow.

Anna Maria visited our guild last month and taught two classes and gave a trunk show.  The image used with this post is a sample color wheel she uses to help her select colors. She suggests everyone make one to use.

Giving Committee

A new giving committee design was debuted by Matt, called “Improv New York Beauty.”  Instructions are on the blog, and Matt provided fabric. Blocks are due at the March 11 meeting.

The Quiltcon Charity Quilt was already mailed off at the last meeting, but Erica showed pictures of it.  We will get to see the real thing when it is returned.

If you are interested in helping with quilting or binding charity quilts please contact Matt or Rachel.

Upcoming Workshops

  • Tara Faughnan will be teaching workshops on March 14 & 15, 2020.  See the blog for more information.
  • Timna Tarr will be teaching workshops on September 12 & 13 and giving a trunk show at our September 9 guild meeting.

2020 Guild Sew-ins

  • Saturday, May 9, 2020
    Greenwood Senior Center
  • Saturday, August 8, 2020
    Greenwood Senior Center
  • Saturday, December 5, 2020
    Holiday Party at the
    Greenwood Senior Center

2020 Guild Retreats

  • March 27-29, 2020:  Day Retreat at Quilting Mayhem – Registration opens 2/29
  • May 1-3, 2020:  Spring Retreat at Camp Burton
  • October or November 2020:  Day Retreat at Quilting Mayhem (to be confirmed)

Pacific Northwest Meet-up Survey – Please fill this out! 

The Portland MQG is planning another MQG meetup for this summer.  They have sent out a very brief survey looking for feedback including input on possible dates.  Having some Seattle MQG members attend helps make the meetup more fun for everyone as you get to meet quilters from area guilds.   Please take a moment in the next few days to complete the survey so we can help them make some decisions!

The link to the survey is here:   https://forms.gle/eU8ewmscsbDGkwdJA

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
  • Check out the recorded library of webinars (Resources section at themodernquiltguild.com)
  • The new MQG Sessions are being kicked off this year with the first one being held in Denver.  Check the national MQG website for more information.

Other Local Happenings

  • QA Quilt Show
    • March 13-15 Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe – visit quiltersanonymous.org for information
  • Everett Quilt Show
    • Gala: April 30, 2020; Show: May 1-2, 2020; Entry Deadline:  March 31, 2020
    • Women’s Suffrage special display
    • Volunteers needed!
  • Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
    • Reflections – Whidbey Island Surface Design January 29 – April 26, 2020
    • Birds of a Fiber  January 23 – March 1, 2020
    • Recent Acquisitions  December 3, 2019 – March 15, 2020
  • 75 Beds in 75 Days
    • Bedding for a new veterans community in Wichita KS
    • Make 1-2 blocks for March meeting
    • White background with Red and/or Blue Star
  • Help for Australia
    • Woolongong Modern Quilt Guild collecting tree/leaf quilt blocks.  Visit their facebook page @woolongongmodernquiltguild for details.
    • Animal Rescue Craft Guild collecting sewn supplies for animal care.  Visit their facebook page for details and to make sure they are still in need of supplies rather than monetary donations.
  • “Whizz Bang!” Workshop with Rachael Daisy
    • Australian Designer: Blue Mountain Daisy
    • Calico Creations Mount Vernon, WA; March 14 & 15, 2020 9:00a – 3:00p; Cost: $195/person
    • TO REGISTER:  Sign up at Calico Creations  (360) 336-3241
  • A Quilters Affair (aka “Sisters”)
    • Registration for 2020 began January 8.  Check quiltersaffair.com for details including  teachers/schedule and remaining availability.
    • Classes take place the week of the outdoor quilt show: Monday July 6-Friday July 10, 2020
    • Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show: Saturday July 11, 2020
  • Quilt Luminarium with Ricky Tims (symposium)
  • PBS Series titled “Craft in America”  (craftinamerica.org) is airing a “Quilts” episode.  Premiere was in December. Check our local PBS listings to see when it is on locally.

Guild Library

Our librarian, Kae, brings the guild library books to each monthly meeting.  You can check out and return books on the back table. Suggested check out period is a month but can be extended.

MQG Website 

  • Join the Seattle MQG Circle!  Meeting minutes are posted here as well as on the guild blog.  Instructions are on the guild blog under “Membership”
  • 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

Sew and Tell

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


Next regular guild meeting will be Wednesday March 11 @ 7:00pm.

2 responses to “February 2020 Meeting Minutes

    • Sheila -there is a blog post from Wed 2/2 about the retreat that has the link and all relevant info in it. That post is immediately before this one on the blog. Hope to see you there!

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