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

Registration, workshop

Libs Elliott Workshop Registration

We are so excited to be hosting a Libs Elliott workshop on Sunday, December 9 at Quilt in a Day, San Marcos. This will be a full day workshop; 9am-4pm.

Here’s the description from Libs herself:

Embrace the Chaos – An Exercise in Controlled Randomness

Using only paper and pencils – no computers required! – I will walk students through a series of worksheet exercises that mimic the programming language I use to generate my quilt patterns. By using controlled elements in a random way, each participant will end up with a unique quilt pattern layout – no two Chaos Quilts are the same!
As a group, we’ll discuss design flow and tweak our individual layouts. Then we’ll cut fabrics and work on piecing our designs, using provided block-building instructions. At the end of the class, each participant will leave with her/his own random geometric quilt design and will have the knowledge required to complete the project at home.
1 Full-Day Session allows time for drafting, design and initial block construction. Level: All Levels

Just Like Heaven 2015

At this time, we are accepting registration from dues-paying SDMQG members. If there are still seats available, we will open the workshop up to the entire quilting community in the next few weeks.

There are 20 seats available for this workshop, at a cost of $100, which will include a catered lunch.

Registration is easy and uses our two step registration system:

1. Register yourself here.

2. Pay for your workshop by Venmo (@sdmodernquiltguild), PayPal (, or by cash or cheque to a board member. Please note that you are not considered to be registered until we have received payment. Spots are non-refundable unless filled by the waitlist.


VP of Geographic Outreach

We voted to amend our bylaws and include a VP of Geographic Outreach at our meeting yesterday. The person filling this position would be in charge of setting up social activities in regions of the county that are not where the guild meets for regular meetings (currently San Marcos). Cohni Corazon has expressed interest in being nominated to fill the position at our elections in October. Until then, the executive board has appointed her to the position.

quilt show

News from the San Diego Quilt Show!

Time to sign up and volunteer for a two to four hour shift and get in free!
Check the website to sign up.

Think about a sponsorship for as low as $50. Have a ribbon named after you, get an ad in the program and website etc.

Classes are filling fast so check now and make your plan.

And a reminder: DEADLINE for entries is July 15th so let’s flood that show with our quilts.

AND, the guest artist for next year has just been signed and they make very contemporary quilts so I think many of our members will like that. More details soon.