Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April Meeting Notes & News

This weekend several of our guild members will be going on a retreat.  Those of us who aren't able to attend are looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing all about it!

At our April meeting guild members were the spotlight showcase as they showed off their completed (or almost completed) masterpieces for Arts Walk.  Pictures are up on our Facebook page, or you can clicky to see them all on display at Canvas Works last weekend.

Riley Blake Challenge for the Modern Quilt Guild is due May 31, 2016.  Visit HERE to find out more.

Patchwork City QAL blocks displayed. April's blocks are  Turnstile (pg 86) and Rose Garden (pg 88)

Sew-In Retreat is coming up this weekend.  Have fun ladies!  We are looking forward to hearing all about it and seeing your pictures.

Banner Blocks are due at the next meeting.  Clicky for all the deets on this block.

Book Review by Sue Melvin:
Doodle Quilting  by: Cheryl Malkowski
Step by Step Free Motion Quilting By:Christina Cameli
Machine Quilting with Style by: Christa Watson

We had a raffle drawing and then Cecile had a quilt as you go tote bag tutorial to inspire all of us making tote bags for our scrappy tote swap.

Our sew-n-show is always a highlight of every meeting.  Here are the pictures for you to enjoy!  Thank you members for sharing your talent with us.

Melissa Dunworth is published in Generation Q magazine!!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Arts Walk Displays

Hopefully you were able to make it to Canvas Works this past weekend to see the South Sound Modern Quilt Guild's Improv Challenge quilt display for Arts Walk 2016.  Just in case you couldn't make it in, we took some pictures for you!

Challenge Fabric Display & Guild Info.
Quilts hung from the loft

Read captions for challenge guidelines:
Must include at least one of the challenge fabrics
Can use any other additional fabrics you choose

Must include improv piecing

Minimum of 20" x 20"
Can be as large as you want it to be

Any shape
Must be modern

Must be quilted

Writer's note: If you didn't see your quilt here, I apologize.  Please check out our Facebook page to see if Melissa caught it.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Arts Walk Weekend

ArtsWalk is this weekend in downtown Olympia, WA.  Come check out our guilds improv challenge quilt display at Canvas Works.  We have over 25 unique quilts for you to view.  Bring your camera (or camera phone) and be inspired.

Friday April, 22nd and Saturday April 23rd
@ Canvas Works
525 Columbia St SW
Olympia, WA

#ssmqg #artswalk #improvquilts

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sew-In Reminder

Friday, April 15th

Ruby Street Quiltworks
Contact Person: Kristi Wilson

Just a quick reminder for our sew-in.   Whether you have your own project to work on, need to finish your arts walk quilt, want to get caught up on our Patchwork City QAL, make a banner block for our guild banner, or just hang out with your fellow guildies, we will be there.   If you don't have time to stay, you can still drop by to say hi and do a little shopping.  

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Banner Block

Please make a block for our Guild Banner.
Measurements: min 2", max 6"..square or rectangle.
Colors: colors from our Logo, found on the blog, and any gray and/or white.
We will be "floating" these blocks on white, so please keep that in mind.
Due at May meeting.
Contact Cecile Baggenstos or Teri Pinello with any questions.

Monday, April 4, 2016

April Stated Meeting

April 6th, 2016
Ruby Street Quiltworks

April's meeting will include the following:
  • Arts Walk quilt show and tell in preparation for Arts Walk on April 22 and 23
  • A quilt-as-you-go tote bag demonstration in preparation for our scrappy tote bag swap in May
  • A book review
  • Show and Share
We look forward to seeing you there!

Arts Walk Improv Quilt
Email Meagan ASAP with the following information:
Your name.
The name of the quilt.
Inspiration/story behind the quilt including any patterns that were used or inspired the piece.