Meeting Notes

June Meeting Recap

Summer has started off with a bang! We had a great June meeting despite being without our fearless leader. If you couldn’t join us, here’s what we covered. 

Coming Events

We are offering a special trunk show and course event with Timna Tarr. She will be giving her virtual Flying Colors Trunk Show on Sunday, July 11, 2021 after the business meeting. Timna will introduce us to her beautiful work, including her map quilts! Members are then invited to take Timna’s Map Making with Fabrics online course directly with Timna. You will be able to take the course at your convenience. We will reconvene with Timna for a virtual Q&A session on Sunday, August 8, 2021 after the business meeting. Feel free to join if you have specific questions, plan to take the class, or just want to listen in. To register for the Map Making with Fabrics class, please visit Timna’s website via the link above. The cost is $35 for the course. The trunk show and Q&A sessions are free to members. Guests can join us for $5 (please Venmo the guest fee to @sdmodernquiltguild). Email us at if you have any questions!  

2nd Quarter Challenge – Nine Patch

We wrapped up the 2nd quarter challenge by seeing some lovely examples of nine-patch blocks and nine-patch variations. One beautiful example was Angela D.’s beautiful nine-patch leaders and enders project:

Jen C. worked on a scrappy bear paw quilting bee project:

And Kenza C. showed us quite a few lovely blocks from an on-going project, including these:


Kristyn gave us an exciting update that we have donated 33 quilts to the Ronald McDonald House so far this year (with another donation coming soon)! You guys are amazing and we couldn’t help this many kids without your generous support. THANK YOU!

We are currently supporting Just in Time (JIT) for Foster Youth’s My First Home Program for our 2nd trimester’s charity drive. JIT helps transition 18-26 year olds who live in San Diego County and have spent time in the foster system. We support their My First Home project, which helps to supply items for an individual’s first home. For this trimester, we will be accepting throw and bed sized quilts, approximately 50”x60” and larger.

Kristyn has designed a beautiful group project for our guild JIT donation. Packets have been distributed and due back to Kristyn the week of the July meeting (no later than July 16th). Please email if you have any questions!

Finally, have a quilt that doesn’t fit with this trimester’s drive? No worries! All of your beautiful and generous guilt donations are always welcome. Any charity questions or requests for supplies can be sent to Kristyn at

Membership and Swag Pins

Please email if you need your two membership pins or to purchase one or both of our adorable SDMQG spirit pins for $6/each or $10/both.

Sew and Tell

Our members brought an incredible collection of gorgeous projects to show off for this month’s Sew and Tell. Highlights included Meghan D.’s striking version of the Flame Seeker pattern by Lillyella Stitchery:

Suzanne A. has outdone herself with her colorful assortment of potholders for our potholder drive:

And Connie S. is working on this lovely Plaidish (tutorial by Kitchen Table Quilting) as a donation quilt for the JIT drive!

Coming Guild Events

Finally, here are some dates and events to remember. 

Next Sew-in: Sunday, June 27th from 11-1 on Zoom!

Next guild meeting: Sunday, July 11th at 11 on Zoom to be followed by the Timna Tarr trunk show.

Zoom links will always be sent via email.

Written By: Jen Collins

Posted By: Kristyn Jansen