Monday, May 30, 2016

June Stated Meeting

Today is Memorial Day.  Before we get to today's post I just want to take a moment of gratitude and remembrance for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  Without their service we would not be meeting this week.

Photo Credit: Amber of A Little Bit Biased

Our next guild meeting is this week!

Wednesday, June 1st
Ruby Street Quiltworks
Tumwater, WA

Please bring:

Paint chip samples

Remember to bring your paint chips to guild meeting next week for the Paint Chip Challenge Swap. We'll be swapping them at the meeting.
What's a Paint Chip Challenge you ask??
Each participant choses two paint chips (paint chip cards with 3 or 4 paint chips on the card) in coordinating colors that you love. Write your name on the back of the chips and then seal them in an envelope. We'll then exchange paint chips with other participants. Your task is then to create a mini quilt (18" - 24") for the person you chose using only the 6-8 colors represented on the paint chips. You will also be allowed to add gray, black, or white, and a small pop of a third color if you want. For a couple of great examples check out this link:

Orphan Block Swap
Please bring your 12.5" blocks to coordinate with these orphan blocks from past guild projects.

REMINDER: Riley Blake Challenge Quilts for the MQG are due May 31st, 2016.

Friday, May 27, 2016

May Book Review

Amy Hanson did our book review for the month of May.  She chose the book Robes of Power: Totem Poles on Cloth by: Doreen Jensen and Polly Sargent. This book shares the rich history of these Totem Pole cloths and the artwork of Northwest Coast Native Art.   The book is full of graphic cloth images that translate well into the modern quilt movement.  

Thank you Amy for giving us such an interesting book to check out!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

QAL May Updates

At our May meeting everyone was asked to bring their Patchwork City QAL blocks so we could see each others progress.  

We filled up both sides of the display board with what members brought in.  It was fun to see the progress being made.  One member has even finished her quilt top!

The May blocks are Supermarket (pg 90) and Bowling Alley (pg 92).  If you want more information on the QAL, there's a page for that: Clicky

Monday, May 23, 2016

May Meeting Recap

Our May meeting was a celebration of 3 years of officially being South Sound Modern Quilt Guild.  

Those who participated in the scrappy tote swap exchanged totes

Bendy Bags were a big hit at the recent retreat.  Hopefully there will be a tutorial in the near future for all guild members.  <hint-hint>  We were given a brief recap of the fun time had by all.  Some of us are asking for another retreat in the fall.  :)


Arts Walk Quilt

Arts Walk Quilt

The sprouts block below was is a guild charity quilts.  It turned out fabulous!!!

Melissa Dunworth shared the quilt she recently had published in Generation Q magazine.

Arts Walk Quilt

Book review by Amy Hanson

Former guild president and founder of the South Sound Modern Quilt Guild, Melissa Dunworth, with her daughter Anne Marie and quilt project coordinator Patti Wiggins. 

We, as a guild, created blocks, designed this quilt, guilted and bound it by hand to give to Melissa to commemorate her time as our president.  We are so thankful for all she gave and continues to give to our community.

You can read more here Clicky.

There were cute sewing cookies, but they were gone before anyone got pictures.  It was a great night to celebrate how far our guild has come and look forward to where we want to go.