Friday, November 10, 2017

November Sew In

November Sew In 
Saturday November 11th
Whalen Quiltworks
404 S Tower Ave Centralia WA 98531

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

November Stated Meeting

Our November stated meeting is:

Wednesday, November 1st

@Ruby Street Quiltworks

Please Bring:

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

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Stated Meeting

Our October stated meeting is:

Wednesday, October 4th

@Ruby Street Quiltworks

Please Bring:

Sew & Show

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Upcoming Events

Friday Sept. 22
Sew-In at Ruby Street 4-8
Binding Demo with Barb from 4-5

Saturday Sept. 23
Destash Bash at Vista Village 10-4

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Improv Flower Class

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.

September Meeting Recap

SSMQG minutes 9/6/17

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.

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.
Nominations for 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,
Charity 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.

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.
Sept 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 the pattern.
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 little show.


SHOWCASE by Amy (with a 5-minute movie of her presenting a quilt to Makhosi Cindy in South Africa)

Sunday, September 3, 2017

September Stated Meeting

Our September stated meeting is:

Wednesday, September 6th

@Ruby Street Quiltworks

Please Bring:

Sew & Show

Monday, August 28, 2017

September Swap Information

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!

Link to Kara's Pinterest board of ideas Here

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Improv Flower Class Information

Improv Flower Block
Mathew Boudreaux
Sunday, Oct 22nd   1-5pm 
Vista Village Community Ctr   3300 Carpenter Rd SE Lacey, WA 98503 

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 mm rotary 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.

Here's the link in Etsy. 
The coupon code is improvflower2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

August Sew In

Our next Sew In will be:
Saturday August 26
Annie's Quilt Shoppe
  2505 Olympic Hwy N #220, Shelton, WA 98584

Dianne will be giving a FMQ demo from 11-12
 Contact Cecile if you have any questions:)

Friday, July 28, 2017

August Stated Meeting

Our August stated meeting is:

Wednesday, August 2nd

@Ruby Street Quiltworks

Please Bring:

Favorite Color Swap (2fq's in your favorite color, and a small treat, wrapped)
This is a random swap😄

Your finished quilt, or any progress you've made on the QAL

Sew & Show

Thursday, July 20, 2017

July Sew In

Our next Sew In will be:
Saturday July 22
Whalen Quiltworks
  404 S Tower #5, Centralia, Washington 98531

 Contact Cecile if you have any questions:)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Stated Meeting

Our July stated meeting is:

Wednesday, July 5th

@The Capitol Campus, sunken gardens

Tonight's meeting will be a potluck style picnic, bring quilts to sit on.

At the end of the meeting there will be a quilt photo shoot around the Capitol grounds. 

Sew & Show

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Scrappy Slabs Class List

The class list for the Scrappy Slabs class with Heidi Sheneberger can be found here.

Class is Saturday, June 24th from 10-4 at Vista Village

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Charity blocks options

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!

MQG colors:

Block Options:

Blocks will be 10.5 inch squares

Urban Chicken block directions found here 

 Important note: The directions given make a 12 inch block. Cut your fabric to 3in squares to get a 10.5in square block.


Tri-Rec rulers will be available to use at the meetings. (Thanks Kathy and Diane😊)

Finished blocks are due at, or before, the September meeting.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

May Meeting Review

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
*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
*Thurston 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, etc.
*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: 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.
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.