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!!