Sunday, July 21, 2019

September meeting!
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Lacey District 3 Fire Station at Pacific and Franz

What's Happening?

Orphan Block Swap
Look through your orphan blocks and find one that you like.  Save your block to bring to the SEPTEMBER meeting.  Block should measure 6” or larger.  We will exchange the blocks and turn them into a modern potholder.  The potholder should be inspired and use the orphan block as the central theme or focal point. This is the perfect opportunity to test out new skills like free motion quilting, binding, improv thinking etc. You can find patterns and inspiration on the internet by looking up orphan block free potholder patterns. We will complete the exchange later in 2019. 

Challenge Mini Quilt THIS IS IT!!!
Bring your 24-inch-square-or-less mini quilt featuring the 2019 Pantone color of the year: Living Coral. The quilt must include at least some of the Coral color.
Size: No more than 24 inches square.
Style: May be pieced, appliqued, mixed or other
Quilting: must be quilted through 3 layers by hand, machine or both.
Finishing: Edges must be finished by binding or facing.

Stephanie's Quilt Tops Auction
We will be auctioning off this beautiful quilt packet (Number 2). “Lady Liberty” New York Beauty aqua/lime UFO blocks + scraps + pattern
5 finished blocks @ 12.5 inches square
100 half-squares
3.5 yards scraps
1.5 yards Fabric 1
5.33 yards Fabric 2

Bring UFOs (unfinished objects)

2020 Retreat Update
The retreat is scheduled for Mother's Day weekend 2020, Thursday afternoon through Sunday midday.  There are (or will be) payment buttons at right.  Three easy payments including a $75 deposit.  Refunds are awkward, so please track your payments.  Thanks!
2020 Quilting Retreat first payment!

We'll be quilting over Mother's Day weekend in May 2020 at the Seabeck Conference Center!  Time away!

See button at right to make your payment.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

18 Quilts Donated!

18 quilts for kids were successfully delivered April 11, 2019 to Children’s Administration in Port Angeles. Social Worker Rebecca was just thrilled to have these for the children.

Also, as Tina was walking into the building with the quilts a young man said “thank you for those, my kids have some and they love them” ... not from our guild but the fact that he recognized the quilts being brought in and took the time to say thank you was really special for all generous Quilters. 

Thanks much, Tina, for organizing and delivering, and to those of you who donated quilts - well done, all of you!  SSMQG is an amazing group of people who use their skills to care for others!

Monday, April 1, 2019

Stephanie's Stash
Quilt Tops & UFOs

Stephanie Serrano was a talented member of SSMQG who passed away of cancer in January 2018, leaving behind an amazing legacy of fabric stash, UFOs, and completed quilt tops.  Fabrics from Stephanie's Stash will be available for purchase at the SSMQG retreat in April, however we have been holding her UFOs and quilt tops to auction to members.  All UFOs and most quilt tops include extra fabric to complete the quilt and for backing.

Check out the full range of items we will auction over the next several months on the blog under "Member Resources" so you can plan ahead for the auction of your favorite(s).

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SSMQG March Activities

So much going on!  How are you doing on your Guild activities?

February-March Block of the Month (BOM)
Instructions for the Block-of-the-Month Rainbow Batik quarter-circle block
The quilt will become a charity quilt.  Rose is hoping for 6 quarter-squares from each member.  
Bring yours to the April Meeting! 

Challenge quilts
A Mini Quilt Challenge using the 2019 Pantone color of the year: Living Coral. The quilt must include at least some of the Coral color.
Size: No more than 24 inches square.
Style: May be pieced, appliqued, mixed or other
Quilting: must be quilted through 3 layers by hand, machine or both.
Finishing: Edges must be finished by binding or facing.
Due Date: June 2019 quilt guild meeting.  Scroll down for more material about this challenge!

UFO #6 "Finished"?
Bring finished project #6 for the 2019 UFO Challenge - using your own special definition of "finished."

March Homework: Over the month of March think about and look through your UFOs.  Do you have one UFO that you know you will never complete? In-fact you’re so sick of looking at it on your list, that you’d be overjoyed if someone took it off your hands.  Well here’s your chance.  Pick one UFO and bring it to the April meeting, where it will be exchanged for someone else’s UFO.  In case you didn’t know UFO=Unfinished Object.  If you don’t have any UFOs you can have two or three of mine 😊

For the April 3 meeting - Bring and Exchange SWAP UFOs!

Bring the UFO you’ve chosen to have someone else complete.  It should be something that you know you will never finish, but also being realistic, you think perhaps someone else is willing to finish.  Place your UFO into a brown paper shopping bag with your contact information, pattern or instructions, fabric, and all completed parts/blocks etc.  Participants will do a blind pick from the brown paper bags and have 6 months to complete the quilt top or if the UFO is a quilt top to quilt it.  If you don’t have a UFO, but you want to participate and complete a UFO, I’m sure one of us can let go of our brown bags and make your dreams come true.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Meeting Reminder
Wednesday March 6th
6:00pm social; 6:30pm meeting begins.

Lacey Fire District 3, 1st Floor
1231 Franz St. SE, Lacey, WA 98503
(Enter on Pacific Ave side of building)

Click here for a map.

Reminder: Please don't bring food into the building!

What to bring to this meeting:

Fat Quarter to Swap

Swap homework: Look through your fat quarters and bring one of your favorites to the March meeting.  The fat quarter should be one of your favorite colors or a print with a combination of colors you love. Fat quarters will be traded at the March meeting. The FQ you end up with will be used in and inspire an Improv mini quilt (no larger than 24”x24”).  An Improv Quilt is a quilt without a pattern. Anything goes. Tina and Corinne will guide us on this next swap.

Hint: If you include the 2019 Pantone color of the year, “Living Coral”,
this swap could easily qualify for the June Challenge Quilt.
(click the Swap tab above to learn more about 2019 swaps)

UFO #6 "Finished"
Come be the first to show off quilt #6 in the 2019 UFO Challenge - using your own special definition of "finished." 

Block of the Month
The block of the month is rainbow batik quarter-circles of any size, in a 6-inch square. (This will be 5.5 inch finished block size when blocks are sewn together).  You can use a Drunkard's Path ruler to create your block, or … whatever.

Pantone Color of the Year Challenge (Due in June)
See separate post for information about the COTY challenge!

Notes of interest

Washington Stars Quilt Guild (general meeting only) is moved to
Monday March 4th (instead of Tuesday March 5th)
at St. Benedict Episcopal Church.

The SSMQG April meeting will be held at a different location. The location is still to be determined. If we like the Lacey Fire District 3 location, we have it booked for the remainder of the year beginning with May.

South Sound Modern Quilt Guild's
Color of the Year (COTY) Challenge

The color people at Pantone have chosen “Living Coral” as the 2019 color of the year, and American Made Brand’s “Coral” is a perfect match!

 The guild COTY challenge is:
  • a “small” (aka mini) modern quilt
  • a FQ of AMB Coral was provided to members who wish to participate
  • Yes, there are more if you didn’t get one!
  • challenge quilt must use SOME coral fabric
    • doesn’t have to be the solid coral, but must be a pretty close match
    • use any additional fabrics of your choice
  • challenge quilt must be three layers, top, batting and backing
  • edges must be finished (Darn!). May be bound, faced or “pillowcase.”
  • size must not exceed 24” on each side
  • finished quilts will be shown and voted on at June meeting
  • Yes! There will be prizes!
 If you want more Coral AMB, contact either Marti or Amy, who both bought bolts at Ruby St. Way to go, women!