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, 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

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Sew In

Sew-In Saturday

November 19th, 2016

@Canvas Works

525 Columbia St SW, Olympia, WA 98501


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.