Our July meeting took place on Sunday, July 10th. We kept the business meeting short and sweet so we had plenty of time for our Member Spotlight presentation and the Rummage Sale! If you couldn’t join us, here’s what we covered:
3rd Quarter Challenge: Summer!
Our current challenge is to make something inspired by summer. You can make anything you would like from a mini quilt to a bag. Show off your creation and inspiration at the September meeting.
Save the Day – Laura Hartrich August 13th at 11 on Zoom
We will be hosting a Zoom lecture by Laura Hartrich on quilt labels and documenting your quilt’s journey. This lecture will be free to all members and $10 to guests. We will send a registration email as we get closer to the date.
Workshops in the Works
We wanted to provide the update that we have some workshop and lecture opportunities in the works and very nearly finalized. As soon as the contracts have been signed and all of the details ironed out we will be spilling the beans.
We had a great turnout for the rummage sale. There were so many amazing deals to be had and some members left a little lighter and some left a little heavier!
Monthly Member Spotlight
Sheri Knox shared with us her creative journey that led her to the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild. As an active maker, it was wonderful to see her progression into quilting and her discovery of modern quilting. And now we are all a little inspired to look into the annual Tiki Oasis!
We started off strong with several donations of completed cat beds. Keep them coming and your fiber trash out of the landfill! We have donated fabric available to make the outside of the beds if you would like some. When you are done, turn them in to Hadley for donation.
Current Charity Drive
For our second trimester of 2022 (May – August), we are supporting the Just in Time for Foster Youth’s My First Home Program assisting young adults who are aging out of the foster care system and establishing their first apartments. We are asking for throw quilts and bed quilts to donate to the program.
The disappearing nine-patch group quilt kits are due back to Kristyn by the August meeting. Note: all of the block kits for this project have been claimed.
Year-long Special Project: Women’s Resource Center
We have now received 17 completed quilts towards our special year-long quilt drive to support the Women’s Resource Center’s emergency shelter. Everyone is doing amazing work and we are so proud of our members and their commitment and drive to reach our goal of 33 (or more!) twin-sized bed quilts.
The WRC rail fence group project is also off to a good start. All of the kits have been handed out, so we are now looking for members to use their scraps or stash to help finish up the blocks needed for the quilt top. As a reminder, we are asking for blocks that are at least 11” square sewn with strips of one color. Each block should be one of the WRC colors (i.e. it should read as one color). If you have a lot of navy, make a navy block. Lots of light blue? Make a light blue block. Use what you have! Blocks are due back to Jen by the August meeting. Here is an example of four scrap blocks:
The Women’s Resource Center helps to serve women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault. Our goal is to provide quilts for all of the 33+ beds in the shelter. We are asking for twin sized or large throw quilts in the color scheme below so that they will coordinate at the facility. The deadline for finished quilts is the November meeting. Details of the project have been emailed out to members and can be read in this blog post.
QuiltCon Community Outreach Challenge Project: Color Shift
Our charity coordinator, Kristyn, gave us an update on the plan for our contribution to the 2023 Quiltcon Community Outreach Challenge that resulted from last month’s planning meeting. It’s a good one! We decided to go with the teal to lime green color range. More details will be forthcoming but as usual we will be asking for as many people to contribute toward this quilt as possible. There will be opportunities available for all skill levels and time commitments, so there should be something for everyone who wants to help. You can read more about this year’s theme of “Color Shift” and see the available color palettes here.
Keep tagging your charity makes (in-progress or finished objects) with #sdmqgcharity on Instagram so everyone can see your contribution!
Sew and Tell
July’s Sew and Tell ran the gamut of styles and colors, including:
Suzanne’s stunning temperature quilt:
Meli M’s never-again puff quilt:
And Judy L’s slashed sampler:
Coming Guild Events
Finally, here are some dates and events to remember:
Next Sew-In: Sunday, July 24th at 11:00 am at Quilt in a Day.
Laura Hartrich Zoom Lecture: August 13th at 11:00 AM on Zoom
Next Meeting: Sunday, August 14th at 12:00 pm at Quilt in a Day.
We will continue to offer a Zoom viewing option for the foreseeable future as an option for those who can’t make it to our in-person meetings. Watch for each meeting’s Zoom link in our monthly newsletter emails.
August Sew-In: Sunday, August 28th at 11:00 am at Quilt in a Day.
Written By: Jen Collins
Posted By: Kristyn Jansen