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Garment Sewing… What’s That All About?

Ever thought about garment sewing? Ever wonder what all those different types of fabrics are about or why a pattern designer recommends certain fabrics for a pattern? Rayon? Lawn? Double Gauze?

We’ll be holding Garment 101 after our February meeting on to talk about garment sewing and how to dip your feet into that area of sewing. We’ll be discussing different types of fabric, tools, and general information about garment sewing.

If you’re signed up or thinking about signing up for the Scout Tee class in March, this is the perfect introduction to some of the things we will be covering in that class.

workshop

Scout Tee Class

We will be having a Scout Tee class, led by guild member Kristyn Jansen on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The class will be held at Quilt in a Day from 9:30am-3:30pm. The cost of this class is $25 and lunch is not included.

The Scout is a woven t-shirt with capped sleeves and scoop neck. Fitted at the shoulders, this top falls into a loose shape below the bust.

This class will teach you foundational elements of garment sewing such as reading a garment pattern and selecting the correct size, setting in a sleeve, hemming, and bias binding.

Materials Needed:

  • Scout Tee pattern – either in an assembled PDF or paper pattern
  • Light to medium light weight fabrics such as cotton, silk, lawn, voile, charmeuse, crepe de chine or wool crepe. Extra fabric needed to match plaids, stripes or one-way design fabrics.
    • You will need between 1 2/3 and 1 7/8 yards depending on your size – see the size chart here for more information
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric Scissors or Rotary Cutter
  • Pins or Clips
  • Seam Gauge
  • Marking Tool or Pen

At this time, we are accepting registration from dues-paying SDMQG members. If there are still spots available, we will open the class up to the entire quilting community.

To sign up for the class:

  1. Register for the Scout Tee class.
  2. Make your $25 payment in full. Payment information will be available on the confirmation page after you have submitted your registration form.
Retreat

Vina de Lestonnac Retreat

Our annual retreat will be held from Thursday, June 6 – Sunday, June 9 at Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula. Space is limited for this retreat, so don’t wait to register!

Pricing and Information

Weekend Retreater:
$360 for a triple room
$450 for a double room
$595 for a single room

Registration and non-refundable $100 deposit due by February 10th. Your spot is not reserved until deposit is made.
Final balance due April 1st and is non-refundable, unless your spot can be filled by another member.

If you aren’t able to join us for the whole weekend, come spend Saturday, June 8th with us!

Saturday Sewer:
$35 for sewing and Saturday lunch
$15 additional for Saturday dinner

Payment is due by April 1st, but Saturday Sewer spots are not reserved until payment is made.

Payment for both Weekend Retreaters and Saturday Sewists may be made in person by cash or check or online through Venmo. Additional payment information will be provided once your registration form is submitted.

Registration Steps:

  1. Registration for the retreat by completing the retreat form.
  2. Make your deposit if you’re a Weekend Retreater or complete payment if you’re a Saturday Sewer in order to secure your spot.

Registration is now full for Weekend Retreaters, if you still want to sign up your name will be added to our wait list.

Registration

2019 Membership Registration

Are you interested in joining the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild?  We’d love to have you!

Here’s the easy two step system:

1. Complete the 2019 registration form.  This is important even if you have completed a previous registration form, since the form changes slightly each year and we want to make sure we have up-to-date information from you.

2. Pay membership dues ($50, or $25 after July 1) in person (cash or check), by mail or online.  Details for submitting by mail or online are provided when you submit your membership form.

Meeting, newsletter

November Minutes

San Diego Modern Quilt Guild

November 11, 2018 

Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 11 am by President ,  Stephanie Grainger.  

Guests were introduced.

2019  Board positions were announced. Voting was completed at the October meeting.

President – Jill Lombard

VP of Operations –  Pricilla Dulin

VP of Activities – Kristyn Jansen

Secretary – Sue Bouchard

Treasurer – Carrie Hanson

Geographic Outreach – Cohni Acevedo

Membership 

Member dues of $50 need to be paid by the January meeting.  Be sure to fill out the registration form on Blog.  

Corky Blanco’s Estate Sale will be held on Saturday, November 24, from 10 am – 4 pm.  It will be held at 5246 Candlelight St. in Oceanside.  Peggy Ancinec, Elizabeth O’Toole and Sharon Kuder graciously organized the event.  They are accepting cash and checks only.

Birthday Club

Pam Sadler collected all the bags for the Birthday Club Fat Quarter exchange.  Distribution will begin in January 2019.

Christmas Party

Mark you calendars! The party will be on Sunday, December 2 at Teresa’s winery, Highland Hills. (same place as last year). Please RSVP if you are coming. It will be a Potluck meal.  

We will be playing two Left, Right, Center games.  One will be with Low Volumes and the other will be any Modern Fabrics.  Bring 3 Fat Quarters of each if you would like to play.  Laura is also bringing some other fun games.

Susan Kephart is collecting member quilts to hang around the patio. 

All Christmas volunteers should be at the winery by 9 am.  

Upcoming Workshop

December 9 Libs Elliot – Sold Out

Teacher contract for future instructors is being updated for 2019.

Charity – Kirstyn Jansen

Currently we are making 50” x 60” Lap quilts for Riverside Chemo Lounge.

For 2019 the recipients are: 

January – April    Polinsky Children’s Center

May – August.     Just in Time (Children who are aging out of the Foster Care system)

Sept. – Dec.        Riverside Chemo Lounge

We will possibly be adding an ongoing Small Pouch Bags collection for toiletries. 

Jill Lombard announced several new activities  starting in 2019.

Each month we will be doing a Lotto Block Exchange.  Sue Bouchard is presenting a new block each month.  The more you make the better your chances are to win.  Instructions are distributed through the SDMQG Blog.  

Member Spotlight – A 10-20 minute presentation of quilts from one member each month.

House Demos from members will presented right after the meeting in the Studio.

The following members will be doing 2-3 hours classes next year after the regular scheduled meeting. There is no charge to members for these classes.

Alison Gurganus – Bags/Totes

Sue Bouchard – Binding

San Thompson – Save the Selvages

Kristyn Janson – Apparel

Let the board know if you have any ideas for other classes.

Raffle prizes awarded. 

Sew and Tell

Respectfully Submitted

Sue Bouchard   

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.