Charity

Quilt Donations for Wildfire Relief Efforts

In response to the wildfires occurring in California, several organizations are collecting quilts to be given to those effected by the wildfires. Eternity Quilt Events is collecting quilts to be donated to those impacted by the Camp Fire in Northern California. Sewing Arts Center in Santa Monica is also collecting quilts that will be donated to those impacted by the Camp Fire as well as those impacted in Southern California by the Woolsey Fire.

We will be collecting quilt donations at this Sunday’s (11/25) sew-in at Quilt in a Day, as well as at our holiday party on 12/2 that will be sent off to help with these relief efforts. Quilts can be dropped off with Kristyn at these two events and if you have any further questions, please email her at sdmqgcharity@gmail.com.

More information about the Eternity Quilts Effort can be found here.

quilt show

San Diego Quilt Show Sew-In

We’ve been given the opportunity to hold a sew-in at the San Diego Quilt Show, which is happening from September 20-22 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Show times: Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 9am-4pm.

You will need to commit to the days (or half days) that you want to come to the sew in, in order to have your space reserved. Sign ups will be open until September 12th. The entrance fee will be waived for the first six people that commit to sewing each day. A half day option will be available if you only are able to sew for part of the day.

Feel free to bring your own project or to work on blocks for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt project. As part of the sew-in, we’ve been asked to highlight our charity efforts, so we will have information about the charities that we currently support as well as examples of what we’re currently working on for our charity project. We will also be spreading the word about quilting and guilds in general.

Chairs, tables, and power will be provided, but you will need to bring any other supplies that you use to sew (machine, iron, ironing surface, cutting tools, ect.). A SDMQG moderator will always be present in the sewing area, so you will be free to go walk around and see the show as well.

To sign up for the sew-in, or if you have any further questions, email Cohni Corazon at cohni@hotmail.com

 

Charity

2019 QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge

In case you haven’t heard, this upcoming QuiltCon’s Charity Challenge theme is to use small piecing. While the whole quilt does not need to be made up of all small pieced blocks, it should be the main focus. For more information about the challenge, check out the QuiltCon website.

        

We have planned out the guild’s quilt for this challenge and are raising our own challenge to guild members as well. We are challenging every member to contribute to the overall quilt design by creating one block. You are certainly welcome to contribute as many as you’d like!

For this challenge we are using Kona colors in the following palette:

Blocks for the quilt must finish at 5” or smaller and may use up to two colors from the color palette above. The background will be made up of only the White and Bone colors, while the main parts of the quilt will use the other five colors. Blocks can be created using any method – EPP, traditional piecing, FPP, improv, ect.

Fabric for these blocks will be made available starting at the August meeting, but you may also feel free to use your own fabric if you have these colors available. All blocks will need to be returned to Kristyn no later than the October meeting, so that we have time to assemble the top and get it quilted before the deadline. If you would like to make a block (or to return a completed block), but are not able to make a meeting or sew-in, please email Kristyn and we will try to make arrangements.

More information to be discussed at the upcoming meetings!

Need some block inspiration? Check out these links:

Free Patterns:

Raspberry Kiss Block

Wombat Quilts Mini Quilt Blocks

Quilting Company’s Bitty Block Series

Dear Jane FPP Patterns

Paid Patterns:

Scrappy Triangles

Alison Glass/Giucy Giuce FPP Mini Series