June Meeting Notes


If you missed our June 10th Zoom meeting, here’s a link to a video recording, posted to Vimeo. Please be aware, you will need a password to view this video. The password has been emailed directly to all paid Seattle MQG members, concurrently with this blog post on 06.10.2020.

Watch: Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Meeting 06.10.2020

Here is a link to a PDF of our June 10th meeting slideshow. Full meeting notes will be posted by our secretary soon.

Inspiring Textile Artists of Color

Chawne Kimber @cauchycomplete Quirky, artsy, crafty, mathy chick

Carole Lyles Shaw  https://carolelylesshaw.com/  @carole_lylesshaw Modern quilter, online classes, teacher, designer, author, co-founder Sarasota MQG, Aurifil DOM 2020. She has just announced a Midcentury Modern Online Class.

Rashida Coleman-Hale  https://www.rashidacolemanhale.com/ @rashida_coleman_hale Artist, visual designer at Google(-ish) by day, fabric designer at @rubystarsociety by night, author of Zakka Style and I Love Patchwork.

Souls Grown Deep Foundation https://www.soulsgrowndeep.org @soulsgrowndeepfoundation Souls Grown Deep Foundation is dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting the contributions of artists from the African American South.

Black Threads http://blackthreads.com/links/ A wonderful resource compiled by author, artist and historian Kyra E. Hicks, this is a list of black quilting guilds, African American quilters, and quilting museums. Ms. Hicks also does speaking engagements.

KenJi Saefkow @kenjisaefkow Lover of vintage and kitsch, multiple interestests, one of which is quilting.

Bisa Butler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P3_61nh3xo&feature=youtu.be @bisabutler Amazing textile artist, making colorful portrait quilts using fabric in a painterly way.

Pantera Saint-Montaigne / Brooklyn Mojo https://www.brooklynmojo.com @brooklynmojo Pantera is a modern fabric artist, and has exhibited at QuiltCon.

Sandra Johnson Designs http://sandrajohnsondesigns.com @sandrajohnsondesigns Maker, instructor, inspirational speaker, works with repurposed denim, indigo, sashiko, other forms of hand stitching, and wearable art.

Social Justice Sewing Academy http://www.sjsacademy.com The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. Through a series of hands-on workshops in schools, prisons and community centers across the country, SJSA empowers youth to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation and community cohesion and become agents of social change.

Online Workshops of Interest

Mancuso Quiltfest quiltfest.com  Mancuso, which runs a number of quilt shows around the country, is going virtual, with a late June offering that has quite a number of classes being offered. Among the more ‘modern’ teachers are Sara Bond and Mel Beach.

Pappersaxsten https://pappersaxsten.com Jenny Haynes is offering 1 on 1 Zoom classes using her Drunkards Path techniques.  She has had some amazing quilts at Quiltcon.

Irene Roderick https://www.ireneroderick.com/workshops Many of you will recognize Irene’s work (her IG is @hixonir) from the last two Quiltcons.  She has begun Zoom classes — you can either join one of hers or get a group of friends and schedule one.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe https://vfwquilts.com/pages/online-classes These are pre-taped video classes.  She has three offerings.

Blair Stocker https://wisecrafthandmade.com/online-workshops/ Our own Blair is going to be offering a workshop starting August 1 on modern scrap quilting with color value. It will be a video with unlimited access once you sign up. 

Christina Cameli https://www.christinacameli.com/events She has two Zoom classes coming up, one on free motion quilting, one on scrappy log cabins. The latter is already sold out, but you could get on a mailing list for future offerings — in addition, her website has posts of previously taped workshops/tutorials.

Joe Cunningham http://www.joecunninghamquilts.com/online-classes San Francisco quilt artist, now offering online workshops.

Cool Blogs to Follow

https://aquilterstable.blogspot.com Our own Debbie Jeske’s blog, chock full of ideas and inspiration

http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com Barbara Brackman’s Material Culture.  Barbara is a quilt historian whose posts typically have a design theme, with discussion and pictures of antique quilts. 

http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com Bill Volckening is also a quilt historian with an extensive collection of antique quilts

https://www.cindygrisdela.com/blog/ Cindy Grisdela was our guest speaker 06.10.2020, and is a wonderful improv quilter, author and teacher. 

https://factotum-of-arts.com Michelle Wilke is a self taught quilter who is the driving force behind the Quilt Design a Day pictures and prompts on Facebook.

https://twiggyandopal.blogspot.com Jayne of Twiggy and Opal is a Tennessee quilter who has had numerous quilts at Quiltcon. She has a happy, colorful palette.

https://patcherymenagerie.blogspot.com Lynne Tyler’s blog is chock full of tutorials, pictures, musings on quilting. 

https://quiltville.blogspot.com Bonnie Hunter is the queen of scraps. Anyone looking for a way to use up lots and lots of scraps can find something on her extensive blog and main website (accessible through the blog).  

https://www.stringandstory.com/insta HollyAnne Knight is a quilter, teacher, and passionate entrepreneur with a focus on free motion quilting.

https://karenlewistextiles.blogspot.com Karen Lewis Textiles is a screen printer, fabric designer, quilt maker, and author and has taught at QuiltCon.

https://comfortstitching.typepad.co.uk/ Aneela Hoey is a modern fabric designer and pattern writer — she designs bags, pouches, stitching organizers.

https://www.hollisart.com/ Hollis Chatelain is a textile artist and social activist.  Hollis does the most amazing portraits with painting and thread painting.

https://bryanhousequilts.com/ Rebecca Bryan is the author of Modern Triangle Quilts.  She has great tutorials/posts on designing improv modern triangles, freezer paper foundation piecing, and developing creative habits.

Here is an excellent online exhibit of modern quilts:


The July meeting will be via Zoom again, with our special guest Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession: see you then!

As always, if you have any questions, contact us at seattlemodernquiltguild@gmail.com .

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