Wednesday, June 13, 2018

July SSMQG Display - Action by June 26!

Angelina met with the operations manager at TAS on Friday to discuss the potential July show. 
There is room for about 12 quilts with a maximum width of 39 inches.  They liked several things, the disintegration of the pattern (as in the QuiltCon quilt), colors with orange, red, and black (not a requirement but fits with their d├ęcor best).

Quilt must have a sleeve (see note below) and dowel or rod.  There must be a way to attach picture hanging wire to the dowel or rod (such as a notch in the dowel or eye screw).

Deadline for submitting quilts: June 26. You can drop off your quilt and dowel/rod at Ruby Street with Angelina’s name on it (FYI – she works June 23 at 2 – 6:30pm or June 25 at 11am – 3pm). Angelina will deliver quilts and dowels/rods to TAS on June 27 at 10 am.  If there are more than 12 quilts submitted, TAS will decide which to display.  

If you have a quilt on display in July that you also want to submit to the fair (fair submissions due July 23), contact Angelina so it is removed in time.

They do not need/want assistance in hanging.  
n her next conversation with TAS, Angelina will ask about: reception, and a label including price if quilt will be for sale.  More to come on that.

June 2018 Block-of-the-Month is ready for download!

Bring a block or more to the next meeting, get a chance (or more; one ticket per block donated) to win them all.  Your mission is to construct them into a charity quilt.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SSMQG Small Piecing and Charity Quilt Challenge for 2019

Check out the new charity quilt challenge at MQG for 2019 with their new color palette and piecing concept.  We should discuss at the next SSMQG meeting whether we want to participate as a guild group, as individuals/free-form group or not at all this year.  Frankly, the new colors are refreshing, but not too sure about the "small piecing" bit.  Should be a lively discussion!

Next meeting is Wednesday, June 6th, 6:30pm at Ruby Street Quiltworks in Tumwater.  See you there!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Check out our May 17-20 2018 retreat photos on Instagram:

June Meeting Wednesday June 6 at 6:30 pm
Ruby Street Quiltworks
See you there!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 3, 2018 Meeting Notes

SSMQG 1-3-2018 Meeting Highlights

National Guild Business
Quiltcon Challenge Quilt update: The challenge quilt is sewn and quilted thanks to many guild members. The binding needs to be completed before mailing.  The quilt was designed by member Stephanie Serrano and will be donated after the national show. 

Ice Breaker
Presented by Angelina O’Connor: Learning edge: What do you want to learn in 2018-19?
·        What’s new at MQG
·        Angelina shared info on learning modules and webinars on the MQG web pages.  The following is a link to a webinar about improv design:

Local Guild Business
2017 President’s report – Cecile was moved to the   February agenda. 

2018 officers
Amy Hanson (president), Angelina O’Connor (vice president),
Jody Pyatt (secretary), Rose Massey (treasurer),
Donna Fussell and Tina Davis (members at-large).

Treasurers Report
2017 Treasurer’s report - Patti Winfield: 
Additional details were e-mailed to current members
·        Dues
2   2018 dues are due, $45 by check or $46.29 via PayPal.  The PayPal button is on the SSMQG website:

Members are to bring a snack for the group in the month of their birthday. No sign up needed.

·        Committee sign up: A sign up clipboard circled the room. New committee members will be shared in February and members not present this month will have a chance to join a committee at out next meeting.  

·        Charity Committee – The Christmas charity giving was successful and we had enough funds for the adopted family.  **Thank you to Cecile and Bethany for shopping for chosen family. The gift request was met and the family was thankful.  
·        Quilt Of Valor –The charity committee needs more 10.5” blocks in white, Blue and dark red.

·        Education Committee: Angelina Hanson has volunteered to be a member of this committee. The new MQG Modern Quilts and Quilt Design Coloring books may shape a segment on learning about quilt design to add dimension, transparency and motion in your quilting designs. The committee may also explore the “Quilters Year Book”.  More to come.

·        Sew-ins are not yet scheduled for 2018.
·        Arts Walk is on April 28 & 29th. We are looking for a place to display. Angelina has a lead for yoga loft. It is not easy to find a new venue. Suggestions are welcome if you have a relationship with a City of Olympia business owner.

Name Tags
Paper names tags will be available for guests, speakers and members that have forgotten their nametag. Please wear your nametags to help newcomers feel welcome.

Next Meeting
Wednesday February 7th, 2018.

Monday, January 8, 2018

SSMQG first board meeting of 2018
6:30pm Thursday, January 11
at Starbucks
1110 College Street SE
BYOCSD (complicated Starbucks drink!)

It's an open meeting, so feel free to come on by!

Topics under discussion include (but are not limited to):

July 4 is on a Wednesday. Meet July 11? Meet earlier in the day? Isn’t July the meeting when we take pix of quilts?

Amy will be out of town for the June class, Angelina lead?

How many postcards should we order?

Retreat decisions

Arts Walk discussion

Quilt design/coloring book discussion

How can we have more fun?