March Event Changes & Cancellations

For the health and safety of all of our members, the board has decided to cancel our March 11th meeting. See below for some additional updates, and ideas for staying connected during this challenging time.

SMQG-FeatureImage-03-08-2020March events, and what is happening:

  • March 11th Meeting: our regular monthly meeting at Greenwood Senior Center is canceled for March.
  • March 14th and 15th workshops with Tara Faughnan: we are rescheduling these workshops for July (probably July 25-26, 2020). Anyone currently signed up will get a direct communication with more information from Aline. We have some details to work out and will be in touch soon.
  • March 27–29 Spring Day Retreat at Quilting Mayhem: for now, the spring day retreat is still on! We will communicate directly with participants about a week before the event if anything changes.
  • FYI: the Quilters Anonymous show scheduled for March 13-15 had been canceled.

Ideas for staying connected, while we practice social distancing:

  • Finish up your Improv New York Beauty charity quilt blocks, and save them to turn in at the April meeting.
  • 2020 BOM Cascadia Cabin in the Woods: the March instructions are online, and we would love to see more people participating! Use the hashtags #cascadiacabinquilt and #smqgbom2020 to share your progress. April instructions will be posted April 1st!
  • QuiltCon 2020 Recap: share your experiences and inspirations from QuiltCon last month. Follow the hashtag #quiltcon2020 to see what MQG members from all over loved about this show.
  • Color Fluency Challenge: a blog post will go live soon with details. We will carry forward what we learned from the recent #colorfluency workshop with Anna Maria Horner with a modern block design and a little guidance.
  • Seattle MQG Sew At Home: with all this social distancing comes some unexpected sewing time! Share what you’re working on using the new hashtag #seattlemqgsewathome

Spring 2020 Day Retreat:

As mentioned above, we still hope to hold our Spring Day Retreat at Quilting Mayhem, March 27–29. Just a few spaces are still available! Come for all three days, or pick the days you’d like to attend. Register here. We will communicate directly with registered participants if anything changes.

Let’s stay healthy!

The COVID-19 virus continues to be a changing and challenging situation. Here are some tips to help everyone stay healthy:

  • If you are not feeling well, stay home.
  • If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, stay home.
  • If you have a FEVER/cough – absolutely stay home.
  • If you are experiencing respiratory distress (mild or severe), stay home.
  • If you wish to avoid contagion due to being in a high risk/vulnerable class, stay home.

Some personal prevention measures to consider:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and discard the tissue immediately, and then wash your hands.
  • Please temporarily adapt how you greet one another. Hugging and handshakes are discouraged at this time. Consider other creative means of acknowledging and greeting one another.
  • If you are able to work from home, do so.

More information on COVID-19 can be found here:



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4 responses to “March Event Changes & Cancellations

  1. Thank you for taking a few decisions off the table for the rest of us during this uncertain time. I appreciate your prudence. Bernice

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    • Of course! It is always disappointing to cancel any fun event, but in the current situation, it is best for everyone. We’ll just have to get creative about sharing our quilting fun. Cheers, David

  2. Thank you for leadership in this difficult time since we just cannot know how this virus will unfold in the coming weeks and months. And thank you for the ideas you shared for staying connected to our creative energy and our creative community while we are all encouraged to keep physical distance from each other. It will be fun to watch the #seattlemqgsewathome tag 😊

    • You are welcome, we have the BEST board who are working to keep everyone safe, happy and sewing! Can’t wait to see all the posts to #seattlemqgsewathome … I’ve just posted what I’m working on right now, and hope to see lots of sharing through our online community.

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