June Meeting Minutes


Begonia Quilt by Terry Peart


The meeting was held via Zoom.  There were 68 attendees.

Call to order – David

2020 Block of the Month

  • Susan (@sushifarmer) and Kathy (@a_swede_life) are designing and coordinating a row-by-row quilt called “Cascadia Cabin in the Woods.”  The pattern is suitable for a wide range of skill levels.
  • Monthly instructions are being posted on the blog on the first of each month.  There is still time to join in and sew!
  • Tag your progress  #cascadiacabinquilt  #SEAMQG   #Showusyourmqg
  • Each month there will be a drawing for a prize for guild members who post updated progress photos of their 2020 BOM on Instagram (public accounts only) or email them to seattlemodernquiltguild@gmail.com.  The winner will be announced at the monthly meetings.

Giving Committee

The Giving Committee needs help with quilting and binding charity quilts.  Please contact Matt or Rachel S.  Their contact info is in our membership directory on our MQG Circle.

Color Inspiration Challenge Quilt:  Pam C. offered to quilt this

Black & White Letters #2:  Still in need of a volunteer

Improv Aqua Quilt:  Still in need of a volunteer

Scrappy Gift Swap

This swap is wrapping up.  Gifts are due to recipients by July 18.  Watch Instagram tag #SeattleMQGscrappygiftswap.

Social Media 

NATIONAL: #MQGKeepCalmandSewOn  Follow and see what other MQGers are sewing

LOCAL:  #SeattleMQGSewAtHome  Keep using to connect with our guild members

#BegoniaQuilt Virtual Quilt Show

  • Coming soon on our blog!   See members’ Begonia quilts from the 2019 BOM.

Calling Member Long-Armers!

We are putting together a list of long-arm quilters who are members of our guild, to be placed on our website.  Send us your contact information to be included.

2020 Guild Sew-ins

  • Virtual Sew-ins
    • These have been a hit!  Currently there are 5 groups which will meet until July 12.  More will be set up after that.
    • Blog post will be sent out with information and sign up sheet when new groups are being formed.
  • Saturday, August 8, 2020 – TBD dependent on future restrictions
    Greenwood Senior Center
  • Saturday, December 5, 2020dependent on future restrictions
    Holiday Party at the Greenwood Senior Center

Guest Speaker:  Cindy Grisdela 

Upcoming Speakers/Workshops

  • Australian author, teacher and fabric designer Kathy Doughty lecture and trunk show at July meeting.
  • The Tara Faughnan workshops were rescheduled.  The color workshop will be July 25 9:30-4:30, and the hand quilting workshop will be August 9 1-4pm.  Those who registered for the workshops in March will get “dibs” on spots to attend, and then it will open to the rest of the guild.
  • Timna Tarr will be teaching workshops on September 12 & 13 and giving a trunk show at our September 9 guild meeting.
  • Possible speakers at upcoming meetings:  Christina Camelli for August and Jaquie Gehring for October.  (not yet final)

2020 Guild Retreats

  • Day Retreat at Quilting Mayhem  November 6-8, 2020 
  • Fall retreat at Camp Burton dates TBD
  • We are looking at having a virtual retreat and we will update if it is going to take place

Other Happenings

For all events please follow up with the venues or the presenters to make sure they are still taking place. 

  • Remember to shop at our local quilt shops!  They need our support.
    • Sell online with curbside pickup or shipping, or in-store with restrictions
    • Many having sales and specials
  • Quiltcon 2021, called “QuiltconTogether” will be held virtually
  • Blueprint is closing their website.  They sent information to their members.
  • Undercover Quilts closed their shop downtown and will be online-only now. www.Undercoverquilts.com

Making Masks for Donation

The Bellevue School District is in need of masks.  If you are interested in helping, please see:  https://bsd405.org/2020/05/bsd-needs-5000-masks/   The Tom Bihn mask pattern is well suited for sewing in quantity.  https://www.tombihn.com/blogs/main/maskhowto .  See the May minutes on the blog for links to more patterns.

Consider contacting local doctors’ offices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and your neighbors to see if they need masks.

National MQG Website 

  • Join the Seattle MQG Circle – This is where meeting minutes are posted as well as on the blog
  • Check out the monthly content from the MQG – Block Study, Quilt of the Month, Webinars
  • Find episodes of Fresh Quilting
  • Watch for the latest Modern Monthly for webinar offerings, quilt patterns and other resources
  • Check out the recorded library of webinars (Resources section at themodernquiltguild.com)
  • 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 via images presented on Zoom.  Watch Facebook and Instagram for photos.
  • Send sew-and-tell photos and stories any time to:  seattlemodernquiltguild@gmail.com


  • Next regular guild meeting will be Wednesday July 8 @ 7:00pm via Zoom.  Information to sign up and get the zoom link will be sent out closer to the date.
  • Tag your work using #SeattleMQGJulyMeeting on Instagram

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