Monday, October 31, 2016

November Stated Meeting

Our November stated meeting is:

Wednesday, November 2nd

@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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Quilt Con Charity Sew on Friday

We are having a charity sew for our guild's Hashtag charity quilt for Quilt Con.  If you would like to come help piece the top together, join us at

Ruby Street Quiltworks
Tumwater, WA

10am - 4pm
(or until we drop/finish)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

October Sew-In

Sew-In this Saturday at Whalen Quiltworks
in Centralia, WA
404 S Tower #5
11am - 4pm

Contact Person: President Cecile

Bring your current project and supplies to work on.  This is a great time to finish up Patchwork City quiltalong, get a head start on our December swap,  work on a doll quilt for Christmas for Kids or perhaps a twin size charity quilt for The Sophia Way.

If you are interested in learning more about our guild and meeting some of our members, please drop by and say hi.  

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Craftsy 1 Hour Basket Tutorial

For those of you that weren’t at the October meeting, our final swap of the year is the “One hour basket” by Hearts and Bees. It is a free pattern on Craftsy that you can whip up in just an hour!! It is such a simple pattern, that it would be perfect to use large scale prints, or use scraps to give a “scrappy” look, or even inset fun mini blocks! All you need is a little over a half yard of fabric. (The pattern asks for heavier weight fabric, but this can be avoided by using a heavy interfacing). A recommendation I learned over the weekend is to use Flex-Foam, or Soft and Stable to really make the basket stand up perfectly!!
In order to participate, you must obtain a Craftsy account (all it takes is an email address and password…no personal info) and then download and print the tutorial! And for those of you who have never used Craftsy, they just require you to put the pattern in your cart and then checkout to download it. Here is the direct link to the tutorial:
The basket is due at the December meeting. We will be using blue tickets to complete the swap, so no need to conceal it. Go forth, sew, and have fun!! Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sophia's Way and Christmas for Kids

We have two new charity avenues that we are asking guild members to participate in.  First is to donate a Twin size quilt to The Sophia Way.

"Assisting Women from Homelessness to Indepence"

This is a homeless shelter that helps women through each step to get off the street.  When a woman enters the overnight shelter program she gets a cubicle (for dignity & privacy) as well as a quilt that she can keep as she graduates out of the program.   The quilt is hers to keep.  The shelter offers other services like meals, laundry, phone & internet access, lifeskills, and helping ladies get additional services & aid that is available to them.  They also have a halfway house for these women to transition to.  More information about Sophia's Way can be found here:

If you have a TWIN size quilt you would like to donate, please bring them to the November meeting.  Heather North will be taking them up to Bellevue to deliver them.  Pillowcases and matching pillows are also welcomed.

Christmas for Kids

Honnah Simms has asked for donation to the Grays Harbor Christmas for Kids.  They are looking for doll quilts 15" x 15" to be given (along with a doll & handmade doll bed) to kids in the area that would not have a Christmas otherwise.   Do you have any lonely blocks laying around?  Consider adding a border and making it into a mini quilt that a young girl can wrap around her baby doll.

Want more ideas?  Tina found this website with an easy pattern. Please bring these to the November meeting too.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Michelle Wilkie Class

This is a reminder that the SSMQG class,
Modern Quilt Design: Every Day Inspiration,
put on by Michelle Wilkie is taking place this 
Saturday, October 15th @ 10am.

This is a fee class that includes a sack lunch.  If you have not yet paid your fee or need information on supplies to bring to the class, please contact our guild president, Cecile, or reach out on Facebook.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sister's Shopping Spree

476 N Market Blvd, Chehalis, Washington 98532

has invited us to a private shopping event at their store on

Sunday, October 9th

4:00pm - 5:30pm

Guild members will receive 20% off, so be sure to bring your membership card with you.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Oct Stated Meeting

 Guild Meeting this week!!

Wednesday, Oct 5th
@ 6:30
Ruby Street Quiltworks
100 Ruby Street SE
Tumwater, WA  

Looking forward to seeing you at the Oct mtg.

Please remember to bring:


  • UFO showcase - bring your oldest UFO to share at our meeting
  • Hashtag blocks for QuiltCon 2017
  • Payment for Michelle Wilkie class

Sunday, October 2, 2016

September Meeting Recap

Meeting Recap

At our September meeting we proposed Bylaw amendments.  Some just to update and keep current and others to make our guild more inclusive.  Several of the bylaws were passed unanimously and 2 are being reviewed and amended per the guild's suggestions.  These last 2 will be brought before the board and voted on again at a later date before being added to our bylaws.

Quilt Con Charity Challenge 2017.  Our guild will once again be participating in the Quilt Con charity challenge.  The committee has chosen to make a floating # quilt.  Blocks are due at our October guild meeting on October, 5th.  For more information Clicky.

Sew-In schedule:
Sept. 23rd - Ruby Street- contact person: Kristy
Oct- Whalen Quilts, Centralia - Contact person: Bethany
Nov. -
Dec. 17th- TBA

Patchwork City Quilt Along- September is our last month of making blocks.  (Airport & Skyline). Once all your blocks are completed you can start sewing your quilt tops together.

Paint Chip Swap- we had a fabulous time exchanging our paint chip swap mini quilts.  The members all did a fabulous job creating quilts for their fellow members.

Our member showcase was Heather North.  She talked about her quilt journey and how the desire to quilt bloomed inside her.  Most of her quilts have been given away, so she shared quilt tops that were in her UFO's and quilts that had been given to her.

Quilts for Pulse.  Our guild was able to collect enough hearts to make & send 2 quilts to be donated to the Pulse project.

We also collected blue hearts for a quilt to be give to our local police station. Our guild loves to give back to our community both near and far.

Yet another guild charity quilt.  It was a big month for charity quilt finishes!

As always, we had sew-n-show where everyone has the chance to share the projects they've been working on.