July 2019 Meeting Minutes

Attendance:  32 members and 3 guests were in attendance

Call to order – Matt

Block of the Month – Stefanie

  • Stephanie (@satterwhitequilts) is running this year’s BOM, called “Begonia”
  • It is a mystery quilt based on half square triangle blocks
  • See the blog for information on the January – July blocks for this quilt
  • Tag your progress #Begoniaquilt  #SEAMQG #Showusyourmqg


  • The membership directory is now available on the MQG site, in the SEAMQG members-only Seattle circle page

Giving Committee

  • Instructions for the next giving quilt are posted on the blog
  • Blocks will be due in September
  • Some fabric was handed out at the July meeting.  Please contact our giving committee chairs if you need more.

Fall 2019 Retreat

  • Will be held September 6-8, 2019 at Camp Huston in Gold Bar (Note, original calendar entry had incorrect date.)
  • Registration will go live Saturday July 27 at 10am
  • Price will be $220 double and $285 single

MQG Website

  • Join the Seattle MQG Circle!  This is where meeting minutes are posted
  • 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


  • February 20-23, 2020 Austin, Tx – Austin Convention Center
  • Course Catalog Released May 2019
  • Member Registration Opens June 2019
  • General Public Registration Opens July 2019
  • Show Entries Open July 2019 (Early Entries could end up in QC Magazine)
  • Show Entries Close November 30, 2019
  • https://www.quiltcon.com/faq


  • Saturday August 10th, Greenwood Senior Center, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • The guild is looking for new locations for sew-ins that have larger spaces and parking

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 for July-September 2019
  • Check out the recorded library of webinars (Resources section at themodernquiltguild.com)

Other Local Happenings

Whatcom Museum:

Modern Quilts: Designs of a New Century from June 1 – August 19, 2019, Lightcatcher Building.   For more information about the show, search the calendar section of the museum website  www.whatcommuseum.org/calendar

  • Docent tours at 1:30 Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Ask a Quilter Saturdays, 2:30 – 4:30pm; Included with admission/Members free Lightcatcher building | 250 Flora Street
  • Members of the Bellingham Modern Quilt Guild will be in the exhibition gallery every Saturday afternoon to share informally about modern quilt design and methods, answer questions and demonstrate techniques.
  • Modern with a Hint of Vintage Lecture with Marla Varner  Saturday, July 27, 2 – 3pm, followed by Q&A – Old City Hall Rotunda Room | 121 Prospect Street
  • Hand Quilting Intro and Inspiration Workshop with Marla Varner      Sunday, July 28,10am – 2pm  Lightcatcher building Studio | 250 Flora Street

Pacific NW Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum:

  • San Juan County Textile Guild
  • May 8 – July 28, 2019: Shifting Tides: Convergence in Cloth SAQA
  • June 26 – September 29, 2019: Remembering Kitty (Quilts by Kitty Pippen)
  • June 26 – July 28, 2019: International Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival
      • Entries open now! Accepted until July 26 – go to website, qfamuseum.org, to enter. Jurying will be done online, so be sure to submit great photos
      • Festival will be October 11-13, Friday-Sunday Hours: Fri & Sat, 10-5 Sun, 10-4
      • More details at qfamuseum.org

Wooly Fiber Quilters 10th Annual Quilt Show:  “United We Stand”

  • JULY 12-13-14, 2019 – Friday 10-5 Saturday 10 – 5 Sunday 10-4
  • Cascade Middle School – 905 McGarigle Road, Sedro-Woolley
  • 250+ quilts, vendors, bed-turning, demonstrations, Member boutique
  • Featured Artist Louise Harris
  • Admission still only $3.  http://www.woolleyfiberquilters.blogspot.com

Guild Librarian
The Guild is in need of a new librarian!  Are you able to help?

  • Bring and Set up books for check out/return at guild meetings (perfect attendance not required)
  • Library contained to one rolling tote
  • You get to curate the selection
  • Guild Members are great about returning books

Bainbridge Island Quilt Festival

  • Held September 14, 2019

Sew and Tell

  • Guild members shared their Begonia quilts to date and finished projects.  Watch Facebook and Instagram for photos.


Next meeting Wednesday August 14, 2019 @ 7:00pm.