September 2020 Zoom Meeting Reminder

Quilt: Colorfall by Timna Tarr, 49″ x 54″

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, join us via Zoom, with live video and audio! Social time from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, and again for a short time after our presenter speaks. We will be able to see and hear you via your computer’s camera and microphone. (If you prefer not to be seen/heard, please mute both.)

Paid Seattle MQG members will get a separate email on the first of the month with an invite to register for the meeting. Please follow the link and register right away. If you don’t see this email in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder as it might be there.

Zoom membership meetings are now open only to paid Seattle Modern Quilt Guild members. If you’re getting this blog post via email, and aren’t a member yet, you can join for the remainder of the year. The cost is $29.50 through the rest of 2020. We have some wonderful speakers and activities lined up, please join us!

Seattle MQG will meet virtually for the remainder of 2020, so all meetings going forward will be via Zoom through December 2020. We are disappointed that we won’t be meeting in person, but want to prioritize everyone’s health and safety first.


Timna Tarr: quilter, speaker and teacher

Timna Tarr will join us as our guest presenter for the September meeting. Please join us live to interact with Timna! The meeting will be recorded, and made available to paid Seattle MQG members afterwards.

Timna Tarr comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college. She bought her first longarm in 2001 and began quilting clients’ quilts shortly thereafter. Timna’s own nationally award-winning quilts are in private and corporate collections. They have also been seen in numerous exhibits, magazines, and books as well as on The Quilt Show and Quilting Arts TV. Timna is an in-demand teacher and speaker. She lives in South Hadley, MA and works out of her studio in Holyoke, MA.

“My work is about color and small compositions. Each block in a quilt is made as its own element, independent of the other blocks. After all of the blocks are constructed, my goal is to arrange the small compositions to play off each other and work together to create a larger whole. What keeps me engaged is watching how the project changes and transforms with the addition of each color and texture. The resulting quilts are contemporary works, set in this time and place, which reference the rich tradition of quilt making.”

Timna has a variety of virtual workshops you can take right now! They available on CourseCraft: check them out here.

Flying Colors Trunk Show

Timna is known for making fun, colorful, award-winning quilts. Join us for a trunk show of her quilting journey. She will talk about her design and color choices, as well as the personal stories behind the quilts.

Quilt: O Happy Day by Timna Tarr, 70″ x 66″

Meeting will include:

  • 6:30 pm: Sign in early for optional socializing with video and audio on!
  • 6:55 pm: Final sign-ins before meeting starts
  • 7:00 pm: Short announcements (recording starts, please mute microphones)
  • 7:10 pm: Introduction of our guest presenter, Timna Tarr
  • 7:15 – 8:00 pm: Timna presents her Flying Colors Trunk Show
  • 8:00 – 8:15 pm: Q&A with Timna
  • 8:15 – 8:30 pm: Breakout Rooms* for small group socializing
  • 8:30 – 9:00 pm: Announcements + Sew and Tell** 

*At 8:15 pm, we will use Zoom’s Breakout Rooms feature. All the meeting attendees will be randomly assigned to smaller groups, called Breakout Rooms. You can then turn on your video and audio, and chat real-time with each other for 15 minutes. This is a great opportunity to get to know other guild members, and see what they are sewing! At 8:30 pm you will be brought back into the main meeting for Sew and Tell.

Sew and Tell

**During Sew and Tell, you are welcome to unmute yourself to say a few words about the project you are sharing. Please send images of your recent projects to with “SEW AND TELL” in the subject line by 6:00 pm, Monday September 7th to be included in our Zoom meeting Sew and Tell. You can also share your projects using the hashtag #SeattleMQGSeptemberMeeting on Instagram.

Can’t stay for the whole meeting? That’s OK! Just join us for as long as you are able. You can leave the meeting at any time.

You’re not a Seattle MQG Member yet? You can join us for the remainder of the year. Membership is reduced to $29.50 if you join July 1st or later. Don’t miss out on our wonderful speakers, join today!

Zoom meeting nuts & bolts

If you haven’t used Zoom before, please create a Free account on Zoom. You don’t need to pay anything to participate in our Zoom membership meeting. When you sign up, the app will download to your computer. If you’ve used Zoom before, then you are all set to go!

  • Current members of Seattle Modern Quilt Guild will receive an invitation email from our guild Gmail account on the 1st of the month. Our Zoom meetings are for Seattle MQG members only.
  • For security sake, you will be asked to Register for the meeting. Please do so as soon as you get the email invitation.
  • Don’t see the invitation email? Please check your junk mail folder.
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. SAVE THIS EMAIL as you will use the link and password to join the meeting. 
  • On Wednesday, September 9th, please get comfy in front of your computer with internet access.
  • Click the link in the Zoom email to join the meeting, and follow the instructions to sign in.
  • Sign in at 6:30 pm for social time, or by 6:55 pm at the latest, as we will start the program promptly at 7:00 pm.
  • Your camera and microphone will be on! Feel free to mute yourself and/or turn off your camera, especially when we are watching the speaker present.
  • You can use a tablet device or smart phone, but it may be harder for you to see/hear unless you are on a larger screen. I recommend using your laptop or desktop computer.
  • If you are new to Zoom, please read this short intro to joining a Zoom meeting.
  • Previous Zoom users may want to check for updates to the Zoom app: launch the app, then click on the upper-right corner (your photo if you uploaded one) of the Zoom screen, and select “Check for updates” from that menu. Follow instructions to download the latest version.

If you have questions during the meeting, have general comments or just want to cheer someone on, please use the Chat window. We will also have some Polls ready to ask for your participation.

If you have technical issues, first try logging out of Zoom, and then try the email link again (logging back in). Make sure you are using the link for this particular meeting. Double check to see if the volume is turned up on your computer, and no bluetooth audio devices are attached. You will also have the option of calling in via phone to listen to the meeting if your computer is not working (there will be a phone number in the invitation email). If you get completely stuck, the meeting will be recorded and available online for viewing later.

NEXT GENERAL MEETING: October 14, 2020 with Jacquie Gering

We will continue to meet via Zoom through the remainder of 2020. Thanks, and happy sewing!

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