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Holiday Swap!

Annual Holiday Mini Quilt Swap
December 2, 2018
Highland Hills Winery

How the Swap works –
Everyone who would like to participate must compete the information sheet below and
give/send it to Sue. (sbsuebouchard@gmail.com)

These forms will be divided between all members who submitted one. Please keep the
recipient of your quilt a secret until the big reveal at our party.

Guidelines for finished Quilt
* Maximum Size 24” x 24”
* Can be square, rectangle or rounded edges
* Must be quilted and bound
* Please add a sleeve and label

*Please only use Quilt Store quality fabrics

Information Sheet
Name_____________________________________
Phone_____________________________________
Email______________________________________
What is your favorite color?
What is your least favorite color?
What fabric lines do like?
What fabric lines do you not like?
Deadline for submission- October 17, 2018 (Tuesday at midnight!)

workshop

Supplies for Weeks Ringle Class on Saturday

Hi all! Here’s a reminder about the supplies for Saturday’s class (we still have spots!)

Sewing Machine
Pedal and Power cord
Neutral Thread
Rotary cutter
6” x 12” or 4” x 14” Ruler
Fabric
Patterns are available for purchase at Quilt in a Day. Every student will need to have their own copy.

For those of you making the Call Me Crazy quilt, a 6 1/2” square ruler will be helpful.

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Still Weeks Ringle spots? What?!

Today, I thought I’d share some information about why we brought the wonderful Weeks Ringle to SDMQG!

On recommendation from several guild members, notably I-Chun and Chris B., we have heard from through the grapevine that Weeks Ringle teaches an amazing workshop class. Here’s a review of a class that the South Bay MQG had, and one from one of their members. They even write “This one comment broke through a creative wall I didn’t even realize I had.”. This is the type of feedback we have heard about her teaching; it’s not just a technique, it might change the way you approach your whole quilting adventure!

In case you’re not familiar with Weeks Ringle, her and her husband Bill Kerr founded The Modern Quilt Studio. The literally (and I mean this in the literal sense, not the millennial overemphasis sense) wrote the first book on Modern quilting. They’re pioneers!

Weeks and Bill are currently booking workshops for 2020-2021, so we would really love to see as many of your as possible take advantage of the visit in October. Here’s the link to the details for the lecture and workshop, as well as registration. Sue has ordered the patterns to Quilt in a Day an we’re getting 25% off! Score! I hope you can make it!

Party!

Holiday Party

It’s getting close to that time of year again! We are planning for our annual Holiday Party, which will take place at Theresa’s family winery again this year. We will have a potluck, games and door prizes, and of course, lots of holiday cheer!

All dues paying members should have received an evite invitation by email on September 9, 2018. If you missed it, check out this link.

Please RSVP by November 1, so that we can plan effectively. On the evite, you can also sign up for a dish to bring!

elections, Meeting, sew in

Guild Meeting

Is everyone getting excited for our guild meeting on Sunday, September 9? We are going to be joined at the end of our meeting by Erin Dollar, who is the designer of Cotton & Flax. Just in case you need some fabric enabling)

We are also having nominations for board positions. If you are interested in running and haven’t let a board member know yet, feel free to have someone nominate you on September 9!

Afterwards, we will have a sew-in!

Don’t forget to sign up for Weeks Ringle before then; we will be opening up remaining spots to the public next week.

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

 

Registration, workshop

Weeks Ringle Workshop and Lecture

We are extremely excited to announce that Weeks Ringle will be coming to SDMQG to present her lecture “Transforming Traditions: Modernism and Quilts” on Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at noon. This lecture is free for dues-paying SDMQG members and $10 for guests.

Weeks will also teach a workshop on Improvisational Piecing, which she describes below, along with a materials list. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9am-4pm at Quilt in a Day, San Marcos.

Registration is now open for SDMQG members at a cost of $100:

  1. Register here.
  2. Pay using Venmo (@sdmodernquiltguild), PayPal (jill@leinenweber.com), cash or check to any board member.

We will hold spots for those paying non-electronically only until Sunday, September 9th. After that, your spot will be given to the next person in line. We will be opening this workshop to people outside SDMQG, pending availability, on September 9th.

Improvisational Piecing
Learn different techniques for improvisational piecing and choose one to develop a new project. We’ll guide you through a strategy that will have you making design decisions as you go. Students can begin making ourCall Me Crazy or Just Passing Through quilt or a project of their choice if they already have something in mind. Our patterns and magazines all ship for free to US destinations, so please order in advance to make sure you have what you need for class.

  • Student supplies needed: sewing machine, rotary cutting equipment, an assortment of cotton quilting fabric with different values and hues (small-scale prints, tone-on-tone prints and solids work well; avoid large-scale fabrics), extension cord, thread, seam ripper, notebook or journal, and any supplies you like to have handy when quilting.
  • If students wish to make the Call Me Crazy quilt with their own fabrics, they will need 2 3/4 yards white or other field fabric, 2 1/2 yards total assorted blue (or other color) fabrics and 3/4 yards binding fabric.
  • If students wish to make the Just Passing Through quilt with their own fabrics, they will need 3 3/4 yards solid field fabric and 1 1/2 yards contrasting solid fabric for the splicing and binding fabric.
  • Facility equipment needed: tables and chairs for cutting and sewing
  • Skill level: Adventurous beginner to advanced