Monday, January 25, 2016

January Meeting Re-Cap

Our first meeting of the new year started with meeting our new 2016 South Sound Modern Quilt Guild board members.

  • President - Cecile Baggenstos
  • Vice President - Donna Fussell
  • Treasurer - Patti Winfield
  • Secretary - Meagan Latimer
We would also like to thank our outgoing board members for their faithful year(s) of service.  We appreciate all you have done to build and grow our fabulous guild.  Many of you have served on the board since the guild was formed and we appreciate the start you have given us.
  • First President - Melissa Dunworth (2013-2015)
  • Vice President - Roberta McGill
  • Treasurer - Patti Winfield
  • Secretary - Kathy Buchli
Membership dues were collected at our last meeting.  If you missed the meeting, please bring your dues to the Feb. meeting or you can paypal $45 to southsoundmqg@gmail.com

There were sign-ups available for our 2016 committees.   Each committee has a volunteer head.  Thank you everyone for signing up for at least one committee.  If you have not yet signed up for a committee and would like to, be sure to let a board member know.  Together we make the guild stronger.

We discussed goals and plans for the year to come.  There are lots of exciting things coming in 2016, including:
  • Swaps
  • Book Reviews
  • Classes
  • Charity Projects
  • Sew-Ins
  • Demos
  • Much More
As usual we had a fun show-n-share. More pictures can be found on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/OlympiaModernQuiltGuild/

Improv Charity Quilt
Double Slice Red Charity Quilt

To finish off our meeting me had to helpful demos.  Cecile showed us tips for adding a binding to your quilt without the tears of frustration.  Melissa showed us how to create a mitered binding with a little math help from Craftsy.


It's going to be a fabulous year because you are a part of this guild.  Thank you once again to our outgoing and incoming board for keeping us going strong.

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Next scheduled meeting:  February 3rd





Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sew In Today & Bricks Swap

Just a quick reminder that the Sew-In is today at Ruby Street from 10am - 5pm.   Come in to sew for awhile or just drop by to say hi to fellow guild mates and possibly pick up your fabric for the bricks swap.

Speaking of our "Bricks Swap"...

If you signed up for this swap you need to make 21 sets of bricks.  You should be able to get approximately 28 bricks from one yard of fabric.  Make sure your print is modern and your solid is not black nor white.   Here are more deets for you.


  • Each Brick is 5" x 10"
  • 21 Bricks cut from modern print 
  • Use the same print fabric for all your bricks
  • 21 Bricks in coordinating solid fabric
  • Use the same print fabric for all your bricks
  • 42 Bricks total
  • Put bricks in a ziplock baggy with your name on it
  • Bring your swap to the February guild meeting

Monday, January 4, 2016

January Stated Meeting

January is here and it is almost time for our first meeting of the new year.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
Sew-In 4pm
Meeting 6:30pm

-Bring your QAL blocks to share. January is House Plant and Waterfront, but you can bring any that you have completed.
-Bring your datebook so you can jot down upcoming dates, deadlines and events.
-Bring your $45 dues for the year.  Guests are always welcome to attend their first meeting for free.
-Bring your show & share.  We want to see what you have been working on since your last meeting.
-Think about which committee you would like to be a part of.  Together we make a great guild even better.  We will have sign-ups available.

We look forward to seeing you Wednesday!