Sew & Show Doll quilts Quilt of Valor block for the November sew-in SSMQG color charity block Your unwanted fabric for a free exchange table A fat quarter for the Santa Rosa guild (they lost their fabric in the wildfires) Nominations for officers and committees
Heads-up for the December meeting:
Bring an antique quilt for show and tell 3 Items on a Shelf Swap Voting for officers
Spaces for the Improv Flower class on Oct. 22nd with Mister Domestic are going to be opened to non-members. If you are interested in signing up, and haven't yet, there is a Paypal button for the class in the sidebar.
NATIONAL GUILD BUSINESS QuiltCon
Challenge Quilt – the bow tie blocks that we got directions and fabric
for last month. Patti is coordinating, she’s asking for one block sewn
per directions, and another block with bits dropped out. Blocks due by
November. Instructions are very clear, it’s easy and fun to do.
LOCAL GUILD BUSINESS
Mister Domestic will be teaching his Improv Flower class Sunday Oct 22
at Vista Village, 1-5 pm, $45. (Plus $10 extra for his Etsy pattern, a
little detail we didn’t know earlier, sorry.) Signups were today, you
can also pay via Paypal on the blog. It’ll be open to the public this
week, so if you have any quilting friends, invite them! Supply lists
were handed out, but they can also be emailed. We have 10 people signed
up now, we’re aiming for 15. He says he can handle 20. So invite all
your (really nice) friends.
Destash Garage Sale Sept. 23 at
Vista Village clubhouse, 10-4. Patti is coordinating. You can sell
notions, fabrics, patterns, quilts, magazines. 60% of proceeds go to
you, 40% go to the guild. BYOcb (cash box). Anyone can sell, even
people not in the guild.
Finish Along: UFO #5 was due today, but
feel free to keep working on it! No more UFO assignments for this year
due to the onrushing Christmas holiday.
leadership positions will happen in November. We can absolutely share
positions. Oh, and if you’re not here in November, don’t be surprised
if you’re nominated to be co-something bwaaa haaaa haaaa. (Just joking.
Or am I?)
Love, prayers, and healing energy was sent to Stephanie Serrano, who has health issues now.
Swaps – 3 Items on a Shelf mini-quilt swap. It just has to have 3
items. Can be appliqued or paper pieced or whatever. Put some thought
into it – maybe take one item and roll with that (like they like baking,
you do 3 baking items), instead of 3 random unrelated things. You can
do more than 3 things if you want. Due in November. No size limit.
Kara is coordinating, and she has questionnaires. If you’re not here
and want to participate, call Kara at 208-709-2959,
quilts – keep working on the blocks in SSMQG colors, and/or the blue
half-square triangles. Details in previous minutes. Also, doll quilts,
15 or 16 inch, would be fabulous for a charity at Christmas.
CALENDAR Sew-ins, Sept. 22 (Friday) at Ruby Street, 4-8 pm. Binding demo 4-5 pm. Barb says it’s a brand new technique. No sew-in in October, we’re doing the Mister Domestic class.
Portland Quilt Show. There is a bus trip for WA Stars. Cost is $35
down and back. Leaves at 6 am, back at 8 pm, on a Thursday, spending an
entire day at the quilt show, stopping for food at the Vancouver food
court. More info on the WA Stars website. Signup has to be by Sunday.
Does not include the cost of the ticket to the quilt show.
15 lecture and trunk show, Scott Hansen from Sultan WA Blue Nickel
Studios, the Mad Color Scientist, urban folk/modern design. $10, St.
Benedict’s Episcopal Church in Lacey near Sacred Heart. Sept. 16 a
class, painted forest. Class is $50 for nonmembers, plus the cost of
WA Stars quilt show is coming up! Theme is A Starry
Starry Night. At WA Land Yacht Harbor event center in Lacey. Over 200
quilts on display, plus vendors, plus food, plus a quilt store selling
quilts, vendors for patterns, fabrics. The challenge quilts are 8
inches by 15 inches. Cost is $5. October 13-14. This is the biggest
local quilt show.
Lacey Library currently has a quilt show. The end of the month, there will also be a display of vintage sewing machines.
Also a display of quilts at Fish Tail Brew Pub. There until the end
of September. There is a wide variety of quilts on display, it’s a nice
SHOW & TELL
SHOWCASE by Amy (with a 5-minute movie of her presenting a quilt to Makhosi Cindy in South Africa)
For those of you thinking about joining the September swap "3 Items on a Shelf", here are some ideas to get you thinking about it. This swap will be a fun way for you to test your design and layout skills in order to create a custom mini quilt for your swap partner. It's gonna be so much fun!
At the Sept. meeting, anyone who wants to participate will fill out a personality card to assist your swap partner. Then you will create a mini quilt with 3 "objects" on it based on anything listed in your partner's personality card. These "items" can be appliquéd, paper pieced, or traditionally pieced, or any combination. Also, the objects don't have to be "on a shelf" either, just use your best judgement on how to tie your objects together. There are plenty of free patterns on Pinterest or Craftsy. And even more for a few bucks a pattern. There is no size limit on the mini quilt, as the patterns will probably determine your quilt size.
If you want to participate but won't be at the next meeting, let Kara know (or comment on here) and she will email you the personality quiz. See you at the September meeting!
Supply List __Improv Flower pattern from Etsy (required)..see below for Etsy link & coupon code.
__ Fabric Supplies according to pattern. __ Rotary equipment: small personal size works best, for example: 12”x 3” ruler, 18” x 12” mat, 45 mmrotary cutter w/new sharp blade. But bring what you have, no need to buy something extra. __ Sewing machine __ Thread for piecing __ Small Iron & board or mat
*Basic Sewing Supplies – any supplies you think you need to finish your project and have a successful day in class
– Sewing machine in good working order and knowledge of how to use it with power cord & foot pedal, extra machine needles, feet, bobbins, pencil/paper, tape measure, rotary equipment, seam ripper, pins, etc.
Please be courteous to other students, bring your positive attitude and learning spirit to class and leave perfumes and colds at home.
At the May meeting, Kathy and Diane introduced a new charity quilt. The plan is to put together a quilt with the colors of the MQG logo. Please use solids, or tone on tone in the MQG colors (American Made colors posted below for reference), and a white background. There are 3 block options, so make 1 (or more) of your choice!
SSMQG meeting May 3, 2017 At Ruby Street Quiltworks Our 4th anniversary! We started in 2013! Happy Birthday to us!
ICEBREAKER: Fantasy Quilt Team positions *Layouters/Designers: Patti, Teresa, Kathy, Corinne, Jenny *Piecers: Lori, Donna, Barb, Kathy, Kara, Linda, Bethany, Kate, Cecile *Quilters: Dianne, Honna, Cindy *Binders: Mary, Lynn, Terri, Amy
NATIONAL GUILD BUSINESS (none)
LOCAL GUILD BUSINESS *June snacks: Heather
*Voted to invite Mister Domestic (Matthew Boudreaux) to present a class
on weave or improv flowers. Historically, classes cost $45-$75 per
person for an all-day class for 15 people. We don’t make money on
classes, it all goes to the instructor and room rental
County Fair is August 2-6. Wed-Sun. Booth times are in 3.5 hour blocks:
10-1:30, 1:30-5, 5-8:30. This will be our third time at the fair to
show off quilts and tell people about our guild. Lori will have the
signup sheet at the June meeting. As a guild, we get a table in
the building where they show quilts to spread the gospel of modern
quilting. You don’t have to be a Thurston County resident to hang quilts
in the fair. Free entry to the fair if you work that day.
*Thurston County Fair Block Challenge. Barb says that finished size is
12.5 inches. The fair’s theme is Rudy the Hare: Have a Hare-Raising
Time at the Thurston County Fair. Approved fabric for the challenge
(you can only use that fabric, not any of your own) is at Ruby Street,
$9.95. They are fat 8ths and you have to use 4 of the fabrics for the
challenge. They can be pieced, appliqued (hand or machine), anything
goes except no beads because they’ll be machine quilted. You have to be
accurate on finished size; if they’re short, they’ll be disqualified.
You don’t get the blocks back, they are judged, then separated into
groups. Some blocks will be made into a quilt and raffled off to
support the home arts department at the fair. Others are put into
groups for drawings. Due: You can turn them in at Ruby Street before Sunday, July 23rd.
*Arts Walk Challenge quilts were returned. Best of Show/viewer’s Choice Award was Kara’s double wedding ring!!!
*Finish Along: People showed their UFO #4 progress. Woot!
*Scrappy Slab Class will be held June 24, 10-4 at Vista Village with
Heidi Sheneberger. It’s limited to 15 people. $45 will include lunch
from Merconi’s. You can do a lot with this technique: a lot of colors,
*QAL blocks were shown off and greatly admired
*Charity Quilt: We have 2 charity quilts going.
1: Due in June: half-square triangles in blue. Only blue, pale to
dark. Due in June, no designated recipient. Full directions are on the
SSMQG blog: http://www.Southsoundmqg.blogspot.com Coordinated by Bethany 2: Kathy and Diane planned a new charity quilt. Recipient isn’t yet decided.
Patterns: There are three pattern options for construction. One is the
strip blocks that Barb presented last month. Instructions will be
scanned and posted separately. Second option is the urban chicken block
done with 3 inch squares. Instructions will be scanned and posted
separately. Third option is using a Tri-Rec ruler block. Instructions
will be given out next month and they’ll also have tri-rec rulers
available if you want to cut fabric at Ruby Street. Colors: All
must use SSMQG colors, solids or reading as solids. American Made
colors will be posted, so you can match. White background. Color
numbers will be posted separately for reference. Finished size: 10.5 inches Additional info: you can do one, two, or all three patterns. Due: September meeting, or before.
CALENDAR Sew-ins: May 20, Whalen Quiltworks in Centralia, 11-4, hosted by Kara June, no sew-in because of Heidi’s class July, TBA
Cindy Todd gave the most wonderful talk about quilt backs. She had a
handout, if you missed the meeting. For example: make sure your pieced
back pieces are consistent with respect to the grain. Having half the
back laid out with the grain long, and the other half with the grain
sideways will make one of the pieces unhappily quilted, depending on how
the quilt was loaded into the longarm. This doesn’t apply to the top
of the quilt, just the back.
SHOW AND TELL!!