Friday, January 20, 2017

January Meeting Recap

 January 2017 Meeting

Quiltcon charity quilt status: the quilt is made and longarmed, just awaits binding. Due at February meeting.

Reminder: $45 dues due in January.  There is a PayPal link on the SSMQG blog or bring a check or cash next month to Patti.

Next board meeting is Monday, January 23 at Haggen in West Olympia.  (1313 Cooper Point Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98502) Come on down!! 

Arts Walk Challenge – fat quarters of fabric were available today.  Quilts can be any size up to queen.  You must use a ruler or template (but not use just a regular ruler to cut strips, the intent is to use a template you rarely/never use).  You can use any other fabric from your stash.  Due at April meeting.

Quilt Along quilts were due tonight and shown.  Great stuff!  Ten quilts were presented, all really different and interesting.  See the group’s Facebook site for pictures. (Pics might also be on the blog.)

2017 Quilt Along: it is a mystery quilt that is more traditional than modern.  (You can cheat and look on the internet.)  Directions were passed out with fabric requirements.  No need to buy new fabric, you can make it scrappy.  The QAL will last about 7 months.  Kathy will put a link on the blog and Facebook for more info.  (First month is just cutting.)  It’s flying geese, half-square triangles, and blocks. Pretty easy.

Committees signups went around.  The more people who sign up, the more fun we’ll have this year!

Bethany handed out receipts for 501(c)3 donations for our charity quilts, in case you itemize your taxes.  You cannot deduct time, but you can deduct cost of materials.  The guild’s address is Patti’s address.  Email her at to get that. The group’s EIN is 800932951. Keep store receipts for the fabric you use for supporting documentation because the government-assigned value for quilts is like $40.  (Thermal receipts fade in 2 months, so scan or photocopy them.)

Sew-in schedule:
Jan 14 at Whalen Quiltworks, 11-4
Feb 11 at Canvas Works, 11-4
Mar 25 at Ruby Street, 10-5
There’s no cost, bring your own projects.  If we ever have a sew-in with a theme (like working on a charity quilt), we’ll let you know ahead of time. Bring water bottles, lunch, and/or visit one of the happy restaurants nearby.

Stephanie’s quilt was accepted to QuiltCon!!  She rocks!!

Minutes by Amy Hanson

Monday, January 2, 2017

January Meeting
Happy New Year to All!! 
Hope you are taking today to Sew and Relax.

Wed Jan 4th is our 1st meeting of 2017.
6:30 pm at Ruby Street Quiltworks.

                           ** Dues $45
                           ** finished Quilt-a-long
                           ** We need a Secretary for 2017
                           ** Be ready to sign up for a new Committee in 2017

We are looking forward to seeing everyone Wed!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December Stated Meeting

We have a jam packed last guild meeting of the year!

Wednesday, December 7th
Ruby Street Quiltworks

Plan to arrive early for a presentation by Ted from Clothworks.

1 hour basket exchange

Voting for new board members

2017 Dues

Arts Walk Challenge Fabric (if you weren't at the November meeting)

In addition to this, please bring your
1. Christmas for kids doll quilts so Honnah can take them for needy children in the Gray's Harbor area
2. Twin size quilts to be donated to The Sophia Way shelter for homeless women.  Heather will be delivering them this month.

***Special Note*** Deadline for the Patchwork City Quilt Along has been extended to January.  That gives you another month to get your beauties completed.  :)

Friday, November 25, 2016

Basket Swap

Our final swap of the year is almost upon us.  The one hour basket swap will be exchanged at our December meeting.  To find out how to make the basket, sign up for a free Craftsy account, and click on this link for the free tutorial.  

For even more information, check out this post.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

South Sound Modern Quilt Guild would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.  We hope your table is full, your pants are stretchy, your company is warm and your sewing room gets some love and attention this weekend. 

p.s.  Planning on doing any online shopping this season?  Please consider shopping with Amazon Smile first.  Every eligible purchase you make will give a donation to our guild at no cost to you.  Want more details?  Clicky

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

QAL ~ Final Push

Our Patchwork City QAL (Quilt-A-Long) is in its final push.  Literally, it has been pushed back another month.  There is so much to cram into our December meeting and we know our members are in a holiday crunch.  So, it has been decided that the final due date for your completed top is at our JANUARY meeting.  All who have a completed quilt will get an extra somethin'-somethin' at the January meeting.

Enjoy the holidays with your friends and family and happy sewing!  In case you want to read more about the QAL, check out our QAL page

Monday, November 21, 2016

Arts Walk Quilt Challenge

Once again our guild will be participating in Art's Walk and having our quilts displayed at canvas works.  The rules are simple:

  • Use a template/tool (Square/Rectangle Rulers don't count)
  • Use at least one of the challenge fabrics shown below from Riley Blake- Desert Bloom by Amanda Herring
  • Due at April meeting
That's it.  You can use any other fabric you want.  Your quilt can be any size.  You can use the template as much or as little as you want.

Fat quarters were given out at our November meeting to guild members.  If you were not at our guild meeting you can pick yours up at our December meeting or purchase it on your own at Canvas Works, Olympia, WA