Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December Stated Meeting

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

Wednesday, December 7th
6:30pm
Ruby Street Quiltworks
Tumwater

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

Friday, November 18, 2016

Sew-In Canceled

Sorry to do this, but our sew-in for Saturday has been canceled due to lack of participants.  Hopefully we will see you at our next Sew-In on December 10th at Whalen Quiltworks in Centralia, WA

Hope you find some time with your sewing machine and fabric.  Have a great weekend.

Nov Sew-In

OK Guild Members..
Sorry to do this..
We are cancelling the Sew-In tomorrow 11/19 @ Canvas Works..
Hope to see you at the Dec 10th Sew-In @ Whalen Quiltworks

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November Meeting Recap

Progress is being made on our QuiltCon charity quilt.  The partially completed top was on display at our meeting.  Top was worked on by Patti, Diane, Stephanie, Tina and Amy.  Once it is finished it will be passed on to our quilter.  (possibly Melissa???)  

Local Guild Business:
Amazon Smile.  Go to smile.amazon.com, search for Modern Quilt Guild Inc. and find us.  If you buy from Amazon by going to smile first or guild will receive .5% of eligible purchases paid quarterly.   Doing your Christmas shopping from home and help the guild at the same time.  Funds raised through amazon smile will be used for charity projects.

Bylaw Article 3 Vote: Yay

Nominations for next year's board were made.  Voting will take place at our December meeting.  If you are interested in filling one of the board spots, it's not too late to throw your name in the hat.

Dues: $45 will start collecting in Dec/Jan for 2017


Arts Walk Challenge fabric was handed out.  The challenge is to use any tool (square/rectangle rulers don't count) and one of the fat quarters handed out.  Any other fabric can be used.  Any size. Use the tool a little or a lot, it's up to you.  Due at our April meeting.  Here are the fabrics to choose from.  If you didn't collect a fat quarter, they will be available for guild members at our next meeting.




Upcoming "Stuff":
Ted from Clothworks will be at our December meeting.
1 Hour Basket Swap at Dec. meeting
Dec. 10th Sew In @ Whalen Quiltworks
Patchwork City QAL finale at our Dec. meeting


Showcase: Kate






















Show and Share











Monday, November 14, 2016

Sew In

Sew-In Saturday

November 19th, 2016

@Canvas Works

525 Columbia St SW, Olympia, WA 98501

11am-4pm

Contact Person: TBD

Bring your current projects and supplies and join us for a fun time of sewing.

If you've been curious about our guild, please drop by and chat with us to learn more about what we do and why we love our guild.

Monday, October 31, 2016

November Stated Meeting

Our November stated meeting is:

Wednesday, November 2nd
@6:30pm

@Ruby Street Quiltworks

Please bring:

 Twin size quilt donation(s) for The Sophia Way

Doll Size (15") quilt for Christmas for Kids

Sew & Show


Friday, October 28, 2016

Amazon Smile

Have you heard of Amazon Smile?  It is a charity donation program run through Amazon.  Simply by choosing were you want your donation to go and shopping through their smile link, they will automatically donate at no additional cost to you, each time you purchase.  Win-Win!

We have added our account to Amazon Smile, so you can purchase goodies for you and have a donation made to us.  The funds will be put back into our guild's charity projects.

Here's how you can shop through Amazon Smile.

2. search for Modern Quilt Guild Inc.
3. Scroll down until you find Olympia, WA
4. Click on that and you can start shopping


Amazon will automatically give the South Sound Modern Quilt Guild .5% of eligible purchases.  It's not much, but every little bit helps us help more people.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

October Meeting Highlights

Highlights from our October meeting:

Guild members were asked to bring their oldest UFO's to share with the group.

We voted on bylaw revisions.

Collected QuiltCon blocks

Amazon Smile account has been created.

Upcoming nominations for our new officers at the November meeting

New Swap announced for December- 1 hour basket

Upcoming guild events (ie Michelle Wilkie class, Sew-Ins, Shopping @ Sisters)


A few pictures from our October meeting