We had a great August meeting. Here’s what you missed if you weren’t able to join us.
We are still planning our first in-person meeting in September. However, because of the ever-changing conditions of the pandemic, we will pivot back to online, if needed. If we are able to meet in-person, we will do so following any current CDC guidelines and Quilt in a Day store policies. At the moment masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Please note that in-person meetings will begin an hour later at 12:00pm.
Timna Tarr returned for a virtual Q&A session. We discussed map plans and she shared so many wonderful examples of her maps and how to implement them. You are still welcome to take her online Map Making with Fabrics online course directly with Timna. You can take the course at your convenience (currently a course purchase gives you access to the course through June 30, 2022) and she welcomes questions both within the online platform as well as over email.
We are also excited to announce an in-person workshop with Laura Loewen of Quilt Fort Co.! The Ruler Free Finger Paints workshop will be held Saturday, October 16th at Quilt in a Day from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The cost is $80 for members which includes workshop and lunch. Members can register here. If we don’t fill all spaces with members, we will open it at $100 to non-members in September.
3rd Quarter Challenge – Zero Waste
Our 3rd quarter challenge: Zero Waste Quilting is going strong! We are challenging you through September to use something that you used to throw in the trash in a productive way. You can use your materials however you would like, whether you make art, start a new project, repurpose materials or start a “hiding place”. Remember to use the hashtag #sdmqgzerowaste so we can see what you are working on! Please see our dedicated blog post for more information and additional resources on Zero Waste Quilting here. If you share what you made or are working on during the September meeting, you will be eligible for prizes!
We are currently supporting Just in Time (JIT) for Foster Youth’s My First Home Program for our 2nd trimester’s charity drive, which ends in August. 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. All of the block packets have been returned and are being sewn into tops. Interested in helping quilt one of the group projects or one of the quilt tops in our charity closet? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org We always need help at this stage of the process, so if you have bandwidth to help, we would love it! Beginners welcome!
Kristyn also gave an update on our QuiltCon 2022 Community Outreach Challenge project. The FPP packets have all been handed out but if you are interested in helping with background blocks, please send Kristyn an email! We are going to keep our design a secret from public eyes for now, but it’s an ‘explosive’ idea using these striking challenge colors:
As a reminder, blocks for the QuiltCon Challenge quilt are due back at the September meeting either in person or can be mailed to the address on your block instructions.
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 email@example.com
Membership and Swag Pins
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
As usual, we got to see some beautiful work from our members during the August Sew and Tell. Judy L showed us her map work in progress:
Angela D. shared her thoughtful and touching memory quilt:
And Karen J. showed off her collage project using the famous “Military Gold” thread:
Coming Guild Events
Finally, here are some dates and events to remember.
Next Guild Meeting: Sunday, September 12th at 12:00 at Quilt in a Day to be followed by a handwork stitch and sew. No sewing machines, please due to capacity constraints. Please note the time change.
Written By: Jen Collins
Posted By: Kristyn Jansen