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2024 Guild Membership and Registration

Are you interested in joining the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild? We’d love to have you! Membership to the Modern Quilt Guild is included in your annual dues, which includes access to all the resources, webinars, and more on their website. Guild dues also go towards our various technology needs, guild programming, charity supplies, and more!

Membership dues for this year will be $55 and can be paid via Venmo or by check either in person or by mail. Dues for anyone joining July 1st or later are $30.

In order to be fully registered for the guild, please make sure to complete both of these items:

  1. Fill out the registration form. Both new and renewing members must fill out this form, as we want to make sure we have the most up to date information for you.
  2. Pay membership dues of $55 via Venmo or check made payable to San Diego Modern Quilt Guild.

Full instructions for submitting your payment are provided on the confirmation screen once your registration form has been submitted.

All monthly meetings are currently held concurrently in person and virtually over Zoom.

Please note: to be a fully registered member of the San Diego MQG, you must submit both your registration form and dues payment.

If you have any questions or need the address to send in a check by mail, please send an email to [email protected].

Meeting Notes

September 2023 Meeting Recap

We had a wonderful September guild meeting, here’s what happened in case you missed it!

It’s time for board elections once again and we had nominations for each of our board positions. As of the end of the September meeting, here’s what those nominations look like:

  • Janine Fulkerson – President
  • Candy Flory-Barnes – Treasurer
  • Dori Conboy – Secretary
  • VP Activities – Open
  • VP Operations – Open
  • New – Social Media Chair – assist Secretary with creating social media postings (Instagram, Facebook) and monitoring those outlets/answering questions

If you’re interested in filling one of the open positions or have more questions about what those positions may entail, send the board an email at [email protected].

Holiday Party Sunday, December 3rd – more specific information coming soon via email to the membership. Partners for the exchange will be sent the week after the meeting, so check your email if you signed up to be part of this activity.

Wrapped up third quarter Americana challenge – many projects inspired with red, white, blue and star motifs. Melodee shared this table runner she made among a group of projects she created for this challenge.

Suzanne with inspiration from Gee’s Bend.

There will not be a challenge for the 4th quarter.


Charity

Third Trimester (September – December) focus on Moores Chemo Center at UCSD. We will be accepting donations of lap and throw sized quilts for those individuals receiving treatment at the center.

We are looking to hold our annual charity planning meeting sometime before the November guild meeting. The meeting is open to any member who wishes to take part in the planning of our upcoming year. If you’re interested in taking part, please let our charity coordinator Kristyn know by sending an email or talking to her at a meeting.

Members – please check your email for a third trimester update email from our Charity Outreach Coordinator Kristyn for all of the details and updates on our current projects. If you didn’t receive that email, please let Kristyn know by sending an email to [email protected].


Sew and Tell

Here’s a few of the wonderful projects that were shared at this month’s sew and tell:

Pam made this bright quilt from scrappy slab blocks.

Amy shared this Halloween quilt.


QuiltCon 2024

If you’re still thinking about going to QuiltCon, don’t forget to register by November 30th to get your free 4 day show pass. Check out the QuiltCon site for more information about registering and the event itself.

Volunteering is a great way to meet other attendees and to get a behind the scenes look at the event. To sign up or get more information about volunteering, check out the QuiltCon Volunteer page.


Upcoming Events:

  • Next meeting and Scrap Swap – Sunday, October 8th at 11:30am
  • Sew-in Sunday, October 22nd 11:00am – 3:45pm
  • November Meeting – Sunday, November 12th at 11:30 am
Meeting Notes

August 2023 Meeting Recap

Below is a summary of our August 2023 meeting, and of things to come.

Reminder – Our meeting start time is now 11:30am. 

Guild Calendar/Coming Events 

Activities Calendar 2023 Meetings Sew-Ins Yearly Planned Activities 
September 10-Sep 24-Sep Board Election Nominations
October 8-Oct 22-OctScrap Swap
November 12-Nov 19-Nov
December No Meeting No Sew-InHoliday Party Dec 3rd
QuiltCon 2024 Feb 22-25, 2024, Raleigh NC

Activities 

Elections 

Nominations for board positions are needed at our September meeting. Our president, Nancy Littlefield, will term out after two years, as well as our VP Activities, Janine Fulkerson. At a minimum, please be thinking of people to fill these slots, or consider filling an open position yourself. Other positions are available if persons wish to volunteer! 

The Secretary position has historically included typical secretarial functions as well as all social media posts. We are prepared to divide this function into two positions going forward – secretary, and social media officer. 

3rd Quarter Challenge 

Our third quarter challenge, due at the Sept 2023 meeting, will be “Americana” themed. Flexibility is huge – as Americana can be whatever YOU feel it is. It does not have to be red, white and blue. Also, it can range from a quilt to a wall hanging, a table cloth or more. Americana includes wholecloth quilts to applique quilts to storytelling quilts, Gees Bend quilts, Native American quilts and more. All of these and more are part of the American tradition. 

Block of the Month 

A group of interested members meet after the regular meeting wraps up to discuss BOM. Janine is facilitating this large group, and provides email updates and information as needed. There is still time to join if anyone is interested. The pattern can be found at https://bouldermqg.com/bom-2018/ or check out the Instagram hashtag.

Sew-In August 27 – special project! 

Janine has identified a fun project for us to do at the Aug 27 sew-in. Janine will email all the fabric requirements, and she will provide the interfacing needed for the project. Reply to her email to indicate your interest so that she can purchase enough of the specialized interfacing.

Holiday Party – we have a new venue! 

Our president Nancy has secured her community clubhouse for Sunday Dec. 3. Located in Carlsbad, not far from Quilt in a Day. Mark your calendars now! 

Holiday Party Gift Exchange (Optional Participation) 

Janine has put forth a new process for the December gift exchange. Each participant will fill out a questionnaire to provide their gift maker with information helpful for a gift design or selection (gifts can be something purchased if the giver runs out of time!). Janine will send out an email to determine interest in participation. You must sign up by August end. Gifted names will be distributed by Sept 10, so that you have 2-½ months to create for your person. Gifts will be wrapped, and exchanged at the Dec 3 holiday party. The giver can choose to remain anonymous or not. Gift value is requested to be at least $25. 

SDMQG Retreat 2024 

We have reserved our spot again for next year’s retreat. It will take place from May 30 – June 2, 2024 at Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center, Temecula. It is so much fun, and a great way to get to know your fellow members better. Pencil it on your calendar! 

Guest Speaker – Danielle Coronado 

We had a delightful guest speaker at our August meeting. Danielle Coronado joined us to share her quilting story. You can check out her beautiful work at www.coronadoquiltco.com and at Instagram at @coronado.quilt.co


Charity 2023 – Kristyn Jansen coordinator 

Ronald McDonald House (January – April) 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provides a “home-away-from-home” for families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. In May we delivered 28 quilts for their patients. Thanks to all who donated a finished quilt or helped to finish up an in progress one from the guild stash. 

If you missed this donation, fear not! We usually make at least two donations during the year, as we collect quilts throughout the year for this and the other organizations we support. All sizes of quilts are accepted for Ronald McDonald House. 

Second Trimester: Just In Time (May – August) – My First Home Project 

Our second trimester (May – August) focus is Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) and their My First Home Project. JIT serves transitional youth, those 18-26, who are aging out of the foster care system. We support their My First Home Project, which helps to provide those everyday items that one needs to furnish a home, by providing throw and bed sized quilts. 

JIT Group Quilt – Tunnel Blocks For our group quilt this trimester, we made Tunnel Blocks using this tutorial from Stitched In Color. Blocks were due back by the August guild meeting (August 13) either in person or mailed back to Kristyn. 

Third Trimester: Moore’s Cancer Center (Sept – December)

We’ll be providing lap-sized quilts for patients undergoing chemotherapy. 

2024 QuiltCon Community Outreach Challenge Quilt

We have been challenged to create a quilt with symmetry using a defined color palette. Shown with Kristyn is our selected design & colors. Our design is an original pattern from Angela Dufresne.

All block kits were handed out after the Aug 13th meeting. They are basic blocks using easy paper piecing. The goal is to have all blocks returned to Kristyn no later than the September 24th sew-in, preferably by Sept 10th guild meeting. Our goal is to use the Sept 24th sew-in as a group effort to sew together our QuiltCon quilt. 

Help Needed!!!! – Tops available for quilting 

The guild has a backlog of donated tops that are in need of quilters to turn them into finished quilts. Quilting does not need to be fancy and this is a great way to practice free motion quilting or getting used to a new long arm. Quilt tops of all sizes are available and we can provide batting, backing fabric, and/or binding fabric upon request. If you would like to help, please email the sdmqgcharity gmail or talk to Kristyn at a meeting. 

Special Charity opportunity – Gently Hugged 

www.gentlyhugged.org 

Our contact and point person for this charity is Shelly Hoffman, [email protected] This effort is providing blankets and quilts for babies in need via social workers and nurses. This organization hands out about 60 care packages a month. Dimensions maximum – 45” x 30” 

No religious prints, sports prints, holidays, etc. 

Special Charity opportunity – Cat Beds (Hadley Mendoza-Miklos)

We’ve donated 128 cat beds to date! Save your fabric scraps, batting, threads, and use all that debris as stuffing for much appreciated (by the cats) cat beds. Give our landfills a break, as well as the cats! 


QuiltCon 2024, Feb.22-25, Raleigh NC 

Volunteers Needed 

Our own Kristyn Jansen is the manager of volunteers for QuiltCon – from preparation before opening to the tear down at the end. Please consider signing up for a time slot or two, or more, to help make QuiltCon a success. A single slot of volunteering can be as short as two hours, and you get a Volunteer t-shirt! Check your emails from The MQG for more details.

Registration 

Registration for Modern Quilt Guild Members opened August 15! 


Questions? – please email board at [email protected]

2023 Board Members 

PresidentNancy Littlefield
SecretaryDori Conboy
TreasurerCandy Flory Barnes
VP OperationsMichelle Hodgson
VP ActivitiesJanine Fulkerson

Written By: Dori Conboy

Posted By: Kristyn Jansen

Meeting Notes

July 2023 Meeting Recap

We were so happy to meet up once again. Below is a summary of our July meeting and of things to come. 

NEW MEETING START TIME! 11:30am 

Starting at 11:30 am instead of 12 noon allows for more time after our meetings conclude for sewing time! It worked out beautifully. 

Our Guild newsletter will now be published quarterly instead of monthly. Our guild president will continue to send out an informative monthly email. 

Guild Calendar/Coming Events 

Activities Calendar 2023 Meetings Sew-InsYearly Planned Activities
JulyJuly 9July 23
August Aug 13Aug 27Rummage Sale
September Sept 10 Sept 24Board Election Nominations
October Oct 8Oct 22Scrap Swap
November Nov 12Nov 19
DecemberNo MeetingNo Sew-InHoliday Party Dec. 3

Holiday Party – we have a new venue! 

Our president Nancy has secured her community clubhouse for Sunday Dec. 3. Located in Carlsbad, not far from Quilt in a Day, it looks like a wonderful facility. Mark your calendars now! 

SDMQG Retreat 2024 

We have reserved our spot again for next year’s retreat. It will take place from May 30 – June 2, 2024 at Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center, Temecula. It is so much fun, and a great way to get to know your fellow members better. Pencil it on your calendar!

3rd Quarter Challenge 

Janine announced that our third quarter challenge, due at the Sept 2023 meeting, will be “Americana” themed. Flexibility is huge – as Americana can be whatever YOU feel it is. It does not have to be red, white and blue. Also, it can range from a quilt to a wall hanging, a tab 

Janine provided an excellent presentation to help spur our design juices. Americana includes wholecloth quilts to applique quilts to storytelling quilts, Gees Bend quilts, Native American quilts and more. All of these and more are part of the American tradition. 

Block of the Month 

A group of interested members meet after the regular meeting wraps up to discuss BOM. Janine is facilitating this large group, and emails updates and information as needed. The pattern can be found at https://bouldermqg.com/bom-2018/ or check out the Instagram hashtag.

The first BOM’s were shared with our group. Nice work! 


Charity 2023 – Kristyn Jansen coordinator 

Ronald McDonald House (January – April) 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provides a “home-away-from-home” for families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. In May we delivered 28 quilts for their patients. Thanks to all who donated a finished quilt or helped to finish up an in progress one from the guild stash. 

If you missed this donation, fear not! We usually make at least two donations during the year, as we collect quilts throughout the year for this and the other organizations we support. All sizes of quilts are accepted for Ronald McDonald House. 

Second Trimester: Just In Time (May – August) – My First Home Project 

Our second trimester (May – August) focus is Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) and their My First Home Project. JIT serves transitional youth, those 18-26, who are aging out of the foster care system. We support their My First Home Project, which helps to provide those everyday items that one needs to furnish a home, by providing throw and bed sized quilts. 

JIT Group Quilt – Tunnel Blocks 

For our group quilt this trimester, we will be making Tunnel Blocks using this tutorial from Stitched In Color. Blocks can be made at home using your own fabrics or you can pick up a kit at a guild meeting. For these blocks, we will be sticking with the same gradient style as in the tutorial (dark center out to a light outside), but feel free to create your gradient between shades of the same color, within a set of colors, or between different colors. If you’re unsure if you have a gradient (or close to one), a great way to check your values is to take a picture of what you’re working on and then edit it to be in greyscale. A lot more fabrics are more of a medium tone than you realize! 

General guidance for fabric colors is to stick to blender types of fabrics so that the overall color can be read and avoid fabrics that have multiple colors within one print. Blocks are due back by the August guild meeting (August 13) either in person or can be mailed back to Kristyn.

For the blocks, please follow the cutting/sewing directions on the blog post and use a standard 1/4″ seam allowance. Several people worked on these blocks during the guild retreat in June so we’re off to a good start already!

2024 QuiltCon Community Outreach Challenge Quilt 

The theme and palette have been announced for this year’s challenge quilt (check this link for all the details and specifics) and we have been challenged to create a quilt with symmetry with colors from the following palette: 

A design from one of our members has been selected for our QuiltCon quilt. Kristyn will be emailing details to our members. Fabric has been ordered. The goal is to have block kits available ASAP, and all blocks returned to Kristyn no later than the September meeting. They are basic blocks using easy paper piecing. 

Help Needed!!!! – Tops available for quilting 

The guild has a backlog of donated tops that are in need of quilters to turn them into finished quilts. Quilting does not need to be fancy and this is a great way to practice free motion quilting or getting used to a new long arm. Quilt tops of all sizes are available and we can provide batting, backing fabric, and/or binding fabric upon request. If you would like to help, please email the sdmqgcharity gmail or talk to Kristyn at a meeting. 

Special Charity Opportunity – Gently Hugged 

www.gentlyhugged.org 

Our contact and point person for this charity is Shelly Hoffman, [email protected] This effort is providing blankets and quilts for babies in need via social workers and nurses. This organization hands out about 60 care packages a month. Dimensions maximum – 45” x 30” 

No religious prints, sports prints, holidays, etc. 

Special Charity Opportunity – Cat Beds (Hadley Mendoza-Miklos)

We’ve donated 128 cat beds to date! Save your fabric scraps, batting, threads, and use all that debris as stuffing for much appreciated (by the cats) cat beds. Give our landfills a break, as well as the cats!


QuiltCon 2024, Feb. 22-25, Raleigh, NC 

Volunteers Needed 

Our own Kristyn Jansen is the manager of volunteers for QuiltCon – from preparation before opening to the tear down at the end. Please consider signing up for a time slot or two, or more, to help make QuiltCon a success. A single slot of volunteering can be as short as two hours and you get a Volunteer t-shirt! Look for signups to open in September.

Registration 

Registration for Modern Quilt Guild Members opens August 15. Study your class options and be ready when registration opens! Make sure you know your MQG login ahead of time and be sure to read all emails from The MQG that you receive as they have lots of information about the registration process. If you have any questions about registering for QuiltCon, please direct them to [email protected].


Questions? – please email board at [email protected] 

2023 Board Members 

President – Nancy Littlefield
Secretary – Dori Conboy 
Treasurer – Candy Flory Barnes
VP Operations – Michelle Hodgson
VP Activities – Janine Fulkerson

Written By: Dori Conboy

Posted By: Kristyn Jansen

Charity, Meeting Notes

June 2023 Meeting Recap

We were so happy to meet up once again, after a two month pause for Easter and Mother’s Day. Below is a summary of our meeting and of things to come. 

NEW MEETING START TIME!

Per a vote of the membership in attendance, we are going to start our monthly meetings at 11:30 am instead of 12 noon. This will allow for more time after our meetings conclude for sewing time! See you at 11:30am on July 9th. 

Activities 

Holiday Party – we have a new venue! 

Our president Nancy has secured her community clubhouse for Sunday Dec. 3. Located in Carlsbad, not far from Quilt in a Day, it looks like a wonderful facility. Mark your calendars now! 

SDMQG Retreat 2024 

We have reserved our spot again for next year’s retreat. It will take place from May 30 – June 2, 2024 at Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center, Temecula. It is so much fun, and a great way to get to know your fellow members better. Pencil it on your calendar! 

3rd Quarter Challenge 

Janine announced that our third quarter challenge, due at the Sept 2023 meeting, will be “Americana” themed. Flexibility is huge – as Americana can be whatever YOU feel it is. It does not have to be red, white and blue. Also, it can range from a quilt to a wall hanging, a table runner, a clothing item, etc – whatever Americana item you made and wish to share. 

Block of the Month 

A group of interested members met after the regular meeting wrapped up to discuss a potential BOM. Janine is facilitating this large group, and will email updates and information as needed. It was agreed that everyone would come to the July meeting with a completed first block. The pattern can be found at https://bouldermqg.com/bom-2018/ or check out the Instagram hashtag for more inspiration.

Postcards, Scrappy blocks! 

Our first and second quarter challenges resulted in many creative items, and we had excellent participation. We collected a lot of scrappy blocks for a charity quilt, and several participated in the postcard exchange. Good results all around!

Monthly Member Spotlight 

Kristi Schmits was our June spotlight speaker, and she shared decades of her quilting results with us. She started out young – at age 12 – sewing clothing, and it just grew from there!


Charity 2023

Ronald McDonald House (January – April) – Update!

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provides a “home-away-from-home” for families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. In May we delivered 28 quilts for their patients. Thanks to all who donated a finished quilt or helped to finish up an in progress one from the guild stash. 

If you missed this donation, fear not! We usually make at least two donations during the year, as we collect quilts throughout the year for this and the other organizations we support. All sizes of quilts are accepted for Ronald McDonald House. 

Second Trimester: Just In Time (May – August) – My First Home Project 

Our second trimester (May – August) focus is Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) and their My First Home Project. JIT serves transitional youth, those 18-26, who are aging out of the foster care system. We support their My First Home Project, which helps to provide those everyday items that one needs to furnish a home, by providing throw and bed sized quilts. 

JIT Group Quilt – Tunnel Blocks 

For our group quilt this trimester, we will be making Tunnel Blocks using this tutorial from Stitched In Color. Blocks can be made at home using your own fabrics – all pre cut kits have been claimed. For these blocks, we will be sticking with the same gradient style as in the tutorial (dark center out to a light outside), but feel free to create your gradient between shades of the same color, within a set of colors, or between different colors. If you’re unsure if you have a gradient (or close to one), a great way to check your values is to take a picture of what you’re working on and then edit it to be in greyscale. A lot more fabrics are more of a medium tone than you realize! 

General guidance for fabric colors is to stick to blender types of fabrics so that the overall color can be read and avoid fabrics that have multiple colors within one print. Blocks are due back by the August guild meeting (August 13) either in person or can be mailed back to Kristyn.

For the blocks, please follow the cutting/sewing directions on the blog post and use a standard 1/4″ seam allowance. Several people worked on these blocks during the guild retreat earlier this month, so we’re off to a good start already! 

2024 QuiltCon Community Outreach Challenge Quilt 

The theme and palette have been announced for this year’s challenge quilt (check this link for all the details and specifics) and we have been challenged to create a quilt with symmetry with colors from the following palette: 

As this is termed as a community project, we are working on this as a whole group (or with as many people that want to contribute). We discussed at the meeting if this is something we want to move forward with and the general consensus was that we want to create a quilt together.

We are looking for possible designs or ideas that can be turned into a quilt design from the membership. As this is designed to be a group quilt, we need your input and help to make it happen. We’re hoping to have a design finalized and ready for the July meeting so that we can get working on the actual quilt. Designs and/or ideas need to be sent to Kristyn by June 26th so there’s time to discuss and share before the July meeting.

Help Needed!!!! – Tops available for quilting 

The guild has a backlog of donated tops that are in need of quilters to turn them into finished quilts. Quilting does not need to be fancy and this is a great way to practice free motion quilting or getting used to a new long arm. Quilt tops of all sizes are available and we can provide batting, backing fabric, and/or binding fabric upon request. If you would like to help, please email the sdmqgcharity gmail or talk to Kristyn at a meeting. 

Special Charity Opportunity – Gently Hugged 

www.gentlyhugged.org 

Our contact and point person for this charity is Shelly Hoffman, [email protected] This effort is providing blankets and quilts for babies in need via social workers and nurses. This organization hands out about 60 care packages a month. Dimensions maximum – 45” x 30” 

No religious prints, sports prints, holidays, etc. 

Again, please work this through Shelly Hoffman directly, and not through Kristyn. 

Special Charity Opportunity – Cat Beds (Hadley Mendoza-Miklos)

We’ve donated 128 cat beds to date! Save your fabric scraps, batting, threads, and use all that debris as stuffing for much appreciated (by the cats) cat beds. Give our landfills a break, as well as the cats!


Coming Guild Events 

Next Sew-In: Sunday, June 25th at Quilt in a Day – 11am-3:45pm 

Next Meeting: Sunday, July 9th at 11:30am at Quilt in a Day (with Zoom viewing option). Stay after the meeting for sew-in time. *Please note the new start time*

Questions? – please email board at [email protected]


Written By: Dori Conboy

Posted By: Kristyn Jansen

Meeting Notes

February 2023 Meeting Recap

We had a very well-attended meeting on February 12th. If you weren’t able to join
us or just need a reminder of all that was covered, here you go!

Membership Renewals!
Approximately 100 people have registered for the 2023 guild year. If you haven’t
completed registration yet, please do so AS SOON AS POSSIBLE as our chapter’s
2023 membership roster is due to the MQG in March. Be sure you return both your
payment of $50 and your registration form so that we can complete your
membership renewal properly with the MQG. Please also take a few minutes and
provide us with your feedback so that the board can help make this guild the best it
can be!

Activities

Holiday Party – new venue needed

We are in need of a new venue for our December party. If you know of a possible
location or have an idea, please let the board know as we want to secure something
sooner than later. Thank you!

Scrappy Quilts – February meeting

Hadley Mendoza Miklos held a special breakout session after our February meeting
about turning almost any pattern into a ‘scrappy’ quilt. It was so informative!

Survey results!

Janine presented survey results from an input of approximately 70 members.

  1. Majority voted to continue with catering for our holiday party (as opposed to
    potluck). The Guild will try to fully support the catering if financially feasible.
  2. Quarterly challenge or BOM? The results are basically 50-50!
    a. Quarterly challenge due April – use scraps to create a 12-1⁄2 finished
    block (or several blocks if desired). Any pattern, any color, any design.
    These can be put into a quilt, made into a pillow cover – whatever!
    b. BOM – those wishing to participate in BOM can meet up after the
    March meeting OR wait until Janine is back for the April meeting.

Monthly Member Spotlight

We are still seeking volunteers for 2023. Currently we have presenters for March
and April, but other months are still open. We can accommodate all types of
presentations and you are always welcome to share the spotlight with a friend!
Please talk to Janine or email the board if you are interested in signing up for any
spots this year!

March UFO Swap

Bring those unfinished or unwanted works in process to our March meeting. We will
have a UFO swap after the meeting.

Charity

Ronald McDonald House (January – April)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provides a “home-away-from-home”
for families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions
at local hospitals. We will be supporting them by donating quilts for their Welcome
Bags that every family receives as well as donating quilts for other needs as they
arise at the House. We will be accepting all sizes of quilts for this trimester’s
project.

Group Quilt: Black and White/Solid Plus

For our group quilts this trimester, we will be making these nine patch blocks using
solids and black and white prints. If you’d like to participate, you will have the
option of making blocks from your stash or to pick up a kit at a meeting (or mailed
to you upon request). Block kits or those sewn from your stash are due back by the
March guild meeting.

Blocks are made up of:
4 – 3.5” solid squares (all the same color)
5 – 3.5” B/W squares (all same ground color, as shown in the photo)
Sew with 1⁄4” seam allowance, blocks should be 9.5” unfinished
Arrange squares in a nine patch with the solids in the corners and the B/W prints in
the center plus. Sew and press as desired.

Tops available for quilting

The guild has a backlog of donated tops that are in need of quilters to turn them
into finished quilts. Again, quilting does not need to be fancy and this is a great way
to practice free motion quilting or getting used to a new long arm. Quilt tops of all
sizes are available and we can provide batting, backing fabric, and/or binding fabric
upon request. If you would like to help, please email the sdmqgcharity gmail or talk
to Kristyn at a meeting.

Special Charity opportunity – Gently Hugged

www.gentlyhugged.org
Our contact and point person for this charity is Shelly Hoffman, [email protected]
This effort is providing blankets and quilts for babies in need via social workers and
nurses. This organization hands out about 60 care packages a month.
Dimensions maximum – 45” x 30”
No religious prints, sports prints, holidays, etc.
Again, please work this through Shelly Hoffman directly, and not through Kristyn.

Upcoming Guild Events

Next Meeting: Sunday, March 12th at 12:00 pm at Quilt in a Day (with Zoom
viewing option). Stay after the meeting for UFO swap and sew-in time.

Next Sew-In: Sunday, March 26th at Quilt in a Day – 11am-4pm

Please Note: There will not be meetings in April (due to the Easter holiday/QIAD being closed) and May (Come for the Mother’s Day sew-in)

Questions? – please email board at [email protected]


Written By: Dori Conboy

Posted By: Kristyn Jansen

Charity, Meeting Notes

January 2023 Guild Meeting Recap

Our first meeting of the year was held on January 8th. If you weren’t able to join us or just need a reminder of all that was covered, here you go! 

2023 Board

President: Nancy Littlefield

VP of Activities: Janine Fulkerson

VP of Operations: Michelle Hodgson

Treasurer: Candy Flory Barnes

Secretary: Dori Conboy

Membership Renewals!

If you have not renewed your membership for 2023, please do so as soon as you can. Be sure you return both your payment of $50 and your registration form so that we can complete your membership renewal properly with the MQG. Please also take a few minutes and provide us with your feedback so that the board can help make this guild the best it can be! Janine will be collating the results of the inputs, and will present them at our February meeting.

Activities

Holiday Party – new venue needed

After several years at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista, we are in need of a new venue for our December party. If you know of a possible location or have an idea, please let the board know as we want to secure something sooner than later. Thank you!  

Scrappy Quilts – February meeting

Hadley Mendoza Miklos will be speaking with us at our February meeting about turning almost any pattern into a ‘scrappy’ quilt. She will be bringing some of her examples. Don’t miss this!

January 22nd Sew-in – Lanyards with Hadley Mendoza Miklos

Hadley will be leading us through a lanyard making mini workshop on Sunday, January 22 during our sew-in time. We will have hardware for your use but we recommend bringing your favorite scraps. This should be fun! Remember to bring your sewing machine too! The sew-in runs from 11-4 at Quilt in a Day.

June – Postcard swap

Janine our Activities VP will provide more details as we get closer, but start thinking about what your postcard quilt might be like. So many possibilities! 

Monthly Member Spotlight

We are still seeking volunteers for 2023. Currently we have presenters for March and April, but other months are still open. We can accommodate all types of presentations and you are always welcome to share the spotlight with a friend! Please talk to Janine or email the board if you are interested in signing up for any spots this year! 

January’s Member Spotlight featured our longtime member Susan Kephart! We so enjoyed hearing her quilting story and seeing her spectacular quilts.


Charity

Upcoming for 2023

The charity committee met recently and decided we are continuing the support for Ronald McDonald House, Just in Time for Foster Youth’s My First Home program, and the Moores Cancer Center. We do not currently have a year-long project set up.

Ronald McDonald House (January – April)

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provides a “home-away-from-home” for families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. We will be supporting them by donating quilts for their Welcome Bags that every family receives as well as donating quilts for other needs as they arise at the House. We will be accepting all sizes of quilts for this trimester’s project.

Group Quilt: Black and White/Solid Plus

For our group quilts this trimester, we will be making these nine patch blocks using solids and black and white prints. If you’d like to participate, you will have the option of making blocks from your stash or to pick up a kit at a meeting (or mailed to you upon request). Block kits or those sewn from your stash are due back by the March guild meeting.

Blocks are made up of:
4 – 3.5” solid squares (all the same color)
5 – 3.5” B/W squares (all same ground color, as shown in the photo)
Sew with 1⁄4” seam allowance, blocks should be 9.5” unfinished

Arrange squares in a nine patch with the solids in the corners and the B/W prints in the center plus. Sew and press as desired.

QuiltCon Community Outreach Challenge Project: Color Shift

Our quilt is now complete and has been quilted by member Judy LaVine. Moonglow will be on display at QuiltCon.

Year-long Women’s Resource Center Project

Women’s Resource Center – The call was put out for 33 bed or large size throw quilts to cover all 33 beds of the center’s emergency shelter, and our final number supplied was 46!!!! We cannot thank everyone enough who participated in this drive in all capacities. We could not have achieved this without you! Look for a wrap up post about this to be shared soon!

Tops available for quilting

The guild has a backlog of donated tops that are in need of quilters to turn them into finished quilts. Again, quilting does not need to be fancy and this is a great way to practice free motion quilting or getting used to a new long arm. Quilt tops of all sizes are available and we can provide batting, backing fabric, and/or binding fabric upon request. If you would like to help, please email the sdmqgcharity gmail or talk to Kristyn at a meeting.

Special Charity opportunity – Gently Hugged

www.gentlyhugged.org

Our contact and point person for this charity is Shelly Hoffman, [email protected]

This effort is providing blankets and quilts for babies in need via social workers and nurses. This organization hands out about 60 care packages a month.

Dimensions maximum – 45” x 30”

No religious prints, sports prints, holidays, etc. 

Again, please work this through Shelly Hoffman directly, and not through Kristyn.


QuiltCon 2023

QuiltCon is being held in Atlanta, GA on February 23-26, 2023. Kristyn (who is the QuiltCon volunteer manager) gave us some information about the volunteer opportunities available to all. Shifts are as little as 2 hours, but you get some big perks if you can be a Super Volunteer (16 hours over the course of the entire event). Sign up here

Coming Guild Events

Next Sew-In: Sunday, January 22nd at Quilt in a Day – 11am-4pm

Next Meeting: Sunday, February 12th at 12:00 pm at Quilt in a Day (with Zoom viewing option). Stay after the meeting for sew-in time. No sign-ups required. 


Written By: Dori Conboy

Posted By: Kristyn Jansen

Registration

2023 Guild Membership and Registration

Are you interested in joining the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild? We’d love to have you! Membership to the Modern Quilt Guild is included in your annual dues, which includes access to all the resources, webinars, and more on their website. Guild dues also go towards our various technology needs, guild programming, charity supplies, and more!

In order to register as a guild member:

1. Complete the 2023 registration form.  Both renewing members and new members need to complete the form. Our form changes slightly each year and we want to make sure we have the most up-to-date information from you.

2. Pay membership dues ($50, or $25 after July 1) online via Venmo (preferred) or via check (made out to San Diego Modern Quilt Guild) by mail or in person.  Details for submitting payment are provided when you submit your membership form.

Please note: to be a fully registered member of the San Diego MQG, you must submit both your registration form and dues payment.

All monthly meetings are currently held concurrently in person and virtually over Zoom.

Questions? Email the board at [email protected]

fundraising, holiday party, Meeting Notes

November 2022 Meeting Recap

Our last meeting of the year was held on November 13th. If you weren’t able to join us or just need a reminder of all that was covered, here you go! 

Elections!!

Elections are final! And we even had a member step up to fill the empty Secretary position. The 2023 board will be:

President: Nancy Littlefield

VP of Activities: Janine Fulkerson

VP of Operations: Michelle Hodgson

Treasurer: Candy Flory Barnes

Secretary: Dori Conboy (Thank you, Dori!!)

Membership Renewals

We will be launching our dues renewal campaign shortly. Be sure you return both your payment of $50 and your registration form so that we can complete your membership renewal properly with the MQG. Please also take a few minutes and provide us with your feedback so that the board can help make this guild the best it can be!

Activities

Holiday Party

Our 2022 holiday party will be held on December 4th at 11:30 at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista. There will be lunch (please RSVP by November 30th), games and we will be drawing for this year’s opportunity quilt! We will also be hosting a brown bag swap of a handmade item. If you make something, you take something! Please see the holiday party RSVP email for more details!

4th Quarter Challenge: Gifts!

We wrapped up our 4th quarter challenge with a select presentation of holiday gifts in the works, including a lovely zippered pouch made by Jill and tissue cozies made by Stephanie! 

Special December Sew-in

Because of the holiday party and when Christmas falls this year, our last sew-in of the year will take place during our regular meeting time on December 11 from 11-4 at Quilt in a Day. It’s a perfect time to finish up all of your last minute gifts! No sign-ups required. We look forward to seeing you there!

Looking Ahead to 2023

Coming events include a lanyard sew-along on January 22nd and a scrappy quilt breakout session on February 12th. More details to come.

Monthly Member Spotlight

We are currently seeking volunteers for 2023. Remember, you can make this presentation work for you! We can accommodate all types of presentations and you are always welcome to share the spotlight with a friend! Please talk to Janine or email the board if you are interested in signing up for any spots next year! 

November’s Member Spotlight featured our new Secretary, Dori! We enjoyed seeing the evolution of this engineer turned quilter and her spectacular quilts.

Charity

Charity Planning Meeting

The charity committee met recently and decided to continue to support the three quarterly focused organizations we are supporting this year (Ronald McDonal House, Just in Time for Foster Youth’s My First Home program, and the Moores Cancer Center). We do not currently have a year-long project set up, but placemats for Meals on Wheels was suggested at the meeting. We will look into that opportunity and report back with more details if it is selected.

Current Charity Drive

We are currently in the middle of our third trimester drive of 2022 (September – December) supporting the Moores Cancer Center. We are asking for lap and throw-sized quilts (at least 50×60” or larger). Block kits have all been handed out for the group quilt project and were due back at the November meeting.

QuiltCon Community Outreach Challenge Project: Color Shift

Our quilt top is now complete and has been handed off to member Judy LaVine for quilting. We can’t wait to share it with you all! 

Donation Update!

Kristyn was able to make a recent donation of 38 quilts to Ronald McDonald House, bringing our year total to 83 so far!! And 15 quilts were also recently donated to JIT! 

Year-long Women’s Resource Center Project

Speaking of donations, it was turn-in day for our year-long project supporting the Women’s Resource Center. The call was put out for 33 bed or large size throw quilts to cover all 33 beds of the center’s emergency shelter. At the start of the meeting 32 quilts had already been turned in and show and tell revealed a parade of many more finished quilts, including the third SDMQG team quilt and the SDMQG group quilt (plus we know there are a few more out there)! Kristyn will provide the final count for this drive at the holiday party, but you guys have been amazing!! We cannot thank everyone enough who participated in this drive in all capacities. We could not have achieved this without you!

If you still need to turn in a quilt, please contact Kristyn ASAP to make arrangements as we’re planning to make the donation soon.

Tops Available for Quilting

The guild has a backlog of donated tops that are in need of quilters to turn them into finished quilts. Again, quilting does not need to be fancy and this is a great way to practice free motion quilting or getting used to a new long arm. Quilt tops of all sizes are available and we can provide batting, backing fabric, and/or binding fabric upon request. If you would like to help, please email the sdmqgcharity gmail or talk to Kristyn at a meeting.

Opportunity Quilt

As in prior years, we are raising money for Feeding San Diego by selling tickets to bring home our 2022 Quiltcon Community Outreach Challenge quilt: Big Bay Boom (Fail). An email was sent out to all members with details on how to buy tickets. Please share this with your family and friends or anyone you think might be interested in supporting this fundraiser. Tickets are $10 each and the winning ticket will be selected at the holiday party on December 4th. You do not need to be present to win.

Keep tagging your charity makes (in-progress or finished objects) with #sdmqgcharity on Instagram so everyone can see your contribution!


QuiltCon 2023

The final day to register for your free QuiltCon show pass is November 30th. QuiltCon is being held in Atlanta, GA on February 23-26, 2023. All members can go to the show for free, but you need to register by this date or you will need to pay the daily rate to enter. Additionally, Kristyn (who is the QuiltCon volunteer manager) gave us some information about the volunteer opportunities available to all. Shifts are as little as 2 hours, but you get some big perks if you can be a Super Volunteer (16 hours over the course of the entire event). Sign up here

Scrap Swap!!

Oh boy did we have a great turn out for the scrap swap! So much great stuff and all of the leftovers went to our local area Girl Scouts and our cat bed project.


Sew and Tell

November’s Sew and Tell had a theme of cleaning out and turning in! A couple spotlight projects included: 

The third SDMQG team WRC quilt:

Our SDMQG group WRC quilt: 

And Jill’s amazing paper pieced eye-spy quilt:


Coming Guild Events

Finally, here are some dates and events to remember:

Next Sew-In: Sunday, November 27th from 11-4 at Quilt in a Day – No sign-ups required!

Holiday Party: Sunday, December 4th at 11:30am at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, lunch will be provided. RSVP by 11/30!

Special December Sew-In: Sunday, December 11th from 11-4 at Quilt in a Day – No sign-ups required!

Next Meeting: Sunday, January 8th at 12:00 pm at Quilt in a Day (with Zoom viewing option). Stay after the meeting for sew-in time. No sign-ups required. 


Written By: Jen Collins

Posted By: Kristyn Jansen

Charity, Meeting Notes

October 2022 Meeting Recap

We held our October meeting on Sunday, October 9th. Here’s the short and sweet version of what we covered: 

Elections!!

Elections are being held electronically and have been emailed to all members. Please cast your ballot today. No one volunteered for the Secretary position. However, because this is a mandatory position, Janine has offered to switch to the Secretary position instead of VP of Activities if someone else doesn’t volunteer. If you are interested in serving as the board Secretary for 2023 (which at a minimum is responsible for taking notes at the board and general meetings), please email the board as soon as possible. Otherwise, the board will do its best with the volunteers who have already stepped up to help the guild next year.

Activities

Scrap Swap

Our annual scrap swap will be held directly after the November meeting. Bring anything you want to share with your fellow guildmates.

4th Quarter Challenge: Gifts!

Our current challenge is to share what you are making for holiday gifts this year. This can be anything you are currently making and plan to give this holiday season – it does not need to be holiday themed! Please share your gift making projects at the November meeting for a chance to win a prize!

Holiday Party

Our 2022 holiday party will be held on December 4th at 11:30 at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista. There will be lunch (RSVP requests will go out after the November meeting), games and we will be drawing for this year’s opportunity quilt! We will also be hosting a brown bag swap of a handmade item. If you make something, you take something! More details to come!

Monthly Member Spotlight

We had the pleasure of learning more about the quilting journey of our new-er member, Kelly Crittle! We are SO glad her love for modern quilting has blossomed and we are excited to see what else is to come!

Next month, we will be featuring Dori Conboy and we are seeking members to share their work for the January to March 2023 meetings. Please talk to Janine or email the board if you are interested in signing up for any spots next year!


Charity

Current Charity Drive

We are currently in the middle of our third trimester drive of 2022 (September – December) supporting the Moore’s Cancer Center. We are asking for lap and throw-sized quilts (at least 50×60” or larger). Block kits have all been handed out for the group quilt project and are due back at the November meeting.

Year-long Women’s Resource Center Project

27 of the 33 goal quilts have already been turned in and 4 more were turned in at the October meeting! Quilts are due at the November meeting unless you have already made other arrangements with Kristyn. 

Charity Planning Meeting

Kristyn has tentatively scheduled the charity planning meeting for Saturday, November 5th. An email will go out to those who have participated in the past, as well as to anyone who indicated they were interested in helping with the charity program in their membership questionnaire. Final meeting date and time will be based on those who respond to that email.

QuiltCon Community Outreach Challenge Project: Color Shift

At the October sew-in (October 23th from 11-4 at Quilt in a Day) we will be working on assembling the quilt top. Please come if you would like to help. No sign-ups required. If you have any block packets, please return to Kristyn as soon as possible. We also need a quilter to quilt this project. It doesn’t need to be fancy. Please let Kristyn know if you would like to do the quilting. 

Tops available for quilting

The guild has a backlog of donated tops that are in need of quilters to turn them into finished quilts. Again, quilting does not need to be fancy and this is a great way to practice free motion quilting or getting used to a new long arm. Quilt tops of all sizes are available and we can provide batting, backing fabric, and/pr binding fabric upon request. If you would like to help, please email the sdmqgcharity gmail or talk to Kristyn at a meeting.

Keep tagging your charity makes (in-progress or finished objects) with #sdmqgcharity on Instagram so everyone can see your contribution!


Special Guest: Sandra Chandler

We hosted Sandra for an inspiring trunk show and lecture about denim quilts. She showed us her beautiful work and let us know that she will be teaching at the upcoming Stitches West event in Pasadena in November as well as Road to California in January. She will be giving two lectures at Quiltcon in Atlanta in February. Be sure to check her out!! 


Sew and Tell

October’s Sew and Tell was beautiful! A couple spotlight projects included: 

The lovely finished group quilt benefiting the WRC project shared by Laurie M.:

Our guest, Fran’s fabulous bearpaw thrift shop shirt quilt: 

Connie’s beautiful square quilt she is making as a gift:


Coming Guild Events

Finally, here are some dates and events to remember:

Next Sew-In: Sunday, October 23rd from 11-4 at Quilt in a Day – No sign-ups required!

Next Meeting: Sunday, November 13th at 12:00 pm at Quilt in a Day (with Zoom viewing option) with Scrap Swap! Stay after the meeting for sew-in time. No sign-ups required. 

Holiday Party: Sunday, December 4th at 11:30am at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, lunch will be provided.


Written By: Jen Collins

Posted By: Kristyn Jansen